Omnivac on Martyrdom


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Omnivac on Martyrdom

by Angel Omnivac

This may be very very cool. 
Deleting a priest while he is converting (he dies but you convert automatically the unit he was targeting). 
Lots of people think it is a waste (probably the samee ones that say priests are a waste) but I don’t agree with this.
I view this as a back-up weapon only (except some occasions, see below). Players that use lots of priests will continue to play as usual. They know when their attempts will be futile, and the end result is all your old farts biting the dust. On these occasions, since you will lose your priests anyway, you delete them to take some enemy units with you. At this point, you’re better off in Rise of Rome than actually, where you cannot do anything. Makes sense so far?
600g might be high, but it’s more or less its value. I don’t see any problems with players using a lot of priests having trouble paying 600g for martyrdom. At least for myself, I don’t see any problems.
When Martyrdom could be use offensively?
On units guarding a wonder behind walls and towers. You convert some units and jump on the wonder. Just before of course, you started an attaack with Elephants to attract towers fire if they are in great number, giving you time to perform your dirty deed.
Same way you do converting enemy towers. My War Elephants and/or Elephants Archers attack units or buildings I don’t want, Towers fire on them and then I move my priests on towers. You can catch a lot of people unguard this way if they are looking elsewhere. Some players are more areful though, and will retarget their towers on priests as soon as they see them.
Defending a wonder. Provided you have gold, and temples inside… you should hold off incoming attacks very well. Actually, this might be a pain in the yahoo, defensive priests behind walls and towers.
How many times my old dudes were chanting, only to see transports unload their cargo of death? Well, with Rise of Rome, a priest will die every time a transport is coming toward the beach. This you can be sure.
Against Macedonians. This will be a complete waste. Don’t think you can fight back with martyrdom. Too costly. Macedonians might well be my curse with RoR. Oh my poor Egyptians.
One thing I know. I think there;s a lot of people piling up, waiting to choose Macedonians as soon as I choose Egyptians. Cripes! 
All in all, martyrdom should be good and I look forward to it.