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 Post subject: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:08 am 
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What about a Pro-Elf Thrower. I am thinking Accurate as a skill or maybe Safe Hands. Thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
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 Post subject: Re: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
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I like accurate more, as intercepts are rare and avoidable.

it gives you better range and the ability to throw for a 2+ in a single tackle zone.

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 Post subject: Re: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
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I like pro elf throwers as they are nice and cheap compared to linemen so you can happily have 2. Pass is useful to have and you can give them leader to save 30TV on a re-roll.

A common elven tactic is to leave your thrower deep to try and spread out the opposing defence. This works great against slow teams and gives you a chance to get your revenge on the bashers by elf-stalling them.

Accurate is certainly a decent choice and when combined with AG4 and pass I think that is enough as even long bombs will work 75% of the time. Safe throw isn’t really worth taking as interceptions are incredibly rare but Sure hands is nice to save re-rolls, protect from strip ball and gather loose balls on defence in tackle zones.

Blodge is always a good option as well since it will make your thrower useful when he doesn’t have the ball and give him protection when he does if the worst happens.

On doubles I’d give him guard as elfs can never have too much of that. If he gets the double early then turn him into a lineman and use the other thrower as ball carrier.

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 Post subject: Re: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
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 Post subject: Re: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:50 pm 
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I also like Pro-Elf Throwers because they are cheap and have Passing skills access.

In a league I give one of them Leader as first normal skill. A Leader caddy can also be very effective in a tournament, but only if the tourney allows plenty of skills (or you can buy them). When I run out of Linos, I don't hesitate to put a rookie Thrower on the line!

In practical play, I have found that passing does not matter much to Pro-Elves. They are just as happy with a hand-off. So they are not a passing team in the same way as High Elves. Sometimes, depending on the opposition, it may make sense to run the ball with a blodging Blitzer.

Hope that helps.

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Once again. Thanks all for your help.


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 Post subject: Re: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
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On one thrower I would give Strom Arm.....in combination with Accurate you have almost an accurate Hail Mary Pass Thrower...keep him far back in the backfield and when it's time: throw a long bomb on a 3+ with a free RR

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 Post subject: Re: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
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Hi Torsten,
long time no see.

Strong Arm is a double these days (a Str skill) but it's the best option for any elf thrower on a double I suppose

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 Post subject: Re: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
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I know Strong Arm is a STR-Skill....that's why I wrote it to be usefull for only one of the Throwers.....I just had that happening with my Elf Team in the league I'm in.....the other Thrower I'm trying to evolve similar to Dolfar Longstride, who is in my opinion one of the best and cheapest Starplayers for Elfs....quite effective as a ball distributor (I use him always with Hand-Offs to my Strong Arm Thrower....awesome combo)

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 Post subject: Re: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
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nazgob wrote:
I like accurate more, as intercepts are rare and avoidable.


Mostly avoidable, but a common tactic is to chuck two catchers up field, then throw to the one who is still standing, then blitz out, so while the interception would still be on a 6 it's not entirely avoidable (as blitzing then throwing would make for a longer throw). You know this, but I thought I'd say it anyway :)

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 Post subject: Re: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
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I like giving my first Thrower Kick as he will be playing off the line and it's a great skill for the team and then follow that up with leader. After that I give the second one accurate in the hopes of getting strong arm or an AG+. If I don't get that on the first/second skill I might take safe throw just for that rare interception, but more likely I would cut him if he doesn't get a double or ag boost by his third and start over.


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 Post subject: Re: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
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Zagadoo wrote:
I like giving my first Thrower Kick as he will be playing off the line and it's a great skill for the team and then follow that up with leader. After that I give the second one accurate in the hopes of getting strong arm or an AG+. If I don't get that on the first/second skill I might take safe throw just for that rare interception, but more likely I would cut him if he doesn't get a double or ag boost by his third and start over.


What's wrong with Blodge? :o


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 Post subject: Re: On the same general topic - Pro Elf Throwers
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Hitonagashi wrote:
Zagadoo wrote:
I like giving my first Thrower Kick as he will be playing off the line and it's a great skill for the team and then follow that up with leader. After that I give the second one accurate in the hopes of getting strong arm or an AG+. If I don't get that on the first/second skill I might take safe throw just for that rare interception, but more likely I would cut him if he doesn't get a double or ag boost by his third and start over.


What's wrong with Blodge? :o


Nothing is wrong with Blodge. I prefer team utility (kick, leader) and throwing (accurate, strong arm, safe throw) first, then after that blodge would be fine.


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