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Glenn87
13-03-2013, 16:18
Hey guys,
I'm making a 1500 point list with High Elves, and was wondering, would a lvl 2 wizard be enough magic (and anti-magic)??
Or Should I take a lvl 4??

Malorian
13-03-2013, 16:36
I think you can get away with a level 2 (go fire!), but I would suggest a lvl 4 if you can swing it.

High elves are soft and squishy and love to be supported by life magic (T7 elves FTW!)

Glenn87
13-03-2013, 17:18
yeah, thing is, I've got a caledorian army in mind. And either I take a lvl 4 (shadow possibly), and a Mounted hero, or I take a Mounted Lord and a Dragon Mage (to keep in fluff).

Rest of the list will probally be: 40-ish spearmen, 10 Dragon Princes, 10 Silver Helms

Malorian
13-03-2013, 17:28
Go fluff, go dragon mage :) You'll be fine.

ftayl5
13-03-2013, 22:17
At 1500pts I usually take a level 2 or 3. 4 is a few extra points that I can usually spend better somewhere else.
It depends on the army though, I don't play High Elves.
Don't you get a +1 to dispel anyway? I have a feeling that doesn't affect dragon mages, but I don't recall.

A level 2 is generally enough defence for my skaven (I generally don't take a seer until 2000 at least) as well as my lizardmen (I don't have a slann model).
For VC I take a level 3 necromancer at 1500pts and a king with a bound spell.

A dragon mage would be pretty cool at 1500pts.

Brother Dimetrius
13-03-2013, 23:05
I've recently been running a lvl4 in 1500 games. But viable options for lower levels should be a level 2 with the crystal (solid defensive choice) or what I like to call the "budget lvl3", i.e. the level 2 with the silver wand.

Glenn87
14-03-2013, 00:08
hmm, seems like even a lvl 2 Dragonmage is too many points for 1500. Would a Dragonmage with a Silver wand be worth it?
He would know 2 spells, but still only be lvl 1??
I want to field the model for the dragon, but just putting a lvl 1 mage on it feels like a waste of points...

SimaoSegunda
14-03-2013, 03:12
If you take a dragonmage, he can have Flaming Sword of Rhuin a his signature spell, so he becomes a reasonably effective combat option, especially in flanks.

It depends what armies you face though. My NGs can easily fit a Lv4 at 1.5k, for instance. But most of the time a Lv2 is enough at that points level for Elves.

Maskedman5oh4
14-03-2013, 03:54
I am wondering the same thing but I am building Empire. I am wondering if 1 lvl of magic + 1 lvl per 500pts is enough magic.

So, like 1500 pts is 4 lvls of magic. 2000 pts is 5 lvls of magic. Something like that....opinions?

Lord Solar Plexus
14-03-2013, 08:48
That should be plenty for both factions. In fact, Empire could easily run an L2 + WP or any of the bound spell options, providing more dice, channel attempts and a greater spell selection.

Maskedman5oh4
14-03-2013, 10:36
That should be plenty for both factions. In fact, Empire could easily run an L2 + WP or any of the bound spell options, providing more dice, channel attempts and a greater spell selection.

Lord Solar Plexus, you confound me again; L2 (wizard) + WP << ? What is WP? Forgive me for being a neophyte, but please patronize my plog; I will launch it very soon- a Middenheim theme.

Lord Solar Plexus
14-03-2013, 10:42
Warrior Priest.

Glenn87
14-03-2013, 12:44
thing is, I would never field a wizard that only knows 1 spell. As I either have to 6-dice it to get it off, or my opponent will have a very decent shot to dispel it, rendering a lvl 1 useless.
But If I give that lvl 1 a second spell, so making my opponent having to choose wich one to dispel, that would make him better.

So a Dragon Mage with Silver wand at 1500? Good or no?

SimaoSegunda
14-03-2013, 13:28
Decent, is the short answer. Try it out, and let us know what happens.

Glenn87
14-03-2013, 23:08
Yeah, thing is, I won't be testing this out for awile. I'm glueing/painting my Knights right now, and wanted to know this, to know if I should buy a Dragon.
But I'll probally buy the Dragon tough :D

popisdead
20-03-2013, 20:28
You could try just a lvl 4 with no other characters. Depends on your army too. If you have 50 Spearmen you prob way to really ensure you get Mindrazor, etc.