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Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« on: October 08, 2014, 08:50:30 AM »
Welcome to the Library of the White Spires. If you but ask we can provide you with the knowledge you seek, even about other mages. Here we simply provide references of various successful mages. You can learn from their experience and from their make your own way. If you need assistance, ask a librarian, and please keep things quiet.

In this thread we're going to link many of the important iconic spellbooks to help new players to find interesting strategies for their mage. Please feel free to nominate threads for addition to this index.

Beastmaster - Straywood
What Does Beastmaster Swarm Look Like?
The Straywood Aviary (GenCon 2014 Champion Spellbook)
Nominate a Spellbook to Link

Priestess - Westlock
Westlock Angels (5-0 Swiss Gen Con 2015)
Nominate a Spellbook to Link

Warlock - Arraxian Crown
Lord of Terror (Bashcon Beatdown Build)
CURSES!
Nominate a Spellbook to Link

Wizard
The Blasting Banker*
The Fabled Watergate Wizard*
Weighted Training Clothes (Gen Con 2015 Champion Spellbook)*
Nominate a Spellbook to Link

Forcemaster
Nominate a Spellbook to Link

Warlord - Bloodwave
Knightmare (Bloodwave Warlord Spellbook)
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Beastmaster - Johktari
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Priest - Malakai
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Druid
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Necromancer
Meditation Graveyard (Gencon 2016 Champion)
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Warlock - Adramalech
Trogdor the Burninator
Nominate a Spellbook to Link

Warlord - Anvil Throne
Big Boys, an aggressive Anvil Throne Warlord Spellbook
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*Spellbooks are currently out of date and no longer legal.
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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2014, 09:07:56 AM »
Watergate Wizard for pretty obvious reasons.

Lord of Terror (BasCon Beatdown) because it won on of the earliest tournaments in the game and is an early implementation of buddy aggro build.
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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2014, 09:15:17 AM »
Watergate Wizard for pretty obvious reasons.

Oddly enough, I had not included this one because It wasn't in the "Spellbook Design and Construction" forum. So I hadn't found it. Granted I figured someone would find it for me ;-).

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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 09:27:52 AM »
Oddly enough, I had not included this one because It wasn't in the "Spellbook Design and Construction" forum. So I hadn't found it. Granted I figured someone would find it for me ;-).

Glad I could be of some help :D
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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2014, 11:10:44 AM »
when you say "iconic" are you talking about only the most successful spellbooks or all tournament-viable ones?
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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2014, 11:21:51 AM »
when you say "iconic" are you talking about only the most successful spellbooks or all tournament-viable ones?

When I thought about what spellbooks to nominate, I was thinking along the terms of ones that have had the most impact on the meta, whether that be by winning tournaments or implementing new strategies that had not been used before that ended up being successful on a regular basis. Just my two cents.

I suppose the most successful books will always be the most "iconic" books if we go by that reasoning. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. There's already a thread of every (more like almost every) spellbook that has been posted -->HERE<-- so we don't need another one doing the same kind of thing. Granted, that list hasn't been updated since April but still.
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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2014, 11:22:08 AM »
Also I kind of already started this: http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?topic=14624
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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2014, 12:46:26 PM »
Is this is a guide for new players to get a feel for currently competitive books?  Basically is this aiming to be a catalog of the "pillars" of the competitive scene as described by Alexander West in the recent podcast?  Because that is what I wanted to see in an easy to find format when I joined the game.

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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2014, 01:19:10 PM »
Is this is a guide for new players to get a feel for currently competitive books?  Basically is this aiming to be a catalog of the "pillars" of the competitive scene as described by Alexander West in the recent podcast?  Because that is what I wanted to see in an easy to find format when I joined the game.

Not directly, but in a round about way yes. This came about because I found a post asking to "unsticky" something in this forum, but I thought the information was very useful. However, they were right, so in an effort to maintain the information we had out and add to it, I made this thread for housing those sort of useful spellbooks that are very mechanically solid.

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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2014, 07:32:25 PM »
http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?topic=14640.0

Here is a link to my "Knightmare" Bloodwave Warlord book. It is nothing so famous as the Watergate Wizard but it does demonstrate good fundamentals and I included a detailed turn by turn instructions for new players. I have not tested the book on a national level by any means but it is currently devastating my local meta with nearly a dozen victories and still undefeated.
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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2014, 10:02:55 PM »
I nominate my Big Boys Warlord spellbook. Very solid. It is agressive and can deal with most of the situations that should arise.

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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2014, 08:28:39 AM »
I nominate my Big Boys Warlord spellbook. Very solid. It is agressive and can deal with most of the situations that should arise.

http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?topic=14640.0

Here is a link to my "Knightmare" Bloodwave Warlord book. It is nothing so famous as the Watergate Wizard but it does demonstrate good fundamentals and I included a detailed turn by turn instructions for new players. I have not tested the book on a national level by any means but it is currently devastating my local meta with nearly a dozen victories and still undefeated.

I think both books are good examples of workable strategies with the Warlords. I'm adding them up top.

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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2014, 10:54:11 AM »
I think we should be cautious about people self nominating.  Of course everyone thinks their own book is awesome.

On an unrelated note I nominate my book Druid - Predetor because it's awesome.   :D   (It beat my brother's Beastmaster - Aviary in testing).  You could replace the main creature with a guardian angle or a bear and tweak the enchantments but the fundamental strategy for the druid is probably close to her ideal and iconic strategy.  One big enchanted main creature supported by efficient plant creatures from a vine tree.

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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2014, 11:01:12 AM »
I think we should be cautious about people self nominating.  Of course everyone thinks their own book is awesome.

On an unrelated note I nominate my book Druid - Predetor because it's awesome.   :D   (It beat my brother's Beastmaster - Aviary in testing).  You could replace the main creature with a guardian angle or a bear and tweak the enchantments but the fundamental strategy for the druid is probably close to her ideal and iconic strategy.  One big enchanted main creature supported by efficient plant creatures from a vine tree.

I do read the nominees and try to ensure they're solid books that showcase what you can do in Mage Wars.

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Re: Library of the White Spires (Spellbook Reference)
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2014, 11:08:11 AM »
Your curse warlock Laddin you posted a while ago. It seemed solid.
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