Captain,

Caeleb and I have spied Frick's forces in battle a few times, and we have identified three Champions fighting with them.  They are an even more bizarre, mis-matched collection than Frick's new common units are.  

One of them is a tough, respectable warrior on a par with many of the other Goblin Champions we know about, but who has seeral unique things about him.  The most important is that he is the first missile-wielding Cave Goblin Champion we know of; he is pretty good with his javelins.  Second, he acts rather mysteriously for a Goblin, keeping most of his face covered.  Third, he is peculiarly hostile toward other Champions: he fights ferociously against them, and they in turn match his ferocity against him.  The one Champion we saw trade blows with him told us he is called Dibs, but he couldn't tell us why it is "Dibs", and refused to talk about the reason for the hostility. 

Dibs, Champion of the Cave Goblins

But while Dibs acts mysterious, another Champion truly is a mystery to us.  We have seen Frick summon him to battle as quickly and easily as a Runt, and then he will usually just sit in place and cut himself, and after a while vanish.  Baffling.  Our best guess is that he is doing some sort of long-distance magic like Scagg does. 

Smeege, Champion of the Cave Goblins

The third "Champion" is another fell but trained beast from the caves, like the "Eater" that follows Sneeks.  But rather than a Mole Ogre, this one is an enormous bat.  Its wings are too vestigial for it to fly, fortunately, because it fights well and is very tough, taking many wound without dying.  The most disturbing thing about it is that whenever a nearby Goblin dies it gives a bone-chilling shriek, and soon afterward attacks with redoubled fury.  Caeleb suspects that there is some kind of shamanistic bond between the bat and the troops, but I think it is the normal bond between an animal and its owners.  Whatever the cause, the effect is something to be wary of. 

The Feeder, Champion of the Cave Goblins

That is all we know for now, and we leave it to you commanders to plan how to fight these new Cave Goblin forces.  We will of course report anything more we learn.

 


Comments


Killer Lawnmower commented:

Feeder!!!!!

Posted on 2013-03-11.

freezinpee commented:

This is amazing, my Cave Goblins are making a huge comeback

Posted on 2013-03-11.

Jebuh214 commented:

Love the feeder!

Posted on 2013-03-11.

Setharillius commented:

Yikes! Feeder can deny magic and then attack with it!

Posted on 2013-03-11.

Anoir commented:

I love the Feeder definitely up there with Mook as my favorite goblin champion.

I only wish his abilities name could have been "Eat the Feeder" to mirror the Eater.

Posted on 2013-03-11.

glenn3e commented:

Interesting.... The feeder is a better version of Gren. And its very powerful indeed.

Posted on 2013-03-11.

I LIKE TAU! commented:

Only the feeder doesn't get the magic. I think I prefer Gren for DD, but the feeder for CG.I'm totally going to be using Feeder/Kogar/Eater as my champ lineup. I'll try the others too.

Posted on 2013-03-11.

glenn3e commented:

Feeder doesn't get the Magic, but the denial of the Magic is the incentive to do him. When playing CG, I find that I tend to overfeed my opponent's Magic due to low life Commons. Feeder solves that somewhat.

Posted on 2013-03-11.

killercactus commented:

I love that the Feeder completely wrecks in a CG mirror. He kills stuff and immediately eats it.

Posted on 2013-03-11.

freezinpee commented:

This amazing, my Cave Goblins are making a huge comeback

Posted on 2013-03-11.

Adam commented:

If you and your opponent both have a Feeder near a destroyed goblin, who gets fed?

Posted on 2013-03-11.

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Barliman commented:

@Adam: In a mirror match, the active player decides whose Feeder gets first dibs (so to speak) on the destroyed goblin.

Posted on 2013-03-11.

joepinion commented:

I'm not sure how this works thematically (it sounds disgusting), but it appears that the Eater can eat a CG and the Feeder can subsequently feed on it. Ewww.

Posted on 2013-03-11.

Mookinizer commented:

What's up with Smeege? He seems really pathetic to me, no offense to any fans. I mean, 1 attack only which must hit and kill an enemy unit to get their magic, then burn it to keep him alive. He must be better with the events, I should probably take a look at them again. On the other hand, Dibs and Feeder are awesome! :)

Posted on 2013-03-11.

Barliman commented:

From his stats, Smeege would normally cost 4, but he initially costs 0. You pay for Smeege in installments, and you can quit as soon as it isn't worth it. (The magic you spend on Smeege does not have to come from a kill of his, just from your Magic Pile.)

Plus, Frick can use Leader of the Horde on him and have him attack at range 2x per turn.

Posted on 2013-03-11.

ZettianJuggernaut commented:

Love the Feeder!

Posted on 2013-03-11.

Clarissimus commented:

"I'm not sure how this works thematically (it sounds disgusting), but it appears that the Eater can eat a CG and the Feeder can subsequently feed on it."

I think the Eater kills the unit but before he can gobble it up the Feeder snatches the corpse away.

"You pay for Smeege in installments, and you can quit as soon as it isn't worth it."

Yeah, you think you can quit at any time, but usually you want just one more turn with him. Rather thematic, actually.

Posted on 2013-03-11.

ZeeJr commented:

Just don't let the Feeder die while he still has curds underneath.

Or else all that magic you denied goes to the opponent after all.

Love all three of these guys, by the way.

Posted on 2013-03-11.

Cyprien Esenwein commented:

YES! The Feeder! I usually hesitate to use units that place cards underneath them, like Scavengers or Blerg, because I don't want the enemy to get the magic. But Feeder can spend it, reducing the chances of my opponent getting extra magic.

Based on the description, Dibs is famous amongst all champions everywhere. Like they all called 'dibs' on being the one to slay him...

Dibs + Runts = dead melee champion

@Anoir: Eat the Feeder is hilarious! and what Rukar does

Posted on 2013-03-11.

sitnam90 commented:

Yeah so only AFTER i get busy at work do these awesome champs get previewed. Suprised we changed the order but I see a ton of potential here for CG deckbuilding on both Sneeks and Frick. I love all three of these champs, but now I have some tough choices to make as I liked everyone with Sneeks except Blarf too. Looks like I'm making multiple decks for both summoners!

Dibs is a very cool anti champ. Good ranged attack, I see him and Runts being very useful in both deck. I'm definitely going through with my runt/slinger/climber Frick deck idea, and this guy is in the mix.

Smeege is awesome with Sneeks. I think he has some potential with Frick, but GRage and Grush are awesome uses for him. I'd like to put him in a clinger/Br/fighter deck with Krag. Give multiple carrying options for clingers.

Feeder....Mook, you may have some competition boy!. This guy solves CG problem of giving away magic with weaker units, and he can hulk smash if he gets full. Oh and only 6 cost? Man I love c

Posted on 2013-03-11.

brock commented:

Holy crap. The Feeder looks amazing. It seems like it will fit beautifully in either Summoner's deck.

Posted on 2013-03-11.

jwalker commented:

oh wow - Smegge can be a target for rush & rage in Sneeks deck! Dibs is a nice option even for Sneeks and Feeder ... holy batman he and Mook will be in either decks for sure!

Posted on 2013-03-11.

kalrhin commented:

Yeah, I feel that Feeder and Mook are too powerful so as not to be in any CG deck. As for the last champion, neither dibbs or Smeege seem good enough to be given the third slot. they are not bad, ... just that there are better choices

Posted on 2013-03-12.

sitnam90 commented:

See I think Mook or Feeder need to be in a CG deck, but are must haves, but not both necessarily. CG have a great champ selection, so why limit two slots to just those two?

Posted on 2013-03-12.

jwalker commented:

because Mook stands above all and Feeder is not too far behind :P

Posted on 2013-03-12.

sitnam90 commented:

You can definitely run both but I myself have magic generation problems with Sneeks. I'd prefer two 4 costers with Mook or Feeder so I'd ensure getting out 3 champs

Posted on 2013-03-12.

tortugatron commented:

I think what happens when The Eater eats a Unit an then The Feeder feeds off of it is that they are eating a Cave Goblin spaghetti noodle. That's right, they kiss at the end. ... Or the Cave Goblin doesn't sit well with The Eater and he throws it up. This obviously looks really tasty to The Feeder so he feeds on it.

Either way, disgusting things are afoot.

Posted on 2013-03-12.

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