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8th Ed. BRB Lores of Magic - A Deep Dive

Discussion in 'Other Armies Discussion' started by NIGHTBRINGER, Dec 18, 2021.

  1. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Well, the one on Lore of Metal was a really solid analysis.
    I've NEVER used it, mostly because my armies were:
    Dwarfs (no magic!)
    Tomb Kings (no access to it)
    Lizardmen (suboptimal choice. the only time i took something from it was when i went for wandering deliberations)

    so I've never consider it as a viable lore.

    I like the fact that Searing Doom can be exceptionally strong and, in the end, it's wasted only against 2 armies (beastmen and skaven), and "only" 2 spells out of 6 are poor.
    So, in the end, it's not a bad lore for an all-comers list.
     
  2. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
    Slann

    Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl Eleventh Spawning

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    It's pretty clear that it's wasted against Orcs and Goblins as well, because the only viable target in a Greenskin army is the Arachnarok, which has no guarantee of being taken and (if our Best Close Combat contest is anything to go by) has plenty of other counters if it is.
     
  3. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    you have a point.
    However, we're talking about 3 armies on 16. Chances are it will be useful more often than not.
     
  4. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    I think they would be one of the armies that would most benefit from the lore. It's a shame they can't take it.
     
  5. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Yep, definitely.
     
  6. The Great White Lizard
    Chameleon Skink

    The Great White Lizard Well-Known Member

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    Progress on the Lore of Death deep dive is slow, but hopefully it should be worth the wait once I'm all done. Death has certainly been interesting to analyze so far.
     
  7. Lizards of Renown
    Slann

    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    Looking forwards to your review! :D
     
  8. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    I'm looking forward to reading your breakdown of it!
     
  9. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    My Dream Team Cherrypicked Lore for Lizardmen.

    I was really tempted to take Enchanted Blade of Aiban for #2 and mildly tempted to take Hand of Glory.

    Almost all the #5s are great. It was a tough choice for me.

    It was a wrench not taking Final Transformation or Dwellers Below for #6, but I think the choices below suit my personal play style better.

    It was a tough choice between Okkam's Mindrazor and Biorona's Timewarp. I ultimately chose Mindrazor because I thought I was over utilizing Light.

    Note the one time I played two Slann in a 6000 point game, I went with Shadow and Light. I am a slave to thematic pairings. But they are also my favorite BRB lores. My friend and I have a vague plan to do another 5000+ game this summer. If it wasn't for how much I crave variety I would probably do Shadow and Light again.

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    LM Lore
    0. Spirit Leech (Death)
    1. Pha's Protection (Light)
    2. Speed of Light (Light)
    3. Walk Between Worlds(High)
    4. Doom and Darkness (Death)
    5. Comet of Casandra (Heavens)
    6. Okkam's Mindrazor (Shadow)

    Hypothetically if I double dip and have Slann and Skink lores it would look like this.

    Slann
    0. Spirit Leech (Death)
    1. Pha's Protection (Light)
    2. Enchanted Blades of Aiban (Metal)
    3. Throne of Vines (Life)
    4. Doom and Darkness (Death)
    5. Fulminating Force Cage (Fire)
    6. Okkam's Mindrazor (Shadow)

    Skink
    0. Iceshard Blizzard (Heavens).
    1. Pha's Protection (Light)
    2. Speed of Light (Light)
    3. Walk Between Worlds(High)
    4. Uranon's Thunderbolt (Heavens)
    5. Comet of Casandora (Heavens)
    6. Transformation of Kadon (Beasts)


    Lizardmen Necromancers Dream Team

    0. Ryze the Grave Call (Undeath)
    1. Phas Protection (Light)
    2. Speed of Light (Light)
    3. Throne of Vines (Life)
    4. Rhazkar the Swarm (Undeath)
    5. Kandorak the Harbinger (Undeath)
    6. Akar’aran, the Dark Riders (Undeath)

    Is it thematically fitting that I filled all the non-summoning Undeath spots with Light and Life, Mahrlect no! Would it be cheesy effective, Marhlect yes.

    With my Throne of Vines giving me miscast protection I can afford to six dice cast any summoning spell with minimal risk muhahahaha. And I'm going to make my living units nigh unkillable with Speed of Light and Pha's Protection.

    EDIT: Yes, I really really like Pha's Protection
     
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  10. The Great White Lizard
    Chameleon Skink

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    Hey @Scalenex , nice custom lore. It looks like you accidentally posted it in the wrong thread though, I think you meant to post it on this one?
     
  11. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    I cross posted, because I got so many likes here I didn't want to delete it here.

    :D
     
  12. Lizards of Renown
    Slann

    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    The more 8th related conversation the better! Bring it on!

    Right @NIGHTBRINGER ?
     
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