View Full Version : Bloodlips vs Louis - Final Duel video (Play against the Devs event)

08-31-2012, 06:54 PM

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Final duel between Bloodlips and Louis (Writer/Coordinator of the game) during the Play against the Devs event (Aug 30th 2012).

Louis' comments after the duel :

"The duel between Bloodlips and myself might seem to be one-sided. I thought I would go over the strategies behind both decks used in this duel.

Bloodlips employs a fast deck, deploying low-cost creatures as quickly as possible. This deck needs floods the board and overthrows the opponent very quickly. Sandalphon is the ideal Hero for a super-fast deck, since Haven has many low-cost creatures and resource accelerators.

My deck, on the other hand, is quite the opposite: it’s a “stasis” deck. My deck relies on delaying my opponent as long as possible with Shadow Sanctuaries and Stone Shields. Playing Necromancers allows me to “resurrect” my used defensive cards to stall for as long as needed. It also lets me fetch cards to make sure I do not run out of copies.

While the board gets flooded by Bloodlips’ Holy armies, I gain more and more momentum, drawing the necessary cards to stall the game until I can defeat him in 1 Turn.
Here are some details of my deck strategy: Once I reach around 8 to 10 Resource, I play a Shadow Sanctuary and the Spell For Whom the Bell Tolls, wiping all creatures at the start of my next turn. On my next turn, I’ll play as many Fire Camps as possible, then use Crystal Mines to multiply my resources and end up with approximately 80. I’ll then play several Stone of Enlightenment to draw tons of cards and deploy 6 to 8 low-cost creatures. I’ll then play a Time Jump card to gain a new turn, dealing around 15 dmg, before playing a second one to finish the job while my opponent goes O.o!!!

Now back to the game
All things were going well for me until a member of the Dev team told me that Bloodlips has the Prison card in his deck. It so happens he had 1 copy and that card was in his hand, ready to be played, right on time to break my combo and win the day

Light Triumphed over Darkness… for now

On a side note, for all of you out there who think those 2 decks are too strong, they will be re-balanced before we go into open beta. Many cards are being revised thanks to feedback from our Closed Beta players. Thus Bloodlips and I will have to rely on whole new decks to try and become rising champions. I hope to meet you out there on the battlefield!

Thank you all who participated in this “Players Vs the Dev team” event. For us it was a great experience to share and learn more about our community!"


08-31-2012, 07:38 PM
Thanks for the video!
But what a pity for a Finale, since a Combo Deck versus a Rush Deck is not often very interesting to watch. Anyway, when Louis saw that Sandalphon increased his Destiny he could suspect the Prison and thus should have use his Insect swarm spell asap to kill 3 creatures. But maybe even like that he couldn't have won after 2 Prisons + kamikazes.
Glad to hear this 2 kind of Decks will be rebalanced anyway. That said I don't know how... thus I'm really curious to hear how!

08-31-2012, 07:45 PM
I have 2 prisions in deck vs magic/ last stand decks. It works as You can see :) Sorry for my English. I want to say something more but i can do it only in polish (if u have any translator from polish i can do it) .
Good game Louis :)
Btw. Please dont nerf my Sandalphon- i want marry with him.

08-31-2012, 09:01 PM
he is so weak to Aoe that its really intresting, that you took him through. Good Job

09-01-2012, 09:47 AM
can someone post this to a real provider like vemo or youtube... face book is evil .. it boggles the mind that people submit to it.

09-01-2012, 11:13 AM
2 things about Dev's strat
-The whom bell tolls can be dispelled by really cheap cards
-second thing is that enemy can use in same way, armageddon, tsunami or spell mentioned earlier especially with jezziele and celestial armor

09-01-2012, 11:27 AM
What does the prison card do?

09-01-2012, 11:38 AM
What does the prison card do?
The prison card is as follow:

Your opponent does not gain any resource next turn and they lose all resource they have.

So basicly they will not be able to play any card next turn, in this game this made it impossible for the Dev.Louis to play any protection spell/fortune or any card to kill Bloodlips allies, and then next turn Bloodlips just killed Dev.Louis.

09-01-2012, 03:38 PM
What is the cost?

09-01-2012, 04:04 PM
Five in Destiny and 5 Ressources.