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  1. Fetid Strumpet

    Newcomer first buy list

    Disclaimer, Seamus is my favorite master. Yes Seamus’ box is good. But the question is are you looking to play competitively or just play for theme and fun? Seamus is currently not a competitive master. You can certainly win games with him, and he isn’t garbage, but if you ever plan to play competitive events and competitive players are going to attend I’d estimate you’ll either need them to play weaker masters, hope they make a massive game changing mistake, or be 30 to 40% better than the opposing player to consistently win with Seamus. In Malifaux, in general, the more experienced and better player will win. But if you run into a player of equivalent skill, your master choice can give you a substantial edge over your opponent, between 30 to 50% of an edge or more. At adepticon this year a mono-Seamus player came in 4th, so at a mid level competitive event, a fairly good player who constantly ran into players using lower tier masters did pretty well. I think that’s about the best you can expect, and that rarely. If that’s totally cool for you here’s my recommendations: Dead Docies Carrion Emissary Yin Anna Lovelace Kentauroi The Colette smoke and mirrors box from Arcanists. If you are looking to go more competitive grab: Nicodem Box Reva Box Molly Box Carrion Enissary Asura Rotten Mindless Zombies Kentauroi Archie Dead Doxies
  2. Fetid Strumpet

    Considerations for Summer Errata

    And yet that would annoy all the other resser masters because then Kentauroi would no longer be able to be buffed by the carrion emissary’s carrion conflux, as well as other things other masters do to take advantage of minions. Molly would no longer be able to give them reactivate with her other 0 action. Making them an enforcer changes far more things then just changing some traits. Yes that still changes things but it is more unfair to change things for the other masters in such a way. I mean if the biggest thing we want to stop is Nicodem summoning them here’s an idea, just give them an ability: Nicodem can not summon me: Masters named Nicodem cannot summon this model.
  3. Fetid Strumpet

    Considerations for Summer Errata

    Yes, and as far and I’m concerned those are all features, not bugs. Most people complain about the Kentauroi. It’s a powerful model that doesn’t need those blanket bonuses to be worthwhile. Taking those away actually then does what the game should do, make you weigh up the pros and cons between models. Taking or summoning a Kentauroi isn’t always the best choice at that point. Which is a good thing. Additionally I think it’s a good think if they finally create more and more non undead models for Ressers.
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    Considerations for Summer Errata

    I doubt any changes will happen, but even so if the mechanics work better then they’ll do it. Their in game reason for why Avatars no longer work the way they did is beyond doggerel. The mechanics and realtites and real world economics dictated the rules change, fluff then had to have “something” to justify it. It made no thematic sense for Sybelle not to be a belle, but it still happened. And you can justify it in fluff the same way in that creating such a hybrid interferes in some nebulous way with whatever necromantic energy animates it, and that it is mostly created by the same forces that create constructs.
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    Considerations for Summer Errata

    Remove the undead trait and Nico can’t summon it but Molly can. Add the construct trait and Levi can hire it, if that matters, which I don’t feel it does.
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    Considerations for Summer Errata

    So?
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    Schemes & Stones Peek-A-Boo Seamus Spotlight

    If you mean a slight uptick in popularity, sure. If you mean actual conpetitiveness, not even a little.
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    Considerations for Summer Errata

    There is an easier way. Just remove the undead trait.
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    Schemes & Stones Peek-A-Boo Seamus Spotlight

    He’s not.
  10. Fetid Strumpet

    Balanced Errata chat

    So there is more variety of choice in masters. To me, although others might disagree, the most important models to balance and make certain there are no bad or sub optimal picks are the masters. As it stands there is a small handful of masters that if you want to play and have any shot at winning a competitive event you have to use. They show up over and over and over. Even in listening to the reports from the latest fad of the week, all the talk around the iron Scorpius, you can still see the issue because almost without exception all the top competitors were saying they could only play their “sub-optimal” masters against players they knew or strongly suspected were significantly less good players than themselves. If you look at the commonly seen top masters they all share the issue that by any reasonable expectation they are either unkillable, or are such a sink of resources that spending that amount of resources actually is less efficient than just letting them run around, while at the same time being exceptionally strong at dictating the terms of the overall game. And in terms of balance yes it would be more ideal to buff every master to their level, but there are what, 49 masters in the game, and if they add more masters to the game that increases even more. Much easier and more practical to nerf a handful then buff a cart load.
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    Balanced Errata chat

    Personally, I have come to think that is the issue with most of the masters we would regard as upper tier. From listening to podcasts and reading battle reports almost universally it seems that the upper tier masters just have that confluence of ability to massively affect the game and almost impossibility of dying. Seriously really pay attention to how the attitudes of the players are on how often those masters die and you’ll notice a pattern. I think it would be a better game if they just hit every tier 1 masters survivability a little bit.
  12. Fetid Strumpet

    Considerations for Summer Errata

    Two issues with that: The Valedictorian is already a better hire for Sandeep than for ressers, upping her dmg to 3 would be great in ressers but probably op with Sandeep as he currently is. Second, but more importantly, the summer errata is the emergency errata as stated by Wyrd’s policy, which certainly could change. That being the case I doubt very highly ANYTHING will get a buff, since underpowered models don’t break the game, they just don’t get played.
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    GG18 Official Master Tier List

    In my opinion, here is the general reality, and it’s one that has mostly been true since the very first release of edition 1. Familiarity and skill with the game is useually the most important factor in winning malifaux. Someone who is familiar with the rules and the models is almost always going to beat someone significantly less skilled. That’s often true in most games. And if that’s your definition of balance it’s almost comically impossible not to achieve. You wouldn’t even really need playtestors to achieve that. the issue is when you get people playing in the same skill range against each other, and there is where the issue of balance comes in. A master who gives a better advantage can give a significant edge in winning and therefore is just going to get chosen more because that extra edge is a thing. For me the best way of telling how balanced a master is that if you came to any group of knowledgeable players and said: ”I just won a hyper competitive event, and I only used x master” if there is any expressed surprise, the master isn’t good enough. In an ideal world and one that is achievable, no one should be surprised by any particular master being used and doing well. 2E certainly did narrow the bands between master power level, but they are still noticably there, and the edge they give is still enough to push a player significantly over the top into victory. That should change.
  14. Fetid Strumpet

    GG18 Official Master Tier List

    Better question, with all the vagaries of who belongs where, my question would be what tier should the vast majority of masters be on. And I would argue lower 1.5 to tier 2 is where all masters power level should land.
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    Azura Roten resident of rotten burg

    Better way to think of it. Have any of your models (other than Asura) used one of Asura’s actions during this activation. If no, any one of your models that are allowed to take the action, and has the ability to do so during the current activation may do so. If yes, then no one, other than Asura, may use her actions until the next activation.
  16. You make a faulty assumption that all Wyrd does is listen for massed complaints and then just changes things in accordance with who is loudest. That isn’t the case. You can certainly disagree with the decisions they make. I certainly do and haven’t really liked their design direction since book 3, and I think they severely dropped the ball on several things in book 5, but they do not just listen to complaints and then change things based on who is the loudest without looking at the wider picture and then testing it themselves. Any suggestion that they don’t actually carefully consider errata is a fever dream. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t particularly agree with the majority of the errata they have done. I may not agree with their conclusions but I’ve never doubted they’ve considered what they are doing when they’ve come down.
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    Schemes & Stones Peek-A-Boo Seamus Spotlight

    I was very excited for her when book 3 came out, but I cooled on her quickly. The problem is she has amazing synergy with Seamus, but she’s another support piece, and an expensive one, and if you take her and any of the other stuff Seamus tends to take you rapidly run out of room for models to do anything else threatening. And she isn’t good enough to replace many of the other things that are close in cost. The closest cost comparison I could come up with was dropping the pretty standard 2 belles for her, and just the extra activation alone makes that a hard sell, let alone giving up the extra potential for slow. Lumping all your threat vectors into basically Seamus isn’t really a good idea at all, especially since Seamus isn’t all that hard to deal with, especially if all you want to do is neutralize rather than outright kill.
  18. The dreamer was needed because his summoning was too resource efficient. It was an absolutely overdue nerf and it absolutely should have happened. The same thing is now occurring with Nicodem. He has gotten too efficient at summoning, where in the dreamers case it was stones, in nicos case it’s cards. Nicodem draws cards too easily. And once he gets his engine going the act of using cards to summon then generates more cards to summon with, and that more than anything is the biggest issue. The increase in card draw allows him to rely less on SS, because he is going to get the natural crows needed to summon from the deck, which also then makes him more survivable because he will also have better cards for defense, and allows more use of stones for prevention. Summoning should drain resources, period, and the biggest driver and culprit is the undertaker upgrade. Errata that and about 80% plus of Nicodem’s issues will go away. I’m not on board with errataing philip. I never felt Philip should have been an actual model but for his cost him seems fair to me, especially considering other models with cars draw in the game. I’m also less concerned about his easy access to corpses, though that’s only because of the design choice to allow other masters to forgo needing a tertiary resource to summon, something I still argue was an egregious mistake and should be immediately rectified. If that was, yes I’d also want to pair back his access to corpses. Introducing a faction wide keyword on selected models to limit his summoning pool would also be totally warranted.
  19. Fetid Strumpet

    It's a Small Game we Play

    There is a resurgence of Seamus popularity not power. The 4th place finisher of adepticon’s achievement shouldn’t be undersold, but let’s also not dress it up for more than it is. 1st adepticon isn’t the tournament it once was, and the masters the played against almost all tournament were lower tier masters like him. He played against only one upper tier master first round, and that happens to be the only one that can have a rough time due to her wp 5. Again I’m not underselling the achievement, it is a good one, but let’s also not oversell it. There is no Seamus resurgence.
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    Considerations for Summer Errata

    Disagree with corpse bloat. That’s 3 and two upgrade slots. That’s a fair cost. I personally feel there are a few things that are pushing Nicodem over the top. His summoning pool Undertaker and kentauroi. At a minimum undertaker should be changed so it only works for drawing cards either on non peons, or only when killed and not sacrificed. Being able to draw cards for using zombies for summoning gives resources for an action that should be draining them. Kentauroi are silly when Nicodem can summon them. I don’t have a problem with Molly summoning them, but Nicodem shouldn’t be able to. So either change Kentauroi to enforcers, change them so they aren’t undead or figure out a way to restrict nicodems summoning pool, which should have been done from the beginning.
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    Our worst models

    I was chased away? Hmmm news to me.
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    Our worst models

    I completely disagree. And Wyrd’s own policies make that argument for me. If SS costs are relative to each faction, then no cross faction hiring should, or more importantly, could occur. If it’s fair for Gremlins to have a 2SS model and not for another faction, than no other models available for another faction should ever be hiriable into gremlins and vice versa. Because even if you accept the possibility that it’s possible to have a model or two overlap, as the overlaps continue the balance of abilities available will shift what each faction can bring fairly.
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    Our worst models

    No, no models should be hirible for 2. Period. And I’m including current models that are 2, they should all get a cost increase. My personal suggestion would have been to design a rule that had all models with the same name activate concurrently and share an AP pool, so that essentially you’d get 1 model in multiple bodies covering a good chunk of the board, but you wouldn’t get multiple activations and ap out of the deal. But you would get greater board presence, and it would be harder to remove your activation since all of them would have to die before that activation was lost. I’d be ok at 2 stones for that.
  24. Faction isn’t the problem, individual masters are. For example I wouldn’t have an issue ultimately with Kentauroi not being summonable, though i don’t have an issue with Molly summoning them. The problem with them being summonable is Nicodem, and as I said at the time making Nicodem’s summoning as open as it was was a glaring mistake, and here we are. His keyword should have been more restrictive than “Undead”. My problem with these threads is they always seem to focus on the perceived OP models but they NEVER try to define where the line is that the powerful models are over. In order to define over powered I feel you have to define just plain powered. So if Specifoc masters are OP what specifoc masters are the defining definition of where the line should be?
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    The New Seamus

    A full explanation would require more discussion than I feel she warrants. She isn’t auto include or amazing, and she isn’t absolute garbage. You can certainly take her and get work out of her but you either need to just accept that she will die super easy and write the loss off because she’s 6 stones, or play around her which can make her shine and be super effective, but she’s super fragile and if you do that your playing revolves around a super easy to kill model whose defensive tech is counter to how you want to use her. Her kit and abilities make you want to activate her early, but if you do you drop the only good defense she has. That’s probably more discussion than she warrants. You can certainly use her if you like her and not gimp yourself, but she isn’t good enough to be a recommended buy, let alone a must consider.
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