Dalen Mantil wrote:Archons are so versatile as to nearly be OP. They are OP when you can pop one a day and build up an army of 600+. But every strategy game has a broken unit or two.
Well, yes. I've said this just about from the beginning, once the archons had revealed their 4th or 5th convenient plot moving power.
Dalen Mantil wrote:My question is this. How is it that Charlie can pop Archons at an accelerated rate...and...do all that hax OP Thinkamancy stuff? Don't those seem like two far two disparate abilities for even an Arkentool? Wanda's Arkenpliers just seem to revolve entirely around (dusting) uncroaked and (making) decrypted, but she has had hers the least amount of time. Stanley's Arkenhammer has abilities beyond his control of Dwagons, but aren't flight, lightning, and sound generation (the "rocking out") all just variations (one more varied than the others) of Dwagon powers? All we know about the Arkenshoes is that they granted unlimited move (as if that isn't enough). In comparison, the Arkendish's powers seem strangely...forked.
Yes, the arkendish is powerful. But it also appears to induce a change in the attuned wielder that the other tools do not. This has been hinted at in the recent Book 0 updates. There's no particular reason why Charlie should cloister himself, and yet he does. There's no particular reason why Charlie should pop no warlords or casters, and yet he does not. There's no particular reason why Charlie should not grow his kingdom, and yet he does not.
The arkenpliers are incredibly potent, if allowed to gain the strength necessary to make any battle a Pyrrhic victory for the attacker. The arkenhammer probably has abilities Stanley hasn't yet explored, especially given the foreshadowing where he determined to explore it's abilities more closely.
Which is the most potent? I think that it's all a matter of application. A bunch of dwagons might just be enough to wipe out a decrypted army, for example.
Dalen Mantil wrote:...Unless the Arkendish isn't the only Artifact Charlie has access to...
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