This is ”Whats In My Deckbuilder?”, a series by Babyjosus where he asks Bandit Gang members and other people from the community to give an insight 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!
Sawyer1888's Deck Picks
As creative as my content sometimes seems, when it comes to decknames I’m pretty dull I suppose. All of my decks have rather efficient names, so I always know what’s in there. Every deck seems to follow a strict control routine, except my Assimilate list and I never have more than one deck for a leader. My seasonal decks are always called “Seasonal”, so I never confuse it. Maybe I just fulfill the German cliché of trying to be effective.
This deck is called Midrange NR, for whatever reason, and is kinda an “optimized” tournament version of the Zeal Boys I made a few months ago, which actually ended up on the trending page of the week back then. I always loved to be flexible with single commandos and a siege, while not having to miss classic NR trades like Seltkirk for duels or the Frigate engine. This deck, except one change, also won me the first bandit gang intern tournament, which I am very proud of, so I always keep it. And yes, War Chariot would be better, but the artwork of Frenzied D’ao is way cooler.
After I was annoyed by all this engine heavy decks during the late summer and autumn of last year, I created this abomination of a unitless control pile. “Savage” does the trick on red coin against Shieldwall, Hidden Cache, Assimilate or other engine decks, while also can be awkward to play against when you want to control yourself, because of the immune wolves. I actually received positive feedback when I shared a deckguide for its first version and while I also bring it to tournaments, it’s my “go to” deck to teach some meta players in casual a lesson…
SK Control, a rather functional title, is one of my favorite decks. Every time I grind back to pro rank, I play a version of this deck. Also its original version was my first deck for what I did a Co-Op stream with team Kreves beefox3, which was really fun! Normally it used to play Lugos and Herkja as well together with Patricidal Fury, but the current meta kinda demands some flexibility and changes. I never play Totem, ever, because why playing self damage stuff when you could play controlling warriors?
Assimilate Ball & Lock Emhyr
Well, as NG is my most loved and favorite faction, I always have some Nilfgaard lists in my storage. Especially after winning the Tuvyean y Gloir tournament, where I experienced the Cantarella and Location combo for the first time, I always try to include this. So one of my decks is a classic Assimilate Ball list, including this combination, while the other NG list is more focused on the new card Emhyr, supported by a control heavy lock and soldier package. My favorite card Fergus always finds decent value, while I sadly cut Palmerin for Cupbearer, which seems the safer pic combined with the poisons and Masquerade Ball.
Who Is Sawyer1888?
Sawyer1888 has been known in his Gwent career for his amazing articles that he has been writing for the Bandit Gang website, but also for clapping players in Community Tournaments like he did in the Meme Series between KRV vs BG & in the Tuvean y Gloir by winning the whole thing.
And as of recent , Sawyer1888 has been promoted to Academy Manager. This because of his passion for competition in Gwent and his skill-set when it comes to organizing. We have faith that he can bring the Academy Team to the next level!
If you missed the fifth 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!