Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Deck of the Month: May 2009: Cogwork Brussel

This month's deck is the tournament winning deck "Cogwork Brussel" played and built by Sebastian Meurer. The deck uses the synergy from playing Cock Robin's special abiility, Enkil Cog and Deep Song in order to make this Nosferatu a true bleed monster. But read Sebastian's description of the deck yourself below.

A very close second when choosing a favourite deck this month was "Ashur Celerity played by Gyula Erdos and build by Péter Korsós. The deck is a unique blend of Celerity Gun combat combined with the ability to block with Second Tradition: Domain and using Ashur Tablets to recycle cards from the ashheap. Definetely worth a look!

Deck Name: Cogwork Brussels
Author: Sebastian Meurer
Description: The deck is a Nosferatu multi-action toolbox with an emphasis on bleed actions. The foundation of the deck is Cock Robin's special ability to untap after a successful action requiring Animalism. Also Baron Dieudonne can untap after a successful action (but only by paying a blood). Another untap possibility provides Warsaw Station. With Tier of Souls, Deep Song and eventually Enkil Cog the deck has considerablw bleed potential. Thanks to Preternatural Strength you only need to make room for few extra combat cards to be very effective in combat, also by rushing selected targets with Deep Song.
Maybe the deck's biggest advantage in a tournament is, that other players tend to underestimate its bleed potential and in general have trouble assessing the deck's capabilities.

Crypt (12 cards; Capacity min=3 max=10 avg=7)
2x Baron Dieudonne 9 ANI OBF POT PRO Nosferatu:4
2x Beetleman 4 obf ANI Nosferatu:4
1x Clarissa Steinburgen 3 ani obf Nosferatu:3
4x Cock Robin 10 aus for ANI OBF POT Nosferatu:3
1x Jeremy Wix Wyzchovsky 5 ani obf pot Nosferatu:4
2x Petra 5 aus ANI OBF Nosferatu:4

Library (82 cards)
Master (19)
3x Dreams of the Sphinx
1x Elysium: Sforzesco Castle
2x Labyrinth, The
1x Mob Connections
1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
2x Perfectionist
1x Powerbase: Montreal
3x Vessel
3x Villein
2x Warsaw Station

Event (2)
1x Narrow Minds
1x Scourge of the Enochians

Action (15)
8x Deep Song
2x Preternatural Strength
5x Tier of Souls

Equipment (1)
1x Ivory Bow

Retainer (2)
2x Raven Spy

Action Modifier (13)
2x Elder Impersonation
2x Enkil Cog
2x Faceless Night
5x Lost in Crowds
2x Veil the Legions

Reaction (12)
4x Cats' Guidance
2x On the Qui Vive
6x Second Tradition: Domain

Combat (14)
7x Carrion Crows
4x Immortal Grapple
3x Taste of Vitae

Combo (4)
4x Swallowed by the Night


Johannes said...

It is a very nice deck.
People underestimate the multi-acting by using ANI bleed actions with Cock Robyn and Block + Cat´s Guidance for the Enkil Cog. Also it bleeds very well by combining Tier of Souls + Deep Song (for 3 each, often 3-4 minions).

Anonymous said...

Ahh, my ten minutes of fame, thanks ;)