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This is the final evolution of my Hod Iron Throne. I am very happy to publish it because the process of developing it required me to go out the traditional boundaries of Baratheon in a pertinent way.
I removed all Rhllor kneeling module because they are underefficient now for what they cost and what they provide : Melisandre should kneel twice per turn (or have insight) and is conditional, Fiery Followers just have icons and a poorly useful ability, Asshai Priestess is monocon and should kneel at 3 STR, Seen in Flammes is not enough in a metagame where many cards are performant.
I removed all copy of the Red Keep because he is a bit too much expensive, and at competitive level gaining power vs some houses (Tyrell, Stark, Greyjoy) is illusory. The argument "you give a choice between power and dominance" being anecdotly true in games.
I add Armory x3 because you only need to draw what is necessary, this draw is reliable and has the perfect setup-cost 2.
One of the problem of the deck is to face characters making multiple challenges alone. Melisandre is suposed to deal with them, but in practice you can lack Rhllor cards and Randyll is unstoppable for her. That's why I choose to play Motley x3 : they provide "targeted control" for these cards, helping Milk of the Poppy to go through Confiscation.
Pyromancers are necessary to survive Astapor or Hightower. They are the way out of Targaryen matchup.
Melisandre (GtR) was not enough efficient before, but the insurance of dominance and the need for secure draw makes her very competitive here, in addition to her ability to prepare for the post-Dohaeris thanks to her ability. Additionally, she is the big character you need next to your table of pins at the start of the game while being sacrificiable at the reset. She is absolutely necessary to the deck, because she is the only way to survive the Tyrell strategy and his numerous draw. Otherwise, Tyrell will simply repop post-Dohaeris. She also saves the Targaryen matchup by discarding his burn cards.
Robert Baratheon is a post-Dohaeris card, but necessary in x3 because he holds the table and allow a strong late game.
The 2 gold cost is extremely important here, that's why there are many of them and I even include House Maester in the last slots : they have an intrigue icon. I did not include Patchface because I have doubts considering his statistical reliability compared to the 100% chances of House Maester to have the intrigue icon.
Devan is in x2 because it makes "five" copy of your vital location : Painted Table and Armory.
Flea Bottom Bastard is your way to secure hegemony when the opponencan contest it. Otherwise, it adds intrigue icon.
I considered including 4-gold character but they are in general too expensive, so I assume the deck is wrecked by FSoW, his counter to this plot being Counting Coppers + repoping the table next round.
Your king commands it has two utilities : only needing to have one economic location to play Melisandre at T2 and metagaing the numerous renown of Tyrell. While being cumfortable against any deck wanting to powergrab.
Hope you enjoy it.