ottoatm wrote:I haven't checked the sets so I'm not sure, but does Majisto control more dragons than the Necromancer's huge two dragons? Not sure if that would make a difference or not...
There are two large dragons in the current Castle line. And there are three smaller green dragons in the former Dragon Masters line.
Majisto didn’t controll an army of undead, but he had an army of living men. Personally I never encountered any undead but I’m pretty sure they have their own weak spot, too. Maybe sunlight, maybe water, maybe fire. There must be something to stop them. At least undead don’t have any will nor intelligence, they only react to their masters will. That’s the huge advantage of human beings (alive): They are able to think and make decisions. So Majisto, if he is the chief of the dragon masters, can rely upon the intelligence of his soldiers, while the Necromancer has to controll and plan everything himself. If he makes a mistake (and since he IS human he likely makes mistakes) there’s nobody to make up for it.
Controlling dragons isn’t that easy, either. They in fact have their own freewill, and they don’t care much for the will of their masters but rather care for treasures. So even if Majisto and the Necromancer put spells upon them to controll them they are not entirely loyal to their masters. Thus controlling dragons is a risk.
In summa I’d say: The Necromancer appears to be more powerfull, having an army of undead and two scary dragons, but he doesn’t have that much wisdom. Majisto, not necessarily a villain, does not try to controll unnatural power like undead. For me that seems to be wiser, and I hold wisdom over sheer power.