Ashlynn needs much more than that paltry change to be decent, and what she needs is not yet another defensive upkeep with her 6 focus
She is already decent, just not good. I completely agree with you that she needs more to get into the realm of being a caster that regularly gets chosen in a 2 caster tournament format, but Gobber said it best. They acknowledged that she needs help and took away a spell with no use and gave her one that gives her some use.
Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Officer:Adding utility to this unit should help define its roll and ease some of the issues when playing Sons of the Tempest.
Remove Tactics: Practiced Maneuvers. Add Moment of Clarity: This model can use Moment of Clarity once per game at any time during its unit’s activation. This activation, models in this unit gain True Sight. (This model ignores cloud effects when determining LOS. This model also ignores Stealth XICONX.)
Ashlynn d'Elyse: We're getting a lot of good feedback for Ashlynn, keep it up! We've got out eye on some additional tweaks but would like to see how these changes progress before we do anything else. Please note this change to Distraction would also affect Helga.
Nemesis gains Lunge. Lunge - This weapon becomes RNG 2 during this model’s activation.
Distraction becomes RNG 10.
Lieutenant Crosse, Resistance Fighter: We're also seeing some very solid feedback for Crosse. Please keep it up! We have changed Lifedbound to be much easier to use by making it range Ctrl instead of 6". We will continue to work on Crosse as the feedback comes in.
Lifebound becomes RNG Ctrl.
Llaelese Resistance: Added Dannon Blythe & Bull and Eilish Garrity, the Occultist to the allowable models. The sniper benefit proved to be too much with the amount of gun mages that could be included in the list. Adding Pathfinder to Llaelese models instead is a more wide spread and helpful benefit while also not becoming degenerate. Changing how the Rubble terrain works should make it less of a detriment to the Llaelese player. As stated before, we are activly working on this theme force. Please keep your feedback coming!
Here are the new changes just arrived to CID.
I included the Gun Mage's one since resistance can take them and getting more True Sight will probably make someone happy.
I think both changes to Ashlynn and Crosse are good, what do you think?
P.S.: Changed the title of the topic so we can add updates here instead of opening multiple topics.
Normal voice - Mod Voice The less I use the latter, the better.
I'm relatively upbeat about things because, while I don't think either Ashlynn or Gastone are where they need to be, responses from the inside when they've been provided have obliquely suggested that they know the score. This set of changes looks like a lot of the stuff that was suggested that probably didn't need rigorous internal testing because of course adding 2" to Distraction or some ease of use to Lifebound wasn't going to cause any issues and those things that might (i.e. more significant changes) couldn't be turned out in a week.