Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Deck of the Month: April 2010: Singing in the Ground

This month's deck is the (nearly) tournament winning deck "Singing in the Ground" played by Randal Rudstam during the Swedish ECQ 2010. There were a lot of competition this month, with creations like Yannik Gibert's Anarch Spirit Marionette deck, or Otso Saariluoma's Shattering Crescendo deck.

The deck is a tap-and-bleed deck, but one you probably haven't seen before. The vampires in the deck should have both Animalism and Protean on the superior level, so they can rush and tap it's prey minions with Deep Song. In the resulting combat the acting minion is untapped by playing Earth Meld, never really intending to fight the opposing minion. Repeat one or two times, and your minions are free to bleed a prey with all minions tapped. In this situation the Codex of the Edenic Groundskeepers enters the scene , giving a +3 bleed if the player being bleed does not control a ready untapped minion. One the other hand, the deck can behave quite wallish with the Raven Spies and the Earth Melds.
Deck Name : Singing in the ground
Author : Randal Rudstam
Description : Deck from GothCon 2010.

I really want to change Horrock for something better, perhaps another Janey Pickman and Robert Price but I have not look into it yet.
Planing on changing:
  • Perfectionist for Anarch Troublemaker
  • Canine Horde for Earth Meld
  • Sudden Reversal for Earth Meld
  • Camera Phone for Laptop Computer
And adding a Form of Mist.

Codex was key for ousting and Deep Song Earth Meld work as I had hope for the table win. And yet again Archon Investigation saved my ass and gave me a table win.

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 1 max: 7 average: 5.41667
2x Danielle Diron 7 ANI PRO chi for 1 vote Gangrel:3
2x Doyle Fincher 7 ANI PRO aus for obf !Gangrel:4
2x Horrock 6 ANI PRO vic Gangrel:3
2x Janey Pickman 6 ANI PRO for !Gangrel:4
2x Celeste Lamontagne 5 ANI PRO for !Gangrel:4
1x Leo Washington 2 cel pro !Gangrel:4
1x Anarch Convert 1 Caitiff:0

Library [76 cards]
Action [12]
2x Abbot
10x Deep Song

Action Modifier [6]
6x Freak Drive

Ally [2]
1x Carlton Van Wyk (Hunter)
1x Ossian

Combat [22]
1x Canine Horde
14x Earth Meld
4x Form of Mist
3x Pack Alpha

Equipment [3]
1x Camera Phone
1x Codex of the Edenic Groundskeepers
1x Heart of Nizchetus

Event [2]
1x Narrow Minds
1x Scourge of the Enochians

Master [13]
1x Archon Investigation
1x Direct Intervention
2x Dreams of the Sphinx
1x Giant's Blood
1x Heidelberg Castle, Germany
1x Jake Washington (Hunter)
2x Pentex(TM) Subversion
1x Perfectionist
1x Sudden Reversal
2x Vessel

Reaction [8]
4x Cats' Guidance
1x Delaying Tactics
3x On the Qui Vive

Retainer [8]
1x J. S. Simmons, Esq.
1x Owl Companion
5x Raven Spy
1x Tasha Morgan

1 comment:

Brandonsantacruz said...

Genious! What a cool deck!