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Matt Thrower
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Slightly confused by water breath attacks

1) when you "expel" water it feels like you should put a water stone in the center afterwards, to go with the description. It also makes the water breath slightly riskier: seems quite easy to do a lot of damage with it otherwise. But this isn't in the rules, so it doesn't happen, right?

2) while I'm at it, do I read right that you don't need a fire stone to breathe fire? Just does base ruler damage? As does a water attack if there are no central water stones?

3) when there are 3 water in the center, water attacks seem very powerful. You can cause the enemy dragon to lose 3+1 stones - for a segment - leaving 3 in the center. If you're positioned well you can do the same again very next turn. Am I missing something?
 
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Tim Mierz
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1) Correct, expelling water doesn't cost a water stone.

2) Correct, you can expel fire without a fire stone, and your damage is base ruler damage.

3) You're correct, but your opponent can potentially ALSO use water attacks; any amount you strengthen the next water attack isn't guaranteed to help you.
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Sebastian Zarzycki
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Or did you mean:



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Robert Holt
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TimMierz wrote:
1) Correct, expelling water doesn't cost a water stone.

2) Correct, you can expel fire without a fire stone, and your damage is base ruler damage.

3) You're correct, but your opponent can potentially ALSO use water attacks; any amount you strengthen the next water attack isn't guaranteed to help you.


In addition to this, your opponent can also try to take an action which would make taking the water action impossible (due to stone stacking).
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Brad103
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Water damage is tricky. You do more damage to hurt dragons. The risky part is when you do a fire attack, it leaves a possible heavy hitting water attack coming back at you.

But, water is also the only way to heal.

Fire is reliable midrange damage. Water, has a higher potential damage, but usable less often.

"Fire is aggressive, though fleeting, while water hides its menace in its depths"
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