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i almost always take just 1 sorcerer in my battles
but what arcane items do you give them? (for smal and bigger battles)
i almost always take infernal puppet, but isn't that a bit expensive for 1000 point games?
at what point do you bring puppet with you, or what other items are worth taking?
Usually a Dispel Scroll.
Channeling Staff for games where I´m not allowed to bring the Puppet.
Spell Familiar (on secondary Mage) if I'm relying on a combination of spells.
I only bring the Puppet if I have the Book of Secrets, and/or I know my enemy will come in magic heavy (if I'm allowed).
In a comer take all situation I usually do bring it (if I'm allowed). I rarely play below 2k games, I wouldn't bring it then.
You should know I mostly play in a comped environment;
No Power Scroll, for me no Puppet either.
No special characters, no double rares etc.
Why do some places not allow you to take the infernal puppet?
beacause its a relatively inexpensive item, that was made before 8ths brutal miscast table. And for the very small price it costs you can pretty much kill very expensive wizards with it.
I used it in a tourney last month and i killed 5 (FIVE) level 4 wizards with it over the course of 3 games.
average dice roll on 2d6 ~ 7. so you roll a 5-6 on your puppet and BAM theyre now in a really bad situation
a lot of the guys in my club QQ about it. but im mean and dont really care.