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How is sets getting past my tinkerer? FDS makes ninja units stealthy, but not Sets herself

Ok. I’ll Fix it.

Fixed. I don’t get your Tech 1, but your tinkerer dies.

This deals 6 damage to my tech 2 (Primus is frenzy 1, so 3+2+1), would you rather have Mikey go party dude on something else?

Oh right. Let’s have him put your tech 1 building to 1 hp.

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Game 2, Player 2, Turn 4

P1 White vs P2 Off-Purple

Starting Hand

Temporal Research
Nullcraft
Unphase
Time Spiral
Fading Argonaut

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (8)
  • draw 1 techn
  • Plasmo arrives
  • Tech 2 cards in (except for turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Xenostalker, Omegacron
Unphase x2
Knight of the Conclave x2


Main:

  • Vir (6)
  • Unphase Plasmodium (4)
  • Plasmodium kills Setsuki, paying for the privilege, and survives on 1hp. Vir to level 3 (3)
  • Time Spiral a KotC, it arrives (2)
  • Worker (1)
Workers

Nullcraft, Hardened Mox, Forgotten Fighter, Neo Plexus

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

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • Tech1 HP: 1
  • Tech2 HP: 5 FUTURE

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Knight of the Conclave (4/4+1armor, resist 1)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician: Vir (2/3 lvl 3)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Plasmodium (4/1, invisible)
  • Knight of the Conclave (forecast 2)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9

End of Turn Hand

Battle Suits
Unphase
Tinkerer
Omegacron

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Good good good… He probably should have broken my tech 1 also, as now I get to rebuild the tech 2. I should be able to roll from here now, especially since he skipped worker
EDIT
Why do I always think Unphase costs 3… it costs 2


P1t5

Summary

Hand
Safe attacking
Fox’s Den Students 2x
Snapback
Speed of the Fox
Workers safe attacking
Tech glorious ninja and masked racoon

Get paid($7)
Worker ($6)
Tech 2 ninjitsu ($2)
Float 2 gold
Squad leader: token ninja Don
Elite: token ninja Mike
Scavenger: token ninja Leonardo
Technician: token ninja Ralph
In play: Aged Sensei and Fox Viper
Base: 20
Tech 1: 5
Tech 2 ninjitsu: 5
8 workers
Hand: 5
Deck: 0
Discard: 6

Thoughts

Losing Setsuki is a problem, but I haven’t lost yet. Glorious ninja, light the way with speed and style!

Game 2, Player 2, Turn 5

P1 White vs P2 Off-Purple

Starting Hand

Battle Suits
Unphase
Tinkerer
Omegacron

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (9+1float)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except for turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Xenostalker, Discord
Xenostalker, Omegacron
Unphase x2
Knight of the Conclave x2


Main:

  • Battle Suits (8)
  • Unphase KotC, break your tech 2, your base to 18 (6)
  • Check topdeck with Vir
  • Omegacron (4)
  • Vir kills SQL
  • Maxband Vir (0)
Workers

Nullcraft, Hardened Mox, Forgotten Fighter, Neo Plexus

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

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • Tech1 HP: 1
  • Tech2 HP: 5 FUTURE

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Plasmodium (4/1+1armor)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Vir (3/5 lvl 7)
  • Mech (forecast 2)
  • Knight of the Conclave (5/4, resist 1, invisible)
  • Knight of the Conclave (forecast 1)
  • Omegacron (forecast 6)
  • Battle Suits

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9

End of Turn Hand

Fading Argonaut
Temporal Research
Unphase

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Hmm, this isn’t exactly what I wanted to draw, but I think it’s worth breaking that tech 2. So suits + unphase, 6 gold left. What else to do? Getting Omegacron down would be good probably… And I suppose maxband Vir? Or check topdeck, if it’s Xenostalker or Time Spiral I wanna do that… I’m teching in the other Xenostalker and a Discord.

Fargo on top, hmmm. I think I’d rather get the mech token ticking


P1T6

Summary

Hand
Grappling hook
Morningstar Flagbearer
Glorious ninja
Savior monk
Hidden ninja
Workers savior monk
Tech Speed of the Fox and Masked Raccoon

Get paid ($10)
Worker ($9)
Rebuild tech 2 ninjitsu
Setsuki ($7)
Cast Grappling hook ($7) move plasmodium to lookout
Token ninja Mike kills plasmodium.
Midband Setsuki ($4)
Aged Sensei buffs ninja Leonardo.
Fox primus and ninja Leonardo suicide into Vir.
Setsuki to maxband.
Build Tower. ($1)
Float 1 gold.
Technician: token ninja Leonardo
In play: Setsuki and Aged Sensei
Base: 20
Tech 1: 5
Tech 2 ninjitsu: 5
Tower: 4
9 workers
Hand: 5
Deck: 7
Discard: 0

New hand

Masked Raccoon
Fox’s Den Students 2x
Glorious ninja
Speed of the Fox

Thoughts

Assuming nothing goes too horribly wrong, it will rain ninja from the sky and water from your eye.

How did Sets get to attack? She doesn’t have haste, unless you have and play speed of the fox

Oops. I’ll fix that.

There we go.

Game 2, Player 2, Turn 6

P1 White vs P2 Off-Purple

Starting Hand

Fading Argonaut
Temporal Research
Unphase
Xeno + TSpiral + Seer, hahaha

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (9)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except for turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Origin Story, Seer
Xenostalker, Discord
Xenostalker, Omegacron
Unphase x2
Knight of the Conclave x2


Main:

  • Prynn Pasternaak (7)
  • Temporal Research, 4+1+5 is 10 time runes, so I’mma draw 2 rs draw1 (5)
  • Xenostalker (1)
  • Seer, Mech Arrives (0)
  • skip worker again
Workers

Nullcraft, Hardened Mox, Forgotten Fighter, Neo Plexus

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

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 18
  • Tech1 HP: 1
  • Tech2 HP: 5 FUTURE

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Mech (6/7 untargetable)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Prynn (1/3 lvl 1 fading 4)
  • :exhaust: Technician: Seer (3/1)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Xenostalker (3/6)
  • Knight of the Conclave (5/4, resist 1)
  • Knight of the Conclave (5/4, resist 1)
  • Omegacron (forecast 5)
  • Battle Suits

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 4

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9

End of Turn Hand

Tinkerer
Xenostalker
Discord
Origin Story
Plasmodium

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Ten time runes wooo! I’ll tech a Seer on the off chance I draw it on the RS (and it’s useful in general), and an Origin Story (more than one way to deal with Sets is good right?)

HAHAHA nice, seer it is, you can hang around for later Time Spiral


P1t7

Summary

Hand
Glorious ninja
Fox’s Den Students 2x
Masked Raccoon
Tech reversal and Rambasa Twin

Draw 2

Draws

Glorious ninja and Speed of the Fox

Get paid and float ($10)
No worker
Cast Fox’s Den Students ($6)
Cast Fox’s Den Students ($2)
Hire Grave ($0)
Aged Sensei buffs Setsuki
Leonardo, Ralph, ninja 5 and 6 suicide into mech.
Setsuki kills it.
Ninja 7 kills tech 1. Your base takes 2 damage.
Squad leader: ninja 8
Scavenger: ninja 9
Technician: ninja 10
In play: Grave, Setsuki, Aged Sensei, ninja 7
Base: 18
Tech 1: 5
Tech 2: 5
Tower: 4
9 workers
Hand: 5
Deck: 0
Discard: 9

Thoughts

Not quite as good as I hoped but the immediate threat is dealt with.

Rook’s one short of maxbanding here. Midband = lvl 5, maxband = lvl 8

Oh. I’ll rework my turn in a few hours.

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There we go

NP, GGWP!

Game 2, Player 2, Turn 7

P1 White vs P2 Off-Purple

Starting Hand

Tinkerer
Xenostalker
Discord
Origin Story
Plasmodium

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (9)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except for turn 1)
All Teched Cards

Two Step x2
Origin Story, Seer
Xenostalker, Discord
Xenostalker, Omegacron
Unphase x2
Knight of the Conclave x2


Main:

  • River (7)
  • Discord, Ninjalinos disappear (5)
  • Midband Prynn (2)
  • KotCs, Xenostalker, Seer and Prynn deal 18 to your base, gg wp!

GG. Any advice? Also that win seemed extremely sudden. How do I keep from being blindsided like that?

Future Tech 2’s “thing” is kind of surprise massive base damage. Even without seeing the Discord, you could actually see that I had lethal on the board w/ Omegacron (who I can phase in by junking workers effectively at any time) and Xenostalker (who can paste those ninjalinos by unstoppably walking by them and dealing 1 to all of them.) Even Patrolling Grave, it was pretty likely I was going to end the game.

I don’t know this deck I’m playing well enough to know what you should be watching out for, tbh. One thing I can say is it’s hard for White to make its primary win condition maxband heroes against Past, as Origin Story makes access unreliable, and for Rook, birds are super vulnerable to Stewardess of the Undone.

I was trying out a “intentionally lose early game” strat here, hoping you would try to build pressure against it. Probably the better bet would have been to play for fast Tech 2, but I’m not totally sure.

I can say that against River, a swarm 1/1’s plan is never safe to Discord.

The best way for white to play hero strats against hard hero removal like Origin Story (or an Unphased Plasmodium ^_^) is probably to go Discipline tech 2. Training Grounds is great at keeping your heroes at constant threat. But there are no totally “safe” choices. Vir can steal them with Assimilate. If you go for big units, Prynn can trash them (Mind-Parry Monk makes this much better though, thus why Discipline T2 is probably your best bet). You have to strike a good balance and have multiple win conditions to pivot to against this deck, which is kind of why I wanted to try it.

One thing you can do to help is use Snapback “offensively”. If Prynn is what would derail your plan, but I don’t have her on the field, look for opportunities to Snapback her in and then immediately kill her.

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