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CAWS 2016: zhavier ([Necro]/Blood/Truth) vs. Eijolend (Mono Green)


#1

@Eijolend

GLHF!

P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Summon Skeletons
Jandra, the Negator
Sacrifice the Weak
Skeletal Archery
Pestering Haunt


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery


NextHand

Skeleton Javelineer
Graveyard
Poisonblade Rogue
Deteriorate


Discard

Sacrifice the Weak
Summon Skeletons


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Jandra, the Negator - ($0)
Pestering Haunt

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 4


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]:
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Jandra, the Negator 3/3
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Pestering Haunt 1/1
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 2
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5
Thoughts

Mono green… I think Jandra could be a good opening here. lead into Skeleton spam or Drakk. Hopefully I can leverage the overpower to good effect.


#2

Hi @zhavier, nice to meet you.

gl hf!

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Rich Earth
Forest’s Favor
Playful Panda
Spore Shambler
Tiger Cub


WORKERS
Rich Earth


NextHand

Ironbark Treant
Verdant Tree
Young Treant
Merfolk Prospector
Rampant Growth


Discard

Forest’s Favor
Spore Shambler
Playful Panda
Tiger Cub


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Calamandra - ($2)
Calamandra casts Forest’s Favor on Calamandra. - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Calamandra Lvl.1 (3/4+A) +
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]

[B]Buildings:[/B]

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 4
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6

[details=Thoughts]Okay, here’s another matchup I can spend scared of Kidnapping for the whole game, no matter if it is actually in play or not.

Looking back at zhavier’s previous games he seems to favor a Blood based approach supported by varying Tech I choices and the very nice and flexible spell lineup that his spec combination offers.
I expect him to go Blood again this game, as Growth is quite good for dealing with Truth.

I have considerable problems coming up with a good response to this board.

My first instict of Tiger Cub + Arg dies to StW and leaves him so far ahead, we might as well stop playing right there. Tiger Cub + Playful Panda has the same problem.

The only thing I can come up with that doesn’t die to this board if he has StW is a 3/4 hero in Squad Lead (he doesn’t have the 6 gold for Drakk midband as P1, otherwise I’d consider this opening close to unbeatable). Thankfully I have Forest’s Favor in hand so I can use that instead of midbanding Calamandra. I should be able to pick up a good trade with Calamandra in the near future, but I shouldn’t rely too much on her as it also makes her a very juicy Doom Grasp target.

A likely response is Jandra in Squad Lead while building a board with Drakk or Garth.
[/details]


#3

P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Doom Grasp
Lich’s Bargain


STARTING HAND
Deteriorate
Graveyard
Skeleton Javelineer
Poisonblade Rogue


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Poisonblade Rogue


NextHand

Lich’s Bargain
Skeleton Javelineer
Deteriorate
Thieving Imp
Summon Skeletons


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Pestering Haunt hits Base for 1
Garth - ($2)
Skeleton - ($1)

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


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Skeleton 1/1+A
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: Jandra, the Negator 4/3
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Garth 1/3, lvl 1
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Pestering Haunt 1/1
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

That is a good counter to my opening… Most likely Jandra dies to Cala and he plays a blocker. I can live with that. I am probably going to have to figure out what to do about Midori later on, as it is pretty obvious I favor Blood in this deck lineup. Most likely he will go balance or growth and I will have to play a bit of catchup. My next turn I am going to have to grab Doom Grasp to deal with Midori or Calamandra. I could kill Cala now and skip a worker, but that puts me so far behind on making my tech 2 its probably a losing position against growth. On the flipside, it gives me a Maxband Drakk…

I could switch things up and try a token spam with Lich’s Bargain… Let’s see how that goes, see If I can apply some serious pressure with frenzy and deathtouch


#4

P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Huntress
Galina Glimmer


STARTING HAND
Merfolk Prospector
Rampant Growth
Verdant Tree
Young Treant
Ironbark Treant


WORKERS
Rich Earth
Verdant Tree


NextHand

Forest’s Favor
Galina Glimmer
Young Treant
Playful Panda
Ironbark Treant


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Calamandra kills Skeleton taking 1 damage.
Calamandra 1->3, heals. - ($3)
Merfolk Prospector - ($2)
Tech I - ($1)

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


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]:
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Merfolk Prospector (1/1) [Resist 1 from Calamandra]
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Calamandra Lvl.3 (4/5) +
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 7

[details=Thoughts]Not sure if my Tech choices do anything, but the same arguments as I used against monoblack and monored apply here as well: I cannot afford to lose a Centaur to StW or get it kidnapped, Tiny Basilisk & Ferocity do nothing against black if he can easily reduce the ATK to 0.

I considered stealthing Calamandra to kill Garth, but decided against going down on cards. If i read the board right, he shouldn’t be able to kill Calamandra unless he drew into a Doom Grasp. However, he cannot Worker, make a Skeleton, Doom Grasp and build Tech I with only 7 gold, so I might be safe, maybe? I think I can recover if he has to sacrifice Jandra?[/details]


#5

P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Bone Collector
Bone Collector


STARTING HAND
Thieving Imp
Lich’s Bargain
Skeleton Javelineer
Deteriorate
Summon Skeletons


WORKERS
Poisonblade Rogue
Thieving Imp


NextHand

Sacrifice the Weak
Doom Grasp
Graveyard
Pestering Haunt



[/details]
Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Deteriorate Merfolk - ($5)
Tech 1 - ($3)
Pestering Haunt suicides on Calamandra for 1
Jandra suicides on Calamandra, no other units left for me to destroy
Make a Skeleton - ($2)
Lich’s Bargain, sacrifice worker - ($0)
Garth trades with Calamandra

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 3, shuffle, draw 1


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]:
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Skeleton 1/1
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Skeleton 1/1
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Horror 3/3
  • Zombie 2/2
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

I am VERY surprised he is only defending with a merfolk. Oh well, might as well see how this token spam thing works out. With Drakk, I can probably do a ton of Damage


#6

This costs 1 gold because Merfolk Propsector has Resist 1 from Calamandra’s Midband, who is still alive at that point.


#7

Ok, I will skip the skeleton Javelineer and shuffle and draw 1 additional card.


#8

P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Huntress
Dinosize


STARTING HAND
Ironbark Treant
Forest’s Favor
Young Treant
Galina Glimmer
Playful Panda
Rampant Growth


WORKERS
Rich Earth
Verdant Tree
Ironbark Treant


NextHand

Tiger Cub
Huntress
Spore Shambler
Rampant Growth


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float + Scavenger - ($9)
Young Treant, I draw a card - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Argagarg (with Wisp) - ($4)
Galina Glimmer - ($3)
Playful Panda (with Wisp) - ($1)

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


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Young Treant (0/2+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]: Galina Glimmer (2+1/2)
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]: Wisp A (0/1)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Wisp B (0/1)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Argagarg Lvl.1 (1/3)
  • Playful Panda (2/2)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8

[details=Thoughts]Okay, I knew he could get Calamandra if he traded in Garth, but I did not expect Lich’s Bargain at all… We’ll see if the P2 economy advantage is enough to carry me out of this mess.

With Calamandra being dead, I’m not really sure what my tech choice should be and I’m simply choosing the most standard thing I can think of. Maybe Moment’s Peace might be a good idea to survive this onslaught? But Midori does nothing to help me this turn.

So I’ll just bring out lots and lots of blockers, hoping that will buy me some time. Hopefully I can build Tech II next turn.[/details]


#9

I am certain you discarded 2, not 4, so you are going to need to redraw the 1 card post reshuffle and make sure playful panda is marked in play and didn’t get shuffled back in.


#10

P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Crashbarrow
Shoddy Glider


STARTING HAND
Sacrifice the Weak
Doom Grasp
Graveyard
Pestering Haunt


WORKERS
Poisonblade Rogue
Thieving Imp
Pestering Haunt


NextHand

Jandra, the Negator
Lich’s Bargain
Skeleton Javelineer
Summon Skeletons
Bone Collector


Discard

Graveyard
Sacrifice the Weak
Doom Grasp
Crashbarrow
Shoddy Glider


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Midband Drakk - ($0)
Zombie kills Young Treant
Skeleton 1 trades with Galina Glimmer
Skeleton 2 kills Scav Wisp

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Horror 3/3+A
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Drakk 2/3, lvl 4
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Zombie 2/2
  • Skeleton 1/1
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 5
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7

#11

It seems I have forgotten to remove some of the cards I played from my hand. Sorry about that. I’ve redrawn my hand accordingly and updated my post with the correct info.

Edit… and it seems with rolling back I smuggled an older patrol configuration in… sec… fixing. Fixed, now everything really is like it should be.


#12

P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Potent Basilisk
Potent Basilisk


STARTING HAND
Huntress
Spore Shambler
Tiger Cub
Rampant Growth


WORKERS
Rich Earth
Verdant Tree
Ironbark Treant
Tiger Cub


NextHand

Dinosize
Huntress
Forest’s Favor


Discard

Young Treant
Galina Glimmer
Rampant Growth
Spore Shambler
Potent Basilisk
Potent Basilisk


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float + Scavenger - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Argagarg casts Rampant Growth on Playful Panda. - ($7)
Playful Panda trades with Horror.
Huntress - ($5)
Tech II (Balance) - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 1, draw 3


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Huntress (3/3+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Wisp (0/1)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Argagarg Lvl.1 (1/3)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Balance)

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 7
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9

[details=Thoughts]Okay… the turn does not really offer that much choice, so let’s talk about spec decision instead.

Since I’m down on cards but ahead on gold, I think I want something that has lots of impact with few cards and that is not susceptible to annoying shenanigans… Sounds like balance again! Still toying with the idea of Moment’s Peace, but not sure when I would best cast it and it would be much better if I’m up on cards.
[/details]


#13

OBJECTION: The 3/3 horror created by Lich’s Bargain has Deathtouch – anything that takes any amount of damage from it, even to armor, will die.


#14

Thanks for spotting that, I clearly should’ve reread the card properly when zhavier played it!

My turn remains the same, but the Playful Panda is dead.


#15

P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
War Drums
War Drums


STARTING HAND
Summon Skeletons
Bone Collector
Jandra, the Negator
Skeleton Javelineer
Lich’s Bargain


WORKERS
Poisonblade Rogue
Thieving Imp
Pestering Haunt
Jandra, the Negator


NextHand

Lich’s Bargain
Summon Skeletons
War Drums
Doom Grasp
Bone Collector


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Maxband Drakk - ($4)
Bone Collector, gains Haste, trades with huntress, makes a skeleton - ($2)
Heroes Hall - ($0)
Skeleton 1 kills Wisp
Zombie Kills Argagarg
Drakk deals 3 to Tech 2

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


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Skeleton 2 1/1+A
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Zombie 2/1
  • Skeleton 1 1/1
  • Drakk 3/4, lvl 6
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 16
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 7
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

I am short the gold I would need to build my tech 2 by a wide margin, but I am setup great to deal a TON of damage next turn to break through whatever defense he might muster. And there is no haste available to him.

Oh, and I drew war drums, even better!


#16

P2T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Moment’s Peace
Ferocity


STARTING HAND
Forest’s Favor
Dinosize
Huntress
Playful Panda


WORKERS
Rich Earth
Verdant Tree
Ironbark Treant
Tiger Cub
Dinosize


NextHand

Spore Shambler
Potent Basilisk
Young Treant


Discard

Forest’s Favor
Moment’s Peace
Ferocity


Tech 2 card(s)
Draw a card from Technician (reshuffle before adding teched cards)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Huntress - ($7)
Playful Panda (with Wisp) - ($5)
Calamandra - ($3)
Calamandra 1->3 - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 1, draw 3


[B]Board Info:[/B]
[B]In Patrol:[/B]

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Huntress (3/3+A)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]: Wisp (0/1)
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Calamandra Lvl.3 (3/4)
  • Playful Panda (2/2)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 19
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Balance)

[B]Economy Info:[/B]
[B]Cards:[/B]

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 3
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 10

[details=Thoughts]Okay, this is looking bad. Not sure if my earlier Tech II is enough to regain an advantage.
At this point my strategy is just desperately flailing to maybe reach Tech III somehow. Building it right now doesn’t help though because I need one more reshuffle to get to the cards.[/details]


#17

"P1T6


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Bone Collector
Doom Grasp
War Drums
Summon Skeletons
Lich’s Bargain


WORKERS
Poisonblade Rogue
Thieving Imp
Pestering Haunt
Jandra, the Negator


NextHand

Crashbarrow
Sacrifice the Weak
Graveyard
War Drums
Shoddy Glider


Discard

Doom Grasp
Summon Skeletons
Lich’s Bargain


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
War Drums X=3 - ($5)
Bone Collector, gains Haste X=4 - ($3)
Garth + Skeleton X=5 - ($0)
Skeleton 1 trades with Huntress, X=4
Drakk kills Wisp
Bone Collector,attacks base, I get a skeleton, X=5, base to 10
Skeleton 2 hits base to 3
Zombie hits base, GG!

@EricF


#18

GG!
I didn’t expect Lich’s Bargain at all. Definitely have to figure out how to properly respond to this.


#19

He had another Lich’s Bargain in hand that turn. If he’d wanted the more dramatic win, he could have played it instead of workering and having Garth make a skeleton, and really trashed your base. That was impressive, @zhavier!


#20

I try not to go for overkill, but yes, I did see that line after I had found the line I used.

I will also say not patrolling calamandra was a mistake, as it could have delayed me. And I was at least a little lucky in getting one of the 2 war drums that turn instead of having to wait until next turn, but the hasted Bone Collector was guaranteed, so it was at least likely I could clear your board.

Best answer would ahve been moments peace a lot sooner, as it forces me to Doom Grasp Midori in order to get anything done, which can really slow me down.