April 23, 2018, 02:07:06 PM

Poll

What Mage Will I Play For Nerd Nexus?

Straywood Beast Master
1 (5.3%)
Priestess
0 (0%)
Wizard
0 (0%)
Araxian Crown Warlock
0 (0%)
Force Master
1 (5.3%)
Bloodwave Warlord
3 (15.8%)
Druid
0 (0%)
Necromancer
0 (0%)
Priest
3 (15.8%)
Johktari Beastmaster
0 (0%)
Anvil Throne Warlord
0 (0%)
Aramelech Warlock
2 (10.5%)
Siren
8 (42.1%)
Paladin
1 (5.3%)

Total Members Voted: 19

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What Mage Should I Play?
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:13:45 AM »
So next month we have a small tournament to benefit at risk kids in our area. Thing is, I'm not organizing it or running it. Yep one of my players decided to run her own event. Some of you have met Sarah at Gen Con, she's a nice gal and capable judge. I hadn't given it much thought other than "Go play in the thing" so I haven't picked a mage. Just to keep things interesting I'll play whatever mage gets the most votes. Love to hear peoples reasoning too. I'll keep the poll open for lets say two weeks? That'll give me time to make and practice a book if it's something I don't already have.
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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 09:39:22 AM »
The wizard needs more love. He has been much more fun to play and play against ever since the errata to his training and his tower, but I suspect there are a lot of players who still have an aversion to him because of what he was like before the errata.

Also, priest of Malakai should be used more because of PvS, but I don't see many people running him on OCTGN. He is a very good mage.

Ever since the warlord set came out I've been seeing a lot more of the bloodwave. You might consider getting on the bloodwave bandwagon so to speak. Or you could play anvil throne. I haven't seen him played as much lately, but he benefits from the new war cards too.

Johktari beastmaster also needs more love, and you already have a lot of experience with straywood beastmaster, so you might as well master the johktari too.

Also, I want to see more interesting adramelech warlock builds. I haven't seen people playing as her much recently, but even when I did there wasn't that much variety in the strats I saw people using with her, as far as I can recall.

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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 11:24:36 AM »
I say play the paladin.
He's one of the most flexible mages; you can go with a few buddies and a forge, you can go with a few buddies and no forge, you can go with a banner rush (not good in my opinion), you can go with the temple and use tons of light attacks ( a strategy I'm trying right now), you can go temple and just pump out big creatures with a meditation amulet, and more.
There really is no optimal strategy, after trying all of them I can say they work, it just comes down to personal preference.
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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 11:31:45 AM »
You know you wanna play a siren. You just know.
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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 11:50:26 AM »
I think built right now I have a Straywood, Siren, Anvil Throne, Adramelech Warlock, Paladin, and maybe a Wizard. I also have most of a Johktari but it'd have to be re done.
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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 01:52:54 PM »
So I picked siren bc I feel she is under estimated and not represented in many tournaments.  I do like playing the siren a lot.  She is a nice combo of things going on similar to forcemaster and Druid.
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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 03:05:07 PM »
Bloodwave for the sweet sweet formations!  Gear Up + Goblin Swarm with a Troll backbone sporting Press the Attack and Standard Bearer.  Little goblins doing 4 dice with a Reroll (5 dice on the charge!)
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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 03:06:57 PM »
Priest! Burn the Infidels (Especially all you Siren Heretics)!
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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2018, 04:03:21 PM »
i second  coshade here. play an awful priest and give them all a chance to win

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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 09:04:40 PM »
I "give other people a chance" when I judge and not play at Gen Con and Origins this year.  8)
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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 10:32:03 PM »
I'd like to change my vote to Forcemaster after finding out that Grizzly would never play it without being forced to.

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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 10:49:53 PM »
Don't know if it'll allow you.
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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2018, 01:37:38 AM »
I'd like to change my vote to Forcemaster after finding out that Grizzly would never play it without being forced to.

I see what you did there  8)
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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2018, 09:08:14 AM »
I'm gonna try something different with my warlord soon. The Siren book is playable but needs more testing as I think it's missing something.
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Re: What Mage Should I Play?
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2018, 02:30:50 PM »
I voted Siren. It's not one of the most powerful mages, but it's also not hopeless, and it has lots of options. It's always interesting to see what good players do with that sort of mage.