Assamites, Card focus, Deck Building, Deck tech, V:TES
I like playing those Vampires because of their background , and for the unique combat style Quietus represents in the game. You know ? blood ...
Let me tell you the story about this deck I'm going to share with you.
I was classifyng all my Assamites cards, and I found 3 Quietus, Assamites cards stared at me , they were just laying on a box... I looked at them, and I asked to my self " Why not make a deck with one of this ? "
The card I want to focus in this deck-building tech is Blood Tempering. The others we will discuss about them, one day shortly...
The text card :
Put this card on an equipment. This melee weapon inflicts +1 damage each strike. If this equipment prevents damage in combat, it can prevent 1 additional point. An equipment can have only one Blood Tempering.
As above, and unlock this vampire.
So do you get it ? The basic idea is to have a good melee weapon, and improve it with Blood Tempering. As you see, the perfect vampire to play this card is Antara, with the 3 main disciplines of the deck and a real good capacity he fit perfectly.
The trick is to find a cheap melee weapon, who can really be effective with Blood Tempering. The setup seems to be slow, but with the good sword, it's easy to enter combat to play Conceal Weapon , unlock with a Forced March or a Freak Drive and put some nasty blood on the knife!
I choose Garrote , Meat Hook and Bundi , Bundi are purely a playgroup metagame addition because Immortal Grapple is in fashion right now. And remember only hands Strikes with this cards.
Garrote is deadly in the the hands of an Assamites, player can fear the upcoming Baal's bloody Talons but it's not in the deck , it's a Trick (Trap !).
I wanted to keep the Garrotes, but in order to make them more effective I add Strike at the True flesh and it's very strong with this melee (Wire ?).
Let's make some math :
Garrote + Blood Tempering = 2 damages.
Garrote/Blood Tempering + Strike at The True Flesh = 3 DAMAGES NOT PREVENTABLE (except by equipment or Strike).
So just hit with the Garrote , use additional strike to play the Strike at the True Flesh with the Garrote to torporize the opposing vampire and burn the it to destroy him.
Maybe play the Kali's Fang, but 3 pool I don't know if it's worth it.
the 2 Meat Hook so fun, it can be useful because the deck don't have a lot of press.
In the crypt we have a double Janni and Joe 'Boot' Hill .
Janni with a Garrote Blooded hits for 3, thanks to her special ! Same for Joe with his +1 Strengh. They both have inferior fortitude , who is enought to play Forced March.
The other composition of the deck is very standard, Fame and Tension in the Rank are your pool damage.
But don't forget to bleed each turn with your Vampires.
Some advices :
- Trade your Rush actions , don't do them for free !
- You can replace the bundi by more Meat hook and it's bette to blooded them instead of Garrote.
- Don't hesitate to calm down your predator first, less he have vampires more you can go on your prey. It dosent matter if he or she died, trade with his ,her predator the death of your Predator.
- Finally ---> Have Fun !
2x Joe "Boot" Hill
1x Karif al Numair
1x Michael diCarlo
1x Monty Coven
1x Sajid al Misbah
Library: 82 cards
Master (13 cards)
1x Archon Investigation
1x Market Square
4x Priority Contract
2x Tension in the Ranks
Action (14 cards)
5x Blood Tempering
3x Bum's Rush
Action Modifier (9 cards)
5x Forced March
4x Freak Drive
Combat (30 cards)
3x Selective Silence
6x Strike at the True Flesh
4x Taste of Vitae
6x Concealed Weapon
Retainer (2 cards)
1x Mr. Winthrop
Equipment (10 cards)
2x Meat Hook
Reaction (4 cards)
4x Black Sunrise
Ho merry Christmas and Happy baby bleed ! :)
Thanks for reading.
Thanks to Amaranth Deck Builder for the link of the cards pictures.
Article picture come from Deviant art Artist MorbidIllusions .
24 December, 2019