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Deck Doctor - Green Red Crackthorn Revisited

Posted by Aquablad on 05/08/2017

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I spent two weeks playing Crackthorn at the highest level on ladder and wanted to revisit the deck for this week's episode. Crackthorn is still a powerful and effective deck to climb the ranks.

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  • 3 Syland Horsemaster 2
  • 4 3 Sagami Grovecaller 1
  • 3 2 Elderwood Embrace 2
  • 5 3 Seifer, Blood Tyrant 1
  • 3 2 Flame Burst 3
  • 6 2 Groundshaker 3
  • 6 3 Firestorm 1
  • 3 1 Sagami Warrior 2
  • 4 1 Wood Elemental 3
  • 2 2 Ruunin's Guidance 2
  • 3 1 Axe Grinder 3
  • 10 2 Garudan, Heart of the... 1
  • 2 2 Seifer's Wrath 3
  • 6 3 3 Crackthorn Beast 3

Deck Doctor Episode 22 - Green Red Crackthorn Revisited

I spent two weeks playing Crackthorn at the highest level on ladder and wanted to revisit the deck for this week's episode. Crackthorn is still a powerful and effective deck to climb the ranks.

Aasgier 05/08/2017 18:26

I can attest to that. Crackthorn is incredibly effective, though I do use a more defensive list, which I coincidentially posted a few hours ago. No Garudan - drawing that when you are starved for Faeria is not fun.

endorphin 12/08/2017 16:04

Agree with above. Last thing the deck needs is more overkill. Instead of Garudan I have a second Firestorm, since it will actually see play and is vital against yellow rush.

Likewise I have a third Sagami Warrior, a card I have sung the praises of since the beginning. More reliable and vital than Seifer.

EDIT: OK watched the video and both the changes above are given as possibilities.

But also, how would you NOT have three Embraces? I don’t run Ruunin’s Guidance since if you need the health boost, you’ve already lost the game.

Aasgier 12/08/2017 16:23

Don’t forget that Ruunin’s Guidance is a cheaper buff than Elderwood Embrace.
I have won matches simply because it was a +2 attack buff that was 1 faeria cheaper than Elderwood Embrace and the HP did not matter under the circumstances (as it was to deliver lethal).

Against Yellow Rush or Red-Yellow Burn the heal can really help too, and Elderwood Embrace can be a dead card against the former, and even if it isn’t it often is an inferior Ruunin’s Guidance.

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