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Author Topic: The Frugal Mage Warrior: Core setx1-only Arraxian Crown Warlock (4th edition)  (Read 6306 times)

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It's useful for banking an attack action. Really good for things like leather boots or gloves, which I'd rather use explode for than a mere dissolve. Plus, I can use it on a dragonscale hauberk and have an immediate fire attack before they can put a second one on.

Plus, unlike a lot of other spells that bank actions like this, it's a quick action, rather than a full one.
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I like the look of your deck now, although I have these questions:

1) Doesn't the Elemental Wand clutter your deck?  You've got a lot of attack spells and the wand adds extra mana, an action, and a hand space. I would think you would just want to stick with one hand with Mage Wand and the other with Lash, and just straight cast the attack spells.  Or are you just trying to bait them into dissolving your Elemental Wand so you can pull out one of your Mage Wands (effectively making three in the deck) instead?

2) What is the thinking behind the Battle Fury?  When would you use this instead of an attack spell? After I was advised the extra attack wouldn't give my mage or pet demon melee bonuses now, I took Battle Fury out of my warlock deck and replaced them with elemental attack spells.

3) Do you find your one Bear Strength gets dispelled?  Or are people too busy dispelling curses to worry about that enchantment?
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1. The elemental wand might not be entirely necessary, but it seems helpful, since there are only two flameblasts in the 4th edition core set. Although it's definitely not necessary every game.

2. the difference between battle fury and just using a quick attack spell, is that battle fury happens in the same action as the attack. Innate piercing +x works for both strikes, unlike melee+x, or piercing strike's effect, etc. Also, creature melee attacking with battle fury's effect can't be intercepted by a guard, but an attack spell can.

I.e. if you give a creature elusive at some point and then quickcast battle fury on it right before it attacks the mage, a guarding guardian angel won't be able to stop either strike. If you quickcast an attack spell, guardian angel can intercept the first attack, and then you only get one strike on the mage.

3. If the bear strength gets dispelled, that's only 2 less dice per round. I have plenty more, plus DoT, not to mention that means they have one less dispel for my curses.
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