Hi there, my biggest paranoia is the slann miscasting and taking down half of the TG unit with it, so I am looking at alternatives to stop that from happening. The book gives two options: soul of stone and ethereal solo slann. I tried both of them several times but I haven't really been fully satisfied with any of them. Soul of stone is a nice addition but it is nowhere close to solving the problem. The only acceptable miscast is magical feedback all the rest is a catastrophe. Soul of stone increase the odds to get magical feedback from 18% to 36%, fine, but by no means solution of the problem. I stopped toying around Ethereal solo slann when I figured out how much it hindered the rest of my army. Sometimes it survived the entire game but it often crippled my movement phase because I had to make sure that it was protected at all times and was not dying because of the unstable rule. Let alone the price tag of a survivable ethereal slann. So I settled on TG bunkered slann with soul of stone and looked for magic lores that were "miscast friendly". For a long time I thought that the 2 best alternatives were the 8 signatures for the cheap casting cost which decreased the miscast chances and lore of life for the awsome throne of vines. However, the biggest problem with WD is that sometimes you need some extra punch and you need to cast the boosted version which in turn causes you to throw several dice at one spell along with the chances of miscasting. Lore of life is amazing, but you are not guaranteed to roll throne of vines and lore of life without throne of vines is mediocre. One thing I hadn't thought of is using SMOKE and MIRRORS for miscast protection. Does it work? the idea is keeping a skink priest within 18". When the time comes that you miscast, you first resolve the spell, then smoke and mirrors triggers so that you swap the slann with the priest and then the miscast triggers when your slann is out of the TG block and possibly out of combat. Anybody takes lore of shadow for this added benefit?