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Priest of Fire
« on: August 16, 2016, 06:07:53 PM »
Priest of FireA Priest Spellbookbuilt by the OCTGN SBB
Attack6 x Sunfire Burst4 x Blinding Flash4 x Pillar of Light1 x Ring of Fire2 x Fireball2 x Acid BallConjuration1 x Battle Forge1 x Hand of Bim-Shalla1 x Temple of the Dawnbreaker1 x Temple of AsyraCreature1 x Valshalla, Lightning Angel1 x Gray Angel1 x Joseph Trublood, High Cleric1 x Guardian Angel3 x Asyran ClericEnchantment1 x Adramelech's Touch3 x Circle of Light1 x Divine ProtectionEquipment1 x Staff of Asyra1 x Gloves of Skill1 x Crown of Protection1 x Dawnbreaker Ring1 x Elfric's Life Ring1 x Storm Drake Hide1 x Regrowth Belt1 x Elemental Cloak1 x Reflex Boots1 x Sunfire Amulet1 x Mage Wand1 x Spiked BucklerIncantation2 x Combustion2 x Ignite1 x Resurrection1 x Purify1 x Heal1 x Minor Heal3 x Mend
Total cost: 120 pts

Opening move is to drop my Battle Forge, and build up my Temples ASAP. Then, the goal is to drop Valshalla, and drop my Clerics and Gray Angel ASAP whenever I have excess mana, while spending most of my time casting Light Attacks and burning the living daylights out of the enemy, while the Clerics keep me and Valshalla alive. Circle of Light is also a high priority early on for the Daze and extra damage.  Dunno who will be the Holy Avenger, if I even bother spending the extra mana.

When needed, on my initiative only, I use a combination of Battle Forge - Mage Wand, Resurrection/Combustion/a heal, and something I can cast myself to replace the Mage Wand, thus getting the Mage Wand and it's Bound card back into my book immediately, and preventing Dissolve from destroying it.

EDIT: Changed the plans a bit, swapped around some cards to get Acid Ball.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 06:36:47 PM by Milevan_Faent »

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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 06:11:13 PM »
Vshalla can't be holy avenger. You might want more than 1 copy of key equips like the dawnbreaker and such. Personally I wouldn't run reserection. But that's up to you. Maybe if you have the sbp dissolve dispel, ways to deal with armor.
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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 06:15:03 PM »
Vshalla can't be holy avenger. You might want more than 1 copy of key equips like the dawnbreaker and such. Personally I wouldn't run reserection. But that's up to you. Maybe if you have the sbp dissolve dispel, ways to deal with armor.

Misread the Priest. And that also makes the whole Holy Avenger thing almost worthless with the currently available card pool. I'll probably almost never use it, but the deck's tactics dont really change.

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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 06:18:17 PM »
It's really good with clerics and defenders. Cheap mana cost for the good benefit.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2018, 10:51:00 PM by Reddicediaries »
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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 06:21:27 PM »
Vshalla can't be holy avenger. You might want more than 1 copy of key equips like the dawnbreaker and such. Personally I wouldn't run reserection. But that's up to you. Maybe if you have the sbp dissolve dispel, ways to deal with armor.

Misread the Priest. And that also makes the whole Holy Avenger thing almost worthless with the currently available card pool. I'll probably almost never use it, but the deck's tactics dont really change.
It's really good with clerics a d defenders. Cheap mana cost for the good benefit.

It's still really annoying that it's unusable with one of the few Holy creatures that can really take advantage of it. There is not a single high-cost Holy creature that I'd choose to make a holy avenger now. That kind of ruined the idea of making a character that's actually strong enough to be a threat with the current cards. Until PvS is added, this deck is going to just suck compared to what it was when I could use Holy Avenger on the Angel.

EDIT: Updated main post with some tweaks.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 06:24:38 PM by Milevan_Faent »

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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 06:25:21 PM »
White Cloak Knights are really obnoxious Holy Avengers......

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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 06:26:43 PM »
White Cloak Knights are really obnoxious Holy Avengers......

As that is obviously not in OCTGN, that's obviously not an option. I am not even considering PvS cards right now, since I have 0 access to them. This deck will be 1000x better once I do, obviously.

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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2016, 06:28:57 PM »
White Cloak Knights are really obnoxious Holy Avengers......

As that is obviously not in OCTGN, that's obviously not an option. I am not even considering PvS cards right now, since I have 0 access to them. This deck will be 1000x better once I do, obviously.

Academy Priestess,

but still a valid point.

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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2016, 06:30:02 PM »
White Cloak Knights are really obnoxious Holy Avengers......

As that is obviously not in OCTGN, that's obviously not an option. I am not even considering PvS cards right now, since I have 0 access to them. This deck will be 1000x better once I do, obviously.

Academy Priestess,

but still a valid point.

Yeah, we don't even have access to that yet XD

EDIT: Just tweaked it a bit more, +1 Sunfire Burst, -1 Pillar of Light.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 06:37:09 PM by Milevan_Faent »

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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2016, 04:10:33 PM »
Vshalla can't be holy avenger. You might want more than 1 copy of key equips like the dawnbreaker and such. Personally I wouldn't run reserection. But that's up to you. Maybe if you have the sbp dissolve dispel, ways to deal with armor.

Misread the Priest. And that also makes the whole Holy Avenger thing almost worthless with the currently available card pool. I'll probably almost never use it, but the deck's tactics dont really change.
It's really good with clerics a d defenders. Cheap mana cost for the good benefit.

It's still really annoying that it's unusable with one of the few Holy creatures that can really take advantage of it. There is not a single high-cost Holy creature that I'd choose to make a holy avenger now. That kind of ruined the idea of making a character that's actually strong enough to be a threat with the current cards. Until PvS is added, this deck is going to just suck compared to what it was when I could use Holy Avenger on the Angel.

EDIT: Updated main post with some tweaks.

I find Grey Angel from the core set makes a good Holy Avenger.
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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2016, 09:50:31 PM »
Vshalla can't be holy avenger. You might want more than 1 copy of key equips like the dawnbreaker and such. Personally I wouldn't run reserection. But that's up to you. Maybe if you have the sbp dissolve dispel, ways to deal with armor.

Misread the Priest. And that also makes the whole Holy Avenger thing almost worthless with the currently available card pool. I'll probably almost never use it, but the deck's tactics dont really change.
It's really good with clerics a d defenders. Cheap mana cost for the good benefit.

It's still really annoying that it's unusable with one of the few Holy creatures that can really take advantage of it. There is not a single high-cost Holy creature that I'd choose to make a holy avenger now. That kind of ruined the idea of making a character that's actually strong enough to be a threat with the current cards. Until PvS is added, this deck is going to just suck compared to what it was when I could use Holy Avenger on the Angel.

EDIT: Updated main post with some tweaks.

I find Grey Angel from the core set makes a good Holy Avenger.

Why Gray Angel? That one destroys itself if you use it's healing, so that actually would make it seem like a BAD choice.

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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2016, 02:06:10 AM »
Vshalla can't be holy avenger. You might want more than 1 copy of key equips like the dawnbreaker and such. Personally I wouldn't run reserection. But that's up to you. Maybe if you have the sbp dissolve dispel, ways to deal with armor.

Misread the Priest. And that also makes the whole Holy Avenger thing almost worthless with the currently available card pool. I'll probably almost never use it, but the deck's tactics dont really change.
It's really good with clerics a d defenders. Cheap mana cost for the good benefit.

It's still really annoying that it's unusable with one of the few Holy creatures that can really take advantage of it. There is not a single high-cost Holy creature that I'd choose to make a holy avenger now. That kind of ruined the idea of making a character that's actually strong enough to be a threat with the current cards. Until PvS is added, this deck is going to just suck compared to what it was when I could use Holy Avenger on the Angel.

EDIT: Updated main post with some tweaks.

I find Grey Angel from the core set makes a good Holy Avenger.

Why Gray Angel? That one destroys itself if you use it's healing, so that actually would make it seem like a BAD choice.

The Gray Angel is a very solid creature for its cost to begin with. It costs 16 mana to make a Holy Avenger, after which it has 2ar and 15hp. Quite hard to get rid of, and the flying gives additional protection. More importantly, if the enemy doesn't have time/opportunity to get rid of the flying trait (and even if the does, the angel is tough and can be healed), and instead attacks other targets, the Angel gets to use its HA -empowered strike regularly. 4 dice basic attack is solid, and 6dice+1piercing really starts to hurt.

Ofcourse, for example a Knight of Westlock is a mighty Avenger, and costs one mana more, but for the usually mana-starved priest even the one mana can be decisive. In addition, the Knight can be attacked regularly, thus denying him the HA -attacks. If bursted down, you have a big problem.

Another good HA creature is an Asyran Defender. Costs only 11 mana to make HA, 2ar and 13hp makes him tough, and on top of that a defence to discourage attacking, or presenting additional tax to attack this creature. 3 dice basic attack is nothing special, but 5dice +1 piercing is pretty strong. And if he happens to die, you can just summon another.

These opinions are only regarding to pre-PvS, because for me as well it will take probably half a year to get my hands on a copy here in Finland. Possibly going to take a long while to get the new cards in Octgn as well.
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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2016, 06:08:22 AM »

I find Grey Angel from the core set makes a good Holy Avenger.

Why Gray Angel? That one destroys itself if you use it's healing, so that actually would make it seem like a BAD choice.

It has 6 attack dice with the HA bonus and Flying makes it easier to position to maximize target potential for the HA trigger. Flying also makes it a bit harder to focus down and kill quickly. However, if your opponent pursues the strategy of taking down your HA, then you have an option to destroy it for the healing and reassign the HA to another creature.
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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2016, 06:51:37 AM »
On verge of death, Gray Angel ability to Heal is very cool. Not to mention if you are rude enought to cast Rise Again on him :)
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Re: Priest of Fire
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2016, 09:47:12 AM »
My favorite HA has to be Asyran Cleric  8)

You only spend 2 mana to give him the sweet combat buff and if they choose to attack him instead that 5 extra life for 2 mana is ridiculously cost effective. Personally I don't like HA on any creature above level 2, but Grey Angel and the new Griffin are definitely solid choices.
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