I completed Niam’s Rampage! On Medium . . . placing me 201 on the global leaderboard!
Wow, that boss fight is a boss fight. I learned a new mechanic. Every time you shuffle through your entire deck, you get an exhausted card. I must have shuffled through nearly a dozen times in this fight, which took me well over 60 minute of playtime. For about half of that battle I could not figure out where the exhausted cards were coming from as I was deliberately not playing any of the cards I have that generated them.
Battle was epic . . . in length and tension. Because of the ever increasing pile of exhausted cards I began to worry I would fail to finish Niam before my decks became utterly trash.
If you are gonna try it, spoiler-ey tips below . . .
Niam is a single character and cannot summon, cannot be slowed or immobilized, has a default of 3 damage reduction from all sources, has a power card that adds further damage reduction, and has 2 x battle stance (+3 damage) power cards. One key vulnerability is to exposed, which has double duration or something similar
Therefore . . .
- Area of effect cards are inefficient
- Cards that do a lot of damage in a single hit are very high value
- Armour piercing attacks, armour removal, and armour denial are great value
- Basic / non-upgraded attacks will do little or no damage, so replace them if you can
- Combo attacks will do no damage (unless somehow highly boosted)
- Damage dealing summons will probably not be able to do much or any damage
- Exposed is a key mechanic
- Any cards that let you steal powers are very helpful, part of the reason I eventually won was that I stole all 4 of Niam’s power cards and applied them to my own heroes