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[CAWS18] tie MonoPurple vs codexnewb [Necro]/Anarchy/Growth


#1

GL HF @codexnewb!

"P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Battle Suits
Plasmodium
Temporal Research
Neo Plexus
Time Spiral


WORKERS
Time Spiral


NextHand

Fading Argonaut
Tinkerer
Hardened Mox
Nullcraft
Forgotten Fighter


Discard

Temporal Research
Neo Plexus
Battle Suits


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Plasmodium - ($1)

Float ($1)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

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

In Play:

  • Plasmodium (forecast 3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 5
    "

#2

"P2T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Pestering Haunt
Deteriorate
Skeletal Archery
Sacrifice the Weak
Skeleton Javelineer


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery


NextHand

Summon Skeletons
Poisonblade Rogue
Jandra, the Negator
Thieving Imp
Graveyard


Discard

Pestering Haunt
Sacrifice the Weak
Deteriorate


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
garth - ($2)
sk jav - ($1)
make a skeleton - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Skeleton Javelineer (1/1+A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: SK (1/1)
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth, lvl 1, (1/3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6
Thoughts

jav instead of haunt to protect against nullcraft.

probably imp next turn. if he kills skeleton, then i can just make a new one. im probably shooting to keep units on the field so give myself a shot at a big turn 3.

"


#3

"P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Stewardess of the Undone
Stewardess of the Undone


STARTING HAND
Forgotten Fighter
Hardened Mox
Nullcraft
Fading Argonaut
Tinkerer


WORKERS
Time Spiral
Tinkerer


NextHand

Neo Plexus
Stewardess of the Undone
Temporal Research
Forgotten Fighter
Stewardess of the Undone


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Hardened Mox - ($2)
Tech 1 - ($1)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Hardened Mox (1/1 + A, indestructible)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Plasmodium (forecast 2)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 6
    "

#4

"P2T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
BC
BC


STARTING HAND
Summon Skeletons
Graveyard
Jandra, the Negator
Thieving Imp
Poisonblade Rogue


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Jandra, the Negator


NextHand

Sacrifice the Weak
BC
Pestering Haunt
Poisonblade Rogue
Graveyard


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
tech 1 - ($3)
theiving imp, you discard #2 of 5 - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Skeleton Javelineer (1/1+A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: SK (1/1)
  • :pschip: Technician: Thieving Imp (2/2)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth, lvl 1, (1/3)

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
    Tech 1: 5HP

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

Need to check tie’s other games to see if he likes forgotten fighter or not…he send to keep it around just in case. I think IMO is better than rogue here because imo is either going to my hand from FF, which doubles his cycle problems from imp, or I get to swing with imp next turn. …now, tech BC or LB? BC! not exactlu sure how to patrol, playing kingdom hearts 3 with the bro’s. this should do.

"


#5

P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Immortal
Unphase


STARTING HAND
Stewardess of the Undone
Neo Plexus
Forgotten Fighter
Temporal Research
Stewardess of the Undone


WORKERS
Time Spiral
Tinkerer
Temporal Research


NextHand

Battle Suits
Nullcraft
Fading Argonaut
Forgotten Fighter


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($7)
Discard #2
Stewardess of the Undone bounces SK - ($4)
Worker - ($3)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Hardened Mox (1/1 + A, indestructible)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Stewardess of the Undone (2/3)
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Plasmodium (forecast 1)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 3
  • Workers: 7
Thoughts

Well, Stewardess to battle tokens, & Immortal can survive Horrors & 1/1 boosted-ed units. I’m probably going to need some way to break through his front line, though. Thinking Vir + Unphase could be an unexpected way to make that happen early, punching Plasmodium + Nullcraft through to the back line maybe? Unphase could also be useful w/ Immortal being large enough to break buildings. Floating some gold b/c I’m going to need it on the next 2 turns, with Tech 2 being built and (hopefully) Tech 2 cards coming up…and draw looks solid, though I would’ve liked Stewardess to come up in this one


#6

"P2T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Gunpoint Taxman
Liches Bargain


STARTING HAND
Sacrifice the Weak
Poisonblade Rogue
Graveyard
BC
Pestering Haunt


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Jandra, the Negator
Poisonblade Rogue


NextHand

Deteriorate
Thieving Imp (2/2)
Gunpoint Taxman
Summon Skeletons
BC


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Bone collector - ($4)
mid garth - ($1)
garth sideliens mox
sk jav throws spear at stewardess
imp trades with stewardess
make a skeleton - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: SK (1/1+A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: BC (3/3)
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Garth, lvl 4, (2/3)
  • Sk Jav (1/1)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

okay, stewardess wasnt unexpected. i was expecting seers for sure. but that makes sense for him. that makes LB a little less incentivizing.

runed tech 1 units are going to be important this game. 5/5 bone collectors, taxmen, etc… given that, i think that i need to delay tech 2 for now and put some pressure on. game changer will be double tech break, and the best way to do that is get some tech 1’s going.

teching a taxman and an LB.

tech 3 if not making good progress in 2 turns.

BC to scav, drop two 2 cost units/spells, AND tech up, AND deteriorate that plasmodium when he rushes in. hopefully garth can help me recover the hand. im not expecting an early origin story, but i guess it could happen. still doesnt change my turn or plans though.

he can respond with another stewardess, plasmo runs into bc, and one other card. thank God for the Imp limiting that reshuffle/draw to just 1.

"


#7

P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Hyperion
Origin Story


STARTING HAND
Nullcraft
Battle Suits
Fading Argonaut
Forgotten Fighter


WORKERS
Time Spiral
Tinkerer
Temporal Research
Forgotten Fighter


NextHand

Neo Plexus
Immortal
Stewardess of the Undone
Unphase


Discard

Stewardess of the Undone
Fading Argonaut
Nullcraft
Hyperion
Origin Story


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Scav Gold - ($11)
Battle Suits - ($9)
Mox kills SQL Sk
Plasmodium comes into play with great haste, kills Scav BC

Vir - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Tech 2 Present - ($2)

Float ($2)
Discard 2, draw 4


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite: Vir (2/3 + 1Atk)
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Plasmodium (4/1 haste)
  • Hardened Mox (2/1, indestructible)
  • Battle Suits

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 5

Gold:

  • Gold: 2
  • Workers: 8
Thoughts

codexnewb has won w/ Garth ult against me before, so he could be going mid to bait me into tech-ing an Origin Story.

Well it worked, because I'm doing it, and it also potentially saves me from Argagarg's ult. I have a lot of anti-token stuff out here so Origin Story as a hero answer is reasonable. I'm also adding Hyperion b/c Hyperion is rad, I have Battle Suits, and I'm down on cards (damn Imp).

If he doesn't pull any hero hijinks, then I'll use Geiger's typical max-Geiger-for-twice-the-Hyperion dance.

And in other news - everything else here seems to be going OK. Keeping board clear to reduce ammo for MOLAC & Garth ult, used Mox to get to Tech 2 first, will get value out of Plasmodium. We're en route to Tech 3 w/ Tech Lab & Ebbflow Archon, who should be particularly good against these token horde decks.

Vir in the elite slot because he’ll either have to sac his hero to kill Vir, which I can live with, or max him and then leave him with 1 HP. Doubt he’d do the latter, as there’s not a ton of advantage there but I guess he’d get the unit for it without spending the card. I’m gonna be sad if he Doom Grasps my hero and then uses that 1/1 to kill my Plasmodium, though. Can’t cover all eventualities, I guess. Origin Story will be useful if this is how things go down.

Finally- floating 2 gold here so I can draw an extra card. The gold will be useful for my next turn, as Immortal+Unphase+Stewardess isn't gonna be cheap. I have not Tech-ed Assimilate yet for MOLAC, so that's a risk, but he's probably assuming that I will add it.


#8

"P2T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Blooming Ancient
Blooming Ancient


STARTING HAND
Summon Skeletons
Deteriorate
BC
Gunpoint Taxman
Thieving Imp (2/2)


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Jandra, the Negator
Poisonblade Rogue
Thieving Imp (2/2)


NextHand

Pestering Haunt
Sacrifice the Weak
Graveyard


Discard

BC
Deteriorate
Summon Skeletons
Blooming Ancient
Blooming Ancient


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
scav gold - ($9)
Worker - ($8)
deteriorate plasmodium to death
bone collector - ($6)
gunpoint taxman - ($4)
tech 2 growth - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 1, draw 3


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: GPT (3/3+A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician: BC (3/3)
  • :target: Lookout: Sk Jav (1/1)

In Play:

  • Garth, lvl 4, (2/3)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 5

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

well that worked out better than i thought!

worker imp now that i know a stewardass will come back around to haunt me. id rather have the summon skeletons for BA’s

battle suits leads me to think hyperions. with all that gold float, he can gg 10, geiger, 8, hyperion 3, TD, 1, worker 1. or just doubel Hyp.

he also still has stewardess in case he didnt tech TD/Hyperion turn 3. tempted to draw with sk jav while i can, but best case i get LB and just get a horror bounced instead. ill leave him in lookout

fingers crossed my tech 2 survives. double cross for garth to survive as well.

"


#9

P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Ebbflow Archon
Ebbflow Archon


STARTING HAND
Unphase
Immortal
Neo Plexus
Stewardess of the Undone


WORKERS
Time Spiral
Tinkerer
Temporal Research
Forgotten Fighter
Neo Plexus


NextHand

Fading Argonaut
Unphase
Plasmodium


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid + float - ($10)
Mox runs into GPT; armor gone, does 1 dmg to GPT
Immortal; Mox is trashed - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Stewardess; nothing to bounce, sadface - ($0)

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Immortal (5/5 + A, indestructible)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Stewardess of the Undone (3/3)
  • :pschip: Technician: Vir L1 (2/3)
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Battle Suits

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 6
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

Definitely want to build Tech 3 next turn. Ideal would be Tech 3 and Hyperion. Teching a couple Ebbflows to increase the odds that I'll get one post-tech. Hopefully I don't draw into one now, and really hope I don't draw them at the same time :slight_smile:

… and post-draw, ugh. Not thrilled about getting that Plasmodium right away. At least I know what I’ll be worker-ing, heh. Fading Argonaut might not be so bad as a body to defend. Actually, drawing one bad card to worker is probably a good thing, and Tech 2 + Worker + Tech Lab is 7, so Fading Argonaut is kind of the perfect cost. Maybe it’s actually a good draw after all


#10

Immortal costs $6, not $5.


#11

ill wait to play in case you have a turn change.


#12

Sorry, my bad - same turn but don’t bounce SkJav


#13

edit: give taxman extra rune to survive against stewardess. dont give rune to skeleton at end of turn.

i double checked it, but lmk if you find any mistakes.

"P2T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Liches Bargain
Surprsie Attack


STARTING HAND
Sacrifice the Weak
Graveyard
Pestering Haunt


WORKERS
Skeletal Archery
Jandra, the Negator
Poisonblade Rogue
Thieving Imp (2/2)


NextHand

Liches Bargain
Liches Bargain
Sacrifice the Weak
Graveyard


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($9)
max Garth, heals, summon Blooming Ancient from discard - ($6)
Garth makes SK #1, 1 rune (1 total) - ($5)
Arg, wisp, 2 runes (3 total) - ($3)
Pestering Haunt, 1 rune, (4 total)
BA moves 3 runes to BC (now 6/6)
BC hits and sidelines Immortal, takes 5, makes SK #2, 1 rune (2 total)
BA moves 2 runes to Taxman (now 5/4) (0 total)
Taxman kill Stewardass, steal your scav gold, takes 3 - ($4)
Garth kills Vir, takes 2, Arg to lvl 3
max Arg, summom Water Elemental, 1 rune (1 total) - ($2)
BA moves rune to BC (now 7/2)
Sk Jav hits your base to 19

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


Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Wisp (0/1+A)
  • :psfist: Elite: SK #1 (2/1)
  • :ps_: Scavenger: Arg, lvl 5, (1/5)
  • :pschip: Technician: Water Elemental (3/3)
  • :target: Lookout: SK #2 (1/1)

In Play:

  • Garth, lvl 7, (3/2)
  • GPT (5/1)+
  • BC (7/2) ++++
  • BA (2/4)
  • Sk Jav (1/1)
  • Pestering Haunt (1/1)

Buildings:

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

Economy Info:
Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 5
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 2
  • Workers: 9
Thoughts

phew, that was not expected. nice to have some breathing room. time to rune up and unload.

teching another LB and SA. Not expecting Arg to survive (patrolling him to keep BA alive and play it safe.

"


#14

Just realized stewardess is 3/3 due to battle suits. ill give him the second rune available at the time, and then not give the skeleton a rune at the end.

reshuffle/redraw doesnt seem required, but i can if rules say. @zhavier ?


#15

I think it’s over… don’t see how I could recover from there, so I’ll just call it here. GG! You did a great job setting up an explosive turn. My only real response would be to Rewind, which I misplayed in not adding earlier.

This is something I still can’t wrap my head around in this game - it seems like there are these two engines in Peace and Growth that are nearly identical, and they can essentially end the game on one turn, much like Tech 3 would. And whereas I might think well, it’s no big deal because multi-color decks create more obviously powerful combinations that are equally attractive, the surprise to me is that other colors seem to come up with more creative ways to enhance those engines rather than go against them.

IDK I just want a game where Reaver is viable, because it looks fun but I can’t imagine why anyone would ever play it when Drill Sergeant is an option…


#16

Well, Reaver doesn’t have to worry about clearing patrollers out of the way of its target, and destroying workers can prevent tech buildings from being rebuilt, so it definitely has some distinct advantages over Drill Sergeant. Combined with some means of granting haste, it could produce a hard shut down, but I haven’t actually tried creating a build around it.


#17

I think this qualifies as the you don’t actually make any functional change to correct for the rules error. Its kinda like using a floated gold when you underpaid, no actual change to the turn was needed.


#18

Yeah. Growth and Peace are pretty commonly used. But i definitely see people branching out in this tournament as well.

one of my favorite parts about codex is picking a card and trying to find the best ways to highlight that card’s potential.

GG! I was definitely feeling nervous the whole time since tech 2 present can swing so hard.


#19

There are quite a few cards across the specs that prove difficult to play a game around. Sometimes they make for great surprise tricks if your opponent forgets they exist, but when your opponent plays around the threat, its a complete dud.

In other words, there are quite a few cards that don’t see play in high level matches because they are a bad bet against experienced opponents.

Reaver is one of these. Betting that Now! (or bloodlust) and Seer and Time Spiral and Reaver all line up they way they are needed is a tough sell. Especially when Hyperions and Trikes make a much better immediate threat, or even Omegacrons and Hives. Reaver is a HUGE threat, but its very very slow. Flavorwise its spot on to the source material, but getting it to work is definitely a challenge.