Hey I’m trying to put together a team for Sacrifice because, well, he’s got a really interesting mechanic and I want to see where I can take him. I’m currently running:
+2 Purple Banner
Hero - Sorceror: Creeping Death*
The team is actually pretty fun. I fire off Soothsayer trying to grab as many Blue/Green gems as possible and then fill Giant Spider. Then I cast Giant Spider to fill up Sacrifice, cast Sacrifice on Blue or Green–whichever one the board has more of–and pray for an extra turn. Then, if Giant Spider filled up, I can cast it again and create a Spider Swarm where Soothsayer once was to use as Sacrifice fodder. This generally cycles for a little bit and then I can cast Creeping Death, which I have gotten up to 50ish damage per cast.
So the team is really fun and not as bad as I thought but there are some problems. First, Sacrifice is in the front and to the extent that I have him ascended he’s not particularly tanky. I originally had my hero on point but I found it was too slow to fill up Sacrifice. Second, Soothsayer is okay but isn’t phenomenal. I figured an Empowered troop would fit best in the fourth slot so I could cast it at the beginning and then sacrifice it without feeling like it was a useless troop. If anyone has any suggestions for the fourth slot, I’d love to hear them. Third, there’s a lot of Purple mana overflow that goes to waste. Often Sacrifice is able to fill himself up fully, so the Purple mana from casting Giant Spider usually goes to waste. I don’t have Death but perhaps having him instead of the hero (in which case I would probably do Sacrifice, Giant Spider, Death, Soothsayer) might solve this.
I also haven’t tried a different banner, but I’m thinking that maybe the +2 Blue/+1 Purple banner might work better, because the slowness so far comes from filling up Giant Spider.
Does anyone have any ideas? I really want to make this troop work (so that I can justify going for his third trait).