This month’s deck is the tournament winning deck “Potence Princes v2013” played by Gergo Gyarmati (HUN). It’s a Nosferatu vote as you may have seen before, but instead of packing Obfuscate and Animalism (as usual), this variant is a mono Potence deck (and of course using cards requiring the Prince/Justicar title.
I was a little bit slow at the end of March/start of April, otherwise I would have chosen a deck for March and April each. The other interesting decks from my point of view were:
- the Turbo deck based on Ivan Krenyenko (played by Danilo Torrisi (ITA)) special ability to fetch an equipment (the Soul Gem of Etrius).
- the Wall deck Elimlech goes to War (played by Péter Korsós (HUN)) with it’s namesake Elimlech as star vampire. The most interesting card in the deck is Fueled by Heart’s Blood which allows Elimlech to diablerize younger vampires unpunished.
- the most discussed deck on vekn.net perhaps was Spider, the best, which is a Ravnos deck (played by Germán Uriarte (ESP)) that uses a lot of different cards, from Baltimore Purge to Fantasy World to shut down the table. This was a very close second to becoming the Deck of the Month.
- and at last, the Ventrue Royalty Alastor Rush (played by Stone (FRA)), which uses not only Alastor/Assault Rifle to bring other vampires down, put also the good old Disarm/Prevent trick to good use.
There were a lot of decks based on Animalism around in the past two months, but not so much the Nana variants, more often based on other crypts/clans like the Tzismice or the Tremere/Tremere antitribu (I am looking at you, Goratrix!). But there’s no general trend to be seen, still some Ashur decks around, but also your usual mix of bleed, vote and combat(ish) decks.