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Arkdeniz

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The Dread Necro Roberts is Here for Your SOUUULLLL!
« on: October 24, 2017, 04:55:48 PM »
Vampiric NecromancerA Necromancer Spellbookbuilt by http://www.spellbookbuilder.com
Equipment2 x Cloak of Shadows1 x Eagleclaw Boots1 x Leather Belt1 x Leather Vest1 x Mage Wand1 x Sunfire AmuletConjuration1 x Altar of Infernia1 x Idol of Pestilence1 x Mana Crystal1 x Poison Gas Cloud2 x Wall of BonesCreature3 x Ichthellid1 x Malacoda1 x Tjusut, the Risen King1 x Zombie BruteEnchantment1 x Agony1 x Arcane Ward1 x Chains of Agony1 x Circle of Light1 x Curse Item1 x Curse of Decay1 x Death Link1 x Demonic Bloodlust1 x Ghoul Rot1 x Lesser Invisibility1 x Mind Shield2 x Nullify1 x Plagued1 x Rise Again2 x Theft of LifeIncantation1 x Animate Dead2 x Crumble2 x Dispel2 x Drain Life1 x Drain Power3 x Drain Soul1 x Force Push2 x Seeking Dispel2 x Siphon EnergyAttack
Total cost: 120 pts

I've mentioned this build a few times on the forums. Time to put it up on show.

Turn 1: Sunfire Amulet and Idol of Pestilence.

This makes an immediate +2 Life difference between me and the opponent. It means they have to come to me.

Turn 2: slip on a Cloak of Shadows

Turn 3 onwards: depending on the board situation, start blasting away at the enemy Mage with Drain Souls/Drain Lifes/Drain Power/Siphon Lifes OR start cursing his front-line creatures and keeping distance OR putting out a couple of creatures to mix it up with the enemy. A Plagued Malacoda works a treat as an in-zone henchman for the mage.

The basic point of this build is to get stronger as the enemy weakens. I do take hits (often a lot of them), but this just opens up the vampiric options.

The Sunfire Amulet and the Circle of Light are out of school, yes, but they serve exactly the function I want, and are worth the cost.

The Cloak makes the enemy get within range of the Drain spells, so a distance bombardment is less of an option.

Identified weak match ups are with the Priestess (obviously) and to a lesser extent the Priest and Paladin. But that is not exactly news for a Necromancer.
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Re: The Dread Necro Roberts is Here for Your SOUUULLLL!
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 07:59:13 PM »
I love the drain necro idea.  Played it myself a few times.

I hate to burst your bubble, but Plagued is a Poison subtype and Malacoda is Poison Immune.  So you'll have to find a different target for Plagued.
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Re: The Dread Necro Roberts is Here for Your SOUUULLLL!
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 08:05:43 PM »
I hate to burst your bubble, but Plagued is a Poison subtype and Malacoda is Poison Immune.  So you'll have to find a different target for Plagued.

Hmm. I thought it was still a legal cast (Malacoda is a corporeal creature), just that it would have no effect on the target (equivalent to throwing a fireball at a Fire Elemental - certainly legal but pointless).

EDIT (after reading the codex a bit closer): Ah, I see. How annoying. Oh well. I'll have to change the spell out. 
« Last Edit: October 24, 2017, 08:15:26 PM by Arkdeniz »
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