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Old September 10th, 2010, 03:26 PM
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Re: The Book of the Mind Flayer Mastermind

Haven't run into this scenario yet (as I don't own any lava tiles), but couldn't you potentially enslave a figure and have it jump to its doom? (especially Silver Surfer, who can attack, THEN run) Since a single turn with him/her would be less beneficial then entirely removing the figure from the game. Being 100 points/uncommon, multi-drafting allowed me to continue mind-flaying, even after the first bit the dust.

A quick summary of their performance for me so far:
4 defense and 4 life makes them fragile, they fell to ranged attacks fast, especially since 5 move isn't much, terrain was a major problem for them.
3 Range for the special is odd, but the no-LOS ability makes them an excellent choice for defensive ranging. I kept one behind a ruin and had it blast away at approaching squads, the order marker effect just kept them from getting closer.

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Old September 10th, 2010, 05:57 PM
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Re: The Book of the Mind Flayer Mastermind

Id have to say yes given the ability to do the same with other mind controlling powers.

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Old September 17th, 2010, 02:31 PM
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Re: The Book of the Mind Flayer Mastermind

Last night I played my friend whom had a mind slayer. When I moved my robot into position to explode in the middle of four heroes(placed by brunak) he was able to take over my robot and use his explosive attack on my own figures, which he rolled a 20, killed three figures. Super powerful for an uncommon hero.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 03:19 PM
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Re: The Book of the Mind Flayer Mastermind

Lets admit that was a bit of a unique situation Not only did he get a figure who could pack a punch, he got one who could harm multiple figures, while killing itself, AND on top of that got the best possible roll. Mindflayers good, but making DW7k worse isn't the reason he is haha.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 04:12 PM
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Re: The Book of the Mind Flayer Mastermind

Yeah it was just The worste possible situation for me, thought I should post it, because he got a great laugh from it.
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Old September 18th, 2010, 03:08 PM
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Re: The Book of the Mind Flayer Mastermind

I had a pretty solid game with this guy last night against Panopticon. He was playing NIlf/greenscales and Raelin against my Goblins, Mindflayer, Ornak, Brunak and Isamu.

It was a hard matchup for my army considering the practically free kills my goblins gave his Nilfeim. But because of this guy the game came down to the wire. I would use Ornak to activate Brunak and the Mindflayer on order marker one. I took 3 turns from him throughout the game which helped my Goblins set up to actually kill stuff. The biggest round for me is when I put order marker 2 on the Mindflayer after stealing his 2 round order marker with the mindflayer the previous Ornak activation. I rolled an 18 for his Enslave and I just kept backing in and out of a double engagement with his 2 adjacent greenscales(thats the correct ruling for that right?) and put 4 wounds on his Nilf, then attacked his greenscales and killed 2. All in all if it wasn't for some key turns for the Mindflayer I would have lost quickly, but because of him the game came down to my Isamu against his 2 life Nilf/Raelin and 2 greenscales(Isamu through down 5 attack and killed his Nilf, gotta love that). Anyway, just thought I'de share the new found love this guy.

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Re: The Book of the Mind Flayer Mastermind

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I had a pretty solid game with this guy last night against Panopticon. He was playing NIlf/greenscales and Raelin against my Goblins, Mindflayer, Ornak, Brunak and Isamu.

It was a hard matchup for my army considering the practically free kills my goblins gave his Nilfeim. But because of this guy the game came down to the wire. I would use Ornak to activate Brunak and the Mindflayer on order marker one. I took 3 turns from him throughout the game which helped my Goblins set up to actually kill stuff. The biggest round for me is when I put order marker 2 on the Mindflayer after stealing his 2 round order marker with the mindflayer the previous Ornak activation. I rolled an 18 for his Enslave and I just kept backing in and out of a double engagement with his 2 adjacent greenscales(thats the correct ruling for that right?) and put 4 wounds on his Nilf, then attacked his greenscales and killed 2. All in all if it wasn't for some key turns for the Mindflayer I would have lost quickly, but because of him the game came down to my Isamu against his 2 life Nilf/Raelin and 2 greenscales(Isamu through down 5 attack and killed his Nilf, gotta love that). Anyway, just thought I'de share the new found love this guy.

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Old September 18th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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Re: The Book of the Mind Flayer Mastermind

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I had a pretty solid game with this guy last night against Panopticon. He was playing NIlf/greenscales and Raelin against my Goblins, Mindflayer, Ornak, Brunak and Isamu.

It was a hard matchup for my army considering the practically free kills my goblins gave his Nilfeim. But because of this guy the game came down to the wire. I would use Ornak to activate Brunak and the Mindflayer on order marker one. I took 3 turns from him throughout the game which helped my Goblins set up to actually kill stuff. The biggest round for me is when I put order marker 2 on the Mindflayer after stealing his 2 round order marker with the mindflayer the previous Ornak activation. I rolled an 18 for his Enslave and I just kept backing in and out of a double engagement with his 2 adjacent greenscales(thats the correct ruling for that right?) and put 4 wounds on his Nilf, then attacked his greenscales and killed 2. All in all if it wasn't for some key turns for the Mindflayer I would have lost quickly, but because of him the game came down to my Isamu against his 2 life Nilf/Raelin and 2 greenscales(Isamu through down 5 attack and killed his Nilf, gotta love that). Anyway, just thought I'de share the new found love this guy.

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Engagements strikes are optional. An opponent would not have to roll for the disengagements against his own Nilfheim if he didn't want to.
Ahh, of course, well that would be both of our mistakes..hehe. Either way, this guy single handedly kept my army in the game against an opponent that honestly should have decimated my army.


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Old September 18th, 2010, 05:30 PM
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Re: The Book of the Mind Flayer Mastermind

Another cool use for him:
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With a castle like the one in the spoiler box, you could have him run under the overhang and attack anyone he wants on the battlements and they would have to take many rounds to get to him.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 01:36 AM
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Re: The Book of the Mind Flayer Mastermind

This guy is my new hero, Cyprien was hiding behind a glacier so I planned on hitting him with the special. He popped over and attacked Mika, so instead I was able to hit him with the special which hit for a damage. Then enslaved him and threw him in lava which made the former pretty pointless. he then paned advancing Zombies alone while tossing away their order markers and enslaving and using various heroes. Really fun fellow!
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Re: The Book of the Mind Flayer Mastermind

Here is a situation I just thought of.

Say I draft two or more Mind Flayers. Since Uncommon Heroes are treated as Unique Heroes, I could in theory Enslave another one of my Mind Flayers, correct? And if do Enslave another Mind Flayer, I can then Enslave another figure, because part of taking a turn with a Mind Flayer is attempting Enslave 17.

So, in theory I could keep Enslaving one Mind Flayer to another one, and visa versa, therefore creating an endless chain of Mind Flayer dominance, if the d20 falls my way, correct?

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Re: The Book of the Mind Flayer Mastermind

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So, in theory I could keep Enslaving one Mind Flayer to another one, and visa versa, therefore creating an endless chain of Mind Flayer dominance, if the d20 falls my way, correct?
No, because you have to reveal and Order Marker on the Mindflayer in order to use Enslave.

But you could still Enslave another Mind Flayer and use him to attack or whatever. Just no endless Enslaving.

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