So this weekend I have a fairly large game going with an old friend of mine who plays from time to time. I have 4000 points of empire ( I'll post the list) and he has 4000 in dark elves. I plan on using a level 4 wizard and 2 level 2 wizards. My question is this, what combos should I use. My thoughts are metal and fire or metal and beast. Any thoughts on those combos?
Light is also a good option. By increasing your I or giving your troops ASF you neutralize a big part of his army, his ability to reroll his missed attacks.
Also banishment is an amazing spell for dealing with high toughness enemies that have a ward save. His solo characters and the altar of khaine should be terrified of that spell, plus it gets better the more light wizards you have nearby!
If you go with Light, I'd suggest going Light Council and take a War Altar as well to spam the Banishment spell. In that case, just let the other two wizards be Lv1's to cap off the lore. Net of A would be a good spell against fast elves as well, especially in delaying those nasty Witch Elf hordes and provide you with another couple of rounds of artillery fire into them (their weakness!).
Otherwise, I'd go with either Lore of Life or Lore of Heavens on my Lv4, and Lore of Beasts and Life/Heavens (the opposite of what you take on your Lv4) Lore of Fire is really nice on a Lv2 as well.
My armies: Empire, Dwarfs, High Elves, Wood Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen, Skaven, Tomb Kings, Ogre Kingdoms, Orcs and Goblins, and Skitarii (40K).