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Re: Unit Debate #71 Nilfheim vs Quahon

@vegietarian18 Spiders might suck with Raelin, but they’re fantastic with the Spider Queen (Estivara) backing them up. +1 attack (with a range of 6) is no joke, and helps the spiders become comparable to Greenscales (while still having another ranged special attack in play, although that is less important here).

This is a hard contest right here. Both units are beloved by anyone who’s ever played them, and have similar toolboxes.

The biggest differences are of course:

Special Attacks
Life + Defense
Bonding Options

Ice Shards is quite consistent, which is great! It also has a fairly large reach.
Lightning Breath throws away consistency for big turn access. Rolling 3 skulls can cripple an opponent to the point where they lose board control (especially because of bonding), and also allows Quahon to hit units who are hiding behind walls.

Nilfy has 6 life and the “magical” 4 defense, a fairly consistent combo.
Quahon has 7 life and 3 defense. Quahon can outlast Wannok holders/d20 wounders a hair longer, but otherwise has a slight disadvantage.

Bonding options are easily the biggest divide though, because Quahon gets access to Spiders, playing her does give you access to additional tools with screwing your OM’s. Unlike the fairly “vanilla” Greenscales, Spiders can sometimes kill OM’s. They might also make up their stat deficit (+1D, potential +1A/+1D) with their lower investment cost. 4 squads of spiders is still cheaper than 3 squads of Greenscales.

The last minor note is Quahon’s +1 Attack, which gives her a better chance at killing tough solo targets.

I’ll hold my vote for now, but with a leniency towards Quahon. Nilfy can handle a lot of things, but what he can’t handle, he can’t handle. Quahon has an easier time trying to handle what she can’t handle though.
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