Talk:Flashing

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Is there a source for it being a matter of attention rather than illusion? Wanda says the enemy can see nothing else, not that they're distracted, and when they enter the hex, the actual art depicts units that are only half visible, with the invisible half being the half still in the flashed hex.--ManaCaster (talk) 17:48, 23 December 2016 (EST)

There was some other use of it later in the comic where other units didn't become invisible in any way, I think. I'll try to find what I am thinking about some time later --DukeBG (talk) 03:45, 28 December 2016 (EST)
Have you found the source yet, or should I just use Wanda's exact words?--ManaCaster (talk) 18:56, 14 January 2017 (EST)

Is it Shockamancy?

Repeating what I wrote on the Shockamancy page;

What evidence supports that Flash mobs are Shockamancy?

I can see arguments for Signamancy, Foolamancy and Shockamancy.

  • Signamancy only considered a possibility from information provided in Hvs.tCF 221. Seems unlikely unless non-magical units can create Flash Mobs, as Signamancy is not a known Archon special
  • Foolamancy seems likely as the intended purpose is hiding actions, possible counter to this is it's used to cover Jack's casting, but this could be an intentional misdirection (The fact that Jack suggests this tactic weakly supports this)
  • Shockamancy is supported by the actions of Rusty Trombone, but not his combat casting. Scroll used by Sizemore in TBFGK 139 suggests thematic link but we currently have no clear use of Shockamancy in a non-offensive capacity.

If we consider shockamancy for thematic reasons then we have to consider Rhyme-o-mancy too since a flash mob, the term specifically used by Wanda, is dance related. Knavigator (talk) 17:13, 16 January 2017 (EST)

Archons haven't been mentioned to have Signamancy. I don't think Foolamancy's been ruled out. I presume the original author stated Shockmancy because it involved something lewd.--ManaCaster (talk) 19:08, 16 January 2017 (EST)
Someone pointed out to me that Jacks explaination specifically says shock Knavigator (talk) 03:32, 19 January 2017 (EST)

area of effect

Wiki says whole hex but jacks explanation says 'target stack'. It wasn't Jetstones turn so leadership wasn't an isolated stack. If we take Jacks word as one flash per stack, it could be that each archon targeted a different stack that had leadership and let the unleds see them cast. Would make sense if unled need to autoengage veils and have near zero chances of blowing them. Knavigator (talk) 03:53, 19 January 2017 (EST)