Icemyn Posted April 8, 2014 Report Share Posted April 8, 2014 The title is intentionally inflammatory, but not actually untrue. I just got back from Adepticon and after playing with/against the Mech Rider and talking with all of my opponents after we all agreed this model needs to be toned down. Will this happen before the wave 2 cards come out? Hopefully, but probably not. Honestly, the only reason I can think of that this model made it through the playtest is due to lack of actual playtesting internal and external. The model isn't just overpowered for its cost its borderline unfair, playing the model feels alot like cheating. Here are a list of reasons why: 1) At the end of turn 5 you have summoned 12ss of significant models barring absolute catastrophe. You will note this is what the Rider cost to hire. Being that Malifaux is no longer about killing every model your opponent brings, having access to more activations and scoring models than your opponents is not reasonable. God forbid that the strategy is Reconnoiter in which case the Rider will win a quarter by herself no problems. The issue isn't really even the summon it's that it only takes a 6! You get a free significant versatile model and it costs you nothing. Summon a metal gamin or an arcane effigy and your opponent now must spend at least 2ap putting them down. Best summon in the game or best summon in the game? 2) She draws cards at no actual cost. A range of 8 and a Ml of 2 with a 10 charge means that if you want to draw 2 cards every every turn there isn't much to stop you. I've found that the one of the little talked about strategies in Malifaux is that if you draw more cards than your opponent you are heavily favored to win. Card Advantage is king even in Malifaux. 3) She drops Scheme markers at again no actual cost. Not only does she drop scheme markers, but she does it at range. You want to take Alits every game and guarantee that you will score it? Take the Mech rider. Is one of the schemes Plant Explosives? If you like free points take the Mech Rider. Protect Territory? Mech Rider. Playing Malifaux? Mech Rider. Doing any of the above things is going to be very powerful in most games. Being able to not just do them all, but to do them all better than any other model in the game? While at Adepticon I believe it was Archmage that put together this Mech Rider Flowchart. Are you playing Arcanists/Leveticus ----Yes-----> Take the Mech Rider. | No? | I'm so sorry. There is a reason that 3 of the 4 top slots at Adepticon Masters were Arcanists. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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