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    Questions about Gravebone Deck

    Hey guys. So I have been with real life lately and have been out of Shadow Era for a while now. (About 6 months) Getting my cards in the mail reminded me of this awesome game. So there are a bunch of new cards that I have not seen and have been trying to use/combat. The deck I had was with Boris and when Blood Frenzy's cost increased to 3, it sort of drastically changed how my deck plays. So I just decided to make a completely new deck using Gravebone but have been changing the deck every game. It's not a terrible deck but I just wanted to know your guys opinions about it. What I should change, what I should add etc.

    with out further ado. . .

    Hero
    Gravebone x 1

    Allies
    Infernal Gargoyle x 4
    Plasma Behemoth x 4
    Ogloth x 2

    Abilities
    Fireball x 4
    Freezing Grip x 3
    Lightning Strike x 3
    Supernova x 3
    Clinging Web x 4
    Shriek of Vengeance x 2
    Sever Ties x 2
    Ley Line Nexus x 2

    Artifacts
    Research (or Tome of Knowledge...) x 4

    I just feel like the deck is missing something but I can't find it and maybe there is nothing I can really change I have no idea. Thanks in advance for any of your guys feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnomalousT View Post
    I just feel like the deck is missing something........
    Allies. Seriously. I know GB can bring them back, but you need to get them from your deck in the first place. Add Brutalis and more 3cc allies, DMT and/or Bad Wolf.

    Drop the Freezing Grips/Clinging Webs to make room.

    That's what I think anyways.
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    Im a big fan of DMT..... yea need 4 dmt.

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    It's missing allies. And draw. And the burn/stall is off. Try this:

    Fixed.

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    yeah, need more allies (i would say even more that what Killtrend suggested). try you build with majiya if you want to go light on the allies. but you should still add deathmage thaddius, invaluable with majiya's ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlyn0 View Post
    yeah, need more allies (i would say even more that what Killtrend suggested). try you build with majiya if you want to go light on the allies. but you should still add deathmage thaddius, invaluable with majiya's ability.
    I went lighter because he has no portal. Without portal, haste is achieved through burn support. Portal would take the place of nova and you'd probably have to cut a card here or there to add in another 3cc or Bella.

    I'd like to see Gravebone run DoU at all times to, to protect revived allies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killtrend View Post
    I'd like to see Gravebone run DoU at all times to, to protect revived allies.
    My current Gravebone build runs DoU (see my sig).
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    Okay, I took everyone's advise. . . sort of. . . not really at all. I basically used killtrend's Gravebella deck and changed it a little, just because I can.


    Hero
    Gravebone x 1

    Allies
    Infernal Gargoyle x 4
    Brutalis x 4
    Belladonna x 4
    Molten Destroyer x 3
    Brutal Minotaur x 3

    Abilities
    Fireball x 4
    Freezing Grip x 3
    Lightning Strike x 4
    Portal x 3
    Ley Line Nexus x 2

    Artifacts
    Research (or Tome of Knowledge...) x 3
    DoU x 2

    Thanks for all the advise. I have really enjoyed playing this deck that I created. It has been a lot of fun to play and I have had success with it. However I would like to bring up the question: "Is four lightning strikes really necessary?" It seems like a lot of decks had this card x 4, and I know that it is a good card. . . but I find my self sacrificing it often. Well, whatever. Lastly I put in Ley Line Nexus instead of shriek because during my games because I never used shriek once, I just used it for resources. Is losing a resource really worth destroying a 4cc item? And finally (again), I replaced PB for Molten Destroyer, because I wasn't using PB's ability often enough. So molten destroyer > PB if I'm not using PB's ability. Thanks again for all the advise. I was struggling to get back into Shadow Era, and simply looking at other's decks wasn't helping. I can now confidently start up this obsession again.

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    Your build is similar to monster control. Take a look!

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    Ok first: lightning strike is sacrificed a lot. The reason you put 4 because on T4, it's near imperative if you want to win back board. If you have a t2 Brute or a t3 gargoyle hanging around, you can take board from nearly all early drops but a brute+gargoyle of their own(even Skullborn, Puwen, Aldon. Attack skull with gargoyle. Lightning the other two. Mop up with brute). Late game it just helps with cleanup. That's why it's called "burn support" and you'll eventually note why I don't carry item destruction really. Allies do it well enough.

    Now onto the shrieks: at higher levels, shrieking draw engines (ToK, bazaar, wizent, ill gotten gains) is absolutely key to victory. If you let a good mage or rogue sit there with draw, it's bad news. Also, shriek takes down Portal. And Book of Curses. And Evil Ascendant. Etc. its pretty valuable.

    I like your thought process on PB. (I'm coming to that same conclusion, but I'm stubborn.) That's how you should be thinking. Just note, the deck will constantly evolve as your rank changes. Make the tweaks as you run into Mage clusters or what have you. +draw here, +freeze there, -allies here, +some there. Etc good luck! PM me if you need anything.

    -edit-

    Point made, just beat a portal majiya by shrieking her portal.

    -2 ley line
    +2 shriek
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