SMFB or four minion FB? (in General)


Godpanda September 1 2006 10:52 AM EDT

The question really is. 3 real powerful FB's. or 12 FB's 1/4 as powerful. Lets assume that you keep ratio constant and that all of them are above the limit of spell reduction at low levels.

My guess in if they use AMF go with big one. If they don't smaller ones better. But at the same time if you hired 4 minions, then gave 3 of them FB and nothing else and the last one a small CoC it would win.

No idea though. I asking you all.

AdminShade September 1 2006 10:59 AM EDT

4 with a big ToE, which will absorb more damage this way (i think)

Godpanda September 1 2006 11:04 AM EDT

The object is not to reall absorb damage. Though that would help a lot in some ways. But a Jiggy would be good if you didn't want to train HP on the other FB

so basically FB, FB, jiggy, FB, FB. full mage equipment on them all (CoI, AG's)

AdminShade September 1 2006 11:06 AM EDT

can't put a CoI on the JkF minion ;)

Godpanda September 1 2006 11:10 AM EDT

/me wildly carps Shade

The reason I avoiding a tank here is because I already have this kind of strategy for that.

FB/ToA tank. and that one would be evil.


Here I am trying to do the same thing, but with more protection and hopefulyl longer FB life.

So a familiar would be good, but a ToA IS an option but if you went that way just go with the suicide minions trategy.

UncleKracker September 1 2006 11:48 AM EDT

No. That strategy is terrible.

AMF, GA, VA and DM all beat it, and every team has at least one of the 4.


As for firepower, you've spread it out to many minions, which can die more easily. That's not a good thing. Think about it.

QBsutekh137 September 1 2006 11:54 AM EDT

I will just say this: Avoid is now and always has been a great strategist, both in theory and practice. In CB1, he settled on EEMM, and he is leaning that way here too.

So, maximum of two DD spells per team, plus DD from a familiar, if you wish. The most you would want to put on the remaining two minions would be Decay if you think you can get a few shots off here and there.

I trust Avoid completely on this point, and would never have more than two minions with DD on a team. Actually, I would never have more than half the minions, if you want to extrapolate the rule to teams with fewer minions.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 1 2006 12:41 PM EDT

I can't think of a reason to use multiple types of the same DD on a team, bar base decay.

Two FB's, while being slightly cheaper do just aobut the same damage as a sinlge FB double thier size, while both being worse off from AMF and GA. Plus with FB, there is the nasty side effect of killing your own team...

For DD, concentrate your XP.
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