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    Trying to make a Competitive Serena Deck

    This is my first post on the boards. I've been playing the game for about 2 weeks - did a few offers for Crystals, bought a few copies of the Elementalis deck and sold the entire thing....just to make a Serena deck. So, tell me what you think.


    Serena Thoughtripper 39 Cards + Hero

    x4 Nightshade
    x3 Agent Rex
    x3 Aldon the Brave
    x3 Night Owl
    x3 Lily Rosecult
    (16 Allies)

    x3 Assassination
    x3 Stop, Thief!
    x4 Treasured Heirloom
    (10 Abilities)

    x3 Ill-Gotten Gains
    x3 Anklebreaker
    x4 Black Garb
    x3 Fan of Blades
    (13 Items)
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    Update - 09/12/2013

    So, I've been playing around with the Serena Deck a bit, and I've gotten up to a 180-ish ranking, but stagnating there. Here is the current decklist:

    Serena Thoughtripper 41 Cards + Hero

    x3 Nightshade
    x2 Champion of Irum
    x3 Aldon the Brave
    x2 Night Owl
    x2 Layarian Seductress
    x2 Lily Rosecult
    x2 Raven Wildheart
    x2 Aeon Stormcaller
    (18 Allies)

    x3 Assassination
    x4 Stop, Thief!
    x2 Lay Line Nexus
    (9 Abilities)

    x3 Ill-Gotten Gains
    x4 Anklebreaker
    x3 Black Garb
    x2 Fan of Blades
    x2 Spelleater Bands
    (14 Items)

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    Here's the most recent version. Posting an update to the OP because I've managed a 264 rating with this deck. Please check out some of my recent matches to see how it works.

    Serena Thoughtripper 39 + Hero

    x4 Nightshade
    x2 Jasmine Rosecult
    x2 Aldon the Brave
    x2 Night Owl
    x2 Lily Rosecult
    x2 Armored Sandworm
    x2 Aeon Stormcaller
    (16 Allies)

    x4 Retreat
    x4 Stop Thief!
    x2 Treasured Heirloom
    (10 Abilities)

    x3 Ill-Gotten Gains
    x3 Black Garb
    x4 Anklebreaker
    x3 Fan of Blades
    (13 Items)

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    Last edited by CombatPastor; 09-24-2013 at 12:41 AM. Reason: Deck updates

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    Quote Originally Posted by CombatPastor View Post
    This is my first post on the boards. I've been playing the game for about 2 weeks - did a few offers for Crystals, bought a few copies of the Elementalis deck and sold the entire thing....just to make a Serena deck. So, tell me what you think.


    Serena Thoughtripper 39 Cards + Hero

    x4 Nightshade
    x3 Agent Rex
    x3 Aldon the Brave
    x3 Night Owl
    x3 Lily Rosecult
    (16 Allies)

    x3 Assassination
    x3 Stop, Thief!
    x4 Treasured Heirloom
    (10 Abilities)

    x3 Ill-Gotten Gains
    x3 Anklebreaker
    x4 Black Garb
    x3 Fan of Blades
    (13 Items)

    IGN: CombatPastor
    Id drop 1 Rex, Lilly, FoB and BG. Add another Anklebreaker, 2 Spelleater Bands and either assassination or another Nightshade. Guessing you might not have much money to pour into it but i dont see having mostly stealth alles fair that well anymore.

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    Okay. I don't have the Spelleater Bands yet, but I should be able to farm the AI for the gold soon. I already have the extra copy of Anklebreaker. For Nightshade, I already have 4, so don't think I can add more there. Maybe the additional Assassination?

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    Honestly, I'd run another Stop, Thief! before a fourth Assassination. One of the best item destruction cards in the game. I always run it x4.

    Procured and Restored may serve you better than Lily, but ymmv. You might also find some room for Aeon--he's typically the only fatty I run with Serena. (Edit: Probably -2 TH for +2 Aeon. 6 draw is usually enough, and IGG will provide you with quite a bit. I'd also consider changing some stuff for other 3cc--BG helps with poor 3cc ally choices, but LS can also help, especially if you're behind.)
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    I'd recommend removing the Night Owls for Priest of the Light or Layarian Seductress. I run Priest in my Serena, and he's pretty awesome, but LS is just really awesome for early game control. Beyond that, I agree with what everyone else said (although I'd keep the Lilys over PaR. Lily gives you some field control along with the item grab).
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    Truthfully, the deck is full of draw. Between Ill-Gotten Gains, Treasured Heirloom, Night Owl, and Fan of Blades - I shouldn't hurt for any draw power.

    So, the cards I'm looking to fit into the deck are Aeon Stormcaller (I was kinda enjoying the zerg rush, but I suppose x2 Aeons can't hurt), Spelleater Bands (gotta stop the direct damage, so x2 of those), and an additional Stop, Thief. Thoughts on how many of each and what to remove for them?

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    to add the cards you want,
    +2 Aeon
    +2 Spelleaters
    +1 Stop thief
    -1 Agent Rex
    -4 Garb (or other cards, maybe 2 garb, a lily, and a fan of blades would work too)
    Also, imo, a good idea would be +1 anklebreaker -1 fan
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    you should run 4 x AB and 4 x ST , everything else is adjustable.

    getting cluttered here with all the armor. I'd rather have garb than spelleaters especially if using fan. don't want more than 4 armor total.

    I'd drop Rex to make room for something more useful. maybe just have him in as a one-of. he's cool but you don't need him with ST and too many 2 hp allies already. direct damage, DMT, and especially Furrion Terror will destroy you.

    you have NO , IGG, and TH. don't need that many draw cards.

    for example:

    -3 rex
    -1 garb
    -2 heirloom
    -1 FoB

    +1 AB
    +1 ST
    +2 Aeon
    +3 PotL, Jas, or Seductress

    with these adjustments you pretty much end up with a classic tried and true Serena build. you can take her in more exotic directions but it probably won't be as consistent / competetive
    Last edited by Jets; 08-18-2013 at 06:58 AM.

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    In retrospect, Jets's modifications are better than mine :P use his instead
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    Those....make sense. lol

    I have to work on getting the cards, but I'll update the build once I've done so. I was kinda reluctant to add in the high drops like Aeon, but I'll give it a shot. Next update win't be for a little while - playing for free, so gotta grind for the gold. I need to work hard for the money.

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