Maximum Carnage

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Maximum Carnage

Once per game, after Max performs a Chainsaw Attack Special action he may immediately perform another Chainsaw Attack Special action that targets a different player.

Like all the other Chainsaw players, Max is at risk of getting injured before he gets to use his special rule. Due to this I would look to probably try and use it early on in the drive. Most opponents aren’t likely to leave two players next to Max to let you hit them with the Chainsaw. The most likely time that would happen is when they have to put three players on the line of scrimmage at the start of a drive. Those players will likely be linemen which your team mates can just block.

So I think Maximum Carnage is best utilised with your Blitz action. If the opponent leaves two juicy targets next to each other and you’ve got the option to run in and hit them both then I think that’s going to be the best use case. Be mindful of leaving the other team an easy blitz against Max in order to use the chainsaw against himself. As you can’t move after using the chainsaw a couple of players either side should help protect him, especially if they have Guard. It might be prudent to just use it on a good player and a less good player but somewhere you can be safe. Injuring less valuable players will also mean the opposing coach probably won’t use the Apothecary to save them giving you a slight numbers advantage.

Another option to consider would be if you can use your blocks to push opponents next to Max. Look out for such opportunities, especially less obvious chain pushes or if you have a player with Frenzy, something not hard to find on a Khorne team for example!

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