Basic FW runes

Discussion in 'Forsaken Wastes' started by Coltsfan3, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Coltsfan3

    Coltsfan3 The King of Potatoes

    Hey guys!
    Im looking to get into some FW decks. Im looking for some info on which runes to prioritize getting.
    I especially need suggestions on what c/uc/rares to get. I already picked up 2x martyrs, unholy tomb, tome of hate, doom, serkan, and xulos, but any other exo+ necessities would be good to know too.
    I would also like to know what some good cheap theme decks are. By cheap I don't mean nora, but easy to buy/trade for.
    thanks for all your help!
     
  2. 15Deadmen

    15Deadmen The King of Potatoes

    Hi, welcome to the Wastes.

    there are a couple of runes that you will probably need throughout your journey in FW, here's some helpful information.

    -Check out the stickied threads. The Necronomicon might be out of date, but reading it helps.


    Whatever runes you need depends on the bg obviously, but here's a few that most FW bgs will use (i.e the goodstuff) in no particular order:

    -Dead fairy /high warlock/utterdark fadewisp (Your ranged choices)
    -Essence Drain
    -Mobilization
    -Dark Familiar
    -Desecration
    -Festering Wounds
    -Bone Elemental/Stitched Tyrant (Some of your tank choices)
    -Afflicted Corpse/Death Guard/Soul Collector (supporting champs based on what bg you're using)
    -Coragh twoheads (Legendary, good in Goodstuff/zombie)
    -Shadow Shank/Death Harvester (support champs based on your style)

    Lots of things depend on your bg. You can look around the FW selection to see what kind of bg people are using, some people are pretty active in trying to make FW op. cough * @kalasle * cough. TRYING.

    You can join our guild Pox Academy for additional support outside of the forums :)
     
  3. TeaScholar

    TeaScholar Better-Known Member

    broken bones is broken
     
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  4. Coltsfan3

    Coltsfan3 The King of Potatoes

    Thank you so much! What is festering wounds used for? I'm assuming there's some kind of combo because it seems pretty expenseive for its basic use
     
  5. Sean5056

    Sean5056 Devotee of the Blood Owl

    Unholy Tomb or Tome of Hate + Festering wounds. Orrrr Dark favor then Festering wounds.
     
  6. kalasle

    kalasle Forum Royalty

    Like some people have mentioned, FW has access to a lot of global tickle damage, which often guarantees that Festering Wounds will hit all opposing units. From there, it deals a total of 10 damage over 2 rounds, and stops healing during that time. Because it causes damage, this allows it to also destealth opposing units. It's a versatile rune.
     
  7. 15Deadmen

    15Deadmen The King of Potatoes

    I havent been able to use that guy effectively, idk y. Maybe im just expecting too much?
     
  8. kalasle

    kalasle Forum Royalty

    He's 33 nora with Rabid. Move him forward, attack once, and you've got value.
     
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  9. TeaScholar

    TeaScholar Better-Known Member

    btw 2 festering wounds = 20 damage global
     
  10. 15Deadmen

    15Deadmen The King of Potatoes

    idk what to take out tho.
     
  11. kalasle

    kalasle Forum Royalty

    That sounds like a personal problem.
     
  12. Coltsfan3

    Coltsfan3 The King of Potatoes

    Awesome replys guys. Thank you so much! this is why the pox community is so awesome
     
  13. themacca

    themacca Master of Challenges

    hidden OP unit most people aren't aware is insane. Archfiend is 66 nora and locks down enemies to a situation where all they can do is run away unless they have access to consistent cleansing
     
  14. TeaScholar

    TeaScholar Better-Known Member

    Very true, hadn't thought of it that way! But like E-soldier once was, it works best when its a 1 on 1 champ fight in a distant font or so forth. Less effective when he gets blocked off and ranged-down.

    But I would like to testify that zombies are much better than I had been giving them credit for. So resilient. So reliable. Unlike FW meta is right now, ironically.
     
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  15. potatonuts

    potatonuts I need me some PIE!

    Same reason i used to run Frightful Blows on Coragh, he could 1v1 almost any other champion like that.

    I'm tempted to run Archfiend in witches now.
     
  16. themacca

    themacca Master of Challenges

    Yeah but this guys 66 nora and has life siphon and 12 damage. Thats insane
     
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  17. Nite2kill

    Nite2kill I need me some PIE!

    Running Archfiend with
    Ally:UD
    Frightful Blows​
    with a Stitched and Banner he is hitting for 15 and the stitched get 1 AP
     
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  18. TeaScholar

    TeaScholar Better-Known Member

    Keep going.... How else can we build a bg around archfiend that combos well?
     
  19. themacca

    themacca Master of Challenges

    demonvein vampyres, demonologists are both FW/UD runes as wel as all the stitched excluding kiergana, theres probs other stuff out there im forgetting too.
     
  20. potatonuts

    potatonuts I need me some PIE!

    Well Coragh doesn't even have it anymore.

    I'm thinking for Archfiend to work as a staple you need some way to cover him from ranged attacks or multiple melee units. I've been working on a combo with witches using a Deathguard to bodyguard a Cackling Witch and then positioning a Lamia 3 spaces behind, the Lamia is vulnerable to ranged poke but anything that engages the Cackling Witch gets hit with Deafening Aura, shrunk by the Lamia and then hit by Sentinel if it attacks, it shits on melee.

    Duno if squeezing a Lamia or two into meta is viable but a Deathguard would help.
     

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