The Queen of Lighting Preview #3
Cloudburst Gryphon, Crystal Archer, Disengage
Welcome back, Ashes players! Today we check out the last of Dimona’s reinforcements, but they are certainly a force to be reckoned with!
Summon Cloudburst Gryphon
Ready Spell, Main
Main, Exhaust, 1DC, 1TC: Place a Cloudburst Gryphon conjuration onto your battlefield.
Conjuration (2), 3/2/0
Quick Strike: While this unit is attacking, it deals its damage before units in battle with it.
Dimona’s sole summoned conjuration is none other than the Cloudburst Gryphon. This dual-cost conjuration boasts a relentlessly aggressive statline and offensive ability in Quick Strike. Make no mistake; if your Gryphon has the chance to attack, it's gonna hurt! Foes must be prepared to clip their wings as soon as possible.
Ally, Main, 1DC, 1TC, 2/2/1
Preemptive Shot 1: When this unit is declared as an attacker, blocker, or guard, you may deal 1 damage to a target unit an opponent controls.
Another dual-cost unit for Dimona is the Crystal Archer. This unit excels in keeping a distance and controlling small swarms of units with its ability to fire off 1 damage before combat begins. This is a very potent timing window to be dealing damage, and must be accounted for. Her key weakness is being attacked directly in which there is no space to nock an arrow, but in every other situation, the Crystal Archer excels!
Reaction Spell, 1TP
You may play this spell after an opponent declares blockers. Choose an attacking ally you control that is blocked. It is no longer attacking. Place 1 exhaustion token on the target unit that was blocking the chosen ally.
The last trick in Dimona’s arsenal is the reaction spell, Disengage. This spell can be used to feint an attack and fool your opponent into exhausting one of their blockers. For such a relentlessly aggressive Phoenixborn, a single exhaustion at the right time can be all the setback it takes for Dimona to push for the win!
That’s all for The Queen of Lightning! 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!