This is ”Whats In My Deckbuilder?”, a series by Babyjosus in which he asks Bandit Gang members and other people from the community to share their insights about what kind of lists they have in their deckbuilder. The decks in one’s arsenal often say a lot about the person. The player could be a creator at heart and enjoy running his/her own homebrews and even personalize their deck loadout by naming their creations. But of course, you also have the kind of 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!
TheKalvino's Deck Picks
It’s no secret that ST is my favorite faction! This (recently updated) deck in particular has a place close to my heart, and so it has been a mainstay in my deck builder! Soon after I started streaming, I was inspired by Mercernn to focus on the Mastery challenges, and of course I had to go for that beautiful ST Mastery Squirrel border. I created Invigorating Witchers to get those 100 Invigorate Wins (before the Leader was changed, I must add) and enjoyed every second of running that list. The idea is a classic ST movement with a bit of inspiration from NR Witchers’ approach of double carryover (Leader & Vesemir) with many flexible slots for whichever Witcher you prefer to run.
Don’t tell anyone (especially Mercernn), but I love me some pure RNG, and there is no better list to employ this concept than NG Assimilate. As you can tell by the title of the deck, this one is focused on Shupe, everyone’s favorite Troll, along with Elf & Onion Soup, which recently got even cheaper to run! Highrolling your way to victory has always been a staple in NG’s gameplan but with this deck this tactic feels even more dirty. Viewer discretion is advised!
I’ve always been an SK fan; it was one of the first factions I fell in love with, thanks to Ace of Plays and his passion for Queensguard/Selfwound. This deck is a more recent creation I built after reaching Pro Rank a month or two ago and getting a bit bored of climbing. The idea was simple: Play Bears and Win somehow! It resulted in a Corrupted Flaminica deck with an Olaf/Hym finisher and Dire Bear coming in clutch more than a few times.
In all honesty, the majority of my deckbuilder is filled with Bomblin’s creations. I consider myself an apprentice to his Meme Genius and am always inspired by his creative brand of deck building. I was on vacation in August and didn’t play as much Gwent as I usually would, but the list I ended up running the most was this beautiful Bomblin creation. The uninterruptible combo of Idarran and the Patricidal Fury leader to set up Restore or Bekkers Dark Mirror was just so satisfying!
You may notice a theme in my deckbuilder: I’m inspired by many fellow Bandits! Decode is one of the most dedicated creators I have ever met, and many of my favorite decks can be attributed to his mind. I have fond memories of discovering the great potential of Igor’s synergy with Fallen Knight! The deck shines with an Intimidate package, including Cleaver & Whoreson Senior (who at the time got quite a bit of value in NG matchups by transforming Joachim). When I received the initial version of the deck, I used it to climb to Pro that season. I recently felt nostalgic and decided to try my hand at recreating it for the current patch.
Who Is TheKalvino?
TheKalvino is a streamer on Twitch and co-owner of Dh’oine Sanctuary. With his wholesome presence and his homebrew decks he will accompany you in his streams, but don’t expect a lot of winning to happen! TheKalvino has joined Bandit Gang on a trial and will bring his passion for Gwent and creativity for Content Creation with him to make sure he can help bring BG to endless glory. You can find TheKalvino on Twitter here.
If you missed the twelfth 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!