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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wraith Zhou Tai 妖周泰

Posted by Ricky Chua On 9:28 AM 8 comments
Translated Description:
Skin like a carved artwork 肤如刻画 (fū rú kè huà)

Why is he a Wraith:
The bravery of Zhou Tai and his threshold for injury is his calling card, but nothing else about him seems to suggest that he is deserving of immortality. This game changed that. I dare say this: when you ask an experienced SGS player what is his impression of Zhou Tai, that person will likely say "Zhou Tai just can't die!" Ask a chinese speaker and the words will more likely be something like "周泰是他妈的死不了!", which loosely translates to "Zhou Tai just can't f**king die." You get the picture.

So I guess in order to further romanticize Zhou Tai, the unofficial version decided to bring him to a whole new level. His ability practically renders useless the most basic mechanism of the game. Now THAT is deserving of Wraith-like status!



Character ability: No Regrets 不悔 (bù huǐ)
[Enforced ability] You cannot become the target of ATTACK 杀.

Ability's relation to story:
Absolutely none whatsoever! If this ability was applied in real life, we would have a new deity in our midst. The ability is so eye-poppingly far fetched that I could not help thinking to myself "WTF?" when I first read it. I should have guessed something would be ridiculous with this card when I saw the accompanying portrait of him: Ultra-man on a bad hair day going to the prom.

Usage Comments:
If this character was used with only the original pack (without any expansions whatsoever), Wraith Zhou Tai would be invincible. Back then, there are only a handful of ways to deal damage without using Attack, such as BARBARIANS 南蛮入侵 or Diao Chan 貂蝉's ability. But throw in the expansion packs and there is more hope of killing this guy.

Some ways of dealing him damage are as follow (not exhaustive, please contribute!):
- Barbarians 南蛮入侵 and Raining Arrows 万箭齐发
- Duel 决斗
- Blaze 火攻
- Iron Shackles 铁索连环 and channel damage to him
- Xiao Qiao 小乔 transfers damage to him
- Xun Yu 荀彧 uses Points Duel ability on someone else that can strike him
- Dian Wei 典韦 uses his ability on him
- Zhou Yu 周瑜 uses his "Sow Dissension 反间" ability on him
- Yu Ji 于吉 uses real cards, Wraith Zhou Tai doubts and is wrong
- Zhang Jiao 张角 uses Lightning Strike on him

I'm not including the Demi-God abilities, lest such extreme measures are needed. Overall, it's going to be a tough TOUGH fight bringing Wraith Zhou Tai down. Like chopping down a Redwood tree with a kitchen knife.

8 comments:

  1. 赵云's "闪" also cannot reach him right? :/

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  2. Cannot reach him. Bcos it is still regarded as an attack card. :/

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  3. Dude, Kisa here. You forgot the email I sent you regarding this card? He cannot be targeted by a Peach nor Sha. In other words, once he's damaged, he cannot be healed.

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  4. Can Da Qiao pass attacks to him? If so do they just disappear then?

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  5. Kisa: Ah~! That makes it a little more balanced since he cannot be healed!

    Jason: I would think that Da Qiao cannot select Wraith Zhou Tai as a target to pass to.

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  6. Here are three addons to the list of things that could kill 妖周泰:

    闪电判定牌=黑桃2-9
    夏侯淳用刚烈
    法正uses his ability

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