On your marks, get set, go! Fire up Arena, draft the worst possible team, and see how far you can get.
Too powerful, it can loop itself. Skip.
Too powerful , it can deal double damage to poisoned enemies. Skip.
Decreases a random skill on all enemies by 2. That’s a low number, but it’s an AoE effect, and he summons a Darkstorm. Seems pretty powerful. Skip.
Scatter damage boosted by fey allies (including itself), and scatter damage gets better the fewer enemies there are. Too powerful. Skip.
Deals no damage. Gains some life. Perfect.
Can heal itself to FULL and gain attack! Skip.
Creates 8 skulls and give 6 attack to an ally?That could end up killing an enemy. Skip.
If there’s only one enemy left, it literally does nothing. Perfect.
Steals armor? Deals true damage? Drains mana and gains half of it? Get out. Might as well be a mythic. Next.
Oh boy… I’ve got a run off here.
On the one hand, this guy doesn’t really do anything. He does make it harder for the enemy to kill me with spells though, which benefits me, and I just can’t have that. I don’t need hand outs. I can win this on my OWN.
This guy also does nothing though. He makes brown gems – which is perfect because I have no troops that use brown mana – but he also makes blue gems, which my snow sprite uses. That could be problematic, because it’s enabling her to cast more often.
They both have 21 total health/life and 8 attack. Keeper of Lore costs more mana, but I feel like he gives more of a benefit because of his magic halving ability. Ice Troll’s ability on the other hand is a bit “better” for me because only half his ability even does something for me. I’ll take him.
I’ve arranged my troops in order from lowest attack to highest, so I don’t have any unfair advantage when it comes to skull damage. However, I will put my Snow Sprite behind Lamia so it is color blocked. That only seems fair. It’s only a 1 attack difference anyway.
Off we go!
This is an exceptionally strong opening for me. I will play the board honestly though. I’m not going to purposefully ignore skull matches and 4+ matches and such. I only DRAFTED to lose. I’m PLAYING to win. We’ll see how I do! Updates after the run!