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Old December 6th, 2005, 08:01 AM
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To my knowledge, no one else has summoned him.

Irrelevant. Wishing for a unique will still give you that unique, regardless of how many are already in play. What I'm not certain about is whether or not Wishing for a few dozen Lords of the Plague Wind will prevent others from summoning Pazuzu by ordinary means. For that matter, will killing a single Pazuzu set his state to "unsummoned", and allow another to be summoned? Or must it be a conventionally-summoned Pazuzu, which gets some sort of hidden tag?

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If someone has summoned Pazuzu or any other named creature, and I wish for him, will he come with normal magic skills? I seem to have read that wishing for units in this fashion delivers them without leadership and magic. Is this true?
There seems to be a lot of confusion on this pretty straightforward issue. Wished-for creatures are always units, not commanders. This means that they cannot use their magic until Gift of Reasoned, not that they haven't got their magic. I don't think there's anything in the game that can actually take away a unit's magic levels.

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Generally speaking, what are the most effective uses of wish? I know you can wish for gems, etc, but I am guessing strategic use of wish can be a real asset.
If you've got the Arcane Nexus up, gems are your best bet. Beyond a shadow of a doubt. Ditto if you've got an Alteration-boosting site. I suppose you might want to Wish for the Hammer of the Cyclops. Half-priced Soul Contracts, Robes of the Magi, Rings of Sorcery and Wizardry, artifacts et cetera are never a bad thing.

Of course, there's nothing preventing the other players from just Wishing those artifacts away from you. Speaking of which, Wishing away an enemy uber-SC's weapon or armor right before a battle can sometimes be a worthwhile use of 100 pearls.

Last of all, some favor the "200 Queens of Storms and a Queen of the Deeps" approach, and I can't say I blame them, even though I don't find it all that fun.

PS - Doom Horrors are, like, so overrated.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 12:50 PM
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instead of a doom horror, try a vastness. Similar to doom horror, but without the bad luck.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 03:23 PM
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It's Astral magic is a weakness! The Astral 2 Vastness gets when it is Gift of Reasoned is so low that even a lucky Sage can kill it. There isn't much benefit from the magic either, because the Vastness is already comparable to raw power (read: Doom Horrors).

However, one of the few spesific things we know about Dominions III is:
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* New doom horror: Maker of Ruins

unique Doom Horrors!
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Old December 6th, 2005, 06:13 PM
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You might find some use to something like wish for armageddon. It should wreak some havoc everywhere, so if you are in a better shape to live through it, why not?

I was thinking about wishing for that in one game (hiya Panther), and I heard it has been used to good effect in the past.
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so if you are in a better shape to live

A Go player would say that...
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wishing for armagedon will wreak havoc on the biggest armies in games, since it destroys a %of all things in the world (can be quite useful if ermor is at your doorstep even though they get them back for free) wishing for dominion can also be useful as can blood slaves (250 slaves for 100 gems yes please)
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Old December 6th, 2005, 09:18 PM
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Can it kill regardless of HPs? I thought it did a range of damage to units, say 1-20 to all affected, thus killing many, but not killing anything of sufficient HPs.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 09:29 PM
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so if you are in a better shape to live

A Go player would say that...

I wonder how many get it.
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If you want to see what wishing for population does, you can see my AAR (Post#395511) turn 146+.

Short form: If you do, you will regret it.
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Old December 10th, 2005, 09:58 AM
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Sunray's Virtual Library at http://www.freewebs.com/dominions2/ .

* "Population" : brings more pop (+20%) in a random province you control.
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