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|Lannister Intrigue Rush by Benji Adjustement||5||2||2||1.0|
|Power Behind the Small Council 2.0 (Detailled Explanation)||3||3||7||3.0|
The released of Small Council Chamber open the possibility of a Lannister Intrigue Rush. Contrary to V1 Pbbt, this is now a module inside the deck and not the hole one, allowing to keep the polyvalence of classic Lannister LoTC. Most specific choices are explained at 7°)
1°) The Main Combo
2°) Classic Lannister Characters
Classic Line-up with polyvalent big characters. Jaime is chosen instead of Ilyn or Gregor, since he makes two challenges and take on renown.
3°) Classic Plotline
A Noble Cause Most reliable Economic Plot, the deck is designed to turn with only one of them.
The Long Winter It's much better to run a Claim 2 to clean the board than WIldfire. This one has good economy and the remove of one power is always good since you're a bit slower at scoring powers than your opponents. Here, with CRoc and ShdLane, you could make a strike with Trial by Combat. Or simply crush your opponent on the sprint toward 15 :) Counting Coppers Summons Both of them fits very well in Lannister. Counting goes well with all your economic big characters, Summons allow you to find an additional character on middle-game or at the start if you're lacking one.
4°) Increased Set Up
When you run costly locations, it's at the expense of marshalling intermediate cost characters. Thus, you have to decrease your economic curve for making the deck efficient.
Red Cloaks have the icons you ask them, and an occasional STR bonuses countering drawback of your agenda. So they are perfect. Queen's Assassin could be setuped or play regularly, their goal is to come back in hand when you play First Snow and activate their ability after. The presence of CRoc and Warden of the West increase their synergies with the deck, allowing them slots.
5°) Minimalist non-setupable cards
In addition to Support of the people, that is not really impactant for the opponent, you have to concentrate on simple and efficient cards :
You want to pay 1-gold & general effects for overall defensive cards. Both of them are simply effective.
Discarding hands is good. Cleaning boards once it's done is better.
6°) Usual Choices
Widow's Wail is taking the slots of one Red Cloak (you basically need one at table) and one Assassin (you need only on of them), While countering Dracarys.
7°) Devils in the details
Wardens of the West You're here to do intrigue, so why not giving you the opportunity to ruin opponents' hand on first/second turn if odds are favorable ? Otherwise, it stays a plot with 5 gold passing Naval Superiority, basically allowing you to make a good deployment at the start of the game, which complement the economic plot Noble Cause. After that, your economy should normally be ensured by your big characters. His Initiative 4 and Reserve 6 are appreciable bonuses.
So now, the moment were you finish your decks and make choices. The most obvious one : Shadowblack Lanex2 Tutoring Treachery or Trial by Combat is insane. Tutoring Trial By Combat reliably each turn, while you have the opportunity to do two intrigue challenges, could make you properly clean boards at the end of the day. It's the only card requiring to kneel your house faction card, and the best "draw" card for me since it is cheap.
Grand Maester Pycelle x2 He does not get well with FSoW, but he draws and has a power icon along his intrigue one. And you need these things so badly.
The Hound x1 He has to be repetitively paid, which is embarassing for the rest of the deck. So i only run him in x1 since he is a powerful add to the deck strategy. Especially for his pow icon.
Littlefinger x2 Upon drawing cards, Pycelle gets back in hand on FSoW and Lannisport is too expensive. Littlefinger provide the right icon, the icon you're weak in and that is desirable at this cost, draw immediately effective that is useful for never lacking cards, and he has a gold bonuses that you could look down on... until you play it and realised he is further getting you rid of economic problems.
Milk of the Poppy is the nightmare of the deck, and you prefer don't run Confiscation since you basically play two of them while getting few slots in the plotline. They are well fitting the philosophy of the deck, and running them in x3 allow you to statistically get them on Summons. Since you need additional card for FSoW, they make a coherent choice.
Weaknesses :You are more vulnerable to everything counting on decisive events. Baratheon kneel also since you dont run Seal of the Hand. I don't know for "mirrors" LoTC more classics. I suppose their selected kill options, and your lack of counters, made you vulnerable, but you are like to outrush when installed. The problem is precisely that : being installed.
Strong point : You counter Stark dramatically, they can't afford intrigue rush between other advantages.