Necromantic Ghouls Overview:
Ghouls on a Necromantic team are identical players of their counterparts on the Undead team. The main difference between the two teams where they are concerned though is that Necromantic teams can only take half as many, being limited to only two Ghouls. With only two rather than four on a team their use will be less varied. They are still the same players with decent speed along with average strength and agility and low armour. They are still the only players without Regeneration and as such are still fairly big targets.
With this in mind I feel they are mostly suited as being the team’s main ball carriers. They start with Dodge so are fairly mobile and can get agility skills which will make them harder to pin down. As you want to try and protect them from getting hit anyway, the same applies to the player holding the ball. With that going hand in hand I would develop with that in mind and taking protection skills as part of that still keeps them useful on defence.
Necromantic Ghoul Flexible Ball Carrier:
- Normal: Block / Sure Hands, Side Step, Tackle, Diving Tackle, Sure Feet / Jump Up
- Doubles: Guard
- Stat Increase: +ST +AG +MV
To start with either Block for protection and hitting ability, or Sure Hands if you find yourself short on rerolls a lot and like to use them for picking up. If you get one with Sure Hands first then I would take Block first on the other one and perhaps the same the other way around. After that Side Step lets you use them to mark players and also helps keep them from getting closed in by the opposing team. There aren’t many more skills to take for a ball carrier really so some defensive skills will come in helpful. If they are scoring for you a lot as well then the team as a whole may be lacking these. So Tackle will help against Dodge players and you will probably need some more on your team. Diving Tackle makes them great at marking and creating turnovers. Sure Feet can give them some extra range, helpful for both defence and offence. Jump Up also can offer some practical use on a developed player, especially if you go prone from Diving Tackle.
Doubles I would probably take Guard though there aren’t a lot of great choices. Having Guard doesn’t mean you should actively seek to be in tackle zones all the time. It helps your team mates blitz off players who are marking you as you can assist still even if there are two opponents there. Strength increase is fantastic and makes them harder to hit and also easier to blitz yourself free. Agility makes handling the ball and dodging away easier and extra movement can be very useful, though I would perhaps take a skill instead if it is the first couple of increases.
Necromantic Ghoul Summary:
With the team mates of a Necromantic Ghoul often built to do the blitzing, especially Werewolves. Being the ball carrier suits the Ghouls fairly well and lets them sit protected behind their team mates. Some other options you may consider are perhaps giving one Wrestle. Wights start with Block so you may not want to give it to them. Werewolves on the whole tend to get Block as well and are built to Blitz a lot. You might also perhaps consider taking Catch, though if they are picking the ball up it isn’t often you would be looking at them to catch a pass or hand off. Having the option could come in useful, but you may be more often handing it off to one of your other player types to try and get them more SPP instead.
Your Ghouls can develop fairly quickly and end up hogging a lot of your SPP. Be careful with this though as without Regeneration and not having an Apothecary it may not be long before you end up having to bury them.