The Artist of Dreams Preview #2
Dreamlock Mage, Dream Fracture and Keepsake
Welcome back, Ashes players! Today we dive into the ways Hope can control the flow of battle through new combinations of resource control!
Ally, Main, 2IC, 2/3/1
Restrict 1: Side: Lower 1 die on its power side in a target opponent's active pool one level.
This sinister ally brings a potent repeatable ability to the battlefield. Restrict your opponents dice and action economy each turn by repeatedly knocking down their power dice! Watch as your opponents struggle to coordinate their reaction spells and dice powers until they find a way to take care of your Dreamlock Mage!
Ready Spell, Side, 1IC
Main, Exhaust: Choose a target opponent that has 1 or more dice in their active pool. Lower 1 die in their active pool one level. Then, deal 1 damage to their target Phoenixborn if they have no dice on their power side in their active pool.
If Dreamlock Mage wasn’t enough dice control for you, consider adding in Dream Fracture to your spellboard. This spell is a perfect main action complement to Dreamlock Mage, giving you a double spindown threat in a single turn, and can even send in some extra burn damage as your opponent struggles to keep their dice powered up!
Ready Spell, Main
After 1 or more dice in an opponent’s active pool are re-rolled, lowered in level, or changed to a side of your choice, place 1 status token on this spell for each affected die, without exceeding four on this spell.
Main, 1IC: Discard this spell. Deal damage to a target unit equal to the number of status tokens that were on this spell.
Keepsake is another trick in the toolbox for illusion magic, helping to convert all those instances of dice control into battlefield control as well! Charging up this spell can take some effort, but Hope has plenty of options for doing so. Once this spell is maxed out to 4, your opponents will struggle to deploy any large threat onto the battlefield, lest they face the wrath of Keepsake!
Thanks for checking out today’s Ashes preview! Be sure to subscribe to the Team Covenant Ashes Reborn subscription to be the first to receive the next two Phoenixborn expansions when they release in 2022! Until then, see you on the battlefield!