This band really wants a Blade Miller, I think. It mostly ran poorly, although I lost initiative every round both games and we no spawned at every moment where a Missile or Brain Blast would have gotten me out of a scrape. Mostly I had horrible luck but I think a Madness control band can work. Soul Slicer seems too good and Mr. Friend can be silly.
Thing I want to work into this band:
-Bodyguards and/or Temple Lions. Madness is of course friends with the corners of the board for a reason.
-Chain Master/Servant. After reading these pieces I think they could be really good. Not sure how many or if any if they don't work out but maybe.
-A blade Miller. It seems too good. Free Brain blast seems great. Keep in mind though I don't own one so please don't lynchpin the idea of the army on it. I'd love to get one but I'm not paying that much for a single piece. Infernal bomber may be tried for extra dice on the specials.
Post by warlord1985 on May 9, 2007 11:39:04 GMT -5
I don't have much time, but some inital thoughts:
Darkheart cottage might be good. I agree with you on miller/bodyguard/servent. Not so much on the chain guy.
I'm not sure the carriage does much for you. I'd like to see a multiblade warpstrike or something with that.
Dreamstuff entity?!?! WHY?
Darkheart Cottage: Yeah, if I own'd one, may borrow one from Jeff.
Servant could be good. I'm assuming you mean Chain Master is bad.
Wicked Carriage could probly go. Unless I add some crazy warp striker. Could be a possibility.
Dreamstuff Entity was there for, well, filler. I guess he could be replaced by something good.
I was thinking with more chain servants and such I could move it towards a more swarmish style. Leaving the Octorilla and Missile Command as my top offs in case I get extra spawn. We'll see how it goes.
Post by warlord1985 on Jun 4, 2007 10:30:56 GMT -5
Heres my new updated list:
1 Scissors 1 Zungar Blademaster
2 Clawclan Scouts 1 Pearlthorn Castle
1 Mr. Friend 1 Virtuous Maiden 1 Scarab Warcharm
1 Soul Slicer 1 Transpose Guy 1 Cyclopean Sprite
1 Soul Warden
1 Hawk-eyed Instigator
1 Blade Miller
1 Hunter Killer
This awesomeness only lost to Greg on alot of bad dice on my part.
To be completely honest, I would definetly take out out the Hunter Killer, Blade Miller, and the Octorilla in favor of another Soul Warden (guaranteed), another Virtuous Maiden (probly if I get one), and maybe a Raging Vanguard to add some beef and more crazyness. Raging Vanguard's Unstoppable ability is crazy good and could definetly add some spice to it. That's at least how I feel. Any other suggestions are welcome.
On that note, does anyone have a Soul Warden or 2 and a Virtuous Maiden for trade?
I have to say I enjoy the hell of these teams. They usually steal early turns and they can control the tempo of the game so your opponent can't get rolling. Also they are great against all the Snakes on a Plane craziness out there.
Post by warlord1985 on Jun 4, 2007 18:20:17 GMT -5
I have to say Lumpy I really like the speed at which this team opperates. I really can't decide though whether I want to use the second Virtuous Maiden or a Valkyrie Moonrider as more Snake/Raise/Baxar tech and some insta-power on the field. What do you think?
When i played ya, the maiden gave me more problems than the moonrider did. Sure removing peices from my yard is good, but you only can get so many blades, and blades are usually better to be used on movement, and in the more modern builds the equitars are more of a threat than the spikers tend to be.
I agree with Greg on the second Maiden over Valkyrie. The Moonrider will generally only remove 1 to 2 peices from a graveyard. The builds we have going are going to win more with speed and I think her cost would slow things down.
1 Soul Slicer 1 Cyclopean Sprite 1 Transpose Guy (still never use his name)
3 Soul Wardens
1 Hawk-eyed Instigator
I dropped ALOT of the higher spawns. They worked out but they never achieved the end goal of winning turns sneakily.
I added a second scissors to get the edge on the 5 spawn for turn 1, and on an 8 spawn gets me 2 scissors and a Blademaster. Sprite is still an MVP some games. Soul Slicer rocks my socks more times than I can count. Transpose dude is situational but hes really good when he hits the board.
3 Soul Wardens is InSaNe and thats the way I like it. HUGE power and Regenerate is awesome. It works so well its stupid.
Overall I'm extremely happy with the band and it is shaping up very well. I'm hoping that with some luck of the dice and some final specs it can beat the Spikers with certainty. Spiker is the only real problem I face, it beats alot of the other bands up at Mzone. Josh if I can I'll try and make Oberlin so we can pow-wow over it; I hear you've been bashing my madness. The bands new name is InSaNiTy.