Ah Queen Mab! As Elizabeth had it, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I have a build question. But first a comment or two on she how kicks some serious faerie equus asinus.
Queen Mab shows up in literature now and again. And I find her fascinating. An example or two:
In Shakespeare’s classic (that I personally hold in contempt), Romeo (aka Gagmewithaspoon’eo) and Juliet: Mercutio, tired of Romeo’s fretful, lovesick grousing, uses the diminutive Queen Mab to show how utterly ridiculous his selfish nonsense is.
And are we not all tired of Romeo? First he wails and whimpers for Rosaline. Then snap, crackle, and pop, Rosaline is instantly forgotten and his scrawny, self-indulgent hollow heart obsesses over Juliet. I could go on. Romeo, I bite my thumb at thee. Suffice it to say that my favorite part of the play is when they off themselves.
But take note! Even in Mercurio’s speech, there is an inky blackness just below the surface, a dangerous side to Mab – something wicked this way comes, malevolent, and very scary. She is not to be trifled with.
Also, Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files captures Queen Mab in all of her shattering glory.
In this series, she is the Queen of Air and Darkness, calamitous and catastrophic. She is a force of nature.
So what is the point of these musings?
I would sincerely appreciate some efficient team suggestions with her. The combinations do not necessarily need Glacial Peaks troops. In this case, theme is not important, effectiveness is.
There probably needs to be an engine pushing blue. So my first thoughts went to cards like Valkyrie, Venoxia, or Jackelope. But perhaps not?
I am not a huge fan of Sea Troll and Winter Wolf seems a little weak for what I am looking for. Maybe I am heading in the wrong direction? I might even need to visit my neighborhood purple pushers and fill the board with psychedelic purple pills to push her?
Anyway, I would certainly appreciate some theory crafting on some builds with her.
But tread carefully, even when Mab was a little girl, there were early signs: