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  • Skaak#1st! commented on the deck DarkSphere Maeoni:

    Sep 19, 2019 PDT

    Double-focused Snakes gives you up to two 2/4/3 units for 5-7 dice (2 for Open Memories, 1 for Resonance, and 2-4 for the actual Silver Snakes). Assuming they both kill a unit, that leaves you with double 4/4/3 units coming into round 2. Drop an Explosive Growth on one, and it is now dealing 12 damage. Add Exhortation and the second snake is dealing 16 damage the next turn. Seeds of Aggression is crazy good for a Snake deck, too, since you can potentially kill two units with a single snake in one round (buffing your other Snake and possibly removing their allies from the game at the same time).

    That's a really strong start, but it's highly match-up dependent; unless you can make that damage actually connect, it's no better than a unit that deals 4 damage normally, and for a pretty steep cost (and very little flexibility in your opening hand). Additionally, Maeoni's low battlefield value means that if your opponent is able to last beyond round 2, you've probably already lost (they'll just chump block and hit you around the edges until you're dead). And as in the Brennen game described above if you lose a Snake early it can be devastating and difficult to come back from.

    Maeoni's problem has always been that Silver Snakes (and her health) are setup for the long game, but her battlefield stat cripples her ability to actually gain dominance over anything but the short game. Plus Snakes are just crazy vulnerable. Blood Chains, Frostback Bear, Choke (when you're playing Hypnosis), Redirect, Regress, first-turn Hammer Knight, [[illusion]] and other dice fixing, even second string cards like Vampire Bat Swarm can pose a serious hurdle to winning and because you're locked into three colors ([[charm]], [[nature]], and either [[sympathy]] or [[ceremonial]]) you don't have a lot of space for creative solutions to these varied problems.

    I really love that a Maeoni deck made it to third place, though. Congrats, and thanks for keeping the dream alive!

  • Redking#4j-4 commented on the deck DarkSphere Maeoni:

    Sep 19, 2019 PDT

    I am liking majestic titan in Maeoni - but possibly more so with ceremonial and dark reaping/reclaim soul/blood chains support. I never really tried quick focused snakes - I assumed it was just too slow and not much gain, but from your recommendation I'll take another look! I think you identified the danger of a slow setup which can sometimes affect triple focus style decks, but snakes and gilder are an in built deterrent for swarms decks. <3

  • Redking#4j-4 commented on the post First two fan expansions released!:

    Sep 17, 2019 PDT

    Great work chaps! Thanks for this. My head is already spinning with the possibilities! <3

  • Skaak#1st! commented on the card Cerasaurus Mount:

    Sep 16, 2019 PDT

    Specific rules for dismounting can be found on the Dismount reference card that is included with The King of Titans and The Ghost Guardian expansions.

    They're also available in the Ashes Rules Reference.

  • angus#5nar commented on the card Cerasaurus Mount:

    Sep 16, 2019 PDT

    when you place a mount onto the battlefield, you remove and ally from play, place it face down on your battlefield and then place the mount on top of that. when you use the dismount rider ability found on all mounts, you remove the mount from play and place the ally face up on your battlefield.

  • bbroughm#44&h commented on the deck Ghastly:

    Sep 16, 2019 PDT

    Cool looking deck Ben!! I was really surprised when no one played James at the Dallas tournament over the summer. He is awesome and Vengeance can lead to some absurd swings.

  • beetlebot124#71sx commented on the card Cerasaurus Mount:

    Sep 15, 2019 PDT

    What does "dismount that ally" mean?

  • Karmancer#61wk commented on the post Dagger, Armor and a Broker:

    Sep 13, 2019 PDT

    These all look interesting: Nice job!

  • ShiningAquas#5683 commented on the post You DO come back:

    Sep 06, 2019 PDT

    The reason you can't use Paradox Clone on a Sleeping Widow is because you can only play 1 reaction spell per turn.

  • Skaak#1st! commented on the post Wind the frog:

    Sep 05, 2019 PDT

    My card images are probably out of date. I'll be recreating them when I have the finalized cards, but I'm guessing the text is more accurate than the picture in this case.

  • Skaak#1st! commented on the post You DO come back:

    Sep 05, 2019 PDT

    Do note that I didn't author these posts (I'm reposting things posted to Facebook), so I'm not the final authority here. :-)

  • angus#5nar commented on the post You DO come back:

    Sep 04, 2019 PDT

    I think that it is just a misunderstanding. I would say that sleeping widows can be affected by paradox clone, given the lack of anything 'official' saying otherwise. skaak#1st is only human after all (I hope!)

  • kapitan#4=pg commented on the post Wind the frog:

    Sep 03, 2019 PDT

    The frog looks sooo cool!

    For Unwavering Loyalty I see a difference between the card and the text in the atricle. While the card says "unit does not count towards your battlefield limit", the text says "allows to take up 1 fewer space on the battlefield". This is a difference for the new Massive ability.

  • kapitan#4=pg commented on the post You DO come back:

    Sep 03, 2019 PDT

    The text above says:

    Flying Monkey is now the fifth unit with no abilities and it will be the fourth unit that can be affected by the reaction Paradox Clone.

    As Paradox Clone addresses only conjurations, I drew the conclusion that the fifth must be an ally, because the sentence says there is a unit with no abilities that can not be targeted. So, still the question remains: Can Sleeping Widow be target by Paradox Clone? From the card I would say yes, the sentence above says clearly no (if Sleeping Widow were to be the fifth unit).

  • Skaak#1st! commented on the post Gigantic, Massive, and a little Exotic:

    Sep 02, 2019 PDT

    Yes, you can remove Gates Thrown Open with the Gorilla's summon focus effect since Gates Thrown Open is only restricted from meditating away; nothing on the card indicates it cannot be discarded through other means (you can already ditch it with Law of Banishment or Guilt Link, for instance).

  • Skaak#1st! commented on the post You DO come back:

    Sep 02, 2019 PDT

    Paradox Clone specifically targets conjurations with no abilities, so I believe Sleeping Widow is indeed the one missing from the list.

  • kapitan#4=pg commented on the post Gigantic, Massive, and a little Exotic:

    Sep 02, 2019 PDT

    From the wording, it seems as it might work. But somehow, I feel this should be ruled out.

  • kapitan#4=pg commented on the post You DO come back:

    Sep 02, 2019 PDT

    Sleeping Widow has no ability, but I can't see why it could not be used with Paradox Clone. I was expecting the fifth to be an ally, but can't find one without abilities.

  • albino_penguin#09hg commented on the post Gigantic, Massive, and a little Exotic:

    Sep 01, 2019 PDT

    Does the focus effect on the Exotic Groilla summon also work on Gates Thrown Open?

  • angus#5nar commented on the post You DO come back:

    Sep 01, 2019 PDT

    big fan of the new cards!! (and I'm all for anything that might make iron rhinos usable).

    quick question to satisfy my personal curiosity, what is the fifth unit with no abilities? there's mist spirit, iron rhino, masked wolf, flying monkey and?