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Creative Corner - Spellbook Building
« on: August 06, 2014, 02:51:56 PM »
In the newest Creative Corner, I talk about a new spellbook I made. For those who are interested in all of the various minutia, here it is! I'm happy to answer any questions about my spell choices. Hopefully this inspires people to build their own books and share them as well!

[spellbook]
[spellbookheader]
[spellbookname]Curses![/spellbookname]
[mage]Warlock[/mage]
[/spellbookheader]
[spells]
[spellclass]Attack[/spellclass]
[mwcard=mw1a04]2 x  Fireball[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1a06]2 x  Flameblast[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Conjuration[/spellclass]
[mwcard=MWSTX1CKJ01]1 x  Enchanter's Wardstone[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNW02]1 x  Wall of Bones[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Creature[/spellclass]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFC02]1 x  Blood Demon[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1c03]1 x  Dark Pact Slayer[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFC08]2 x  Infernian Scourger[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Enchantment[/spellclass]
[mwcard=mw1e09]3 x  Agony[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE02]1 x  Akiro's Favor[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE03]1 x  Arcane Corruption[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e01]1 x  Bear Strength[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e04]2 x  Chains of Agony[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e08]1 x  Death Link[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX1CKE04]1 x  Enchantment Transfusion[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e14]1 x  Enfeeble[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e19]2 x  Ghoul Rot[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE06]1 x  Lion Savagery[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e24]1 x  Magebane[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e25]1 x  Maim Wings[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e28]1 x  Mongoose Agility[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e29]2 x  Nullify[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e31]2 x  Poisoned Blood[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e32]1 x  Regrowth[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e36]1 x  Rhino Hide[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNE02]1 x  Rise Again[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE07]1 x  Rust[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1e40]1 x  Vampirism[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Equipment[/spellclass]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFQ01]1 x  Adramelech's Torment[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNQ01]1 x  Cloak of Shadows[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q05]1 x  Demonhide Armor[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q06]1 x  Dragonscale Hauberk[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q08]2 x  Elemental Wand[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q11]1 x  Gauntlets of Strength[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q12]1 x  Helm of Fear[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q15]1 x  Leather Boots[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q23]1 x  Regrowth Belt[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1q28]1 x  Ring of Curses[/mwcard]
[mwcard=FWQ09]2 x  Sectarus, Dark Rune Sword[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Incantation[/spellclass]
[mwcard=mw1i04]1 x  Charge[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFI06]1 x  Defend[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i06]3 x  Dispel[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i07]3 x  Dissolve[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i08]1 x  Drain Life[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i11]1 x  Explode[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i20]1 x  Purify[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i24]1 x  Seeking Dispel[/mwcard]
[mwcard=mw1i28]2 x  Teleport[/mwcard]
[/spells]
[cost]Total cost: 120 pts[/cost]
[/spellbook]

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Re: Creative Corner - Spellbook Building
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 03:12:38 PM »
I like it but only 1 chest armor? Also, is cloak of shadow useful since you will be in melee anyway?

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Re: Creative Corner - Spellbook Building
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 03:30:39 PM »
Tecnically there are two chest armors, [mwcard=mw1q05]Demonhide Armor[/mwcard] and [mwcard=mw1q06]Dragonscale Hauberk[/mwcard]. I didn't include extra [mwcard=mw1q06]Dragonscale Hauberk[/mwcard] because I wanted this to be build-able without any of the core spell tomes. As for [mwcard=DNQ01]Cloak of Shadows[/mwcard] that allows the book to play a completely different way if necessary. You're right , I don't know that it will get used every game, but the games were you break it out, it should be pretty stellar. Though mainly it's to combo with an [mwcard=mw1q08]Elemental Wand[/mwcard] with a [mwcard=mw1a04]Fireball[/mwcard] spellbound.

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Re: Creative Corner - Spellbook Building
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 03:50:04 PM »
Man, my most played book looks very similar. And most of the times my opening is ring of curses and sectarus as well :)

[spellbook]
[spellbookheader]
[spellbookname]araxian crown[/spellbookname]
[mage]A Warlock Spellbook[/mage]
[mage]built by the OCTGN SBB[/mage]
[/spellbookheader]
[spells]
[spellclass]Attack[/spellclass]
[mwcard=MW1A04]1 x Fireball[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFA01]2 x Devil's Trident[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1A06]2 x Flameblast[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Conjuration[/spellclass]
[mwcard=MW1W03]2 x Wall of Fire[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Creature[/spellclass]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFC02]1 x Blood Demon[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1C01]1 x Adramelech, Lord of Fire[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Enchantment[/spellclass]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE04]1 x Brace Yourself[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E04]2 x Chains of Agony[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E28]1 x Mongoose Agility[/mwcard]
[mwcard=FWE03]2 x Falcon Precision[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E31]2 x Poisoned Blood[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E01]1 x Bear Strength[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E08]2 x Death Link[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E09]1 x Agony[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE06]1 x Lion Savagery[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E32]1 x Regrowth[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E19]1 x Ghoul Rot[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE03]1 x Arcane Corruption[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E14]1 x Enfeeble[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E40]2 x Vampirism[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E24]1 x Magebane[/mwcard]
[mwcard=FWE02]1 x Circle of Fire[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E25]1 x Maim Wings[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE07]1 x Rust[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNE02]1 x Rise Again[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE02]1 x Akiro's Favor[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E36]1 x Rhino Hide[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E27]1 x Marked for Death[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Equipment[/spellclass]
[mwcard=FWQ09]2 x Sectarus, Dark Rune Sword[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q05]1 x Demonhide Armor[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q12]1 x Helm of Fear[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX1CKQ03]1 x Colossus Belt[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q28]1 x Ring of Curses[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q21]1 x Moloch's Torment[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q15]1 x Leather Boots[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNQ01]1 x Cloak of Shadows[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q07]1 x Elemental Cloak[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q06]1 x Dragonscale Hauberk[/mwcard]
[spellclass]Incantation[/spellclass]
[mwcard=MW1I11]2 x Explode[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1I06]3 x Dispel[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1I28]2 x Teleport[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFI06]1 x Defend[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1I08]1 x Drain Life[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1I12]1 x Force Push[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1I20]1 x Purify[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX1CKI01]1 x Drain Soul[/mwcard]
[mwcard=FWI04]1 x Force Wave[/mwcard]
[/spells]
[cost]Total cost: 120 pts[/cost]
[/spellbook]

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Re: Creative Corner - Spellbook Building
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 03:55:33 PM »
Just one question, how do u react vs a defense heavy build like the FM or maybe the Anvil warlord (with reflex boots and deflection bracers) with no falcon precision?

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Re: Creative Corner - Spellbook Building
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 04:20:26 PM »
Just one question, how do u react vs a defense heavy build like the FM or maybe the Anvil warlord (with reflex boots and deflection bracers) with no falcon precision?

Good question. I think that you have to react to those two builds in fairly separate ways. For a Forcemaster, your best bet is to rely on your constant sources of damage like [mwcard=MW1E19]Ghoul Rot[/mwcard], [mwcard=MW1E24]Magebane[/mwcard], [mwcard=MW1E04]Chains of Agony[/mwcard], and [mwcard=MWSTX2FFQ01]Adramelech's Torment[/mwcard]. Those are solid damage without having to worry about her defense or [mwcard=FWE05]Forcefield[/mwcard]. Also spellbinding a [mwcard=MW1A06]Flameblast[/mwcard] to an [mwcard=MW1Q08]Elemental Wand[/mwcard] can be a strong play. However your going to want to presure them pretty hard before you do that, so that they are running lower on resources.

For an Anvil Throne Warlord, I think it's a bit trickier. I'm much more afraid of [mwcard=MWSTX2FFQ05]Harshforge Plate[/mwcard]. Once you have [mwcard=FWQ09]Sectarus, Dark Rune Sword[/mwcard] equipped, you know that you want to be attacking with one of your actions each round. This allows you to prepare a "just in case" spell. You know that you'll only be able to cast one of your spells, and so the other one should be a dissolve. Watch your mana carfully. You need to destroy [mwcard=MWSTX2FFQ05]Harshforge Plate[/mwcard] the minute it hits the table, and be prepared to pay at least 10 mana to do so. Also watch for face down enchantments, a surprise [mwcard=MWSTX1CKE01]Armor Ward[/mwcard] can really ruin your day. Then you need to be prepared to destroy it again. Other than that, I'd employ similar cards as you would on a forcemaster. Try to make the defense less impactful. Attack with your bloodreaper first. If they block that then you follow up with your own attack, that will play a curse on them.

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Re: Creative Corner - Spellbook Building
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 07:28:55 AM »
So I played a version of a [mwcard=FWQ09]Sectarus, Dark Rune Sword[/mwcard] book yesterday with the inclusion of the Fireball Wand/Cloak combo and it was devastating.  My opponent immediately backed off once he saw the Rune Sword/[mwcard=MW1Q28]Ring of Curses[/mwcard] T1.  T2 Wand/Cloak let me keep pace with him without fear of retaliation and start popping [mwcard=MW1A04]Fireball[/mwcard]s which forced the issue and got him to move into sword range and a QC  [mwcard=MW1Q05]Demonhide Armor[/mwcard] punished him for trying to swarm me.  It was over pretty quickly. 
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Re: Creative Corner - Spellbook Building
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 08:23:50 AM »
I do think that books of this nature require a very quick assessment from your opponent. They have to anticipate what you're doing and adapt. If you don't quickly identify what you need to survive, you're probably in trouble.

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Re: Creative Corner - Spellbook Building
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2015, 03:28:13 PM »
Hi!

Where can I read more about how this book plays?:)