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|"The Tiring King" - TOP 16 / Swiss 6-1 BARNA DOHAERIS (70p)||3||2||1||1.0|
Hi folks, I am back with some new goat love for you! :P
This is the deck with which I won Italian Nationals for the second time.
The deck is, as always, the result of a lot of meta analysis, brainstorming and test with my amazing building and testing group: since I fear that I didn't highlight it enough in the past, I will name them one by one in alphabetical order:
- Alessandro Vasta
- Aureliano Gianquitto
- Daniele Riva
- Francesco Folladori
- Valerio Catellani
Thanks guys! You are the best. I may be the "frontman" but I wouldn't have won anything without your help.
Since I couldn't play Lannister (do I really have to explain why???) I decided to play my favourite archetype in the game: Some Faction - Alliance - Some Banner - Qohor voltron. :D
We tried with the new Jon, but the deck relied too much on the main character and granted very few alternative win conditions (at least the two builds we tried out).
We decided then to go for the pretty straightforward broken interaction between Renly and Queensguard.
We just needed to decide the other 69 cards and the 7 plots... :P
First of all, the main difference between this and Dany Voltron (Steedy Wonders) was the impossibility to seek for the showman with Oathkeeper. On the other hand, there is plenty of draw available out of Tyrell so we decided to simply go for it.
The new Mace felt like the best choice in a deck without Hightower sinergies, so we decided to put Mullendore in the deck as well (so many lovely interactions between the two of them... <3). Seems like that Hanno (Diomedes) had the same idea so I'm pretty sure it was the right choice! Gratz mate for you top in Prague!
Second problem: protection for the "combo" (or for all the renown guys who are the alternative win condition). In a phone call between me and Vasta I was telling him how I wanted to play double Barring to stop Targa efficiency as well as Meera, but I wasn't convinced cause it stopped some of our own tricks as well... He named Supporting the Faith and we immediately understood we did find the way! :D
Double Supporting was game winning the whole weekend: it stops nightmares, burn, meera, I am none, Aegon (if no Hizdar, who can be milked), Last of The Giants... and many other annoying things.
Location and attachments control was also something we need, but it was hard to protect from both without wasting a lot of slots: I always loved brother robes, and scheming septon and begging brothers are awesome so I decided to go for it.
I decided therefore to add two devout freeriders (seven trait, additional Aegon targets, protection for the key plot!!!) and they were nuts. The fun thing is that when I showed the list to Wamma a couple of days before the tournament to have some insights from the green expert he told me about the bug between freeriders and septons, which lets you draw the card while the septon stays in play. Thanks mate, the third freerider is there because of you! :D
The last thing was to understand the deck's worse matchups, and it seemed to be aggro/attrition, as well as Freefolk. I decided to try out 3x Jorah to add early game efficiency and some renown and it immediately felt like the right choice.
Moreover, since the seventh plot (Close Call) felt useless in all our games, I decided to add Game of Thrones to have an additional bullet against crossing and Freefolk. Francesco decided to add a second opener instead (Time of Plenty). I don't think there is a "better" choice... just chose the one you feel more comfortable with.
I think I am done with the deck description guys! This deck is really fun to play and besides the op "Renlysguard" it grants a lot of tricks and amazing interactions while you prepare for the finisher. The new Mace is amazing and you'll definetly enjoy him and the little monkey knight!
Last but not least, I want to thank Axxo, Tom, Dani, Bruce, Mirko and Gio for that testing sunday where they did beat me so hard while I was playing my latest Lannister attempt, convincing me to start to work on something else. It's a privilege to be able to test against so many good players!!!
Oh, and I also have to thank Rabs for the help with the name! <3
As always, feel free to ask, I will be here to reply as soon as possible!
See you for the next Some Faction - Alliance - Some Banner - Qohor deck... :P