This month’s deck is the tournament winning deck “True Power” played by Péter Botos (Hungary). I already mentioned the deck earlier this month in the Decks of Interest article (he was qualifying for the Day 2 tournament of the EC 2010 with this deck), but when Péter managed to win the Hungarian VtES Championship with this deck, this was a welcome opportunity for me to push this deck into the spotlight. The deck is almost similar to the EC version, only Ankara Citadel and Flaming Candle have been removed for one copy each of Tangle Atropos’ Hand and Vaticination.
The deck is based on the True Brujah G5/6, namely Lydia and Al-Muntahir, and is essentially a bleed deck relying on bleed equipment and some Quicksilver Contemplation. Peter uses both True Brujah (paying even the Scarce penalty) to equip with various unique bleed equipment, and then bleed hard with them. Instead of using copious amounts of stealth the deck relies on a number of different angles to outplay opponents:
- multi-action via Domain of Evernight & Freak Drive.
- tap & bleed via Recurring Contemplation, Mind Numb, and Tangle Atropos’ Hand.
- punishing block attempts with Crocodiles Tongue
- punish successful blockers with the simple yet efficient Domain of Evernight & Outside the Hourglass combo.