|Spyder The Rogue is exactly what he
appears to be: all show. He is an average fighter
(+1 more than average) and his skills do not help him
in any way. The only chance he has of becoming a
valuable fighter is his 1 random fighter pick.
What Spyder does have going for him is his
Leadership and Super Legendary attributes. Once Spyder
achieves a moderately high experience level, troops
fighting with him will get a slight bonus, and your
wizard will receive a lot of extra fame points.
Is this valuable? It depends on how you look at it.
Fame is quite a handy thing to have during the game.
If you've got it, your troops will work for less gold,
mercenaries will cost you less to hire, and magical
items cost less to purchase from merchants. Also, it
improves the chances of a hero or troop approaching
you asking for work. Sounds nice, huh? So naturally
you would assume that hiring Spyder would be a good idea.
But take a look at Spyder's stats, and you will realize
that it might be too little too late. Spyder requires
20 fame and 300 gold just to hire him. I don't know how
the rest of you play MoM, but I rarely see 20 fame
until I am well into the game. Therefore, it
could be quite a while before you get him. In my
past experience, when I finally managed to get
Spyder, I was making enough gold that his Fame
was not as beneficial and I was powerful enough
to make my own weapons. Also, most of my hero
slots would be filled, so his fame was useless
for attracting new heroes.
The only senario I could envision which would truly
utilize Spyder's fame would be one in which your
wizard had the Famous pick. With Famous, you start
out with 10 fame, so reaching 20 fame should not take
too long. If you were lucky enough to get Spyder
early in the game, his Super Legendary would boost
your fame so high that heroes and mercenaries would
be tripping over eachother to work for you. Sounds
Although Spyder has some fantastic benefits, I usually
wind up passing on him. However, I am certain that
other players with different styles of play could
find a way to maximize his features. Hopefully, I will
hear of some...