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#43

P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Fairie Dragon
Potent Basilisk


STARTING HAND
Tiny Basilisk
Young Treant
Verdant Tree
Rampant Growth
Forest’s Favor


WORKERS
Ironbark Treant
Rich Earth
Tiger Cub
Verdant Tree


NextHand

Argonaut
Now!
Merfolk Prospector
Spore Shambler


Discard

Argonaut
Playful Panda
Fairie Dragon
Potent Basilisk
Rampant Growth
Forest’s Favor


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Young Treant, I draw - ($6)
Tiny Basilisk - ($4)
Geiger - ($2)
Geiger to lvl 2 - ($1)
Worker - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Tiny Basilisk (1/2A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Young Treant (0/2)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Geiger lvl 2 (2/3)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 6

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9

#44

Looks like dead and buried Tax Collectors are the best Tax Collectors.

P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Abomination
Carrion Curse


STARTING HAND
Reversal
Deteriorate
Thieving Imp


WORKERS
Poisonblade Rogue
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Jandra, the Negator
Thieving Imp


NextHand

Plague Spitter
Gorgon
Martial Mastery


Discard

Deteriorate
Reversal
Abomination
Carrion Curse


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Deteriorate, Tiny Basilisk to 0/1+1A - ($6)
Grave readily kills Tiny Basilisk
Maxband Grave - ($4)
Grave Sword Slashes Geiger, levels fizzle
Pestering Haunt hits your Tech I down to 4
Tech II Disease - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Grave L7 4/5 (sparkshot, readiness)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Pestering Haunt 1/1 (unstoppable)
  • :heart: Graveyard HP: 3 (Skeleton Javelineer, Tax Collector)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

Heh, second time Dreamfire’s given heroes a level just to stop Tax Collector stealing money. I didn’t like playing it at the time, but having it sitting in the Graveyard seems to have its perks.

Using Deteriorate and Reversal this turn would let me wipe the board again, but I’d rather get Tech II built. I can do that by maxing Grave instead of using Reversal.

What to tech? Abomination’s a given so I can start taking buildings down, I also want to tech a spell in, either Injunction or one of the hand hitters (Carrion Curse, Community Service). Which of the latter is likely to hurt more? Community Service will be fantastic if it hits, but to ensure it does I need a whopping 8 gold (Martial Mastery + Bigby + CS) on a single turn, whereas Carrion Curse only needs 6 and is already useable. Going for Community Service lets me bring in Injunction later, Carrion Curse makes my starter spells cheaper, gives more fuel for TPoS if I want that, plus I can bring out Sickness or Death and Decay. Going the Orpal route seems a safer bet, and I think I’ve got enough advantage to take a safer bet.

… Hmm, choosing what to worker next turn isn’t going to be fun.


#45

Yeah, that lone, rotting Tax Collector might end up winning you the game…

P2T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Fairie Dragon
Hallucination


STARTING HAND
Merfolk Prospector
Argonaut
Spore Shambler
Now!


WORKERS
Ironbark Treant
Rich Earth
Tiger Cub
Verdant Tree
Spore Shambler


NextHand

Fairie Dragon
Playful Panda
Forest’s Favor


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
Argonaut - ($5)
Merfolk Prospector - ($4)
Tech 2 (Balance) - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 1, reshuffle, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Young Treant (0/2A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Merfolk Prospector (1/1)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Argonaut (3/4)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 7
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10

#46

Going to be killing your technician then playing Martial Mastery, let me know what your new card is.


#47

I drew a Potent Basilisk.


#48

P1T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Cursed Ghoul
Sickness


STARTING HAND
Martial Mastery
Plague Spitter
Gorgon
Cursed Ghoul
Sacrifice the Weak


WORKERS
Poisonblade Rogue
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Jandra, the Negator
Thieving Imp
Cursed Ghoul


NextHand

Gorgon
Reversal
Sacrifice the Weak


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($9)
Pestering Haunt trades with Merfolk Prospector, you draw
Orpal Gloor - ($7)
Martial Mastery, I look at your hand, discard 1, draw 2 - ($6)
Grave kills Young Treant
Sacrifice the Weak, Argonaut dies - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Midband Orpal - ($0)
Graveyard replays Pestering Haunt

Float ($0)
Discard 1, reshuffle, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Orpal L4 2/4+1A (deals damage in - runes)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Grave L7 4/5 (sparkshot, readiness)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Pestering Haunt 1/1 (unstoppable)
  • :heart: Graveyard HP: 3 (Skeleton Javelineer, Tax Collector)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 7
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

Discarding Plague Spitter, let’s see if he has Tech II units in his hand… a Basilisk and a Dragon, eep. I can’t destroy the Tech II this turn, so I’ll have to just clear his board and hope I draw something to deal with that. I don’t have anything down that the Dragon can target, so hopefully I’m just dealing with the Basilisk and the Playful Panda.


#49

P2T6


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Fairie Dragon
Forest’s Favor
Playful Panda
Potent Basilisk


WORKERS
Ironbark Treant
Rich Earth
Tiger Cub
Verdant Tree
Spore Shambler


NextHand

Rampant Growth
Argonaut
Tiny Basilisk
Hallucination
Fairie Dragon


Discard

Merfolk Prospector
Argonaut
Young Treant
Forest’s Favor
Fairie Dragon
Playful Panda


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($10)
Quince, Mirror arrives - ($8)
Quince to maxband - ($4)
Potent Basilisk, copied by Mirror - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Mirror copy of Potent Basilisk (3/5A)
  • :psfist: Elite: Potent Basilisk (4/5)
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Quince lvl 5 (1/5)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 6

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

A couple of Potent B’s ought to hold the line, unless something like Plague Lab + Spreading Plague happens. I wonder if charnel_mouse is trying to set up TPoS, but I don’t think I’m giving great targets for that anyway (other than my base, naturally).


#50

Nice. By the way, your Tech I is at 4 HP from turn 5.
P1T7


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Plague Lord
Injunction


STARTING HAND
Sacrifice the Weak
Gorgon
Reversal


WORKERS
Poisonblade Rogue
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Jandra, the Negator
Thieving Imp
Cursed Ghoul


NextHand

Cursed Ghoul
Deteriorate
Plague Spitter


Discard

Sacrifice the Weak
Reversal
Plague Lord
Injunction


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($10)
Sacrifice the Weak, Mirror Basilisk dies - ($8)
Gorgon - ($5)
Tech III - ($0)
Pestering Haunt hits your Tech II down to 4

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Gorgon 2/4+1A (deathtouch, card on death)
  • :psfist: Elite: Grave L7 1+4/5 (sparkshot, readiness)
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Orpal L4 2/4+1A (deals damage in - runes)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Pestering Haunt 1/1 (unstoppable)
  • :heart: Graveyard HP: 3 (Skeleton Javelineer, Tax Collector)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

OK, this is pretty annoying. Sacrifice the Weak would hit the mirror, not the real Basilisk. Orpal’s abilities are targeted, so they don’t help either. I think my best option is here is just to go to Tech III to threaten Bigby spells and Plague Lord. Grave in Elite to kill the Basilisk if it somehow hits him, Orpal in Technician for a better chance at drawing or MMing into something that can deal with Basilisk (Plague Spitter, Abomination).


#51

P2T7


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
T-Rex
T-Rex


STARTING HAND
Now!
Merfolk Prospector
Young Treant
Argonaut
Argonaut


WORKERS
Ironbark Treant
Rich Earth
Tiger Cub
Verdant Tree
Spore Shambler


NextHand

Playful Panda
T-Rex
Now!
Rampant Growth
Young Treant


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($10)
Make a new Mirror - ($8)
Hallucination on Gorgon - ($6)
Fairie Dragon, copied by Mirror, feather rune pops Gorgon, you draw - ($2)
Geiger - ($0)
Potent Basilisk kills Orpal, you draw, Geiger to midband.

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 1, reshuffle, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Quince lvl 5 (1/5A)
  • :psfist: Elite: Geiger lvl 3 (3/4)
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Fairie Dragon (4/2)
  • :target: Lookout: Mirror copy of Fairie Dragon (4/2)

In Play:

  • Potent Basilisk (1/3), - -

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 4
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 4 (Balance)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10

#52

P1T8


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Plague Spitter
Cursed Ghoul
Deteriorate
Carrion Curse
Abomination


WORKERS
Poisonblade Rogue
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Jandra, the Negator
Thieving Imp
Cursed Ghoul


NextHand

Plague Lord
Plague Spitter
Deteriorate
Sickness
Martial Mastery


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($10)
Gorgon and Technician draws
Graveyard replays Gorgon - ($7)
Pestering Haunt suicides into Potent Basilisk for one
Abomination - ($1)
Deteriorate, Fairie Dragon dies, mirror copy pops, you draw - ($0)
Grave hits Quince for 3+1A, sparkshots Geiger for 1, takes 1

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 2, reshuffle, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Gorgon 1/3+1A (Abomination aura, deathtouch, card on death)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Abomination 6/6
  • :pschip: Technician: Grave L7 4/4 (sparkshot, readiness, 1 damage)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • :heart: Graveyard HP: 3 (Skeleton Javelineer, Tax Collector, Pestering Haunt)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

Shame I can’t take out the Basilisk, but at least it’s at 0 damage without help. The question is whether I kill something with a Ghoul, or with Deteriorate and play Gorgon from Graveyard. I’m leaning toward the latter to stop my Graveyard from breaking.

I think this patrol makes sense. If Abom dies I have more money to buy things and cycle into them with Martial Mastery, if Grave dies I get another card to try to save my position. Graveyard’s going down, unfortunately.

… Woo, Plague Lord!


#53

P2T8


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Now!
T-Rex
Young Treant
Playful Panda
Rampant Growth
Forest’s Favor
T-Rex
Tiny Basilisk
Fairie Dragon


WORKERS
Ironbark Treant
Rich Earth
Tiger Cub
Verdant Tree
Spore Shambler
Playful Panda


NextHand

T-Rex
Argonaut
Merfolk Prospector
Argonaut
Hallucination


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($10)
Technician draw.
Young Treant, I draw - ($8)
Geiger to maxband, flicker Young Treant, I draw - ($6)
Exhaust Geiger and discard, I draw.
Fairie Dragon, feather rune on Abomination - ($2)
Now! on Fairie Dragon, trades with Abomination, you get 1 gold, Graveyard explodes - ($1)
Potent Basilisk trades with Gorgon, you draw.
Worker - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 4, draw 4, reshuffle, draw 1


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Young Treant (0/2A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Quince lvl 5 (1/2)
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Geiger lvl 5 (3/4)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 4
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 4 (Balance)

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 11
Thoughts

If I can draw Hallucination or Fairie Dragon, I might still have a chance (my tech draw was useless).

Useless again, sigh. Not much to do except try again.

Tiny Basilisk, not entirely useless. I guess I can trade boards and wait for a slow death by Plague Lords… or I can make one more try with Geiger’s midband. What the hell, I’ll go for it.

Fairie Dragon! Not as good as Hallucination, but it’ll have to do.


#54

P1T9


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Martial Mastery
Sickness
Deteriorate
Plague Lord
Plague Spitter
Injunction
Reversal
Sacrifice the Weak


WORKERS
Poisonblade Rogue
Skeletal Archery
Summon Skeletons
Jandra, the Negator
Thieving Imp
Cursed Ghoul


NextHand

Cursed Ghoul
Sacrifice the Weak
Sickness
Carrion Curse
Deteriorate


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid + scavenger - ($11)
Gorgon draw
Plague Lord, all your cards get a - rune - ($5)
Martial Mastery, look at your hand, discard 1, draw 2 - ($4)
Orpal Gloor - ($2)
Deteriorate, Young Treant dies
Sickness, Geiger gets a second - rune, Quince dies, you get a gold, Orpal hits level 3 - ($0)
Grave destroys your Tech II, your base to 18

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 2, reshuffle, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Orpal L3 1/3+1A (deals damage in - runes)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Grave L7 4/4 (sparkshot, readiness, 1 damage)
  • :target: Lookout: Plague Lord 6/7 (resist 2+1, gives all enemies - on attack, - runes hit base on upkeep)

In Play:
*

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 10
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10
Thoughts

5 gold left after Plague Lord:

  • Martial Master to get Reversal, then use that and Deteriorate to bust through and destroy the Tech II. 1 gold leftover.
  • Orpal, Sickness, Grave destroys Tech II. 1 gold leftover.
  • Bigby, Injunction, do nothing else because I can’t through the patrol zone like this.

I can spend the leftover gold on Martial Mastery for more chances and drawing back into Abomination, plus possibly Deteriorate if I want Sickness to hit Geiger. Might as well know what his hand is, too.

Got a choice between destroying Tech I to stop those Argonauts arriving, and destroying Tech II to stop Dreamfire buildings a Tech III for T-Rexes. Let’s just kill II to be safe, Orpal and Plague Lord should be able to handle Argonauts and Geiger might draw into a Tech II unit.

… Great hand for ripping through some Tech Is.


#55

No way for me to come back from that, GG WP!
I think the codex I’m playing has trouble answering the Disease plan, mostly because my heroes can’t really fight. I’m willing to give it one more shot though, if you’re interested.

By the way, awesome use of Martial Mastery!


#56

GG WP, I’m definitely up for another shot! I thought I’d lost my chance when the Potent Basilisk came out and got mirrored, since so many of my options are targeted outside of Injunction. Maybe get out a Spectral Flagbearer or two?


#57

I’ve been steering away from Truth because I consider Orpal the perfect counter to the entire spec, but yeah, I should at least try it, especially if you open with Grave instead.

P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Young Treant
Rich Earth
Merfolk Prospector
Ironbark Treant
Rampant Growth


WORKERS
Rich Earth


NextHand

Verdant Tree
Playful Panda
Forest’s Favor
Tiger Cub
Spore Shambler


Discard

Rampant Growth
Young Treant
Ironbark Treant


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Merfolk Prospector - ($2)
Geiger - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Geiger lvl 1 (2/3A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Merfolk Prospector (1/1)

In Play:
*

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5
Thoughts

I haven’t tried opening with Geiger yet, which in theory-craft might have some potential. He’s an ok brawler, Now! works well with Argos and Tiny B’s (though it has terrible anti-synergy with anything Truth-related), and even his maxband could have some value with Green starter, e.g. Spore Shambler. It’s worth a try, anyway.