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Starter Bpss: Dragonslayer Armour

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The best part of Dark Souls are the boss fights, but new players must learn lots of rules and fight lots of encounters to get there. So what we need is a starter boss: someone you can fight using only your starter equipment, who is hard enough to feel like a challenge but easy enough that you can make a couple new player mistakes without losing.

I've playtested this with every combination of characters, and it is always winnable, even with a Warrior + Assassin combo. It can be quite easy with 4 players; if you want more of a challenge, ignore the boss's ability.

Dragonslayer Armour

  • HP: 26, Heat Up: 12 (use the Gargoyle health dial and the Ornstein model)
  • Deck Size: 4, Initiative: 10
  • Defense: 1/1
  • Crumbling Armour: When the Armour is attacked but takes no damage, it gains a Stagger token.

Dragonslayer Armour Attack Cards

Precise Stab

  • Range 1, Dodge 2
  • Move forward 1 to aggro player and Push
  • Attack aggro player for 4 physical damage
  • Left arc vulnerable

Lightning Dart

  • Range infinite, Dodge 1
  • Attack aggro player for 3 magic damage and Stagger
  • Rear arc vulnerable

Vaulting Spear

  • Range 1, Dodge 1
  • Leap to aggro player and Push
  • Attack aggro player for 4 physical damage
  • Rear arc vulnerable

Nimble Retreat

  • Range 1, Dodge 1
  • Move back 1 and Push
  • Attack front and left arcs for 4 physical damage
  • Right arc vulnerable

Double Swipe

  • Range 1, Dodge 1
  • Move forward 1 to closest player and Push
  • Attack front arc for 4 physical damage
  • Repeat 2
  • Rear arc vulnerable

Impale

  • Range 0, Dodge 1, Heat Up
  • Move 0 forward to closest player
  • Attack closest player for 5 physical damage, Push and Stagger
  • No vulnerable arcs

Darkness Wave

  • Range 1, Dodge 1, Heat Up
  • Attack all arcs for 4 magic damage and Push

Spear Barrage

  • Range 1, Dodge 1, Heat Up
  • Move forward 1 to closest player and Push
  • Attack front arc for 4 physical damage
  • Repeat 3
  • Rear arc vulnerable

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