Three minions... The CB cookie-cutter (in General)
The more I think about it, the more I see a three minion team as the standard on CB.
1) Enchanter: You choice of EO and ED.
2) Wall: MgS and High AC. base Protection and Decay optional.
3) Your damage dealing minion. Either a ToA Tank, or ToE Mage.
This set up covers just about all bases nicely, and I put it down to the restrictive, yet it seems necessary MgS.
You can't use a MgS on a single minion, and it basically forces a second minion to be a wall. Adding a Third for enchantment purposes (usually an EO) helps by taking xp strain from your main damage dealing minion.
August 26 2005 7:53 AM EDT
I think also, a lot of 3 minion teams were created by people higher up in level who started single minion or duo then bought a 3rd. Then if you're like me you would love to be able to afford to buy a fourth but you're stuck as a trio for the time being!!
There are also some 4 minion teams that have fired their fourth minion for being more of a fifth wheel! ;)
With 3 minions like the above, you have all bases covered. a fourth is just extra gravy.
August 26 2005 7:57 AM EDT
But when you think about it a four minion team can be a waste of a minion. Unless you have a need for those extra spell slots or you started 4 early so you've a decent mage say AND a tank there isn't much point to that minion except to soak up damage. Of course you could just put into place two walls instead of one....
August 26 2005 7:58 AM EDT
You got there first. We seem to be agreeing a lot today GL.... I must be ready for the funny farm
It's just all my stalking making me think alike to you.
August 26 2005 8:29 AM EDT
What was that Bridget Fonda movie called?
Single White Fe-Mage?
That conjures images...
August 26 2005 8:40 AM EDT
Don't go there...
August 26 2005 12:15 PM EDT
Hmmm lets see of the top ten only 3 are 3 minion. While I am not going to argue that this is not a good set-up it is hardly a cookie cutter set-up.
There are too many options out there (and in use) to call any of them a cookie cutter. People use everything from solo tanks or mages to full on 5 minion balanced teams.
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