2 November 2011 | Warhammer: Invasion LCG

Realm of the Phoenix King Is Now on Sale

Buy this new Battle Pack today to champion the High Elves… or destroy them

The Dragon Caller (Realm of the Phoenix King, 24) blasts a long, deep note, marshaling the High Elves to war. Realm of the Phoenix King has arrived! This second Battle Pack in The Capital Cycle for Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game is now on sale at your local retailer and online on our webstore.

With 60 new cards (3 copies each of 20 unique cards), nearly half of which are devoted to the High Elves, Realm of the Phoenix King is an ideal Battle Pack for players looking to develop their High Elf strategies. It also supports the High Elves’ enemies and allies with new attachments, units, and tactics that can fit in any deck.

White Lion Champion

With Realm of the Phoenix King, the High Elves gain the service of a powerful new Warrior, the White Lion Champion (Realm of the Phoenix King, 26). Serving in the Phoenix King’s personal guard, the White Lion Champion wears the traditional white lion pelt of his order. Each White Lion Champion is a great hunter, and his pelt is taken from the dangerous beast he must slay to earn the right to accompany the Phoenix King.

At two power for just three cost, the White Lion Champion is a welcome addition to the High Elves’ ranks. The High Elves have historically suffered for early game acceleration. Three cost is the magic number when you draw your opening hand and start thinking how to play cards into your zones. The High Elves have very few units at one cost, and they’re even more limited as to where those units can apply power. While the High Elves’ ranks include many units of two cost, you can’t play two of them until you start powering up your kingdom zone. Unless you draw a Contested Village (Core Set, 111) to pair with a two-cost unit, you’re unlikely to get more power for your three cost than the White Lion Champion can offer. Even if you get the Contested Village, playing two cards to get two power is less card efficient than playing the White Lion Champion and using the extra card from hand to develop a zone.

It’s true that the High Elf Spearmen (Assault on Ulthuan, 4) also offer the High Elves two power for three cost, but they have only one hit point, making them vulnerable to many of the Dark Elves’ machinations. Meanwhile, there’s no reason you can’t put three copies of both the White Lion Champion and High Elf Spearmen into your deck and increase your chances of early game acceleration.

Because he can’t be restored, the White Lion Champion may prove vulnerable against Chaos and strategies aimed at corrupting your units, but the High Elves have ways of warding him from corruption entirely. For zero cost, the non-unique Blessing of Isha (Core Set, 53) renders the White Lion Champion immune to the corrupting influence of the Ruinous Powers.

Enemies on all sides

The High Elves have a long history of war, and their enemies also gain strength from Realm of the Phoenix King. New goblins, diseases, cavalry, and skaven assemble around the shores of Ulthuan, ready to prey on the first show of weakness in the High Elves’ defenses.

The High Elves have gathered strength to face their foes. Now see where the battle takes you with Realm of the Phoenix King, on sale at your local retailer and online on our webstore!

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