Following on from gregwarhamsters post on Throne of vines, I have a general thought on dispelling (and I’d be curious on others views),
I tend to Dispel most things as soon as possible when cast, rather than holding back Dispel dice. The reason is I’ve been left with a big pile once too often after the final spell has been cast had IF.
Of course I will take into account whether the early spells cast are actually going to do anything that impacts me (so I almost always Dispel throne to, if nothing else, ensure a miscast roll impact and so I don’t forget to get rid of it later).
The obvious drawback is they could be saving their dice for that big nasty spell but that gives a greater chance of IF and hopefully you have a scroll up your sleeve for a crucial moment if they don’t roll IF.
I appreciate this conundrum only really appears when their dice outnumber yours.
knoffles I’ll add my own thoughts later, but the Lizardmen Tactica section has a pretty good breakdown about ALL the spells and what should be dispelled. I stole all that content from the Lustria site obviously, and unfortunately the color coding didn’t come with. They had it broken down from stuff that is rather “meh” all the way to “must dispel” kind of outlook.
It will be more difficult to decipher without the color coding I know, but give it a look anyway. It’s called magic defense guidelines or something.
I mean you really have to approach this on a situational basis. If you know your opponent is holding a spell you definitely do not want to go off because it may remove something key, then hold onto the dice. It may mean you eat some pain you did not need to because he IF the spell, but that is the gamble. It depends if the pain you will eat outweighs the chance to have a crack at the dispel