Casting the Spell, Part 2

A Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game spotlight

The Warhammer world is an intrinsically magical place, where mystical energy infuses the very land itself. In battle, magic is a force as real and potent as a sword. The battlefield use of magic is limited only by the imagination and skill of the Wizard that wields it. Magic can be a subtle force, infusing allies with strength and valour, and enemies with frailty and dread. More commonly though, wizards unshackle the raw power that is at the heart of magic’s chaotic nature, summoning hungry firestorms or devastating bolts of eldritch power.

Welcome back to another Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game spotlight! Last week, we looked at three cards coming your way in The Eclipse of Hope, the fifth Battle Pack in The Morrslieb Cycle. These tactics cards, each bearing the Spell keyword, drive home the overarching design goal of The Morrslieb Cycle: “developments matter.” We’ve already seen how the forces of Destruction stand to benefit from their development-centered spells; this week, let’s look at Order.

Deadly Developments

Of all the six major factions, the Dwarfs alone can expect a tactics card that doesn’t bear the Spell keyword, reflecting their unique reliance on runes. Crafting the Rune (83) is a Dwarf tactic that, like Demolition! (Core Set, 23), targets and removes support cards. But unlike Demolition!, it also helps bring more precious developments into play. For the Empire, Mastering the Spell (88) is a two-cost tactic that likewise helps fill out your pool of development, while cementing the Empire’s reputation as the masters of zone control.

For High Elf players, there are times when manipulating the order of your deck opens the door to amazing combos. Three weeks ago, we looked at Comet of Casandora (Signs in the Stars, 72), a tactic that can deliver devastating indirect damage to friend and foe alike. By preceding Comet of Casandora with Perfecting the Spell (91), you can ensure a game-ending level of destruction.

Look for The Eclipse of Hope on store shelves this month, and check back next week for more on Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game!

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