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The Mono-Race Challenge

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If the game is balanced, then every obstacle should, presumably, be something that can be tackled by any race in their own way, without needing other race’s cards. Personally I think that only Imperials and Xenos have anything like this capability, but I’m happy to get proved wrong.

So! The basis of this challenge is to make a deck for each raid (if you also put out workable mono-offensive/defensive decks that work for everyday missions/faction wars, bonus, but it’s not mandatory) that would work.

Rules

The standard limitations to deck-building apply – any number of non-uniques/legends you might conceivably get your hands on are fair game, regardless of expense. Action cards may be included without race-restriction.
If you can actually check the deck in action and verify its effectiveness, more power to you.

Easy Mode: Your free choice of Commander-race, Structures may be of any faction, your assault must all be mono-race.

Standard Mode: Commander must be of the same faction. Structures may be of any faction.

Hard Mode: No cards outside of your chosen race.

Nightmare Mode: No action cards, only Structures and Assault of your chosen race are allowed.

In all instances, a 50% minimum win-rate is recommended, I’d accept “chance in hell” for BT right now.

Mono-race decks provided for (Italics denotes absence, Bold indicates the challenge was met):
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Arctis Vanguard: Imp/Raid/Xeno/BT Done!
Xeno Walker: Imp/Raid/Xeno/BT *Done!
Siege on Kor: Imp/Raid/Xeno/BT Done!

Imperial Purger: Imp / Raid / Xeno / (BT)
Enclave Flagship: Imp / Raid / Xeno / BT
Oluth: Imp / Raid / Xeno / BT
Tartarus Swarm: Imp / Raid / Xeno / BT

Some good decks so far, hoping for some non-repeats now for the uncovered races/factions.

Imperials have a mono-deck for every raid, good work everyone!
Good work for getting the BT a mono-deck guys, they were seriously under-represented.

Four raids with gaps, can they be done mono-colour?

 
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Nightmare Tartarus Swarm:

Thadius/Freddie/Eva:
5 Irradiated Infantry
Tiamat
Titan
3 Sabre

 
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Nightmare Enclave FLagship:

Vyander
9 Daemon
Xeno Mothership

 
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Originally posted by Deminish:

Nightmare Tartarus Swarm:

Thadius/Freddie/Eva:
5 Irradiated Infantry
Tiamat
Titan
3 Sabre

I think you’d quickly be overrun by Spawns; II without Atlas support can’t do the crucial 3 damage.

Edit: Oh, yeah; didn’t see you mentioned Thadius.

 
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Oluth Raid Deck

Vyander
Daemon 2x
Stealthy Niaq
Enclave Champion 2x
Dominated Hatchlings 2x
Ragnarok
Rifter
Xeno Mothership

 
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Nightmare Arctis Vanguard:

Freddie:
10 II

Duncan:
10 Impulse walker

Vyander:
10 Dominated Hatchlings

Malort:
10 Vampire

 
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Originally posted by Tafkam:
Originally posted by Deminish:

Nightmare Tartarus Swarm:

Thadius/Freddie/Eva:
5 Irradiated Infantry
Tiamat
Titan
3 Sabre

I think you’d quickly be overrun by Spawns; II without Atlas support can’t do the crucial 3 damage.

Can if you use Thadius

 
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Originally posted by Tafkam:
Originally posted by Deminish:

Nightmare Tartarus Swarm:

Thadius/Freddie/Eva:
5 Irradiated Infantry
Tiamat
Titan
3 Sabre

I think you’d quickly be overrun by Spawns; II without Atlas support can’t do the crucial 3 damage.

II deals 3 damage per turn, 2+1 poison with Thadius. I agree that with Freddie/Eva this would be questionable however.

 
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Nightmare Siege on Kor:

Yurich:
3 Bolide Walker
Cannon Walker
Omega
2 Chronos
Havoc
Hydra
Bulldozer

 
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hard mode: siege on kor

duncan

2 cannon walkers
1 hydra
1 omega
1 pelican
2 EMP
1 death from above
1 multi strike
1 destruction

as for mission and arena decks,

lord of tartarus

3 hatchets
1 festerich
1 mawcor
1 blight crusher
1 draconian queen
1 blight golem/1 bloodsprout
1 blood pool
1 blood wall/raging prowler

 
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Nightmare Oluth

Yurich
5x Toxic Cannon
5x Hydra

(or mostly any combo with Goliath, Anvil, Mech Walker, Hydras, Toxic Cannons.)
Nearly 100% win rate. (a Nightmare stuck in front of a Hydra can cause problems)

Other raids are a bit difficult with mono-Raider :p

 
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Nightmare Defense Deck:

Atlas/Yurich:
2 Command Center
7 Colossus
Dozer Tank

Eva/Freddie:

5 Trident
3 Sharpshooter
2 Arc Trooper

Dracorex:
6 Hatchet
1 Vampire
3 Asylum

Fear Rush:
Lord Of Tartarus:
4 Intruder
2 Asylum

 
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Nightmare O-Deck:

Vyander
World Quaker
Daemon x2
Stealthy Niaq
Vaporwing
Enclave Champion
Ragnarok
Rifter
Predator
Mothership

 
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Originally posted by Oraij:

Nightmare O-Deck:

Vyander
World Quaker
Daemon x2
Stealthy Niaq
Vaporwing
Enclave Champion
Ragnarok
Rifter
Predator
Mothership

Is this “O for offensive”, or for Oluth?

Updated first post with outstanding mono-decks unmade.

 
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Nightmare Oluth:

Yurich:
2 Bolide walker
Hydra
Pelican
Dozer Tank
Pyro Rig
Mech Walker
Anvil
Chronos
Havoc

 
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challenge again? reward?

 
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Nightmare Xeno Walker:

Thadius:
10 Irradiated Infantry

 
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Originally posted by Mastertek:

challenge again? reward?

E-peen, fun, exercise of your deck-building knowledge, and a way to kill your last day of a three day weekend. Take your pick really.

 
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Nightmare Imperial Purger:

Yurich:
Omega
Pyro Rig
Havoc
3 Chronos
3 Bolide Walker
Anvil

I guess my decks aren’t going to be as effective as ones utilising all 4 races but I think I’ve taken a good pop at the challenge

 
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Hard Xeno Walker

Yurich
6x Colossus
2x CC
2x EMP

This is the actual deck I use for XW. For the Nightmare challenge, subbing in more colossi for EMPs could still give you a good deck.

 
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Nightmare mission/ Offensive deck (not tested on raids.)

Vyander

play in this order:
Mothership
Rifter
Hatchling
Predator

If no mothership first hand, save till end.

Works~ 90-95% in faction wars, even higher w/ missions.

 
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Imperial Purger: Nightmare Imperial (Hard Imperial in parentheses)

Eva
Titan
Poseidon
Aegis
Fortifier
Sabre
Nimbus
Exodrone
Tiamat
Aquabat x2 (Full Power x2)

Win rate should be 70-75%, not bad considering the challenge I think.

 
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Deminish: You’ve been great, covered a good number of decent mono-builds. It’s not about being the most effective, it’s about proving that mono-race decks are possible, I’d be pretty happy with a 50%+ win rate.

Well done to everybody so far!

Still no Imperials on:

SoK, EF or Oluth.

Still no Raiders on:

EF or Tartarus Swarm.

Still no Xeno on:

Xeno Walker, SoK, Imperial Purger or Tartarus Swarm.

Still no Bloodthirsty.

Any takers for these gaps? Can Bloodthirsty manage even one raid?

 
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Nightmare Oluth, Xeno Walker 85-90% win rate in Oluth on auto, 90% Xeno Walker on Auto

Imperial deck
Freddie
-4x Trident
-3x Sharpshooter
-Titan
-Poseidon
-Helios
-Fighter Jet

 
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mono BT off deck

Dementia/Dracorex
Malgoth
Drac Queen
3x Pummeller
Asylum
2x Blood Pool
2x EMP

mono Raider Off deck

Yurich
Bulldozer
Omega
Havok
Pyro Rig
NightStalker/Chronos x4
Missile Silo
EQG