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[XCAFS18] Dreamfire [Discipline]/Feral/Necro vs FrozenStorm [Necro]/Blood/Fire


omg my heart is POUNDING dude! this game is on a knife’s edge!

XCAFS Round 6 Player 2, Turn 9

P2 [Necro]/Blood/Fire vs P1 [Finesse]/Necro/Growth

Starting Hand

Nether Drain
Flame Arrow
Skeletal Archery
Ember Sparks (techn)

Events of Turn:


  • Get Gold (8+1scav)
  • Tech 2 cards in (except turn 1)
  • rs Draw 1 techn
All Teched Cards

Burning Volley, Captured Bugblatter
Shoddy Glider, Kidnapping
Flame Arrow x2
Ember Sparks, Crash Bomber
Lich’s Bargain, Ember Sparks
Nether Drain, Shoddy Glider
Nether Drain, Crashbarrow
Kidnapping, Hooded Executioner


  • Jaina (7)
  • Ember Sparks, ping Grave’s armor off and hit your base to 5 (4)
  • Crashbarrow, kills Grave and overpowers Garth, Jaina to level 5 (1)
  • Haunt trades with Twin

Sacrifice the Weak, Summon Skeletons, Jandra, The Negator, Poisonblade Rogue

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

Board Info:


  • :heart: Base HP: 6
  • Tech1 HP: 5
  • Tech2 HP: 5 BLOOD

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Jaina (3/3 lvl 5)

In Play:

  • Hooded Executioner (3/1)

Economy Info:


  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 4
  • Disc: 4


  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 8

End of Turn Hand

Nether Drain
Lich’s Bargain
Shoddy Glider
Shoddy Glider

End of Turn Discard

Thieving Imp
Ember Sparks
Burning Volley
Captured Bugblatter
Ember Sparks
Skeletal Archery
Flame Arrow
Nether Drain

My Thoughts

Double Reversal! Nice pull for him, but I pulled even better with Ember Sparks + Barrow :yum: Clearing his board and him having no haste, victory is all but assured. Snapback would be his last hope to even stall

Double Glider pull means this game is over, I survived!


Edit: @FrozenStorm shit, I just noticed I’d inexplicably stopped teching several turns ago. I’ll just go ahead and concede. GG WP! @zhavier Frozen has it

I’m out of fuel… finish it, man.


StartingHand Workers

Death Rites
Behind the Ferns
Lich’s Bargain
Savior Monk

Fox Primus
Aged Sensei
Morningstar Flagbearer


Sparring Partner
Hooded Executioner
Versatile Style

Tech 0 card(s)
Get Paid - ($8)
Calamandra, to maxband - ($2)
Savior Monk - ($0)

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

Board Info:
In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Calamandra lvl 5 (4/5A)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :ps_: Scavenger:
  • :pschip: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Savior Monk (2/2)

In Play:

  • Safe Attacking


  • :heart: Base HP: 5
  • :heart: Tech I HP: 5
  • :heart: Heroes’ Hall HP: 4

Economy Info:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 8
  • Disc: 0


  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8

I think I lost this game when I arrogantly floated instead of making a skeleton on T7…


2x Shoddy Glider in hand FtW!!!

GG WP @Dreamfire, that was quite the battle!

I had some unlucky midgame draws but some very fortunate late-game draws (like the Lich’s Bargain and Ember sparks technician draws!), and I haven’t checked out the full game of spoilers yet, but Imp hitting that Behind the Ferns on turn 8 was a game-saver!

A pleasure to play with you as always, idk if you were also on two losses or not but if you weren’t best of luck moving forward!


Yeah I’m out of this tourny, unfortunately… It was a fun one, though! Refreshing to face some new decks.

I was super-frustrated by that BtF discard on T8, but the truth is I absolutely misplayed my T7. I thought I was being so clever disabling Garth instead of killing him, but I should’ve known his spells had the most potential to slow me down. And floating instead of making a skeleton was pure arrogance, just cringe-worthy :nauseated_face:

Nevertheless, awesome game! This tourny has had quite a few of these close shaves.


Funny how no one noticed your not teching. I mean, usually past turn 6 there arent any tech cards anymore, but you guys were burning workers for so long that yea you both needed to tech a lot.

In any event, well played to you both.

Also, Frozenstorm is now the only one left that hasn’t faced the Cstick winning machine, yet…


I had my hands full making sure my own deck was the proper amount of super-bloated from all the worker skipping, I wasn’t even checking Dreamfire’s deck / discard count and cycles ¯\(ツ)/¯ Might have hurt Dreamfire as much as it helped him, as bloating with more Hoodies, Centaurs and spells probably would have been harder for me to plan for!

I’ve been hanging on by a thread the past few rounds, I don’t expect to make it much longer!


Oh, at this point everyone except cstick is at 2 losses, so you never know!