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 say a lot about the person. The player could be a deckbuilder at heart and enjoy running his/her own homebrews and even personalize their deck loadout by giving them names. But of course, you also have the person who looks at a meta snapshot, starts netdecking the best lists from it and might not even bother giving them unique names. Oh well, there is only one way to find out and that is by exposing them through this series!
Escanbryt 's Deck Picks
Hey guys! These decks have been compiled during the Season of the Elf, before the latest patch. As such, the provisions might be slightly different, but the mechanics are all still in place and the decks still have their spirit. Have fun! And shoutout to Team Kreve for the third list.
New Pirate Gang
So the first deck is kind of my signature deck by now. It started out as a Reckless Flurry list in October 2020 and evolved into Blaze of Glory as new cards got implemented. While you could say that it’s just an ordinary Eist-warrior-deck with a few off-meta bronzes, I wouldn’t agree with that. It plays differently and can take round one very cheaply if you draw a good pirate hand and have access to your Tidecloak Hideaways. I’d also say that Eist synergizes well with Dimun Pirates if the bloodthirst gets denied. Downsides are that pirates are missing tutors and you can end up missing some valuable cards from time to time, which overall makes the classic warrior deck a bit more competitive. Still, this deck was the one that scored the only win against enerGiiX in the April BG in-house tournament, so there’s that. Denpai is also very fond of this deck.
This Nilfgaard deck is pretty fun to play and more competitive than it might look. It’s about playing Masquerade Ball in the first round to ensure a long round three where you create a setup with Seditious Aristocrats that can generate a lot of points. You play Operator with the Aristocrat and continue to trigger Idarran along with your leader on the opposing Aristocrat. The thing is that even if Idarran gets removed right away, he was already worth his provisions. If not, it gets even better with Informants, Coup de Grace and the like. All the spies that you play afterwards and of course the Usurper generate a whole lot of points. Most enjoyable Nilfgaard deck for me.
Precision Strike by Team Kreve
Precision Strike has always been a leader ability to me that I really didn’t like, regardless of its strength. However, I’m relatively close to completing my “Jack of All Trades” contract and all that’s missing are a few Scoia’tael abilities. So I just thought I might give this list from Vanandmunter of Team Kreve a shot and I have to say I like it so much more than all the other iterations I have played so far. It really feels like it can brick like hell, especially if the Novigradian Justice remains in the deck, but there’s usually some way to resolve it. And the double Serpent Trap is such a nice twist. Really appreciate this list!
This deck looks like a real pile, but it can actually bring out a lot of points if you get the right setup in round three. This setup is basically playing siege engines with the scenario and placing Siege Masters in between. Siege Masters are also the leader target. What looks easy to counter is actually not that easy to disassemble if it is played right. Finishing things off with the warfare cards can take you a long way. In order not to get bled, you try to take round one with Kerack Frigates and whatever might be necessary.
This is a variation of a list that Babyjosus created around a particular combo. This combo creates a 1-point-Arnjolf with Idarran and then slams points with Giant Boar and Restore. While people often will focus Idarran right away, the Arnjolf in return sticks. At least if your opponent sees this magic trick for the first time. However if Idarran sticks as well, he is giving some nice bonus value to cards like Svalblod Totem or Haern Caduch. BJs list combined this with a Madoc bomb package, while this list plays more witchers and opens up synergies for cards like Heymaey Flaminica, Leo, Berengar, or even Arnvald. The Portal also makes Bear Witcher Adepts ten times better. This deck is still a meme, but a funny one for sure.
Who Is Escanbryt?
Escan is an Article Writer for Bandit Gang with a main focus on Seasonal Mode. In the past he has written plenty of Seasonal Guides and is currently working on the Seasonal Mode page for the Team Bandit Gang website.
In his spare time, Escan likes to listen to music and visit concerts. He even traveled to Leeuwarden in The Netherlands to go to a concert from his favorite band. Oh, and of course to hang out with his friend Babyjosus.
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