Saturday, October 22, 2011

Reps from clanwar

Playing CW ATM, HERES SOME REPS I POSTED @WCR

http://www.wcreplays.com/replay.php?m=View&rid=56269

http://www.wcreplays.com/replay.php?m=View&rid=56270

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

SOME NEW VIDEOS IN YOUTUBE CHANNEL

http://www.youtube.com/user/CrowJam?feature=mhee

CHECK EM OUT, MY FAVO IS BLOODMAGE THE DRAGON SLAYER

ULTIMATE ASSRAPING GUIDE

*NOTE I HAVE SOME MORE IDEAS FOR IMPROVEMENTS FOR THIS , SO SEE YOU SOON*


THE ZOOKEEPER: ( CAN SOLO CREEP PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING )
AM BEM FL, useful vs elf whenever you play mortars.
(cuz elfs dont make dryads vs mortars)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~AMAZONIA~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VS ELF:

1.MORT DROP + FORTRESS EXPANSION
2.18 tech ALCHY NAGA/MK FOOTS RIFLES PUSH OR EXPO
3.18 tech CROWJAM's RIFLE/CASTER

VS ORC:

1.CROWJAM's EXPO or MASS CREEP AND BANK
2.BLM+PALA MASS RIFLES EXPO, MAP CONTROL OR PUSH

VS HUMAN:

1.BLOODMAGE MASS BREAKER HIT&RUNS + ZEPPELIN ABUSE
2.OLD CROWJAM's STYLE AM+2nd BREAKER/KNIGHT HIT&RUNS OR MORT/CASTER PUSH
3.OLD CONTEMPT's STYLE KNIGHTS/CASTER NON STOP HARASSMENT AND CREEPING

VS UNDEAD:

1.BLOODMAGE LEVEL 3 + PITLORD/PANDA ZIGGURAT ABUSE + MORT DROPS INTO CASTERS/BREAKER
2.BLOODMAGE PITLORD/PANDA MASS BREAKER ZIGGURATS HIT&RUNS
3.BLOODMAGE PALADIN LAME RIFLECASTER, KILL ACOS AND CHILL WITH RIFLES
4.LUMBERMILL TECH BUILD (THE ONE WITH BARACKS) AM+MK/PALA into BREAKER/RIFLE
EXPO/TECH t3 for PALADIN/GO INVIS ABUSE, MOSTLY HERO FOCUS
5.PALADIN FIRST INTO MORT DROPS AND ACO HARASSMENT

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ANCIENT ISLES 2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VS ELF:

1.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO
2.MORT DROPS + COPTER/HAWK AERIAL ABUSE!
3.18tech CROWJAM's RIFLECASTER AM MK OR SIMILAR
4.18tech ALCHY NAGA/MK FOOTIES/RIFLES PUSH

VS ORC:

1.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO WITH MASS CASTERS AM+MK/BLM ( USE CROWJAM'S EXPO BUILD )
2.BLM FOOTIES AGGRESSION INTO PALADIN RIFLES PUSH
3.CROWJAM's EXPO BUILD AND MASS CREEP+BANK


VS HUMAN:

1.BLOODMAGE+PANDA/PITLORD BREAKERS HIT&RUNS + ZEPPELIN ABUSE
2.CONTEMPT'S STYLE KNIGHTS/CASTER NON STOP HARASSMENT AND CREEPING

VS UNDEAD:

1.BLOODMAGE LEVEL 3 + PITLORD/PANDA ZIGGURAT ABUSE + MORT DROPS INTO CASTERS/BREAKER
2.BLOODMAGE PITLORD/PANDA MASS BREAKER ZIGGURATS HIT&RUNS
3.BLOODMAGE PALADIN LAME RIFLECASTER, KILL ACOS AND CHILL WITH RIFLES
4.LUMBERMILL TECH BUILD (THE ONE WITH BARACKS) AM+MK/PALA into BREAKER/RIFLE
EXPO/TECH t3 for PALADIN/GO INVIS ABUSE, MOSTLY HERO FOCUS
5.PALADIN FIRST INTO MORT DROPS AND ACO HARASSMENT


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ECHO ISLES~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VS ELF:

1.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO
2.LATER ALTAR BLOODMAGE FOOTIES EXPANSION
3.24 TECH , 2 SHOPS , IN TIER 2 MASS MILITIA AND 6 IVORY TOWER EXPO
4.CROWJAM'S RIFLECASTER
5.18 TECH ALCHY NAGA/MK EXPO OR PUSH

VS ORC:

1.CROWJAM'S EXPANSION
2.MASS RIFLES BLM PALADIN MAP CONTROL AND PUSH OR EXPANSION + MASS CREEP
3.CROWJAM'S EXPO BUILD ,BUT MAPCONTROL IN TIER2 AND MASS CREEP
4.21 TECH MASS IVORY TOWER EXPO

VS HUMAN:

1.OLD CROWJAM's STYLE AM+2nd BREAKER/KNIGHT HIT&RUNS OR MORT/CASTER PUSH
2.OLD CONTEMPT's STYLE KNIGHTS/CASTER NON STOP HARASSMENT AND CREEPING
3.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPANSION
4.21 TECHMASS IVORY TOWER EXPO

VS UNDEAD:

1.LUMBERMILL TECH BUILD (THE ONE WITH BARACKS) AM+MK/PALA into BREAKER/RIFLE
EXPO/TECH t3 for PALADIN/GO INVIS ABUSE, MOSTLY HERO FOCUS
2.BLOODMAGE PITLORD/PANDA MASS BREAKER ZIGGURATS HIT&RUNS
3.LATE ALTAR BLOODMAGE FOOTIES EXPO
4.FOOTIES BLOODMAGE AGGRESSION WHILE EXPOING OR TECHING FOR NON STOP PRESSURE
5.26 TECH EXPO IN LATE TIER 1 IF NOT FIENDS
6.BLOODMAGE PALA/MK LAME RIFLECASTER


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~LAST REFUGE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VS ELF:

1.MORT DROPS + CRITTER CREEP RED GOLDMINE AND EXPO THERE LATER WITH CASTER/MORT
2 MORT DROPS INTO SEMI FORTRESS EXPO
3.MORT DROPS + COPTER/HAWK AERIAL ABUSEEE

VS ORC:

1.CROWJAM'S EXPO
2.CROWJAM'S EXPO BUILD BUT TAKE MAP CONTROl
3.MASS RIFLES BLM PALADIN

VS HUMAN:

1.MORT DROPS INTO MASS HARASS WITH ANYTHING, AERIAL CONTROL FOR DROPPING
2.OLD CONTEMPT's STYLE KNIGHTS/CASTER NON STOP HARASSMENT AND CREEPING

VS UNDEAD:

1.BLOODMAGE LEVEL 3 + PITLORD/PANDA ZIGGURAT ABUSE + MORT DROPS INTO CASTERS/BREAKER

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MELTING VALLEY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VS ELF:

1.SEMI FORTRESS EXPO
2.MORT DROPS INTO MORT CASTER EXPO + INVIS MORTS OR INVISIBLE KNIGHTS
3.MORT DROPS INTO SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO INTO ABUSE

VS ORC:

1.CROWJAM'S EXPO ( TRY NOT TO LOSE MAP CONTROL TOO MUCH )

VS HUMAN:

1.MASSIVE MORT DROPS ON BOTH EXPO AND MAIN AT SAME TIME + SHREDDER DROPS
2.MASS BREAKERS BLOODMAGE+2nd HERO ABUSE + ZEPPELIN ACTION
3.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO INTO EXPO PLAY AND MASS ABUSE
4.CROWJAM'S OLD STYLE, AM/MK CREEP INTO MORT/PUSH OR KNIGHT/BREAKER HIT&RUNS

VS UNDEAD:

1.BLOODMAGE LEVEL 3 + PITLORD/PANDA ZIGGURAT ABUSE + MORT DROPS INTO CASTERS/BREAKER
2.BLOODMAGE PITLORD/PANDA MASS BREAKER ZIGGURATS HIT&RUNS
3.BLOODMAGE PALADIN LAME RIFLECASTER, KILL ACOS AND CHILL WITH RIFLES

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SECRET VALLEY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VS ELF:

1.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO
2.CROWJAM'S RIFLECASTER
3.18 TECH ALCHY NAGA/MK MASS FOOTIES RIFLES PUSH OR EXPO

VS ORC:

1.FOOTIES BLOODMAGE AGGRESSION INTO MASS RIFLES PALADIN
2.21 TECH INTO MASS RIFLES BLOODMAGE PALADIN ( GO CRITTER CREEP IN T1 )
3.CROWJAM'S EXPO
4.CROWJAM'S EXPO BUILD BUT TAKE MAP CONTROL AND MASS CREEP

VS HUMAN:

1.18 TECH AM+MK TIER 2 MASS CASTER EXPO
2.CROWJAM'S OLD STYLE MORT/CASTER PUSH OR KNIGHT/BREAKER HIT & RUNS
3.BLOODMAGE MASS BREAKERS PRESSURE NON STOP, STACK BLOODMAGE IN T1 TO DEFEAT AM

VS UNDEAD:

1.17 TECH PALADIN BLOODMAGE MASS RIFLES EXPO AFTER MAP CONTROL
2.BLOODMAGE PALADIN LAME RIFLECASTER
3.FOOTIES BLOODMAGE PRESSURE WHILE TECHING T3 INTO TRI-HERO AND KNIGHT/COPTER
4.LUMBERMILL TECH BUILD (THE ONE WITH BARACKS) AM+MK/PALA into BREAKER/RIFLE
EXPO/TECH t3 for PALADIN/GO INVIS ABUSE, MOSTLY HERO FOCUS
5.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TERENAS STAND~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VS ELF:

1.FORTRESS EXPANSION INTO SEMI-FORTRESS EXPANSION LATER + MASS ABUSE
2.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPANSION INTO PUSH OR MASS ABUSE
3.QUICK TIER 1 TOWER RUSH WITH AM FOOTIES

VS ORC:

1.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPANSION INTO TIER 3 POWER
2.CROWJAM'S EXPO
3.TECH TO CASTERS AND MASS CREEP AM/MK , BANK AND PUSH OR EXPO LATER

VS HUMAN:

1.BLOODMAGE BREAKERS AND ZEPPELINS ABUSE
2.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO AND ZEPPELIN ABUSE
3.CROWJAM'S OLD STRAT MORT/PUSH OR KNIGHT/BREAKER HIT & RUNS

VS UNDEAD:

1.BLOODMAGE LEVEL 3 + PITLORD/PANDA ZIGGURAT ABUSE + MORT DROPS INTO CASTERS/BREAKER
2.BLOODMAGE PITLORD/PANDA MASS BREAKER ZIGGURATS HIT&RUNS
3.BLOODMAGE PALADIN LAME RIFLECASTER, KILL ACOS AND CHILL WITH RIFLES
4.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO AND THEN TIER 2 POWER WHILE LAMING ACOS AND ZIGS

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TURTLE ROCK~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VS ELF:

1.FORTRESS EXPANSION ( IF CLOSE GO INTO MORT PUSH )
2.SNEAKY EXPO ( CREEP WITH TOWER OR WITH 2 HEROES GOLDMINE SOMEWHERE )

VS ORC:

1.BLOODMAGE PALADIN MASS RIFLES MASS CREEP, EXPO LATER
2.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO
3.18 TECH ARCHMAGE CASTERS

VS HUMAN: ( USE 24 FOOD TECH BUILD, CAN MILITIA CREEP ORANGE MINES EZ )

1.FORTRESS EXPANSION
2.OLD SCHOOL CONTEMPT STYLE KNIGHTS/CASTERS NON STOP PRESSURE
3.OLD SCHOOL CROWJAM STYLE MORT PUSH OR KNIGHT/BREAKERS/GRYPHS HIT&RUNS

VS UNDEAD: ( USE 24 FOOD TECH BUILD IF UD IS PASSIVE FOR MASS CREEPING )

1. IF CLOSE = MORT PUSH
2.LUMBERMILL TECH BUILD (THE ONE WITH BARACKS) AM+MK/PALA into BREAKER/RIFLE
EXPO/TECH t3 for PALADIN/GO INVIS ABUSE, MOSTLY HERO FOCUS
3.BLOODMAGE PITLORD/PANDA BREAKERS HIT & RUNS

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TWISTEAD MEADOWS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VS ELF: ( USE 24 TECH FOR SUPER NICE CREEPING IF ELF IS MASS CREEPING )

1.ISLAND EXPO INTO MORT DROPS OR MORE EXPOS
2.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO
3.SNEAKY EXPO , CREEP GOLDMINE WITH HEROES ONLY
4.MORT DROPS WITH COPTER/HAWK SUPPORT INTO ISLAND EXPOS AND MASS LAMING
5.MORT DROPS INTO CASTER/MORTS EXPO
6.MORT DROPS INTO INVIS MORTS OR INVIS KNIGHTS

VS ORC:

1.CROWJAM'S EXPO BUILD BUT TAKE MAP CONTROL
2.BLOODMAGE PALADIN MASS RIFLES MASS CREEP/PUSH/EXPO ( ISLAND INCLUDING )
3.SEMI FORTRESS EXPO AND LATER INTO TIER 3 POWER

VS HUMAN:

1.OLD SCHOOL CROWJAM'S STYLE MORT PUSH OR KNIGHT/BREAKER
2.OLD SCHOOL CONTEMPT'S STYLE KNIGHT/CASTERS NON STOP PRESSURE
3.BLOODMAGE BREAKERS NON STOP PRESSURE AND ZEPPELIN ABUSE
4.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO
5.ISLAND EXPO INTO MASS ABUSE
6.SNEAKY EXPO WITH HEROES

VS UNDEAD:

1.SEMI-FORTRESS EXPO
2.LAME RIFLECASTER BLOODMAGE PALADIN
3.ISLAND EXPO INTO BLOODMAGE PITLORD/PALADIN/PANDA MASS ABUSE + CASTER
4.BLOODMAGE PALADIN/PITLORD MASS BREAKER HIT AND RUNS AND ACO HARASSMENT

BLOODMAGE FOR BEGGINERS


Things to have: ( super important )

  • Customkeys ( make your own for maximum potential, use WARKEYS )
  • Normal PC set up, comfortable chair , normal height desk, normal mouse and keybord
  • No distractions
Minimum Requirements : Be able to defeat computer(insane) Undead without any abuse (towerrushes are abuse).
If you cant then go try again until you can, watch replay where you lose and try to think off of a strategy.Personally when I started, I mass played vs insane until I defeated all of the races. Took me 1 week after starting if I recall correctly.


Build order+Build placement: ( VIDEO )




Stage 1: ( your hero comes out )

WHAT TO DO?

Immediatly go to your enemies base for some extra scouting.

WHY YOU ASK?

Because your opponent might be going for fast tech, fast expo, he might have weak peasants or units which you can kill so try to look for ways to deal some serious damage to your opp. + Because you are teching he might go into mass siege units or just mass units really fast which must be scouted to counter properly.

WHATS NEXT?

If your opponent is playing passive ( creeping+teching ) , go do the same.Your tech is probably faster so you get advantage in creep+tech game. If your opponent is expanding ( taking another base ), try to delay him as much as you can and attack him when he engages with gold mine creeps. If your opponent is going all aggressive on you , just run home and defend or if he isnt massing or just cant penetrate your defences ( towers ) you can try going to his base and do some damage to him while he is trying ( but cant ) do damage to you!.

Stage 2: ( you reached tier2 )

If your opponent is ELF, build 2 arcane sanctums and 1 workshop. Make copter (workshop) and scout elfs base and potential expansion places, act according to situation. ( he is expanding, make big army 60food¬ and then push his expansion ,if he is teching to tier 3 for some bears, get invisibility upgrade on your sorcerress and make about 6-8mortars and harass elfs base)
*note that , if elf stays tier 2 he will probably expo, but if he doseant he cant really do much to your base nor' your army if you just mass mortars/casters , unless air , but vs air you can easily transfer to sorcerress+copter or tanks with barrage!



If your opponent is HUMAN, build 2 arcane sanctums, 1 barack and tech to tier3.Get mass spellbreakers+knights and do hit and runs on your opponents base.If he is trying to expand, get a big army ( 60+food ) and attack his expansion or main (smart would be to attack place with less towers). Note that Bloodmage+Panda absolutely rapes all human ground army. ( excluding
breakers ).



If your opponent is ORC, build 3 arcane sanctums and go to tier3 , mass some damn sorcs and priests + get a second hero for yourself, someone with a pretty good AoE would be good ( Pitlord, Archmage, Panda , Mountainking with clap ) Then just seriously mass casters , get upgrades for them ( very important , upgrades for caster give more mana and health for them ).And go for invisible harassment with your heroes and maybe take invisible sorcs with you too , they focus burrows real good. If ORC went for mass wind riders or so , or an expansion , its pretty much easy victory for you unless he is grubby.Just do non stop invisible harassment on his bases and try not to lose your units and heroes , just make some extra towers at homebase and go for mass copters with flak cannons , then just inner fire them and find orcs air army and kill them all in like 3seconds.
*Note that if he is making bats , its really a myth that bats>copter, just split your copters which is pretty easy or go all in force attack on him and polymorph ( sorcs spell ) all his bats before engaging with copter. Really super easy bro.If no air units from orc and just standart stuff , just do invis harass regulary and creep up. Once you have a nice army and feel like you can expand , do so and tower it up pretty good ( like 5 tower ) or go for a tower rush.After expo vs ORC get Knights and gryphons to addition of your casters and maybe some mortarts too.


If your opponent is UNDEAD, If you have level 3 on your bloodmage once tier 2 starts, get pitlord or panda and run into undeads base and flamestrike+Fire his ziggurats or buildings in general. Ziggurats drop SUPER FAST and if you get like 3 zigs you will pretty much win the game. Otherwise, get level 3 on your bloodmage with casters. Build 2 arcane sanctums and 1 work-
shop and tech tier 3. Use copter from workshop to scout what undead is doing and leave one copter on your army too in case of a shade.Just try to level up as quick as possible while scouting undead, if he expanded in tier 1 , expand with like 6 sorcs and 2 priests yourself and take 2nd hero panda or pitlord. Theres nothing undead will be able to do to you for a while so just mass level and go invisible harassment or just harassment with aoe regulary.Undeads weakness is Acolites and ziggurats so abuse it , because everybody do this, elfs abuse ancient of war creeping , their imba heroes and stuff like that. Your dream army should consist of mostly breaker and some caster and if air from UD , copters and/or tanks with barrage.




Thats pretty much it, very basic tactics for newbies with Bloodmage. Should start of from these + note that I didnt include SUPER DETAILS, just when you are playing you will hopefully understand them yourself. These CAN make you ultimate progamer, but its not very likely.

( SORRY FOR REALLY SHITTY PICS LOL )

MAP IDEAS REPLAYS

Not all reps got autosaved , but still some kewl ideas in this here. I didnt plan doing this
thats why there is no me explaining what I have in mind , but you can just fast forward thru
reps and see some neat shit.

REPLAYS: http://www.mediafire.com/?pr4vvkni2q57o55

MAPS: http://www.mediafire.com/?k3aozpj7f5z35d7

VS HUNTS A TRICK


LATER IN THIS GAME HAD like 4 PEASANTS REPAIRING AND NON TAKEN DAMAGE, PRETTY USEFUL!

Monday, October 17, 2011

MESSAGE TO LOYAL READERS

TOMMOROW I HAVE INTERNET RESET SO I HAVE LIKE 3 VIDEOS , SOME REPLAYS AND A COUPLE OF GUIDES READY TO UPLOAD , SEE YOU TOMMOROW HOPEFULLY!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

IN THE SHADOWSSSSS

My last post was pretty much rage post, never mind that , I HAVE NEW DAMN IDEAS

Been watching my old reps and stuff like that , analising how I thought and why, really got alot of new shit which I forgot about. Now i have some intenret problems , so then thats gone imma post super guide of new shit

Sunday, October 2, 2011

New crow's order

Its impossible to create something ASTONISHING just like that out from nowhere, even in the end when it seems that you made a flawless strategy , flaws are found , there is no special shit, thats why gotta use no special thinking in game, think simple and scout super often, be like water really.

Bloodmage first vs all. Harassing in tier 1 is pretty much pointless, go critter creep + militia creep a bit. Skill flamestrike drain banish or flamestrike drain drain or similar.

VS HUMAN mass breakers vs Anything, best unit , best mobility , best scouting ,best harassing unit.

VS ORC mass rifles vs Anything, best unit for instant map control and expo or swift push.

VS UNDEAD mass rifles vs Anything, good for creeping and expanding really fast.

VS ELF fortress expo or copter island expo ALL THE TIME, just take MORE EXPOS than elf does!

Ussualy play BLM Paladin. Most solid choice.

And note that, after expoing tower your expo up and scout for opponents moves to try to take his expo , if he does go full aggro on him, otherwise abuse and take more expos.

Gotta make your move really fast otherwise you risk being cheesed

Some more STRATEGY thoughts

Been laddering quite a bit past few days, tried playing Bloodmage first strats all the time instead of those archmage first strats which seemed quite effective too. In the end i can say:

VS ORC on EI if orc is going for normal orc build order + shop and you went 21 tech and 2 rax and rifles after tech, you can expand once your paladin is out in tier 2 with no tower ( if orc pressures you call some militia from main base and just mine wood later on at your expo ) + instead of this you can just abuse your militia power cuz of late tech , like have 2 groups of militia of 5 and just take 5 to creep something while those going back call another group and creep safely like this, but remember to buy dust and banish blademaster before killing big creeps.

on SV gotta go fuken 18tech , because orcs dont go normal shop tech on it ussualy, thus giving them a bit faster hero and a bit more units and weakening your tier 2 control in the middle of a map ( good pro orcs creep big camps lightning fast , even going 19 tech may bring you lose )

on TM play 21 tech to rifles, but i am not sure about this, should probably try critter creeping with bloodmage while tech and bit militia creep so you would get lvl3 bloodmage ( but you will have flamestrike like this not banish, but could skill like banish flame drain or so ) in any case i once said myself , try playing bloodmage paladin rifles vs orc on ALL MAPS VS EVERYTHING , but later after creeping and taking map control abit just adapt to orc ( take expo , tech , add in gryphons? or anything really, could maybe like make rifle upgrades on armor and later just transfer to gryphons after exe , should be able to hold exe with banish heal until tower go up fairly easily, only problem is siege units , but because you skill flamestrike banish drain or could leave 1 skill point free at level 3 and adapt from there, actually this is genius idea , writing blog is super useful lol )

Actually forget what I wrote about SV ( it was from my experience vs xelsing, his tech was faster a bit , i forgot a farm my paladin was later , so he managed to take a bit more map control ). If you go rifles and 21 tech , you can critter creep and miltiia creep to about 2,5LVL BLM VERY EASY and in tier 2 get paladin and go creep your expo spot ( yes dont take map control like super hero in middle , playing by orc rules is cool , but not as effective i can say ) , could when creep fountain or just defend expo , or if you have flamestrike skilled you can flamestrike trees to shop creeps and creep them or buy items and stuff or like creepjack lol! , biggest challange will be creeping after you expo, but banish counters ensnare so its alot safier to creep arround, should probably creep red real fast , because orc wont expect that or be expoing himself at that moment or creeping red camp. ( this is really how pro gamers always think, they see something then they do the most favourable thing, like oh he expoed , ill go fucking creep whatever i want and expo ( ussualy camps arround your expo ), oh i am losing , i go creep biggest camp or somewhere where i can get exp tome ir nice item or whatever to help me win! )

on TR 21 tech i think is always the best choice , alot more flexibile , allows you to critter creep and ofc more wood, this allowing you to tower up all middle in tier 2 with your rifle power and take any expos you want lol! And then ofc go into late game! Late game is amazing for bloodmage.

VS ELF on EI just do fortress expo style of thing too, make a tower line to your expo spot or something like this and later proceed into mass abuse units and abuse the elf, but dont break 50 or anything , cuz on EI its gonna be a long game. Note that Darkranger is really good in this type of play because of the CHARM abuse he can do after shes 6, so beware young bloodmage )

on zeppelin maps Drops of course , on TR still fortress expo, BY THE WAY, when fortress expoing I think its better with 2 arcane sanctums only and more tower, add mortars only when expo is safe and clear or maybe even 2 expos or whatever. Really need that solid force of spellbreakers and upgraded mass casters to set it up smoothly + its not like they are going to go to waste later on , theres always need for casters with any kind of army set up. And look , only counter to casters is dryads or any similar units in tier 2, towers counter that , any other shit is coutnered by breakers and slow in tier 2!.

on SV vs elf hmmmmmmm.......... well its always possible doing cheesy expo by planting towers behind the expo with flamestrike or whatever. Should be able to take tier 2 expo with MASS militia and rifles or footman if you made like 4-5 of footies or like 2-3 rifles before going to expo. Banish could probably be handy. OH WAIT , you can critter creep both natural expo spots! I mean ofc you will probably get jacked or whatever , but this will make elf creep it for you then rofl , and you can plant towers then there with ease. Btw just had this idea, for extra backup for your expo could flamestrike or just chop the trees near green gnolls near your base, could plant some towers there too to back you up later on. After expo is set up I think the best would be to like mass an army INSTANTLY and attack elfs expo while towering red camp or whatever , so you could secure one more expo and then start abusing or so. Tho' its not really easy abusing on SV. Could like attack elf with alot of shit and take healscrolls or anything and while doing this tower all middle near tavern ( like this you secure both shops for healscrolls too ) and then just heal up your shit and TP once your towers half upped or so. Could give huge advantage towards elf + even if elf knows you might do this, you might not and go all in push in first time, in situation like this elf just gambles , very stressful!

VS HUMAN Well mostly humans tryed attacking me in early and canceling towers, but I just skilled banish and banished water elementals , easy defence and later on just knights breakers non stop aggression , counter expo , drops and just drain mana from MK and shit. Banish is very useful actually , can banish+abolish magic ( from troll priest ) kill water elemental from 1 abolish if water elemental is hit 1 time by bloodmage before that. Can banish early gripphons , mortars with shards, water elementals , banish+pheonix focus heroes and shit, really good!

Btw when fortress expoing vs Humans , get alot of priests with dispel first if its vs AM, really human cant put any pressure on you without water ellies and go dual arcane sanctums firstly too!. BTW when facing gryphons + knights and shit like that, i tried making 3 rax and rifles knights priests breaker and it worked really good. BTW ironicaly when you are playing Bloodmage first you cant really rush in like mad all the time and slay everything ( BURNING TO AVENGE ) , if theres an option always chose to chill and expo one more time and bank.

VS UNDEAD on EI , I am not sure about this yet, you kinda need expo , but can live without it too. It seems that going rifles after tech is really good cuz you can just creep up and if theres surprise gargs or some shit you defend it easy or if theres expo attempt from UD you can coutner expo or push and win real fast. OH WAIT, look if you just get rifles after tech ALWAYS VS UD , but like from 1 rax lets say ( something undeads do too lol ) , you can just get lvl 3 bloodmage real fast , if UD is taking expo you can mess him up , if he tries to mass creep you can do the same and once you have lvl 3 BLM you just go flamestrike harass while your other hero power levels. Well actually NO, I think just go 2 rax after tech rifles and power level like mad and take expo in tier 2, and just secure it and chill , maybe even tower it up and get your 2nd hero ( PALADIN PREFERABLY ) lvl 3 real fast and then just non stop abuse with those 2 heroes while banking and shit.

on SV, should go mass rifles too, just clear those fountains, but I think go 18 tech AND SCOUT and bloodmage first paladin 2nd or so, Undeads play alot of random shit on SV like dual crypt pandas and stuff to counter MK expos! , sure its possible to defend with 17tech or so , but its not good anyway, cuz if he is not retarded he will take expo after all inning into your worker. So yea just get those levels , do some harassment and take expo while keeping the control, shouldnt be that hard with paladin healing shit, could probably get expo with towers and proceed into mass abuse with heroes really. ( its always on small maps like this )

Other maps, can try mass rifles stuff , but lets say its TM , can easily go mass copter island expo + mort drops and stuff like that , this is really good shit. Same goes for TS and other labaratory maps, drops are universal!.

on TR, well this is tricky, if its close spawn could try mort push with towers and stuff , ye that should work really good , VS any race really, except mb orc( HERO FOCUS TT ). Other than that if you give up map control Undead is going to creep red camps = you are fucked. And cant really mirror undead , because undeads base is better and undeads army is faster and undead can heal better + better army synergy in general. WWELL always can play that old strategy of mine where you go non stop harass on DK with BLM later MK PALADIN and knights copter. OH WAIT I just remembered that you can build towers at the bottom of land near red camp at the right side and i think on the left you can too but not sure, can just build tower out there while non stop pressure on undead with 21 tech or so and then just expand once breakers or rifles out. Or even better could do non stop pressure while building towers in the middle of a map a bit hidden maybe , or like flamestrike some trees while going to undead to harass and place towers there , hidden to help you expo in tier 2. Or its probably possible to just go mass rifles with 21 tech and in tier 2 take expo and tower it up and tower your main up while creeping arround fairly safe, and once 3 3 heroes or so just go abuse non stop and mb take more expos and just standart expo play vs UD in which you have some advantage.

BTW if map is MV its pretty much the same situation other then the fact that if you go archmage first you can creep orange camps with 1 troll priest healing you WITH ONE ARCHMAGE AND BLIZZARD very easily, vs ud is pretty much like playing vs Human, gotta abuse really otherwise its very difficult and you are just too easy to defeat. Oh wait i remembered that MV has zeppelin , so just do drops lol. May expo while dropping too. And just general air units play.

Note that should scout undeads quite a bit in tier1 tier 1,5 , cuz if its gargs masse dont go drops and start massing damn rifles yo. And just creep up as fast as you can, gargs creep not as fast as fiends. Note that undead after seeing rifles masse will probably go tier 3 and get some aboms or just frenzy ghouls so could try going gryphons! Rifle gryphon vs garg ghoul or abom , this will be like undead mirror , but you have staff and mana drain and holylight which allows you to abuse his gold line real good and just play arround with his heroes real good before fighting lol.

In any case dont take my words as its 100% certain shit for UNDEAD MATCHUP , i feel not very confident about it , havent played vs any normal undeads in LONG LONG TIME