It's been a while since the Haidar lions have received a piece of the spotlight. Let's take a look at just how powerful the tribe-without-a-special-skill can be!
First up is Loinblazer!
Loinblazer (yes, Loin, not Lion) makes all your lions ready for action faster by decreasing their costs by 1 AP. It may not seem like a lot, but it is! Especially if you have 2 or 3 Loinblazers in play.
You may have started to notice a trend with other lion cards such as Haidar Scout and Lion's Den:
Lions like getting things for free.
Free lions, Free Havens. Just about the only thing they don't get for free is entering bed -- that's rat and wolf territory.
So they get things for practically free. "Big deal," you might say. Well, what if I told you that they get bonuses for playing free stuff?
Haidar Marksman takes steady aim on any new Haven that comes into play. We've given bonuses like this before, but never so high! Hir PEs jump up to 6/7/6/8 if you play any Haven that isn't a Home Haven! Very impressive!
I'm sure a few of you still aren't convinced that the lions are a formidable force. Even if it's free (or at least ridiculously cheap), playing a non-Home Haven isn't a very common thing that happens in a game of Furoticon.
What if I told you that there was a very cheap lion that lets you take advantage of all those bonuses? ...twice? ...and it has insane stats for its cost?
Pride Father is a Herm that has the same stats as Leonardo but for the cost of a Carriage Retainer. Its extra cost may seem like a disadvantage, but it's perfect for the Haidar lions! Suddenly you can bump Haidar Marksman's PEs up to 9/10/9/11 and swing at your opponent for 11 pleasure as early as your third turn!
Aggressively overpower your opponents with the Haidar lions!
Tribes of Tanglebrook will be released June 15th at Anthrocon! Preorder now!
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|Jackofhearts on Jul 20th, 2012 @ 05:34 PM|
I feel like a totaly noob. I can't tell what cards are good, and which ones aren't. I can't wait to try the game though!
Crimsonred on Jun 9th, 2012 @ 01:21 AM
Loinblazer is rather powerful. A lot of nice synergy in lions, I'll have to look them over
avalon487 on Jun 8th, 2012 @ 04:13 PM
I can see so much potential with Lion swarming :3
PheenX on Jun 8th, 2012 @ 01:09 PM
Find it funny Loinblazer is giving BJ's...and yet hir Male and Herm GP are her lowest xD
captainbozo on Jun 8th, 2012 @ 12:43 PM
ThePinkBani: There are actually quite a few mural cards like this already in Furoticon. For examples, see the home havens in both the Triskelion and Second Vanilla sets!
sirdan87 on Jun 8th, 2012 @ 10:28 AM
Certainly an interesting addition to any deck that wants to get ahead of their opponents. Loving what's being revealed thus far in the set. So can't wait for it to be released.
ThePinkBani on Jun 8th, 2012 @ 10:22 AM
woow 2 cards that make one pic! awesome! XD
Rennec on Jun 8th, 2012 @ 07:38 AM
if you are running a male deck against lions Marked would be a funny way to toy with them, which could also lead to a haven stealing fight if they also have that particular card. xD
Otlan on Jun 8th, 2012 @ 05:35 AM
Played Right, it sounds like these Lions could be a lot of trouble. If some of these cards are played to early though, it's game over. These cards may be quick and cheap, but I think they also require a lot more strtagy then the other decks do.
Schmuck_Noir on Jun 8th, 2012 @ 04:46 AM
Love the way that Haidar Marksman and Pride Father are really just one single image split up into two cards. I remember the same thing happening with Lord and Lady Gaar back in Triskelion and those two are among my favourite cards ever. Nice to see that the trend lives on.
Also, I'm warming up to the Haidar more and more. Lions usually aren't exactly my cup of tea, but these recent pictures and Pride Commander Osee in particular really help. So glad that one has a full-art version for pre-orders.
Magetorment on Jun 8th, 2012 @ 04:33 AM
Got to say, neither of these turned out the way I was expecting them, though in hindsight I should of seen the Marksman's design coming. The Pride Father looks a lot more feminine and submissive than I was expecting with a name like that. Still, the mural looks great.
As for talking tactics. Pride Father is fairly lackluster early game, since two home havens will set you back an entire turn. But late game they combo well with other lions, especially the Flameroar Kings.
HuskyRedz on Jun 8th, 2012 @ 02:48 AM
Looking for some easy ways to put down cards? Lions are the way to go.
Not sure about being the fastest, but the cheapest. I think they may have a slow start with the haven and furrie dependency. Until we can see what kind of actions and treats made for the Herms and Males.
Felidire on Jun 8th, 2012 @ 12:29 AM
I like having reliable rotation in a deck, while being left enough room to improvise in sticky situations. With the constant AP and stat adjustments from playing/removing cards, I can see these guys are going to be rather flexible.
Mound, Guild Avila and Trisk Dungeon are all havens I wouldn't mind trying out with these guys. x3
Taz on Jun 7th, 2012 @ 11:30 PM
The art for Haidar Marksman alone already makes hir an incredibly sexy concept! The mural with Pride Father is just, dare I say it, icing on the cake. ;)
captainbozo on Jun 7th, 2012 @ 11:28 PM
These lions get rediculously cheap, fast. They're gonna be some of the fastest decks, I swear.
Tsumi on Jun 7th, 2012 @ 11:28 PM
Lion Den + 4 Lions = Free Home Haves!