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Spellbook Design and Construction / Re: My Academy Warlock deck so far...
« on: November 05, 2016, 11:52:15 PM »
Well it's  more about having options.  For example, I use Mhegeddon against Priestess and Wizard, and if go first in a mirror match, but I'd never use him against a BM, because Asps.  I'd use the Afflicted Demon instead.  A swarm of cheaper demons did more work for me against the BM, rather than bringing out heavy hitters.

Spellbook Design and Construction / My Academy Warlock deck so far...
« on: November 05, 2016, 06:11:27 PM »
3x Firestream
1x Twin Fireball

3x Sanguine Hunter
3x Combustion Demon
1x Mhgheddon
1x Afflicted Demon
1x Narayan Vampiress
1x Drakas, Imp Overlord

1x Curse Item
2x Demonic Link
2x Sanguine Thirst
1x Theft of Life

2x Burning Cuirass
1x Demonhide Mask
1x Eye of Bael
1x Hellstar

1x Disperse
2x Siphon Life
1x Unholy Blood Ritual

 Still a work in progress but I've trimmed the deck considerable from its first version.  Has anybody found anything that's crucial to a Warlock deck?

Mage Wars Academy / Re: How many people here use Tabletopia?
« on: October 28, 2016, 06:55:44 PM »
I didn't know what tabletopia was until you mentioned it. I might try it if I can convince my MW buddy to buy into it.  We both agree that this game is best played digital.  We like the game and all but the board can get so cluttered...

Strategy and Tactics / Re: Warlock experience asked for
« on: October 25, 2016, 02:43:50 AM »
D'oh! Yeah, forgot we found that earlier on, and then it went completely out of our brains.  Goes good on the Sanguine, though.

Strategy and Tactics / Re: Warlock experience asked for
« on: October 25, 2016, 01:04:40 AM »
A typical starting opening for us is to Mhegeddon into Vampiress into Sanguine Hunter, with Demonic Link on Vampiress.  Put the 2 damage either on yourself or Vampiress, depending on the game state.  Sanguines and Vampiress are probably your best units.  Get the Eye out as soon as you can, you'll need the mana.

Don't bring out Mhegeddon vs the Beastmaster, though.  He'll just summon a bunch of asps, boost them with Badger Frenzy, and turn Mhgeddon into a teddy bear.  And if you don't bring him out first turn, you might as well not bring him out at all.  You'll have to take a different route for that (the Demon that can toss weaken tokens would be a good choice if facing Asps).

Siphon Life is good to damage/kill anything with a built in Def, since they can't defend against it, and armor doesn't protect from it.  I'd take out a Crumble (if you're running them) for 1 Curse Item; I hate using full actions to take out something that was cast as a quick.

Theft of Life can be useful on Ehren to try to slow down the healing, but it's really good against the BM's Regen Belt.  Curse of Decay is usually too slow by itself, needs to be supplemented with something, maybe burns.  I'll edit the post when I think of more tips.

Mage Wars Academy / Re: Differences Academy vs Arena
« on: October 24, 2016, 09:25:27 AM »
Glad I'm not the only one who noticed this problem with the word "attack" in Academy.

Mage Wars Academy / Want to promote Academy
« on: October 23, 2016, 09:59:37 PM »
I would love so much if this game took off around here.  I want to start promoting it weekly. If even only 3 or 4 people pick it up I'll be happy.  Have any of you tried to demo games before? Any tips about what or what not to do?

Mage Wars Academy / Re: Disperse on facedown enchantments?
« on: October 23, 2016, 06:13:03 PM »
Shows how much of a noob I am that I forget to check the target box at the top of the card...

Mage Wars Academy / Disperse on facedown enchantments?
« on: October 23, 2016, 05:20:47 PM »
Can Disperse be used to destroy facedown enchantments?

Mage Wars Academy / Opening turns?
« on: October 22, 2016, 11:15:10 PM »
This is for Mage Wars Academy, not to be confused with Arena.

We've been having a lot of trouble trying to win with the Warlock, so I've been practicing him almost exclusively.  We've discovered that a first turn Mhegeddon, 2nd turn Vampiress, 3rd turn Guard with Vampiress and then summon Sanguine and putting the 2 damage onto the Vampiress is pretty good, except against the Beastmaster running snakes.  There is zero reason to put out Mhegeddon against a BM, as those snakes with Badger Frenzy will turn your closers into teddy bears. 

I tried using Combustion Demons and Curse of Decay to deal with early snakes but even that took too long, especially when he uses the staff to heal them.  I'm thinking the most economical solution is for the Warlock to pack 1 copy of Arcane Missles and hope for the best, but man that's 4 spell points in a game where deck building is already sardine-can tight.  I know Siphon Life gets past their defense but that's 6 Mana to take out a 4-cost unit.

Any ideas/experiences?

Mage Wars Academy / Priestess + Blessed Focus
« on: October 21, 2016, 11:38:03 PM »
Is the Priestess considered a Holy Creature?

Mage Wars Academy / Re: How many Academy players?
« on: October 20, 2016, 04:50:40 PM »
I one who started with Arena and transferred to Academy just a couple weeks ago.  I've since convinced two other gaming buddies to pick it up, and we can't get enough.  I'm frothing at the mouth for more expansions to come out.

I got 2 hell stars in my warlock pack.

Which curse item are you talking about?

Mage Wars Academy / Re: Counterstrike
« on: October 12, 2016, 02:11:17 AM »
If the skunk is attacked while it does NOT have a guard token, does the Counterstroke step still happen?

General Discussion / Been out of the game for a couple of years...
« on: October 11, 2016, 05:01:46 PM »
So what's big now?  Just came across all the Wizard errata stuff, glad that was finally dealt with.  Are there any Mages that stand out as being too unreliable to use? Which ones are viewed as being perhaps a little too powerful these days?  Are people looking forward to Paladin vs Siren?

Lastly, is it possible to get the most updated printing of the core Rulebook somewhere?  I'll settle for pdf.

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