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Should I train Ice to tower shield?

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Champion
Jan 27, 2010
401
I'm a level 72 Balance witch with Life as my secondary school and Sun as my astral school.

Should I train Ice to tower shield?

Survivor
Dec 10, 2008
23
Most people don't train other schools as true secondary schools they manly do it to target single utility cards.

most popular across the board:

Satyr/Sprite heals and myth/death shield.and occasionally Sanctuary.

Feint! and the life shield (as you will likely never secondary into myth unless you seriously want earthquake) Feint is big for all mages.

For the hefty fire/thunder shield and the all important Tower shield (this is the only way to block balance and is great for quick decks needing a bit of shields) and saves gold on tower treasures in pve/pvp.

Some will also grab weakness as its super early but most will just get reshuffle (colossus boulevard trainer) or the 1 pip trap/blades (Nigel trainer krokotopia). You are balance so this doesn't apply as you get these for free.

The reasons for this is it takes a mastery necklace to really use a secondary school and even then your gear wont really support dual class unless you craft it that way (which often sacrifices other important stats).

other than that sun (the damage line mainly) and star are usually best for training points as moon while nifty is a bit lackluster.

now note this is efficient training point usage. not everyone's fun is tied to max efficiency do what works for you please.

A+ Student
Dec 11, 2010
1617
Balance princess on Jul 22, 2018 wrote:
I'm a level 72 Balance witch with Life as my secondary school and Sun as my astral school.

Should I train Ice to tower shield?
Im not a fan of "secondary schools", because really you only train spells from it for utility reasons.

But like always my suggestions
Ice to tower
life to satyr
death to feint
Sun: Fist Line, sharpen blade, potent trap

Champion
Jun 30, 2009
409
Best overall second school:

Life to Fairy
Ice to Tower Shield
Fire: Fire Shield and Quench
Death to Feint
Balance: Reshuffle
Krokotopia: Elemental and Spirit Blades

Pet Talents: Spell-Proof, Spell-Defy, MC Spritely, Unicorn and at least a blade of Fairy from Jewels.

Oxnhorse

A+ Student
Dec 24, 2009
1842
Honestly, I would suggest that Death up to Feint is a better choice. Whether we're supporting someone else or hitting on our own, having that extra 70% of damage in our spell deck makes the battle end much faster.

As for Tower, the reason I think it's a waste of time for Balance is because we already have the triple shields that cover all the schools (other than Balance).

Alia Misthaven, 124

Survivor
Jun 04, 2009
17
It's generally worth it, as it is an extremely versatile spell. If you have the extra training points and no other spell priorities I'd say go for it. Especially so for you because a Balance/Life combo is already a strong support, and combining your Spirit/Elemental Shield with a Tower Shield makes for a great defense. However, if you want more offensive-based support, consider training Death to Feint. Feint is super strong and makes later parts of the game much easier.

Champion
Jan 27, 2010
401
Thanks for the advice everyone!
Now it looks like I need to choose between Death to Feint and Ice to Towershield.

Archon
Feb 07, 2011
3171
Balance princess on Jul 22, 2018 wrote:
I'm a level 72 Balance witch with Life as my secondary school and Sun as my astral school.

Should I train Ice to tower shield?
only train ice to tower if you plan on doing pvp; otherwise, no.

-von
125