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Priestess book - Calvin and Hobbes
« on: February 28, 2014, 09:33:12 PM »
This is my first serious try at a Priestess book. I've playtested it once, and things went well, so now I'm turning to the forum for help fine-tuning.

[spellbook]
[spellbookheader]
[spellbookname][/spellbookname]
[mage]Priestess[/mage]
[/spellbookheader]
[spells]
[spellclass]Attack[/spellclass]
[mwcard=FWA04]2 x  Hurl Boulder[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1a01]1 x  Blinding Flash[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Conjuration[/spellclass]
[mwcard=mw1j08]1 x  Hand of Bim-Shalla[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Creature[/spellclass]
[mwcard=mw1c06]1 x  Brogan Bloodstone[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1c07]1 x  Cervere, The Forest Shadow[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX1CKC06]1 x  Guardian Angel[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1c22]1 x  Knight of Westlock[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1c28]2 x  Royal Archer[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Enchantment[/spellclass]
[mwcard=mw1e01]2 x  Bear Strength[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e10]2 x  Decoy[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX1CKE02]1 x  Divine Might[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e11]1 x  Divine Intervention[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e12]2 x  Divine Protection[/mwcard]
[mwcard=FWE03]1 x  Falcon Precision[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX1CKE03]2 x  Healing Charm[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e29]2 x  Nullify[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e32]1 x  Regrowth[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e36]1 x  Rhino Hide[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e37]1 x  Sacred Ground[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX1CKE01]1 x  Armor Ward[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Equipment[/spellclass]
[mwcard=mw1q06]1 x  Dragonscale Hauberk[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX1CKQ06]1 x  Eagleclaw Boots[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q09]1 x  Enchanter's Ring[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q15]1 x  Leather Boots[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q16]1 x  Leather Gloves[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q19]2 x  Mage Wand[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q23]1 x  Regrowth Belt[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q24]1 x  Ring of Asyra[/mwcard]
[mwcard=FWQ10]1 x  Storm Drake Hide[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Incantation[/spellclass]
[mwcard=mw1i06]3 x  Dispel[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i07]3 x  Dissolve[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i12]2 x  Force Push[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i13]1 x  Group Heal[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i14]1 x  Heal[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i16]1 x  Lay Hands[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i17]2 x  Minor Heal[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i25]2 x  Shift Enchantment[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i28]2 x  Teleport[/mwcard]
[/spells]
[cost]Total cost: 120 pts[/cost]
[/spellbook]

The meat of this book is the synergy between Brogan Bloodstone and Cervere. Neither rolls a ton of attack dice, but armor and defenses are ineffective against Brogan and kiting is ineffective against Cervere, so most enemy mages will only be able to mount an appropriate defense against one of them (once I figure out which one, I can cast Bear Strength on the other). Plus, they cost 15 mana apiece, so a 10-channeling mage can cost them on turns 1 and 2.

I have two potential openings for this book. The first is the medium-speed opening, which is turn 1 Brogan, turn 2 Cervere, turn 3 chestpiece, turn 4 royal archer, knight of westlock, or guardian angel depending on what my opponent brings out. The second is a faster opening to kill spawnpoints or other strong openings that need to be dealt with right then. That's turn 1 Brogan, turn 2 DI Brogan across the field and have him kill stuff, then follow up with the mage to keep him alive and summon support.

Since this book doesn't depend on that many spells, there's room left over for 2 mage wands, 2 teleports, 3 dissolves, and 3 dispels, so I can play with the big boys if it comes down to it.

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Re: Priestess book - Calvin and Hobbes
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 10:16:39 PM »
Instead to waste DI, you could just move to NC and teleport Brogan 1 space away from enemy corner and have brogan move there to attack.

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Re: Priestess book - Calvin and Hobbes
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 06:52:11 AM »
That's an interesting change. The DI version has the advantage of not giving my opponent a chance respond because I can reveal at the beginning of Brogan's turn, costing less mana with ring of asyra, gaining me one health, leaving me free to still cast a second (cheap) spell that turn, and using up a 3 sp spell intead of a 4 sp spell. The teleport version has the advantage of preserving my epic DI. I'll have to think about it to decide how those balance out since DI is so good.

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Re: Priestess book - Calvin and Hobbes
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 05:36:21 PM »
Well, you quick cast before brogan turn so ennemy cant react.