Why not both? It was a huge investment of resources on my part, a nearly 1 time shot, with a lot of gems used. It might have been effective against your forces, but you can tell how desperate I am, to use my Pretender in battle. It’s not a SC, it’s just a guy with a stick.
So, all those gems used, in order to take out a single Harbinger? I guess it was worth it, but I don’t see how I can replicate it without using even more gems of my limited supply. It’s not like I have a global that can pull fire gems out of the ether.
Right now, I am facing does with mobile Thugs that are carving up my nation and backed by superior magic.
I have got some Hoplites, some archers and a small number of Spiders. I can only push back because many of my mages have been pulled off research duty to fight in the war. Research, that you are steadily out pacing us all in.
I worry about the next thing you will send my way and how I can possible counter it.