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LLL 2: jalias ([Bashing]/Discipline/Ninjitsu) vs. EricF ([Growth]/Strength/Anarchy)


#1

Hi @EricF. I’m not sure I can do anything with these specs :dizzy_face:. Good game to you anyway :wink:


#2

P1T1


StartingHand Workers

STARTING HAND
Wither
Tenderfoot
Granfalloon Flagbearer
Spark
Brick Thief


WORKERS
Spark


NextHand

Helpful Turtle
Bloom
Timely Messenger
Fruit Ninja
Older Brother


Discard

Wither
Brick Thief
Granfalloon Flagbearer


Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($4)
Worker - ($3)
Tenderfoot - ($2)
Grave - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 3, draw 5


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Tenderfoot (1/2+a)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]: Grave(2/3; Sparkshot)
    [B]In Play:[/B]

[B]Buildings:[/B]

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

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

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

I needed Tenderfoot to avoid getting sniped by a rampant growth on T1. Grave is my most active play, because he’s the cheapest to level. I suspect he’ll play birds, because my deck doesn’t have any counter! I’ll try to focus on my P1 advantage as I don’t think my mid-late game options are a fair match to his.


#3

gl;hf!

[details=P2, Turn 1]Rich Earth
Merfolk Prospector
Tiger Cub -> Worker
Spore Shambler
Rampant Growth
[/details]
5 gold (5)
Rich Earth (2)
Worker (2)
Tech I (0)
Discard 3, Draw 5.

No Patrol

Base - 20
Tech I - 5

Rich Earth
6 workers, 0 gold
Hand: 5
Deck: 0
Discard: 3

[details=Next Hand]Ironbark Treant
Verdant Tree
Forest’s Favor
Young Treant
Playful Panda
[/details]


#4

Edit: the turn is invalid sorry
P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Reversal
Inverse Power Ninja


STARTING HAND
Bloom
Timely Messenger
Helpful Turtle
Fruit Ninja
Older Brother


WORKERS
Spark
Fruit Ninja


NextHand

Reversal
Wither
Brick Thief
Older Brother
Granfalloon Flagbearer


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Grave to L3 - ($2)
Grave casts Bloom on Grave - ($1)
Build Tech I - ($0)
Grave + Tenderfoot hit your base to 15

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Grave(3+1/4+1+a; Sparkshot, Readiness)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Tenderfoot (1/2)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

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

#5

[details=P2, Turn 2]Bring in 2x Birds Nest

Hand:
Ironbark Treant
Verdant Tree -> Worker
Forest’s Favor
Young Treant
Playful Panda
+Rampant Growth
[/details]
6 gold (6)
Young Treant (4), rs and draw
Playful Panda (2)
Worker (2)
Discard 3, Draw 4, rs, Draw 1. Float 2 gold

SQL - Wisp (0/1 +1)
Scavenger - Young Treant (0/2)

Playful Panda (2/2)

Base - 16
Tech I - 5

Rich Earth
7 workers, 2 gold
Hand: 5
Deck: 2
Discard: 0

[details=Next Hand]Forest’s Favor
Merfolk Prospector
Spore Shambler
Birds Nest
Birds Nest
[/details]


#6

Sorry, but I immediately edited because my turn was invalid. I spent 1g to few on bloom


#7

P1T2


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Reversal
Inverse Power Ninja


STARTING HAND
Bloom
Timely Messenger
Helpful Turtle
Fruit Ninja
Older Brother


WORKERS
Spark
Fruit Ninja


NextHand

Inverse Power Ninja
Reversal
Bloom
Wither
Older Brother


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($5)
Worker - ($4)
Grave to L3 - ($2)
Timely Messenger - ($1)
Build Tech I - ($0)
Grave + Tenderfoot hit your base to 16

Float ($0)
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]: Timely Messenger (1/1; Haste)
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Tenderfoot (1/2)
  • Grave(3/4+a; Sparkshot, Readiness)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

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

#8

I made another turn and reshuffled. I’m not sure how to procede from here, I made the turn before I saw your reply.


#9

That’s fine - my turn wasn’t actually dependent on yours. I’ll edit my turn to fix the patrol zone and base health, then you can continue.


#10

On second thought, I have no changes to make. Base is at 16, go ahead.


#11

I have to admit that I made another mistake on Turn 2. But it is just a cosmetic one. It lists 4 cards in my deck, where it should have only been 3: 2 in play, 2 workers, 5 in hand, leaves 3 in deck.

I double checked to make sure everything is in order now.

P1T3


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
Reversal
Inverse Power Ninja


STARTING HAND


WORKERS
Spark
Fruit Ninja
Older Brother


NextHand

Granfalloon Flagbearer
Reversal
Brick Thief
Helpful Turtle


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($6)
Worker - ($5)
Inverse Power Ninja - ($2)
Grave casts Bloom on Tenderfoot - ($0)
Tenderfoot kills Wisp
Grave kills Young Treant
You scavenge 1$
Messenger hits your base to 15

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


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Grave(3/4+a; Sparkshot, Readiness)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Tenderfoot (2/3)
  • Inverse Power Ninja (3/3)
  • Timely Messenger (1/1; haste)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5

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

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

#12

[details=P2, Turn 3]Forest’s Favor
Merfolk Prospector
Spore Shambler
Birds Nest
Birds Nest -> Worker

Tech in 2x Blooming Ancient
[/details]
7 gold (10)
Worker (10)
Rook (8)
Bird’s Nest (6)
Tech II Growth (2)
Discard 3, Draw 2, rs, Draw 3. Float 2 gold

SQL - L1 Rook (2/4 +1) w/ Bird’s Nest
Scavenger - Playful Panda (2/2)

Little Bird (1/1) flying
Big Bird (1/1) flying

Base - 15
Tech I - 5
Tech II - 5
Spec: Growth

Rich Earth
8 workers, 2 gold
Hand: 5
Deck: 3
Discard: 0

[details=Next Hand]Merfolk Prospector
Spore Shambler
Blooming Ancient
Ironbark Treant
Rampant Growth
[/details]


#13

Edit: The health of my tower is wrong. It is 4 instead of course

P1T4


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
True Power of Storms
True Power of Storms


STARTING HAND
Granfalloon Flagbearer
Brick Thief
Helpful Turtle
Reversal


WORKERS
Spark
Fruit Ninja
Older Brother
Helpful Turtle


NextHand

Wither
Reversal
Bloom
Inverse Power Ninja


Discard

Reversal
Brick Thief
Granfalloon Flagbearer
True Power of Storms
True Power of Storms


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($7)
Worker - ($6)
Grave casts Reversal on Rook; 3 dam + disabled - ($3)
Tenderfoot kills playful Panda
You scavenge 1$
Grave and Ninja kill your Tech II; your base takes 2 damage
Timely Messenger hits your base for 1
Build Tower - ($0)

Float ($0)
Discard 2, draw 4


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

  • :psblueshield: [I]Squad Leader[/I]: Grave(3/4+a; Sparkshot, Readiness)
  • :psfist: [I]Elite[/I]:
  • :ps_: [I]Scavenger[/I]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Tenderfoot (2/1)
  • Inverse Power Ninja (3/3)
  • Timely Messenger (1/1; haste)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tower HP: 4

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

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 5
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8

#14

[details=P2, Turn 4]Merfolk Prospector -> Worker
Spore Shambler
Blooming Ancient
Ironbark Treant
Rampant Growth

Tech in (non-Tech II stuff): Galina Glimmer and Giant Panda
[/details]
8 gold (11)
Re-build Tech II
Worker (11)
Spore Shambler (8)
Move runes to Big Bird (6)
Big Bird kills IPN
Little Bird kills Tenderfoot, dies to Tower
Ironbark Treant (3)
Discard 2, Draw 3, rs, Draw 1. Float 3 gold.

SQL - Ironbark Treant (1/2 +3)
Tech - Spore Shambler (0/1)

L1 Rook (2/2) w/ Bird’s Nest
Big Bird (3/2) flying

Base - 12
Tech I - 5
Tech II - 5
Spec: Growth

Rich Earth
9 workers, 3 gold
Hand: 4
Deck: 4
Discard: 0

[details=Next Hand]Rampant Growth
Forest’s Favor
Young Treant
Blooming Ancient
[/details]


#15

P1T5


Tech StartingHand Workers

TECH
The Boot
The Boot


STARTING HAND
Wither
Reversal
Inverse Power Ninja
Bloom


WORKERS
Spark
Fruit Ninja
Older Brother
Helpful Turtle


NextHand

Bloom
Tenderfoot
The Boot
Reversal
Inverse Power Ninja


Tech 2 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Grave casts Reversal on Ironbark Treant; dam goes to Armor, disabled - ($5)
Timely Messenger kills Spore Shamber
You draw
Grave kills Rook; goes to L5
Max Grave - ($3)
Grave exhausts and throws his sword on big bird

Float ($3)
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]:
  • :pschip: [I]Technician[/I]:
  • :target: [I]Lookout[/I]:
    [B]In Play:[/B]
  • Grave(4/5; Sparkshot, Readiness)
  • Timely Messenger (1/1; haste)
    [B]Buildings:[/B]
  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Tower HP: 4

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

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0
    [B]Gold:[/B]
  • Gold: 3
  • Workers: 8

#16

[details=P2, Turn 5]Rampant Growth
Forest’s Favor
Young Treant
Blooming Ancient
+Galina Glimmer -> Worker

Tech in Artisan Mantis plus Blooming Elm
[/details]
9 gold (12)
Blooming Ancient (8)
Arg (6), Wisp, 2 runes
Zane (4), 3 runes
Rampant Growth on Zane (2)
Forest’s Favor on Zane (0)
Zane trades with Grave, Arg to L3
Worker
Move a rune to the Wisp
Discard 1, Draw 3

SQL - Wisp w/ rune (1/2 +1)
Tech - L3 Arg (1/4)

Ironbark Treant (3/2)
Blooming Ancient w/ 2 runes (4/6)

Base - 12
Tech I - 5
Tech II - 5
Spec: Growth

Rich Earth
10 workers, 0 gold
Hand: 3
Deck: 0
Discard: 7


#17

GG, I’m not coming back from this.
I should have invested in a blocker, it was clear, that you could kill Grave. I hoped you wouldn’t draw Rampant Growth + Forest’s Favor. I had two True Power of Storms ready in my deck and the chance I drew one was decent, but I wanted to draw 5 cards ( I didn’t draw True Power of Storms ).

I don’t see how my decks should have answered birds, if I didn’t go for quick board control, and I felt whatever Tech II I chose would be inferior to your Growth II, so I thought I should end the game as quickly as possible.

I probably could have chosen a better opening Tech than Reversal after all :smirk:, it seemed like a good idea to deny you to play a hero for 1 turn and I assumed you’d start with double Birds.

Thx for the game!


#18

yw, good luck in your future rounds!


#19

I think if you can get to Tech II, Young Lightning Dragon or Eggship (depending on spec) are both solid answers to Birds. Versatile Style is less solid, but available earlier.
Versatile Style also answers MoLaC, which is always worrying, but especially when the opponent has access to Zane.

I think the bigger question is how to deal with Blooming Ancient. I can only think of two things:

  1. Troq’s Final Smash. Of course, then you have to play Troq early game and steadily build him. Which gives the opponent plenty of time to choose something other than BA for a line to victory.
  2. Granfaloon Flagbearer.

If you had played the Flagbearer on T4, you would have been way down on cards, but he wouldn’t have been able to Shamble runes onto his bird: they would have gone to Flagbearer instead. If you could have kept it alive, it would have continued to protect you from Blooming Ancient on Eric’s Turn 5, in the same way.

I’m not sure it would have been the right play, but it might have enabled you to get to Tech II.

I don’t think that I would have been able to suggest this at the beginning of the match. It’s always easier to dig for answers in retrospect!