Feb 11, 2013
Our mob strategy works great for levels 60+, but you can train some really nifty spells at level 86: sharpened blade, potent trap, and primordial.
So, our mob deck recommendations are altered just a tiny bit: add one sharpened blade for some extra oomph to your hit and a primordial for a bit more heal. Some decks that we use look like (we also carry reshuffle treasures: one less pip but trained is good too):
(Blade blade/aura hit)
Mob specific strategies
Fire mobs: Pack a couple Cleanse Charm (TC is ok) to take care of a possible efreet weakness. Treasures are usually cheap and available in the bazaar and from EMPs if you garden.
Ice mobs: A couple treasure pierces are always handy for possible towers. Conviction and stun blocks are your friend in case of frost giant stuns. Empower or sacrifice to get some extra pips might help after a potential Lord of Winter. If you are storm, a mass storm prism might help to get around volcanic shields.
Storm mobs: Be careful! They usually hit hard, so might want to have a quick heal handy. Conviction and stun blocks help against a storm lord. An extra blade or two and auras might help to recover from the possible sirens hit or enfeeble.
Myth mobs: An extra blade or two might help to recover from the possible quake. Conviction and stun blocks help against a basilisk or medusa. Auras can help as well to avoid the quake.
Same school mobs: You can add a couple mass school prisms if you are soloing. However, if you are fighting with others, the same school resist might not be too bad, so hit away!
The Extra Special Case: Balance against balance mobs solo
When fighting Balance mobs as a Balance wiz, no mass school prisms for you! However, if you are fighting in a group, Balance resist is only 40% in Azteca, so use the mob decks above and hit away! Blade (preferably someone else) Colossal Sandstorm or blade blade (someone else) Colossal Ra and smash those mobs.
But if you are fighting your Balance wiz all by your lonesome, we have the deck for you!
Recognize it? It is the same Spectral Blast spam deck you have been using, with a few updated sharps and potents. NOTE: You are only going to get 2 Balance minions, so kill off one, then the other. Heal if needed.
Why are we using just a Spectral Blast? Good question! The Balance mobs in Azteca LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their mana burn and weakness. Using a lower pip spell such as Spectral Blast compared to Chimera or Hydra means you usually have enough pips to hit. Have fun blasting those pesky minions!