I'm quite new to Genesys and trying to create my first faction "swamp frogs".
Biest is the domain of choice, but I decided to not take a kingdom, since none of them where fitting well.
Then I selected traits for my Faction:
- 6pts - combat survival
- 6pts - swamp rat
- 6pts - swamp battle training
- 4pts - heavily mixed heritage
- 4pts - agile
- 0pts - field scavenger
Together with the base charecteristics (costing 0pts) I receive a base species cost of 26pts?!
Now to classes: I want to create a level 2 class. Therefore I have to double my base species cost (->52pts) for getting one attack. This has been mentioned and explained several times here, so it does not seem fair for a newbie, but I'll go with it.
Icing on the cake is now creation of a level 2 class with Monster X. Do I still count the 52pts for the base species? Since all traits get replaced and my base characteristics are 0pts it seem like I pay crazy points for nothing. And it would just depend on the selected classes I don't get with a monster.
I want to create salamanders, that can be ridden by my level 1 classes.
Therefore I select Monstrous Beast (20pts) and for the 4 traits I select:
- 12pts - heavy war monster
- 12pts - gigantism (from biests; because it needs to be larger than my riders)
- 8pts - monstrous sprinter
- 3pts - heavy hide
As for class options I can select:
- 10pts - increase characteristics (I selected movement)
- 4pts - fierce intensity
So what would be the final cost of this class?
2x26 + 20 + 12 + 12 + 8 + 3 + 10 + 4 = 121
2x0 + 20 + 12 + 12 + 8 + 3 + 10 + 4 = 69
20 + 2x(12+12+8+3) + 10 + 4 = 104
My level 1 class are at 30pts.
My level 2 class which will be a larger frog-warrior is at 78! With still only 1 wound it does not represent the warrior at all in comparison to level 1. Don't to restart discussion on this topic here since the monster-stuff is more confusing to me right now. But I don't see how 2 additional (1 is included in the 78) traits can justify the huge jump in cost. I would have understood if it would be +1 attack AND +1 wound, but with only the attack they die like every other level 1 model, just costing more than twice as much...