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I've never published a list, but after taking home my 1st Store Championship today, I thought it might be time.
This isn't an original deck idea, but was inspired by the GJ Qohor that Wamma and Co. took to U.K. WAR. After winning a GNK with Bara Qohor 2 weeks prior, and then seeing this beauty with the SPICY Maesters tech, I couldn't resist.
Obviously, post RL the deck was very illegal, and some tough choices had to be made.
Losing WTW! was a tough hit to take because of the recursion of Scouting Vessel plus the the numerous pillage options, so I wanted to make sure that I took another impactful plot. I play tested a handful of different plots but found myself really just wanting to run Expose Duplicity because I was struggling to keep a board versus Shadows because of the loss of Drowned God Fanatic (more on that next). It was a dead plot until the final round but then it was money.
I knew coming into this that to run this many bigs, I needed Great Hall as my restricted, so I had to drop Vince. Black Wind's Crew is an attempt to keep the cost curve the same, but really go all in on the pillage tech. I used them a couple of times, was never mad when I drew them, but obviously were less impactful than Drowned God Fanatic would have been.
This was strictly a situation of "I want to play this card". It fits the theme of putting cards in the discard pile, triggers Corpse Lake, and can really hurt shadows/Targ KotHH. It was surprisingly effective when I drew it.
Yes, I ran 61 cards, sue me.
Conor Torris / Baratheon Wolf
This game was a matchup that I wasn't really worried about. I felt if I could get a board early, he wouldn't be able to rush me down, and my deck doesn't care that much about some of the control pieces that he could bring.
He went, tried to Trigger The Kingsroad, I cancelled it with Maester Murenmure so he put out some weenies and passed. I Qohor Candle into Milk for Robert Baratheon (LMHR). I win some challenges and gain power.
Next plot I Outwit his Heir to the Iron Throne, and gain some more power through challenges while building a solid board of bigs. Plot 3 I Barring the Gates his second Heir to the Iron Throne and close.
Daniel Ferrel Greyjoy Prince
I forget a lot of the details of this one, I just know that I Milked his Euron Crow's Eye (Core) early, and got really wide anticipating his reset, which he flipped Valar Morghulis into my Outwit, and I closed next plot on The King in the North when he couldn't use his 3x Great Hall to build a board.
Round 3 Joe Grim Martell Kingdom of Shadows
This was a repeat of top table at the previously mentioned GNK, except last time I was playing Baratheon.
Again, the details slip, but I got out to an early 6 power lead on plot 1 thanks to 2x Scouting Vessel hitting repeatedly on Corpse Lake and King of Salt and Rock. Anticipating Valar Morghulis I flipped Outwit into The First Snow of Winter and groaned audibly. I gain a couple more power and use Asha Greyjoy (Km) and a 3rd Scouting Vessel to fetch out some Risen from the Sea and wait.
To my surprise he flips Duel into my Expose Duplicity. I kill Balon Greyjoy (KotI) and kneel a 4 power Victarion Greyjoy (LoCR), play out some more chuds and pass. He passes challenges, and I go for intrigue, win unopposed and spike Loot to prevent his remaining shadows cards from being useful. Next plot I flip Barring the Gates and close.
I know it's super late in the year, and honestly just a small event with our local boys, but we finally got our SC done. I was happy to win, get some good games with friends and most of all use my favorite agenda with Maester tech.
This deck I think can be a beast in the post RL meta, especially if shadows remains prevalent as other factions take a step back.
Anyways, I'm curious what people think of my changes to a solid build, and what changes people would make as well.