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28-09-2013, 07:40 PM #1
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)
28-09-2013, 07:47 PM #2
How do you feel about blesses? With a strong bless I think I can do the first one for ~200 gold.
28-09-2013, 07:51 PM #3
Hmm... Blesses count 5 gold more incrementally for each level so level 1 5g, level 4 50g, level 9 225g
29-09-2013, 04:17 AM #4
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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.
Last edited by Eschatos; 30-09-2013 at 03:47 PM.
29-09-2013, 06:38 AM #5
Remember to mention if you want him to stand forwards or backwards high or low at the start.
29-09-2013, 03:29 PM #6
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
29-09-2013, 04:04 PM #7
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.
29-09-2013, 11:25 PM #8
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30-09-2013, 12:28 AM #9
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.
30-09-2013, 12:30 AM #10
MA definitely do, check manual for other nations.
02-10-2013, 06:43 PM #11
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!