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Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« on: July 08, 2015, 10:26:40 AM »
Today's preview is one I'm quite excited about. I've been looking forward to these critters since Bryan first showed me Academy, and today you get to see the power of the Steelclaws! You can find the article >>HERE<<.

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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 10:38:37 AM »
Fear the Goldilocks Beastmaster!
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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 10:45:20 AM »
So in an Arena game, you could put some of these new bears in play, then summon the Steelclaw Grizzly and say "Here comes Papa!!" 

(Or conversely, your opponent drops a Steelclaw Grizzly, puts him on guard, then says "Who's your Daddy?!")
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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2015, 10:45:35 AM »
Fear the Bearmaster!


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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 10:51:34 AM »
So in an Arena game, you could put some of these new bears in play, then summon the Steelclaw Grizzly and say "Here comes Papa!!" 

(Or conversely, your opponent drops a Steelclaw Grizzly, puts him on guard, then says "Who's your Daddy?!")

I'm pretty sure that makes Bear Strength Steelclaw Grandpa.
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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2015, 11:08:38 AM »
Interesting. Mama bear can get up to a six dice attack with the cubs alone. So it seems the limit for level 1 creatures is three in academy.

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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2015, 11:39:42 AM »
So, does that mean Steelclaw Grizzly and Steelclaw Matriarch are prerequisites if you want one or more Steelclaw Cubs in your spellbook?
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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2015, 12:38:03 PM »
What's interesting is it's possible to get mummy bear to attack with 9 dice in an arena game, without any additional bonuses. Add on two melee from the staff, two from bear strength, one from the hand and further bonuses from the totems etc.... This momma can be rolling 17 dice with piercing two or three when charging into a beastmasters zone and attacking!!!!!

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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2015, 01:06:10 PM »
What's interesting is it's possible to get mummy bear to attack with 9 dice in an arena game, without any additional bonuses. Add on two melee from the staff, two from bear strength, one from the hand and further bonuses from the totems etc.... This momma can be rolling 17 dice with piercing two or three when charging into a beastmasters zone and attacking!!!!!

While that's hypothetically possible, if you could pull this off you should have already won the game (e.g. just attack with your Cubs + Beastmaster, etc).  And what is your opponent doing if he's letting you assemble an army of 7 bears + enchantments + equipment, and not doing anything to prevent the Mama Bear from charging in to attack you in the same zone as all the Pests?

*edit* I guess this could happen in Domination while your opponent focuses on V'tar, allowing you to pump out 2-3 Bears per round.
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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2015, 01:14:23 PM »
So, does that mean Steelclaw Grizzly and Steelclaw Matriarch are prerequisites if you want one or more Steelclaw Cubs in your spellbook?

That and a lair :P
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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2015, 01:21:48 PM »
What's interesting is it's possible to get mummy bear to attack with 9 dice in an arena game, without any additional bonuses. Add on two melee from the staff, two from bear strength, one from the hand and further bonuses from the totems etc.... This momma can be rolling 17 dice with piercing two or three when charging into a beastmasters zone and attacking!!!!!

I think we can go higher
3 Base
6 Cubs
1 Pet
1 if in beastmasters zone
2 Staff
2 Bear Strength
4 Rajan's Fury
2 Power Strike
4 piercing Tooth and Nail

It could be 21 dice and 4 piercing on a basic melee attack!

Can we get this higher?

If you did 2vs2 you could get more cubs and more bonuses to stack on it
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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2015, 01:39:05 PM »
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That and a lair :P

Ha ha! Nice one Coshade.
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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2015, 01:49:20 PM »

I think we can go higher
3 Base
6 Cubs
1 Pet
1 if in beastmasters zone
2 Staff
2 Bear Strength
4 Rajan's Fury
2 Power Strike
4 piercing Tooth and Nail

It could be 21 dice and 4 piercing on a basic melee attack!

Can we get this higher?
i will add to the pile:
+2 charge and +1 piercing from Lion Savagery :)

which gives us
23 dice and 5 piercing

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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2015, 01:51:15 PM »

I think we can go higher
3 Base
6 Cubs
1 Pet
1 if in beastmasters zone
2 Staff
2 Bear Strength
4 Rajan's Fury
2 Power Strike
4 piercing Tooth and Nail

It could be 21 dice and 4 piercing on a basic melee attack!

Can we get this higher?
i will add to the pile:
+2 charge and +1 piercing from Lion Savagery :)

which gives us
23 dice and 5 piercing


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Re: Test your Skills... Steelclaws!
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2015, 02:02:52 PM »

I think we can go higher
3 Base
6 Cubs
1 Pet
1 if in beastmasters zone
2 Staff
2 Bear Strength
4 Rajan's Fury
2 Power Strike
4 piercing Tooth and Nail

It could be 21 dice and 4 piercing on a basic melee attack!

Can we get this higher?
i will add to the pile:
+2 charge and +1 piercing from Lion Savagery :)

which gives us
23 dice and 5 piercing

1 Call of the Wild

... which also adds +1 attack die to each of your 6 Cubs!

Competes with the other incantation + equipment quickspells, though.  Maybe if you could somehow convince a nearby Warlord to cast the Power Strike for you (?)... in which case you might convince him to cast Battle Fury for another 3 dice - albeit part of a separate attack.
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