Discussion in 'Deck Building' started by PIZZA, Oct 11, 2013.
Go farm lvl 12 adventures like craaaze
P.S. I want that too D:
Level 9 Elf Priest
Vampire's BladeVampire's BladeGlowing Hide ArmorDueler's BucklerOff-balance BootsHand Of MelvelousSilver Healing RingGlasod's Dark SkullSuperb FootworkTrained Cleansing1 x Block2 x Run1 x Reliable Hide Armor1 x Parry4 x Loner1 x Wild Run1 x Shuffle3 x Consuming Touch5 x Spear Of Darkness1 x Thick Hide Armor1 x Purge1 x Limited Heal6 x Invigorating Touch1 x Help The Weak1 x Greater Heal1 x Holy Presence1 x Unreliable Block2 x Quick Run2 x Draining Touch
Level 10 Dwarf Wizard
Cherry BoltstaffCherry BoltstaffBloody BraceletBubbling WandPenetrating ChainBubbling WandOchre RobesDisintegrating BootsNovice FerocityElectroporter Novice1 x Resistant Hide2 x Acid Blast1 x Flimsy Block2 x Boiling Armor1 x Officer's Harness2 x Rusty Armor4 x Bungled Bolt1 x Dash1 x Wall Of Fire1 x Spark Inductor2 x Charge1 x Little Zap1 x Spark Generator2 x Path Of Knives2 x Whirlwind Enemies3 x Penetrating Zap4 x Sorcerous Bolt1 x Dimensional Traveller4 x Long Spark
Level 9 Elf Warrior
Kobold KillerCrummy Short SwordHefty Stout ClubDependable MailHeavy Wooden ShieldTough Leather CapMoldy Cloth BootsAdvanced EvasionSharp Bashing1 x Stab1 x Flimsy Block1 x Parry1 x Slippery3 x Chop1 x Violent Overswing1 x Reliable Mail2 x Simple Strike1 x Weakened Armor1 x Strong Bludgeon1 x Dash, Team!1 x Cloth Armor1 x Run3 x Penetrating Cut1 x Weak Strike1 x Toughened Hide Strips1 x Walk4 x Bludgeon2 x Trained Bludgeon1 x Impaler1 x Elvish Mobility2 x Mail1 x Able Bludgeon1 x Simple Bash1 x Bruiser1 x All Out AttackSo I went to the Gladiatorial Arena on my first go. It did better than I expected. Loner showed up first turn when everyone starts back to back. Fortunately Shae was on the end and only took 10 damage, but he was able to recover and survive. The 2nd battle where the VP spots are all spread out 2 Loner showed up right in a row but he was far away from everyone and took no damage. He got hurt from a kobold and the tree but was able to recover. In the final battle he took 8 damage from Loner but caught right back up on health.
All in all, first impressions are that if you can stay alive the Vampire can recover very quickly. Now, the rest of my team was hurting most of the time because Shae wasn't able to heal much. I may have to replace the Wizard with a Priest like I was thinking.
Loner is definitely more of a problem in PvP where sometimes you just have to pass the turn at low life. I would replace the warrior with a priest before dumping the wizard, but maybe you don't have enough control effects on your wizard for him to be super effective?
Also, I think I like Agility better on elf vampire priests, it lets you start the turn with priority behind your opponent. I've won a lot of games off that surprise factor.
When you say control effects do you mean stuff like Winds of War, Force Bolt, etc...? That build for the wizard was for Trogs. I forgot to change it before I went into the Arena.
I'm not sure what you mean by Agility. Slippery?
Sorry, meant Escapist! Yeah the Slippery trait is sweet.
What's funny is Agility just dropped for me, so I was like "OH!", but now...
So after playing:
Gladiatorial Arena, Finals
Lord Stafford's Treasure
Gladiatorial Arena, Qualifiers
The build is fun and I never died from Loner. In fact I only died on the last battle of Lord Stafford's Treasure because the Merc fed my Vampire two Potent Stabs.
This is what I ended up with although I may swap out the Elf traits for the one with Slippery because of the boots I equipped when he leveled.
Level 10 Elf Priest
Glowing Hide Armor
Blue Suede Shoes
Hand Of Melvelous
Silver Healing Ring
Glasod's Dark Skull
1 x Block
1 x Scamper
1 x Reliable Hide Armor
1 x Parry
4 x Loner
1 x Shuffle
3 x Consuming Touch
1 x Walk
5 x Spear Of Darkness
1 x Thick Hide Armor
1 x Purge
1 x Limited Heal
6 x Invigorating Touch
1 x Help The Weak
1 x Scuttle
1 x Greater Heal
1 x Holy Presence
1 x Unreliable Block
2 x Quick Run
2 x Draining Touch
Slippery easily counts as one of the single best traits in the game, and I agree it would nicely fit a vampire build. Your opponents better make sure to never let you pass first when the elven blood-sucker is around.
That's what the cantrip drains are for: always retaining priority!
So in the name of science, having found a second Vampire's Blade and a second Lifesuck Spear, I just tested triple priests with one frenzy support and two vampires. Seems inferior. I'm 0/5 so far, plummeting from 1350 to 1250 in the ladder. I'm going to stop before anyone accuses me of tanking
So after gaining a few levels I've been able to enhance all other areas with a token item and I still have one unused token. :/ I've also found that I really like using Superb Footwork. I'm able to steal priority and sneak in for a kill. Very nice. I've also been having fun with Boots Of Aggression for the Charge. I've still never died to Loner in spite of the fact I've had it drawn 3 times in a single turn twice. Both times I was at full health and only near 1 other character. I do notice a weakness of the build is when something has heavy armor (a lot of armor cards). If I my wizard doesn't have armor removal things get more dicey. I'm happy to report that dual wielding two Vampire's Blade is viable in SP.
Edit: Oh, and one other thing, I swapped out the Silver Ring for a ring with Boosted Heal on it. It really helps with survivability and even though I've never had the card when Loner was drawn, it should work to mitigate the damage it can deal.
I've got a Focused Healer in Randimar's this week. I'll be picking that up along with a couple epics. I finally died from a Loner last night. While playing the level 11 and 12 goblin boards I ran in for a kill on a low goblin to protect my warrior. Drew a single Loner the next turn, took 12 damage and died. Still won the match though. I've since had Talented Healer in my build and wow is that powerful. Goblin berserkers don't seem as scary when you've got a Mass Frenzy buff, 2 Invigorating Touch, and a Spear Of Darkness in your hand.
I've also switched out my Wizard for another priest to get more healing and Mass Frenzy in the game.
Speaking of vampire priests, this will be for sale tomorrow:
Isn't that a Warrior? Still, pretty nifty.
(then again, he's not wearing a helmet... hm)
Oh my geez that looks awesome....
Pretty sure it's a priest, given the shield with a cross-like design.
Right, warriors have helmets:
Or, um, head-thingys at least.
So, now there's 2 undead dwarf warriors? That's a bit sad in terms of variation. Not complaining about the quality though, that's for sure.
Inverted cross, so Eeeeevil, so metal
And "evil" is definitely in the purview of the priest class
He may still be alive... I think that's a beard sticking out from under his arms. Not sure why his face is shining bright enough to light up his arms and weapon.
There's a candle in there too, obviously.
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