Thursday, November 17, 2011

Power Lines

Hello everyone, and welcome back to SO IMBA!,

Where we learn how to be a better Card Fighter.

I am your Host, Rauzes, and today, we learn how to clear Power Lines.

In Vanguard, the most important thing is being able to hit the opponent's Vanguard... Hard.

Because most games go until both players get to grade 3, or about 6-7 turns on each end, the most important lines to clear are based on the Enemy's Grade 3 Vanguards, and how big they usually are.

Most of the time, Grade 3 Vanguard units are either 10000, or 11000 Power.

Occasionally, in cases such as Gancelot and Eidel Rose, they are 9000 Power...

So, as you play, the more important lines to clear are based on 10000 Power and 11000 Power.

Since in Vanguard, only 5000 and 10000 Guards exist, any number less than 5000 more than the previous line is Effectively the Same

Repeat after me: Effectively the Same

The power lines that are most important in Vanguard are:
10000, 11000, 15000, 16000, 20000, and 21000.

First, the 10k, 15k, and 20k.

With these powers, attacking a 10k Vanguard will mean they will have to guard a minimum of 5k, 10k, and 15k power, respectively.

However, this all changes when attacking a 11k Vanguard.

11k, 16k, and 21k become the magic numbers.

As you may notice, when attacking a 10k Vanguard, 14k is no different than a 10k attack.

Meaning that even if you boost with 4k to a 10k attacker, it doesn't really do much at all.

This means that when constructing your formation, which unit is boosting which, you have to take into account these power lines, and aim to construct these lines when attacking.

For instance, if the enemy only has 10k and 11k units out, and you have an empty space in front of your 8k boost, instead of putting a Gallatin or Nehalem there, placing a Gordon or Behger will still clear the 16k power line, making it a 10k shield for any unit, whilst providing benefits over the 10k attacker.

But if you get a 9k boost going, you might reconsider both of these, and instead call out a Gallahad Grade 3 or Draconic Overlord, especially if the enemy has a 10k Vanguard, because it will allow you to attack with 20000 Power total.

Thats all for today.

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