Top Five Season Two Krosmasters You Should Be Using!
Season Two Krosmaster introduced a lot to the Krosmaster meta-game. Sorry for the delay by the way guys, just moved out to the Houston area, PAX South and getting
Powerful force multiplier in the form of Devotion. Pair Henual with Merkator, Kitty Rage, Gein, or Ayan, and greatly increase the value of your Krosmasters by enabling them to use more abilities each turn.
A decent attack spell in the form of Shriveling, a spellwith enough range to keep Henual out of danger and deal damage. Considering that it’s a straight bonus, it shouldn’t be overlooked.
Low cost for middle of the road stats.
Low health means that if he is caught out of position, he will die, and most likely in one turn. This is rough considering he cost 5 points and is so easily slain.
Taking doubles of Henual is not useful because his ability does not stack; Henual’s Devotion states that it will add action points only if the target does not currently have bonus action points on him.
As a farmer with high mobility, Ayan will greatly increase the amount of Kama you can expect to get in your first turn. This is due to the farmer ability that states that if Ayan collected gold this turn, he will receive an additional Kama at the end of his turn.
High damage output for a two cost character, capable of dealing up to six damage per turn without assistance from another Krosmaster. Two of Ayan pair especially well with Henual’s spell Devotion, allowing them to make an additional attack each in the turn they are targeted. Hit both copies of Ayan with Devotion, a multiple target ability, and they will each receive two additional action points, allowing them to attack four times each in that turn. That is a possible 24 damage in one turn from four points worth of Krosmasters.
Ayan has to be up close in order to deal damage. However, he does not have the health to really sustain that kind of fight.
In order to get close he sometimes has to use his teleport which then reduces the amount of attacks that he can make leaving him vulnerable to a counterattack.
Has the ability to summon two powerful movement altering Crackstones. Each Crackstone has the ability to reduce the moment of an opponent by one.
Has a powerful ranged attack dealing three damage per attack to the main target and reduced damage in an area of effect.
Crafter makes Elogio the perfect purchaser of rewards.
Summons have a movement of two which is really slow and makes them unwieldy. Try to summon them into a position where they have a lot of close by targets or can defend an objective such as Kamas or an important choke point in the map. Otherwise, they may be left out of the fight entirely, also nullifying Elogio’s ability to summon more.
Four base movement makes him highly mobile for a four cost Krosmaster.
A powerful buff that grants bonus movement to allies at a long range.
Two damage cross area of effect means that you can deal a lot of damage to multiple targets if lined up right.
Slaughtering Shovel has a high cost, meaning you can only attack once, limiting your damage output against single targets.
Malee has a base movement of four, thirteen hit points, and enough action points to use her primary attack Boozer three times.
Malee’s Stain ability is highly versatile and has countless interactions with Krosmasters, rendering many defensive buffs that Krosmaster’s could have useless.
Malee has a built in defense against the movement reduction lists that we talked about in last month’s article.
Malee can use Chamrak once per turn to put an enemy out of position and in a prime location to get beat up by the rest of your Krosmasters. It is a favorite strategy of mine at the moment to use Malee to throw a Krosmaster into range of double Ayan Hennual.
Using Boozer you can scoot around the map gaining free movement when you don’t have any enemies to attack. (Boozer targets an empty cell, moving you one square away. Effectively trading 3 action points for 1 cell worth of movement.)
Malee’s main source of damage sends her back one square. This makes it difficult to set up a situation where you can attack the same target multiple times.
At five cost, Malee lacks a lot of damage output when compared to other Krosmasters at her cost (Kitty Rage specifically).
A Look Back!
I got some emails last month about the “Five Lists in Krosmaster That You Keep Losing To”. Specifically, these emails asked me how to beat those five lists and what their weaknesses are. Next month’s article will cover the strategies to beating those lists and your opponents’ lists in general, so be sure to check in for that.
- Robert Derouin