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Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« on: May 07, 2013, 01:47:48 PM »
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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 02:10:59 PM »
Nice to see the spoilers starting!  Excellent  ;D

This is a pretty expensive card, but could be brutal in the right circumstances.  Obviously you need a decent amount of soldiers out for this to be an effective play, but it could really surprise someone and turn a swarm of weenies into a tidal wave. 

Quick question Patrick, is there a Holy school familiar in set finally?  If so, any chance we could see it spoiled next?


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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 03:26:42 PM »
Nice to see the Warlord getting something to support swarms.
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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 03:44:17 PM »
Quick question Patrick, is there a Holy school familiar in set finally?  If so, any chance we could see it spoiled next?

Sorry, no Holy school familiar in this set.

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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 04:11:41 PM »
Quick question Patrick, is there a Holy school familiar in set finally?  If so, any chance we could see it spoiled next?

Sorry, no Holy school familiar in this set.

Dang!  What's with the boycott on the Holy school familiars?  Everyone has one, even the "mostly creatureless" Forcemaster and the Dark school has TWO!  This would have been the pack to put one in too.  Oh well  :(

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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 06:18:22 PM »
It is a consolation but Holy Avenger is very nice (sans a Deathlock play of course). Takes a KoW or an Angel and gives +5 Life! Wicked good, though an additional caster would be nice!
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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013, 06:42:11 PM »
Looking good...let's keep them coming!  :o

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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 10:56:53 PM »
Maybe holy familiars don't exist, and it is feature of holy magic?
I think Wizard's Tower could be neutral familiar.

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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 01:06:03 AM »
This is a cool card. Just wondering how I could afford this in my Warlord spell book? It is just 2 mana too expensive.  It also has a limitation of just soldiers.

Can't wait to get that 8 point light soldier promo to be available so that would help my Warlord spellbook drastically.. But still this 14 point card is too expensive to cast by 2 mana.

I guess I need to mass 8 point light promo soldier (at least 3 in the field) + 1 Westlock Knight then cast this card for a quick finish.

With the ring of command it will drop the cast by 1 point.

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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 06:36:37 PM »
I think that all the temples make up for not having a familiar. Or perhaps as mentioned its just going to be a feature of holy not to have one, but holy damage will continue to not have any resistance.

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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 07:22:57 PM »
I wouldn't say temples make up for a familiar since any Mage can use them.  I think holy should have one at some point even if its a variant non creature style like Sectarus

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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 11:22:06 PM »
Protect your Equipment...

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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2013, 12:44:15 AM »
Useless. It is bad Nullify.

UPD: Sorry. It doesn't destroed after using. it is good.   :)
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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2013, 12:48:48 AM »
Re-read the card. It doesn't expire; it's a suppression cloak for your artifacts. And it can come as a surprise the first time. If you counter an opponent's spell with it, it pays for its own tempo (and likely its own mana), then sits around draining mana until it's dispelled.

It's a 2-for-1 in both mana and tempo if it catches the first dissolve, then catches a dispel.

And I really wouldn't want to try dispelling high cost artifacts through one of these. 8+4 is 2 turns of mana for an opponent's agro deck, where 8 is only 1 (assuming he's spending to 0 every turn).

It's an enchantment, so it works with Enchanter's Ring, and it's meta magic, so it works with Arcane Ring, and it's Holy, so it works with Ring of Asyra. It's got a "protection" keyword, too, which I'm sure will be useful soon enough. It protects against abilities that destroy artifacts, not just spells (Druid?).

It's protection for your wands that can't be baited with a Decoy (Nullify) or Arcane Zap (Jinx), and it's compatible with Nullify so you can stack both.

The major downsides I see are a hefty spellbook price for Warlock (5 points), and Wizard when compared to Nullify (4 vs 1). If agro Priestess (or Priest) is a thing, Armor Ward plus Battle Forge seems like a pretty good way to start. Oh, and it's actually the same spellbook price as Nullify for Warlord!

The more I look at it, the more I love all the design details in this card. I'm not certain it's good (might be kinda situational, requires playtesting) but damn if it isn't beautiful.

Will it prevent the attack from an Explode? I'm thinking no (a shame) but it might, depending on what is meant by, "Destroy the chosen equipment. Then Explode makes the above flame attack against the target Mage."
« Last Edit: May 09, 2013, 02:12:58 AM by ringkichard »
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Re: Conquest of Kumanjaro - SPOILERS
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2013, 01:25:47 AM »
Seems funny how there is a Warlock in the picture yet it would be quite an expensive spell for him. But I get the feeling this might be a spell for the paladin, holy / war would make a lot of sense.