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[CAWS21] Round1: P1 FrozenStorm [Necromancy]/Balance/Truth vs P2 charnel_mouse [Law]/Fire/Growth

GL HF @charnel_mouse!

CAWS21 Round1 Player 1, Turn 1

P1 [Necro]/Truth/Balance vs P2 [Law]/Fire/Growth

Starting Hand

Jandra, the Negator
Skeletal Archery
Poisonblade Rogue
Deteriorate
Thieving Imp

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (4)
  • Tech 2 cards in except turn 1
All Teched Cards

Main:

  • Thieving Imp, discard #4 of 5 (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Poisonblade Rogue

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3 Draw 5

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Thieving Imp (2/2)
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • nothin

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 5

End of Turn Hand

Summon Skeletons
Sacrifice the Weak
Graveyard
Skeleton Javelineer
Pestering Haunt

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Maybe token spam works here? IDK can’t go too hard on units b/c Law, maybe Midori is the play, guess we’ll see, this deck is certainly not bulletproof!


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Wow, is it time already? GLHF!

P2T1

Starting hand: 5

Building Inspector
Traffic Director
Bluecoat Musketeer
Jail
Arrest

Thieving Imp discard: 1

Jail

Thoughts

I think discard Jail is OK here, it would just push FrozenStorm towards Skeletons. Yeah, I have Judgement Day if I really need to counter that, but drawing it isn’t reliable. Traffic Director in Elite should be fine here, trades with Imp and can’t be picked off with Deteriorate.

The obvious problem here is Midori, with Nature Reclaims making it too dicey to do Lobbers into Might of Leaf and Claw. Blooming Ancients are still an option, but I wondering whether I’m better off going into Fire instead, for the crowd control against Necromancy or Truth. Jaina is also looking nice, for similar reasons. Lizzo can take out a non-illusion Macciatus from anywhere, too, nice to have an ability like that that isn’t just for patrollers.


Get paid - (5)
Worker - (4)
Traffic Director - (3)
Bigby Hayes - (1)
Discard 2, draw 4


:psfist: Traffic Director 1+1/1 (untargetable; unstoppable when attacking buildings)

Bigby L1 2/3 (stash 1)

:heart: Base HP: 20


Hand: 4

Reputable Newsman
Porkhand Magistrate
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth

Deck: 1

Spectral Aven

Discard: 3

Jail
Building Inspector
Arrest

Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10
1 on board
4 in hand
1 in deck
3 in discard
1 in workers


Gold: 1
Workers: 6

5 x start
T1: Bluecoat Musketeer

Indeed it is that time, happy new year!

CAWS21 Round1 Player 1, Turn 2

P1 [Necro]/Truth/Balance vs P2 [Law]/Fire/Growth

Starting Hand

Summon Skeletons
Sacrifice the Weak
Graveyard
Skeleton Javelineer
Pestering Haunt

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (5)
  • Tech 2 cards in except turn 1
All Teched Cards

Bone Collector, Spectral Hound


Main:

  • Graveyard (3)
  • Worker (2)
  • Tech 1 (0)
  • Pestering Haunt
Workers

Poisonblade Rogue

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 2 rs Draw 4

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Thieving Imp (2/2+1)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Graveyard (3hp)
  • Pestering Haunt (1/1)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 3
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 6

End of Turn Hand

Skeletal Archery
Bone Collector
Deteriorate
Spectral Hound

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Eh I’ll go for Graveyard, can bleed Imp cards that way. Maybe I get Arrested, guess we’ll see


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And you!

P2T2

Starting hand: 4

Reputable Newsman
Porkhand Magistrate
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth

Thoughts

Bone Collector and Spectral Hound are nasty Tech I units that I might struggle to deal with. Firebats might be the way to go here, since they match them on stats and can pop illusions / buildings later. I think Porkhand Magistrate is OK here, for similar reasons.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Firebat


Get paid + scavenger - (7)

Lawful Search, I draw... - (6)

Spectral Aven

… and look at your hand
Worker - (5)
Tech I - (3)
Porkhand Magistrate - (0)
Traffic Director hits your Graveyard to 2
Discard 2, reshuffle 8, draw 4


:psblueshield: Bigby L1 2/3+1A (stash 1)
:exhaust: Porkhand Magistrate 2/3 (exhaust + 1g: disable target unit/hero, its controller draws)

Traffic Director 1/1 (untargetable; unstoppable when attacking buildings)

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


Hand: 4

Jail
Arrest
Firebat
Reputable Newsman

Deck: 4

Building Inspector
Firebat
Lawful Search
Manufactured Truth

Discard: 0
Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 2 teched = 12
2 on board
4 in hand
4 in deck
0 in discard
2 in workers


Gold: 0
Workers: 7

5 x start
T1: Bluecoat Musketeer
T2: Spectral Aven

Thanks :slight_smile:

CAWS21 Round1 Player 1, Turn 3

P1 [Necro]/Truth/Balance vs P2 [Law]/Fire/Growth

Starting Hand

Skeletal Archery
Bone Collector
Deteriorate
Spectral Hound

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (6)
  • Tech 2 cards in except turn 1
All Teched Cards

Macciatus, The Whisperer, Spectral Flagbearer
Bone Collector, Spectral Hound


Main:

  • Haunt trades with TD, replay it from the grave
  • Bone Collector (4)
  • Quince (2)
  • Spectral Hound (1)
  • Worker (0)
Workers

Skeletal Archery, Summon Skeletons, Poisonblade Rogue

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 1 Draw 3

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Thieving Imp (2/2+1)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Bone Collector (3/3)
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Spectral Hound (3/3)

In Play:

  • Quince (1/3 lvl 1)
  • Mirror (0/1)
  • Graveyard (2hp)
  • Pestering Haunt (1/1)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 3
  • Deck: 0
  • Disc: 3

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 7

End of Turn Hand

Sacrifice the Weak
Skeleton Javelineer
Jandra, the Negator

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

This feels like it was a great choice, I feel really good


P2T3

Starting hand: 4

Jail
Arrest
Firebat
Reputable Newsman

Thoughts

I don’t think I can stand against all of that while teching up, but I’ve got another turn before I reshuffle anyway. Even without teching up, it’ll be rough. Arrest, Porkhand, and Bigby can disable / pop things, but Frozen can still have the Mirror copy a 3/3 to attack my Firebat, and Haunt or Imp can help to kill. I can’t afford all of that anyway, even if I don’t pay the resist cost for targeting the Hound. However, if I don’t sideline with Bigby he can patrol in front of the Firebat, and with the Bone Collector disabled he still kills any attacking units, while hopefully protecting my Firebat so I can take out the Graveyard. He doesn’t kill a 3/3 Mirror, but that’ll die at the end of his turn anyway. Bigby will likely die, but then I can more easily bring out Jaina later to burn things.

I definitely want Ember Sparks here to deal with illusions / Skeletons. Bamstomper Lizzo should be good to thin down Frozen’s board, and to stand against 3/3s in Squad Leader.

Jail would be nice to slow Frozen down, especially if he goes for Truth, but, if I’m using Jaina, then I want to hang onto Reputable Newsman, to block Free Speech.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Firebat
T3: Bamstomper Lizzo, Ember Sparks


Get paid - (7)
Worker - (6)
Arrest, Bone Collector is disabled - (4)
Porkhand Magistrate expensively pops Spectral Hound, you draw - (2)
Firebat - (0)
Discard 1, draw 3


:psblueshield: Bigby L1 2/3+1A (stash 1)
:exhaust: Firebat 3/3 (exhaust + 1g: deal 2 damage to patroller or building)

Porkhand Magistrate 2/3 (exhaust + 1g: disable target unit/hero, its controller draws)

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


Hand: 3

Building Inspector
Firebat
Lawful Search

Deck: 1

Manufactured Truth

Discard: 5

Traffic Director
Bamstomper Lizzo
Ember Sparks
Arrest
Reputable Newsman

Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 4 teched = 14
2 on board
3 in hand
1 in deck
5 in discard
3 in workers


Gold: 0
Workers: 8

5 x start
T1: Bluecoat Musketeer
T2: Spectral Aven
T3: Jail

CAWS21 Round1 Player 1, Turn 4

P1 [Necro]/Truth/Balance vs P2 [Law]/Fire/Growth

Starting Hand

Sacrifice the Weak
Skeleton Javelineer
Jandra, the Negator
Deteriorate (rs techn)

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (7)
  • Tech 2 cards in except turn 1
All Teched Cards

Reteller of Truths, Dreamscape
Macciatus, The Whisperer, Spectral Flagbearer
Bone Collector, Spectral Hound


Main:

  • Imp, Haunt and Quince kill Bigby, Quince midbands
  • Replay Haunt from Graveyard
  • Mirror copies BC, trades with Firebat, you draw 1, I get a skeleton (5)
  • Worker (4)
  • Tech 2 Truth (0)
Workers

Jandra, the Negator, Skeletal Archery, Summon Skeletons, Poisonblade Rogue

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 3 Draw 2 rs Draw 3

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5
  • Tech2 HP: 5 TRUTH

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader:
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout:

In Play:

  • Bone Collector (3/3)
  • Quince (1/4 lvl 3)
  • Pestering Haunt (1/1)
  • Graveyard (2hp, holding Thieving Imp and Spectral Hound)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 5
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 8

End of Turn Hand

Spectral Flagbearer
Macciatus, the Whisperer
Skeleton Javelineer
Reteller of Truths
Sacrifice the Weak

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

Fucking graveyard man, thinning my deck so hard, this is beautiful, I think I got it in the bag


P2T4

Starting hand: 3

Building Inspector
Firebat
Lawful Search

Technician draw: 1

Manufactured Truth

Thoughts

Yeah, not much I can do about that. There’s less damage coming my way this turn, though, so if I can hold with Porkhand Magistrate and a Firebat then I might be able to turn things around, especially since Frozen went for Truth. Hopefully he hasn’t taken Free Speech yet. This is still looking pretty dicey.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Firebat
T3: Bamstomper Lizzo, Ember Sparks
T4: Bamstomper Lizzo, Ember Sparks


Get paid - (8)
Worker - (7)
Tech II: Fire - (3)
Firebat - (1)
Porkhand Magistrate disables Bone Collector, you draw - (0)
Discard 2, reshuffle 10, draw 4


:psblueshield: Firebat 3/3+1A (exhaust + 1g: deal 2 damage to patroller or building)

Porkhand Magistrate 2/3 (exhaust + 1g: disable target unit/hero, its controller draws)

:heart: Base HP: 20
:heart: Tech I HP: 5
:heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Fire)


Hand: 4

Bamstomper Lizzo
Bamstomper Lizzo
Ember Sparks
Lawful Search

Deck: 6

Traffic Director
Ember Sparks
Arrest
Reputable Newsman
Firebat
Manufactured Truth

Discard: 0
Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 6 teched = 16
2 on board
4 in hand
6 in deck
0 in discard
4 in workers


Gold: 0
Workers: 9

5 x start
T1: Bluecoat Musketeer
T2: Spectral Aven
T3: Jail
T4: Building Inspector

You’re so generous giving me all these cards!

CAWS21 Round1 Player 1, Turn 5

P1 [Necro]/Truth/Balance vs P2 [Law]/Fire/Growth

Starting Hand

Spectral Flagbearer
Macciatus, the Whisperer
Skeleton Javelineer
Reteller of Truths
Sacrifice the Weak
Dreamscape (porky)

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (8)
  • Tech 2 cards in except turn 1
All Teched Cards

Nether Drain, Spectral Roc
Reteller of Truths, Dreamscape
Macciatus, The Whisperer, Spectral Flagbearer
Bone Collector, Spectral Hound


Main:

  • Haunt hits your tech2 to 4hp
  • Macciatus, the Whisperer (6)
  • Reteller of Truths (4)
  • Spectral Flagbearer (3)
  • Spectral Hound from graveyard (2)
  • Worker (1)
Workers

Skeleton Javelineer, Jandra, the Negator, Skeletal Archery, Summon Skeletons, Poisonblade Rogue

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 4 Draw 1 rs Draw 3

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5
  • Tech2 HP: 5 TRUTH

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Spectral Hound (4/4a)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger: Skeleton (1/1)
  • :exhaust: Technician: Reteller of Truths (4/4)
  • :target: Lookout: Spectral Flagbearer (3/3)

In Play:

  • Bone Collector (3/3)
  • Quince (1/4 lvl 3)
  • Pestering Haunt (1/1)
  • Macciatus, the Whisperer (3/3)
  • Graveyard (2hp, holding Thieving Imp)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 1
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 1
  • Workers: 9

End of Turn Hand

Deteriorate
Spectral Roc
Dreamscape
Nether Drain

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

It’ll be tough to keep up with this, I spose if there’s 2x firebird that’s probably the only way I get close to danger? I’ll tech a Roc then JIC, think I’m still in really good shape


I think you overpaid for Flagbearer.

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I certainly could have done with saving that last Magistrate gold for this turn. Without it, I think I’m toast.

P2T5

Starting hand: 4

Bamstomper Lizzo
Bamstomper Lizzo
Ember Sparks
Lawful Search

Thoughts

That’s a really good draw for Frozen. I absolutely need to take down Macciatus here, but with the Graveyard still out I don’t think I can. I’d need to a) kill Flagbearer, b) kill Macciatus, c) destroy Graveyard, so 3, 3, and 2 damage. I can only afford two damage sources, due to the Flagbearer being in Lookout, otherwise the Firebat could have finished off the Graveyard for me. In retrospect, 1 gold for the Magistrate to prevent a single Skeleton spawning wasn’t a great tradeoff if I could keep the Firebat alive, but I’d forgotten to account for how expensive Lizzos are.

Only thing to do now is tech in Judgement Day and pray.

Teched cards: 2

T2: 2 x Firebat
T3: Bamstomper Lizzo, Ember Sparks
T4: Bamstomper Lizzo, Ember Sparks
T5: 2 x Judgement Day


Get paid - (9)
Bamstomper Lizzo, expensively bounces Flagbearer - (4)
Bamstomper Lizzo #2, kills Macciatus - (0)
Skip worker!
Discard 2, draw 4


:psblueshield: Bamstomper Lizzo #1 5/3+1A (arrives: deal 3 damage to target unit)
:psfist: Porkhand Magistrate 1+2/3 (exhaust + 1g: disable target unit/hero, its controller draws)
:ps_: Bamstomper Lizzo #2 5/3 (arrives: deal 3 damage to target unit)
:exhaust: Firebat 3/3 (exhaust + 1g: deal 2 damage to target patroller or building)

:heart: Base HP: 20
:heart: Tech I HP: 5
:heart: Tech II HP: 5 (Fire)


Hand: 4

Traffic Director
Ember Sparks
Arrest
Reputable Newsman

Deck: 2

Firebat
Manufactured Truth

Discard: 4

Judgement Day
Judgement Day
Ember Sparks
Lawful Search

Card-count check (opponent-viewable)

Expected: 10 + 8 teched = 18
4 on board
4 in hand
2 in deck
4 in discard
4 in workers


Gold: 0
Workers: 9

5 x start
T1: Bluecoat Musketeer
T2: Spectral Aven
T3: Jail
T4: Building Inspector

Yeah? Im curious what for

I’m pretty sure Flagbearer is in my hand and Macciatus is in the Graveyard, but asking just to make sure

If it turns out both were in my Graveyard, I will make a skeleton instead of Flagbearer and put it in the same patrol slot.

CAWS21 Round1 Player 1, Turn 6

P1 [Necro]/Truth/Balance vs P2 [Law]/Fire/Growth

Starting Hand

Deteriorate
Spectral Roc
Dreamscape
Nether Drain
Spectral Flagbearer (bounced)

Events of Turn:


Upkeep:

  • Get Gold (9+1float)
  • Tech 2 cards in except turn 1
All Teched Cards

Liberty Gryphon, Spectral Flagbearer
Nether Drain, Spectral Roc
Reteller of Truths, Dreamscape
Macciatus, The Whisperer, Spectral Flagbearer
Bone Collector, Spectral Hound


Main:

  • Replay Macciatus (8)
  • Garth (6)
  • Dreamscape (3)
  • Spectral Flagbearer (2)
  • Mirror Illusion (0)
  • Deteriorate SQL, it pops for illusion-ness
  • Haunt and Skeleton kill Scav Bamstamper
  • Hound kills Porky, takes 3
  • Bone Collector kills Firebat, takes 3, I get a skeleton, you get a card
  • Reteller breaks your tech2, your base to 18
  • Quince hits your base to 17
Workers

Skeleton Javelineer, Jandra, the Negator, Skeletal Archery, Summon Skeletons, Poisonblade Rogue

  • :pspurpleshield: Patrol as below
  • Discard 4 Draw 1 rs Draw 3

Board Info:

Buildings:

  • :heart: Base HP: 20
  • Tech1 HP: 5
  • Tech2 HP: 5 TRUTH

In Patrol:

  • :psblueshield: Squad Leader: Skeleton (2/2a)
  • :psfist: Elite:
  • :pspig: Scavenger:
  • :exhaust: Technician:
  • :target: Lookout: Spectral Flagbearer (3/3)

In Play:

  • Bone Collector (4/1)
  • Spectral Hound (4/1)
  • Reteller of Truths (4/4)
  • Quince (1/4 lvl 3)
  • Mirror Illusion (1/2)
  • Garth (1/3 lvl 1)
  • Macciatus, the Whisperer (4/4)
  • Graveyard (2hp, holding Thieving Imp and Pestering Haunt)
  • Dreamscape (channelling)

Economy Info:

Cards:

  • Hand: 4
  • Deck: 2
  • Disc: 0

Gold:

  • Gold: 0
  • Workers: 9

End of Turn Hand

Sacrifice the Weak
Liberty Gryphon
Spectral Roc
Nether Drain

End of Turn Discard
My Thoughts

I think I’m in good shape! Don’t think I want to tech up just yet, but probably next turn.


Yeah, I’m going to say that Flagbearer goes to Graveyard.
If I had an extra gold, Firebat could have finally burned down the Graveyard for me! As it stands, I have nothing to deal with the ensuing illusion horde. GG!

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If flagbearer goes to graveyard, doesn’t it collapse?

Only things in there are imp, flagbearer and Macciatus right?

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Had you not done the disabling from Porky I would have just killed firebat the turn before, though :wink:

GG WP! Good luck moving forward

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Oh, you had Sacrifice the Weak in hand, OK then. Good luck to you, too! If anyone with more Blue / Fire experience has ideas on what I could have done differently here, let me know.