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 Post subject: A few questions, mostly around spells
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:30 am 
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1. What is the most efficient target for the Aztec Sacrifice spell (gold/mana)? I see people targeting Necromancers in videos, this seems like an odd choice unless it is incredibly efficient.

2. Does Sacrifice leave behind a reanimate-able body?

3. Can you target a victim currently held by a Zen Master with Sacrifice?

4. It looks like in one of the videos I saw that Mjollnir does impact damage then starts acting something like an Aztec Statue. I can't quite tell whether it has a health bar or not... does it last forever until destroyed?

5. What spells can target an Axeman in a Tower?

6. Do the Dartblower DoT's and speed debuffs stack?


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 Post subject: Re: A few questions, mostly around spells
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:37 pm 
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2: Yes.

3: Yes.

5: I know lightning can, And maybe arrow rain.

6: Nope.

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 Post subject: Re: A few questions, mostly around spells
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:14 pm 
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Xaleph wrote:
1. What is the most efficient target for the Aztec Sacrifice spell (gold/mana)? I see people targeting Necromancers in videos, this seems like an odd choice unless it is incredibly efficient.

2. Does Sacrifice leave behind a reanimate-able body?

3. Can you target a victim currently held by a Zen Master with Sacrifice?

4. It looks like in one of the videos I saw that Mjollnir does impact damage then starts acting something like an Aztec Statue. I can't quite tell whether it has a health bar or not... does it last forever until destroyed?

5. What spells can target an Axeman in a Tower?

6. Do the Dartblower DoT's and speed debuffs stack?
I dont have the game,but from the vids ive seen,heres my guess:

1)Id say the sun giant.They cost most,so obviously they should give more
2)Yes,it does
3)Yes,ive seen this in a lot of videos
4)It does have a health bar i believe.But it usually goes away fast because it is usually used in a huge crowd of enemies (for impact dmg)and the remaining enemies gather up and take it out fast
5)Lightning,Arrows,and dragon i believe
6)Not the speed de-buffs,but possibly the DoT does.


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 Post subject: Re: A few questions, mostly around spells
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:43 am 
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Sacrifice gives back mana / hitpoint. By efficiency, I meant best return of mana/gold. I would imagine that you'd either want to go big (Sun Giant) or go cheap (Jaguar Warrior). Hard to say which is more efficient... Jag Warrior costing 50 per head, Sun Giant costing 180, so you're looking at 7 Jags for less than the cost of 2 Sun Giants. With the bodies factored in as necromancer fodder, I'm assuming that Jags are the better deal... but the question of sheer mana turnaround remains.

Rest of it sounds good, though... am a little sad I can't Mind Control an Axeman in a Tower, but balance wise it's only fair.


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 Post subject: Re: A few questions, mostly around spells
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:24 pm 
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As sacrifice mana gain is based on health, Sun giants give a heap of mana when sacrificed, and this is part of the terror and power of them. about two sacrificed giants or so = boulder time!

The hammer tower stays around but has a small health bar so dies fairly soon after usually.

The viking hammer thrower in their towers are pretty normal mortals with a height/tower bonus, and you often end up replacing them every so often as vikings.

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 Post subject: Re: A few questions, mostly around spells
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:05 pm 
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justs sacrifices almosts deads troops .Is likes sssssss

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 Post subject: Re: A few questions, mostly around spells
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:08 am 
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AFAIK, if you sac an almost dead troop you get almost nothing.

It looks like your return is .7 mana per gold for a Jag, .725 for a dartblower, and .88 for a Sun Giant. I still often use Jags because of the numerous bodies for Necros + I actually want Sun Giants and Dartblowers in the field, while Jags don't do much for me... and I don't mind wasting their fast cooldown, while I do mind getting set back a giant. Still, when I need it in a hurry and my micro is suffering, Sun Giants get the job done.


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