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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Heliocentric's Avatar
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    The Bargain Thug Bonanza

    We all get the idea. Make a badass for pocket change. Usually a specialist with a weakness, maybe a storm ruins him, maybe he can be stunlocked or fatigue drained.

    But that's okay because the thug whatever it is has a role and does it well and cheaply. Each thug needs to be submitted to only 1 of these 3 challenges.

    Challenge 1: Defeats 40 points of PD (Race with sermon priest in PD need to pick 1)

    Challenge 2: Defeat 16 astral 2 mages, with 5 in 5 research in all paths for both sides with last 8 casting communion slave and first 8 casting master.

    Challenge 3: Defeat all 3 dragons pretenders separately with 0 paths but 10 dom.

    When tested all thugs must win 66% of the repetitions (2 of 3 times) and the cheapest winner is crowned champion. (30 gold=1 gem, 4 slaves=1 gem)
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    How do you feel about blesses? With a strong bless I think I can do the first one for ~200 gold.

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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Heliocentric's Avatar
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    Hmm... Blesses count 5 gold more incrementally for each level so level 1 5g, level 4 50g, level 9 225g
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    Let's start simple: Sidhe lord with a frost brand and shield of gleaming gold, N4E6 bless. Total cost: 895 gold.
    Have him start in rear, cast air shield, self-bless, cast mistform, cast holy avenger, attack rear.
    Enter him in the PD challenge.
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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Heliocentric's Avatar
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    Remember to mention if you want him to stand forwards or backwards high or low at the start.
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    Lesser Hivemind Node lasikbear's Avatar
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    Any particular nations PD you tested against Eschatos? I can't come close to beating that.



    For challenge 3:

    Devourer of Souls (15) + Lycanthropos' Amulet (5), 20 gems/600 gold, position anywhere, but at the back is more dramatic

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    You should probably specify a specific nation's pd, Helio. Troop strength varies a lot, and some get mage commanders who can take out a lot of thugs if the AI gets lucky and picks the right spell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasikbear View Post
    Any particular nations PD you tested against Eschatos? I can't come close to beating that.



    For challenge 3:

    Devourer of Souls (15) + Lycanthropos' Amulet (5), 20 gems/600 gold, position anywhere, but at the back is more dramatic
    I didn't actually test it against 40 PD, it's based off a successful thug I used in a duel with Helio.

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    LA Ulm for the PD, because Crossbows are one of the few legitimate end game weapons.

    Edit: hmm, not sure ulm have crossbows in PD

    LA Man for the PD

    Ugh... PD is longbows and crossbows, that'll do.
    Last edited by Heliocentric; 30-09-2013 at 12:36 AM.
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    MA definitely do, check manual for other nations.

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    Dakini + Vine Shield for challenge 1

    thats 50 slaves + 10 = 675

    mirror image, mistform attack archers. positioned at rear

    not tried it versus crossbowmen but its darned good vs most PD EA!

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