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2018 T2 Only 1st Place T2 2P Deck "Extreme Revelation"
« on: March 04, 2018, 06:19:19 PM »
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5-0 record with 7-3, 7-3, 4-1, 5-3 and 7-2 wins
Commentary to follow

Shout outs to kariusvega and Red Warrior for helping me test this before the T2 Only!  8)

Dual Alignment
1   War in Heaven (RoJ)
1   First Seal, Conquer (RoJ)
1   First Bowl of Wrath (RoJ)
1   Second Bowl of Wrath (RoJ)
1   Second Seal, War (RoJ)
1   Third Seal, Famine (RoJ)
1   Fourth Bowl of Wrath (RoJ)
1   Fourth Seal, Death (RoJ)
1   Sixth Seal, Terror (RoJ)
1   Sixth Bowl of Wrath (RoJ)
1   Fifth Bowl of Wrath (RoJ)
1   Seventh Bowl of Wrath (RoJ)
1   Three Woes (RoJ)

Artifacts
1   The Golden Altar (RoJ)
1   Golden Censer (RoJ)
1   Ark of the Covenant (RoJ)
1   Shrine to Artemis

Sites
1   Babylon The Harlot (RoJ)
1   Patmos (RoJ)

Lost Souls
2   Lost Soul (Dull)
2   Lost Soul (Lawless)
2   Lost Soul (Forsaken)
2   Lost Soul Ezekiel 34:6 (Exchanger)
2   Lost Soul (Imitate)
1   Lost Soul (Escape)
1   Lost Soul (Humble)
2   Lost Soul Jeremiah 17:9 (Punisher)

Evil Doms
1   Falling Away (CoW)
1   Mayhem
1   Christian Martyr (E)
1   Destruction of Nehushtan
1   Vain Philosophy (J)

Evil Characters
1   Kings of the Earth (RoJ)
1   Foreign Wives
1   Silly Women (PC)
1   The False Prophet (RoJ)
1   The Frog Demons (RoJ)
2   Outsiders (Brown/Crimson) (RoJ)
2   Outsiders (Black/Gold) (RoJ)
1   Red Dragon (RoJ)
1   Abaddon, the Destroyer (RoJ)
1   King of Tyrus (Pi)
2   Dragon's Minions (RoJ)
1   The Deceiver (RoJ)
1   User of Curious Arts
1   The Judean Mediums
1   The Priests of Zeus

Evil Enhancements/Curses
1   Lurking
1   Scattered
1   Treasures of War (CoW)
2   Nicolaitan's Teaching (RoJ)
3   Worshipping Demons
2   Blasphemies (RoJ)
1   Broken Covenant

Good Doms
1   Son of God (I)
1   The Second Coming
1   Angel of the Lord ( C)
1   Grapes of Wrath
1   Guardian of Your Souls (RoJ)

Good Forts
1   Heavenly Temple (RoJ)
1   Wall of Protection

Heroes
1   The Four Living Creatures (RoJ)
1   The Angelic Army (RoJ)
1   The Angel of Might (RoJ)
1   Michael (Aw)
1   Michael, the Archangel (RoJ)
1   The Strong Angel (Ki)
1   The Strong Angel (RoJ)
3   Servant Angel (RoJ)
1   The Guiding Angel (RoJ)
1   Angel from the Altar (RoJ)
1   Angel of Revelation (RoJ)
1   John, the Apocalyptist (RoJ)
1   Angels of Wrath (RoJ)

Good Enhancements/Covenants
1   Fifth Seal, Justice Seekers (RoJ)
1   Sword of the Spirit (CoW)
1   Day of Fury (RoJ)
3   Angelic Guidance (I)
2   Everlasting Beings (RoJ)
2   Covenant of Prayer (RoJ)
2   Protection of Angels (Pi)

Reserve
1   Captain of the Host (Wa)
1   Angelic Guidance (I)
1   Third Bowl of Wrath (RoJ)
1   Image of the Beast (RoJ)
1   Damsel with Spirit of Divination (TxP)
1   Foreign Spearman
1   Angels of Wrath (RoJ)
1   Birth Foretold
1   The Gates of Hell
1   Dragon's Wrath (RoJ)
« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 07:05:06 PM by The Guardian »
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Re: 2018 T2 Only 1st Place T2 2P Deck "Extreme Revelation"
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 06:28:44 PM »
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As I looked over the deck last night to see which cards I didn't really use, the list was pretty short.

Deck
Protection of Angels x2 -- I think I used one of these once in 5 games, which was a bit surprising.
Sword of the Spirit -- Also surprised I did not use this more, but Punisher LS was being used a lot.
User of Curious Arts -- I thought he would be a good choice having so many different brigade EE, but I was almost always able to band enough ECs to get all the brigades I needed in battle.

Reserve
Dragon's Wrath -- I pulled this out once or twice, but never had a great opportunity to use it. If I had initiative, then Worshiping Demons was a more certain play.
Foreign Spearman -- He was in mainly for Children of Light and protected Gideon. However, the Judges decks I faced were running CoW Gideon so it was more advantageous to block with banding chains backed up by negates as I didn't have to fear CBN Samuel's Edict.
Third Bowl of Wrath -- more of an obligatory addition (I only have 1 martyr in Justice Seekers), I believe I pulled it out once to give myself an extra enhancement to use with Guardian of Your Souls.
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Re: 2018 T2 Only 1st Place T2 2P Deck "Extreme Revelation"
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 06:45:06 PM »
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Michael vs Michael -- given the choice, I always went to RoJ Michael, but part of that was the types of defenses I faced. It was more advantageous to be able to band rather than having a single Hero with CBN battle winners/interrupts. Even with that in mind, I think I would still keep the CBN Michael as a back-up rather than having 2 RoJ Michaels. Between Patmos, Angelic Guidance and Everlasting Beings, it wasn't hard to search/recur RoJ Michael if I lost him.

TSA vs TSA -- this decision was a little more balanced than Michael though I still used RoJ TSA more often. However, there were a couple games where I found it better to use Michael banded to TSA (K) in order to stop chump blocks like Uzzah or I wanted to try and save the enhancements I had in hand for blocking.

With both of the above, Shrine helped with being able to switch back and forth if needed.

One thing you might have noticed is that there are no You Will Remains in this deck...seems crazy I know, but I wanted to have more flexibility with my Artifacts. Were there times I wish I would have had a YWR? For sure...but I also found that there were many times I probably would have felt obligated to activate it (not knowing what my opponent held) when I actually didn't need to and another Artifact would have a greater benefit for that turn. Having Woes, Image and Censer all active at once really limits the opponent's options. Ark of the Covenant was great for discouraging opponents evil banding and getting rid of things like my opponent's Image. The main counter I was concerned about (which happened in a test game I played) was facing Covenant with Death. That slowed me down until I drew Ark at which point I started rolling--however I did not see any CwD though I think at least one player was running it. Golden Altar is hard to judge since I don't really know how much it affected my opponents though I know at least once or twice my opponents misplayed because they forgot it was active.

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Re: 2018 T2 Only 1st Place T2 2P Deck "Extreme Revelation"
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 06:56:54 PM »
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Reserve

The rest of the Reserve (aside from those mentioned above) was quite useful.

Captain was used a couple times when I wanted to use FBTN with my Everlasting Beings band.

Guidance was in the Reserve so that if I drew a turn 1 Covenant of Prayer, I could get a quick start.

Similarly, if I drew a turn 1 Covenant of Prayer but no Heroes, Angels of Wrath could be pulled and they could grab their own battle winner.

Birth Foretold was a clutch add that JD recommended after a couple test games where Son of God ended up towards the bottom of my deck and probably would have resulted in time out wins instead of full wins. Since I can grab it with Covenant of Prayer, 5th Seal or Angel from the Altar, I had no trouble getting it when needed.

Damsel was typically my first Deceiver target, and I think I'm actually going to move her to the main deck and put one of the more situational characters in the Reserve.

Gates of Hell was always pulled by Abaddon...a couple times I wished Abaddon could play it in that same battle, but he's already so good that I suppose that gets a little out of hand... ::)

Image of the Beast was pulled by Outsiders every game I needed it.
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Re: 2018 T2 Only 1st Place T2 2P Deck "Extreme Revelation"
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2018, 07:43:50 PM »
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How did you generally manage Dull Soul and did you see many search counters?

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Re: 2018 T2 Only 1st Place T2 2P Deck "Extreme Revelation"
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2018, 08:15:48 PM »
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Saw very few Signet Rings and no Nazareths.

Between Exchanger, Golden Censer, Image of the Beast and Son of God, I did not find Dull to be that troublesome. In the game where my opponent had turn 1 Music Leader, that caused way more problems than Dull ever did.
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Re: 2018 T2 Only 1st Place T2 2P Deck "Extreme Revelation"
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2018, 11:00:30 AM »
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I bet the defense in this deck was fun. What was the strongest part about it?
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Re: 2018 T2 Only 1st Place T2 2P Deck "Extreme Revelation"
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2018, 12:41:37 PM »
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I would say the versatility... It felt like I always had at least a chance to block any kind of rescue.

It also seemed that I was almost always able to block and get some other benefit in the process (whether it was drawing, searching, negating something or getting card that would set up my next block or rescue).
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