After Luke came out of the gates strong in round 1 with Aradel Summergaard, Rodney has struck back with his Snakes in Silver, putting Luke on his heels! Take a look at round two of the Watch It Played video of Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn!

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Comments


joepinion commented:

That Golden Veil really hurt.

Posted on 2015-07-27.

Tacullu64 commented:

Of course I've never played the game, so I've don't have a frame of reference for how fast either deck can deal damage. But it seems like Rodney would have been in a stronger position if he had blocked Luke's Mist Spirit with his Phoenixborn and then dealt 8 damage to Luke and had 2 Silver Snakes with 5 attack and no damage to start the next turn.

Is that a viable strategy, or would allowing Maeoni to take 5 damage be too risky?

Posted on 2015-07-27.

joepinion commented:

Yes discerning when to take damage with your Phoenixborn is one of the key decision points of the game. He would've done 8 damage to Aradel instead of 4, and Luke would've done 5 damage to Maeoni instead of 0. So it depends on the board state, but yes, considering the benefit of keeping the snake, I would've strongly considered blocking with Maeoni, especially since all that snake damage is wasted on the Massive Mist Spirit.

Posted on 2015-07-27.

Maniacalraven commented:

Rodney mistakenly (? pretty sure) placed a status token on the Silver Snake when the final mist spirit was destroyed (it was destroyed by the end of round effect, not by any card/ability that he controlled), but somebody called him out on the youtube comments and he says he will remedy it next episode.
Looks Fun! Wish my friends would come play with me...

Posted on 2015-07-27.

Tacullu64 commented:

I thought it was destroyed by damage Rodney put on it. If Rodney hadn't damaged it, it would still be alive. I'm confused. Why wouldn't his snake get a status token?

Posted on 2015-07-28.

joepinion commented:

The moment of destruction was due to having lower life.

Think about it this way: In a 3-player game, if I put 2 wounds on a Massive Growth'd Mist Spirit, and so did you, at the end of the round, who destroyed it? Both of us? No, the card effect (or loss of it rather) did.

Posted on 2015-07-28.

Tacullu64 commented:

If that's the ruling, that's how I'll play it, but that doesn't really make sense to me. If Rodney didn't do damage to the Mist Spirit it wouldn't have died at the end of the turn, so I don't see the conclusion that the effect going away killed it.

As for multi-player I would think the person who dealt the lethal damage would get it ( the first to damage it in the case of a Mist Spirit), or both. It's not like multiple Silver Snakes don't benefit from the death of a single creature.

Posted on 2015-07-28.

Klaxas commented:

when Rodney played the transfer, wouldn't it have been better to transfer the 1 damage counter onto a mist spirit without massive growth?

just trying to make sure I got the strategy.

Posted on 2015-07-29.

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