For this week's preview we will start with the Swamp Orc Conjurers:

Conjurer, Common of the Swamp Orcs

These Common units do something we haven't seen Swamp Orcs do before: they destroy Vine Walls!  But a Conjurer gets advantage out of it: doing so either adds 1 to its Attack Value, or gives it a ranged attack.  This is similar to the Mercenary Apprentice Mages, who get their increase by spending a Magic Point.  Vine Walls do not cost Magic Points, so whether or not to use up a Vine Wall for a Conjurer boost will depend not on the status of the Magic Pile, but instead on the tactical situation on the Battlefield.  

 

The second preview is something that has been long awaited, the mysterious figure at the back of the cover to Saella's Precision: Her! 

Her, Champion of the Filth

This unique unit is not a disgusting deformity of humanity, like the other Filth Champions or Mutations.  But she still looks creepy -- I doubt I would ever want to meet her.  And in game terms she is truly fearsome: with her mystical eyes she can attack any Common or Champion Unit, no matter where it is on the Battlefield!  This can be truly terrifying, especially to factions with many low-life Units on the field.  Enemy Summoners can take heart in two things: they are not directly vulnerable to Her; and her services are not cheap.  A Summon Cost of 6 is high for a Champion with only 3 Life Points and an Attack Value of 1.  But the fact that she can attack any non-Summoner Unit, no matter how far away or how protected, will make her a valuable additional to the Filth forces, even at that price. 

 

Until next week!


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Killer Lawnmower commented:

Wow. Pretty crazy. And expensive. Not sure yet how much I'll like Her.

Posted on 2012-07-30.

prometheuslkr commented:

Interesting. PHG has answered the question of the grammatical nature of Her name. It uses the word "Her" capitalized when referring to her by name ("Her may attack"), but uses an uncapitalized "she" or "her" ("her eyes," "she did not move") when referring to her with a pronoun.

Posted on 2012-07-30.

glenn3e commented:

I do not like Conjurers, though they provide a much needed 1/2 melee for the SO. Probably only put 1 or 2 in a deck. They remind me of Crossbowmen; budget troops that provide the occasional boost for buck.

Her is nice, combined with Vomitus you're gonna have the opposition rushing into your den. Which is what the Filth want anyway.

Posted on 2012-07-30.

eyalswalrus commented:

I think i'll use the conjurers for situations when i want to kill a unit that is adjacent to a vine wall and allready on a vine wall, to not let that be a waste. they seem likely to be good at the end game, when you have nothing to summon.

Posted on 2012-07-30.

Joseph commented:

Bleh, i don't like her. She isn't that effective, and with 1 attack die, I wouldn't classify her ability as a plus 5. She isn't that good. I won't be seeing her in my deck. Conjures are complete wastes unless the killed unit still produces another vine wall cause it was adjcent to a wall, or like walrus said, in endgame. I will say i might use theem without the ebility, for a very cheap unit.

Posted on 2012-07-30.

eyalswalrus commented:

a price for the filth is different than a price for a different faction. my tactic, for instance, is to discard at least 1 mutation a turn (if possible), and preferably return a mutation from the discard to my hand. that way i can have a little loop, and its easy for me to bring out champions (I summon abom almost every game)
but that's just my 2 cents.

Posted on 2012-07-30.

darkbladecb commented:

From experience, Conjurers are fantastic and work very well with Swamp Beasts. My tendency has been to use them pretty much exclusively in place of the old Commons.

Posted on 2012-07-30.

Thing 2 commented:

Hmm... I'm still going to do the whole pronouns thing with Her name. Either that or avoiding situations where the word would be she. I'm not sure. As to the actual content, very cool. I think She is going to be similar to Stink in that you don't really understand Her until you've played a couple of games against an opponent using Her. Conjurers I like, but probably not in large numbers. Three spaces is a long way, and there's almost always a VW towards the back that you don't need. Add in the whole "Unit is on a VW adjacent to a VW" thing and they seem pretty darn good to me. They should make the Swamp Orcs a lot easier to play, IMHO.

Posted on 2012-07-30.

killercactus commented:

Yes! Her - my favorite card from this set. Screw you turtling PE an BE! Her > PE warriors. Her > hiding Lun and Sorgwen.

I love Her.

Posted on 2012-07-30.

Renard commented:

Yeah, Tacullu is gonna be so sad when he sees Her. Elien not so much, he can still easily burn Her to death.

Posted on 2012-07-30.

ianotoole commented:

Her is great. Expensive but gives you so much versatility against other faction's tactics.

Posted on 2012-07-30.

TheOne commented:

Filth. Always so versatile.

Posted on 2012-07-30.

Moon_Knight commented:

I`d hate to see her ability on MW against benders tho.

Posted on 2012-07-31.

Joseph commented:

i like the look of her, and i understand how she would be good. I am a filth main, and i currently am having the most trouble agsinst PE. her would be horrible for that deck, since he doesn't even need to attack me, he can burn me to death. And given how she makes warrior's ability next to useless,she will be a prime burn target, i am also a bit biased vs. filth champs, i like mutations. I often build abomb. Out of the 3, i like the reinforcement champs the best, vomitus looks good, i like his ability, and her can take out cheap blockers. Every filth champ and mutation seems to be geared towards a few factions, and horrible against the rest. differnt filth decks for each faction! :)

Posted on 2012-07-31.

kalrhin commented:

I love Her, but I wish she had more life! It will be easy to kill by PE (Burns), JE, CG, CKs,...and those should be the opponents in which she is more useful!

Posted on 2012-07-31.

Arestoatal commented:

I actually like the conjurors' ability, but users of them will also probably put in a lot of things that can generate vine walls for the ability.

As for Her, Her ability is fantastic, limited only by Her health and low attack. Still, 66% chance for a wound from anywhere on the battle field? That's not something to sneeze at. But the name makes the wording sound funny.

Posted on 2012-07-31.

joepinion commented:

Versus the Phoenix Elves, it seems like the best strategy would be to hold Her in hand for as long as possible, until either Greater Burn or both Burns have been used... After that you can summon Her without fear, and indeed she is a great tool against the puppy eating elves.

Posted on 2012-07-31.

killercactus commented:

Ditto joes comment. Plus, if Elien burns Her, he can't burn stuff like Freaky, Fatty, Pukey, etc.

Posted on 2012-07-31.

Phoenixio commented:

She might look expensive, but she is really worth it. She is much alike to Stink, with a somewhat passive defensive ability that requires the player to protect her without ever putting her in harm's way. But she is totally worth her 6 magic if you can protect her.

Posted on 2012-07-31.

Anoir commented:

Wow, She look's like She will be the first Filth Champ I use.

Posted on 2012-07-31.

Scapemage921 commented:

her should be some great fun, but Iam not a fan of those Conjurers. The Swamp Orcs can do much better common-wise IMO. However, they would be good in a non-Vine Wall build (Savagers, less Hunters and such).

Posted on 2012-08-04.

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