That’s what I had hoped, but unfortunately with Moon Rabbit blessing the first troop when casting making Rope Dart immune to mana drain, it is difficult if not practically impossible to drain Rope Dart’s mana before it casts the first time.
I find the builds with RD in 2nd position a lot easier to beat than when RD is in first position, I’ve also encountered a few different teams with RD used with other troops (seen a few with Ubastet recently). I still think the toughest to beat is when RD is in first position and can be blessed by Moon Rabbit.
That being said, on blue GW day last week I faced 4 RD teams and won all of them, and personally have enough troops and knowledge of the game to consistently beat RD teams in PVP the majority of the time. It just seems that the combination of the extra turn, empowered MR and being blessed very severely limits your options when compared to the majority of other defence teams you would face.
Yes I agree with that sentiment, I’ve never used dragon eye defence (pre or post nerf) or RD defence (except in GW, but that’s another story), or even Ubastet defence when Divines ruled the world. I never even used Valk/Justice/Mab defence teams like 50% people it seemed did back in the day. I have got a nice few interesting ones that I’ve never seen anybody else use (maybe for good reason lol!) but get good % record from them.
That’s pretty much it in a nut shell. In some ways I would actually like to see more difficult defence teams (but not luck oriented using empowered troops), so that there can be more separation of guilds to prove who is really the best. Everybody going 30/0, although it makes you feel great, doesn’t imo doesn’t do anything for the game. On the flip side just losing 1 or 2 games can make you feel like you’ve let your guild down. 30/0 should be something that you should feel really proud you earned, not be the norm.
Agreed shadylady. Its almost embarrassing explaining to your guild mates that the 3/2 result was purely out of your control because the board and empowerment dictated the outcome from the outset. We’ve all experienced that recently.