9 February 2010 | Warhammer: Invasion LCG

Kick 'em While They're Down

A look at the Dark Elves in Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game

Welcome to this week’s installment of the Warhammer: Invasion “card of the week” series. With yesterday’s release of Tooth and Claw (the third Battle Pack in The Corruption Cycle), Warhammer: Invasion decks around the world received a major boost. Now, however, we’ll look forward to what’s coming in the months ahead!

The release of Assault on Ulthuan will bring a long-awaited viability to both High Elf and Dark Elf decks, as well as a score of options for players of other factions. Additionally, later this month, The Deathmaster’s Dance will hit shelves... and with it comes a particularly nasty trick for the Dark Elves. Today we’ll spotlight two upcoming Dark Elf cards (one from Assault on Ulthuan and one from The Deathmaster’s Dance), and we’ll begin to appreciate one fundamental strategy of the Dark Elves: hand reduction.

While other factions certainly have units with the “scout” ability (which, after surviving combat, makes an opponent randomly discard a card from his hand), in the hands of the Dark Elves it’s an especially damaging ability, since it compounds their already frustrating hand reduction abilities. Shades, a Dark Elf Card making its debut in Assault on Ulthuan, is a relatively inexpensive unit that can make a welcome addition to such a deck.

For another example of frustrating hand reduction, check out Caught The Scent, which will hit shelves later this month in the fourth Battle Pack, The Deathmaster’s Dance. With the ability to not only gain a glimpse of your opponent’s hand, but discard a card of your choice, Caught the Scent will have your opponent cursing the Dark Elves under his breath as you toss away a pesky Waaagh! or Judgement of Verena. But remember, when you get your chance to look at your opponent’s hand, don’t get so excited about the discard that you forget to take a mental note of what else might be coming your way!

Join us next week for another card of the week!

Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game is a card game by Eric M. Lang in which 2 players develop their kingdoms and lay waste to their foes. Each side is comprised of either the forces of Order or the forces of Destruction as they seek to extend their empire to include the entire Old World. The Living Card Game™ format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Battle Pack expansions to the core game.

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