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AoS Endless Spells and Kroak/Slaan

Discussion in 'Seraphon Tactics' started by Boshea, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Boshea
    Skink

    Boshea New Member

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    Something dumb I was messing with
    Kroak
    Slaan
    Astrolith
    Eternity Warden
    Starpriest
    Starpriest
    5 Saurus Guard
    5 Saurus Guard
    5 Saurus Guard
    Troglodon
    Eternal Starhost
    Umbral Spellportal
    Aethervoid Pendulum
    Balewind Vortex
    Chronomantic Cogs
    Prismatic Palisade

    Could probably replace the Trog with more spells, but seems like a silly list to run. Build a bunker for Kroak and the Slaan behind Palisde and the Eternal host. Use the Astrolith to give all your wizards +1 to cast, Have the Skinks setup Palisade/Portal/Cogs, throw the slaan onto the Vortex to get a summon engine to field the rest of your army, have kroak cast through the portal to tear apart the enemy or have the slaan launch the pendulum/missiles through a teleported skink/trog.
     
  2. Deed525
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    Not enough meat for the grinder :)
     
  3. Aginor
    Slann

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    I also fear that when a few of your casts fail then you will have a hard time defending against heavy hitters your opponent might throw at you. The Eternal Starhost will keep most horde stuff at bay, but mortal wounds will decimate them very quickly.
     
  4. tom
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    Forgive my nit picking but that is for dispelling and quoted from an 'optional' expansion. It seems clear that you need Los to dispel which adds some tactics to the placement of buff spells, however I can't see that this supports the position that you need Los to unbind an attempted cast of the spells in the core game .
     
  5. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    That is a fair comment and your right it is not from the core rules.

    I have read the core rules umpteen times and still not noticed anything about LoS for dispel.
     
  6. tom
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    Thanks, seems like we're on the same page then . Don't want to unfairly map wide unbind from behind a rock unless it's legit. Mwahahah
     
  7. Vexcor
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    so LoS is important for dispell. In case you put vortex on board, the enemy cant unbind it,
    he can try to dispell it in his hero phase with LoS in 30" with a roll 2D6 and need an 8 correct?
     
  8. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Only thing I have found is in the box with the title Unit Of Wizards

    Wizards are usually fielded
    as a unit consisting of just
    one model. If a unit with the
    Wizard keyword has more
    than one model, it counts as
    a single wizard for all rules
    purposes, and you must pick
    a model from the unit to cast
    or unbind a spell before you
    attempt to cast or unbind it;
    measure the distance and
    check visibility using the model
    you picked.

    But that looks more of a general term not specifically about dispel.
     
  9. tom
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    Hmm I'm already feeling a bit bad for completely shutting down my buddies magic with arcane might, maybe we'll house rule it for Los make things more interesting tactically
     
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    Things would get pretty insane if you could double up on any of the utility spells. Multiple Cogs for example.

    Yeah for dispelling, you need Line of Sight. Which is why the Palisade is so good, it's cheap and eats a dispel.

    Malign Sorcery is only optional in the sense that you both agree to use it. It's very much part of the core game. It's Matched Play legal, so you should expect it (especially as it's pretty much going to help every army provided they have at least 1-2 Wizards).
     
  11. Boshea
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    The only thing I consider truly optional in the Malign book is using Realm rules. Those seem to be the only things that really throw a wrench into things with Realm lores and buffing specific spells. The Endless Spells themselves and Realm artifacts are all pretty fair.
     
  12. Vexcor
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    if you cast an endless spell, can the enemy try to unbind it?
    cogs for example:
    you need a cast of 7 to cast cogs, the enemy need an 8 to unbind it.
    in his turn, the emeny can try to dispell it with an 8.

    so does the enemy have 2 chances to get ride of the endless spell?
     
  13. Boshea
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    Yes. It can be unbound like any other spell when cast, and then you can give up a spell in your turn to try and unbind it against the base cast value.
     
  14. Aginor
    Slann

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    Yes. That is another thing that limits the usefulness of some of them - like the Prismatic Palisade - that have low casting values.

    We as Seraphon can do a trick though: With a Slann and an Astrolith Bearer we can stay far away from enemy wizards so at least in turn 1 we can cast the spells and use the extended range.
     

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