He also allows better economy, you pay for him 3, the same as for dwarfen tactic. Also Conteste Village could replace Forges.
Forges add loyalty early and I will often use the draw card ability in the quest. I agree Rodrik is great, but not for fast economy. Demolition is there by necessity, every deck needs at least one way to deal with supports, but the goal of this deck is to kill as fast as possible and when it comes to empire fast economy cards forges are where it's at.
Edited by Kaine82, 28 August 2013 - 11:14 AM.