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Did Hydrids Kill Single Color Dragons?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:51 am GMT    Post subject: Did Hydrids Kill Single Color Dragons? Reply with quote

Do people still use single color dragons, or are the hybrids pretty much all you see these days? I noticed the dragon sets only include the hybrids, so I'm not sure if I should try to build a full set of single colors... Who am I kidding, I'll try to build a full set either way!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:24 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO, the hybrids are overpowered for the casting cost versus single color dragons. with two color breath effects for the same "price" as their single color counterparts, there is no downside. i would like to see, at some point, a 5 point increase in casting costs for hybrids. this would give a MP savings of two points, but make it cost something to summon a hybrid.

as for the dragon sets, the elementals are included in the starter sets, as dragons are integral to the game, while the hybrids are an extension of the basic tenets of the rules, so are sold separately.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:28 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree mostly, but a 5 point increase may be too much. A white dragon is 14, and does twice the breath damage, and takes 5 more points to kill. Definitely need to increase the summoning cost, though
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:01 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their breath is only slightly more powerful, in so far as you get both army effects. And you have a choice on which individual effect takes place. For Ivory and Red, they have no army effects. If one of the two colors of the dragon are Ivory or Red, you only have one army effect.

People forget about some of the downsides to hybrids. The biggest downside is that with two colors, it's much more likely your opponent can summon your dragons against you. Dragonhunters, Dragonmasters, and Dragonzealots can affect a dragon if any of it's color match that unit.

And other than breath, hybrid dragons behave exactly the same as elemental dragons.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:09 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but that black blue hybrid breath is SO bad..... Lol
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:04 pm GMT    Post subject: Re: Did Hydrids Kill Single Color Dragons? Reply with quote

hemlocked wrote:
I noticed the dragon sets only include the hybrids,


It depends on which set you are looking at. the 'Dragons!' product comes with 6 dragons, one of which is elemental and the other 5 are the hybrids containing that elemental.

but the other sets are hybrid only.
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