Aloyzo's Arsenal Official SUBMISSION Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Card Hunter General Chat' started by Flaxative, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Yeah for sure, that's a much more potent combo than enchanted mail + enchanted harness. There's no reason to think it'd be OP.
  2. ParodyKnaveBob

    ParodyKnaveBob Thaumaturge

    Good points, good points.

    So then, should someone actually try posting that thing? Heh heh. If so, it should get a really cool name. "Reinforced Rampart" comes to mind, but it feels lackluster. ("Rampant Rampart"? Hmmm...)

    Btw, another joke armor that came to mind was Enchanted Mail + Cushioning + something ridiculous (like a black quality card to bring it back down from level 19 and make it minor). $F^ }
  3. Dargenom

    Dargenom Orc Soldier

    @Sir Veza Something like this? Rarity and level fell into place rather nicely, but as always I'm unsure about the name.
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  4. Sir Veza

    Sir Veza Farming Deity

    Looks okay to me. If I were using it, I'd rather have Traveling Curse for the bad card, but the cycling might make it too strong.
    I have doubts about the name as well. Maybe something to suggest it came from a magical creature and hasn't been altered for the current owner. Like Unsized Faerie Armor, or something of that ilk. Something an adventurer might find that doesn't quite fit, but is too good not to try to use.
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  5. j3st3ri

    j3st3ri Thaumaturge
  6. Deepweed

    Deepweed Thaumaturge

    I really can't think of a good name for my item.


    Can someone help me with the name? The theme is based on how a fencer would attack, and block roll modification is a motif. I'm not sure how I could improve upon the theme at this point. A double major token version would seem downright useless (which is kind of against this month's restriction). I considered downgrading the Nimble Strike to a Dancing Cut but then the item loses its synergistic appeal.

    I do realize you can pair two of these with a Vibrant Pain to get eight copies of the potentially unblockable Nimble Strike and six copies of Hard to Block 3 Feinting Strike, but I'm not sure it would be a real issue since parries would trigger on the attack with a 1/3 chance and the base damage for that is quite laughable (armor would be such a pain). I'd actually want to try this strategy, since it has well-defined strengths and weaknesses. In particular, you can draw out a block with Reaching Swing if you don't want to risk the other cards getting blocked still. It counters blocks but doesn't make most relevant ones completely obsolete. Running into armor would be a huge pain, though.
  7. Dargenom

    Dargenom Orc Soldier

    @Sir Veza Or perhaps the hollowed out frame of a golem? Incredibly sturdy, but it was never designed to house a living creature thus difficult to move around in?
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2016
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  8. Sir Veza

    Sir Veza Farming Deity

    That would work if you can think of a short catchy name to get the point across.
  9. Founder

    Founder Hydra

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  10. Robauke

    Robauke Guild Leader

    Hard2Block III is the real deal and 9 dmg is considerable. And lets be honest, when it is ever 9 dmg? Its more often 11 then not.
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  11. Sir Veza

    Sir Veza Farming Deity

    How about Flamberge? Or Flurrying Flamberge to reference the NS and PB parry.
    Edit: Stealthy Spatha is another alliterative alternative that matches some of the images more closely.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2016
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  12. Dargenom

    Dargenom Orc Soldier

    I might be overthinking it now, but I feel like it should be "Enchanted Golem Husk" or "Magesmith's Golem Husk Armor" to fit the Enchanted Mails, as golems in the game don't use that card?
  13. Sir Veza

    Sir Veza Farming Deity

    Some of the chess pieces use enchanted now. (I miss the crude plates they used to have.) So if you like Husk, maybe Astral Husk, or Husk of the Guardian?
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  14. timeracers

    timeracers Guild Leader

    Enchanted Mail is still over-rated I would change the Ill-fitting Armor for some other E(Black) rated card that does cycle.
  15. Sir Veza

    Sir Veza Farming Deity

    I don't know whether a cycling trait would make it too strong for AA, but 2x Armor 5 and Traveling Curse seem to cry out for one another. :cool:
    Sweet, but maybe too sweet. I wouldn't want Superstition or Dropped Guard.
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  16. Dargenom

    Dargenom Orc Soldier

    Gonna go with "Repurposed Guardian Husk" for now, I'll see if I go back to change the name/items later on but feeling pretty confident with the way it currently looks.

    Big thanks for all the help guys, here's hoping it's enough for a mention or even a win. :)
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  17. timeracers

    timeracers Guild Leader

    Enchanted Mail has 15 dots of armor
    Reliable Mail has 12 dots
    Obviously Enchanted Mail combos with harnesses
    But harnesses are also overrated

    EDIT: I just realized Stormward Pauldrons is better.
    Stormward Pauldrons has 39 dots and costs a (minortoken)
    +11 dots per harness effect
    While the proposed item has 36 dots and costs a (majortoken)
    +12 dots per harness effect
    Both include an encumber 1 card.
  18. Sir Veza

    Sir Veza Farming Deity

    And all of it is subject to armor removal.
  19. timeracers

    timeracers Guild Leader

    I just edited my post, please read the added section(assuming you haven't read it)
    Because all of it can be easily removed that what makes it harder to combo harnesses with Enchanted Mails
  20. Sir Veza

    Sir Veza Farming Deity

    I hadn't read it, but I agree that 1) Stormward Pauldrons is a very strong armor, and 2) spending big tokens on armor in MP can be quite counterproductive. There is a reason Perilous Ringmail is so popular.
    Also, overcosted cards tend to cause, rather than suffer from, poor itemization.
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