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A fun deck with plenty of choices and little tricks. Surprisingly resilient and can hang on and come back long after it should have been rolled over as well as being able to really bully people if they got a bad start. I was expecting more targ and combo at euros but there we go. I think stark is in a better place than most people think right now, and they're getting some really tasty cards in the coming packs.
Hero on the day:
Dacey, who often ended up to be 4 for 6 renown.
Wolf dreams, 0 cost search for dupes/summer was amazing
Zero on the day:
Arya, never needed to eat through dupes and only appeared when my board was stacked.
Bear island loyalist, never really had much to do.
Any questions please feel free.
R1 vs Targ/Kraken (Win) Allegedly a really interesting deck using bestow and saltcliffe sailor, but never really got going. Frozen solid on a 4g astapor was a big tempo hit and and I ground it out fairly comfortably.
R2 vs NW X-ing (Loss) Made a few mistakes this game, busting my resets a little early and forgetting the str bump from dragon glass dagger only works in the challenge. Key moment was when coldhands stripped a dupe off robb allowing a valar, and I couldn’t keep up with a flood of rangers even with breaking ties.
R3 vs Martell Wars (Loss) Was a bit economy starved at the beginning so had to leave a copy of winterfell in hand a lot longer than I would have liked. Viper’s eyes stripped that and Cat got locked down with icon removal. A huge Doran’s game did most the damage, but from about plot 4 the writing was on the wall. Dorne is very very very good. As compensation I got a large chunk of historical/political/philosophical thought on the world and Nordic countries in particular. Not saying I wouldn’t rather of had a win, but still.
R4 vs Bara HwRD (TKO) Sat down after lunch, my opponent came by, told me he had somewhere to be and shook my hand. Went to look at Vikings and listen to the cricket on the radio.
R5 vs Stark fealty (Win) A direwolf on direwolf. His nymeria + bran kept me pinned down early, caught between the jaws of intimidate and a possible taste for flesh. I chose safety but barely got a challenge off for the first 3 turns. Wolf dreams really pulled its weight here, grabbing a dupe for my nymeria and greywind. He anticipated my valar and marched, but was a turn to early. By the time I did valar I had dupes on Cat, Nymeria, GW and Bran. From there I closed pretty simply. He later admitted he hadn’t found room for a reset.
R6 vs Martell/Kraken (win) By the sounds of it I was a little lucky in that I had seen this deck on thronesdb. Normal martell tricks continued to be a problem, but with robb down I was gaining power relatively fast and keeping the board small. This forced a reset. Dacey came down and got big and continued pushing power challenges hard as I went into top deck mode (made worse by coastal reaver). Squeezed to my 15th power on plot 7 with an empty hand. Waiting to see if Dacey got milked or nightmare on the final turn was tortuous. If he recycles and resets again I was doomed.
R7 vs Tyrell Summer (Win) Win and in, very tense. Opponent mulliganed into redwyne straights, duped marge (CS) and a bodyguard. I felt good and marched. Opponent countered with renly and courtier and Calm. I eat the courtier with GW and almost squeeze through a mil challenge with winter is coming but an informer leaps into the fray at the last minute to save renly. Turn 2 renly gets a dupe and another courtier and goes mental with ‘lord renly’s ride’. Opponent is already up to around 10 power. Fortunately our plots have fairly high initiative and a combination of GW, nymeria and Great john’s intimidate pin him down. At one point renly got boosted to 17str (2 crown triggers, marge, and wardens) to hold off my challenges. GW + robb were chomping their way through chuds and we stabilised, him still at 10ish power but me gaining. Somewhere in here the int claim gods smiled on me and I pulled 2x nightmares (with the third already played). I hoped he wasn’t running a reset and went wide, but valar M came and renly survived. Then Mace arrives and the race is truly on. Summer bought back a discarded Dacey and we reflood the board getting her to a beefy 6 for 4 with renown. Play confiscation, take the crown, go first and dacey squeezes out another renown power challenge for the win, something like 27str vs 22.
We finish 5-2 and make the cut at 29th, I think avoiding the round of 64 because someone failed a deck check. Unfortunately my planning and England's public transport let me down on the Sunday, I was left stranded in Nottingham with no way to make the cut and had to drop overnight.
The deck i played online was roughly the same as this, but obviously a bit older. Definitely had ward in at some point but that got dropped as it didn't do enough in targ match ups and is generally expensive.