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[CAMS20] ROUND7 Frozenstorm [Necromancy]/Blood/Fire vs charnel_mouse [Necromancy]/Anarchy/Blood

@charnel_mouse gl hf! Zane is still scary here :frowning:

CAMS20 Round 7 Player 1, Turn 1

P1 Cremation vs P2 Necro/Anarchy/Blood

Starting Hand

Pestering Haunt
Skeletal Archery
Poisonblade Rogue
Deteriorate
Thieving Imp

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (4)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Main:

  • Garth (2)
  • Make a Skeleton (1)
  • Pestering Haunt
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Poisonblade Rogue

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3 Draw 5
  • Tech 2 cards before my next turn

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Garth (1/3+1armor lvl 1)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Pestering Haunt (1/1)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5

End of Turn Hand

Sacrifice the Weak
Skeleton Javelineer
Jandra, the Negator
Summon Skeletons
Graveyard

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Not sure I like going first against Zane here, but hey all I can do is my best… Next turn probs skele + jav, maybe BC Lobber first tech? Idk, wish I was drawing into Det next turn


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Fine by me :smiley: GLHF!

P2T1

Starting hand: 5

Skeleton Javelineer
Poisonblade Rogue
Thieving Imp
Skeletal Archery
Deteriorate

Thoughts

Right, attempt number two. Going for a Lich’s Bargain early will help, but I’m also worried about what I do if FrozenStorm gets his Skeletons going first again. Crashbarrows aren’t so scary against a wall of Skeletons. Bugblatters are, but I’d still need a Crashbarrow or an Ogre for offensive threat.

Not entirely sure this is the best placing for my Skeletons, but choosing between paying a gold and giving me a card should make Deteriorate a non-trivial decision for FrozenStorm.


Get paid - (5)
Worker - (4)
Garth Torken - (2)
Garth summons a Skeleton - (1)
Skeleton Javelineer - (0)
Deteriorate, Pestering Haunt dies
Discard 2, draw 4


:psblueshield: Garth L1 1/3+1A
:exhaust: Skeleton 1/1
:target: Skeleton Javelineer 1/1 (resist 0+1, javelin, lose javelin: gain long range that turn)

:heart: Base HP: 20


Hand: 4

Sacrifice the Weak
Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt
Graveyard

Deck: 1

Jandra, the Negator

Discard: 3

Deteriorate
Thieving Imp
Skeletal Archery

Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10
1 on board
4 in hand
1 in deck
3 in discard
1 in workers
Total: 10


Gold: 0
Workers: 6

5 x start
T1: Poisonblade Rogue

CAMS20 Round 7 Player 1, Turn 2

P1 Cremation vs P2 Necro/Anarchy/Blood

Starting Hand

Sacrifice the Weak
Skeleton Javelineer
Jandra, the Negator
Summon Skeletons
Graveyard

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (5)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Lobber, Lich’s Bargain


Main:

  • Worker (4)
  • Tech1 (2)
  • Make a Skeleton (1)
  • Skeleton Javelineer (0)
Workers

Jandra, The Negator, Poisonblade Rogue

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3 rs Draw 5
  • Tech 2 cards before my next turn

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Skeleton (1/1+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Skeleton Javelineer (1/1)
  • Garth (1/3 lvl 1)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6

End of Turn Hand

Thieving Imp
Lobber
Graveyard
Skeletal Archery
Deteriorate

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Okay, probably worth the card and Garth out for that trade, keep making skeletons, tech up. I’m going to go Lobber in the hopes that maybe I hit Garth off an LB, we’ll see though!


friendly :point_right: @charnel_mouse , we’re the only tourney game RN so next round just waitin’ on us :slight_smile: nbd if you’re busy though, no worries

Sorry, had my hands full the last few days.

P2T2

Starting hand: 4

Sacrifice the Weak
Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt
Graveyard

Thoughts

The threat of Lobber makes attacking with Garth here risky. Lobber + Deteriorate, in particular, gets a kill on Garth if I only summon a Skeleton here. Instead of Skeleton + Graveyard, I’m therefore considering Summon Skeletons, which I wouldn’t normally do. Even then, Deteriorate would allow a kill with a single Lobber, if FrozenStorm is willing to trade his Skeletons away. Since the outcome’s the same, I think I go ahead with building the Graveyard.

I’m wondering whether to just go with double Bargain: if Garth does die, I’d have a higher chance of having one in hand when Garth can come back in. It slows me down for Tech II, but maybe I’m better off picking up Bloodlust + Crash Bomber first anyway.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Lich’s Bargain


Get paid - (6)
Worker - (5)
Tech I - (3)
Garth raises Skeleton #2 - (2)
Graveyard - (0)
Discard 2, draw 1, reshuffle, draw 3


:psblueshield: Skeleton #1 1/1+1A
:ps_: Skeleton #2 1/1
:exhaust: Skeleton Javelineer 1/1 (javelin, lose javelin: gain long range that turn)

Garth L1 1/3

:heart: Graveyard HP: 3

:heart: Base HP: 20
:heart: Tech I HP: 5


Hand: 4

Deteriorate
Skeletal Archery
Jandra, the Negator
Summon Skeletons

Deck: 4

Thieving Imp
Lich’s Bargain
Lich’s Bargain
Sacrifice the Weak

Discard: 0
Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 2 teched = 12
2 on board
4 in hand
4 in deck
0 in discard
2 in workers
Total: 12


Gold: 0
Workers: 7

5 x start
T1: Poisonblade Rogue
T2: Pestering Haunt

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No problemo! I know how it goes

CAMS20 Round 7 Player 1, Turn 3

P1 Cremation vs P2 Necro/Anarchy/Blood

Starting Hand

Thieving Imp
Lobber
Graveyard
Skeletal Archery
Deteriorate

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (6)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Bloodlust, Bone Collector
Lobber, Lich’s Bargain


Main:

  • Skeletal Archery (4)
  • Deteriorate SQL
  • Skeleton snipes Scav, you get 1g
  • Jav snipes techn, you draw 1
  • Lobber, it and Garth kill your Garth, mine to level 3 (3)
  • Mid Garth (2)
  • Make a skeleton (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Thieving Imp, Jandra, The Negator, Poisonblade Rogue

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 1 Draw 3
  • Tech 2 cards before my next turn

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Skeleton (1/1+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Skeleton Javelineer (1/1)
  • Garth (2/4 lvl 4)
  • Skeleton (1/1)
  • Lobber (2/1)
  • Skeletal Archery

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 5

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7

End of Turn Hand

Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt
Sacrifice the Weak

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

100% it was a 2x LB tech right? I feel good about splurging to kill Garth here, let’s do it, probably tower or Zane in response


P2T3

Starting hand: 4

Deteriorate
Skeletal Archery
Jandra, the Negator
Summon Skeletons

Technician draw: 1

Sacrifice the Weak

Thoughts

Ugh. OK, let’s Tower up.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Lich’s Bargain
T3: Bloodlust, Crash Bomber


Get paid + Scavenger - (8)
Worker - (7)
Tower - (4)
Captain Zane - (2)
Skeleton Javelineer returns from Graveyard - (1)
Deteriorate, Lobber dies - (0)
Discard 3, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 2


:psblueshield: Zane L1 2/2+1A (haste)
:ps_: Skeleton Javelineer 1/1 (javelin rune, lose javelin: gain long range that turn)

:heart: Graveyard HP: 3

:heart: Base HP: 20
:heart: Tech I HP: 5
:heart: Tower HP: 4


Hand: 5

Lich’s Bargain
Crash Bomber
Lich’s Bargain
Thieving Imp
Summon Skeletons

Deck: 4

Bloodlust
Deteriorate
Skeletal Archery
Sacrifice the Weak

Discard: 0
Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 2 teched = 14
2 on board
5 in hand
4 in deck
0 in discard
3 in workers
Total: 14


Gold: 0
Workers: 8

5 x start
T1: Poisonblade Rogue
T2: Pestering Haunt
T3: Jandra, the Negator

Tower, good call

CAMS20 Round 7 Player 1, Turn 4

P1 Cremation vs P2 Necro/Anarchy/Blood

Starting Hand

Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt
Sacrifice the Weak

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (7)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Nether Drain, Skeletal Lord
Bloodlust, Bone Collector
Lobber, Lich’s Bargain


Main:

  • Make a skeleton (6)
  • Garth smacks Zane, takes 3
  • Skeleton snipes Zane, Garth to level 6
  • Worker (5)
  • Tech 2 Necromancy (1)
Workers

Pestering Haunt, Thieving Imp, Jandra, The Negator, Poisonblade Rogue

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 2 Draw 1 rs Draw 3
  • Tech 2 cards before my next turn

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5
  • Tech2 HP: 5 NECRO

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Skeleton (1/1+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :exhaust: Technician: Skeleton Javelineer (1/1)
  • :target: Lookout: Skeleton (1/1)

In Play:

  • Garth (2/1 lvl 6)
  • Skeletal Archery

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8

End of Turn Hand

Lich’s Bargain
Summon Skeletons
Sacrifice the Weak
Skeletal Lord

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Tower was a good call in response, no t1 unit so I feel like I was probably right on LB, I’ll max protect and I think I’ll forego digging up LB here; I’m in okay shape w/o doing that right now, I’ll save it for next turn. Tech in a lord and Nether Drain to beef up Drakk


Hmm. But is it enough?

P2T4

Starting hand: 5

Lich’s Bargain
Crash Bomber
Lich’s Bargain
Thieving Imp
Summon Skeletons

Thoughts

Right, I’ve got various options, depending on how hard I want to go into Bargains. I can expect both midband Drakk and Lord to come out, due to the levels on his Garth, so I can expect almost all of his attackers to kill. All five of them. Only exception is if I put Garth in front.

  1. No Bargains! Maxband Drakk, Crash Bomber, skip worker, Crash Bomber and Skeleton Javelineer kill a Skeleton each. Remaining Skeletons kill Drakk by themselves.
  2. No Bargains! Midband Drakk, Skeleton Javelineer kills a Skeleton, play Crash Bomber, worker, float.
  3. Garth + one Bargain, tech up, skip worker.
  4. Garth + one Bargain, Summon Skeletons, worker or Crash Bomber.
  5. Garth + one Bargain, Skeleton, worker, Crash Bomber, float.
  6. Garth + double Bargain, worker, Crash Bomber. Tanks both economies, but suddenly I have eight units on the board. FrozenStorm can take out a few of them just by bringing in Drakk or a Lord, so I’d have to make use of the remaining units pretty damn quickly. I might actually be best off putting Garth in front, so I can bring in Drakk myself.

Teching up would be nice, but I think my best option against mass Skeletons is Crash Bombers, so I don’t urgently need it. If I can keep up a sufficiently large screen, I might find a window to steal some Lords, even better if I can get them killed while my Graveyard is still out.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Lich’s Bargain
T3: Bloodlust, Crash Bomber
T4: Crash Bomber, Kidnapping


Get paid - (8)
Worker - (7)
Garth Torken - (5)
2 x Lich’s Bargain, my base to 12, hordes arrive - (1)
Crash Bomber
Discard 1, draw 3


:psblueshield: Garth L1 1/3+1A
:psfist: Skeleton #1 1+1/1
:ps_: Zombie #1 2/2
:exhaust: Zombie #2 2/2
:target: Skeleton #2 1/1 (resist 0+1)

Crash Bomber 2/2 (dies: 1 to your base)
Horror #1 3/3 (deathtouch)
Horror #2 3/3 (deathtouch)
Skeleton Javelineer 1/1 (javelin rune, lose javelin: gain long range that turn)

:heart: Graveyard HP: 3

:heart: Base HP: 12
:heart: Tech I HP: 5
:heart: Tower HP: 4


Hand: 3

Skeletal Archery
Sacrifice the Weak
Bloodlust

Deck: 1

Deteriorate

Discard: 5

Crash Bomber
Kidnapping
Lich’s Bargain
Lich’s Bargain
Summon Skeletons

Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 4 teched = 16
3 on board
3 in hand
1 in deck
5 in discard
4 in workers
Total: 16


Gold: 0
Workers: 7

5 x start
T1: Poisonblade Rogue
T2: Pestering Haunt
T3: Jandra, the Negator
T4: Thieving Imp
-2 to Lich’s Bargain

Signs points to probably not

CAMS20 Round 7 Player 1, Turn 5

P1 Cremation vs P2 Necro/Anarchy/Blood

Starting Hand

Lich’s Bargain
Summon Skeletons
Sacrifice the Weak
Skeletal Lord

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (8+1float)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Skeletal Lord, Bloodlust
Nether Drain, Skeletal Lord
Bloodlust, Bone Collector
Lobber, Lich’s Bargain


Main:

  • Skeletal Lord (6)
  • Two skeletons take down Garth, my Garth maxbands and fetches another Skeletal Lord
  • Garth kills Lookout, takes 2, last two skeletons kill scav and elite, take 1 each
  • Summon Skeletons (3)
  • Lich’s Bargain, horde arrives, my base to 16 (1)
  • Make another skeleton (0)
Workers

Pestering Haunt, Thieving Imp, Jandra, The Negator, Poisonblade Rogue

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 1 Draw 3
  • Tech 2 cards before my next turn

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • Tech1 HP: 5
  • Tech2 HP: 5 NECRO

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Skeleton (3/3+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite: Zombie (2+1/2)
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Skeleton (3/3)
  • :exhaust: Technician: Horror (3/3)
  • :target: Lookout: Skeleton (3/3)

In Play:

  • Garth (3/2 lvl 7)
  • Skeletal Lord (3/3)
  • Skeletal Lord (3/3)
  • Skeleton (3/3)
  • Skeleton Javelineer (3/2)
  • Skeleton (3/2)
  • Skeleton (3/2)
  • Skeleton (3/2)
  • Skeletal Archery

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7

End of Turn Hand

Graveyard
Nether Drain
Deteriorate

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

This should be game, drawing the Lord was OP. I spose Sharks or Kidnapping will present some trouble but I feel good about my chances


Whoof. Guess I’ll just be seeing how much I can kill this turn before I die, then.

P2T5

Starting hand: 3

Skeletal Archery
Sacrifice the Weak
Bloodlust

Technician draw: 1

Deteriorate

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Lich’s Bargain
T3: Bloodlust, Crash Bomber
T4: Crash Bomber, Kidnapping
T5: Bloodlust, Kidnapping


Get paid + Scavenger - (8)
Drakk Ramhorn - (6)
Midband Drakk - (3)
Bloodlust on Crash Bomber and Skeleton - (1)
Crash Bomber trades with Squad Leader Skeleton, hits Technician Horror to 2
Skeleton Javelineer throws javelin, kills Horror, you draw
Skeleton trades with Lookout Skeleton
Deteriorate Scavenger Skeleton is 2/2 - (0)
Horrors kill with rest of patrol, you get a gold, one survives with 1 health
Skip worker!
Discard 2, reshuffle, draw 4


:psblueshield: Drakk L4 2/3+1A (dies: 1 to your base; units have frenzy +1)

Horror 3/1 (deathtouch)
Skeleton Javelineer 1/1 (javelin rune, lose javelin: gain long range that turn)

:heart: Graveyard HP: 3 (Crash Bomber)

:heart: Base HP: 12
:heart: Tech I HP: 5
:heart: Tower HP: 4


Hand: 4

Lich’s Bargain
Skeletal Archery
Bloodlust
Crash Bomber

Deck: 7

Kidnapping
Lich’s Bargain
Summon Skeletons
Kidnapping
Bloodlust
Deteriorate
Sacrifice the Weak

Discard: 0
Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 8 teched = 18
2 on board
1 in Graveyard
4 in hand
7 in deck
0 in discard
4 in workers
Total: 18


Gold: 0
Workers: 7

5 x start
T1: Poisonblade Rogue
T2: Pestering Haunt
T3: Jandra, the Negator
T4: Thieving Imp
-2 to Lich’s Bargain

Sorry man that’s not enough patrol to prevent lethal with just my board, let alone with midband Drakk XD I’d say maybe patrol different and I’ll wait, but I don’t think it’ll make a difference. If you had a line that saved things lmk and I can replay this turn NP, otherwise GG WP!

CAMS20 Round 7 Player 1, Turn 6

P1 Cremation vs P2 Necro/Anarchy/Blood

Starting Hand

Graveyard
Nether Drain
Deteriorate
Lobber (techn)

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (7+1scav)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Death Rites x2
Skeletal Lord, Bloodlust
Nether Drain, Skeletal Lord
Bloodlust, Bone Collector
Lobber, Lich’s Bargain


Main:

  • Drakk + lvl 2 (5)
  • Nether Drain Garth to my Drakk, who midbands (4)
  • A skeleton kills your Drakk, mine maxbands
  • Other three skeletons kill your base, GG WP!

Yeah, you’re far too ahead for it to matter anyway. GG WP! I don’t know what I could have done differently, really. I’d like to get a Bargain down, but I’d also like to be aggressive with Crash Bomber and Bloodlust, and I can’t do both.

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Sharks there would have been enough to get to the Lords, which would have really sunk my boat temporarily, and maybe you can make it to gunships before I apply enough pressure? Not sure, but yeah that was a tough spot to be in! I do like your version of this deck a little better than mine; Zane’s more measured and gives the deck more consistent haste + gunships, whereas Jaina’s really only here for the Lobbers and the mixup Hotter Fire line, which just isn’t that great by comparison. Just luck of the draw I got P1 and a good trade on your Garth T3! The Graveyard t2 when you’re teching 2x LB was probably a little greedy, but you also didn’t have a lot of options with that hand so I get it.

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Sharks are so expensive, though, and I’m hoping to find a way to cut through those Skeletons keep your deck under pressure at Tech I. The Lords get out of control so quickly, I don’t know if I could get to Tech III quickly enough. Maybe with Tanks, their health is pretty high.

Anyway, good luck in the finals! I don’t think I did this deck justice, but it was good enough to finally get me out of the 2-3 slump. Well picked, model.

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Oh this was the model’s deck?? That’s really cool :slight_smile:

Yeah sharks are expensive but just picture, if you will, what drawing Sharks right after that double LB would mean, instead of bloodlust:

Horror Trades Sql
Zane Trades Elite
Sharks trade scav and Lookout
CB trades techn
Zombie + jav trades lord 1
other horror trades lord 2

Suddenly all but one of my backline skeletons is dead from the tower damage, and Garth is just sittin around as an injured maxband. Maybe doesn’t end up mattering but I’m a fat-ish cycle away from Summon Skeletons, LB, and my Lords, I’d probably have to switch gears to Blood t2 to make sure you didn’t race me to gunships.

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OK, that is pretty good. I’d have to skip a worker again since Crash Bomber needs resist cost to kill, so it’d be a long slog to Tech III but I’d have had a shot. Maybe we just need to experiment with this matchup at some point :slight_smile:

To be fair, some of my success with this deck was due to the fact that I had a tech template to work from: Jadiel won the tournament with this deck once, and then no one ever picked it up again until now.

I didn’t realize Jad had played this deck before! I didn’t remember anyone ever playing it before, but look at that, CAMS 17 huh?

It’s a strong deck, for sure

@zhavier didn’t tag you earlier, my bad! we’re a wrap here, on to the finals!

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You didnt have 7 workers here, you had 6… for what its worth.

I don’t think that’s right; he had 8, worker up to 9, 2xLB down to 7 no?