New NCB strategy DiscussioN: (in General)

Little Anthony October 7 2008 2:43 PM EDT

I think I would like to see : 4 minion strategy with FB concentration just like how you run HP/FB/ small Evasion mage before. But this time add 3 AoL / BoF on other 3 worthless minions. and runs ROE strategy

Even if you reach 3mil Mpr at the end of ncb. (without ROE boosting like before) You should have this advantage: A lot of of fire power in range. I bet you it would be far more effective than any other range weapon.
Biggest Fireball right now ~ 16mil in level, and it hurts so much. That's only with 1 AoL/BoF or so. Imagine 3 pairs of those.

2nd advantage: you can put MM to shame (obviously)
3rd advantage: you can switch minion order (like i always do to get free draws/exp) to put SG team to shame. You do have 2 rounds advantage.
If this biggest FB team hire more minions aith AoL / BoF. I am 100% sure he will kill my 12mil HP quite easy in range. But you can do it too with free minion option. Discuss? Other thoughts?

iBananco [Blue Army] October 7 2008 2:44 PM EDT

AoLs don't stack.

iBananco [Blue Army] October 7 2008 2:45 PM EDT

Don't work, rather, when the minion isn't in the lead.

Little Anthony October 7 2008 2:47 PM EDT

20HP / 20HP / 20hp / BIG FB ( 4 minion order) = does not work?

Sickone October 7 2008 2:48 PM EDT

He means only the AoL/BoF on *first* minion alive has any effect.
If you have three identical sets on all three leading minions or just one set on the first minion, the effect is the same (until that minion dies).

lostling October 7 2008 2:57 PM EDT

try that with an archer :) pwnage

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 7 2008 3:16 PM EDT

what am i missing here? wouldn't your big fireball's splash damage kill off the small minions in the first round?

Cube October 7 2008 3:27 PM EDT

^The first melee round

three4thsforsaken October 7 2008 4:16 PM EDT

FB doesn't work like it used to with the damage cuts. Be prepared to get at least a round me melee no matter what. Realistically a few.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 7 2008 5:31 PM EDT

Solare could you please post when you hired your second minion and how large your FB level is and what your average damage is in ranged and up to melee. I think this would help the discussion a lot, thank you.

TheHatchetman October 7 2008 5:35 PM EDT

what he's getting at is that the 3 other minions do nothing... However, in round one, non-spread teams kill a minion, and the next one steps up with a BoF/AoL of it's own. When that minion dies, the third is right behind it. Sure, the AoL/BoF is wasted against spread teams, but it's the same concept as how DM sucks against SFBM, and EC is horrible against mages :P

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 7 2008 5:42 PM EDT

with only 20hp per minion though, wouldn't they all just die the first ranged round from splash damage?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 7 2008 5:52 PM EDT

d'oh! i forgot that the splash damage doesn't come into play until melee which is what cubicle was saying, my bad.

{cb1}Linguala October 7 2008 5:55 PM EDT

"Sure, the AoL/BoF is wasted against spread teams, but it's the same concept as how DM sucks against SFBM, and EC is horrible against mages :P"
The Hatchetman

Does nobody read the last sentence anymore?
Or is CB terminology simply too confusing?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 7 2008 5:59 PM EDT

i wasn't referring to spread teams damage but rather your own, i simply forgot that fireball splash damage did not start until melee round one. my reading comprehension is fine, it is my aging memory that fails me on occasion.
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