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Offline TheJaylor

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T1 Postexilic Speed
« on: September 17, 2020, 12:31:30 PM »
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This is the Type 1 deck I built that inspired the offense of the Postexilic/Greek Type 2 deck I posted last week. It's certainly pretty quick, but also susceptible to a lot of counters so there are probably a few changes that should still be made to make it more competitive and consistent. I recorded a game with it against Godspeed777 and also made some comments about those changes in today's Redemption with Jayden video, which can be found here.

I'm certainly open to other suggestions as well, mainly what do y'all think are the best O.T. Enhancements in Gold and Red to play preblock? One potential idea I had after recording the video is to put Impartial Judgment in deck and Acts of Solomon with Jordan Interrupted in Reserve, that way I can easily use Impartial Judgment twice as long as it's in my deck for AoS to play and then back in my hand for JI to play. The problem there would be making sure I keep Impartial Judgment in my deck so I would need easy ways to put it back in there from my hand like using Sorrow of Mary on myself.


Deck: 50

1   Lost Soul (Covet)
1   Lost Soul "Darkness" (Job 30:26) (Promo)
1   Lost Soul (Distressed)
1   Lost Soul (Jeremiah 28:6) (Exiles)
1   Lost Soul (Hunter)
1   Lost Soul (Prosperity)
1   Lost Soul (Remnant)
1   Lost Soul (Hopper) (FoM)

1   Guardian Of Your Souls (RoJ AB)
1   Son of God (Promo 2018)
1   The Second Coming (CoW AB)
1   Chronicles of the Kings (LoC)
1   Three Woes (RoJ AB)
1   Falling Away
1   Mayhem (FoM)

1   Delivered

1   Majestic Heavens (Promo)

1   Book of the Covenant (PoC)
1   Endless Treasures

1   Zerubbabel's Temple (LoC)

1   Eliud, the Revolutionary / Eliud, the Pious (LoC)
1   Joshua, the Conqueror (LoC)
1   Matthan, the Defender / Matthan, the Denigrated (LoC)
1   David, Outcasts' Refuge / David, the Anointed (LoC)
1   Jehoshaphat, the Seeker / Jehoshaphat, the Meek (LoC)
1   Ezra, Favored by God (LoC)
1   Zechariah, the Renewer
1   Achim, the Compiler / Achim, the Talmid (LoC)
1   Jacob, Disgruntled Subject / Jacob, Relegated Servant (LoC)
1   Zerubbabel, the Chosen / Zerubbabel, the Builder (LoC)
1   Haggai (PoC)
1   The Angel Under the Oak
1   Joiada, Son of Eliashib

1   Reverence and Awe (CoW AB)
1   Feast of Booths (LoC)
1   Feast of Trumpets (LoC)
1   Feast of Unleavened Bread (LoC)
1   The Emmaus Road
1   Triumphal Entry
1   Solomon's Dream (LoC)
1   Zerubbabel's Plumb Line (LoC)
1   A Soldier's Prayer

1   Foreign Wives
1   Profane Daughters
1   The Serpent (Promo)
1   Damsel with Spirit of Divination (TxP)
1   The Deceiver (RoJ AB)

1   Balaam's Prophecy
1   Death of Unrighteous (FoM)
1   Divination (TxP)


Reserve: 10

1   Covenant with Abraham (PoC)
1   Oath of Purity (LoC)
1   Eleazar, the Potentate / Eleazar, the Vassal (LoC)
1   Jeshua, the Restorer (LoC)
1   The Angel of the Winds (CoW AB)
1   Impartial Judgment (LoC)
1   Jordan Interrupted (PoC)
1   Love at First Sight (LoC)
1   Unsuccessful (PoC)
1   Uzzah

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Re: T1 Postexilic Speed
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 06:47:28 PM »
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what do you think about add Pentecost or the sabbath? do you think those two would be a good add?

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Re: T1 Postexilic Speed
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 08:43:21 PM »
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Pentecost was originally considered, but after some test draws I think I concluded that I would be fast enough without it. It is nice to be able to recur it with Joiada, but if I'm going out with Joiada then I'm going to want to get something that can win me the battle, otherwise Zechariah is usually a better choice. I think there's potential for The Sabbath in some decks, but I don't think it would fit very well in this one. I'm usually never going to be playing GEs in battle other than Feast of Booths and Impartial Judgment, which, if timed correctly, won't be able to be negated anyway. It also only triggers for the first Hero that enters battle, which usually won't be Zerubbabel and he's the only one who can play Enhancements off of Feast of Booths.

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Re: T1 Postexilic Speed
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 11:56:53 PM »
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you thought of everything. I love this deck. thank you for posting it.

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Re: T1 Postexilic Speed
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2020, 05:39:13 PM »
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I loaded this deck into Lackey and was doing a couple practice draws with it and it sets up pretty consistently. Seems to be pretty quick as well with potential for extra draws and searches/plays from the deck/reserve. My only question when looking at the full scope of the deck is what are the primary battle winners? Especially early on when there isn't anything in your opponents banish pile for the solo toss hero or anything to banish from discard for the feasts. Are you just overpowering your opponent and hoping that the negates from the heroes abilities work vs specific defenses? I'm probably completely missing something here, but this is my first experience with the Postexilic theme and I'm just not seeing the potential to win battles consistently.

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Re: T1 Postexilic Speed
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2020, 08:27:45 PM »
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I loaded this deck into Lackey and was doing a couple practice draws with it and it sets up pretty consistently. Seems to be pretty quick as well with potential for extra draws and searches/plays from the deck/reserve. My only question when looking at the full scope of the deck is what are the primary battle winners? Especially early on when there isn't anything in your opponents banish pile for the solo toss hero or anything to banish from discard for the feasts. Are you just overpowering your opponent and hoping that the negates from the heroes abilities work vs specific defenses? I'm probably completely missing something here, but this is my first experience with the Postexilic theme and I'm just not seeing the potential to win battles consistently.
There really aren't any battlewinners strictly speaking. It relies pretty heavily on Zechariah and a perfectly timed Impartial Judgment to clear the way for at least one turn and hopefully more. The game I recorded is actually one of only a few that I've played with it, so if you're trying it out and finding that you're wishing you had more battlewinners then you could probably squeeze a couple in somewhere. It's a pretty tight list though so it might be hard to find something to cut without losing consistency.