@Killersquid: What spells and artefacts of Shyish do you think worth taking? I like the Banshee Blade and the Blade of Endings, and somewhat the Ragged Cloak or the Ethereal Amulet. For spells I'm liking Soul Flay and Unnatural Darkness. Just curious if I'm missing the usefulness of some of the other relics and spells.
I've not spent a lot of time looking at spells, as you only get spells if you're fighting in a certain realm, and that can be decided by a dice roll before the game.. Artifacts though, you can decide durring army construction, so I've taken a closer look at those.
A lot of the artifacts are very situational based on the hero (and buffs they can get).
Your picks, are the ones I've leaned towards as well, with the Etherial Amulet being the best of the two tables.
I think the Realm which has the 'best' Weapons is Shadow. I think all of the 6 are pretty good, and the Dimensonal Blade, and Sword of Judgement are just crazy.
For Defensive artifacts, the Lens of Refraction, from the realm of light is increadible. Ignoring D3 mortal wounds on all nearby units is increadible. You can compleatly nullify a lot of magic-heavy armies spells with those, and can happily ignore most of the predatory endless spells.
I'm still deciding on a realm for my flesh eaters, mostly based on how I based them. They have arid cracked earth with shrubbery bases, so I'm thinking either Beasts, Death, or Shadow. I don't want to do death, as I figure my Court will have set up shop somewhere they can find fresh food.