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Pestilence Druid
« on: March 15, 2014, 03:09:26 PM »
Two cards that are just begging to be included in a Druid build are Idol of Pestilence and Suppression Orb imo.

All the druid's Vine creatures have Regenerate, negating the Idol's damage and being Rooted means Suppression Orb is not going to affect you much either.

Get the Vine Tree and Pestilence or Orb in play in Round one (and two if necessary) and set up your defences.
Switch to Mediation Mode asap and let the Tree produce a Vine Creature every turn, wherever necessary through Vine Summoning.

The Druid's Quickcasts should concentrate on :
- Rouse The Beast
- Burst of Thorns
- Vinewhip's Staff Stuck-ability
- Tanglevine - Dispel - Dissolve - Teleport - Corrosive Orchid as required.

Spellbook :

Equipment :
Meditation Amulet x2
Vinewhip Staff x2
Eagleclaw Boots
Elemental Cloak

Conjurations :
Vine Tree
Idol of Pestilence
Suppression Orb
Corrosive Orchid x3
Bloodspine Wall x2
Tanglevine x2
Etherian Lifetree

Creatures :
Thornlasher x4
Vine Snapper x4
Raptor Vine x4
Kralathor
Togorah

Enchantments :
Barkskin
Harmonize
Cobra Reflexes
Nullify
Enchantment Transfusion

Incantations :
Rouse the Beast x4
Dispel x3
Seeking Dispel
Dissolve x2
Force Push x2
Teleport x2
Renewing Rain
Burst of Thorns x4

Attacks :
Geyser x2
Surging Wave x2
Acid Ball x2
« Last Edit: March 15, 2014, 03:50:30 PM by Borg »
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Re: Pestilence Druid
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 11:28:48 PM »
That's actually not a bad idea Borg. I like it.
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Re: Pestilence Druid
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 12:06:48 PM »
I find that why they do synergize well, I rarely get as much value from them as I need to given the time/mana investment. The necromancer, will completely negate the pestilence. The warlock, beastmaster and forcemaster will often be rushing you more or less solo and you will be off to a slow start, a bad place to be up against a rush. The wizard too will often have few creatures and at least in my deck nearly all of them are immune to pestilence as well. You will probably have a decent time against the priestess though!

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Re: Pestilence Druid
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 02:37:42 PM »
@ drunkensaint
Obviously, as soon as you spot a Necromancer on the other side of the arena, it's clear there's no point in bringing out the idol. This is "Orb Time". :)

I agree both of these cards are not absolute "must haves" in a druid deck but they indeed synergize well with the Druid and her Plants and their effect can start to add up during the game and may allow you to win the game a round sooner than without one or both of them and that may just be the difference between winning or losing the game.

I'm just looking to get every possible edge I can find, really :)
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Re: Pestilence Druid
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 04:36:09 PM »
Is there a reason for Bloodspline Wall over Wall of Thorns?

Both are level 1 spells, so they take up no more space in your spellbook, wall of thorns hurts more. but wall of thorns does cost 1 more Mana than Bloodspine wall.

I took an almost lethal attack once when a Thornlasher drug me through a Wall of Thorns.

Other than that I like the idea.
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Re: Pestilence Druid
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014, 04:53:18 PM »
At work, but pretty sure that wall of thorns blocks LoS. No lasher through WoT.
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Re: Pestilence Druid
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2014, 04:56:27 PM »
Ninjaed! WoT blocks LoS so no snatching through it. Bloodspline is very good when paired with ranged attacks or those with Reach. Of course Wall of Thorns has the classic (but cheesy) Push + Push strategy with a no armor Mage...
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Re: Pestilence Druid
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2014, 11:37:19 PM »
I remembered after i posted that as I was driving to work, that it was bloodspine wall, and I was treated like a volleyball. One pulled me through it one direction, then the other pulled me through it the other direction. not fun!
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Re: Pestilence Druid
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2014, 10:25:43 AM »
Also, I believe one is a vine and the other is not.