32 players from around the globe gathered Tuesday evening to participate in TheKeyforge.com’s weekly Crucible tournament. Each player “brought” a verified deck of their choosing and competed in a “single elimination” Archon-style tournament! Players brought the best deck they had available and took to the (virtual) table with others to see which one would be crowned victorious.
This week’s winner took home the 1st place prize, a custom wooden deck box, with “The Geeky Whip Tutor of Eglosburning”, a Brobnar / Dis / Sanctum power-house.
The Geeky Whip Tutor of Eglosburning
|1 Anger||59 Gateway to Dis||225 Shield of Justice|
|10 Loot the Bodies||67 Mind Barb||227 Terms of Redress|
|10 Loot the Bodies||71 Three Fates||232 Gorm of Omm|
|12 Punch||74 Key to Dis||233 Hallowed Blaster|
|13 Relentless Assault||75 Lash of Broken Dreams||236 Sigil of Brotherhood|
|13 Relentless Assault||84 Eater of the Dead||241 Commander Remiel|
|21 Cannon||92 Pit Demon||243 Francus|
|26 Screechbomb||92 Pit Demon||244 Grey Monk|
|34 Grenade Snib||96 Shooler||251 Lady Maxena|
|36 Hebe the Huge||99 Succubus||254 Protectrix|
|39 Krump||101 The Terror||255 Raiding Knight|
|49 Wardrummer||106 Flame-Wreathed||256 Sanctum Guardian|
We spoke with Andrew (A.K.A. ripred45676) after the tournament to ask him a few questions:
Q: How long have you had this deck and would you consider it your best?
I got it in November…so about 2 months. It was part of what I got when the game first shipped decks. To be honest, I stored it away as soon as I got it and hadn’t touched it until this week. I got tired of playing with what I thought was my best deck and decided to do some exploring, which is when I pulled this out. Looks like it is actually pretty good!
Q: That’s interesting considering that you won every game 3/1 keys with the exception of one (3/2). Was there a particular play-style or any particular combos you started looking out for while you were familiarizing yourself with the deck during the tournament? Do you attribute the win to any particularly helpful combos?
My favorite combo in the deck is Key to Dis and 2 x Loot the Bodies. Since Key to Dis is an Omni you can get 2 aember for each creature your opponent has and solidify board control with some Dis creatures. More or less every game I would end up with a lot of creatures on the board…and being able to stick a Pit Demon and steal aember each turn is great. Lash of Broken Dreams is also just such a good card. The biggest thing I got familiar with over the tournament was realizing I usually had more creatures than my opponent so trading 3 for 3 with a Key to Dis or Gateway is also fine. Relentless Assault is a really good skill-testing card in my opinion, which I got familiar with over the tourney. The ordering can really get you the extra 1 or 2 aember you need to pressure your opponent.
Q: How did you feel about your chances going into the tournament?
Honestly I hadn’t played with this deck that much but just wanted to see how it measured up, so I definitely thought I had mediocre chances coming in. Running into the competitor firesa in round #2 was rough because that is always a tough match. I’ve played them in a lot of events and they always do well and play well. Once I won that game though I thought I might have a good chance of doing alright.
Q: Which was your favorite match/deck/opponent to play against?
Round #3 against indyjb was definitely the closest game for me. It came down to having a Lash in play to get enough time to forge the final key. I think the most fun part of Keyforge is the battle for that last key since the play can be so back and forth with the game on the line.
TheKeyforge.com hosts free weekly tournaments (Tuesday at 8PM CST) – we’d love for you to join us!
Sign up here! https://challonge.com/thekeyforgetournament