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Sword and Shield May 24

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This is the deck I did most of my climbing with this month.

The main theme is weapons (sword) and renown with a sub-theme of aegis (shield) because those units hold weapons really well. Our nemesis is probably Feed the Hecaton because we don't have that many units to begin with, and it ignores our aegis. Be wary of putting down two good units if opp has a Hecaton catalyst on the board. Also be alert to ways you can use the text box on your weapons to shrink their unit back under the catalyst threshold.

There is plenty of wiggle room in this list. It currently has four Steelwarren Assassin because I'm testing that card at Zelda's suggestion, but I will probably not settle on four, because Bold Prodigy does work as well, in a different way. We aren't flush with bolster activators because we often use our versatile weapons for renown instead. I have tried Murgo, Reluctant Councilor, but it felt like a "win more" card, and we have enough expensive cards on our curve already.

Some fun can be had with Golem Press (not currently in the list) because its ability to regenerate tokens plays against Hecaton, and the double damage obviously wears weapons great. So you might want to mess with that.

The 1- and 2- of weapons look weird, but they can provide nice options when you play Daisuke. They've all won games for me, so I don't think one is clearly better than the others in all cases.

Expedition Information

Expedition #29
October 18, 2023
Behemoths of Thera [Set14] Battle Lines [Set15] The Devouring [Set1145] Behemoths of Thera Reprints Battle Lines Expedition Vault Battle Lines Reprints Grand Excursion Save the Day Gareth, Veteran Lantern Colossal Rodent Altin, Bird Whisperer Surveying the Rift Morbid Deal Patrice, Outcast Queen Protective Crow Dran the Farmer Tripwire Trap Coerce Back to Back Nomnom, Epic Epicure Monarch Cloak Citycrusher Gekkota Menace Furious Accusation Aggressive Meeting Bounty Board Finneas and Finneas The True-Sight Map Eris Beastbane One Eye, the Huntress Unlikely Pack Tight-Lipped Ziat's Crackdown Defy Authority Steelwarren Noble Enormous Anura Corrupted Croaker Squash Belief The Hive Falls Invitation Eyes of The Hermit Krogar, Unburdened Rift's Edge Telia, Perfect Timing Altruistic Bonepicker The Beast Slicer Working Together Injustice Seek Refuge Steelwarren Rebel Lystia, Flighty Mistral Sky Race Gareth's Advice Scared Beetender Vara, Decisive Action Svetya, Demand Justice Talir, Looking Forward Eilyn, Battle Ready Queen Corrupted Riftborn Riftbreak Aeda, Heretical Forgemaster Ageless Knight Icy Scrying Listening Bug Marvelous Imperion Master Archivist Mogen, Demagogue Ooze Tower Unstable Hellion Zadia, Fearsome Outcast Zephyrus, Unparalleled Youngblood Guide Cuno, Localized Rewind Camrin's Sniper Rifle Deathless Lurker Led Astray Zora, First Responder Ancient Agreement Sparring Session Conscriptor General Rite of Purification Daisuke the Imposing Shade-Drinker Subdue Veena's Masterpiece Tenacious Heron Veena, Rising Queen First Shipment Fundraiser Sightless Tunneler View All


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
3 2

Power Sources
21 15 8

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Deck Rarities
8 14 23 11 4

Card Types
21 19 7 0 28

Contains Cards From Campaigns
The Devouring [Set1145]


May 9, 2024


Eternal Version
Battle Lines

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bobbysnow Eternal Version: 24.05.01
Regarding your 2 drops:
Wouldn't either of Glory Seeker or Skullhaven Tinker work better here?
At least Glory Seeker should be better than Bold Prodigy because of the extra health and life steal.

Otherwise looks nice!
Rainhall Eternal Version: 24.05.01
Yes, both of those are good suggestions!