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Deck Name:Blood Rage
Created By:David Cherryholmes
Description:Haven't seen anybody try to mix up the THA Assamites with the new hand strikes yet, so here's my stab at it. The real fire in this deck is going to second round, playing Blood Agony, and striking for three or four agg, unpreventable by fortitude. Thin Blood/Blood Rage whups the fortitude crowd, Thin Blood/Psyche skools S:CE, and Celerity provides maneuver/press control to ensure the payload lands. Lastly, Blood Rage trumps the many weapon-based strategies that Concealed Weapon is making more common. Several weak points in the deck that I wouldn't mind hearing some advice on shoring up: not much direct offense.... Al-Ashrad has +1 bleed, and maybe somebody will grab a laptop, but that's about it. Pool gain is addressed in the following ways, but it could stand some improvement: A) significant untap, light intercept, and tier 1 combat should defend your remaining pool well. B) Two Blood Dolls, c) PB:M, which only a Stealth God should be inclined to snatch after I've shown a combat and some untap/intercept, and C) Heartblood of the Clan. If Rutor's Hand can be brought into play it can combine well with HotC. Blood gain has been shakey, but the first time I played the deck I trimmed out two Succulent Vitaes in favor of two weenie-hosers. Taste of Vitae wasn't as useful as I'd first tought on account of blowing blood off opponents via Thin Blood so I shifted the balance to more PoV's. In case my other posts do show up, this is a slightly modified version from the one I posted earlier. I've really been struggling to keep this deck at eighty cards. Combat decks are about the only decks I'll even consider taking to ninety, but the combat is surgical enough in nature, and there's enough support in the way of permenants, that I'd like to trim out those last six cards.
Assamites with Thaumaturgy. Parnassus strikes with Blood Rage for 3 or 4 unpreventable, and shuts down the weapons that are becoming more common in the metagame. Plenty of untap and light intercept.
 
Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 21, Max: 34, Avg: 6.83)
4  Parnassus      aus CEL QUI tha      7,  Assamite
3  Al-Ashrad      aus obf CEL QUI THA  9,  Assamite
2  Zahir          CEL OBF qui tha      6,  Assamite
1  Abd al-Rashid  CEL obf QUI          5,  Assamite
1  Kalinda        CEL OBF tha          6,  Assamite
1  Parmenides     CEL qui              4,  Assamite
 
Library: (86 cards)
Master (16 cards)
2  Blood Doll
5  Contract
2  Heartblood of the Clan
1  KRCG News Radio
1  Market Square
1  Powerbase: Montreal
1  Rumor Mill, Tabloid Newspaper, The
3  Thaumaturgy
 
Action (6 cards)
3  Nose of the Hound
3  Rutor's Hand
 
Action Modifier (3 cards)
3  Succulent Vitae
 
Reaction (6 cards)
6  Forced Awakening
 
Combat (48 cards)
4  Blood Agony
8  Blood Fury
1  Blood Sweat
2  Blur
4  Flash
8  Psyche!
4  Pursuit
4  Sideslip
1  Taste of Death
2  Taste of Vitae
10 Thin Blood
 
Retainer (1 cards)
1  Mr. Winthrop
 
Equipment (2 cards)
1  Laptop Computer
1  Sport Bike
 
Combo (4 cards)
4  Provision of the Silsila
 
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