|There has been a lot of controversy
surrounding Mystic X. Is he a hero or a champion? How
much fame is required to be approached by him? Is he
summoned with the Summon Hero or Summon
Champion spell? Well, I don't really know and
I don't really care.
Here is what I do know. Based on his initial attributes,
he qualifies as a Mid-Level Hero. Take a look at him and
you will realize that he is not that impressive to start
with. But his 5 random picks from any category gives
Mystic X the potential to rival a High-Level Champion!
However, random picks are exactly what they claim to be: random.
You never know what picks he will get. This is undoubtably
where all of the controversy stems from. This is also why
he only gets 3 & 1/2 stars.
Some players have gotten Mystic X with a crappy combination
of picks like Lucky, Noble, Charmed, More Spell casting
ability, and Sage. Not that these picks suck, but when
combined together they do not help Mystic X at all. In this
case, I would still classify him as a Mid-Level hero.
However, luck is on our side since Mystic X has 5 picks to
choose from, so chances are he will at least be a good
hero to use.
What makes a hero like this great? Well, once again we have
a melee/magical ranged attack hero. I kinda hate heroes like
this because they wind up unbalanced. The worst situation is
when the hero has a strong melee attack, but a wimpy magical
ranged attack and lots of spell casting skill. This is because
the hero has to use up his spell casting skill first
either by casting spells or using his magical ranged attacks.
At only 3 mana per magical attack, this could take a few turns.
By the time he has used up his skill, the battle could almost
To avoid the situation above, I always prefer to make these
types of heroes magical attack fighters. And it usually works
out for the better. They wind up with a powerful magical punch,
but are not afraid to get into the thick of battle and duke it
out once they run out of mana. A perfect example of this type
of hero is Warrax The Chaos Warrior.
So what would I look for in Mystic X to make him an awesome hero?
Let's try a few combinations:
I'm going to start with what I think would be the perfect picks:
This would give Mystic X the magical punch (Arcane Power)
and the accuracy (Blade Master) to deal out death with
his magical ranged attacks. And then when faced with a
melee encounter, he wouldn't have to fear getting hurt
(Agility & Constitution). Finally, his melee attacks
would be strong too (Might + Blade Master). In this
particular instance, I would classify Mystic X as
a Mid to High-Level Champion. Wow!
Next, since I would rather have Mystic X as a magical fighter
than a melee fighter, lets take a look at some possible
Super Arcane Power (2 picks),
More Spell Casting ability, and
With Super Arcane Power and Blade Master, Mystic X would
be able to take out almost anything! I gave him more
spell casting skill to make sure he doesn't run out
of mana when using magical ranged attacks. Finally, I
thought it would be best to make sure he is at least
protected by giving him Agility. This would probably
qualify him as a High-Level Hero to a Mid-Level Champion!
That's still damn good!
Finally, here is my "army leader" version of Mystic X:
Super Leadership (2 picks),
Prayer Master, and
(Arcane Power or,
This version of Mystic X is meant to lead an army!
His Arms Master will give experience points to
troops stacked with him each turn. Once he is a
Demi-God, his Super Leadership will grant a bonus
of +4 melee, thrown, breath, and missile attack
strength to troops who are in combat with him!
DAMN! And his Prayer Master skill will grant up
to +9 resistance to troops with him in combat!
And finally, since we also want Mystic X to be
able to do some damage, he will get either Arcane
Power or Blade master. Give him a stack of 8
Ultra Elite Paladins with Adamantium weapons,
and they would be unstoppable! This combination
would qualify him for High-Level Hero or
Mid-Level Champion status.
Needless to say, Mystic X can be a real ass-kicker
if the cards are dealt in your favor. However,
don't hesitate to pass-up Mystic X if his picks
do not help him. There are plenty of other
Heroes and Champions who are better equipped
to do the job.