TaKtiX: Chris Dyer

Chris Dyer is a lead playtester for Warlord, has been UK Champion in both Open and Campaign formats at the same time; he placed 2nd overall at his first KoHIT (2004) and highly in the second KoHIT (2005).

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Top 5 Influential Cards from EOTS: #3

Card number 3 is one of those player designed ones. I really hope you like the art on this card, because it's going to be all over the place. I mean literally everywhere. This card is so amazingly useful in so many decks that you'll be sick of the sight of it. That's why I've chsen it as influential - it's sheer versatility is enough to have a considerable impact on the game.

I'm talking, of course, about Prolong the Fight.

This is easily one of the most powerful cards in the set. Now, I could wax lyrical about why I think this card is so great, and believe me, that would take a very long time, but I'm sure you can figure that out for yourselves. (Actually, if anyone is in any doubt why, ask and I'll explain.) Instead, I'll spare you that and explain just how many decks I see this popping up in.

First of all, virtually every Dwarf deck in the game will play this card. It's an automatic include for any Cleric Warlord in the stunty faction, and will provide a considerable boost for multiclass Cleric/Fighter's like Valhala Abyssbane and The Broken Earth (who, by the way, is getting a considerable number of tricks from this set, possibly enough to elevate him to the status of a half decent Warlord.) It's also going to appear in a lot of non-cleric Dwarf decks like Duty and Nitesh Imaran, both of whom would really appreciate being readied but have lower level characters out in case they haven't got a level 4 Cleric hanging around.

However, the reason that I like this card so much is that it fits in a whole bunch of other factions. Last Friday I got to face what feels like the millionth incarnation of Laurence's Ichaerus deck, which is starting a Yanthorine to cast Prolong the Fight to ready Papa Netheryn. It's also going to fit really nicely in a lot of Albrecht decks, many of which run backup level clerics to ready everyone's favourite angel. Basically, any deck that plays level 3 or 4 heavy hitters and has access to, or starts Clerics should take a long hard look at this card.

And everybody else, prepare to take an awful lot of looks at this card. It's going to be around for ages.


At Thursday, May 25, 2006 5:41:00 pm, Blogger Shakalooloo Doom said...

Dang it all! Quit spoilin' m' seekrit t3ch!!11!


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