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Offline GreatGray

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2018 Nats Type-2 2nd Place (Long Overdue)
« on: March 14, 2019, 11:39:23 AM »
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Hello all, I finally have gotten around to posting the deck list from Nats last year that I placed 2nd in Type-2 with. This is long overdue, and I can't realistically recall each game that year. I know that it was an extremely close tournament day the whole way through, and I had some really fun games! I don't have a name for this deck, but it is heavily reliant upon Music Leader to get lost souls, negates, and battle winners for both my good and evil characters.
Without further ado, here is the decklist:

Reserve:
Golden Censer
Household Idols
Image of the Beast
The Woman with Child
John, the Revelator
A Child is Born
Sixth Bowl of Wrath
Uzzah
Foreign Wives
Kings of the Earth

Main Deck: 100 cards

Neutral 22 cards

Lost Souls 14 cards
Punisher x2
Imitate x2
Open Hand
Lawless x2
Crowds x2
Dull
Humble x2
Forsaken
Gain

Ends of the Earth
Three Woes
King Saul x2
Joab
Warning Against Rebellion x2
Kinsmen's Agreement

Good 39 cards

Son of God
The Second Coming
Guardian of Your Souls
Angel of the Lord
Grapes of Wrath

Wall of Protection
Heavenly Temple

Covenant of Prayer
You Will Remain

Angel of the Winds
Angel from the Sun
Asaph
The Woman with Child
Chenaniah
The Twenty-four Elders
Polycarp x2
Faithful Witness
Music Leader x2
Antipas
Justin Martyr x2
Priests of Christ
The Two Witnesses

Fifth Seal/Justice Seekers

Love Righteousness
Consider the Lilies x2
Hate Wickedness
Resurrection of Martyrs
Overcome x2
Word of Christ x2
Life Through Christ
Blood of the Lamb
Word of Their Testimony
Not Alone

Evil 39 cards

Burial
Christian Martyr
Destruction of Nehushtan
Falling Away (CoW)
Mayhem
Strife

Jericho
The Trap of The Devil

Confusion of Mind
Broken Covenant x2
Captured Ark

Job's Wife
Gomer
Michael
King Rehoboam
The Amalekite's Slave x2
Outsiders C/B
Lions
Doeg
Medium in Endor
Messenger of Satan
The Deceiver x2

Gibeonite Trickery x4
Provoked x2
Bad Dealings
Wickedness of the Tenants
Confusion (CoW) x2
Scattered
Lurking

Offline GreatGray

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Re: 2018 Nats Type-2 2nd Place (Long Overdue)
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 12:03:01 PM »
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With this deck the real game plan is to get Music Leader and one of the searching evil characters out as early as possible. Once Music Leader is out I could usually get Justin Martyr out right away since he is the real Deck MVP. Blood of the Lamb is amazing, because its full ability is such a good swing in battles in my favor usually. My offense has few battle winners, because I usually could only really on negates since most evil characters I came against got first initiative. That being said, if I got to the end game and my opponent has run out of EEs, I took my lone heroes and attacked the defense with at least three negates each turn until my opponent needed to let me through. It worked pretty well, and the defense is banding brown to allow me time to build up a consistent offense to lay siege to the opponent with. Having Broken Covenant with Warning Against Rebellion is especially good since I could usually just get a draw 3 or discard a YWR. WAR was also usually an unexpected battle winner.

What I would change? I would lean much more into Martyrs because Asaph is just for intimidation (which he totally was), and Cheneniah isn't strong enough with the chump blocks that were going around and without a Joy stuck to him. My defense was also more of, "I have one copy when I would like two, like with Job's Wife, but I just can't get more," than, "this is the best I could think of." Ultimately the deck worked just fine, but there were several cards that I never got to use.

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Re: 2018 Nats Type-2 2nd Place (Long Overdue)
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 02:15:36 PM »
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Way to go on finishing 2nd - congrats!
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Re: 2018 Nats Type-2 2nd Place (Long Overdue)
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 02:54:07 PM »
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I believe I've mentioned this before, but having played this deck (and slight variations of it) many times, I can definitely say that one of the things that makes it stronger than you might expect just from looking at it on paper is how well Nathan pilots it. He rarely misses Music Leader triggers and just seemingly always makes the right play (at least when he plays me... :o).
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