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#251

P1T6


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Ardra’s Boulder
Galina Glimmer


STARTING HAND
Mythmaking
Jandra, the Negator
Bird’s Nest
Summon Skeletons
Deteriorate


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Skeleton Javelineer
Mythmaking
Poisonblade Rogue
Summon Skeletons


NextHand

Bird’s Nest
Thieving Imp
Pestering Haunt
Graveyard
Galina Glimmer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + Scavenger - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Vandy Anadrose - ($5)
Deteriorate Taxman
Gargoyle trades with Taxman - ($4)
Gargoyle kills Zane - ($3)
Argagarg Garg - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 2, reshuffle, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Wisp (0/1)
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Gargoyle (3/2) Flying
  • L3 Vandy Anadrose (3/4) Resist 1
  • L1 Argagarg Garg (1/3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 9
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9

#252

P2T6


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Bloodrage Ogre
Flame Arrow
Ember Sparks


WORKERS
Scorch
Makeshift Rambaster
Bloodburn
Careless Musketeer
Mad Man
Bloodrage Ogre


NextHand

Nautical Dog
Marauder
Charge
Bombaster


Discard

Pillage
Pirate Gunship
Pirate Gunship
Gunpoint Taxman
Flame Arrow
Ember Sparks


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($10)
Jaina - ($8)
Quince, Mirror arrives - ($6)
Tech III - ($1)
Worker - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L1 Jaina (2/3A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Mirror (0/1)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L1 Quince (1/3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 14
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Anarchy)
  • :heart: Tech III HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 6

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 11

#253

P1T7


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Terras Q, the Shackled


STARTING HAND
Thieving Imp
Pestering Haunt
Graveyard
Bird’s Nest
Galina Glimmer


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Skeleton Javelineer
Mythmaking
Poisonblade Rogue
Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt


NextHand

Gargoyle
Morningstar Pass
Shadow Blade
Jandra, the Negator
Morningstar Pass


Discard

Galina Glimmer
Graveyard
Bird’s Nest
Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Terras Q, the Shackled


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Thieving Imp, discard #3 of 4 - ($6)
Argagarg and Vandy kill Jaina, levels to Vandy, doom Gargoyle and kill Mirror
Gargoyle breaks Tech III - ($5)
Tech II: Strength - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Wisp (0/1)
  • :pschip: Technician: Thieving Imp (2/2)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Gargoyle (5/4) Flying, doomed
  • L5 Vandy Anadrose (4/5) Sparkshot, resist 1
  • L1 Argagarg Garg (1/1) [2 damage]

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Strength)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 5

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 10

#254

#3 again…

P2T7


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Nautical Dog
Charge
Marauder
Bombaster
Steam Tank
Firebat


WORKERS
Scorch
Makeshift Rambaster
Bloodburn
Careless Musketeer
Mad Man
Bloodrage Ogre


NextHand

Firebat
Flame Arrow
Pirate Gunship
Bombaster
Pirate Gunship


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid + Rebuild Tech III + discard + tech - ($11)
Steam Tank - ($8)
Marauder - ($5)
Midband Zane - ($0)
Zane kills Imp wit haste, draws 1
Quince kills Wisp
Marauder kills Agg with haste, Quince to L3

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Steam Tank (3/6)
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L3 Quince (1/4)
  • L4 Zane (3/1), 2 dmg
  • Marauder (4/2), 1 dmg

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 12
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Anarchy)
  • :heart: Tech III HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 11

#255

P1T8


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Dark Pact
Dark Pact


STARTING HAND
Jandra, the Negator
Morningstar Pass
Shadow Blade
Gargoyle
Morningstar Pass
Deteriorate


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Skeleton Javelineer
Mythmaking
Poisonblade Rogue
Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt


NextHand

Bird’s Nest
Graveyard
Ardra’s Boulder
Sacrifice the Weak
Mythmaking


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float + Scavenger - ($12)
Doom exhausts Gargoyle
Vandy fetches Metamorphosis - ($11)
Garus Rook - ($9)
Metamorphosis - ($3)
Gargoyle - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 4, draw 3, reshuffle, draw 2


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L8 Garus Rook (6/8A) Two lives, readiness, invisible [2+]
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L5 Vandy Anadrose (6/7) Sparkshot, resist 1, readiness, invisible [2+]
  • Gargoyle (0/2) Indestructible
  • Gargoyle (0/2) Indestructible

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Strength)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 11
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10

#256

Two things I learned new are 1. Metamorphosis gives Vandy the benefits, I never knew this because it says non-Demon heroes. I was like maybe it’s not necessary to kill Vandy this time. 2. Invisible retains untargettable when patrolling, didn’t know about this one either which made me think oh I can just shove him with Zane. Glad you demonstrared how these work, I would’ve never figured out myself. Now I see, why Demonology can be so strong.

P2T8


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Pirate Gunship
Firebat
Flame Arrow
Bombaster
Pirate Gunship


WORKERS
Scorch
Makeshift Rambaster
Bloodburn
Careless Musketeer
Mad Man
Bloodrage Ogre


NextHand

Nautical Dog
Gunpoint Taxman
Pillage
Charge
Ember Sparks


Discard

Bombaster
Pirate Gunship
Flame Arrow
Firebat


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($11)
Pirate Gunship - ($5)
Tower - ($2)
Summon Mirror - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 4, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Pirate Gunship (7/6A)
  • :psfist: Elite: L4 Zane (3/1), 2 dmg
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Marauder (4/2), 1 dmg
  • :target: Lookout: Steam Tank (3/6)

In Play:

  • L3 Quince (1/4)
  • Mirror (0/1)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 12
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Anarchy)
  • :heart: Tech III HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 11

#257

Yeah, Vandy only becomes a Demon after casting Metamorphosis. The Demon-aspect of her ult means that once it affects a hero, it can’t affect that same hero again until that hero leaves play. It also means that Shrine of Forbidden Knowledge can make your heroes unstoppable even in the face of Eyes of the Chancellor. Scary, scary stuff.

I put together this build for its many strong combos, but struggled in some matchups due to over-focusing on those combos, so I wanted to try aiming for Meta first and then deploying combos later. Although, I guess Meta’s so devastating that it largely makes the combos obsolete… still, it’s good to have as an alternate strategy.

I’ve lost to Meta a lot but generally haven’t had much success using it myself. I think just aggressively making use of Gargoyles and Shadow Blade makes a big difference in helping Vandy dominate. Self-destructive effects from StW, Vandy’s maxband, Jandra’s trigger, and Meta can all skip over the Gargoyles nicely, which helps a lot in maintaining pressure. GG though, you had me worried with all that haste, especially when you out-teched me, and I wonder how much harder it would have been if the discard effects weren’t so lucky.

P1T9


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Sacrifice the Weak
Mythmaking
Ardra’s Boulder
Bird’s Nest
Graveyard


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Skeleton Javelineer
Mythmaking
Poisonblade Rogue
Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt


NextHand

Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Terras Q, the Shackled
Dark Pact
Morningstar Pass
Jandra, the Negator


Discard

Bird’s Nest
Shadow Blade
Sacrifice the Weak
Mythmaking
Ardra’s Boulder
Graveyard


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($10)
Rook kills Steam Tank, uses Tower’s detection
Vandy hits your base to 6 HP
Vandy fetches Shadow Blade - ($9)
Shadow Blade kills Marauder, discard #2 of 5 - ($6)
Sacrifice the Weak kills Pirate Gunship - ($4)
Gargoyles break your base, GG! - ($2)

Float ($2)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L8 Garus Rook (6/4A) Two lives, readiness, invisible [2+, 4 damage]
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • L5 Vandy Anadrose (6/7) Sparkshot, resist 1, readiness, invisible [2+]
  • Gargoyle (3/2) Flying
  • Gargoyle (3/2) Flying

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Strength)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 6

Gold:

  • Gold: 2
  • Workers: 10

#258

GG WP! Really good game and lots learned in one game. I was already scared of Meta without knowing it affects Vandy, so tried everything to stop it from happening. I had my post ready with that in mind and last minute, immenent Gunships let my guaurd down. Codex is such a beautifuly designed game. I can’t stop being amazed by how different each game feels every time I play this game. Thanks again for your guidance, really appreciate your comments.


#259

Do you want to try Draft format? If you do, go ahead and pick your first spec since I’m P1 next.


#260

Oh just realized I forgot to write Mirror in play after I summoned it, if you Scrifice the Weak, it will kill the Mirror not Gunship.


#261

Good catch! Maybe I’ll get a chance to deploy those combos after all!

P1T9


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Spirit of the Panda
Spirit of the Panda


STARTING HAND
Sacrifice the Weak
Mythmaking
Ardra’s Boulder
Bird’s Nest
Graveyard


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Skeleton Javelineer
Mythmaking
Poisonblade Rogue
Summon Skeletons
Pestering Haunt


NextHand

Jefferson DeGrey, Ghostly Diplomat
Shadow Blade
Metamorphosis
Dark Pact


Discard

Bird’s Nest
Shadow Blade
Sacrifice the Weak
Ardra’s Boulder
Graveyard
Spirit of the Panda
Spirit of the Panda


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($10)
Rook kills Steam Tank, uses Tower’s detection
Vandy kills Mirror
Vandy fetches Shadow Blade - ($9)
Shadow Blade kills Marauder, discard #2 of 5 - ($6)
Sacrifice the Weak, Gunship dies - ($4)
Gargoyles break your Tech III - ($2)
Mythmaking - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L8 Garus Rook (6/4A) Two lives, readiness, invisible [2+, 3 damage]
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Mythmaking
  • L5 Vandy Anadrose (6/7) Sparkshot, resist 1, readiness, invisible [2+]
  • Gargoyle (3/1) Flying [1 damage]
  • Gargoyle (3/1) Flying [1 damage]

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Strength)
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 7

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 10

#262

Yea it’s still GG, don’t have anything useful next turn. What did you think of some draft format?


#263

Sure, we can do that. Guess I’ll see how Blue+Law works out first.


#264

My picks are [Blood]/Finesse


#265

And your starter?


#266

I meant to show Red starter by [ ] but you know what can I change to Neutral starter? I’ve never used it before, want to give it a try.


#267

Actually I will take it back, just looked thru them and it doesn’t look like a good option against Blue. Stay with Red, sorry about that.


#268

Ah, right, I should have noticed that, don’t know how I missed it. All right, Red it is. (Neutral is a bit weaker than other starters, but makes up for it by not having any multicolor penalties to cast its spells, and it’s very well-rounded.) I’ll flesh out my build to [Law/Peace]/Past. (Can’t let you chain all those free units from Maestro and Pirate-Gang Commander with Flagstone Garrison!)


#269

I will go with [Blood]/Finesse/Strength. I had a direction I was going but your choice of heroes really made me reconsider everything. Draft is really adding another level of thinking. Very exciting! I want to back it up now :slight_smile:

P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Scorch
Careless Musketeer
Pillage
Bloodburn
Nautical Dog


WORKERS
Careless Musketeer


NextHand

Bloodrage Ogre
Makeshift Rambaster
Bombaster
Mad Man
Charge


Discard

Scorch
Pillage
Nautical Dog


Tech 1 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Bloodburn - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Bloodburn

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5

#270

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Spectral Aven
Jail
Building Inspector
Bluecoat Musketeer
Manufactured Truth


WORKERS
Spectral Aven


NextHand

Lawful Search
Arrest
Traffic Director
Reputable Newsman
Porkhand Magistrate


Discard

Bluecoat Musketeer
Manufactured Truth
Jail


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
General Onimaru - ($2)
Building Inspector - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: L1 General Onimaru (2/3A) Frenzy 1
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Building Inspector (1/1) $1 tax

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 6

Thoughts

Blood + Strength, eh? I wonder if he’ll combo Rickety Mine with Morningstar Pass.