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Dothraki (event light)

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Submitted by: CasusBelli
Submitted: Apr 30 2014 04:11 AM
Views: 1648
Last updated: May 01 2014 03:47 AM
Category: Targaryen
Deck Name: Dothraki (event light)
Deck Contents: Total Cards (60)

House (1)
House Targaryen (Core) x1

Agenda (0)

Plot (7)
Retaliation! (ASoSilence) x1
The Power of Arms (Core) x2
Negotiations at the Great Sept (TPoL) x1
Summoned by the Conclave (AHA) x1
Rule by Decree (Core) x1
Forgotten Plans (KotStorm) x1

Character (37)
Drogo's Horde (IG) x3
Braided Screamers (AToTT) x3
Khal Drogo (QoD) x1
Daemon Blackfyre (TftRK) x1
Daenerys Targaryen (GotC) x1
Dothraki Vanguard (FaI) x3
Dothraki Outrider (AToTT) x3
Jhogo (OSaS) x3
Aggo (RoR) x1
Rakharo (IG) x1
Ser Jorah Mormont (WLL) x1
Daario Naharis (WLL) x1
Randyl Tarly (KotS) x1
Pike Phalanx (QoD) x3
Blood-Crazed Screamer (MotM) x2
Bitter Crone (IG) x2
Alleras (AHA) x1
Refugee of the Plains (RoW) x3
True-Queen's Harbinger (QoD) x3

Location (20)
Vaes Dothrak (IG) x1
Aegon's Hill (TTotH) x1
Meraxes (TBC) x3
The Womb of the World (ASoSilence) x1
Khal Drogo's Tent (Core) x1
Eastern Fiefdoms (QoD) x3
Summer Sea (Core) x3
Temple of the Graces (Core) x3
Street of Steel (LoW) x1
Street of Sisters (Core) x1
River Row (QoD) x1
Flea Bottom (TGM) x1

Attachment (0)

Event (3)
Incinerate (VM) x3

Dothraki is probably one of the first builds anyone new first collects. I remember how seminal an old Full Tilt article on this budget build was to me.

A recent post by Icarus prompted me to post this (one of many decks saved) as I felt there was some deviation in approach, mainly in plots (as most builds are 80% similar at least). I would have posted on his thread but got the impression that is poor etiquette? Also because I didn't want to directly challenge his build as he has been very helpful in other threads.

Dothraki is suddenly in flavour (and may return to its tier 1.5 heights during TLV) because Refugees and Retaliation no longer restricted. It also takes advantage of Control restrictions like Westeros Bleeds, Bungled Orders etc.

I dislike the build because it's so mono and uses the top 5 cards mechanic too much. However, one can't deny it's good at what it does.

As a Control player, I insist on Control touches:

Summoned by the Conclave to get a Jhogo dupe usually, or other unique dependent on match-up. Forgotten Plans for countering Control plots like Shadows and Spiders, Dry Season etc. Rule by Decree and Aegon's Hill against Control. Alleras, supported by Retaliation, can often be useful.

This is the event light variant.

11 war crests (inc. Blackfyre & Tarly) support 3 Phalanxes + 2 Power of Arms
7 influence support 3 Incinerate.
25 Dothraki support Vanguard, Drogo's Horde, Incinerate
21 Dothraki cost 3+ support Braided Screamers

That latter issue causes the build to be medium tempo Aggro with only c.4 card set-ups (poor for Aggro) but this is offset by greater draw and card quality for more sustained Aggro pressure.

This trades Die By The Sword and Price of War for repeatable effects (3 Meraxes, 3 Jhogo duped via Conclave, Vaes Dothrak, Aegon's Hill, Womb for Valar recovery). Meraxes supports Refugees and Womb, give 1 card needed for Negotiations.

Flea Bottom supports sufficient cards (Vanguards, Crones and almost all the uniques) to warrant its inclusion and provokes opponent to a premature Valar, which is what the deck wants.

Dothraki's appeal is significant card draw for Aggro (Braided Screamers, Vanguard, Drogo, Jhogo, Meraxes, Vaes Dothrak, Womb). Duping Jhogo using Conclave seems potentially game winning depending on match-up.

The deck has several pumps (2x Power of Arms, Dany, Blackfyre + Tarly) so it should have a good game against burn (the match-up that can deal with duped Jhogo best).

New Viserys will make attachments even scarcer hence I skipped on Griff as he could shut down Alleras or Conclave. However his claim soak (that bypasses Crone) may mean he is a better choice than Alleras, especially with Seasons returning but this s a meta-call.

Finally, no reset! Is this a mistake? I don't believe an all-out Aggro build (which this is despite some anti-Control tech) should have the safety net as it either works or doesn't. Rush will always have its Art of Seduction and Forgotten Plans (on To The Spears, Power of Faith etc) disrupt all-or-nothing rush. Meantime, 2-claim plots cull opponents and Incinerate for targeted removal. Often, having forced a Valar, the opponent defends waiting for your turn 7 Valar - that never arrives. So is having no reset a mistake?

Dothraki is a very deja vu build. But I suspect FAQ 5.0 should return it to its TLV heyday...

As usual, feedback more than welcome.
Sample Hand Reload
Other Information Income on Plot Cards: 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 3
Average Plot Income: 3.429
Number of deck cards providing income: 4
Average deck cards income: 1.000
Number of cards providing influence: 7


not much to say cause dothraki no agenda is a very straightforward deck,28-30 characters are the same in all of these decks.going with only 3 events is an interesting touch,i'll test this build to see how it goes!
May 17 2014 03:17 PM
I built this deck and tried. It was very fast and aggressive. I did find the inclusion of True-Queens Harbinger interesting as you don't include anything for them to do ( besides claim soak and dom str). I've dropped them for Dothraki Handmaiden and added Wedding Feast. I've also done the Alleras Griff switch as being the only attachment I don't see him staying one. I'm also going to add either the new Viserys or Aegon. To either curb others attachments or lower opponents str (because I think the pumps help mitigate it on my side) and they both tend to shut down others "only King" effects. I want to thank you for posting this as I believe it is a great place to start and very easy to personalize to ones own tastes.