Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Deck of the Month: November 2010: True Power

This month's deck is the tournament winning deck "True Power" played by Péter Botos (Hungary). I already mentioned the deck earlier this month in the Decks of Interest article (he was qualifying for the Day 2 tournament of the EC 2010 with this deck), but when Péter managed to win the Hungarian VtES Championship with this deck, this was a welcome opportunity for me to push this deck into the spotlight. The deck is almost similar to the EC version, only Ankara Citadel and Flaming Candle have been removed for one copy each of Tangle Atropos' Hand and Vaticination.

The deck is based on the True Brujah G5/6, namely Lydia and Al-Muntahir, and is essentially a bleed deck relying on bleed equipment and some Quicksilver Contemplation. Peter uses both True Brujah (paying even the Scarce penalty) to equip with various unique bleed equipment, and then bleed hard with them. Instead of using copious amounts of stealth the deck relies on a number of different angles to outplay opponents:
Summon History has a small yet vital role, namely to fetch the bleed equipment (or Veneficti Mage, if useful).
Deck Name: Hungarian National Championship 2010: True Power
Author: Peter Botos
Description:

Crypt (Capacity min=3 max=9 avg=6.75; 12 cards)
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4x Al-Muntathir, God's Witness 8 obf qui AUS FOR PRE TEM True Brujah:5
1x Andre LeRoux 3 aus Toreador:5
4x Lydia, Grand Praetor 9 dom pre AUS FOR POT TEM True Brujah:6
1x Tyler McGill 4 pre AUS Toreador:5
2x Veejay Vinod 3 AUS Nagaraja:6

Library (90 cards)
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Master (16 cards)
1x Anarch Troublemaker
3x Dreams of the Sphinx
1x Giant's Blood
1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
3x Perfectionist
1x Remover
1x Tabriz Assembly
4x Villein
1x Wider View

Action (12 cards)
2x Mind Numb
3x Summon History
7x Vaticination

Equipment (3 cards)
1x Codex of the Edenic Groundskeepers
1x Guarded Rubrics
1x Heart of Nizchetus

Ally (1 cards)
1x Veneficti (Mage)

Action Modifier (24 cards)
2x Crocodile's Tongue
11x Domain of Evernight
2x Freak Drive
2x Recurring Contemplation
7x Tangle Atropos' Hand

Reaction (18 cards)
6x Eyes of Argus
3x My Enemy's Enemy
3x On the Qui Vive
6x Telepathic Misdirection

Combat (10 cards)
10x Outside the Hourglass

Combo (6 cards)
6x Quicksilver Contemplation

Created with Secret Library v0.9.3. (Dec 1, 2010 00:27:50)

3 comments:

TorranceCircle said...

How did he use vaticination? Did he discard any bounce cards he saw in anyone's hand or did he discard AI from people's hands or did he use it to check for bounce then bleed? I like this card, especially at three stealth!

extrala said...

If I remember correctly, Peter was removing a Direct Intervention from his predator's hand. But I was his prey and had no bleed bounce in my hand, so that might be an atypical card removal.

But I think (as you thought also) in general it's to remove bleed bounce or Archon Investigation.

Superlame said...

most of the time I used it to discard mastercards like villein, pentex, AI, montreal and such. but you can never know what you'll find in some people's hand :)