Royal Chaotic Backup Official Newsletter
Welcome everybody to the third ever Royal Chaotic Backup Forums Newsletter hosted by yours truly, the man with the tan. This is mainly written to keep you, the loyal members of Chaotic - up to date with anything and everything happening in the Chaotic World.
In today's article, we feature the current deck of the week, the hot topics, the juicy competitions and of course, the Card of the Day!!! Make sure to read(or skim over) to get some awesome info, and definitely scan the site for new topics over the next two weeks- I will be posting something new just about everyday!
So let's get !
The Hot Topics
It seems as though that the topics are dying down, but there has been a resurrection in the "Don't let this community die" topic, since we really aren't seeing much activity on the site. Marrillian reactivated the topic, stating that it was relevant once again- after having been posted back last September when the site was dying down after the June 17th crash. If you haven't noticed, we're more than a week into June, which means we've been without the Official site for almost a year! I'd like to give a shout out to Blargers and Blitser for staying with us, along with some of the other inspiring members and all of you who are reading this right now! You all have had great patience in waiting for Chaotic news that has yet to come.
As always, check the announcement and general chat sections for the most up to date information, and keep reading for more good stuffz!
The Current Competitions
I will be hosting a forum-only deck building/playing competition soon to be posted in the Tournament section today. It will be your normal chaotic deck building- except for one very key feature. I've talked to Marrillian about this feature in the past, and he and I would like to see it become a reality. Strap on your seat-belts and hold on, because anyone joining will be on a rollercoaster ride of what to build, and how to destroy! Keep your eye on that Tournament section- because all the rules and details will be posted there today.
The Deck of the Week
I'm going to be a bit selfish here, and post the latest deck of my own, just because I would love to share the strategy behind it. Without trying to brag too much, I will say that this 6v6 masters deck cannot be beaten as long as it has the right guy behind it.
This deck is the second version of Vollkomm. You can check out Vollkomm and why/how I built it right here:
An idea later came to me to throw in a special card in order to make this deck stronger. So without further a due, here is Vollkomm v2:
1. Enre-hep HM with Flute
2. Gintanai with Xerium Armor
3. Xelfe with Heptadd's Crown
4. Ranun with Ravita Flower
5. Dibanni with Flute
6. Ankhyja with Drilldozer
(1)Trills of Diminution
(1)Tonal Destruction x2
*Key: (1) = it costs that many MCs to use each of that card.
(0)Malevolent Blast/Tornado Tackle x2
(0)Sediment Stormshield x2
(1)Inferno gust x2
(1)Radical Ice Balls x2
(1)Funnel Blast x2
(3)Ice Disks x2
*Key: (1) = Build cost for each of that card.
Dranakis Threshold x2
Grand Hall of Muge's Summit x2
Royal Mipedian Academy of Melee Arts x2
The Hunters Perimeter x2
The strategy is only a little different from the first. Basically out of the gate, you get rid of both of your flutes. From here, use Dibanni's ability to put 3 MCs onto Xelfe. Xelfe is now able to cast Unheard melody, and Enre-hep can copy it 3 times, letting you destroy up to 4 creatures. Of course, not all decks will have many creatures without MCs for you to destroy with Unheard Melody. This is why you place Dibanni's counters on Ranun, and then play the deck as if it were Vollkomm v1. The deck is not centered around Unheard Melody like some believe; rather, it is just there in case you want to insta-kill the opposing creatures. Up to you. The shear power of this deck is not seen until you play/think against it. It would take a very strong counter deck in order to beat such a thing, and it is not smart to run a counter deck in a Tournament as I mention on v1's thread.
If you happen to run across the same deck, make sure to put a Mugic Counter onto Gintanai and Ankhyja when your opponent sacrifices his flutes. It will probably stale mate from then on to see which of you uses what Mugic cards, and of course: a bit of luck of the draw on attack cards, and initiative. Remember to focus down Ranun- because he is the only one in this deck to actually be able to support Gintanai in combat. The rest are just there for the openning mugic, and Ankhyja is there in case Gintanai loses a combat.
The Card of the Day
Card of the Day goes to... Tartarek Psi Overloader
Putting Xerium Armor and Primal Smash aside, I have strong belief that Tartarek Psi Overloader is the best card in the game. I will discuss with you tribe, type, energy, disciplines, elements, abilities, and Mugic Counters.
As far as Tartarek's tribe, it is known to be very strong in the Masters format. Overworld is known for tournament winning decks. Big shots like Nick07 and Antidaeon911 have used such decks in tournaments, and have won many games. Even as so, I believe that Overworld still has untapped power- that's right, somewhere along their cards there is a combination we have not yet discovered, and that is why Overworld makes for a good tribe for Tartarek.
Tartarek Psi is a Hero Minion. Though Heroes do not get many cards, if any, that pertain to them, the Minion type definitely is a bonus for Tartarek Psi. Since he has minion status, he is able to be crafted with Marrillian decks. He is not limited to Overworld or mixed decks. This gives him big versatility and adds to his power as a card.
As far as energy goes, a max of 70 is extremely good. It may not be the 85 on Ursis that everyone is after, but it is above the normal threshold for energy. What threshold? Well, ever since Xerium Armor entered the game, 65 energy has become a threshold for most creatures- why? At 65 energy, it will at least 4 attacks to kill someone with Xerium Armor, whereas it would take at least 3 attacks for someone with 60 energy. Having 70 energy is above and beyond that threshold, making Tartarek an extremely powerful card.
When it comes to Psi's disciplines, they are outstanding. Overworld are known for having wisdom, and perhaps a bit of courage. This usually makes Overworld stronger than the other tribes because the other tribes usually only focus on one discipline. Tartarek is a prime example, maxing at 110 courage, and 110 wisdom. He also maxes 70 speed and 50 power, which are not weak at all when facing speed/power decks. Disciplines on creatures generally range from 30-90 with 60 being the average. That said, 110 courage/wisdom puts Tartarek 50 above the average in those disciplines. This allows him to do damage from Chieftan's Challenge abilities without any extra help!
As far as elements go, it may be Tartarek's worst point; however he still has 2! Fire and Earth are a strange combination, which is my reason for pointing them out as his weakness. Water is best element, by a small margin, because it has more variety in attack cards and abilities(thank you Marrillians for bloating cards with water). Wisdom and water also usually pair up, so it is a shame that Tartarek does not have that element. Still, though, he has earth which will match with courage, and fire for the additional versatility.
When it comes to abilities, Tartarek has some really good ones! When running wisdom attacks in an Overworld deck, you may come across a combat or two where your wisdom isn't quite enough. Tartarek's ability can help with that. More-over-so, his ability to auto-destroy chieftans is quite a strong one! It may be hit or miss for your opponent, but it may even come in handy to destroy chieftans of your own, which is much more reliable.
When it comes to Mugic Counters, this dude has 2! Usually creatures with such strong stats don't have any at all, much less 2. This allows him to cast Nourishing Nocturne on himself, as well as many other card/strategies that require 2 MCs.
And there you have it! Probably the strongest creature card of Chaotic! And oh boy.. look at the picture and see how much of an upgrade he got!
Call to Arms
Chaotic's light is becoming ever dimmer, and that is why we need YOU to stand with us. We need YOU to make comments/topics on this very site, whether they are informative or simply social. Make it your goal to comment on here every week or so. Take only a couple minutes to check us out! Chaotic might not be over just yet..
Also, as I mentioned in the opener- I will be making tons of posts this week. Check out this topic for more info!!!!:
It was my pleasure to take up the Newsletter for this month/week. It was very fun to write, believe it or not, and I hope you all enjoyed it! If you want to have a shot at writing one of our newsletters, private message Marrillian or I to get you all set up!
Have a great week everyone!