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Casual: CesareB [Necro]/Finesse/Future vs. witspur [Demon]/Finesse/Discipline


#62

Death Rites only requires that the unit that is being destroyed is the “lowest tech” remaining. I get to pick the order within the same tech.


#63

"P1T7


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
True Power of Storms
Reversal


STARTING HAND
Nimble Fencer
Sacrifice the Weak
Poisonblade Rogue


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Skeletal Archery
Pestering Haunt
Summon Skeletons


NextHand

Maestro #2
Star-Crossed Starlet
Deteriorate


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($9)
No Worker
Tech Draw
Vandy - ($7)
Sacrifice the Weak Catapult Dies - ($5)
Nimble Fencer - ($3)
Fencer trades with Garth. Vandy two levels
Grave - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 1, reshuffle, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Grave L1 (2/3+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Vandy L3 (3/4)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Finesse)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 14
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8
    "

#64

"P2T7


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Doom Grasp


STARTING HAND
Behind the Ferns
Corpse Catapult
Murkwood Allies
Lich’s Bargain


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Jandra, the Negator
Graveyard
Poisonblade Rogue
Pestering Haunt


NextHand

Thieving Imp
Corpse Catapult
Bone Collector
Deteriorate


Tech 1 card(s)
Get Paid - ($10)
Summon Calamandra - ($8)
Calamandra casts Murkwood Allies, summoning 4 frogs - ($3)
Summon Corpse Catapult - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 2, reshuffle, draw 2


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Frog 1/1+A
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Frog 1/1
  • :pschip: Technician: Frog 1/1
  • :target: Lookout: Frog 1/1

In Play:

  • Corpse Catapult 1/4
  • Calamandra lvl 1 2/3

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Necromancy)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 9
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

Oh right Sac the Weak. Should’ve known. Oh well you gotta try right? Kind of annoying that both his heroes have sparkshot but nothing really to be done about it. If he has either deteriorate or nimble fencer her can clear my patrol; with both (or NF and starlet) he can also take out either Cal or the Catapult, probably going toward the CC. Alternately he just maxes Grave and takes something out with the rune. Stupid Grave. Actually decent chance he doesn’t have anything given his low card count and how bloated his deck has gotten by skipping workers. I’m gonna throw in a Doom Grasp to at least have a response to a hero play.

"


#65

"P1T8


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Maestro #2
Deteriorate
Star-Crossed Starlet
Sacrifice the Weak
Grounded Guide


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Skeletal Archery
Pestering Haunt
Summon Skeletons


NextHand

Dark Pact
Reversal
Graveyard


Discard

Star-Crossed Starlet
Deteriorate
Sacrifice the Weak


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($9)
No Worker
Vandy taps, pays $1 and discards a card to reveal Dark Pact - ($8)
Dark Pact 2 DMG to Base Draw 2 Cards. Base to 18
Deteriorate the Squad Leader Frog
Maestro #2 - ($5)
Grounded Guide - ($0)
Grave L1 (2/3) kills Lookout Frog takes 1 DMG. Sparkshots the Technician Frog.

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Maestro #2 (1+3/5+1armor)=(4/6)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Grounded Guide (4/4)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Grave L1 (2/2)
  • Vandy L3 (3/4)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Finesse)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 9
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
    "

#66

Um what? I have frogs, not skeletons, and I don’t have one in elite. Did you mean to deteriorate squad lead? And then attack lookout/sparkshot technician?


#67

Sorry man, the screen must have been showing a different turn when I typed that up. My bad. I’ll deteriorate the Squad Leader Frog and Grave will attack the Lookout and sparkshot. I’ll rewrite my turn to reflect the changes.


#68

Exactly what you said. I’ll rewrite my turn. I looked at the catapult card and by the wording I’m assuming that it gets Runes put on it on my turn as well as yours.


#69

Yes it should get runes regardless of when my other units die. So that one now has 3 runes.


#70

"P2T8


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Thieving Imp
Bone Collector
Deteriorate
Corpse Catapult
Death Rites


WORKERS
Skeleton Javelineer
Jandra, the Negator
Graveyard
Poisonblade Rogue
Pestering Haunt


NextHand

Lich’s Bargain
Behind the Ferns
Summon Skeletons
Feral Strike
Murkwood Allies


Discard

Deteriorate
Death Rites
Thieving Imp
Corpse Catapult
Bone Collector


Tech 1 card(s)
Technician draw
Get Paid - ($10)
Catapult exhausts to destroy your tech 1, down to 1 rune, your base to 16
Discard 2 cards to give Cal stealth
Cal sneaks past your patrol to kill Grave, gains 2 levels and midbands
Summon Garth - ($8)
Maxband Garth, summoning a (newly teched) Wight - ($2)
Maxband Calamandra - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Wight 4/4+A
  • :psfist: Elite: Garth lvl 7 4/4
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Frog 1/1
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Corpse Catapult 1/4 (1 rune)
  • Calamandra lvl 5 4/5

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Necromancy)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 5

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

I had a lot of different lines I considered before coming to the realization that my big concern, given that I’m breaking his tech 1 and hence don’t have to worry about his hasty ladies, was a maxband Grave getting sword rune value. And that stealthy Calamandra completely bypasses that particular issue. The rest of the turn is just about trying to hold off the rest of his board. Luckily Garth gives me easy access to a 4/4 which is an awkward stat line for him to deal with in squad lead. The only real problem I foresee is if he has another Grounded Guide but even in that case I don’t think he can get to my backline. Fingers crossed for Feral Strike.

"


#71

Oh also just noticed you didn’t tech last turn despite not yet being at 10 workers.


#72

I’ll put the tech cards into my discard pile. Looks like I failed to account for a Nimble Fencer that you killed on Turn 6. It should have been moved to the discard pile after you killed it. The discards were shuffled on Turn 7 and it would have been available in the Deck on Turn 8. The other Fencer was already sitting in the Deck when I used Dark Pact on Turn 8 (I was hoping for a hasted unit but didn’t get one). Didn’t help that I cut my chance in half because of a mistake. Anyway, I’m going to put that into the Deck where it belongs as well as put the 2 Tech cards into the Discard pile.


#73

I’m throwing in the towel on this one. You’ve been able to answer every move that I make. I’m retiring this codex too. It looked good on paper (to me) but it doesn’t have the firepower to go up against Necro. Garth and his minions are a tough out.


#74

Ah well GG then. :grinning: I did have quite a few lucky draws that I think saved me. Getting Death Rites when I did was particularly convenient. I can definitely see what could be interesting about this deck: getting an early Metamorphosis on Grave is scary. I was kind of surprised you never went for the Discord against my weenies though.


#75

I’ve gone the discord route, and it’s just not viable in the long term. It’s nice for a turn when the board is clear, then next turn, Garth summons a skeleton, maybe dips into discard for a bad mofo. That Lich spell really laid it on me too. Like I said, every time I almost scratched to an advantage, you were able to turn it around on me. It was close on a few occasions, like when I finally had my Maestro engine up and ready to take off, you were able to clean house (just barely) with StW and Death Rites, with just enough money to pull it all off. I understand if you need a break, or we can cue it up again. I am def changing stripes though. I guess you were just a couple of days late for entering the tourney. You would have done well, I think. Given some folks a run for their money at least. There’s another one coming up in a month or so, I believe. So I need to figure out a good codex to take. I’m not really feeling Necro, everybody is on that bandwagon. I may try a mono build.


#76

I’d be happy to start another one. I think I’ll try this codex with the purple starter this time, if that’s ok with you. I guess it’s my turn to start but I’ll hold off until I know what you’re playing.


#77

It has been a busy week. This weekend looks to be more of the same. But I’m ready to start if you are. I was considering Mono Purple myself. And to be honest, the idea of a mirror match is intriguing. But for now, I think I’ll try my hand at Mono Blue.

@CesareB


#78

I’m in no hurry. GLHF :grinning:

"P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Fading Argonaut
Hardened Mox
Forgotten Fighter
Plasmodium
Neo Plexus


WORKERS
Neo Plexus


NextHand

Time Spiral
Temporal Research
Nullcraft
Tinkerer
Battle Suits


Discard

Hardened Mox
Plasmodium
Forgotten Fighter


Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Summon Fading Argonaut - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Fading Argonaut 2/3 (fading 3)
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 5
Thoughts

Playing against blue is so weird and I also think my codex is particularly weak to certain branches of blue shenanigans. Getting Fargo out there now to discourage Jail. Leaving some float to allow for Building Inspector.

"


#79

GLHF!

"P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Lawful Search
Bluecoat Musketeer
Arrest
Manufactured Truth
Building Inspector


WORKERS
Building Inspector


NextHand

Porkhand Magistrate
Jail
Spectral Aven
Reputable Newsman
Traffic Director


Discard

Arrest
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth
Bluecoat Musketeer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Summon Bigby Hayes - ($2)
Cast Arrest on the Fading Argonaut - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Bigby Hayes L1 (2/3)
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
    "

#80

"P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Huntress
Knight of the Conclave


STARTING HAND
Battle Suits
Time Spiral
Tinkerer
Nullcraft
Temporal Research


WORKERS
Neo Plexus
Nullcraft


NextHand

Huntress
Temporal Research
Forgotten Fighter
Knight of the Conclave
Time Spiral


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Build Tech 1 - ($3)
Summon Vir Garbarean - ($1)
Cast Time Spiral, adding a rune to Fading Argonaut - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, reshuffle, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Vir lvl 1 2/3+A
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Fading Argonaut 2/3 (fading 3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

Surprised/glad to see Bigby here. Since I don’t have to worry about Mirror silliness or Oni just overpowering me I’m comfortable just teching up and getting a hero in play. It looks to be a rather slow matchup so we’ll see what I can get out of Vir. I wouldn’t normally worker Nullcraft but Aven counters it well.

"


#82

"P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Spectral Flagbearer
Spectral Hound


STARTING HAND
Porkhand Magistrate
Reputable Newsman
Jail
Spectral Aven
Traffic Director


WORKERS
Building Inspector
Traffic Director


NextHand

Bluecoat Musketeer
Spectral Hound
Arrest
Spectral Aven
Lawful Search


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Tech 1 - ($4)
Porkhand Magistrate - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, reshuffle, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite: Porkhand Magistrate (3/3)
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Bigby Hayes L1 (2/3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 7
    "