Swashbuckler (33 AP) • Confidence, Swashbuckling 1. On Your Toes III, Blow By Blow: Melee II 2. En Pointe III, Double Strike Boost II 3. Elegant Footwork, Skirmisher, Resonant Arms III, Smooth Flourishes, Charisma 4. Low Blow, Charisma 5. Thread the Needle, Coup de Grace: Melee
Enlightened Spirit (23 AP) • Eldritch Aura, Aura of Courage, Shape Vestments, Aura of Menace 1. Resilience of Body III, Spiritual Defense III, Resilience of Soul III 2. Spiritual Bastion III, Shield 3. Eldritch Burst I, Spiritual Ward III 4. Brilliance
Stalwart Defender (13 AP) • Toughness, Stalwart Defense 1. Durable Defense III, Stalwart Defensive Mastery III 2. Resilient Defense II 3. Hardy Defense III
It is that rare time of the year once again where Travis and I managed to talk for more than a 3 text message conversation. Maybe with all the Modern Horizons spoilers dropping it won’t be too much longer before we get the next one out. But who am I trying to kid it will be as soon as I can get Travis on some kind of schedule.
We have a listener deck list this show from TopHatTolab.
Other than that we just the troll hottie of the show, Rutina Wesley. I have just found True Blood and she plays my favorite character hands down. I almost quit the show when I thought she might be leaving it. But at the moment where I am in the show, we are good again.
Sorry for the long delay between shows. Travis and I are working on getting back into a regular swing of things but there are just so many hours in the week and finding a time that lines up to tape is hard. But stick with us we are working on things.
This show’s Troll hottie comes from Letterkenny, Michelle Mylett. What I appreciate about Miss Michelle is that I feel like she can handle her business on her own.
I want to remind everyone that we tape live on Youtube then sometime later when Samius has the will power he downloads the video, converters it to audio and cleans it up as best as he can, then finally after an unknown amount of time to not write anything funny he posts it to podcast garden then finally to the other sites. So hint, if you want the show in a timely manner you should sub over at www.youtube.com/samiusgurobo
Decks this episode are:
They both have been playing surprisingly well. But take a hit sometimes due to mana issues. You should look at your mana base for these decks.
This week’s Troll hottie comes from Stargate: SG1, Amanda Tapping. When you have the brain fire at 4am, one turns to old shows that are familiar enough as not to require any mental energy to keep up with but not so familiar so to distract from said brain fire. For me this month it has been SG1.
I don’t have much in the way of show notes per the new normal. However, I do have some links for you from Travis to the cards we talked about on this week’s show with Travis’ comments directly from the notes.
I don’t have much in the way of show notes. I do have a decklist for you. This is my go-to list at the moment. It has been doing well, I am something like 90% but I haven’t been playing like the hardest of fields.
Speaking of the hardest I let the wife pick the Troll hottie for this show and she picked Ian Somerhalder. I am not sure what she sees in him. Looks like a blood sucker to me. *shrug
Sorry, all for the long break, it was unintended but we are back with all kinds of Ravina goodness.
First Travis’ super luck sack draft list.
Nathan’s Pelt Collector
And Hunter’s Mostly Mono green
I love week’s where I can just nab some images and a few gifs and call it a show write-up.
Our hottie this week has been around a long time, Gina Torres, I half remember all the way back to M.A.N.T.I.S. for when I first saw Gina. And I have been watching Suits again so she is on my mind and I love me some angry Jessica, or some gun welding Zoë.
Yeah, that is all the notes. Decklists! They are the best.
Welcome to another week and another 2Trolls. This week we talk about how much fun Chaos Wand is and how I need to have its babies. Maybe not that great. But it is an amazing card if your opponent likes casting spells and you don’t want them to… 🙂
Here is my latest take on the Paradox Engine deck. Mostly just adding red for my hottie of the week, Saheeli.
Disclaimer, I just Googled Saheeli and was floored by the cosplay. I know almost nothing about this person other than after some looking this maybe “Bayonet” Sorry I am not up to date on my cosplay whos who.
Troll Hottie? Back when we taped the now lost 132 show (not really it is on my youtube) Travis wanted it to be Kelly Marie Tran as people were taking a poo on her for her role in one of the Starwars movies… But I think instead I want to cover Kat Graham. HAHAHA!
The emotions of a new 2trolls: excitement then horror.
Another week is here and another super late 2 trolls is your prize for making it this far. Woot.
I don’t have a ton of notes remaining for this week’s show as I already deleted and recorded next week’s show notes so woo.
Our troll hottie is Dominique Provost-Chalkley, from the show Wynonna Earp. I have fallen in love with this show hard. It is Buffy meet the O.K. Corral and it is amazing. The first 2 seasons are on Netflix now and looks like season 3 is about to start so sit back and enjoy the ride.
Not a lot in the way of notes, we talked about a little of this and that. How life is rough sometimes and it always feels bad when there are too many of the “same” decks in the top 8 of a PT.
In what little free time I have had this last week or two I have been rewatching Rick and Morty. In honor of that wonderful show and all the shit falling out of the sky, this week’s hottie is Beth Smith!
Keeping this week’s notes short. I am swamped trying to make streaming payoff by always being live on stream. I am still not in love with the current sound setup and sorry about that. But we all are suffering. 😦
Yes really, we all suffer when I have to spend hours trying to get the audio to my happy place.
Erica Durance, is our hottie of the week. Thanks to CloneBone from the stream.
We all suffer through my epic Fup on Youtube together. Sorry.
Not a lot in the way of notes. I didn’t take all that many nor do I remember much about the show other than Travis constantly getting dropped until we got on Discord. Go Go other video chat tools.
Our Troll hottie is Samius’ pick this week. So I have been watching Krypton on Syfy. First hands down the best Superman show ever. Mainly because he is not around/not born yet. And two the balance of strong leads is amazing. I know I should be on a Marvel kick having just seen the new Avengers movie over the weekend and I will be again soon for now I am just floored by Wallis Day’s Nyssa-Vex. I love a good villian and I think this girl is one of the biggest of the bads on the show. Playing all the sides like a master. Also I love a girl that can pull off short hairstyles with ease.
I don’t have a lot in the way of notes for this week’s show. There is a brawl list and I will try and have a new one each week for the next few shows. I am really liking the format and think it will be a ton of fun to play with. I am starting to see the appeal of the commander format for people that are more versed in Magic than I am.
I also cut out a derailing conversation from the MP3 version of the show. The whole thing is over on my youtube channel so if you want to see what you missed that is where you want to go. But if not I think there is a good show with just the MP3.
This is my first crack at Brawl, think I was 2 out of 3 games with it.
Almost forgot, this week’s Hottie is Evangeline Lilly in honor of the fast-approaching Avenger’s Movie and even more exciting Antman and the Wasp movie!
Guess what? The show is up early. Well, what was intended to be on time but Samius’ terrible sleep schedule keeps that from happening. So fueled by rage and pain I am posting this week’s show very nearly when we recorded it.
A couple of notes:
This week’s Hottie is Vera Farmiga of Bates Motel fame. I let Dustin pick the hottie and this is whom he chose. Sometimes letting people pick the hottie is a double edge sword. Now I have to think about other TV moms and their hotness..
2: With the show coming out with a quickness there is 0% chance Travis will have a decklist ready and yep no list. Me either btws but that is like 1 of Travis’ 2 jobs.
3: Good luck at your Store Champs this weekend. If you don’t have one drive to KS and play at mine.
4: Make this team unified thing worth the hassle.
5: There was some Magic talk in the show but I don’t remember what as that was too many not sleeping hours ago.
Once again Samius is sick, seems to be the norm around here. Travis says he needs more outside, Samius thinks there needs to be less outside. Boom!
This week the trolls talk about how to handle a little draft dodgyness. The dangers of risky keeps and they look at the Brawl format. Overall not a bad little show for two people that either are ill or uncareing monsters or both.
Oh this weeks hottie is Fish boy.
We don’t want to seem sexiest.
Some who I think I am playing into my own joke here….
This week show is a mess of this and that. Upside it is funny at least.
More or less, yes.
I didn’t get into the bant or just G/W auras deck like I hoped. But I will see what I can do for next show.
This week’s Troll hottie is Pepper Potts. I wanted to find as many of the other Pepper gifs I could but other than this one they are all Gwyneth Paltrow. So weird for so many great Iron Man movies and cartoon shows and no other Potts. 😦
The only other real bit of the notes this week is a link to this Gree LD list on Youtube. Looks good to me but LD tends to make you real popular in casual circles so use it at your own risk.
This week show had a little bad brewing a run down of U/W Auras in action and some shit about how Travis can more or less open whatever he wants when ever he wants.
Also Travis was suposed to send us what he shuffled up after the show, so we got nothing…
This by the way is Martha Higareda, our Troll Hottie of the week. She has been around for a while but is currently the female lead in Altered Carbon on Netflix. Just an amazing show. Martha is an amazing as Kristin Ortega aka Bad Ass Cop.
This week we have a guest on, Good Hunter aka Ling Ling. I didn’t name him that send your hate mail to him. Mainly Hunter had a good finish at a bigger event for this area and I wanted to treat him to the 2 Troll experience aka mock him and question his manhood. Mission accomplished.
In his honor I let Good Hunter pick this week’s Troll hottie: JLaw.
I even let the pig pic the first Gif and this is the one he sends me.
We also run down the spoilers for Master 25. Yep most of the show was giving Hunter a hard time.
This week is more Travis and I just hanging out talking about random magic, Then it is a planned out show. Including the weird card combos that turned out for the last standard showdown. Including Overwhelming Splendor vs Fell Flagship matchup…
We also get deeper into the wish/tutor style of Mastermind’s Acquisition. I would promise to not talk about Acquisition next week but I don’t want to be an oath breaker.
This week’s Troll Hottie is Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Maisie has become one of my favorite actresses. She first fell on my radar as Eva Sinclair on The Originals what can I say I do love a good villain. But her role as Vixen on Legends of Tomorrow really takes the cake. I thought she had moved on when she went home on Legends at the end of last season but thankfully not. And she is back kicking ass and taking names.
This week we talk a little about how our PPTQ went last weekend, spoiler alert not great. I had a ton of fun but it wasn’t our day to take home an invite. We also talk about the fact that I ordered some pauper cards. And looked at how pauper is taking the world by storm.
Actual reason for looking at the shownotes: Stella Maeve, I have taken to watching a show on SyFy The Magicians. Clearly, I have gone back in time and am a writer for this show. Every time I think okay that is about as messed up as I can see a SyFy show going, I think to myself “But wouldn’t it be amazing to go farther and do X?” Then they F*ing do it. Highly enjoy the show and a big part of that enjoyment is some of the eye candy just being completely willing to go to the extremes.
Not going to say that, Julia (Stella’s role) is hot, even though she is, but that joke is just too easy. No, she is intimidating as hell finding her inner planeswalker right before kidnapping a smuck. The show is great highly recommend it.
We skipped last week as explained in the show. Sorry.
But this week hopefully will make it up to you.
A little eye candy from the PreRelease.
As I think most of you know I am a huge Suits fan. And while I am not sure where the show will go with the loss of one of its many female leads. I hope that our Hottie of the Week carries the show for another 5 years PLUS! Sarah Rafferty
What do we think of Travis playing fling at the upcoming PPTQ?
Sorry for the late post. I have been visiting Migraine city and literary got out of bed just now to post the pod. Mrs. Claus is this week’s Troll hottie as I am always looking for some sweet packs in my Christmas stockings and I know who fills out that Naughty or Nice list every year. You Really think that Santa keeps notes and tracks 7 billion people?
Before we get started Travis pointed out that we need a Disclaimer for Strong Languagethis episode. We are joined this week by Money Guy Sean and his mouth may have run over a little bit. Mine too but hey blame the other guy.
This week we really talk about the fallout from all the WoTC changes have had in the last year or so. Sales are down collection values are falling and I had a short man draft this last week. I mean talk about cats and dogs living together…
We also talk about the Christine Sprankle situation which seems crazy to me but I don’t know all that much about it to be really honest. But I love cosplayers and I am not a fan of bullies. That is on all sides. Two Wrongs don’t make a right. So let people know that you disagree but don’t be a jerk.
Jerks go to pain school.
Now for something pleasant, I loved the OG Charmed TV show. Okay mostly I loved the Piper character played by Holly Marie Combs, and with the reboot looking like it is right around the corner I want to remind everyone of this amazing lady by making her the Troll Hottie of the show!
So I am not sure how I didn’t get this show posted back when we tapped it. All I can say is that I have had migraine issues for the last few weeks and my side effects include memory loss. When in dought blame your illness. Covered.
This week we talk about how good almost every planeswalker is when left to work. Even super bad ones that are just the worst.
And this sweet little brew by Travis.
Also this week’s Troll hottie comes from Joey owner of Goblin Games and is Wort, the Raidmother…. Hmmm you might be a little too much into Goblins friend. So change of plans and this week’s winner is Jennifer Connelly! Other then her love of the Goblin I am not sure why Joey chose Jen here…
I don’t know about you but finding the Shifter race a home that makes sense has been a lot harder then some of the other races have been over the years. The Bearbarian was a good fit, but not great. But I really love the Howler Clonkey.
The way I have been leveling the build over on my live streams has been very DC caster/staff melee lite with sick CC leaning on the Falconry and Shifter Racial trees. I gather groups of mobs and Howl effectly giving me a mass hold, followed up with Coordinated Strike blinding the mass of trash allowing No Mercy to boost my damage, repeat Howl as needed and allow strikethrough to win.
Howl of Terror in the Shifter tree is the real deal at least while leveling. Wildhunt Howl helps boost saves slightly giving the Clr’s low reflex save a needed boost when shooting around traps, Wildhunt is a tasty bonus to spell points and +2 to wisdom in the core boosts To hit/Damage and spell Dcs.
Falconry tree is full of goodies that likely doesn’t need a full run down, but main stat to hit/damage as well as insight bonus to dmg, tacticals and a high non-blue bar powered insta-kill effect is very solid.
Nombo’s: Howl of Terror does not make helpless so No Mercy needs a hand to boost your damage. Wildhunt Rage turns off your stance so Ocean Stance will need to be turned back on or you forget and get a pratical negitive 2 to your wisdom and -3 to dodge. After a few times of forgetting to restart the stance I just stopped raging.
Upfront: I almost have my racial completionist feat and the racial action point tome meaning diving deep in the racial tree is cheep for me. You may have to give up some points elsewhere but Howl of Terror is value and what makes this build sing. If necessary to make cuts for more AP, start with the points in the Kensei, shave some from Quick Strike and then dip in to Holy Striker. Keeping that wisdom high is key to your crowd control.
A level of Monk, followed by 11 levels of Cleric, a second Monk level, then Cleric until you really really want that fighter level for Greater 2 Handed Fighting. For me that was level 20. You might want to move it up. I know I wanted to fairly often but I was able to stay strong and left it for that taking 20 power boost. Moving it up pushes Implosion that much further away. If you are going from 18 to 20 have that extra 30% strikethrough and ability modifier damage scaling might be more valuable then a spell you will not cast until level 20. I normally spend a little while at 19 just to see how the level plays for the stream.
We are a wisdom build clearly that is the most important, then we want enough strength for the 2HF feat line (15 and a +2 tome) then Con for them HPs. You are a melee lite after all. Here is the standard chart for stats as I saw them.
28pt 32pt 34pt 36pt Tome Level Up
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Strength 15 15 15 15 +2 4: WIS
Dexterity 8 8 8 8 +2 8: WIS
Constitution 12 14 14 15 +2 12: WIS
Intelligence 8 10 12 12 +2 16: WIS
Wisdom 18 18 18 18 +2 20: WIS
Charisma 8 8 8 8 +2 24: WIS
Skills: Heal, Concentration, Spellcraft, Spot in that order of importance. No UMD for me this life but I can see killing Spot for UMD if it is important to you to use teleport and fireshield scrolls. But I like the reminder where the traps are to hit the save boost button.
1 : Power Attack (We already want to be strong for 2hf)
1 Shifter : Wildhunt Shifter
1 Monk : Two Handed Fighting
3 : Completionist (Improved Turning or Quicken if Completionist is off the table)
6 : Quicken Spell (Faster Howl is good)
9 : Improved Two Handed Fighting
12 : Adept of Forms or Spell Focus: Enchantment (SF:E might be better for post 20 play to allow twists for more DC value)
13 Monk : Swords to Plowshares
15 : Improved Critical: Bludgeoning
18 : Heighten Spell
20 Fighter: Greater Two Handed Fighting
3 Cleric : Law Domain
2 Deity : Follower of: Aureon (Favored weapon Staff)
7 Deity : Aureon's Instruction (clickly is +4 wisdom and boosts to turning)
• Extra Shifting, Wisdom, Extra Shifting, Wisdom
2. Natural Armor III, Howl: Wildhunt Howl, Magic Fang
3. Augment Summoning, Stronger Howl :Wildhunt
4. Howl of Terror III
Note: Do what you have to before level 11 to get to Howl of Terror – More rages and Con while raging are fine options until you can get those stat boosts.
Falconry (41 AP)
• White Falcon, Wisdom, Well Rounded, Wisdom, Well Rounded II, Master Falconer
1. Rugged III, Out in Nature I
2. Killer Instinct I, Watch the Center III, Diving Strike I, Sprint Boost I
3. Killer Instinct II, Strike for the Eyes: Strike I, Conditioning, Eyes of the Eagle
4. Deadly Instinct III, No Mercy III, Coordinated Strike, Expose Weakness
5. Dangerous, Death from Above: Strike I, Thrill of the Hunt: Strike III, Mark the Prey: Strike
Warpriest (26 AP)
• Smite Foe: Melee, Resilience of Battle, Sanctuary, Blur
1. Toughness III, Righteous Weapons
2. Wall of Steel III, Righteous Weapons, Melee/Ranged Power Boost III
3. Righteous Weapons, Wisdom
4. Holy Striker: Doublestrike III, Wisdom
Henshin Mystic (8 AP)
• Riddle of Fire
1. Henshin Staff Training, Way of the: Patient Tortoise
Quick Strike III
Kensei (2 AP)
• Kensei Focus: Clubs/Staff
1. Haste Boost (As you can spare)
Is this build “end game viable” I don’t know. A viewer I tend to trust for these things said not really. But I think getting your CC DCs into range is not just doable but likely quite easy. My evening of playing in the post lvl 20 world was turn on an epic destiny and setting the twists then heading to do a couple of The Lords of Dust/Evening Star quests R1 for a little xp to try and get to 21. Then lets go do Legendary Reaper 6 Feywilds. Being level 21/22 in LR6 Feywilds was not as helpful for build testing as it could have been but fun never the less.
I want to stress that my lvl 1-20 play was very pleasing. The nombos are not as in your face as some of the other shifter builds I have been trying and felt like a good platform for the hard to place shifter race. At least for me anyway.