I love the Wardog, but everybody (not everybody, but you know what I mean) uses the Elf over our Hound. Why would you use the Wardog?
How can you not love the dog?!
Jake the Wardog, by Monly
I love the Wardog. Why do i bring the war dog:
Added Defence..+2...i think
I counter charge killed a MoW Shocktrooper (yes Khador vs Khador), the guy could not believe it...mind you I did roll double 6's and i think a 4 LOL
It honestly depends on the caster, and how you play them. If you tend to be fairly aggressive with your caster, the War Dog is probably the better choice due to free strike immunity, +DEF and counter charge, while Sylys is a better choice for support casters who have a lot of upkeeps and a few combat spells (eg pIrusk, Old Witch).
Depends on the caster, as mentioned above. pButcher is gonna get way more mileage out of wardog frex, because Butcher loves combat. So far, eSorscha has become amazing for me under Wysh's influence, she actually gets off some freezing grips that can be game changers. Suck it, Haley!
It has been hard for me to fit the dog in lately. If I am playing a caster who I intend to keep at least one upkeep up most of the game, then I bring the elf. The extra focus is just too good. Also I played a game the other day with Psorcha and the +2 range for tempest was great. Love the dog though, just not using him much anymore. I might with Hark because he like to be up front near a jack.
Nice job, Jake the Dog!
I've never used Wishnailer but I pretty much always use the wardog. I'm super agressive so it really helps to have the free strike immunity and the def buff.
What the hell do I know? I suck at this game.
I think Sylys offers our focus-starved Casters (ie. most of them) and our spellslingers (just about the rest) too much.
A wardog only helps in the end game (because early game assasinations tend to be of the ranged variety)
I like the dog with eSorscha to bump her defense up to 'lolwut' levels, but free upkeep and a more accurate freezing grip can easily change the way she plays...
Dude- I can totally see Vlad running up a flight of stairs (with a sweater) and jumping onto Asphyxious going "LIIIIIIIIIIIIICH!"
Last edited by Jake the Dog; 06-15-2012 at 02:57 PM.
No-The Butcher as the Ice King. But whatever. If You did that, I would throw never ending pies at you forever.
yes, But the character contrast works much better. You can have him have a magic axe instead of a beard.
pButcher and pVlad get the dog, all the time.
pSorscha gets the dog more often than not.
With eButcher, eVlad and Strakhov I could go either way. 50/50.
The rest gets Wyshnallyr unless CR gets in the way.
However it isn't and most likely you are going into melee combat with Karchev when it is cast, so the dog is a much more beneficial choice.
You take the wardog, clearly, because you only get one wyshnailer.
Princess Bubblegum is clearly the Empress, sorscha is Marceline, Candy Butler is Irusk...
...i think i watch this show too much.
To me, 1 extra focus makes my turns flow better usually. So i guess its cause im lazy
war dog every day all day. if you start letting mercs into your army then you're diluting the purity of khador. what's next, Eiryss in every list? besides, khador casters are supposed to be played up front, bold and brave. not cowering in the back with some elf massaging their shoulders.
If it's a caster that for all intents shouldn't get in to combat , I go with the Elf , as a bonus he keep Eiryss company
But, yeah, character restrictions for those tourney prepping basically mean one Wysh caster, two dog casters The Mutt is still very good for a point. I like what Reinholdt brings too, though mainly because i cant estimate ranges worth a dam.
Wysh goes great with my Eireyys, Nyss+Valachev, Aiyana&Holt list.
Last edited by mostholycerebus; 06-15-2012 at 02:34 PM.
hes mans best friend. nuff said.
also i wanna get a small pug model for the wardog, but i cant find one. anyone know where i could buy one?
This isn't aimed at you, but to everyone here talking on Steam Roller Character restrictions.
Cos my caster's the Butcher! He butchers things!* He stomps forwards and kills things stone dead, with his faithful mutt BallBiter helping out.
(To be fair most games he stays well back and the WG deathstar in my list shotguns a lot of stuff, but he did almost kill an Impaler with one axe hit once).
I think of the Wardog as adding a spell in his +2 melee defense and out of turn activation. His ability to do really strange things on his counter charge and on his return move can really blunt a charge by killing a model and then blocking LOS and the charge lane. He can also run to engage an Arc node or counter charge an arc node if you position well. It's a one point model that can knock a good odds assassination run down to an unlikely assassination run. Offensively it can allow your caster to ignore free strikes in a pretty generous bubble. See Jamie P use the Wardog to assist in a win in a very close game here (go to 16:10)
Khador 326pts 57% painted
Mercs 48pts 56% painted
Cryx 26pts 137pts 16% painted
"Why take the Wardog over Wyshnalyrr?"
because Wyshnalyrr is a dirty elf...
I must be slightly odd.
I take sylys with Zerkova. i am 50/50 for both irusks and everyone else gets the dog.
I look at the benefits of elfy as primarily the snp on 1st spell and then the 2" range. Free upkeep is awesome but i don't feel i need that. The ward just makes your caster that much harder to kill between the def boost and parry but counter charge is the money too.
I can't think of a situation in which I'd rather take the elf over the dog for a front line caster. The DEF bonus saves me games, pure and simple.
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