Coming soon. Any feedback appreciated.
Jan 04, 2019 PST
I can already smell the 'don't put just one [[Divine]] or [[Sympathy]]' comments, but i think if your opponents exhausts those you could actually be fine.
I think it would be a lot easier to be fine if you used Frost Back Bear instead of Iron Rhino but i'm at the point there i won't even tell people anymore not to use that card - i assume you know what you want.
I actually really like the dice pool.
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Hahahaha actually the only reason I wanted to play Rhinos is because I love them. Coal was my first Phoenixborn to play so I had a lot of fun when opponents were struggling to kill this big guy. So you might actually be right about switching Rhinos for Frost Back Bears but it's just because I really wanted them there.
I could easily see some die changes as well. Until the last minute before I published this deck I had 2 free die slots but then I just decided to put blues there. So that's of course another option to play around with the deck and is probably a better option in case someone decides to touch your precious die!
Thanks for the feedback! Much appreciated :-)
I think if you get hit by illusion you do not lose a lot of options.
Most of your cards use natural and the few ones that don't can be played before they are important and still have their full effect.
So the main consequence is that you have less dice total.
First - the same goes for the opponent.
Second - You do have a lot of dice recursion, so the situation is in your favor some of the time.
The only real downside is that you can not play as many rhinos.
I would not change a thing really.
i only have 2 thoughts really. first is do you need elephants and rhinos? they fill a very similar role. the other is to do with the dice count. if you bring another sympathy die, you can resonance the rhino's in the first round, meaning your less draw dependent. apart from that, it looks good
Jan 07, 2019 PST
Hmm... In my opinion it's not so bad to have both. You might want to play Elephant Rider in your FF but you have no guarantee to draw another in second or third round. And Rhinos are something you can keep spawning at basically any time.
Resonance would be really nice. Agreed!
I was thinking about using Resonance... And I am not sure how FF would look like. My FF might look like this:
Elephant Rider, Magic Purity, Battle Mage, Summon Iron Rhino, Summon Ice Golem.
Play Magic Purity then Elephant Rider which leaves you with 4 dice. Play Battle Mage or Summon Iron Rhino - these two cost your remaining 4 dice together. And then Summon Ice Golem.
You are left with 0 dice and pretty solid board with two nice creatures. Also leaving options to play for next round even if your draw sucks (like drawing 3 Ice Trap haha... That's basically my first idea about First Five.
When I considered using Resonance I was not sure how to play it in your first hand and still have solid board on the first round. I will think about it and come back later :-) If you can think of First Five with Resonance and still get a solid first round please do let me know!
I guess you could play 2 Resonance and switch it for 1 Summon Iron Rhino and 1 Summon Lucky Rabbit. The thing I don't like about this is that you are very dice-dependent. If you have 2 [[sympathy]] dice and throw one (or none) on power or class side you are bound to Meditate... I feel like many cards in this deck are rather important and wouldn't want to risk it. But then again I am not sure if this setup would be better or worse.
First Five could be:
Summon Iron Rhino, Resonance, Battle Mage, Summon Lucky Rabbit and Summon Ice Golem.
With this you have 2 ways to start your game: Play Summon Iron Rhino, Resonance and get your first Rhino. This leaves you with 3 dice to play. Battle Mage would come next and leave you with 2 more books to play until your hand is empty.
Second way is to not summon Rhino and instead summon 1 Lucky Rabbit and Ice Golem which again leaves you with empty hand and pool. But you get buffed Ice Golem and Lucky Rabbit.
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FF with resonance could be
summon iron rhino
TN 8 which is fine. Not great, but doable. this leaves you with an iron rhino on the board, an anchornaut hanging around (always a good thing) and probably dealt with one of your opponents units.
also, don't be afraid to meditate. here's why.