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[CAWS18] FINALS Marto [Discipline]/Strength/Finesse vs EricF [Discipline]/Strength/Finesse


#1

@EricF let’s end this ! GL HF

P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Fox Viper
Fox Primus
Morningstar Flagbearer
Grappling Hook
Sensei's Advice


WORKERS
Morningstar Flagbearer


NextHand

Snapback
Aged Sensei
Safe Attacking
Savior Monk
Smoker


Discard

Grappling Hook
Sensei's Advice
Fox Viper


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Fox Primus - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Fox Primus 2/2+A
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:
    In Play:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3
    Gold:
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5
Thoughts

Clearly this is not the start I'd have wanted, but, well, we'll see.


#2

Good luck to you too - going easy on me, I see… thanks for that!

P2, Turn 1
  1. Smoker — Tech 0
  2. Snapback — Magic
  3. Grappling Hook — Magic
  4. Safe Attacking — Tech 0
  5. Morningstar Flagbearer — Tech 0 -> Worker

So, to have started with Primus over Hero+1 means his turn 2 hand has all 3 1-drops. That dramatically reduces the chance of Hook + Advice being both available, and he can’t kill Rook without both, so…
not that I have a 2-drop or sensei to play ::frown::

Option: Worker, 2 1-drops, Rook (draw 4 of 5)
Then - Worker, 2 more cards, Tech I (draw 1, rs, draw 2 of 5)
Then - Worker, Tech II, spend 2 gold, (draw remaining 3, possibly reshuffle + draw)
OR
Then - Worker, Tech I (draw 1, rs, draw 4 of 7)
Then - Worker, Tech II, spend ~ gold (draw 3 of 7 + 2 of ~5)

either way looks like going T3 Tech II is not the best move.

5 gold (5)
Worker (4)
Rook (2)
Smoker (1)
Safe Attacking (0)
Discard 2, Draw 4.

SQL - L1 Rook (2/4 +1)

Smoker (1/1)

Safe Attacking
Base - 20

6 workers, 0 gold
Hand: 4
Deck: 1
Discard: 2

Next Hand
  1. Fox Viper — Tech 0
  2. Fox Primus — Tech 0
  3. Savior Monk — Tech 0
  4. Sensei’s Advice — Magic

In Deck: Aged Sensei


#3

P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Spartner
Nimble Fencer


STARTING HAND
Aged Sensei
Safe Attacking
Snapback
Smoker
Savior Monk


WORKERS
Morningstar Flagbearer
Smoker


NextHand

Safe Attacking
Savior Monk
Sensei's Advice
Fox Viper
Nimble Fencer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Tech I - ($3)
Rook - ($1)
Aged Sensei - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: lvl 1 Rook 2/4+A
  • :psfist: Elite: Aged Sensei 2/1
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:
    In Play:
  • Fox Primus 2/2
    Buildings:
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0
    Gold:
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

Clearly this is not the start I'd have wanted, but, well, we'll see.


#4
P2, Turn 2

So, Marto’s turn 3 could involve any of: Nimble Fencer, Sensei’s Advice, Level Up Rook
At the end of it, he could have:
L8 Rook vs. Nothing
OR
Nimble Fencer (2/1) (plus Safe Attacking in play, or Advice used up)
L3 Rook (2/2) + 2 gold or L5 Rook (3/5)
vs. Nothing

OR, if I patrol with Rook (and build tower?):
Nimble Fencer (2/1)
L3 Rook (2/1)
Fox Primus (breaks tower)
used Advice

Tech in Nimble Fencer and Discord

Worker Fox Viper

6 gold (6)
Worker (5)
Tech I (4)
Smoker trades with Aged Sensei
Level Rook to 5 (0)
Rook skips patrol and kills Fox Primus
Discard 3, Draw 1, rs, Draw 4.

No patrol

L5 Rook (3/3)

Safe Attacking
Base - 20
Tech I - 5

7 workers, 0 gold
Hand: 5
Deck: 4
Discard: 0

Next Hand
  1. Fox Primus — Tech 0
  2. Savior Monk — Tech 0
  3. Grappling Hook — Magic
  4. Discord
  5. Aged Sensei

#5

? is this still going on?


#6

Busy week-end :wink:

P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Nimble Fencer
Bird's Nest


STARTING HAND
Fox Viper
Sensei's Advice
Nimble Fencer
Safe Attacking
Savior Monk


WORKERS
Morningstar Flagbearer
Smoker
Fox Viper


NextHand

Grappling Hook
Spartner
Fox Primus
Snapback


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Savior Monk - ($3)
Nimble Fencer - ($1)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: lvl 1 Rook 2/4+A
  • :psfist: Elite: Savior Monk 3/2
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: Nimble Fencer 2/3
  • :target: Lookout:
    In Play:

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0
    Gold:
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

Heavily miscounted my gold, as I was sure I could play a 2g thing and level up. Now I can't punish his lvl up, as it would mean playing no card, and losing to Snapback.


#7
P2, Turn 3
  1. Fox Primus — Tech 0 -> Worker
  2. Savior Monk — Tech 0
  3. Grappling Hook — Magic
  4. Discord
  5. Aged Sensei

Tech in Nimble Fencer and Grounded Guide

7 gold (7)
Worker (6)
Savior Monk (4)
Tower (1)
Aged Sensei (0)
Discard 2, Draw 4.

SQL - L5 Rook (3/3 +1)
Scavenger - Savior Monk (2/2)
Technician - Aged Sensei (1/1)

Safe Attacking
Base - 20
Tech I - 5
Tower - 4

8 workers, 0 gold
Hand: 4
Deck: 0
Discard: 4

Next Hand

Snapback — Magic
Sensei’s Advice — Magic
Smoker — Tech 0
Nimble Fencer


#8

P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Doubling Barbarian
Doubling Barbarian


STARTING HAND
Snapback
Spartner
Grappling Hook
Fox Primus


WORKERS
Morningstar Flagbearer
Smoker
Fox Viper
Fox Primus


NextHand

Nimble Fencer
Aged Sensei
Safe Attacking
Bird's Nest


Discard

Snapback
Grappling Hook
Doubling Barbarian
Doubling Barbarian


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($8)
Worker - ($7)
Sparring Partner - ($6)
Tech II - Strength - ($2)

Float ($2)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: lvl 1 Rook 2/4+A
  • :psfist: Elite: Savior Monk 3/2
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Spartner 2/2
  • :pschip: Technician: Nimble Fencer 2/3
  • :target: Lookout:
    In Play:

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 4
    Gold:
  • Gold: 2
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

I'm surprised EricF built a Tower and didn't pressure up. Well, so good for me. I've no real way to do anything this turn, so let's tech up. Theoretically, Strength II can beat Finesse II, but here, Eric managed not to reshuffle, so he should draw his stuff one turn before me, and that's not good.


#9

Don’t forget to set your building HP on that Tech II. :wink:


#10
P2, Turn 4

Snapback — Magic
Sensei’s Advice — Magic
Smoker — Tech 0
Nimble Fencer

Tech Grounded Guide and 2-step
//after much consideration, this is the best I could come up with for beating Grapplers.

8 gold (8)
Tech II Finesse (4)
Nimble Fencer (2)
Sensei’s Advice on Aged Sensei and Savior Monk (1)
Rook & Aged Sensei kill Rook, level to 7
Savior Monk kills Sparring Partner, you get a gold
Discard 2, rs, Draw 4. Float 1 gold.

SQL - Nimble Fencer (2/3 +1)

L7 Rook (3/1)
Savior Monk (2/2)
Aged Sensei (1/1)

Safe Attacking
Base - 20
Tech I - 5
Tech II - 5 (Finesse)
Tower - 4

8 workers, 1 gold
Hand: 4
Deck: 5
Discard: 0

Next Hand
  1. 2-Step
  2. Grounded Guide
  3. Discord
  4. Grounded Guide

#11

P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Whitestar Grappler
Whitestar Grappler


STARTING HAND
Aged Sensei
Bird's Nest
Safe Attacking
Nimble Fencer
Sensei's Advice


WORKERS
Morningstar Flagbearer
Smoker
Fox Viper
Fox Primus
Aged Sensei


NextHand

Nimble Fencer
Snapback
Grappling Hook


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Worker - ($9)
Summon Grave - ($7)
Nimble Fencer - ($5)
Partner buffs Monk, then Fencer - ($3)
Sensei's Advice on Monk and Fencer - ($2)
Safe Attacking - ($1)
Savior Monk kills Fencer, suffers 1 damage
Fencer kills Rook, takes 2 damage back. grave midbands

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: lvl 3 Grave 3/4+A
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:
    In Play:
  • Savior Monk 3/2
  • Spartner 2/2
  • Nimble Fencer 3/2
  • Safe Attacking
    Buildings:
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 0
    Gold:
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

with Safe Attacking I go very low on cards, but else Discord slays me… grave in Lookout should be considered, because Snapback -> River then Monk kills River (after buff) sounds a strong play, but any Grounded Guide + Fencer would thrive on it, and I know Eric often goes this way, so.


#12

I believe Eric killed the Spartner


#13

Oh. I was so sure he killed Fencer. Well. Redoing my turn


#14

I’m calling it. GG !

As I was redoing my turn, I incidentally looked at Eric’s hand - trying to find my starting hand, as I shouldn’t have drawn with techn, I searched my “next hand” from the previous turn, and I found out I was reading the wrong post…
Doing so leads to me conceding, and anyway, this Discord would’ve had me, as I was up to double Fencer + Safe Attacking yours. No regrets, as I fumbled my second turn so hard.


#15

Gg, sir! Glad to see that Discord plan (have one in to clean up surviving Fencers and/or kill birds) paid off.


#16

@zhavier

That 1st turn split was brutal!


#17

Congrats @EricF!

This was indeed a P1-dominated tournament


#18

Marto is now down to 2 loses, after conceding to EricF. They are now both at 2 losses. 1 more Match with EricF going first. Continue in this thread.


#19

So, If I end up winning, then Marto would have gone undefeated except for the mirror match against me? That’s dominance!

Player 1, Turn 1
  1. Grappling Hook — Magic
  2. Snapback — Magic
  3. Morningstar Flagbearer — Tech 0 -> Worker
  4. Fox Viper — Tech 0
  5. Sensei’s Advice — Magic

I guess the randomizer is showing pity…

4 gold (4)
Worker (3)
Fox Viper (1)
Discard 3, Draw 5. Float 1 gold.

Lookout - Fox Viper (2/1)

Base - 20

5 workers, 1 gold
Hand: 5
Deck: 0
Discard: 3

Next Hand
  1. Fox Primus — Tech 0
  2. Safe Attacking — Tech 0
  3. Savior Monk — Tech 0
  4. Aged Sensei — Tech 0
  5. Smoker — Tech 0

#20

P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Snapback
Grappling Hook
Aged Sensei
Sensei's Advice
Fox Primus


WORKERS
Fox Primus


NextHand

Fox Viper
Morningstar Flagbearer
Savior Monk
Smoker
Safe Attacking


Discard

Sensei's Advice
Snapback
Grappling Hook


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Aged Sensei - ($3)
Summon Grave - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: lvl 1 Grave 2/3+A
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:
    In Play:
  • Aged Sensei
    Buildings:
  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3
    Gold:
  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 6