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I used to feel fairly bad playing Lanni Kingdom against people once I'd managed to get a lock on the game, but Lanni Kraken is a whole other level of nasty. I've been aware of it for quite a while, with some variations initially appearing at UK WAR last year and being discussed in TeamLanni this year, but I never really liked it when I played it. With Kingdom of Shadows banned in the thrones world cup this year, it was very prominent for the lanni decks in the swiss and was getting consistent results so I ended up picking it up for the cut. Unfortunately our run in the cut was very short lived and I only got to play one tourney game with it, so when I couldn't decide what to play for Vaes Bulghar it seemed a good chance to give it a proper spin.
For those who don't know what the general concept is, Tyrion Lannister (TB) & Clever Feint provide you very good recursion tools for Nightflyer and Nighttime Marauders. If you're able to play smart and manage your opponents tempo, they will eventually have no hand or economy, and the board will soon follow. The latest conclave RL took away The Red Keep (DotE) as you need to keep marauders for the general deck style, but I did not miss it once during the tournament, and covered by upping the number of Alchemists' Guildhall
The strength of this deck in a tournament will largely depend on the meta you are playing in, as decks like Stark Crossing or a lot of Greyjoy variants will give you a hard time. Its well suited for the increase in burn that's appeared, and will largely win out in attrition/control match ups as you take away their pieces. Also, you really have to like it, because it will suck the fun out of the game real quick when you start winning, and be really slow until you do.
I started to write out some of the match reports, but honestly I was writing the same thing a lot of "I started behind, destroyed econ and hand, took control, won". So i'll try and cover some of the highlights.
Despite complaining (maybe whining) about Greyjoy pillage matchups, I managed to get a marauders trigger and hit 3 Risen from the Sea at once, giving me free reign to valar.
Tried to valar Khal Drogo turn 1, opponent expected it, I paid for my crime (Sorry Khal)
Thanks to the organisers of Vaes Bulghar for hosting the tournament and all my opponents for sticking out the games (I'm sorry)
R1 - Win vs Tyrell Knights (Plamen Marekov)
R2 - Win vs Bara Lion (hidra)
R3 - Win vs Targ Assault (Atanas Keranov)
R4 - Loss vs Targ Fealty (Simon Martindale)
R5 - Win vs GJ Prince (Periklis Chatzistefanidis)
T8 - Win vs Stark KotHH (Darren Quinn)
T4 - Win vs GJ Prince (Periklis Chatzistefanidis)
Final - Win vs NW VS (Tamás Albeck)