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Does Anyone use a Magic-Light list?

Vipoid

Necromancer
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#1
I was just wondering if anyone uses an army that has very few wizard levels?

e.g. Just a Lv1 Ghoul King or vampire lord, and/or a single Lv2 necromancer as the highest level caster?

So, has anyone tried a low-magic army?

has anyone had success with a low magic army? ;)
 

Duke Danse Macabre

The Duke
True Blood
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#2
The army I tend to use normally has a Level 3 combat lord and level 1 vamp or the lord will be level 2.
It works fine, if just depends on how it balleneces with the rest of the army.

My level 3 and 1 were always outgunned when i went down to Throne of Skulls but I won all my matches by always being in the right place at the right time and strategic raising. :thumbsup:
 

Corien Sumatris

Vampire Count
True Blood
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#3
I personally love my level 4 MN regardless of point size (except 750 or less lol, which I just never play).

I know Sunny wrote up a 1600 point list with only a level 1 SGK and no other casters and no dispell scroll. He said he did well with it and I could see it being amazing because you're not spending a ton of points on magic and instead throwing all of those points straight at killing bad guys.
 

Demian

Vampire Count
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#4
For low-magic lists, I always like throw in a Cursed Book in an necro.

Cheap and will ease off your 2-3 spells you have to actually cast. you won't be able to dispel a lot, but choose 1 and let the others pass.
 

Vipoid

Necromancer
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#5
Corien Sumatris said:
I know Sunny wrote up a 1600 point list with only a level 1 SGK and no other casters and no dispell scroll. He said he did well with it and I could see it being amazing because you're not spending a ton of points on magic and instead throwing all of those points straight at killing bad guys.
I don't suppose you could give me a link to that list? I'd be very interested to see it.
 

Corien Sumatris

Vampire Count
True Blood
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#6
Well I'm still trying to figure out how the heck to link stuff lol. I'm bad at these darn intwebies thinggy.


The Sun King said:
Thanks for the hype guys :D

When I still played 1500 I had success with fielding 40 GG led by a SGK with RF, Sword of Bloodshed and Potion of Foolhardiness :)

Maybe not competetive but fun as hell:

LORD:
Strigoi Ghoul King: Red Fury, Sword of Bloodshed, Potion of Foolhardiness

CORE:
42 Crypt Ghouls: Ghast

SPECIAL:
40 Grave Guard: FC, Great Weapons, Banner of the Barrows
Spirit Host
Spirit Host
Spirit Host

Total Army Points: 1500pts
There's the list for you, It's from the thread Request: Corien and Sunny (or something like that.
 

Blutsauger

Vampire Count
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Apr 10, 2013
Messages
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#7
Vipoid said:
I was just wondering if anyone uses an army that has very few wizard levels?

e.g. Just a Lv1 Ghoul King or vampire lord, and/or a single Lv2 necromancer as the highest level caster?

So, has anyone tried a low-magic army?

has anyone had success with a low magic army? ;)
The army I've been using has two level ones and a level two. I've only dropped one game with it so far, out of about a dozen or so.

I've started experimenting recently with the Cursed Book which has greatly increased my magical potential, but I don't tend to find a level four THAT much of a necessity.
 

Gokamok

Grave Guard
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Apr 6, 2010
Messages
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#8
Probably not really magic light, but I've considered running a lvl 3 Deathcro with Black Periapt alongside a not too pumped SGK. Should work out well in giving you extra points to spare, while still giving you the threat of death magic!
 
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Dec 14, 2012
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#9
I've never been to tournaments but I played against a person who was using beastmen in preparation for a tournament, I was alongside dark elves and he was alongside dwarves, I only really used Invocation from my level 2 necro the entire game and didn't really bother casting other wise so despite my lord being level 4 I never used her magic but we still won very easily despite my ally never having beaten the dwarf player before, I don't know if you can count that battle since my meta is probably very different to yours but it can be done, I may try making some low magic lists and see how they do, I'll get back to you on those though.
 
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