Well the new cards are up on https://warhammerunderworlds.com/card-library/ !!
My initial thoughts are that there is too much to counter the objective game now and if I’m going to continue using Skaven then my deck will have to change drastically.
THESE ARE INITAL THOUGHTS AND LIKELY TO CHANGE UPON PLAYING THE CARDS.
Let’s start with the good:
The Hallowed Key: Hurray the final key to complete the set!! Order is restored!
The Formless Key: If you’re not running all the keys and going objective lite this will help get a bit more glory for you!
Our Only Way Out: Skaven are likely to shoot for Supremacy anyway this lets you keep that goal alive when you don’t draw Supremacy
Mischievous Spirits: This is actually worse than Earthquake for objective decks as there is no hard counter to reset the board state. DO NOT PUT OBJECTIVES NEAR BLOCKED HEXES!!
Frozen in Time: Normally I do not like 50/50 dice cards however with an increase in hand size becoming apparent then this card can kill the skaven/skeleton game. Losing resurrection and the one competent skaven fighter for a turn is just back breaking. Especially if you lose two or more important models that turn…include misdirection at all costs.
Great Concussion: Another card that affects the battlefield and allows for ‘bumps’ so certain models don’t move. It’s Earthquake 2.0.
The take away from this is that YES there are lots of cards to counter the objective game, but by running them then the aggro decks are not running the aggressive ploys.
However in my experience the aggro decks like Stormcast don’t really need ploys to boost their output but would happily have these cards to disrupt their opponents.
I can’t wait to get these new warbands on the table and begin building decks with ALL the cards available…Katophrane Relic deck anyone?