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        unicorngirl is offline Apprentice Wizard

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      Re: Balance Deckalathon!

      finally got through stage 5 on one wiz, using a level 8 ice deck with a 45 balance defense jewel. ouch. i really think they should change the name of this, it shouldn't be known as the balance deckathalon, it should be the event of no good options. i've never had this much trouble getting through a low level, ever. kind of makes me more determined to try for the final badge lol.

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      Re: Balance Deckalathon!

      just noticed that on floor 7 we can meet enemies using loremaster. Never had it before, lol be prepared :D

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      Re: Balance Deckalathon!

      Quote Originally Posted by unicorngirl View Post
      finally got through stage 5 on one wiz, using a level 8 ice deck with a 45 balance defense jewel. ouch. i really think they should change the name of this, it shouldn't be known as the balance deckathalon, it should be the event of no good options. i've never had this much trouble getting through a low level, ever. kind of makes me more determined to try for the final badge lol.
      Agreed - this deckathalon is challenging. Weakness and Black Mantle and mana burn is bad enough, but then you are forced to have both Towers (for all the balance spells) AND Elemental Shields (for all the Spectral Blast) - goodness, what a pain.

      I also think that the boosts are a bit...squirrely.

      First, 25% accuracy to storm. Odd.
      Second, 5% accuracy boost to life and 10% to death, but NO boost to Myth. Instead, 10% accuracy boost to Balance.
      Of course, myth (and life and death) get a 5% damage boost, but balance gets 15% damage boost. A damage boost to it's own school!

      So, lots of decisions to make. Life and death both get accuracy and damage boosts, but so does balance and the damage is more. But then of course Storm - no damage boosts but even with the 15% that balance gets, storm still has a better pip to damage ratio.

      But as @richardDkht points out - Mana Burn against a ton of pips is killer so definitely will continue to hold onto those.

      Of course, my problem is getting pips as level 7 they burn them off me faster than I can get them. I've run into a veritable buzz saw on 7.2 where they mana burn off my tower only to have the next guy Spectral Blast. Ack!

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      Re: Balance Deckalathon!

      Quote Originally Posted by Caspeen View Post
      Agreed - this deckathalon is challenging. Weakness and Black Mantle and mana burn is bad enough, but then you are forced to have both Towers (for all the balance spells) AND Elemental Shields (for all the Spectral Blast) - goodness, what a pain.

      I also think that the boosts are a bit...squirrely.

      First, 25% accuracy to storm. Odd.
      Second, 5% accuracy boost to life and 10% to death, but NO boost to Myth. Instead, 10% accuracy boost to Balance.
      Of course, myth (and life and death) get a 5% damage boost, but balance gets 15% damage boost. A damage boost to it's own school!

      So, lots of decisions to make. Life and death both get accuracy and damage boosts, but so does balance and the damage is more. But then of course Storm - no damage boosts but even with the 15% that balance gets, storm still has a better pip to damage ratio.

      But as @richardDkht points out - Mana Burn against a ton of pips is killer so definitely will continue to hold onto those.

      Of course, my problem is getting pips as level 7 they burn them off me faster than I can get them. I've run into a veritable buzz saw on 7.2 where they mana burn off my tower only to have the next guy Spectral Blast. Ack!

      Casp

      Both you and @richardDkht have mentioned mana burn tc and I'm just wondering where you all are getting them?
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      Re: Balance Deckalathon!

      Quote Originally Posted by richardDkht View Post
      yes, most balance spells are outdone by storm attacks of course. That said, wait when you reach higher floors, and see the damage from a 5 pips mana burn on a 12-14 pips loaded opponent..
      Just realized that the TC I've got from my Sunions is actually Supernova - destroys Aura - and NOT Mana Burn. Shows you how much I know Balance. Anyway, can one get a Mana Burn TC?

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      Quote Originally Posted by KestrelDawn View Post
      Both you and @richardDkht have mentioned mana burn tc and I'm just wondering where you all are getting them?
      Sorry, I was mistaken about which TC I had.

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      Re: Balance Deckalathon!

      mana burn is a recipe from deckathalon itself.

      Don't remember which school had it, but may well have been previous balance event.

      It's crafted with balance runes.

      Next hint: always buy all recipes available, 'cause you never know when they'll come in handy
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      Re: Balance Deckalathon!

      Quote Originally Posted by richardDkht View Post
      mana burn is a recipe from deckathalon itself.

      Don't remember which school had it, but may well have been previous balance event.
      Next hint: always buy all recipes available, 'cause you never know when they'll come in handy
      Will look through my recipes and see if I have it. I usually regard those tc recipes as using up too many runes, but I definitely buy every one I've seen. I just haven't gotten as high as you have in some of these towers, so it's possible I haven't been able to purchase yet .
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      Re: Balance Deckalathon!

      Made my first attempt at stage 6. He bladed himself, then a hydra. I only had one tower shield down. Full life to dead, that fast. Seriously, how do they expect anyone to get past that?

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      2nd attempt: (started at 863 life using stage 5 bal deck)
      Got through lev 1 at full health, thanks to pet heal

      Lev 2, Rnd 1: Me: Elemental Shield Them: Spectral Blast (ice) and Mana burn Result: down to around 350 life and no pips.
      Rnd 2: Me: Tower shield Them: Weakness on me, bladed self
      Rnd 3: Me (Does it matter?) Them: blade self, another mana burn. Result: down to 100 life and no pips.

      I quit. First deckathalon I haven't completed at least stage 6. Even if I had used my stage 8 ice deck or stage 9 life deck, those mana burns would have been a killer.

      By the way, I don't have the recipe for the mana burn TC, and I always buy every available recipe, even the housing items. My main wiz completed the following: Ice - completed. Death, stage 6. Fire, Myth stage 7. Life, stage 9.
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      Re: Balance Deckalathon!

      Quote Originally Posted by sparkyflamefire View Post
      Made my first attempt at stage 6. He bladed himself, then a hydra. I only had one tower shield down. Full life to dead, that fast. Seriously, how do they expect anyone to get past that?
      Unbalance against lone enemies with lots of pips - it's a huge gamble as you might dispel a Hex or another Balanceblade (or Weakness, or Black Mantle), losing two pips to nothing, but sometimes it's the only thing that works.
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      Re: Balance Deckalathon!

      Quote Originally Posted by sparkyflamefire View Post
      Made my first attempt at stage 6. He bladed himself, then a hydra. I only had one tower shield down. Full life to dead, that fast. Seriously, how do they expect anyone to get past that?

      Edit:

      2nd attempt: (started at 863 life using stage 5 bal deck)
      Got through lev 1 at full health, thanks to pet heal

      Lev 2, Rnd 1: Me: Elemental Shield Them: Spectral Blast (ice) and Mana burn Result: down to around 350 life and no pips.
      Rnd 2: Me: Tower shield Them: Weakness on me, bladed self
      Rnd 3: Me (Does it matter?) Them: blade self, another mana burn. Result: down to 100 life and no pips.

      I quit. First deckathalon I haven't completed at least stage 6. Even if I had used my stage 8 ice deck or stage 9 life deck, those mana burns would have been a killer.

      By the way, I don't have the recipe for the mana burn TC, and I always buy every available recipe, even the housing items. My main wiz completed the following: Ice - completed. Death, stage 6. Fire, Myth stage 7. Life, stage 9.
      MB was definitely from a 4-floors deckathalon, been sitting in my recipes for months (I even sold some in bazaar when needed gold during previous events).

      A couple of hints for you for floor 6:

      1) use virulent plague first round. It has two advantages, first reduces their damage, second gives away your pips for the first mana burn. If you have no pips, MB will cast without removing the weakness from them (but lowering their pips).
      2) always enter with full health a 2-boss floor
      3) don't try to one-shoot enemies, kill them in 2-3 hits
      4) don't use spell above 4 pips (can do one or two exceptions if you manage to follow their attack pattern)
      5) have lots of heals, this battle is long, you cant' hope to finish it fast for now.
      6) Shield & heal, shield & heal until they get less than 3 pips each. Then boost up. Then shield & heal again, then start hitting, always when you know they have too little pips for hitting or you are fully shielded and healed to survive 2 rounds.

      Once the first goes down, life gets easier.

      I'd personally prefer the deck from life 9 with a big def gem than balance 5 here, balance def being a bit low Vs their hits.

      Only started using from balance 6 and i see little difference with my myth 9 (actually lost on floor 7.2 with balance 6 on a lvl 15 wizard)

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