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Skeleton Swarm
« on: February 17, 2019, 03:38:26 PM »

[mage]A Necromancer Spellbook[/mage]
[mage]built by the OCTGN SBB[/mage]
[mwcard=MW1A07]1 x Lightning Bolt[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWBG1A04]1 x Sandstorm[/mwcard]
[mwcard=FWA01]1 x Arc Lightning[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWAELA03]1 x Gale Burst[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNW02]2 x Wall of Bones[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWADRJ01]2 x Alluring Orchid[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNJ04]1 x Graveyard[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1J22]1 x Tanglevine[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1J11]1 x Idol of Pestilence[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNC15]3 x Skeletal Minion[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNC14]1 x Skeletal Knight[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNC13]1 x Skeletal Archer[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNC07]1 x Mort[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNC19]1 x Venomous Zombie[/mwcard]
[mwcard=PSC03]2 x Blightheart[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNC24]1 x Zombie Minion[/mwcard]
[mwcard=]1 x Skeletal Sentry[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWAWLE01]1 x Curse Item[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E32]1 x Regrowth[/mwcard]
[mwcard=PSE11]1 x Song of Love[/mwcard]
[mwcard=PSE03]1 x Chant of Rage[/mwcard]
[mwcard=PSE10]1 x Lullaby[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE03]1 x Arcane Corruption[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWAWLE01]1 x Theft of Life[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWAFME06]1 x Mass Cowardice[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNE03]1 x Stumble[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWSTX2FFE05]1 x Fumble[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E08]1 x Death Link[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E09]1 x Agony[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWAFME04]1 x Galvanize[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E14]1 x Enfeeble[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E27]1 x Marked for Death[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1E31]2 x Poisoned Blood[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNQ02]1 x Death Ring[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q19]2 x Mage Wand[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNQ01]1 x Cloak of Shadows[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1Q16]1 x Leather Gloves[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWA01Q04]1 x Leather Chausses[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1I02]1 x Battle Fury[/mwcard]
[mwcard=PSI06]1 x Overextend[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWAWDI05]1 x Sweeping Strike[/mwcard]
[mwcard=PSI01]1 x Dissolve[/mwcard]
[mwcard=FWI13]2 x Seeking Dispel[/mwcard]
[mwcard=FWI11]1 x Dispel[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MW1I28]1 x Teleport[/mwcard]
[mwcard=PSI03]1 x Lesser Teleport[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNI05]1 x Unholy Resurgence[/mwcard]
[mwcard=DNI03]3 x Reassemble[/mwcard]
[mwcard=MWAWDI02]1 x Focused Strike[/mwcard]
[cost]Total cost: 120 pts[/cost]

So the original idea behind this book was to use blightheart and capitalize on his ability with alluring orchids. I didnt have any other basis for making the book, other than that. 
Some ideas that I have for the cards chosen are:

*mass cowardice - blightheart may be able to get the jump on a creature in his zone if they dont run, if they do they are hindered and he can chase them down and still get the bonus effect
*stumble - i love this card anyways but having an automatic swing and a miss so blightheart can get his bonus is nice!
*fumble - if they try to run then stop them in their tracks, get the bonus effect after they act
*lullaby, chant of rage, and song of love - all songs dedicated to the opponent having to attack or move where I want them.  Lullaby is more of a "I hope they miss or lose their action" so I can then swing in.
*Alluring orchid - minor creatures automatically lose their action against blightheart and he gets his bonus
*tanglevine - a staple for all necromancers but if they waste an action getting out then blightheart can move in.
*overextend - wait until an enemy has activated, use blightheart then overextend, then galvanize next turn - this one is really only ideal for killing a big buddy or trying to get the death blow on the mage.
*gale burst will knock out a minor creature that is near me so blightheart can finish it off. - I am pretty sure this will also be helpful against a swarm creature, if I move in and gale burst before they move and attack me.

I think that is it for blightheart strategy.  Everything else is pretty standard necro.  I like to bank mana for a turn or two between turns 3-5 so I will use both seeking dispels on one turn if I can.

All of the commands work on all of the skeletons.

Idol of pestilence is a necro staple card!

My zone attack of choice was sandstorm, because of the 0-2 range.  I can still use that and be obscured at the same time with my cloak.

Lightning bolt is in for a finishing blow on a creature or the mage and because of the daze and stun chance.

Arc lightning is there because it is unavoidable and the daze and stun chance.

Sweeping strike and battle fury are there for any creature but ideally blightheart or venemous zombie

I dig curse item because of the range and the DOT. I can still hit the enemy with it while being obscured.

I think that is about it for my deck analysis.  I look forward to playing some games when I can and tweaking this book.
Thanks for checking it out.

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Re: Skeleton Swarm
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 03:51:10 PM »
Looks good.

I've been mucking about with a Blightheart book and will take some of these ideas and run with them (particularly like the Gale Burst v swarm option).

I will note that Overextend does not work on Blightheart, since he is not a Soldier.

The problem will be keeping Blightheart up and running. I foresee he will draw as much hate as a Drokarr bloodreaper. Mort and Reassemble will be vital, but have you considered throwing in an Acolyte of the Bog Queen to try to keep him standing? (yes, the IoP will take it down, but you could always zombify it.)
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Re: Skeleton Swarm
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 05:26:32 PM »
Good call on blightheart and overextend. I missed that. I will then take out overextend for deathlock...i cant believe i forgot that one :/
I thpught about acolyte but i am still not sold on it. I'll ponder on it more and get back to you
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Re: Skeleton Swarm
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 12:39:18 AM »
Would adding 3 more minions help to make more swarms?
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