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Topic: War of Omens / Share your deck

I’m curious: Has anyone tried a deck based on loan + usury + bounty? I just played against the AI who tried a VERY heavy loan + usury deck; he quickly built up around 50 gold, but he didn’t have bounty (or any real expensive cards besides a single soldier), so it ended up being a very easy win even though my gold was quickly a crazy negative.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Share your deck

Getting a bit bored of Endazu, and with the discussion about the “uselessness” of Daramek’s rites, I decided to try building deck around those rites. It’s winning around 85% at master (not quite as good as my Endazu, but I don’t have the cards upgraded to the same degree either):

Ezra (Draw Ally)
Lepers
Gold Panners
Goat Outrider
Scavengers
Rat Catcher
Scrivener
Rite of Kin
Orphan Gang
Herd of Goats
Rite of Brood

The idea is to start off with generating resources (and a leper if against an aggressive opponent). Rat Catcher helps to bring killed allies back into play. Goat Outrider and Lepers help protect against attacks. Gold Panners / Scavengers / Herd of Goats are the primary resource-generators. As soon as possible, I buy a rite (although I will wait one more turn in order to maximize the cards I have left). Once I have a rite going, the game turns (I often start off behind). Scrivener helps keep the rites coming in (it’s “on play” too, so even if killed, if she is in my hand, it’s basically like drawing a rite). At that point, it’s a matter of quick economy buildup and using the skulls generated (and food onto Orphans) to finish it off.

EDIT: It is VERY weak to “Ransack” and “Odashir’s Echo” though… sucks when you face them back to back and each gets lucky….

EDIT 2: I just adjusted the deck to have Rite of Combat instead of Rite of Kin. It’s now more solid vs. steal card decks. Win rate still isn’t crazy good (About 80%), but it no longer has a glaring weakness.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / ingot nerf?

I think many here are forgetting that crafting is a bonus. Yes, it has been lessened (for purchases, not for games), but it’s still a BONUS. I for one am grateful for any extra help I can get in getting those last few upgrades.

Sure, it will take a while to upgrade a card… but when has that NOT been the case? :P

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Suggested the fourth type for Endazu

It’s a decent idea, but I think it would be crazy hard to balance. I’d just play a lot of Halting Rebuke for it (Starts with 2 charges, +2 per turn). At first the lack of charges had me worried, but it does seem like it fits Endazu rather well (and I’m one who plays a lot of them with my decks in the other thread).

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Share Cards/hero that you seldom use

@Bill: The +1 inscriptions for Caliph is very useful for cards like Scroll of Petals, Tome of Memory, Warding Circle, and Gilded Contract. Inscriptions can’t really be touched by opponents, so they can be very handy to use. Also, I have gotten absolutely clobbered by Rite of Clan + Festival… it’s tough to get it into the field, but the high cost is then offset by +3 resources per card for two turns (and possibly later turns too).

As for me,
Heroes (of ones I have):
Jesmai: As many have said, she wins hard or loses hard… not my style.
Ysadora: I don’t see healing self as being that important compared to resource generation

Cards (just noteworthy ones):
Vespitole:
Vintner: I’ll just use spice route instead. It’s more stable generation most of the time.
Serf: Call me crazy, but I just don’t care from them. Give me a palisade or militia instead.
Rampart: Palisade is cheaper, better cost ratio, and quicker to replenish.
Warship: Knight is better and cheaper IMO (I do get that they are for different roles though).

Daramek:
To be honest, I see uses for each of the cards, even if I don’t use them myself. I don’t see any that I’d just never use.

Metris:
Ambush: Waylay = same price, and I’d rather clear the board than attack.
Frame: Misdirect is cheaper and better cost/protection ratio.
Consolidate: Metris rarely has units to heal, and I don’t view healing myself as a high priority. I prefer attack cards.
Apothecary: Again, Metris doesn’t need to heal allies.
Curry Favor: What are the apples good for? Metris isn’t about healing, at least not IMO.

Endazu:
Lantern Scroll: If you’ve been reading the rest, you know I don’t really care about healing. At least now it does it automatically though (was WAY underpowered before that change).
Hedge Guardian: While annoying to play against; it’s only an annoyance, not an actual threat. Give me Halting Rebuke, Golem, or Warded Circle instead.

Feel free to help me see the purposes as I tried to do so for Bill.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Share your deck

Gonkey, in terms of your deck, when I was starting off, I also used Pocchi. His main weakness (at least when I played) was lack of attack. You really don’t need Fief unless you’re going to add in Bounty too; Masquerade Ball is much better in that regard. I also never found the point to Vintner especially if you already have Spice Route; try Embargo or a Palisade instead.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Share your deck

I was having a really hard time against green with my Rakta deck. Malediction just would crush my soldier spam, and I could not control the field enough with so many of my cards being in my hand instead of in play. Thus, I have updated the deck:

Rakta (+1 magic with Incantations)
Behind the Veil x2 (quick magic)
Halting Rebuke x2 (defense or can be used for +1 magic)
Whispered Barbs (For extra attack or avoiding intercepts, also +1 magic)
Gilded Scribe (Helps any Endazu once protected)
Gilded Warrior (For more board control)
Yarakeen (Main attacker since it cannot actually be killed)
Argoreth Flower (Constant magic if defended; I often play first turn instead of storing up; also for wasting skulls)
Banishing Gust (Trying it out to help knock out high-powered targets like knights, stolen/opposing yarakeens, idols, etc.)

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Share your deck

I’m taking a break from Caliph for a bit. Twice I got to 4/5 master games in a row yesterday and switched over to Rakta and have only lost once so far:

Rakta (+1 magic with incantation):
Behind the Veil x2
Halting Rebuke x2
Whispering Barbs
Scroll of Petals
Cantillation
Gilded Scribe
Grave Contract
Yarakeen

Like most Rakta decks, this one is based on making magic quickly. Buying the 2-cost Behind the Veil from my bank changes two coins into two magic if I use it right away (and then 2 magic for free each time it comes up), which is powerful. Cantillation helps either the Scroll of Petals or Grave Contract (preferably on the Scroll, and I get +1 magic when playing it, so I can then immediately get that extra magic); if I don’t have either on the field, I often just use it for the +1 magic. The Halting Rebuke is a nice +1 magic when played, and now Gilded Scribe can buff it too; I often play them at a 4 charge. Grave Contract is for unit spam, pure and simple. The actual win is often done by the Yarakeen. I often wait two turns (5 attack) and then set him out, preferably behind some Rebukes. Whenever his HP reaches 0, I feed him at least once to force my opponent to take him out again. Whispering Barbs is yet again the “extra” in the deck (if you’ve seen my other decks, you know what I mean). However, with Rakta, it’s also a +1 magic, so it trumps other options, and it has helped out significantly in certain battles (i.e. Colossal Aurochs that seem to have 100% respawn rates).

 
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Topic: War of Omens / How to Pick Cards Properly from Packs

Personally, I count coins > hero, unless it’s actually a hero I’m interested in. I don’t play enough to get all of my heroes to 28 (have been playing exclusively Caliph basically since she came out, and she’s only 22), so my H cards are almost all unupgraded. Besides, coins help with every battle for those of us with less than 10.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / How to Pick Cards Properly from Packs

Personally, what I did at the start was to pick two groups to focus on (in my case, green & purple) and then distributed equally among the remaining two. It minimized the ending issues while still letting me grow my primary decks.

Now as an almost-exclusively Endazu (purple) player, I normally pick the lowest purple card first (unless it is one that I really need, like Gilded Scribe, in which case that’s first pick no matter what), and then equally distribute among the remaining cards. Again, it helps me build up my main deck much more quickly and then minimize issues later on as the chances of picking 3 Endazu cards at once (all upgraded) is VERY low, so there will likely be an un-upgraded card in the draw.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Fun post Rank the coins

I’d say my first place is a tie between +1 magic / +1 coin / +1 skull. As an Endazu player, I have little need for food (never noticed until I got a Cross & Pile and thus started to randomly get food). I don’t like the low probability of the other coins (the 18% is OK given how good magic is). Skulls are almost always helpful, and my Ferryman’s Toll has indeed saved my skin quite a few times.

Fourth place is +1 random. While I don’t like the random, I like the high probability.

Fifth place is Attack Weakest. I like the high probability (relatively speaking) that it will work, and it does help out.

Sixth place is another tie. Draw a card & Summon flower are both great when they work, but I hate the low chances of it happening.

As for Steal / Lose Resource, I don’t like relying on my opponent having something. The +1 food is not really worthwhile for Endazu. And finally, like yours, last place is feed hero magic; all it does is heal. (would be different if I played with Daramek… would be tough to play against 10x Serpent’s Seal with those idols in action…)

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Sign in bug!

It’s been happening to me too. First time took just one reload to fix it. This time took two times reloading the page to fix it.

So, keep reloading until it works ;) (not a great solution, but it does seem to work.)

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Most satisfying feelings of the game

Fortunately, Aline has been adequately nerfed now. Part of her craziness was getting 6 gold starting turn (8 if going second), but her coin start has been reduced to 2, making her insanely fast build less insane.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Deck Guide: Endazu Calipeth

I’m glad to know my deck is getting some use. Ironically, I too have eliminated the Barbs, but for the Grave Contract instead. It adds some quick firepower, and possibly more importantly, it adds some HP to eat away skulls/attacks. For those who don’t want to see the other post, here’s the deck (nearly 100% win at Master, high win rate in MP [haven’t tried for a while, but was winning around 75% of the ones I played a while ago]):

Caliph (+1 to Inscriptions)
Halting Rebuke
Gilded Scribe
Behold the Veil x2
Gilded Warrior
Grave Contract
Warding Circle
Scroll of Petals
Unstable Runes
Argoreth Flower

The key is flexibility. Try to use whatever is in your bank at the start to counter your opponent. Don’t be afraid to play cards early (i.e. buy a flower first turn and put it down even at 1 charge; it forces your opponent to either let you have a free +1 magic each turn or work to kill it; doesn’t work well against Sofo though :P). Don’t over-rely on defense. Nowadays there is so much intercept-evasion that defense is somewhat overrated (except vs. Daramek). Put the pressure on early and try to get a gilded scribe out when you do have a defense up (even just one card) to charge anything that’s been down and not attacked yet.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Difference between Deceit and Impersonate

As an Endazu player myself, I can agree that impersonate is far nastier than deceit ;).

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Replay turn

If you type “log” while playing, you can download a… well… log :P of the match. It’s the best we have right now for an option like that.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Share your deck

Here’s an update to my Endazu deck. I have almost 100% win rate on Master with it (I do have two epic coins now, but they don’t give that much of an advantage), numbers are the upgrade levels:

Hero: Calipeth (+1 Inscriptions)
Behold the Veil (2 & 3)
Gilded Warriors (3)
Argoreth Flower (3)
Whispered Barbs (2)
Gilded Scribes (2)
Halting Rebuke (3)
Unstable Runes (3)
Warding Circle (3)
Scroll of Petals (3)

All but two of the cards are common, making them very fast to level up (and the other two are uncommons, so it won’t be long before I have them at level 3 too). However, the deck works just as well as many decks with scarce/rare cards due to the synergy. I often hold on to a Behold the Veil in my hand so that I’m never pressed for magic. Scroll of Petals is great for quick magic gathering (especially with Calipeth’s +1 to them). With the change to Gilded Scribes, now Halting Rebuke can get beefed up by them, so it has replaced my golem as the cost is much lower and can be stored to get more protection; having both it and Warding Circle in my deck means that I don’t have too much difficulty with quick attacks. Whispered Barbs are for handling the ever-prevalent intercepts and counters, as well as to counter Jesmai. The flower is great once it gets going; I sometimes play one down first turn if there isn’t already an attacker on the field. Gilded Warriors are for the constant attack to pressure my opponent, and the Unstable Runes are to help in a jam (such as a very fast unit deck like Daramek or a Loan’d Vespitole). One notable omission is Tome of Memory, but I have found that I rarely needed it in my battles; I’d use it once I was already winning, and if I keep only one or two cards stored, it doesn’t hurt me much, and I have found the extra Behold the Veil (the card that replaced my Tome) has saved my neck many times.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / [Guide] Everything that is often asked about this game

I can’t answer your second question (I decided to support the devs and unlocked it that way), but for the first question, there is no way to use 3 fully upgraded cards in your deck. You need to use one of each level.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Requests

1. The time you have continuously counts down. If you use up a ton of time on an earlier turn, you’ll be hurting for it later on (I think it’s like 30 seconds at the start of the game, +1 second per action, +2 seconds at the start of your turn), so doing the waiting will only hurt your opponent and can only be done once anyways.

2. I think we all agree on a “history” or similar button. It’s basically the #1 request right now to improve the game.

3. Not going to happen. There ARE lots of strategies with the one replacement per turn and to change it would drastically change the game, quite possibly for the worse (and I doubt the devs want to take such a high risk when it very much could make the game worse). If you have a card you don’t like, leave it in your bank, and you won’t redraw it.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Share your deck

It’s not my deck, but I just got utterly destroyed by an AI deck. It was extremely simple: Leper spam + Shrine of Rebirth + Stampede. Never thought of that combination before myself; it was very impressive.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Inconsistencys in rebalanced gilded scribe?

I just discovered that myself Suuljin, so I can confirm what you said. That’s why I had some randomly higher cards in my hand and where the extras were going. So, you ninja’d me too :P.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Inconsistencys in rebalanced gilded scribe?

There’s a second bug too (a positive one for us Endazu players). It seems like the boosts from Gilded Scribe can be permanent. I’m playing with Caliph and just had a scroll of petals that was naturally at 5 (and Caliph boosted to 6) right from my hand! For some reason, it doesn’t seem to be happening with all of my units though.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Inconsistencys in rebalanced gilded scribe?

It’s not just inscriptions anymore. It’s also done it for cards like Gilded Warrior. And yeah, it does seem bugged. I’ve been watching closely and I’ve seen it not live up to the 3 that it should be doing…

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Golem with zero life cannot be seduced?

I play Endazu. :P

(Let that sink in…)

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Share your deck

Since Endazu doesn’t seem to be getting much love, here’s my current deck, which I’m in the process of upgrading the cards for:
Caliph (+1 Inscriptions)
Unstable Ruins *
Gilded Warrior *
Scroll of Petals *
Gilded Scribe *
Behold the Veil *
Argoreth Flower *
Whispered Barbs *
Golem
Tome of Memory *
Warding Circle *

With the diversity in the deck, I often start by looking at my opponent’s bank to see how to proceed. If I’m against units, I often start with Veil or Barbs. If I’m against a defensive deck, I’ll often lead with a Flower. The idea is to constantly adjust to the needs, building up resources until I can get a protected system of flowers/petals/scribes flowing. The warrior is primarily for crowd control, with my main attacks coming from runes and barbs. It’s around 95% win for Journeyman; I’m waiting for the soon-to-be upgrades before tackling Master.

EDIT: After posting, I decided to try my luck. While the Master opponent was a pretty weak Daramek deck, I won very quickly… my first Master win :)

EDIT 2: Although this deck is completely out-matched level-wise by Master, I just got 5/6 wins on Master (one against one of each deck type too; the loss was against a leper-crazy Daramek), so it’s definitely a deck with a good punch to it. ;)

EDIT 3: Just got 3/3 MP wins for the daily quest too… So it works there too (first time I’ve had a good MP win rate).