Welcome back to this week's Crystal Clans preview! In our first Fang Clan preview, we looked at a number of Alpha units within the Fang Clan. But a clan can’t function if everyone is a leader. Today, we’ll meet the workhorses (errr, workdogs) who will help the Fang Clan assert their dominance.
Painted Wolves bring the speed. Not only do they have a low activation cost, but when they form into a pack, they run together, making them one of the fastest units in all of Crystal Clans. The crystal zone on your opponent's side of the battlefield suddenly isn’t so far away. Use the speed of the Painted Wolves to run down enemy squads with ease.
These wolves have one of the riskiest gambles in Crystal Clans. When a full moon occurs (or in game terms, when your hand is empty), an Armored Wolf unit gains a guaranteed +3 attack. However, as you may have noticed, some of the battle effects in the Fang Clan can have some pretty tricky effects and drawbacks. Draw blindly at your own risk!
The Armored Wolves and Painted Wolves units make up a signifigant portion of your deck, with each having 6 copies. Zerda gives these wolves a little extra bite. Her battle card effect allows you to return some of those wolves from your discard pile into your hand. If you want to play Fang Clan as a fast deck and keep constant pressure up, this is a no-brainer decision. Alternatively, Beastmaster allows you to save some initiative by summoning a wolf unit for free directly to Zerda. But remember, if Zerda is leading a squad and you don’t have a devout unit in hand, you can’t activate her squad, even to cause a re-order. Zerda is a master of efficiency, but she demands your attention for her to shine.
Most of the Alphas so far have been known to cause problems on your turn, be it discarding cards or destroying units. Jackals, on the other hand, just get out of the way and let you advance your squads. When a squad led by Jackals is attacked, every unit in your squad does no damage. Battle cards can still help you, but it’s a big advantage for your opponent.
Winning with the Fang Clan requires a different mentality to your game plan than playing with other clans, but with practice you’ll find that they’re just as capable as any other Clan! Be sure to join us later on in the week as we take a look at the rest of the Shadow Clan units. If you haven't already, you can see last week's Shadow and Fang previews as well. Thansk for reading!