TheOneChristo

End of Year Interview 2021 TheOneChristo: ‘For me 2021 felt like 2 distinctly different years to me’

At Bandit Gang, the end of the year means the end of year interviews. All members are put to the test one by one about the events of the past year that shaped them. Private as well as business. In these interviews in which no mince of words will be stated, no taboos exist, sometimes harsh words are used and where you get a nice insight into the soul life of the interviewee.

Babyjosus: Welcome Chris, you are next in line after AcidBunny. How would you reflect on the year 2021? 

TheOneChristo: For me 2021 felt like 2 distinctly different years to me. While the whole year was great and I look back on it fondly with many highlights, the second half of the year started to get a lot busier with things moving towards being “more normal”. That meant that streaming took a back seat to additional social functions and a busier work schedule.  

Nonetheless I still feel like I accomplished a lot.

I was able to participate in the Aretuza World Cup Qualifier representing Canada and while we fell short I felt like I had an amazing tournament, only losing 1 series (gg Santuu), while defeating a few players who had regularly finished in the top 64. 

I was involved with 983’s Gwent Trivia (returning soon) and the ongoing Gwentfinity War.

I was able to cast a whole lot more than the previous year, including many high profile events. 

I also took part in the Beginner’s Series with Arya for Bandit Gang and became more involved with BG, becoming part of the partner group. 

BJ: An eventful year it was for you. I know you achieved certain goals as a caster this year. How do you look back at your journey as a caster? 

C: So many highlights! 

First off, I simply wanted to highlight the amount of casting I was able to do this year. Like anything else in life, practice makes perfect (well, in my opinion practice makes better, because I don’t know if there’s such a thing as perfect), but I was lucky enough to cast or host events almost every week and definitely felt like I gained a lot of experience and improved in the role. 

Second, was the opportunity to work with so many wonderful casters like Flake, Specimen and Ceely. I am a firm believer that practice helps, but working with people who are better than you also forces you to improve.

Third, there was of course the opportunity to cast 2 of the official Gwent Qualifiers, which was the first time I was able to cast something “official” for CDPR.

And finally, probably the biggest achievement, even though it is non Gwent related, was hosting many events for Kards CCG over the year. This led to me being selected to host their World Championships live in Iceland! 

BJ: An amazing progress you have made! As you mentioned earlier, you also started the beginner series with Arya, what made you decide to work on that? 

C: While there is a lot of content out there for Gwent, I feel as though certain aspects of the community aren’t as well served as they should be. There has been an influx of players over the last year with the pandemic forcing people into lockdown, the Witcher Netflix series, the return of Lifecoach for Masters Season 1 and the release on steam. 

Starting a beginner series just made a whole lot of sense. However, I want to take 0 credit for the idea as it was all Arya’s. I just got involved because I thought it was a great one.

Working with Arya, Enzo and Decode on the project has been amazing as well. 

BJ: Outside of your projects. What has it been like to stream Gwent on Twitch this year? 

C: I mentioned previously that it was an up and down for me, but mostly due to my personal schedule. 

The streaming itself was great. I broke 1000 followers and had my average viewers up over 60, which was a new milestone for me. 

BJ: Is there anything (else) that you would like to do next year? 

C: Two main things come to mind.

Get my streaming schedule back on track. To be clear about this, it doesn’t mean I want to or need to stream a lot, but I would definitely like to do so regularly. Even if it’s only 2 days a week.

Second would be to move on to the next phase of Gwent casting, being able to cast an Open would be a huge goal for me in 2022. 

BJ: Do you have any new year’s resolutions? 

C: I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions because if there is something worth doing, it’s worth starting immediately and sticking with it regardless of the time of year.

One thing that I started applying this year was to unapologetic-ally focus on the things you enjoy. If it’s not something that brings me joy, I shouldn’t feel the need to do it just for the sake of doing it. That applies to work, streaming and my personal life.

BJ: Anything you want to say to the reader in anticipation of 2022? 

C: First off I wanted to thank everybody who has stuck with me during my casting, streaming and my absences. Even after not streaming for a while, it’s great to see some of my regulars pop into chat to support me and tell me they miss me! It really means the world to me. 

I want to add that you have absolutely not seen the last of Christo’s Cafe 😉 

BJ: Cheers and happy new year!

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*TheOneChristo's Top 10 Cards of 2021

Christo tried to focus on new cards from this year.

1. King Foltest: Brought Commando decks back…..until he didn’t. 

2. Bride of the Sea: So much versatility, playing 2 Decoctions in a game is fun stuff, or at least I think so?

3. Rioghan the Undying: Sometimes I like cards for ironic reasons. Rioghan was touted as being pretty powerful when revealed, went on to have some highlight reel plays in the first week or two he was released and then completely vanished. 

4. Idarran: Once you’ve seen Crozyr play 5 Cat Witchers in 2 turns, this card has to make the list

5. Toad Prince: Buffing Monsters/Deathwish makes me happy!

6. Mushy Truffle: While this card might be a bit OP – I like that it’s given bonded a bit of a boost and opened up possibilities for a lot of other gameplay options

7. Crach an Craite: Pirates were borderline playable this year and it was tons of fun – especially with the addition of Fucusya meaning you can play Crach twice 

8. Vanadain: Because Vanadain & Simlas = Fun Waylay shenanigans 

9. Torque: Because one day handbuff will be good – just not today 

10. Rience: Such a cool concept for a card – I wish it was better but I have high hopes for the future (I also love the art). 

 

TheOneChristo – What’s In My Deckbuilder?

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!

TheOneChristo's Deck Picks

There are definitely some leftovers from my tryhard Season of the Bear. Then there’s a bunch of other stuff that I never delete. It might be time for the great deckbuilder purge of 2021. Until then, here’s what’s in my deckbuilder.

Shieldwall
I was looking for some NR that wasn’t Witchers and Mr Ecko sent me this one to play on stream. I got sidetracked by Kaedweni Revevants and never actually played it. I’ll probably get to it at some point.

Mobilization
Somebody in chat sent me this one as well, CatDadAnthony I think? I’m pretty sure he lifted it from Trynet. It was fun to play, but I get confused easily playing Revs, so it didn’t do my MMR much good. 

DevilDriven Seasonal
DD’s stuff is my go-to for seasonal. It’s pretty much the first thing that ends up in my deck builder every season. Hats off to you sir for the top notch content.

Bushr’s Overwhelming Hunger
I was looking for old school OH and somebody sent me Bush’s list. It wasn’t exactly what I was going for. That night on stream I was too lazy to build my own deck, so I ended up playing Revs instead and this list sits unused in my deckbuilder (starting to see a trend?).

Decode’s Elves
I love wholesome Elf lists. I always have. They used to be my go to archetype when a new patch came out. I’ve been toying around with Traps – which I hate, so it was refreshing to come back to good old Elf Swarm. Fun and a solid deck. 

Randy’s NG
A viewer redemption, having spent his hard-earned tea bags to have me play his deck. It’s inspired by an older NG, lock-heavy list. Doesn’t quite match up well to the current 4x Joachim lists that are floating around.

Mercernn’s Stockpile Another viewer redemption. Mercernn is an expert deck builder. That being said, Stockpile is bad. Sorry Merc.

BG’s Kelly
I snagged this out of the Bandit Gang discord, I can’t remember who posted it. I’ve been having a tough time with Monsters lately, so I was trying out a variety of different things. 

Piggy’s Pockets
New Lined Pockets lists have been forgoing the Sir. I wanted to try a version with Skewertooth. I didn’t notice a huge difference between the two versions.

Presidente’ Guerilla Tactics
Another viewer redemption. It’s an all-neutral deck with GT. Lots of fun. Lots of Bandits! It actually won us a couple of games…..in casual. 

Psykoki Made Me Do It
It was a viewer redemption. I had no choice. I refuse to play Lippy Gudmund and never used that card before. I used it once. Won the game. Never plan on touching it again. Not sure why I haven’t deleted it yet.

Lined Pockets V3
V1 & V2 are gone, V3 is post Tunnel Drill nerf (I barely want to call it that – post drill tweak?)

Why Viy?
As in “Christo, why have you stooped so low?” I’ve been trying a bunch of Monster things and I’m not loving any of the options, this one included. 

sMORKvarg
Eist list with Mork in it. Exciting, I know.

NR Witchers
Pretty standard stuff, they actually served me quite well a few seasons ago.

“Chinese Metabreaker”
The famous 4x Joachim list that the Council posted as the Chinese Metabreaker. If it was that good, I had to try it, right? Except I didn’t. It still sits unloved in my deckbuilder. I ended up playing Cloggers for NG MMR.

Stupid Bugs
Can you tell that I don’t really like any Monster options this season? This one included. I know it’s a strong list, I just cannot for the life of me figure out how to play it. 

Bladerunner’s Fault
Another viewer list – Bladerunner sent me this guy when I said I wanted to play some Enslave.

Kelly Kelly Bo Belly
Another Kelly list I tried (and failed with). 

ABC Always Be Clogging 

Named after that famous scene from Glengarry Glenn Ross (or the SNL Skit Always be Cobbling), this was a mix of what enerGiiX and iancm were playing last season and was a real superstar for me, punching above 2500. Yes, I’m sorry, but not that sorry for playing clog.

Eist to See You
Ya I was going on a movie kick apparently, this one from Batman & Robin’s Mr Freeze (or Rainier Wolfcastle from the Simpson). First kick at the can for Eist last season. There’s even a deck guide floating around somewhere.

Emhyr’s Sneaky Spices
First go at it with Emhyr. I actually had a lot of fun with this deck. It hasn’t aged all that well, but I don’t have the heart to delete it.  

Triple Commandos
There is no more iconic a combination than BabyJosus & Triple….well Triple anything, really, but Triple Commandos is near and dear to my heart, so when BJ updated his list with the Foltest buff, I had to give it a go.

Who Is TheOneChristo?

TheOneChristo aka Christo is known as the owner of Christo’s Cafe serving all kinds of specialties. He started out as a streamer and joined Bandit Gang as one, but has since then improved his menu by adding Host and Caster to the it. He has been hosting and casting events for Bandit Gang and 983 Media since that and eventually got the opportunity to cast the Top 64 Qualifiers for CDPR alongside WatchFlake.

If you missed the tenth 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!

Weekly Bandit Gang Content Update #6

Welcome to your weekly Bandit Gang content update.

Hello Strays of Spalla!

Thank you for opening up this article today. We had a tremendous week so far, including the The Bandit Hideaway Episode 5  with special guests Jason Slama and Pawel Burza was a huge success, the Battle of The Bandits 4 which was casted by Weevil89 and myself, a wonderful new signing to the team in Ithlinne Magi, the very first episode of our Beginner Series, and of course the Bandit of the Month of April.

But, before I go more in depth in a few of those subjects, I would like say that I am really proud of what we are doing with Bandit Gang as of late. We are truly shaping ourselves as one of the most established teams in Gwent. Of course, there is still much to be done, but we are getting there step for step. So I just want to say a quick thanks to the team and that I hope we can continue to have fun working together and doing all kinds of projects! Perhaps I will write more about this one day…

A warm welcome to the latest addition to the Admin Team!

Made by: NotKelseyArt

This week, Denpai and I decided to take on Ithlinne as our Community Manager because we felt there was a need for a dedicated person that would want to take care of our socials and communicate with you all in the Discord. And Ithlinne has previously shown interest in the team and has the experience, so it was match made in heaven. If you want to know a bit more about Ithlinne, you can read her very first interview with us here.

The very first episode of our Beginner Series!

This week we introduced our Beginner Series for Gwent, or BGinner Series as some of you would say. The idea of this series is to introduce new players to the game and where we will be going through several aspects that the game has to offer. This series of videos came from the mastermind of GhostArya, and with the help of TheOneChristo and Enzo it turned out to be a magnificent group project. They will continue to work hard behind the scenes to deliver you the beginner content that you have been hungering for!

Bandit of the Month April

Made by: NotKelseyArt

Without further ado, we are more than happy to announce that the Bandit Gang of the Month of April is GhostArya! As mentioned in the previous segment, Arya started the Beginner Series and has been taking the lead on this project for a while now to make sure all the info is gathered and people are putting the required work in it. So, you could say that she has shown to be a person you can rely on, which makes my job just so much easier. Here is a clip of me revealing the BOTM during the co-op we had on her stream a few days ago and her reaction is just priceless.

This week's uploads on the Bandit Gang YouTube

Illustrated by: NotKelseyArt

Thank you so much for reading, and for supporting our content at Bandit Gang. Next week I will be back with more content to go through. But for now, I hope you will have a nice rest of your week!

Yours,

BJ
Content Manager
Team Bandit Gang

Weekly Bandit Gang Content Update #3

Welcome to your weekly Bandit Gang content update.

Hello Strays of Spalla!

Another splendid week we had last week, and another splendid week ahead of us. Last weekend we had the Season of the Bear Top 64 Qualifier and it was casted by one of our Content Creators and it was so cool to see that we had BG representation for the very first time on an official tournament cast!  I am speaking of TheOneChristo  who casted the final two games alongside his longtime friend WatchFlake. You can find the matches on his YouTube channel. This is just another example that not only we are growing as a team, but also that our members are getting more recognition in the community. We are immensely proud of him getting this opportunity and nailing it!

Listen to the Tunes of Gwents Elite, a soundtrack for Climbing and Grinding the ladder

Ever wondered what your favorite streamers listen to? Academy Manager and Article Writer Sawyer1888 , talked with over 60 people from the Gwent community about their favorite music to create this unique playlist: The Tunes of Gwents Elite. You can read more about it here , but make sure to give it a listen too!

The man put in a lot of time and effort into this specific project, he said so himself that over 50 hours were spend reaching out to all the people and talking to them. This is just another example of how we at Bandit Gang prefer quality over quantity.

Do you have a passion for Graphic Design or Article Writing? Then I want you for Bandit Gang!

Made by: Mercernn

If you have passion for Graphic Design or Article Writing and you would like to join an amazing group of people then please contact me. For more information on how to contact me you can click here.

This weeks uploads on the Bandit Gang YouTube

Illustrator: NotKelseyArt

Thank you so much for reading, and for supporting our content at Bandit Gang. Next week I will be back with more content to go through. But for now, I hope you will have a nice rest of your week!

Yours,

BJ
Content Manager
Team Bandit Gang

My Road to 10k

Written by TheOneChristo and edited by annaellieee.

After reading Sawyer’s stellar article about the mindset of pro players I decided it was my turn to dive into my psyche regarding my latest climb in Gwent, Season of Mahakam, and why I decided to do it.

I’ve always been a particularly competitive person, whether that’s been sports, video games, school or otherwise. I used to play paper card games at a highly competitive level but lost some of that interest when Collectible Card Games went digital. That was when I picked up Hearthstone. The game was immense, the tournament scene complicated and grinding up the ladder was good enough for me.

To give you a bit more context, I started streaming with Hearthstone and played that for a couple months before my friend Flake convinced me to dust off my closed beta collection of Gwent and give the game a shot again. I relearned the game on stream, chat was amazing in coaching me through my first run to pro and beyond.

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Herein lies the problem, what developed in my mind was that I was the “new Gwent streamer/player” and that mindset bled into my gameplay. I acted in a way where I did not have confidence in myself or my ability to play the game. A lot of the time I would start a game, play my way, have chat suggest a different line and take their advice, simply because I wasn’t sure of myself. The problem? I end up playing half the game my way and half the game chats way with disastrous results.

I came up with the excuse that maybe I wouldn’t be competitive. If people wanted to see high level play, they could go somewhere else and I would hit pro rank, meme around (Triple Commandos!?) and just have fun.

"I acted in a way where I did not have confidence in myself
or my ability to play the game"

However, my mindset started to change at the end of Season of the Cat (October 2020), in the most roundabout of ways. I was actually visiting Flake at the time and was trying to collect all the Halloween rewards towards the end of the season. Time was running out and I went to grinding with the deck I had the most success with, Devotion Monsters, and actually ended up running that up to 2500 MMR, something I had never accomplished before. That brought me to a new all-time high MMR, 9868, (ground breaking, I know), with the most games I’d played in any one season, 247, and putting me in the top 900 players.

To give you an idea of where my head was at, other than hitting 2500 with Monsters, I didn’t notice any of that. It was actually the manager of the BG pro team, Ian, who brought it up to me. I thought to myself, if I can accomplish that grinding in the last 3 days of the season, what can I do if I actually work at my score all season long?

Cue into the Season of the Mahakam and I was ready to go with old faithful, PF Warriors (yes, I know, how original), to make my mark on the season. Things went well, minus a co-op with Beefox who tanked my MMR a solid 50 points (thanks buddy) and I cracked 2500 with the deck not too long into the season. I toyed around with a few other decks, some of Avades NG lockdown and a ST Symbiosis deck we built on stream, both of which hit 2450 and then I went back to my Devotion Monsters list to finish my placements, coming in around 2500.

The most important thing was that I was building confidence! I finally felt good about my ability to play, even though it was all just a number and I hadn’t even cracked 10k yet.

Then something interesting happened. 

"None of it had to do with my skill level, all of it had to do with the confidence I carried into those games"

I started a stream, loaded up my Devotion Monsters deck hoping to continue to push with it (and to shut people up who kept saying Devo OH isn’t good). To my surprise, almost the entire BG pro team showed up that day, enerGiiX and sonneillon among others. These are two players I look up to and are consistently on top of the leaderboard. My old mindset would have let them run the board via chat. Today, however, I didn’t allow that to happen. Don’t get me wrong, I let them give their 2 cents and I definitely took their advice on more than one occasion, but that is entirely different than staring at chat waiting for them to dictate my next play. I ended up cracking 2565 with Monsters and finally breaking 10k. It was huge and a lot had changed in the days leading up to that stream. The way I looked at the game and the way I played were both completely different. None of it had to do with my skill level, all of it had to do with the confidence I carried into those games, believing in my ability to see the board, make optimal plays and get the results I wanted.

I ended up using Condor’s Devotion PS to push my ST over 2500 as well, and wrapped things up by passing Nilfgaard with Ian’s Northern Realms deck , coming in just shy of 2500 with it. This is where the next change happened.

As I watched time tick down on the season clock I started to panic. I wanted to get NR over 2500, I wanted to catch up with Flake (spoiler: I didn’t, but I love the guy so it’s ok) and I wanted to really blow this season out of the water. You know what that is? A recipe for a tilted disaster. Everything I learned went out the window. I would stop thinking about my plays and started smashing cards trying to rush through games to build my MMR, and I nearly brought it all down. The result? Exhaustion and burnout. I didn’t even pass 400 games, and I took 4 days off from the game. The interesting part about this is that it didn’t just affect my gameplay but actually started to affect my life outside of the game. I was frustrated, I was down on myself, I was angry. It really wasn’t a good look, since it all came down to a number in a video game…the cherry on top, the season doesn’t even matter.

I have an infinite amount of respect for streamers like Spyro who play nearly 1000 games at a very high level and I can totally understand when they have a momentary outburst of frustration with the game.

"The interesting part about this is that it didn't just affect my gameplay but actually started to affect my life outside of the game"

This is how I finished:

I was really hoping to get all 4 factions over 2500 and was hoping to crack top 200 but 227 and 10073 ain’t half bad for somebody whose previous best result was a couple hundred points below that.

For most people who don’t play at a competitive level, the game isn’t only about skill, but also about will. Get in enough reps and you’ll learn the game, the optimal plays, and will win more than you lose. I think anybody can break the 10k barrier, as long as they take the time, have the confidence, and are in the right headspace to do so. Taking a break from the game to get your head on straight can actually be the best tool of all.

"If you believe in yourself and with a tiny pinch of magic,
all your dreams can come true"

-A Sponge

You can find TheOneChristo on Twitter, YouTube and Twitch.

End of Year Interview 2020 TheOneChristo: ‘Hopefully I get to continue to do more of the same and try new things in 2021’

At Bandit Gang, the end of the year means the end of year interviews. All members are put to the test one by one about the events of the past year that shaped them. Private as well as business. In these interviews in which no mince of words will be stated, no taboos exist, sometimes harsh words are used and where you get a nice insight into the soul life of the interviewee.

Babyjosus: Today I am sitting down with the proud owner of Christo’s Café, where Christmas is with no doubt being celebrated. And since Christmas is a time to reflect, I will open with the following question. How would you reflect on the year 2020 and the grand opening of your café?

TheOneChristo: What a year it has been. Obviously, a year like no other, but I’m thankfully for how it has turned out for me personally. Streaming is something I’ve been interested in for a long time and the move to working from home (and the equipment that came along with it) was a perfect opportunity to jump in. From there things just fell into place so nicely, the community was welcoming, and Café’s doors opened to a lineup each and every night.

BJ: It has definitely been a year like no other and not only because Covid but also because you joined Team Bandit Gang as a streamer & Youtuber for Gwent and even did some casting for the Duel Of Dogs Tournament. How have you enjoyed the team so far?

C: When Denpai approached me to join the team, there was no hesitation on my side. Mercernn and you, BJ, were two individuals who were the most welcoming to me as I started as a content creator and were two channels I would often frequent. I was proud to be given the opportunity to represent the pink and black. I’m somebody who likes getting his hands into all sides of things. I started with streaming and obviously YouTube was a natural progression. I organize and help run tournaments with the team at 983 Media and casting was just another opportunity to try something new. Hopefully I get to continue to do more of the same and try new things in 2021.

BJ: If I am correct it was Flake that introduced you to Streaming and Gwent, how would you describe your friendship with him?

C: That’s right! I’ve known Flake since kindergarten, going on 30 years (yes I’m a boomer). We grew up together, shared similar interests, you know Star Wars, comics, video games and everything else nerd related. We started playing card games together many moons ago with Young Jedi, then the Star Wars CCG, onto Lord of the Rings and others. He got me into Gwent during closed beta, but that didn’t last long and I ended up drifting away from it. He’s also been a streamer for many years and that was really my first exposure to somebody I know being on Twitch. When I was fed up of Hearthstone he encouraged me to get back into Gwent and the rest is history.

BJ: Those friendships are definitely something that you should cherish. Back to streaming. What was your proudest moment when it comes to streaming this year?

C: I don’t know that I can pick a specific moment, but there are a few occasions this year that I was asked if “Christo’s Café” was a real thing (PS It’s not). The Café branding and look (Shoutout to Annaellieee for the graphic design work) all came together naturally from time spent streaming and the wonderful people who jumped in and chatted with me and pitched their ideas (and menu items !specials). I’m really proud of my channel and the Café theme.

BJ: I know you also started playing and streaming Mythgard recently, how is that going for you?

C: I’ve actually been playing Mythgard since open beta, in October 2019. For me, it has the cleanest and most elegant mechanics of any “life total” digital ccg I’ve played. I took a bit of a break in early 2020 as their initial expansion was delayed (thanks Covid) and so there wasn’t much new content. They released their first expansion in September, and I jumped back in casually, this time as a streamer and not too long after joined their partner program. I’ve played CCGs my whole life and I honestly think anybody else who is a card game fanatic needs to give Mythgard a go.

BJ: Is there anything that you would like to do next year? This can be regarding streaming or something else.

C: That is such a tough question. There is so much I still want to accomplish! I think 2020 was a great year for me, especially streaming wise. I was able to get my feet wet and try things out. This has given me a really nice and stable base, but I want to build off of that in 2021 and continue to grow my community, as well as the Bandit Gang and our wonderful “groupies”.

BJ: I am all up for growing the Bandit Gang community. And do you have any new year’s resolutions?

C: I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. If you want to change, try something new or improve yourself, you shouldn’t limit yourself to a specific day to start.

BJ: All fine with me. Is there anything you want to say to the reader in anticipation of 2021?

C: I think 2020 proved that you never know what to expect, but I’m excited for 2021. As I read these BG year end interviews, it’s become clear to me that just because the year isn’t going as predicted, doesn’t mean you cannot accomplish tremendous growth. That being said, in a few weeks we turn the page on 2020, what are you going to set out to achieve in 2021?

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*TheOneChristo's Top 10 Cards of 2020

TheOneChristo’s top 10 are just ten cards that he liked this year, without any specific order but I put a number in front of it just for the sake it.

10. Impera Enforcers
– They don’t ever survive, but when they do they’re devastating.

9. Vincent Meis – Enjoy your 1 Power Golyat…Arnjolf…Yghern…etc

8. Ard Gaeth – Because people whine that Devotion OH isn’t good and they’re wrong.

7. Blue Stripes Commandos – Triple Commandos is just too much fun not to include.

6.  Dracoturtle – I actually really like the design of this card and also like alchemy SK.

5. Vigo’s Muzzle – I didn’t use it much, but watching Mercernn Muzzle people was endlessly entertaining.

4. Manticore – Because people don’t respect the Manticore and they will be punished

3.  Skjordal Drummond – Because I like calling him Squirtle.

2. Feign Death – Not the new one, the old one, that only spawned Deadeyes, because Elves are cool.

1. Dunca – I usually default to ST when a new expansion comes out and the number of times people tried to poison, bleed or lock her was amazing.