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Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« on: June 12, 2017, 06:43:41 PM »
I'm looking at my book, which has be refined with new expansions over the last four years, and 29 out of the 60 spells are out of school.

Dark is a school that is flush with spells, but have they been relevant for the Arraxian Crown? Is the Necro hurting the AXC Warlock?

I have my assumptions and bias, obviously.  But I'm curious to hear what others think.
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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 07:24:51 PM »
AX Crown has been unplayable since DvN
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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 07:47:50 PM »
AX Crown has been unplayable since DvN

Oh man.  This was the response I feared the most.  I have no more words.
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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 09:30:27 PM »
i disagree with biblo. i feel it is a top tier mage still.

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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 09:34:30 PM »
I also disagree with Biblofilter and believe the Araxian can still win tournaments.
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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 09:57:25 PM »
I played with an Ax Crown twice in the last tournament and won both my matches. What is it in particular you find about him unplayable?
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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 10:09:31 PM »
no way to remove enchants, while remove curse exists.  Big dice attack spells like luminous blast from holy.  Eye for an eye without an answer.  The new quick cast force master spells.

AX warlocks have the worst spawnpoint and familiars.  DOTS are garbage against heals.  Deathlink ( which I love) cost too  much and only works against living and if the warlock has damage. The newer cards force the mage to either take damage or life loss.

such a shame for a core mage.
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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 10:15:10 PM »
so you must make changes to your book. as well as how you play it. stack fewer enchants, kill healing, run cloak to get light minus. there are a myriad ways to get around these obstacles.

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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 10:17:16 PM »
so you must make changes to your book. as well as how you play it. stack fewer enchants, kill healing, run cloak to get light minus. there are a myriad ways to get around these obstacles.

You are obviously not an AX main
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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 10:33:21 PM »
i actually have a decent ax.warlock. clearly very different from yours.

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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2017, 10:34:31 PM »
fair enoug, but since remove curse, it makes the AX worthless.
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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2017, 10:35:56 PM »
looks like we will have to agree to disagree. your mind is made up and there is no way to have you see it any different.

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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2017, 10:42:43 PM »
playtester vs player is how I see it.  In time (might be a long time) it will balance itself out.
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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2017, 10:51:01 PM »
not sure what you mean by pt vs plyr. a matter of experience? there are great players who are not testers, and there are some testers who are not as experienced as players, but are good at card evaluation for balance or ideas.

everyone builds books differently. that is what makes the game so interesting. my approach to book build is to try to forecast scenarios and cards i may face and build accordingly. rinse and repeat. i have spread books out and agonize over how to fit in some cards that did not go in initially. the 120 pts is frustratingly awesome.

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Re: Has the AX Crown lost his competitiveness?
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2017, 10:54:15 PM »
Lol I'm A LOT better player than I am play tester.
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