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This is my Stark deck I've been brewing for a while. I decided to save it for amazing tournament War of the Faiths in Tallinn. The idea of the tournament is compete for different faiths in Westeros and across the narrow sea. I've always been a fan of winter tech in Stark and finally I think it's viable. I also wanted to make deck using only Stark card and I want to use cards that people don't know that well. I really think As Hard as Winter is a really good card in the current meta but needed just a good Winter traited opener like Winter Reserves. I could have made some changes to make it more competitive but I wanted to be as thematic as possible. The deck would probably be better of with Wyman Manderly as a restricted card and it would have helped me especially against Saana's Martell Wolf. But I wanted to use 3x Maege Mormont and Breaking Ties as restricted cards since it's slightly out of the meta and will surprise many players. The deck certainly has the loyal chuds for it. I think with Wyman I would replace Breaking Ties with Nothing Burns Like The Cold since Frozen Solid on Skagos can be a pain in the ass.
Tournament report follows:
Round 1, Ülo with Night's Watch Crossing
He gets a good setups with rangers and Haunted Forest Scout with a Longclaw. I marshal Karhold first turn and really slow his power rush down. In the end I can with the game quite easily, my deck simply has all the answers for his deck.
Round 2, Lena KT Greyjoy Wars
Lena was playing a drowned god deck. I've played it a bit and I am familiar with the deck. I concentrate on power challenges and use Winterfell to stop her shenanigans. With the extra strength from Winterfell and power from Winter Festival I'm able to close it before she gets her combos going.
Round 3, Eduard with GJ Sea of Blood
Eduard was playing the infamous deck of the current meta. I was bit unaware how it would go since I haven't really practiced for it but I knew my deck has answers for Sea of Blood. Fortunately I have duped Robb Stark (Core) and Arya Stark (Core) from the start and also Bran Stark (Core). I think Bran Stark (Core) was canceled every time I used him by Drowned God Fanatic but in the end we are both top decking but Meera Reed wins me the game by constantly blanking Asha Greyjoy (Km).
Round 4, Zbignev with Stark Crossing
I mulligan into a hand were I can setup either Robb Stark (Core) and two locations or four locations including Winterfell, Karhold and Skagos. I choose to setup four locations and hope to refill my hand with chuds. Unfortunately only chud I had was Meera Reed and I decided to marshal her with Donella Hornwood. Meera Reed end up dead but luckily Summer (Core) and Skagos keeps me circulating chuds and slowing Zbignev down. I try to oppose every challenge and get no power on my house card to slow him down. With help of Winter Festivals I stay in the battle. In the end I manage to close it on Breaking Ties turn by returning his Eddard Stark (WotN) into his hand and finally returning my own Skagos in hand to let Dacey Mormont and Maege Mormont to get their renown. Mod win for me in the last seconds.
On the off note there's a lot of discussion about mod wins and I wanted this to be a mod win personally even though it hurt my place in the cut and in final standings. I slowed the game down myself and I was around 11 power thus not deserving the full win.
Round 5, Saana with Martell Wolf
As people might know I hate Ward. I thought I'm probably not going to see it because of the restriction but my lovely Finnish meta mates are sure to bring it to tournaments anyway. I think Saana was able to control the game from the beginning with intrigue challenges and Ward. I played too passively and had no chance in this game.
Round 6, Emils with Tyrell Sea of Blood
Emils was running a cool Tyrell knights Sea of Blood. I thought in advance I might have a good matchup in this game with my control and Breaking Ties. Emils has a great setup with two Green-Apple Knights, Jousting Pavilion, Rose Garden and Arbor Marketplace if remember correctly. In the end it's too much for me to handle even with my control and Emils gets a win even though Rickon Stark canceled all of his Sea of Blood triggers.
Top 16, Saana with Martell Wolf
A rematch against Saana doesn't give me high hopes. I spend half of the evening, night and morning thinking about how I should play and decide to make a more aggressive approach. I setup Catelyn Stark (Core) and Saana opens up with Exchange of Information and I have to give her Ward. Luckily I have Skagos and I can change my Cat for a fatter one. I realise she might still get a board wipe by Warding a military chud but it's all about my more aggressive approach anyway since this way she has to use all of her money for Ward instead of building econ base and needs to use Marched to the Wall next turn for only little gold. Instead of Marched to the Wall she get's her board wipe with Bolton Flayer and Arianne Martell (Core) into Ramsay Snow. I realise two can play this game an get a board wipe of my own with Ramsay Snow, Skagos, Ramsay Snow and I still have gold to use As Hard as Winter to bring Arya Stark (Core) out. I get the better board and start rushing for the victory. Unfortunately she finds Frozen Solid for my Skagos and my Summer (Core) tricks are over. Then she Valar Morghulis and I lose Summer (Core). I think after her Valar Morghulis I would have needed to top deck a chud or a stand for my Maege Mormont to win the game but that doesn't happen unfortunately. I think I'm 2 or 3 times at 14 power but get too greedy and go for one more unopposed with Meera Reed. This opens up a way for her to get "The Last of the Giants" Varys (Core) out. My top deck isn't great and she comes back in time to win the game 15-14. A great game and excellent come back from Saana. Maybe the "The Last of the Giants" Varys (Core) shows some rust in my part since I haven't played lot lately and especially not against reset decks.
After joust I throw in the deck in Driver not the car tournament and it goes 2-1 in it. The deck is pretty good and a lot of fun to play with. Using Wyman Manderly and Nothing Burns Like The Cold would probably make it even more competitive.