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This is the first deck I've really felt excited about in 2nd edition. It takes a lot of the expectations of the Night's Watch and the game in general that players seem to tacitly agree on and turns them on their head.
JC piloted the deck at the European Championship earlier this month, where he went 3-3, but we didn't let that discourage us. The First Ranger had decided: It was builders or bust for regionals this season! So we improved the deck by adding Duel and Underground Vault, and shored up the Night's Watch mirror with 2 copies of Nightmares. That appears to have worked out just fine, as JC went 9-0 at the Northampton regional yesterday. I'll leave the report to him though.
If you're in for a challenge, I highly recommend you give this deck a try. It's definitely one of the more mechanically taxing decks around and also requires a thorough understanding of each match-up. The reward are the turns when you play 20 gold worth of stuff right after your opponent's reset. To ease you in, here are some tips and tricks:
The Wall is your best card, but Brandon's Gift is a close second. Yeah, that sentence has just been uttered. Prepare to say "Trigger the Gift." a lot and marvel at the wonder that is a 2-cost unlimited Arbor. Also mind your sequencing, Grizzled Miner's cost cannot be reduced below 1 for example.
If your opponent plays an aggressive deck, search/mulligan aggressively for Cravens.
Once your deck is thinned out to ~20 cards (believe me it will), you can start cycling negative attachments with Castle Black Mason and Isle of Ravens, which basically removes the terminal clause from them. The Isle also helps prevent you from decking.
Dupe your locations if you're smelling a Political Disaster.
Naming "builder" with The Watch Has Need is mandatory. There are almost no scenarios where naming "steward" is better. And let's not get started with hunting for hunters.
That's all I can think of right now, but I'm sure JC will find more (in quantity and quality) interesting tidbits of information to talk about on the Deck Talk. Link to Knight of the Blackwater's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD9I-7Nn-UKBqYEdrAPyhMA