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Worlds 2015 Zarathur


  • Anfalas, pj1, Slick and 6 others like this


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Interesting. Seems to me that you've reacted to pressure on deck space by going down to 26 unit cards (-RT and VP), whereas I stopped at 28 and started losing events instead. I couldn't say which approach is more is sensible.

 

Sad to hear you won't be taking it to Worlds, coulda used a top player representing this under-rated warlord.

    • Slick and BayushiSezaru like this

"I'm not going to Worlds this year"

That's unfortunate.

 

Thanks for sharing, I've been curious to know your exact decklist for Zara since it looked a bit different from the other ones I've seen around.

I suspect it would perform very well. It's a shame you couldn't make it.

And here I thought you would be playing Shadowsun

Nice one indeed. But what about Ecstatic seizures? Wouldn't you miss it against a Shadowsun or Kuggath deck?

The decklist looks great, probably best of any Zara decks which I have seen. I'll give it a try! :)
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WarfStyxfury
Nov 06 2015 03:52 PM

Why not go? It's a loss for the whole community and Chaos.

I don't think Shadowsun or Ku'gath decks are serious enough threats to justify playing Ecstatic Seizures, which IMO is a bad card under normal conditions.

 

As for why I'm not attending, I have a work event scheduled at the same time that I think will be substantially good for my career progression. I might well have gone to Worlds anyway, but the lack of any public statement from Organized Play with respect to the GenCon cheating situation made me less enthusiastic about the prospect, and I ended up deciding to go with the work event instead.

    • BayushiSezaru and Grimbo like this
How would you change this with the new Sowing Chaos card?

I'm currently testing:

 

-3 Ork Kannon

-2 Khorne Berzerker

-1 Warpstorm

-1 Heretek Inventor

 

+2 Sowing Chaos

+2 Ravening Psychopath

+2 Noise Marine Zealots

+1 Xavaes Split-Tongue

So you're down to just Depot and the Thug out of the Ork alliance.

So you're down to just Depot and the Thug out of the Ork alliance.

 

Correct. Both those cards are key to the deck, though - Depot provides awesome economy, while Thug is a great two-drop and can contest planets without Zarathur there, unlike most of the rest of the units here.

I'm currently testing:

 

-3 Ork Kannon

-2 Khorne Berzerker

-1 Warpstorm

-1 Heretek Inventor

 

+2 Sowing Chaos

+2 Ravening Psychopath

+2 Noise Marine Zealots

+1 Xavaes Split-Tongue

 

Any reason for that random Xavaes? Just for the command?

It also survives Sowing Chaos and can therefore contest blue planets and generates tokens once the event hits.

    • Kingsley likes this

ahh fair enuff

hows the testing going for this with the addition of sowing chaos?

What are your experiences with the Ork Kannon free deck? It seems quite a big change in the structure of the classical Zarathur build. Does the addition of Sowing Chaos substitute them well?

Intereating... why put back the Kanons? and remove Sowing Chaos?

Intereating... why put back the Kanons? and remove Sowing Chaos?

 

Kannons: cheap, action, persistent, moderate harm to your own units (possibly onto ones, that allready did their job, or you would sacrifice anyway), basically interact with Zarathur's ability the best way possible.

 

Soving chaos: deploy action, you can trigger it 1-2 times per match (without concerning its effectiveness), basically anti-synergistic with your whole cardpool, but can be game changing once in every thousand years.

 

In my opinion kannon still rocks! If soving chaos is really that necessary I would take out 1 temptation for 1.

(But I would also be curious about Kingsley's - and others- experiences.)

You're vastly underestimating Sowing Chaos, arachir.

Oh no, not at all... I use it and I like it, just not with Zarathur, especially not in such a cheap deck, where in my opinion the kannons are a pillar of the strategy.

Kannons work well with Sowing Chaos. They delay without increasing your own vulnerability to Sowing Chaos and are still very impactful during kombat.

Kannon has a combat action while Sowing Chaos is a deploy action. No delay here. 

I mean deploying the Kannon.

    • rag likes this

Ah, alright. Not really a synergy though :)