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Milman



Joined: Nov 15, 2017

Post   Posted: Jan 25, 2020 - 18:54 Reply with quote Back to top

Do people use chameleon skinks?
I got a league coming up and thinking to add or leave the chameleon skink in the roster.
First game is against slann so the chameleon could be a good defensive player. But after that, nurgle,dwarves,...i would rather have the move8 over the useless skills the chameleon has.
Anybody any insight on the little dudes?
MattDakka



Joined: Oct 09, 2007

Post   Posted: Jan 25, 2020 - 19:23 Reply with quote Back to top

Don't take them, normal Skinks are better.
iena



Joined: Sep 13, 2004

Post   Posted: Jan 25, 2020 - 21:53 Reply with quote Back to top

Chameleon seems situational to me.
quite useful vs agile teams and stunties as it is, worse after taking side step;
Against bashers isnt really worth his value and a normal skink do his job better.
NickNutria



Joined: Jul 25, 2006

Post   Posted: Jan 25, 2020 - 22:32 Reply with quote Back to top

I like pass block and Shadowing as extra skills, so I think they might be quite useful.
PurpleChest



Joined: Oct 25, 2003

Post   Posted: Jan 25, 2020 - 23:33 Reply with quote Back to top

Milman wrote:
Do people use chameleon skinks?

No.
Quote:
I got a league coming up and thinking to add or leave the chameleon skink in the roster.

Don't.
Quote:
First game is against slann so the chameleon could be a good defensive player.

It won't be, they leap and dodge on the same dice, so shadowing is useless, and they dont pass. You just paid 10k more to lose 1 MA.
Quote:
But after that, nurgle,dwarves,

so useless and then dead.
Quote:
...i would rather have the move8 over the useless skills the chameleon has.

Exactly.
Quote:
Anybody any insight on the little dudes?

Yes, you do, and so does everyone else, they are terrible.
I could make a case that a developed Lizzard team adding a player to replace losses, or on top of already skilled skinks, could use the variety and instant skills, especially in a tournament setting where instant power for tv is essential. but I won't, because they are terrible.

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DrDeath



Joined: Mar 27, 2011

Post   Posted: Jan 26, 2020 - 14:12 Reply with quote Back to top

You might as well buy a python digesting a warthog - it will be less bloaty
PeteW



Joined: Aug 05, 2005

Post   Posted: Jan 26, 2020 - 21:30 Reply with quote Back to top

I have been buying one for my Audi League team.

It's not worth having, and is a poor choice.

This annoys my opposition, and they seek to take out their rage on my chameleon, often avoiding better targets.

It's a meta-win, if a theoretically suboptimal choice.

Wink

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Malmir



Joined: May 20, 2008

Post   Posted: Jan 26, 2020 - 23:56 Reply with quote Back to top

PurpleChest wrote:
Milman wrote:
Do people use chameleon skinks?

No.
Quote:
I got a league coming up and thinking to add or leave the chameleon skink in the roster.

Don't.
Quote:
First game is against slann so the chameleon could be a good defensive player.

It won't be, they leap and dodge on the same dice, so shadowing is useless, and they dont pass. You just paid 10k more to lose 1 MA.
Quote:
But after that, nurgle,dwarves,

so useless and then dead.
Quote:
...i would rather have the move8 over the useless skills the chameleon has.

Exactly.
Quote:
Anybody any insight on the little dudes?

Yes, you do, and so does everyone else, they are terrible.
I could make a case that a developed Lizzard team adding a player to replace losses, or on top of already skilled skinks, could use the variety and instant skills, especially in a tournament setting where instant power for tv is essential. but I won't, because they are terrible.


Get off the fence.
garyt1



Joined: Mar 12, 2011

Post   Posted: Jan 27, 2020 - 04:48 Reply with quote Back to top

I bought one yesterday as a 13th player. It meant I was left with 90k instead of 100k in my treasury so didn't have to do an expenses roll. A boon indeed.

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ClayInfinity



Joined: Aug 15, 2003

Post   Posted: Jan 27, 2020 - 06:51 Reply with quote Back to top

Disclaimer - I am not a Lizards player and have no direct experience re the Chameleon

But, if you play for the fun, the chaos and the odd time weird skills come up in play and are not worried about the things like TV bloat, he's a funny little character. MA7 is still quick, sure its not as quick as a skink, but sometimes you can say "who cares"


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mawph



Joined: Jul 02, 2013

Post   Posted: Jan 27, 2020 - 11:23 Reply with quote Back to top

PeteW wrote:
I have been buying one for my Audi League team.

It's not worth having, and is a poor choice.

This annoys my opposition, and they seek to take out their rage on my chameleon, often avoiding better targets.

It's a meta-win, if a theoretically suboptimal choice.

Wink


Haha! If we get another season going, I'll look to do similar in our next match-up Wink clearly got to copy the 'cool kids' when back in the big time Razz
Bazakastine



Joined: Mar 21, 2014

Post   Posted: Jan 27, 2020 - 17:30 Reply with quote Back to top

My experience is it is possibly "worth" it to have 1 at higher TVs when you will already have 14+ players. At this point starting with shadowing is nice. I don't love it on 7MA but its a control skill that can fill in if you are low on DT.

I would never start with one and not even consider one until I had the RR I want and a deep bench with well skilled Saurus.
MrCushtie



Joined: Aug 10, 2018

Post   Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 00:14 Reply with quote Back to top

Why not just roll +2 AV, +2 MA, Block and +ST on your Chameleon? Seems simple enough to me. I'd say go for +2 ST to deal with those mean little dorfs, but that's just too easy

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Arktoris



Joined: Feb 16, 2004

Post   Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 02:24 Reply with quote Back to top

had a game vs lizards the other day. He had a chance to tie on turn16...but the skink 10 spaces from my endzone was a chameleon.

I won.

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