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(TCG) First attempt at a Bolmeteus Deck

Post by AleksVin on 20.05.18 19:48

Fire:
3x Bolmeteus Steel Dragon
1x Bazagazeal Dragon
2x Apocalypse Vise
2x Volcano Charger
2x Pyrofighter Magnus

Darkness:
4x Terror Pit
3x Cranium Clamp
2x Locomotiver
4x Bloody Squito

Water:
4x Aqua Surfer
3x Corile
2x Thrash Crawler
2x Energy Stream
4x Aqua Hulcus
2x Deklovaz, The Terminator

How is this deck and how would you improve it?

Thanks in advance for every help!

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Re: (TCG) First attempt at a Bolmeteus Deck

Post by Darksigner on 21.05.18 19:42

Looks really solid, but I think that deck needs 1 Lost Soul (the card can totally flip a game around). I would also max out on Energy Streams because 6 draw cards aren´t enough in a control deck imo. Additionally I would suggest some grave recursion cards, for example 1-2 Morbid Medicine or Corpse Charger which is really up to personal preference, if you value the mana boost and the recyclability through Thrash Crawler over the extra creature you get back or vice versa. My last point of improvement would be the Deklowaz as it is a really slow card with high reward but really slow. I can recommend the use of Blizzard of Spears, as it has the same field removal power that Deklowaz has and has an immediate impact on the game. As for which cards I would cut I think you could cut 2 Bloody Squitos and the 2 pyrofighters (not an ideal card in a control based Deck that really just wants to finish with Bolmeteus and not start to rush with Magnus) for the mentioned 1 Lost Soul, 2 Energy Streams and 1 Morbid Medicine/Corpse Charger. And then swap out the 2 Deklowaz for 2 Blizzard of Spears. If you want to go over 40 cards I would recommend even more grave recursion cards (really needed in a control mirror match), more triggers against rush (for example Burst Shot) and some more draw if you go over 44 cards which I don´t think is necessary as your deck looks really compromised and consistent.
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Re: (TCG) First attempt at a Bolmeteus Deck

Post by AleksVin on 21.05.18 19:58

Thanks for your help! I don't have any Blizzards of Spears right now and the Corpse Charger have yet to come, I ordered them with a few other cards.

It looks completely different from before:

Fire:

1x Bazagazeal Dragon
3x Bolmeteus
2x Apoc. Vise
2x Tornado Flame
2x Crimson Hammer
2x Volcano Charger

Darkness:
1x Lost Soul
4x Terror Pit
2x Locomotiver
3x Cranium Clamp
3x Bloody Squito

Water:
2x Aqua Surfer
3x Corile
1x Thrash Crawler
4x Aqua Hulcus
2x Brain Serum (I only have 2 Streams right now)
2x Energy Stream
1x Emeral

What do you think? Is it better? Is it worse?

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Re: (TCG) First attempt at a Bolmeteus Deck

Post by Darksigner on 21.05.18 20:20

I think it is better now, just add 1-2 corpse charger when they arrive. The brain serum/stream split is pretty good for now, the shield trigger ability can come in handy sometimes but if you are able to, I would still recommend playing 4 streams instead.
If you find yourself in trouble beating rush, I think you should up the Surfer back to 4 again and maybe add a 2nd Emeral. You can also toy around with Phantom Dragons Flame and/or Burst Shot instead of Crimson Hammer and maybe Volcano Charger, as the shield trigger ability of those cards can really make a difference in your rush matchup.
If you are looking for a card like Blizzard of Spears but need something easier to get your hands on I would suggest Searing Wave as it has a similar ability with a little drawback but it only affects your opponent Smile
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Re: (TCG) First attempt at a Bolmeteus Deck

Post by AleksVin on 21.05.18 20:26

I added:
+2 Surfer
+1 Emeral
+1 Burst Shot ( I sadly only have 1 and don't have any PDF)
+1 Corpse Charger (Proxy for now)

Now the deck has 45 cards. Is that still ok?
My friends like to play fast decks. ^^"

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Re: (TCG) First attempt at a Bolmeteus Deck

Post by Darksigner on 21.05.18 20:36

I think 45 is still perfectly fine, you will have to test the deck with the changes you made and if something comes up dead most of the times or is just not doing what you thought it would do for you, cut it. Same goes for problems you are noticing, if the deck is not keeping up with the pace of your friends decks then try to add in some more triggers or early game cards that counter those decks or if it has a tough time facing another control deck try to add in some more power cards that help you swing the game into your favor. I think the most difficult thing about deck building is to find the right balance and you can only find it through testing and changing things up and then repeat that process Smile
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Re: (TCG) First attempt at a Bolmeteus Deck

Post by Tom Rogers on 28.05.18 19:26

Hey! I notice you're using both Crimson and Volcano - that can help against fast decks, but it's going to get cloggy. I recommend choosing one or the other

If your friends are playing aggro/rush, my favorite addition to this is 1x Miraculous Meltdown. Usually I play Crystal Memory with it - if the quick opponents trip one of those in the shields, you can go for game with your Hulcus/Loco from early game. Usually those types of decks don't have too many shield triggers - if they play Awe or something, you can wait until you have 9 mana. Play the Meltdown, wait for all the triggers to get used, then summon Pyro and win.

Would also recommend maxing Locomotiver. I understand there's less of him for Deklowaz, but having the shield trigger creature to suicide vs. a weenie is big. And with the Meltdown, having any creature out becomes even better Smile

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Re: (TCG) First attempt at a Bolmeteus Deck

Post by Darksigner on 31.05.18 13:44

Miraculous Meltdown is a really nice counter to rush decks, if you get to 0 shields but manage to survive it is 99,99% game over for your opponent Very Happy
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Re: (TCG) First attempt at a Bolmeteus Deck

Post by AleksVin on 14.06.18 19:49

I changed my deck up a little bit:

Fire:
1x Bazagazeal Dragon
3x Bolmeteus Steel Dragon
2x Apocalypse Vise
2x Burst Shot
2x Volcano Charger


Darkness:
2x Lost Soul
4x Terror Pit
2x Cranium Clamp
3x Locomotiver
1x Corpse Charger
2x Bloody Squito

Water:
4x Corile
2x Illusionary Merfolk
1x Thrash Crawler
2x Crystal Memory
3x Aqua Hulcus
4x Energy Stream
2x Emeral

Nature:
1x Terradragon Arque Delacerna

Rainbow:
1x Miraculous Meltdown


What do you guys think?

Edit: Changed a few times
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Re: (TCG) First attempt at a Bolmeteus Deck

Post by AleksVin on 30.06.18 15:47

I changed it up again.
I guess with every change it looks more standard than before.

Fire:

2x Bazagazeal Dragon
3x Bolmeteus Steel Dragon
3x Apocaypse Vise
3x Phantom Dragon's Flame

Darkness:

4x Terror Pit
4x Cranium Clamp
4x Locomotiver
1x Morbid Medicine
2x Bloody Squito

Water:

2x Illusionary Merfolk
4x Corile
2x Crystal Memory
1x Thrash Crawler
4x Energy Stream
3x Aqua Hulcus
2x Emeral

Nature:

1x Terradragon Arque Delacerna

Multi-Civ:

1x Miraculous Meltdown



I appreciate every comment. I don't have anybody to play with right now, so it is a little bit difficult to test the deck.

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