This is ”Whats In My Deckbuilder?”, a series by Babyjosus where he asks Bandit Gang members and other people from the community to share their insights about what kind of decks they have in their deckbuilder. The decks in one’s deckbuilder often says a lot about the person. This person could be a deckbuilder at heart and plays with his/her own homebrews and even personalizes them by giving them names. But of course you also have the person that looks up a meta snapshot and starts netdecking the best decks from it and might not even bother to give them unique names. Oh well, there is only one way to find out and that is by exposing them through this series!
Elisthebirb 's Deck Picks
There’s an emote in the fan made and run Thronebreaker server that depicts the regular discord grinning face laughing maniacally with bloodshot eyes that stare into your soul. This “Ardal 7” deck might unironically be one of my most favourite Gwent abominations, and it also feels exactly like that emoticon. With 17 tactics and 29 cards overall, it sure is a monstrosity, but on the other hand it also felt very complete, whole. And I love it for that. Just please ignore the Bribery there… Me and my good friends from Aretuza had a blast making this, and even more fun was actually taking it to ranked. Is it good currently? Absolutely not, it was barely decent when we made it, but I would never delete it. Well, I rarely delete any decks, as you’re about to find out…
It’s NR witchers from several patches ago, but not the usual list. Oh no. This one is better. No Amphibious Assault, no Natalis, no Margarita, I don’t even remember how many other very much not witchers people play in this. I, for one, am a patron of flavor (and enjoying the absolute circus of Oneiromancy, preferably into Yrden), so I just went into the deckbuilder one day, typed ‘witcher’ into the search bar, and clicked everything I saw. The deck drove my teammates crazy, but in the fittingly infamous words of Todd Howard, it just works. Well, worked, anyway.
Elf and Onion Loss
This is another monstrosity (pun intended) I made with Driftbling sometime last year. It was his idea really – if I recall correctly, I was in need of a third deck for a local tournament, and briefly considered Overwhelming Hunger. I don’t fully understand the gymnastics his brain undoubtedly performed to come up with this. After a solid few minutes of laughing, we built it, we tested it… I don’t remember us winning a single game, rendering the deck name rather accurate, but I kept it out of general fondness for piles, and for the memory of Drift roasting his own creation.
The name is telling, this deck has been chilling in my deckbuilder for a while. It isn’t mine, though; all credit for its creation goes to Mr. Repek. I imported it, because, well, I was there! Between the Archespore cosplay, the Portals and the Angoulemes and the Gwent charades – that you, BJ, probably remember especially well – it was one hell of a weekend, and I love the idea of remembering it in all the style – through a Gwent deck. Thanks to Repek for making this deck, I will never delete it.
Misleading title. This deck is very dead. And by our current standards, absolutely abysmal. Though it was already atrocious in its playable days, and by the look of the list, you can kind of tell which days we’re talking about. This, my friend, is a deck dating back to the first months of Homecoming.
Back in ye olde times of fall and winter 2018, fashion on the ranked ladder was wild. The transition from Beta was a bit tougher for someone like me, given that the game and the deckbuilding were suddenly so different, and I was figuring it all out by myself. But I made this obscenity, and it even worked, sometimes at least. It’s my precious vintage deck, maybe one day I can donate it to a museum.
Bushr Toxic Montage
I swear I can explain.
Firstly, I am a widely known Scoia’tael enthusiast, but much to my own shame and dismay, I’m yet to complete Invigorate Mastery. I rarely played it back when the options were Aglaïs or Scorch (we already know what my preference was in that regard), and then Invigorate was forgotten by virtually everyone. Until Bushy picked it up roughly half a year ago. So, secondly, because his video popped in my recommended, I thought to myself, ‘aha! easy squirrel border’, and imported the list. And thirdly, I named it after the compilation of his twitch moments that became a popular song request in any voice chat I am participating in. Lastly, I should probably say how Invigorate mastery went. Well. Have you ever seen me sporting the squirrel border?
Who Is Elisthebirb?
Elisthebirb or just Elis, is the talented young lady behind the graphics for Team Aretuza. The design for the website, the new team members announcements and the World Cup graphics are a few examples to give.
Aside of that, she has also worked on commissions for emotes on Twitch, so if you are looking for an emote artist, definitely hit her up!
If you missed the seventh edition of ”What’s In My Deckbuilder?” then you can check that out here. Also please consider checking out our article section where you can find plenty of articles. From member interviews to deck guides and more!