So to my fellow Druids...
I have begun to play pKrueger, and to give you a bit of background, I'm a reasonably accomplished player, with several tourney wins in the surrounding states in the region I live, as well as a handful of league coins from my LGS; and typically only work on three warlocks at a time. I was starting with the expectation of making him my "main" warlock by the Gargantuan release. I have never really dabbled in him in the past, but have faced him enough times, usually to success (in mirror matches).
That being said, I'm asking for help on what successful players have done using him in the past. My 'list' per se doesn't matter, as I'm open to ideas. The conversation I'm looking for is more general concepts. I have read the tactica, and I have applied the basic knowledge. My problem is his infantry clearing abilities seem to only shine vs Cryx and Khador. Maybe that's why he's so popular? Because those two factions are highly competitive on the tourney scene. Outside of that, I don't see his success level being so great. ARM 15 and higher infantry greatly diminishes his plethora of POW 10s, which I'm finding is more abundant than I ever noticed previously. Chain Lightening is unreliable at best, and his feat also tends to expose him to assassination. I thought it would allow me to get to the "hard to reach" support pieces, but typically I can't, or the risk is not worth the reward. Moreover, when I 'need' to mow thru things on the feat turn, it makes him Fury starved, and again flapping in the breeze on an assassination run on the following turn.
In scenario play, I can see him walling things off an area, but in practical application against capable players, it's not the deterrent I had thought it would be. I understand the benefits, however, it seems that he's woefully under POW'd, and except for a few, albeit important, match ups he doesn't have the goods.
I consent that there is something that I'm missing, so I'm hoping this thread can shed some light on the subject. I have been winning some games in a competitive test bed, but it's more from my opponent being undone in a game that I was ultimately losing, by a quintessential late game Circle hail mary assassination run. However, in those cases it's more based on standard Circle fare, and nothing specific to pKruegs himself.
Please, please enlighten me.