Call of Home defense as Wizard

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Call of Home defense as Wizard

Post by Theo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:35 am

Am I correct to think that the only defenses against Call of Home are:
  • character holding The One Ring
  • keep 8 unused general influence during all m/h phases and hope opponent doesn't combo it with Stormcrow, So You've Come Back, Cruel Claw Perceived.
  • lower the hazard limit to zero with Gates of Morning and Many Turns and Doublings (at an unsustainable 2 to 1 ratio) and hope opponent doesn't combo it with Daelomin at Home, etc.
I guess Marvel's Told helps mitigate all of those combos at least.

And the only ways to increase general influence are:
  • Emerald of Doriath on your Wizard
  • Saw Further and Deeper without your Wizard
  • Truths of Doom as Fallen Palando, or Fallen Radagast along with two of his forms (but then as a Fallen Wizard you could be hit by a nastier Cruel Claw Perceived)
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Re: Call of Home defense as Wizard

Post by Vastor Peredhil » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:07 am

pretty thorough,

most player deam it okay, to keep 5-6 GI open, but that is a gamble of course, but is matter of balance a CC where you need a 4 or 5 to not fail will be more devastating

also Wizard Uncloaked is helpful against some of these combo

Tookish Blood is a good defence for Hobbits

The Sun Unveiled is good helper depending if you run Gates

but if you believe CoH to be bad, wait till your opponent's bring out the Pilfer

items adding DI help (Elf-stone, Wizard's Ring etc.) keeping your used up GI lower

There are some more tricks to deal with non-unique hazards of course, think outside the box

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Re: Call of Home defense as Wizard

Post by Theo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:06 pm

Ah, right. Wizard Uncloaked and The Sun Unveiled would be nice alternatives to Marvels Told for non-Fallen.

Tookish Blood is a great addition to my list; I tend to forget it has a resource use. Elf-song is in a similar vein, but its tough that it must be preemptive.

At least Pilfer requires matching home sites, so many of the biggest point characters are totally safe: Cirdan, Elrond, Galadriel, Glorfindel, Thrain.

As for you non-unique comment... If you are referring to Aware of Their Ways or Knowledge of the Enemy, seems a little like purchasing a ticket after the boat has sailed. :? Otherwise I need a bigger clue.
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Re: Call of Home defense as Wizard

Post by Vastor Peredhil » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:05 am

Hey Theo,
Ah, right. Wizard Uncloaked and The Sun Unveiled would be nice alternatives to Marvels Told for non-Fallen.
Well FW and Lords for that matter should have an easier time with GI management using their "friend" cards, though Saruman still give me headaches there ;)

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Tookish Blood is a great addition to my list; I tend to forget it has a resource use. Elf-song is in a similar vein, but its tough that it must be preemptive.
Elf-song is limited but useful, but can be "Sorrowed"
At least Pilfer requires matching home sites, so many of the biggest point characters are totally safe: Cirdan, Elrond, Galadriel, Glorfindel, Thrain.
well Pilfer was and is the main hobbit deck stopper (as well as Aragorn but needs a straight 10)

yeah but these dudes are pretty common ;)
As for you non-unique comment... If you are referring to Aware of Their Ways or Knowledge of the Enemy, seems a little like purchasing a ticket after the boat has sailed. :? Otherwise I need a bigger clue
well you need to read the metagame for good use, also there is no good way for dealing with people adding 3x Call of home straight to deck (well there still are some options) see me for game then ;)

yours Nicolai

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Re: Call of Home defense as Wizard

Post by CDavis7M » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:11 pm

Some starting companies seem to ride the line, only having a few GI free. But others have a surprising amount of GI.

Like, Thorin and Gloin/Balin with Kili and 2 of the 2 mind dwarves. 7 free GI.

Or Theoden with Eomer and Erkenbrand with Hama. 8 free GI.

The Fallen Wizards are especially surprising if you use Thrall, Open to the Summons, and the "Wizard's pupil" variants. You could have over 10 GI free. But then you'll lose a lot of GI when your Wizard is revealed. And Cruel Claw Perceived can really wreck your GI.

The problem is that I just want to use up all that free GI because it's just being "wasted".

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