Set 3: Half-Dragon
By Bruce R. Cordell and Rob Heinsoo
It Rocks: The Half-Dragon Mage is, you guessed it, part dragon! That
means it possesses a cold breath attack that sends enemies scurrying.
What, thats not enough? Well, how about a selection of spells that
will turn your Half-Dragon into a terrifying force of power on the field
and Tactics: No, the Half-Dragon Mage is not a commander, for all
its cost (30). But, never fear, it is Independent 2, which means it can
go where it wants and target the second-nearest enemy model. Of course,
you want to get a group of enemies in its Cold Blast to maximize its effectiveness.
But, dont just run your Mage up into a fight -- given the chance,
youll want to prep yourself.
several archers or other models to the table to act as a shield, and give
your enemies something to focus on while the Mage spends a few rounds
buffing. Cast mage armor and invisibility on the Half-Dragon
Mage itself. With these two spells in place, it can maneuver around the
battlefield until you find the perfect place to let loose with its first
Cold Blast. It would be ideal to find it a position from which it could
retreat afterward (cause itll be visible again) in order to
cast another invisibility. If you havent already done so,
take a round (once invisible for the second time) for the Half-Dragon
Mage to cast magic weapon on itself. This will make a difference
once it has used its magic missiles.
plan -- one thats often forced upon you -- is to use as many of
the Half-Dragons offensive spells as possible as quickly as possible.
Glitterdust can prove surprisingly effective if it succeeds in
blinding one or more opponents; blinded opponents moves are halved,
which sets them up for more ranged spells from the Mage and more ranged
attacks by the Mages archer friends.
thing to realize is that the Half-Dragon Mage costs a lot. This means
that when you use its Cold Blast special ability, its important
to keep a reasonable retreat route in mind. You want to keep this model
in play as long as possible and use all of its spells to get the full
value for the points you paid. With two invisibility spells, hopefully
this wont be too difficult.
Who Hate to See It: Azer Troopers run like scared little kobolds when
they see a Half-Dragon Mage.
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