Title: Dark Elf Question
Description: Just something that came up
Rog - May 27, 2012 08:27 PM (GMT)
Can a dark elf wizard cast "Power of Darkness" no matter which lore she chose? I think the answer from the reading is that she can, but I just want to be sure.
Artiee - May 27, 2012 09:01 PM (GMT)
Yes, All DE sorcs know PoD.
Arfa - May 28, 2012 07:39 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Artiee @ May 28 2012, 08:01 AM)|
| Yes, All DE sorcs know PoD. |
...aaand almost zero will try to cast it this edition with anything other than a scroll caddy. With a 1/3 chance of autofailing and breaking concentration you have to use two dice pretty much, meaning that there is only 1/3 of the time you will end up 1 power dice worse off, 1/3 you will end up exactly the same and 1/3 you'll end up better. If you break concentration you cant cast again so you have to use two dice, and it 'aint worth it.
Arfa da Grate
carpet - May 29, 2012 12:02 PM (GMT)
Power of Darkness adds D3+1 dice to the pool, so you'll always at least get the 2 back.
Squigkikka - May 29, 2012 01:32 PM (GMT)
Throwing 2 dice at PoD is almost always worth it, because at worst (within likely odds, 1-1 is like what 3%?) you will come out of it with the same amount of dice and at best you'll gain 2 dice.
Arfa - May 29, 2012 07:19 PM (GMT)
Its not to the pool though, its to the wizard, and he has to use them or else take wounds. I dunno, most DE players round my way wont bother unless they've had a really poor winds of magic roll.
Arfa da Grate
jaysta - May 31, 2012 12:14 AM (GMT)
With my DE, I always use 2 dice on my scroll caddy for PoD. Then i use one with my level 4, if I fail, I use the sacrificial dagger for an extra dice. If I didn't have the stabby dagger, I would throw 2 regular dice. Either way, I always cast as much PoD as I can because even with 2 dice the average power dice return is +1.
Tybo27 - July 19, 2012 01:55 AM (GMT)
If you fail you break concentration and you won't be able to use the sacrificial dagger, it's used before casting a spell
carpet - July 19, 2012 01:13 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Tybo27 @ Jul 19 2012, 01:55 AM)|
|If you fail you break concentration and you won't be able to use the sacrificial dagger, it's used before casting a spell|
No it's not, the text specifically says
|after the casting dice have been rolled, the Sorceress may sacrifice a model ... The sorceress gains a power dice that must be rolled and added to the casting total (before dispel attempts)|
Artiee - July 19, 2012 07:04 PM (GMT)
The stabby dagger wording is "power" die. So if they roll a 1, they still kill for another power die. Since its a power die, if they roll a 6, sabby someone and roll a 6 on that, its IF.
Unlike our Mushroom where it is not a power die, it just adds +D6 to the cast.
or the TK Hierotitan Spirit Conduit that adds +D3 to the roll.
Essexkiwi - July 21, 2012 11:29 PM (GMT)
+1 to always kicking off the magic phase with PoD when using DE.
DE are the one army I love taking the toad scroll against - nothing like seeing your opponent fail to make his wizard level and then have his sorceress auto-die to the wounds from the dice she now can't use.