Smoke and Fire...

Poof! The Genie appears, eager to make the heroes wishes come true, altering reality. Sear! The Efreeti appears with more base intentions, often bringing with him some fiery friends. These are the magical elemental creatures from Rage of Demons, and they are both prone to travel with others of their kind.

First up, we have the 'over-priced' Noble Djinn. But he pays the cost for a reason, as he has some tremendous powers that, in the hands of a good player, can be used to great effect. While he seems perhaps a little weaker than the entry that Gonzalo first added, he's really not lost that much (I didn't want to price a Djinni out towards 100 points). In addition to a blast attack that both damages and dazes, he has a wonderful reach 2 melee attack for 30 using two different types of damage (thus getting around most resists, even Resist ALL for at least half damage). Add in the simply incredible mobility, and an ability to work in pairs that makes one shudder.
Then, add to that resistance to the most common line attacks and current favored color of dragons (ummm. that would be the blue dragons), and you have a neat package for players that love the 'hit and run' game. Now that I think about it, 75 points could actually be too good a deal for him....

Who could oppose him? Not many, but the Efreeti do it out of hatred, and to be honest, its not a terrible matchup for them. They are quick flyers themselves, and the ranged flamestrike does a lot of their talking for them. And, like the Djinni, these guys are very good in pairs thanks to their Backdraft ability. They are even a little cheaper than the Djinni, so they are a smaller chunk of your warband, which leaves you more points for other things. I'm not certain I was completely true to Sean's design, but I think this comes pretty close.


Next 'preview' - We will finally show you everybody else.

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gontasama's picture
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Is broken..... Smile thanks. LOVE DJINNS

Laurian's picture
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Nice pieces, their stats reflect their "nature" very well. I always liked Djinns - this one lets me think about a new kind of ambush warband: rush in with a hard hitter and then use the second champion power to "teleport" away. Repeat...

Hopefully the set will be released soon, I am eager to play the previewed and also the still unknown pieces Wink

plastic finn's picture
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I played duos of both in a couple of games last night. Pretty awesome! Thanks! I'm continuously amazed how well you are able to avoid too strong combinations through faction and powers selection despite creating individually (or in duet) strong pieces. It wasn't like it was easy to sort of optimize the (arena) warband. The maneuverability options are good, though.

alepulp's picture
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Very nice ideas

Sirohk's picture
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Both very nice and competitive pieces. Both fun to play.

First question. Why is the Noble Djinn Borderlands and Civilization? Why not Wilderness? This would make more sense than CIV. It would be fun to pair with the other Djinn.

Second question. Why is Efreeti Vizer not in Civilization? With the Efreeti Flamestrider and Efreeti Fireblade?

Both of these seem to be in the wrong factions.

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Cool

tried's picture
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Good questions. I've also noted that some humans are also in the wrong factions. Smile

The new home for ALL intelligent genie type elementals is Civ/Borderlands
Sometimes a faction can be altered for balance reasons.
(I think Djinn in Wild is a little silly, myself).

That's not to say that some might not align that way - loners might be found in Wild, or corrupted in Underdark, but this is the way things are.

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I find Sirohk's comments very interesting. It would indeed be nice to pair them with other efreeti and djinni already existing. But my real question is, the previews are nice indeed, but when exactly is the whole set coming out? And is Monster Menagerie is also in your future plans?

Thanks!

(Oh, and i know the invisible miniatures have no cards, but will the Shadow Beholder and Shadow Gold Dragon have a card?)

tried's picture
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Ira is working hard on RoD.

Menagerie is finished design and on deck for development - but I think it will develop quickly. RoD has some very complicated pieces, such as the Shadow Gold Dragon and the Shadow Beholder...