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New to druid
« on: May 11, 2017, 09:54:56 AM »
Hello all!
I am new to mage wars in general,just picked it up two weeks ago and have enjoyed the aspect of theory crafting ever since. I have read many posts on here,before I joined the forum. Well,I joined the forum and now i'm starting to see more things that werent evident before. For instance mage wars academy cards being used,interesting. So.. I've made my first spellbook and would like some skeptic criticism. Thanks!
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Re: New to druid
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 10:33:27 AM »
Welcome! Post your book or send it to me privately and I'll give it a look.
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Re: New to druid
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 10:35:01 AM »
Welcome to Mage Wars and to the Forums!

Druids really strong with real strong ability to effect most of the arena.

You could post your spellbook in the spellbook section, but really

Play, Play, Play!

Is the best advice i can give.
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Re: New to druid
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 11:01:20 AM »
Woah super fast responses guys,Thankyou. I'm gonna post my book on here,I went to before but it wasn't admin approved(may have been overlooked) Gonna put it together now!One moment.
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Re: New to druid
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 11:01:53 AM »
Welcome!
Druid is SUPER strong. Many players consider her one of the best if not the best mage.
Druid actually doesn't have that many ways to play primarily because her plant selection and mage specific cards are really limited.
That doesn't affect her performance though.
She's really hard to get right (the hardest mage along with siren to play well/ get right imo) and I would not recommend to new players. However, if you want to test her out, by all means go ahead!
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Re: New to druid
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 11:13:32 AM »
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Attack3 x  Acid Ball2 x  Surging WaveConjuration5 x  Tanglevine1 x  Vine Tree2 x  Seedling Pod1 x  Samara Tree2 x  Bloodspine Wall2 x  Corrosive Orchid3 x  Mana FlowerCreature2 x  Vine Snapper1 x  Tarok, the Skyhunter2 x  Feral Bobcat3 x  Raptor Vine2 x  Thornlasher1 x  Tataree1 x  Kralathor, The Devourer1 x  Giant Wolf Spider1 x  Galador, Protector of Straywood1 x  Fellella, Pixie FamiliarEnchantment1 x  Barkskin2 x  Nullify2 x  Bear Strength1 x  Lion Savagery2 x  Enchantment Transfusion1 x  Eagle Wings1 x  Harmonize4 x  Rhino Hide2 x  Bull EnduranceEquipment1 x  Eagleclaw Boots1 x  Enchanter's Ring1 x  Leather Gloves1 x  Mage Wand1 x  Bearskin1 x  Elemental Wand1 x  Druid's Leaf RingIncantation2 x  Burst of Thorns1 x  Force Push1 x  Knockdown3 x  Dissolve3 x  Dispel2 x  Rouse the Beast1 x  Renewing Rain
Total cost: 120 pts

The lack of teleport is because I'm gonna use thornlashers,I know it seems offputting but I figure I have the armor to deal with it,could be wrong. I was also opting for rain cloud in here somewhere,but tarok is temporary until it arrives in the mail :P May have to playtest it. But that's pretty much it,Using stuck conditions for spider,etc etc. Think my deck is pretty self explanatory,if you're confused on anything id be glad to answer! Spent 5 hours putting this together what I feel to be effective. I grabbed both trees because I feel like I can have a more aggressive approach if id like,using seedlings to turn into mana flowers later on perhaps,while I go into the NC and start causing madness there. Could be wrong,just theory crafted is all. I read alot of posts from ACG and violentray. And I know silverclaw always recommends the grizzlies :P Oh.. Also note the ferals are for kral,but I got mw academy on its way for the asps to replace. And those awesome enchants..
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Re: New to druid
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 11:51:40 AM »
Druid is the best mage.

you can go all plant based, or plants and animals.

I go all plant based, with a heavy focus on enchantments traps walls and Push / Pull spells.

I have no idea what to do with the Siren.... I want to like her, but I'm so lost.
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Re: New to druid
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2017, 11:57:58 AM »
Speak of the devil! lol That's not a bad gig,I'm very partial to my giant spider though :'( Always good to throw some confusing and game changing conditions in there. Armor doesn't mean much when you rip through 3 hp an upkeep with slows and holds :P
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Re: New to druid
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2017, 06:03:44 AM »
Druid is the best mage.

you can go all plant based, or plants and animals.

I go all plant based, with a heavy focus on enchantments traps walls and Push / Pull spells.

I have no idea what to do with the Siren.... I want to like her, but I'm so lost.
You can try playing Siren similar to Druid. Shallow Seas replace vines  for the hindering effect. While they cost more in mana and actions they can be cast 2 zones away and Naiya is a moving Spawnpoint for Shallow Seas, among other uses. Meeren Harpooners and Kraken replace Thornlashers. Coral Reef replaces Bloodspine wall. Plus Siren has that Tsunami spell and ability to call creatures though the Coral Reefs. Crocodile and Hunting Bow could even combine but I haven't tried that combo yet.
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Re: New to druid
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2017, 07:06:43 AM »
Druid is the best mage.

you can go all plant based, or plants and animals.

I go all plant based, with a heavy focus on enchantments traps walls and Push / Pull spells.

I have no idea what to do with the Siren.... I want to like her, but I'm so lost.
You can try playing Siren similar to Druid. Shallow Seas replace vines  for the hindering effect. While they cost more in mana and actions they can be cast 2 zones away and Naiya is a moving Spawnpoint for Shallow Seas, among other uses. Meeren Harpooners and Kraken replace Thornlashers. Coral Reef replaces Bloodspine wall. Plus Siren has that Tsunami spell and ability to call creatures though the Coral Reefs. Crocodile and Hunting Bow could even combine but I haven't tried that combo yet.


Yep this is the way I have played her to have pretty good success.  It takes longer to setup due to mana cost.  But it is super effective with shallow sea, urchins, + wall.  I also go pretty heavy on equipment making it tough for her to get hit. 
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Re: New to druid
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2017, 11:17:35 AM »
Very interesting. I had the idea that may have been wrong,but I thought it best to stick to one mage to learn strengths and weaknesses. That's how I usually play games anyhow xD
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Re: New to druid
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2017, 11:24:41 AM »
thst is good. but to play better against other mages i think it is very helpful to have played them yourself. you would have better insight on what to expect from an opponent. and having played them, it may improve your book building for your preferred mage.

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Re: New to druid
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2017, 11:25:50 AM »
i also think the ad duel tournament where everyone had to play different mages for each match was a great idea. forced participants outside their comfort zone.

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Re: New to druid
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2017, 11:26:13 AM »
Very valid points,I appreciate all of the feedback. Thankyou all so much,any peeves on the book? I'm sure there will be alot :P
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Re: New to druid
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2017, 11:30:01 AM »
good luck in your matches. one comment i would foreshadow is that no book survives contact with the enemy. i would not be surprised if after a match or two at most you see that there are at least a few things you would swap out.


not sure the xfusions are needed.