Topic: War of Omens /
The Endazu: Strategies and Counterstrategies
The current goal of the Endazu is to purchase Inscriptions (and other types of cards) using your gold, and hold onto them as long as humanely possible without getting yourself killed.
-Works off of potential; the longer you keep a card in your hand, the stronger they get. In other words, risk = reward.
-Relies on glyphs (those symbols on the upper-left corner) and magic more than gold.
-Cannot rush effectively. In this respect, they are like the Vestipole.
-Rely on synergies; generation of magic and glyphs to quickly power up other, more important incantations.
-Can become THE STRONGEST FACTION IN THE GAME (given time)
-Huge damage and defensive potential
-Can suddenly summon a (@*!ton of creatures at once (which you can prepare against)
-Relies more on magic, a more versatile resource
-Does not rely on allies / summons so many allies at once, meaning that Metris seduce cards are less effective.
-Risk versus Reward; unless you choose wisely, you can quickly be overwhelmed.
-Weak vs. rush decks.
-Time is your enemy (and very good friend). You become really strong in the midgame, but cannot stand against rush (as previously mentioned); despite being powerful as cards charge, you are also only so capable of defending against a wave of Vestipole, given enough time.
-Magic is key. No magic means no power, meaning no success.
-Metris: Impersonate is your best card against the Endazu. Period. Steal a charged card? Perfect.
Low cost attack cards such as Ambush and Waylay are very useful. Poison is decent, although only ok in certain situations.
-Daramek: I have the least experience with this faction, but I can see a few counterattacks.
Essentially, creating a rush deck with low-cost cards, combined with attack rituals and overseers can apply pressure to your opponent.
-Vestipole: Hold out as long as possible. Eventually, purchase as many allies as possible (the law of probability should mean that each time the Endazu take out your hoard of troops, you can summon a sizable portion back, while the Endazu must charge up their cards again).
So… yeah! Hope this helps.