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    New elementalis deck, need advice :)

    Hi, guys. I'm new to shadow era forum, it's my first thread, hope you guys could give some advice, really appreciated it!

    Hero: Elementalis

    Allies:
    Ironhide Karash - 4
    Infernal Gargoyle - 4
    Death Mage Thaddeus - 3
    Morbid Acolyte - 3
    Darkwood Wraith - 3

    Abilities:
    Mind Control - 4
    Sacrificial Lamb - 3
    Bad Santa - 4
    Ley Line Nexus - 2
    Shriek of Vengeance - 2
    Super Focus - 2
    Bloodthirsty - 4

    Items:
    Morphic Armor - 2

    40 cards + hero

    Other options I wanna add: 1. Wulven Savage (monster when buffed), 2. more shrieks (2 is not enough), 3.Infinity Core(heal), 4.Antimatter(Permanent draw)

    Let me know how you guys think about it

    Thanks!

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    draw is enough 5 resources is all you need 6 at most draw is never a strong point of this type of deck
    you will always want more than one ally out so super focus could go and replace with some heal, sac lamb can be used for unwanted attachments on allies
    3xDMT with blood thirsty are almost a necessity in a elemintails deck (potential to activate blood thirsty twice in one turn, oggy or plazma can work too but dont seem to hang around as long)











    other wise seems good
    Last edited by Frantic; 11-21-2013 at 05:09 AM.

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    The first thing that strikes me is your relatively low creature count. For an elementals deck which relies on allies, you are going to want at least 60% ally base, or 23-25 allies minimum. This is because the current metagame heavily favours creature removal. Expect your initial allies to be wiped off the board very quickly, and you want to be able to consistently draw more allies to play and keep up the pressure on your opponent. Once Elementalis loses board control (defined as your opponent having an ally on the board but not you), it's very difficult to catch up.

    I never had any luck with super focus. I would replace the super focus, ley line nexus and 1 sac lamb for more allies. You can also consider reading this thread for inspiration.

    http://www.shadowera.com/showthread....is-First-Blood!

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    Yeah, you're right. I definitely need more allies than draw. It's just sometimes super focus has that surprising value that is so good. It puts a crippled ally right on action with +2 attack, it's situational though.
    Thanks for the advice!
    Quote Originally Posted by Frantic View Post
    draw is enough 5 resources is all you need 6 at most draw is never a strong point of this type of deck
    you will always want more than one ally out so super focus could go and replace with some heal, sac lamb can be used for unwanted attachments on allies
    3xDMT with blood thirsty are almost a necessity in a elemintails deck (potential to activate blood thirsty twice in one turn, oggy or plazma can work too but dont seem to hang around as long)











    other wise seems good

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    Yeah, same with above. I will try squeeze in several allies.
    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by abazigal View Post
    The first thing that strikes me is your relatively low creature count. For an elementals deck which relies on allies, you are going to want at least 60% ally base, or 23-25 allies minimum. This is because the current metagame heavily favours creature removal. Expect your initial allies to be wiped off the board very quickly, and you want to be able to consistently draw more allies to play and keep up the pressure on your opponent. Once Elementalis loses board control (defined as your opponent having an ally on the board but not you), it's very difficult to catch up.

    I never had any luck with super focus. I would replace the super focus, ley line nexus and 1 sac lamb for more allies. You can also consider reading this thread for inspiration.

    http://www.shadowera.com/showthread....is-First-Blood!

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    Welcome, Shadowray!
    Your deck looks very strong to me.
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    Actually thinking about this after playing this deck
    sac lamb is not needed with 8 draw cards and morphic armor with darkwood wraith to handle attachments on allies

    Ive been playing this deck

    -2 superfocus
    -3 sac lambs
    -1 gargoyle

    +1energy discharge
    + 2 xar modulator
    +2 inifity core
    Last edited by Frantic; 11-27-2013 at 03:11 AM.

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    I used to run something similar: http://www.shadowera.com/showthread....ic-Elementalis

    There were quite a few comments you might like to look at (similar decks after all)

    I think draw ended up as 3 bad santa and three sac lambs.
    Sometimes added in 1 carniboar, sometimes no.

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    On a side note, has anyone actually gotten superfocus to work?

    The issue I see here is that it psychologically programs the player to stick with one ally, even when it may be strategically more advantageous to flood the board with more of them. The only use I can see is when you have a single ally disabled with crippling blow and want that surprise factor?

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    I would suggest trying out Kairos and PB. Also, you need cards that will help you get board back if you lost it. So maybe 1-2 discharge
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