Grinding Gears


#1

Originally published at: http://gemsofwar.com/grinding-gears/
Can she fix it?

New Troop: Ghiralee

Meet Ghiralee Grinder, Sparkgrinder’s adopted daughter.
Ever the kind well-intentioned soul, Sparkgrinder adopted this war orphan when she could barely walk. It is possibly one of the ONLY well-intentioned things Sparkgrinder did that ever worked out well.

Ghiralee proved to have a knack for fixing things - properly - unlike her adopted dad. When she’s in Sparkgrinder’s workshop, a lot less goes wrong.
Unfortunately, during the whole Carnex incident, Ghiralee was away studying at the Royal Adanan College of Engineers. She’s back now though, so things MIGHT actually take a turn for the better.

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#2

So her spell is as cool as she looks… Looking forward to build a team around her! :slight_smile:


#3

Not sure if I should use her in an attack steal team with Gloom Leaf/Sylvasi, a magic steal team with Keghammer/Kris Knife/Slay Bells, or a true damage team.

edit: This does make Eye of Xathenos obsolete, but could match well with Staff of Madness.


#4

Oh man that’s messed up! That looks like a FUN skill!

Let’s see…
Ghiralee
Valkyrie
Alchemist

Who else?


#5

Was thinking
Anointed (green to red for health and attack)
Valkyrie (x to blue)
Alchemist (x to yellow)
Ghiralee (takes overflow from conversions and does damage and steal when no good combo moves)


#6

Yay - wiki link in the top bar! :smiley:


#7

What arcane traitstone will be available in the bundles?


#8

The glory rewards pack will be the same as the troop, therefore arcane blade stones. I am not certain about any of the specials bundles. Likely either based of the kingdom(Adana/arcane storms), or its legendary(Carnex/arcane darks). There could also be a bundle for Tankbot 2000 that could have arcane lavas.


#9

The 400 Glory bundle will almost certainly be Blue/Yellow Arcane Blade traitstones. Which annoys me on some level because we had that recently with Zephyros.

Also because I have no Runic Water and all the Minor Water, but that’s another issue.


#10

Mine is like that with Runic Winds… Even though my home kingdom is Whitehelm.:confused:

I am happy for another round of arcane blades, seeing as how we have two legendaries and now four epics using them. It wasn’t feasible to get ~70 arcane blades off of Zephyros alone.


#11

Cool new troop… And power creep seems pretty evident to me… Not asking for a nerf but would be nice to see other supposed epic or legendary troops get a buff to be as strong as this new one!


#12

Yeah, Tankbot is kind of lame by comparison… That being said, Tankbot costs 11 instead of 14 and has better traits.

WAIT. She has a way better flavor text. Power creep is real.

Also, this ought to be an Official Announcement thingy but I don’t seem to be able to set it to that. Must need higher power.


#13

This is so good, she is so lovely. But I must admit that I am not a fan of her name lol :smiley:


#14

:newspaper: Once again time to throw a wrench in the works, it’s the Weekly Feedback Report! :gem::wrench::gem:


With a patch around the corner, it only makes sense to hire a professional to make sure things run smoothly. Of course miss Ghiralee is just as good at destroying things as she is repairing them.

This Fix-It Felice is actually a cleverly disguised Wreck-It Wench! Her tools of deconstruction are nothing to scoff at, she’ll just as quickly build herself up as she’s knocking you down thanks to her high Skill Steal spell. This allows her to randomly take 7 from either your Health, Armor, Attack or Magic stats and add them onto herself.

That’s not all, thanks to her mechanically gifted mind, she knows the weak spots of all Constructs and knows just where to strike for double damage, whether by spell or skulls. You can hear their bolts shaking already.

And while she’s powering up, you can also power up your troops thanks to the Arcane Blade Stone toy attachment sold inside with every Ghiralee meal! Give your Knight Coronet super-powered armor, Celestasia ultimate dodging action, or Sunweaver spite for enemy mana surges.

That’s not all! For a limited time only, Frost Giant can get even bigger by these stones. But you better hurry, before he changes his palette preference.


:newspaper: You know what really grinds my gears? The end of the Weekly Feedback Report! :sparkle::nut_and_bolt::sparkle:

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#15

She’s now on the WIKI:
http://gems-of-war.wikia.com/wiki/Ghiralee


#16

Has anybody started using this troop? I’m curious what the results are on her usefulness, she seems cool!

I wonder what a debuff team would look like…
Ghiralee
Gloom leaf…


#17

I’m excited to give this troop a try! Adana is my favorite kingdom, if only in theme :sunglasses: And what an awesome skill drain! Muaaahahaha…


#18

MINOR issue with the glory rewards pack. The Ghiralee pack comes with 4x minor fire stones, when she requires minor air stones. Probably not an issue for 90% of people with Whitehelm as home kingdom, but I am low for some reason.


#19

I’m loving it. =)

Here’s what happens when she steals some Magic for herself:

These poor gobs… ^^


#20

The steal boosts off magic? :scream:

Time for:
Carnex
Brian
Brian
Ghiralee