Агнес Бейкер
Офіціантка

Містик
Дослідник

Чаклунка.

Willpower: 5. Intellect: 2. Combat: 2. Agility: 3.
Health: 6. Sanity: 8.

Після того, як на карту Агнес Бейкер поклали хоча б 1 жах: Нанесіть 1 рану ворогу у вашій локації. (Ліміт: 1 раз за фазу.)

ефект: +1 за кожен жах на карті Агнес Бейкер.

"Я пам'ятаю інше життя, повне чаклунства і звершень."
Magali Villeneuve
Базовий набір #4.
Агнес Бейкер

Агнес Бейкер - Back

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Розмір колоди: 30.

Можливі карти: карти Містика () 0-5 рівня, карти Вцілілої () 0-2 рівня, Нейтральні карти 0-5 рівня.

Обов'язкові карти (не враховуються при обчисленні розміру колоди): "Гіперборейська Реліквія", "Темні Спогади", 1 випадкова базова слабкість.

Нехай зараз Агнес Бейкер всього лише звичайна офіціантка, але в минулому житті, у ті далекі часи, про існування яких в сучасному світі не лишилось і згадки, вона була могутньою відьмою. Все почалося тоді, коли на горищі, серед вкритої пилом колекції родинних реліквій, вона знайшла дивний артефакт - своєрідний ключ. Коли Агнес торкнулась його, на неї нахлинули спогади і прозвучало слово "Гіперборея". Що глибше вона поринала у видіння і спогади з минулого життя, то сильнішою ставала її могутність... а разом з нею зростав її страх.
Агнес Бейкер
FAQs (taken from the official FAQ or FFG's responses to the official rules question form)
  • You cannot use Agnes' ability if you assign horror to an asset.
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Can I play with Agnes?

Give me the sense to wonder

To wonder if she’s free

Give me a sense of wonder

If they’ve picked her before me

Give me the strength to hold my hand out

And pick that youthful face

Don't need xp to unlock this deck

Gonna play through it all

Break me into that bad place

[Chorus]

Can I play with Agnes?

She’d look so cool with a crystal ball

Can I play with Agnes?

Her evasion’s rather small

Can I play with Agnes?

The players looked at me and laughed at me (ha ha) they said:

Can I play with Agnes?

Use blinding light, its fine, you`ll seeee

Woah, they said use blinding light you`ll see

I stared hard at the encounters

I said I'll Scry, I'll see whats below

We can prepare for this mischief

For two cards and the next

Oh then I fixed them with a freezing glance

You could see the fear in their eyes

I said you wanna know the truth son?

Well I’ll show you the truth

Its an agility test needing five or higher

[Chorus]

Listen to me, said the players

[Chorus]

Can I play with Agnes?

StartWithTheName · 29880
Jesus, that is beautiful! — lukas · 14
Can I hit the like button multiple times please? — m3Ss1 · 1
Awesome Iron Maiden reference! — Felagund · 441
Great. Now I gotta record a cover song and blast it everytime somebody pulls out an Agnes deck. — H0tl1ne · 64
Thank you so much for this work of art! Up the Irons. — humbas · 13

Agnes Baker is one of the most powerful investigators out there and here's why:

  • First of all, with her 5 , she can withstand most of the treacheries requiring skill tests the encounter deck throws at her.
  • Her other stats are quite low, but the class has so many ways to hande that, that it is not really relevant in the end.

With the solved, she just needs way to mitigate her 3 other low stats. And ways there are in the class card pool, most of them Spells that can be triggered using her strongest stat .

  • Her 3 is already quite acceptable, considering you won't be using it much, except to sometimes, in an emergency, evade an enemy if you can't currently kill it or blind it.
  • Her 2 may be the most difficult stat to balance, if you're playing solo. If you're playing multiplayer, you probably want to focus Agnes on killing the damn enemies. Back to solo then. Again, cards have so many ways to mitigate that: Drawn to the Flame, Rite of Seeking, maybe use that "Look what I found!", and the neutral cards Flashlight and Perception.
  • Her 2 may be the easiest stat to balance, right off the bat with Shrivelling and later on with Shrivelling (3), Shrivelling (5) and Song of the Dead (2). What's more, all those Spells have a strong synergy with Agnes' ability, dealing even more damage to the enemies you're attacking.

Finally:

  • The ability of Agnes is very reliable, as lot of things can deal damage to Agnes: treacheries, enemy attacks, even her own Spells. She also has access to ways of mitigating the sanity hits: Fearless and Peter Sylvestre.
  • Her modifier is quite good too, for the same exact reason.

With the mulligan rule in this game, grabbing a Spell in your starting hand is not that difficult, and you still have the Arcane Initiate to help you out.

Here is a (solo) sample deck: arkhamdb.com

banania · 172
You mention Peter Sylvestre, but if you're assigning horror to him then you can't use Agnes's reaction. Am I missing something? — micahwedemeyer · 41
I imagine banania means if the Sanity hits start to get out of control. A couple is great, too many will take her out just like any other investigator. — whisp · 1
Yep, exactly — banania · 172
Also, there's no benefit to more than one horror taken per phase, so Peter can take the extra. — Time4Tiddy · 89

Since the reviews of this character were close to the game's release, they don’t mention the absolute perfect partner for Agnes: Carolyn Fern. In a duo that’s closer to a psych study than an adventuring party, the waitress can take horror four times a turn and the therapist can keep up and grow rich. (Every phase? Yes, because of the quick trigger of forbidden knowledge, and the fact you can have two. As well as pain pills. Of course, you won’t have to do this every turn unless you have a truly wretched encounter deck, bonded enemies, and weaknesses that spawn foes.)

If you’re going this route, ancient stones and solemn vows, as well as the big man on campus, allow a tremendous amount of healing. The new book of psalms means you can even fill the bag with beneficial tokens while getting paid.

It’s a breath of fresh air if you’ve ever played Agnes before, being torn between the horror you get from the encounter deck, shriveling, and enemies, and your natural urge to use your power. Send your foes packing as you spin into your delusions of being an ancient witch from an era undreamed of.

(For a really nifty combo, you can use dark horse and the resources Carolyn gives you to play costly cards on your turn, and get plus one versus anything in the encounter deck. It also gives you an outside chance of passing agility checks, which most campaigns have a few of.)

The duo can easily become a trio or quartet, but fill your ranks with saner investigators. You’re going to need a lot of personalized attention, and remember a therapist’s hour only lasts 50 minutes.

MrGoldbee · 255
I'm running these two right now! My Carolyn deck took a couple scenarios to really get going but has ramped up significantly after stick to the plan and some xp healing items like Ancient Stone. — iguanaDitty · 2
Dont forget you can get two Ancient Stones for the price of 1 on Carolyn with Shrewd Analysis, since she only has one legal upgrade target! — Death by Chocolate · 509