Ashes Preview: Commune with Nature
Nature's Wrath, Mass Heal and Pain Shaman!
Hello once again, Ashes players! Today is the last day of previews for the King of Titans expansion deck. Be sure to check out the previous articles if you missed them to see everything Xander has to offer We also have preorders for The Ghost Guardians available as well! Let's take a look at Xander's final cards.
Let’s begin with what is soon to be one of natural magic’s quintessential spells: Nature’s Wrath. This spell has the potential to be one of the most efficient ways to deal damage in the entire game, dealing 1 damage to all units for only a single natural class die. Paired up with side action removal like Coal’s Slash, Jericho’s Double Edge, or Aradel’s Water Blast, Nature’s Wrath can help swing the battlefield back to your favor when things get out of hand. In addition, units like Leech Warrior and the new Shining Hydra are always happy to take a bit of pain to get max value from their abilities.
Where Nature’s Wrath represents the destructive capabilities of Xander, we have Mass Heal to balance out his talents. This spell is incredibly cheap at only a side action to play, allowing you to heal some of the damage from cards like Xander’s Earthquake or the aforementioned Nature’s Wrath. While all decks can afford to play Mass Heal, those who have divine magic at the ready will gain a supercharged effect, allowing you to only heal your own units as well as your Phoenixborn!
Last up from the King of Titans is the Pain Shaman! This ally ties together many pieces of this deck through the Exchange Pain ability. Whenever the Pain Shaman receives damage, it can channel that power to deal 1 damage or heal 1 damage from any target unit! When you have earthquakes and sandstorms flying every which way, Pain Shaman is there to accelerate the damage to clear away enemies, or help sustain your ever-growing Shining Hydra! Its 2/3/3 statline isn’t particularly aggressive, but attaching a life-buffing alteration and defending against low attack units, can be an effective way to take advantage of that 3 recover value and really spread the pain!
That is all for the King of Titans! Later this week, we will finish up the previews from Rimea’s deck, so stay tuned!
Until next time,