@Chillblaze i am dwarf 50% of the time, i think noone spends more honor to racechange :-/
You are right at the point with accolytes, in this case they do a great job, so they arnt that useless with my ~130 research. But if i dont would have lvl 15 Mages i would use Mummies to counter virions rezz a bit.
But that i dont siege as lich is a false guess. I siege nearly every day, and in the case you plunder less then other races - Spiders are very cost intense and have an buildtime of 20+ hours - it hurts more then when i loose randomly a squad rockets (20% of them...) or an catapult.
I would love to raid with accolytes, but if there are saints on the wall your accolytes get intant killed.