March 07, 2014 23:39 (almost 2 years ago)
About 70-80% of my attackers are knights, so I have been building castles with total focus on shutting down knights. Except no matter what I throw at them they won't die. I set up mortars, tons of stun, tons of snares, Jimbos+Petes with max damage on.
The joke is that they don't even attempt to dodge stuns, zekes, mortars etc. They literally just tank it. The only knights who I ever manage to kill are the ones who somehow fail at Springboard->Fire mines, which is hilarious especially given how they have increased movement speed and can literately walk through straight through spring traps without getting hit. Not to mention 1/2 of them can just tank it with their crazy high armor.
This is not how the game should work, I have no problem with losing to a knight that is dodging and kiting away stuns. When I play mage I am literally terrified of a single zeke shot hitting me because it could spell death. I watched a knight take 2 full zeke head shots to the face, get stunned by a ram, and then a Jimbo landed his hit on top of mortars landing constantly. Any other class would dead twice-over. The knight? He had to cast his healing strike and then eat a potion.
The way the metagame has shifted after the attack ticket system is toward setting up instakill combos because with the high amount of healing a war of attrition is hopeless. I actually have enjoyed that because it requires a high amount of skill to be constantly dodging traps(unless they pull everything past the bridge...), stuns, and charge-up hits. It creates tension throughout the entire castle because any moment a stun->kill combo could occur.
But, knights just laugh at any and all combos. The bad knights I encounter wind up chugging 2-3 potions because they don't even bother avoiding traps, and the good knights don't have to use more than their healing strike. A lot of bad mages+archers will die to a something as simple as 2 zekes and a Dr.Skull/Defendatron.
I'm fully prepared for a ton of flaming from knights so if you actually can show me a 20+ castle that a knight can't just tank everything I would be thrilled.last edited: March 08, 2014 02:44 (almost 2 years ago)