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Title: 4 new promos will be revealed in the next 4 days
Post by: Wildhorn on August 07, 2014, 11:08:04 AM
http://www.arcanewonders.com/arcane-wonders/mage-wars-gen-con-promos

3 creature and 1 enchantment.

One of the creature is an Griffin, holy creature.

One creature is a Manticore with clearly a quick attack (claw or jaw), a full attack (probably the sting) and a ranged attack (wtf?), arcane and dark creature

The last creature is imo the ManBearPIg ;) , nature creature

The enchantment seem to either give or reduce armor + something else, nature enchantment.
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Post by: blackirishguilt on August 07, 2014, 11:10:34 AM
A Griffin?!?!  More Apes?!?!  A FREAKING MANTICORE?!?!!?

*passes out from excitement*
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Post by: NerdGuy on August 07, 2014, 11:50:57 AM
While it does look like some sort of Ape, I'm secretly hoping its a Honey Badger.
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Post by: Cnoedel on August 07, 2014, 12:10:11 PM
The enchantment looks like a better rhino hide and obviously it generates armor and is nature.

The Griffin seems to be a bit boring, without many special effects :(

I am courious about the manticores attack and the HONEY BADGERs ability
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Post by: sIKE on August 07, 2014, 12:30:10 PM
The enchantment looks like a better rhino hide and obviously it generates armor and is nature.

The Griffin seems to be a bit boring, without many special effects :(

I am courious about the manticores attack and the HONEY BADGERs ability
I am excited about the Griffin 8)
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Post by: Laddinfance on August 07, 2014, 12:30:55 PM
While it does look like some sort of Ape, I'm secretly hoping its a Honey Badger.

But Honey Badger don't care...
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Post by: sIKE on August 07, 2014, 12:32:26 PM
While it does look like some sort of Ape, I'm secretly hoping its a Honey Badger.

But Honey Badger don't care...
Just as long as its not Honey Bobo...I don't care ;)
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Post by: Cnoedel on August 07, 2014, 12:41:48 PM
Hagrid Meme:

>should not have googled that, should not have googled that

honey booboo to me is like america in a nutshell :D
(No I have no predjudice and this is not meant to be offensive)
Title: Re: 4 new promos will be revealed in the next 4 days
Post by: sIKE on August 07, 2014, 12:47:17 PM
Hagrid Meme:

>should not have googled that, should not have googled that

honey booboo to me is like america in a nutshell :D
(No I have no predjudice and this is not meant to be offensive)
I understand your thinking, but know that most of us here grimace whenever she pops up.
Title: Re: 4 new promos will be revealed in the next 4 days
Post by: Wildhorn on August 07, 2014, 12:50:04 PM
The enchantment looks like a better rhino hide and obviously it generates armor and is nature.

The Griffin seems to be a bit boring, without many special effects :(

I am courious about the manticores attack and the HONEY BADGERs ability

The griffin has a huge text. I bet it does something very special. Allow to transport soldier creature to ride on its back?
Title: Re: 4 new promos will be revealed in the next 4 days
Post by: blackirishguilt on August 07, 2014, 12:54:54 PM
http://www.arcanewonders.com/arcane-wonders/mage-wars-gen-con-promos


The last creature is imo the ManBearPIg ;) , nature creature



My Facebook post clearly states it is the PLATAManBearPig....note the flattened tail appendage.   ;)

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Post by: Cnoedel on August 07, 2014, 01:03:17 PM
Oh true, the Griffin has text, did not see that, thanks!
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Post by: Boocheck on August 07, 2014, 02:08:17 PM
My guess is Brutal Beaver! :)
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Post by: Jon.Ambriz on August 07, 2014, 03:23:13 PM
I'm definitely liking the promos that are coming, and I have to agree: that third one is definitely a PlataManBearPig  :D

But, that manticore having a ranged attack?! Yep, you devs have definitely outdone yourself in terms of awesomeness.
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Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 07, 2014, 03:39:31 PM
The Nature creature seems to have a tail so maybe it's a mutated tree sloth? Do sloths have tails? Super stoked about the Griffin, I would assume the text under it says Flying.
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Post by: Wildhorn on August 07, 2014, 03:46:43 PM
Next nature creature I want to see is a billy-bumbler :)
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Post by: blackirishguilt on August 07, 2014, 03:48:46 PM
Oy!  Or how about a Jiggle Billy? Commence the jigglin'!

(http://i.imgur.com/4aVUyKl.gif)
Title: Re: 4 new promos will be revealed in the next 4 days
Post by: Toxziq on August 08, 2014, 01:14:06 PM
Hi Everyone,

The image of Rhino Hide, in both the distorted preview and the update this morning, are incorrect.  The correct images, and the reveal of Bear Strength is correct and online currently. 

I am VERY sorry for any confusion or churn this caused, and as some astute people may have caught, the image for Rhino hide was inaccurate as well, as the costs were wrong.  Probably a good tip off that wouldn't be the promo we'd be giving out but I wanted to clear things up.

Here is today's revealed card:

(http://www.arcanewonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Bear-Strength.png)
Title: Re: 4 new promos will be revealed in the next 4 days
Post by: Lord0fWinter on August 08, 2014, 01:16:47 PM
Thanks Tox! I should have looked at the distorted image and realized they weren't the same.

I'll go ahead and remove said picture of Rhino Hide so nobody gets confused.
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Post by: Toxziq on August 08, 2014, 01:20:52 PM
No worries, we posted the wrong images so it's our fault.  Just wanted to clarify with everyone.
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Post by: blackirishguilt on August 08, 2014, 01:29:19 PM
Thanks for the update.  Art is fantastic and that flavor text is top notch.  I want to Bear up a Goblin Grunt now.  And I will love him and hug him and name him Torkk.   ;D
Title: Re: 4 new promos will be revealed in the next 4 days
Post by: isel on August 09, 2014, 02:48:37 PM
Alternative picture of bear strengH, ? Well i hope weŽll see more alternate pictures but, iŽm sorry for this, i prefer the old picture...sorry.

Maybe in the next pack weŽll have a alternateve teleport xd, i need one more xd. and would be fantastic have more with alternate pictures.
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Post by: Wildhorn on August 09, 2014, 03:31:17 PM
I know we are weekend... but where is the 2nd card?
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Post by: Toxziq on August 09, 2014, 03:56:47 PM
2nd Card is up... literally... in the air... it's a bird... not... it's.... a GRIFFIN!

(http://www.arcanewonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Victorian-Griffin.png)
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Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 09, 2014, 04:08:50 PM
Now that, that is one REAAAALLLLYYYY scary bird. I can see a few ways around it but man that thing is nasty. Really going to help cement Holy as the premiere choice for solid defensive strategy.
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Post by: AsianChexMix on August 09, 2014, 04:12:00 PM
...I think something is wrong with me...I am so amazed at it's feathers and how the bird looks...yes, the card is pretty awesome as well but...that bird...why is it so well groomed?!

Yes, I know I'm weird!
Title: Re: 4 new promos will be revealed in the next 4 days
Post by: baronzaltor on August 09, 2014, 04:20:05 PM
As a Holy Avenger he has 20 health... assuming you have the twenty someodd mana to do so.
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Post by: Laddinfance on August 09, 2014, 04:31:02 PM
...I think something is wrong with me...I am so amazed at it's feathers and how the bird looks...yes, the card is pretty awesome as well but...that bird...why is it so well groomed?!

Yes, I know I'm weird!

Victoria is the capital of Westlock. This griffin is from there. So I can only conclude that there is a royal griffin grooming plan in place.
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Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 09, 2014, 04:42:28 PM
Baron that would be REALLY neat to do if you could spare the mana lol.

Laddinface I think perhaps frivolous spending on things like "griffin grooming" maybe why Westlock is so hard pressed to defend themselves against outside threats like Darkfenne, Bloodwave, Ivarian, etc. Of course the church does seem to save some money on wardrobe for their Priestess class so maybe they could pitch in a little more cash.
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Post by: Laddinfance on August 09, 2014, 04:45:56 PM
I like the think that "Griffin Grooming" is the kind of public service you get your local "westlock scouts" to do.
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Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 09, 2014, 05:10:26 PM
That really seems like a job where you got two categories of employees: Master Griffin Groomer and New Griffin Food.
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Post by: Boocheck on August 10, 2014, 01:57:22 AM
That really seems like a job where you got two categories of employees: Master Griffin Groomer and New Griffin Food.

I must ruminate, if Peter Griffin will be in the first group or the second.

For a moment, i was holding breath, if this creature is an animal or not. Thank god, it is just a best holy avenger :)
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Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 10, 2014, 02:23:07 AM
Ha! Could you imagine the laughs you'd have if he was an animal and you made him your Pet Griffin? Oh man that'd be a laugh riot. Lol since it's just a promo there's still time to change it before it shows up in a set so I say we all promise to be very good til Christmas and maybe they'll add the Animal Keyword in for us lol.
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Post by: Boocheck on August 10, 2014, 02:43:56 AM
There is lot of holy stuff lately (healing ring, Elf High Guard, Elrics Life Ring) which could/should make it into Paladin X Siren. But also, it will make hyping (positive) before lunch much more difficuilt if we know lot of cards already.

I feel that i will start playing priestess next year again :)
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Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 10, 2014, 04:47:21 AM
I already have working Beast Master(Straywood) and Necromancer books. I'm tinkering on a Wizard(Air), Warlock(Anvil Throne) and Warlock(Adramelech) books as is. I need another spell book like I need another head on my shoulders lol. Still check with me again when the Paladin comes out.
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Post by: Toxziq on August 10, 2014, 10:18:49 AM
Card #3... The Dragonclaw Wolverine!

(http://www.arcanewonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Dragonclaw-Wolverine.png)
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Post by: ringkichard on August 10, 2014, 11:43:12 AM
Silverclaw, you wanted an animal to make a pet?   8)
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Post by: jacksmack on August 10, 2014, 11:58:32 AM
why no subclass besides animal ? :(
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Post by: DevilsVendetta on August 10, 2014, 12:39:07 PM
I can't remember, but what does Rage mean?
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Post by: Lord0fWinter on August 10, 2014, 12:45:06 PM
I can't remember, but what does Rage mean?

"When wounded, this creature becomes extremely vicious and aggressive. Each time it is attacked and damaged by an enemy creature, place a Rage token on it. It cannot have more than X Rage tokens on it. It gains the Melee +1 trait for each Rage token on it. Each time it heals or regenerates, remove 1 Rage token. If it has no damage on it, remove all Rage tokens."
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Post by: Laddinfance on August 10, 2014, 01:25:43 PM
why no subclass besides animal ? :(

Because technically a wolverine is a weasel. Right now there are no abilities which key off of "weasel" and the already printed animals that would fit in that family, do not have a secondary subtype.

Also, weasel makes it sound less awesome than it really is ;-).
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Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 10, 2014, 01:32:57 PM
Yeah ringkichard I could make that a pet couldn't I? Being a wolverine I wish it had a Doublestrike attack called "Berserker Barrage!" That's a neat little animal.
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Post by: Laddinfance on August 10, 2014, 01:48:07 PM
Yeah ringkichard I could make that a pet couldn't I? Being a wolverine I wish it had a Doublestrike attack called "Berserker Barrage!" That's a neat little animal.

Why not "Tornado Claw"?
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Post by: Boocheck on August 10, 2014, 02:33:25 PM
NICE! Another defensive oriented creature and with Rage! Gorilla has a sibling now :) I will definetly make this guy a pet and see what will happen to those unlucky zombie swarms :D

hmm... rage tokens... berserker mage...

In first turn, 19 mana cost and i will have Pet Wolverine with 3 armor, 16 life and 4 attack (5 if he will guard my ....back) and believe me, you dont want so make him angry... you will not like him when he is angry... :D

This creature is soo Beautiful!
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Post by: isel on August 10, 2014, 04:51:45 PM
This spoiler give us another time a old question.. żWhen weŽll see a frost attack? xd xd When the frost -x or +x trait will be useful? ....and for me...When iŽll see more plants xd (level 1 if its possible ) xd?

Another fantastic creature, When will be released?
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Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 10, 2014, 05:01:28 PM
Isel by now I'm hoping Frost is the most horrific spell type in the game. I would assume we'll see it in Paladin v Siren as it's probably water related.
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Post by: Ganpot on August 10, 2014, 09:10:49 PM
I would assume we'll see it in Paladin v Siren as it's probably water related.

My assumption would be that we won't see it in PvS, or that it will be little more than a teaser.  As far as I know, Sirens don't have any connection to ice specifically (only water), and based on the upcoming Siren's appearance, she seems to be focused more on underwater creatures than ice ones. 

Then there's the talk about terrain types.  I suppose that could be referring to ice fields or icebergs, but it would make more sense if it was simply water (as fish can't function outside of water, while ice creatures presumably could). 

The Siren could dabble in both underwater and ice creatures, but based on how much hype frost has gained, I think Arcane Wonders will be releasing a pure cryomage.  Hopefully that's the next major expansion. 
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Post by: Cnoedel on August 10, 2014, 10:13:45 PM
Since she is all abut luring and controlling i can see some freeze effects in the upcoming set, but as for terrains i believe that they're mostly water-based to summon krakens and stuff :D
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Post by: kailas on August 11, 2014, 02:50:09 AM
Where could be a frozen terrain (ice), creatures could roll DO NOT SLIP roll for entering that zone, if they fail, they get knockdown condition.
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Post by: Wildhorn on August 11, 2014, 03:43:59 PM
Where is the Manticore???
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Post by: Wagnerok on August 11, 2014, 06:36:38 PM
Some things seem a little unclear about the Dragonclaw Wolverine. 

First, does he gain both Melee +1 and Armor +1 for each rage token?

Second, it say, "if he has 3+ rage tokens..."  The rules on rage say it can not have more than X rage tokens but the 3+ suggests that there can be more which would make rage more powerful.

Thoughts?
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Post by: Laddinfance on August 11, 2014, 06:56:30 PM
Some things seem a little unclear about the Dragonclaw Wolverine. 

First, does he gain both Melee +1 and Armor +1 for each rage token?

Second, it say, "if he has 3+ rage tokens..."  The rules on rage say it can not have more than X rage tokens but the 3+ suggests that there can be more which would make rage more powerful.

Thoughts?

Yes he does gain the normal bonus of Rage (Melee +1) as well as Armor +1. We left things open in the future. Right now there is no way for him to have more than 3 rage tokens.
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Post by: jacksmack on August 11, 2014, 08:30:57 PM
enchantment: Rage
Target creature gets rage +3
cost: 2 / 3

Nice :) release it.
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Post by: Toxziq on August 11, 2014, 08:54:38 PM
Sorry for the delay today guys, travelling to Gen Con so a bit slower on the draw internet wise... but he is worth the wait... today's card being revealed is...

(http://www.arcanewonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Asto-Vidatu-Angel-Slayer.png)
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Post by: Lord0fWinter on August 11, 2014, 09:11:30 PM
Perfect card for the upcoming Sorcerer that was talked about in todays Mage Wars Monday podcast. I love it, but super expensive spellpoint wise for everybody else.
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Post by: isel on August 11, 2014, 09:40:36 PM
Too expensive in mana, level points and doesnŽt have any zone attacks, for this cost maybe an attack with 6 dice or with sweeping.

The art its incredible.

I believe that when a creature cost more than 13 points would be definetively and amazing. See Iron Golem.
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Post by: Battlehamster on August 11, 2014, 10:25:28 PM
Yes it is expensive but probably for the weak ability. There are only 2 other creatures that do weak right now, Gorgon Archer and Wraith. However I would rather have the Gorgon as it is cheaper in mana, spellpoints and the regen will make it almost as hardy as this flying monstrosity.

I do like that we have manticores though. More fantasy creatures please. We need some owlbears or wererats too!
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Post by: silverclawgrizzly on August 11, 2014, 10:41:33 PM
We do not need owlbears....lol. Gnolls though I could go for, or a Djinn.
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Post by: Boocheck on August 12, 2014, 12:09:35 AM
It seems that this creature will be known as Astro or "The Manticore". I am not able to fully remeber its name but what i will remember is that when this guy enters the arena, i should kill him as fast as possible. Thx to the Weak and Cripple, he could stand toe to toe with any other living creature. Just for fun, i will do an imaginary fight with grizzly bear, Andy, Iron Golem, Wolverine, Sardonyx and Valshala. My bet is on Sardonyx and Iron Golem :)

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Post by: Bluebaron on August 12, 2014, 12:44:31 AM
This guy is a beast. I would rather not have it fight my angels. My bet would be against the iron golem. He does not have the slightest chance of winning nor fleeing. Due to Astros ranged attack he will be  slowly sliced into peaces without a chance to counterattack. A new reign has begun. Hail the new lord of the skies.
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Post by: Cnoedel on August 12, 2014, 02:41:14 AM
Yip. The Angel Slayer will not slay Angels that easy, but nevermind, he is awesome! (Weak?Cripple?Avaiable for all buffs to living creatures?)

Not sure if he is worth the money but i guess he will be helpful and a nice alternative for gorgon archer/hydra/randomfinisher in any wizard book.
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Post by: Wildhorn on August 12, 2014, 06:26:34 AM
It seems that this creature will be known as Astro or "The Manticore". I am not able to fully remeber its name but what i will remember is that when this guy enters the arena, i should kill him as fast as possible. Thx to the Weak and Cripple, he could stand toe to toe with any other living creature. Just for fun, i will do an imaginary fight with grizzly bear, Andy, Iron Golem, Wolverine, Sardonyx and Valshala. My bet is on Sardonyx and Iron Golem :)

Sorry, but only Valshala stand a chance. The others are not flying so can't touch Andy while it can shoot at them.
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Post by: Bluebaron on August 12, 2014, 06:37:39 AM
Mainly true, but sardonyx has a ranged attack and therefore can reach flying creatures.
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Post by: Wildhorn on August 12, 2014, 06:39:28 AM
Mainly true, but sardonyx has a ranged attack and therefore can reach flying creatures.
True.

But it is full action, so Andy could just run around until the mage die ;)
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Post by: blackirishguilt on August 12, 2014, 07:23:39 AM
Other than my intense desire to do a pop culture mashup and rename this guy Ashton Klandathu, he looks pretty awesome.  Arcane + Dark makes me squee. 
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Post by: Sailor Vulcan on August 12, 2014, 08:16:22 AM
Does anyone notice that his toxic spikes and poisonous stinger aren't actually poison attacks? What's up with that?
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Post by: Laddinfance on August 12, 2014, 08:22:23 AM
Does anyone notice that his toxic spikes and poisonous stinger aren't actually poison attacks? What's up with that?

If you look at most attacks that inflict poison conditions, you'll find that they are untyped damage. The spines and stinger do their own damage, before any poisons are injected. That is why they are not typed damage. We did not feel that an immunity to poison should make you resistant to this type of physical damage.
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Post by: baronzaltor on August 12, 2014, 09:23:36 AM
Id agree, the damage is more the big physical stinger poking you, and the poison effect is the "icing" on top from his venoms.
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Post by: sIKE on August 12, 2014, 09:32:29 AM
Mainly true, but sardonyx has a ranged attack and therefore can reach flying creatures.
So can guarding and the resulting counterstrike. With the Iron Golem being Poison immune you could shoot at him with spikes but with his high armor we are talking forever to kill him.
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Post by: Laddinfance on August 12, 2014, 09:34:04 AM
Yes, Asto would certainly win, but it would take forever to finish the golem off.