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Title: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 08, 2018, 10:10:35 PM
So this is a book I've been knocking around and I have to say it's probably the most fun book I've run in a long long time. To me the Araxian will always be "Big Sexy" a hard hitting man who can scrap with the best of them. Even using your average Blood Reaper he still has more like than most mages. This book is about vampires, every big man needs a good woman and this book has two:

WarlockA Warlock Spellbookbuilt by http://www.spellbookbuilder.com
Equipment1 x Dragonscale Hauberk1 x Elemental Wand1 x Enchanter's Ring1 x Fireshaper Ring1 x Hellstar1 x Leather Boots1 x Leather Gloves1 x Mage Wand1 x Tempered Faulds1 x Wychwood IronvineConjuration1 x Mana Crystal1 x TanglevineCreature1 x Blood Demon1 x Dark Pact Slayer2 x Necropian VampiressEnchantment1 x Agony1 x Akiro's Favor4 x Bear Strength2 x Brace Yourself1 x Chant of Rage1 x Cheetah Speed4 x Critical Strike2 x Demonic Bloodlust1 x Demonic Link1 x Enchantment Transfusion1 x Mongoose Agility2 x Nullify1 x Poisoned Blood1 x Regrowth4 x Rhino Hide1 x Rust1 x Theft of Life1 x VampirismIncantation2 x Dispel1 x Dissolve1 x Heal1 x Siphon Life2 x TeleportAttack4 x Fireball2 x Flameblast1 x Surging Wave
Total cost: 120 pts
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 08, 2018, 10:17:42 PM
First off, yes I know that's a lot of out of school enchantments. Bite me(hehehe bite me, vampire book) not a one of them is coming out. It's really easy to get a 7 dice 3 piercing vampire on the field this way. Throw on some armor and maybe even that Regrowth and it's just not going to die soon. I just now added the Cheetah Speed to combo with a vampire's flying ability. I'm a little light on curses and they mainly seem more focused on buffing my guys rather than hurting you. The demons are there to back of the vampires and I still hold a Dark Pact Slayer is the best blood reaper in the game, especially if you put the Regrowth or Vampirism on him. Typically Vampirism goes on me though.

Like I said earlier this book is SOOOOO much fun to play. Just when your opponent is focused on vampires you start blasting with fireballs. They have to armor up a lot to get past all the piercing I can throw down. It's also super easy to slowly buff yourself up until you're a juggernaut as well. I've had decent success with this book, it's lost a grand total of 2 matches out of like 9.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: Biblofilter on June 09, 2018, 03:18:00 AM
Ill BITE  ;D

Rather than 4x Bear Strength and 4x Critical Strike.

What would you say to:
3 x Bear Strength
3 x Critical Strike
1 x Wolfs Fury
1 x Lion Savagery

Necropian Vampiress do rock :)
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 09, 2018, 08:47:40 AM
No.  8) I can actually get extra piercing and melee from Demonic Bloodlust. Yeah it makes em Bloodthirsty...but vampires so it fits. 9 dice and 4 piercing is gonna crack open anything you want really. I might try squeezing in some type of double strike. Then Wolf's Fury would be useful.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: Puddnhead on June 09, 2018, 09:33:55 AM
I see a nature mage trying to be a dark mage.

Granted, I'm no dark mage expert or anything, but it looks like your Straywood made a pact with the devil and turned his bears into vampires.  Where's the Magebane or the Ghoul Rot?  Drain Life?  Chains of Agony for the blokes trying to run away from your uber-vampires? I'd swap the Hellstar for a Lash of Fire to synergize better with your Fireshaper Ring.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 09, 2018, 10:14:46 AM
Yeah I figured there would be a call for more curses. It's just not the way I'm going here though some may get worked in. It's actually got more buffs than my Straywood for now. I may put the lash in but the star is just so cheap.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: Coshade on June 09, 2018, 10:23:26 AM
I would trade out the heal for some drain spells
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 09, 2018, 10:48:30 AM
So the Heal is the biggest "wth" in the book I grant. Initially when I made this book I was 12 points short. So I figured "why not" and put it on a wand. I get on average two to three shots with it before it gets destroyed. Usually I'm able to save a near dead vampire with it and that's the real advantage, it lets me heal my friends at a 0-2 range. It straight up pisses people off when I do it too lol.

I'll grant the books unorthodox but that's the fun part. I could make it look like every other Araxian book out there but frankly I'm having too much fun. I'm bringing it to Origins with me for casual play.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: Obsidian Soul on June 09, 2018, 05:07:10 PM
I would actually have four Necropian Vampires and four Blood Demons, which would give me some numbers and some real hard hitters.  I would have four Rusts, since I can recycle them because they are curses, and limit the other enchantments to two copies each so I can add more curses.  I would also want two Mana Crystals and two Tangelvines, and a few more attack spells.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on June 09, 2018, 05:13:39 PM
Current number of creatures allows me to quickly engage the enemy. 8 hard casts just isn't going to happen.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: Jbuzzsaw79 on October 31, 2018, 08:03:13 AM
Have you thought about adding the academy vampire? I have tried to use her after times but she feels lack luster, I feel like if she had 1 armor it would have helped a lot.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: Puddnhead on October 31, 2018, 09:17:58 PM
Gator toughness!
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: Arkdeniz on October 31, 2018, 10:36:48 PM
I still hold a Dark Pact Slayer is the best blood reaper in the game, especially if you put the Regrowth or Vampirism on him.

I would actually put in a vote for Drokarr. For one more mana you get an attack that has a 2/3 chance of locking down an enemy creature for the foreseeable future, preventing it from attacking you and from guarding, prevents any defences from working, all the while the Drokarr just crushes its life out.

And, if you put Bloodthirsty on it, the grapple can mean that the Drokarr is not distracted by other targets.

Really, it is like a creature with a built-in stranglevine.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: Puddnhead on November 01, 2018, 08:36:15 AM
In my experience Drokarr is "Kill on Sight" for my opponents and it never gets a chance to be awesome.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: Silverclaw on November 01, 2018, 09:47:00 AM
I've put the academy vampires in here before but they got taken out faster than was worth the action to cast them. Drokarr is pretty cool but it's like Puddinhead said. People destroy him with an unreasonable hatred.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: wtcannonjr on November 01, 2018, 11:27:32 AM
I've put the academy vampires in here before but they got taken out faster than was worth the action to cast them. Drokarr is pretty cool but it's like Puddinhead said. People destroy him with an unreasonable hatred.
Isn't that an opportunity for the Animate Dead spell? :)

I can just see an undead Demon as a Blood Reaper. Way cool!
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: SirJasonCrage on November 02, 2018, 08:42:33 AM
The Drokarr draws a lot of hate and I've stopped making it my Bloodreaper for this reason.

Instead, If I use my Drokarr at all, it is usually after summoning Mhegedden and a Bloodreaper'd afflicted demon.

He's a huge threat and gets treated as such. Instead of trying to defend him, you should rather throw more threats at the opponent to make him think twice about which one to deal with first.

Also: I enjoy a good Rise Again on my Drokarr, if he's already standing in a contested zone. Slow doesn't matter much when grapple, as well as your full action attack, demand that you stay in one place anyway. I have also occasionally made the Zombie Drokarr my Bloodreaper, if I'm already armored up and low on damage.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: RomeoXero on November 04, 2018, 04:19:24 PM
You can't bloodreaper a non living creature.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: Arkdeniz on November 05, 2018, 03:54:29 AM
You can't bloodreaper a non living creature.

You can't?

The ability simply says "when a friendly, non-legendary demon creature comes into play, you may make it your Bloodreaper." I found nothing more in the rulebook or supplement.
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: SirJasonCrage on November 05, 2018, 06:08:15 AM
Can you quote me the passage that prevents me from Bloodreaping a zombie demon?
Title: Re: Araxian Crown Warlock: Vampire Might
Post by: RomeoXero on November 09, 2018, 07:22:23 PM
Hmm. How bout that. I stand corrected! That's cool