Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Deck of the Month: May 2010: Il Fakiro d'Alessio

This month's deck is the tournament winning deck "Il Fakiro d'Alessio" played by Francesco D'Alessio. The deck is sort of power bleed deck, but one with a main vampires you wouldn't expect in such a role. The main vampire is Fakir al Sidi, which actually uses all of his six disciplines to oust:
  1. Presence for bleed,
  2. Protean to provide stealth,
  3. Abombwe for block denial,
  4. Fortitude for multi-actions,
  5. Animalism for untapping, and
  6. Thaumaturgy for getting rid of bleed bounce.
The deck may not be most efficient of its kind, but it is a feat for sure to win a 43 players tournament with it. So kudos to Francesco.

The Hunt for Tariq, The Silent
Massa Carrara, Italy
May 2, 2010
43 Players

Francesco D'Alessio's Tournament Winning Deck

Deck Name: Il Fakiro d'Alessio
Author: Francesco D'Alessio

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 5 max: 11 average: 9
5x Fakir al Sidi 11 ANI FOR PRE PRO THA abo Gangrel:4
4x Aksinya Daclau 9 ANI FOR PRE PRO cel tha !Gangrel:4
2x Beth Malcolm 6 FOR PRE ani Ventrue:5
1x Shasa Abu Badr 5 PRE cel for Ishtarri:4

Library [90 cards]
Action [15]
6x Enchant Kindred
2x Entrancement
2x Heart of the City
5x Public Trust

Action Modifier [26]
4x Aire of Elation
4x Devil-Channel: Throat
4x Earth Control
2x Enkil Cog
8x Freak Drive
4x Perfect Clarity

Combat [16]
5x Earth Meld
7x Form of Mist
4x Rolling with the Punches

Equipment [1]
1x Aaron's Feeding Razor

Event [1]
1x Narrow Minds

Master [25]
3x Blood Doll
1x Festivo dello Estinto
3x Giant's Blood
1x Heidelberg Castle, Germany
3x Information Highway
2x Perfectionist
1x Secure Haven
2x Sudden Reversal
4x Villein
1x Wash
3x Wider View
1x Zoo Hunting Ground

Reaction [6]
1x Guard Dogs
5x Rat's Warning


Mephistopheles said...


extrala said...

I also think that one of the strengths of the deck is that other players underestimate the deck in what it actually does. Big cap Gangrel (without Dominate)?? Must be a multi-rush deck.. or not..

Saimon said...

Having played with and against this deck many times (the player belongs to my town) I must say that underestimation is not the only strength of this deck. Bleeding knowing that it will bounce almost any round and the anti-politics Fakir ability makes this deck pretty solid.