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Warlord vs. Wizard
« on: September 13, 2015, 12:04:44 AM »
Need some Warlord wisdom from the forums:

If you had to play a Blood Wave Warlord (but you could draw from any Arena set, promo card, or Academy card) and you knew you were going to have to play a Wizard, what tricks/cards/styles of play would you consider as best contenders?
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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 12:31:56 AM »
Ballista, Force Hammer, enfeeble, Harshforge Plate & Monolith just off the top of my head.
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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2015, 06:26:15 AM »
Conquer to get rid of Wizard Towers, and absolutely Harshforge Plate.
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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2015, 11:23:09 PM »
Do you think any of the new Academy cards stand out to be put into an Arena Warlord's deck?
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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 12:12:49 AM »
Do you think any of the new Academy cards stand out to be put into an Arena Warlord's deck?

No!

You might find a few spells useful, but there nothing you really need.

Armor Ward, Divine Reversal, Mend, Dodge and some of the new minor nature buffs and some new equipment.
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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 12:15:07 AM »
Maybe Gator Toughness, Iguana Regrowth, or Wychwood Ironvine

If you feel like being Bruce Dickinson and putting your pants one leg at a time, maybe some Leather Greaves.
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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 03:14:37 AM »
My first card would be Rolling Fog. Then probably Conquer. Also, if it would be Lightning or Fire wizard, Wall of Earth messing with LoS of Wizard's Tower is also nice to have.

If only Earthquake deals critical damage to conjurations or there were more Seismic cards...

With creatures, i would probably try Bloodcrag Minotaur with Lion Savagery to bring that Tower down :)
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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 06:31:02 AM »
4 Orc Butcher´s with Critical Strike or Piercing Strike should take care of Wizard Tower.

You could use one Orc Butcher and Buff him up to 7 dice and Piercing+3, but two + Orc´s are probably better.

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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2015, 07:21:40 AM »
Yeah, but that is lot of actions spend to do that  :)

I need to build "Butcher Squad Book" and try it against wiz :)
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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2015, 07:51:56 AM »
Dwarves are the natural enemies of Wizards.
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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2015, 08:58:32 AM »
If Trokoth will face Wizard in Trial by Combat, which my bet is that it will be Laddifance, Dwarfs are alergic to lightning which is Laddifances daily bread. Was it sarcasm or i just missed something? :)
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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2015, 11:18:30 AM »
Arcane Ward might be useful at some point, You may just want to run it because you can since it's novice. Look them in the face and say "See, I can cast arcane stuff too!"

Gator Toughness, Wolf Fury (Especially on Guard Dog), Giant Size (for Goblins), Iguana Regrowth, Panther Stealth, Wychwood Ironvine, Tangleroot (against hydras and jellies). All of the buffs there can be super useful if you're running Orc Butchers because they only have one armor, You can increase their survival chances by maybe two attacks depending on circumstances.

Satyr Guff is a soldier... Don't think I'd pay 6 SBP's for him though.

Slaknir is an obvious choice if you have Domination.

In promos, besides Ballista, I'd say Critical strike and/or Gravikor for conjurations.

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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2015, 12:11:00 PM »
Well Akiro's Hammer will destroy a Wizard Tower fast without the worry of Intercepting Gargoyles getting in the way. A lot of Wizards like to splash Acid Balls around so Brace Yourself would give you a steady supply of armor. Divine Reversal was mentioned and I think it's a very solid card. Gravikor is a smart play, it'll put Gargoyle Sentires and the stupid raven familiar on the ground so you can deal with them fairly easy.

Pound for pound you have better creatures at your disposal and you can swarm a lot better so play on those angles. Be prepared to Dissolve Suppression cloaks and destroy mana draining conjurations. Maybe have some incorporeal somewhere in the book for Mana Siphon.
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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2015, 12:39:50 PM »
Sniper Shot + Hurl Rock can be pretty fun vs ravens/pixies :)
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Re: Warlord vs. Wizard
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2015, 01:26:44 PM »
No one has mentioned Altar of Carnage, so I will. It's potentially stupid-efficient mana generation, but it's very much a "win more" sort of card. Which is exactly what you need if you can get an early lead against Wizard and just need to put the game away before all those mana crystals and Gate to Voltari really pay off.
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