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Default Good High Bless strat for EA C\'tis in MP ?

OK, I know You'll say that you got me spoiled with that Yomi topic and I must say it's completely true. The amount of quality response was so awesome that I couldn't hold myself with this one.

Anyway, I am playing another game, and again a random race. Not as much puzzled as with the Oni dudes but still I would like to know a more specific thing here. If and how can you best use your 2 holy troop choices(none of which are really diehard) with a high bless strat. C'tis have cool priests, at least it's easy from that side.

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Default Re: Good High Bless strat for EA C\'tis in MP ?

I think a bless is not a good idea with C'tis. You don't have the troops for a bless strat. Better to go for a SC pretender and/or scales. Sauromancers are the main strenght of EA C'tis.
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Default Re: Good High Bless strat for EA C\'tis in MP ?

You can try an PoD Dom 9 Death 9 and a positive magic scale (for MR) or the classic F9W?
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Default Re: Good High Bless strat for EA C\'tis in MP ?

I'd probably use a w9 bless since their dancers have high defensive value to begin with. Rest of my points would be used to get good scales/magic paths hard to get access to for c'tis.

If you want a "high" bless strat the w9f9 is probably your best bet.
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Default Re: Good High Bless strat for EA C\'tis in MP ?

I think a W9 bless is good for the Dancers, just remember to keep them away from ranged enemies.
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Hmmm... A bless strat for C'Tis really only works in SP games, since the low protection of sacreds is so easily countered by dedicated archers.

Against the AI however I find that a fun strategy is to go for the "Poison Flood". With W9 blessing you get fairly cheap sacred units that can tie up a lot units in melee, though killing power really is subpar. These units are conveniently immune to poison. So the point of this strategy is to bring as many noxious and toxic elements into the battles as possible. EA C'Tis lack the handy poison slingers but the national summoned units somewhat compensates for this.

It's an incredibly inefficient strategy of course but I find that it's strangely amusing and suprisingly viable in SP. "Themed warfare" can be a neat way to get a few extra miles of fun out of the game.
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Default Re: Good High Bless strat for EA C\'tis in MP ?

I am actually currently working on a guide to EA C'tis. Like the others in this thread have said, a bless strategy is not something you should aim for with C'tis. If you are going to go with a high bless, then go with W9. It makes your Serpent Dancers very difficult to hit in melee. It will also help the Sacred Serpent's lack of defense skill. A number of C'tis's national summons (all of which are sacred by the way) also benefit from a W9 bless.

Teraswaerto is exactly correct when he said that Sauromancers are EA C'tis's strength.
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Default Re: Good High Bless strat for EA C\'tis in MP ?

Ok, I am dropping the High bless ... I had a feeling you will tell me it's no good, but just wanted to see if there's a possibility. I'll just get a dragon or something (how would a 4e cyclops fare?)
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A 4e Cyclops seems like a waste really. As does a dragon. Go for a magicless Wyrm for early expansion or a rainbow mortal pretender for early sitesearching and research.
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Default Re: Good High Bless strat for EA C\'tis in MP ?

f9/w9 Solar Disk with sloth 3/death 3 is easily doable with serpent dancers and it's not bad at all actually. I should point out, Ctis also gets sacred summons as well so consider adding those into your game. I know qm takes blesses one step further and goes f9/w9/a4 to really push it but it was too expensive for my tastes. However, the dancers really shouldn't be underestimated.
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