Reflecting Upon a Format - Verdicts, Candles and Deathcries Format(Rock)

    • Reflecting Upon a Format - Verdicts, Candles and Deathcries Format(Rock)

      Format: Verdicts, Candles and Deathcries Format(Rock)

      Previous Format: Verdict and Choirless Candles Format

      Following Format: Rabid Verdicts Format

      Duration:
      • Begin: 10 Jan 2018 (Changes to various champions, but mostly important nerfs to Adoni-Zeddek and Furiko)
      • End: 16 Mar 2018 (Doombringer Set is released)
      Tier List:

      docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…x1X4M3KwIH3gjo/edit#gid=0


      Main characteristics of the format:


      - B/D Verdict Deck and D/R Candles are the tier 1 decks.

      - Even with its charge power being nerfed from 3 to 4 charges it remained the top deck of the format. Most in-archetype card of the Verdict deck are C/UC only losing Twilight Justice and Zeddek's Judgment.Its main objective was to trigger its namesake mechanic(Verdict) multiple times repetitively to disrupt the opponent and slowly amass card advantage by using its champion's power, powerful constants such as In the Halls of Twilight and Gloaming Edict and actions like Runic Justice. Combining those with troops which benefited from verdict such as Sunrise Specter it could also quickly turn deadly for the opponent. One could also use cards Twilight Eclipse to take advantage of the contants the deck ran and were generated by your verdicts and other spirit troops such as Orchi-Kero and Vesper that had not only synergy for being spirit but interacted with the lifegain(from sunrise and daybreaks) and your constants. It was the top tier 1 deck of the format.

      - The Candles win condition to build a board of Candlekin and buff them with illuminate, which is a mechanic that either or buff their candlekin. This was done through a variety of troops and actions such as Wax Dawn, kindlekit, Acolyte of Flame. It had also access to a plethora of removal both in archetype such as Flamelick or powerful generic removal like Wrath of Elements, Winter's Grasp and Return to Cinder to name a few. Lastly, they could turn all their candlekin in giant evasive threat with their constant Wings of Wax. Even though it lost Choir of Lumos making no longer the tier 0 deck of the format, it remained relevant as a tier 1 deck.


      - With Furiko's charge power being nerfed, the Tier consisted purely of Deathcry decks of either the Plagueroot or the Takahiro variant, with the latter being more aggressive variant than the former.

      - The deathcry decks used various deathcry troops like Naive Lackey and Blightbush to be sacrificed either for its champion's charge power or other cards in order to generate card advantage like Gruesome Deed or use strong effects like Gruesome Deed as the deathcry troops paid for themselves. With all those troops dying and going to the crypt the deck could use Scrounge effects like Death's Head Rider to generate extra advantage. The deck also used generic blood removal like Strangle and Cheap Shot. Iremaw was also a popular choice of removal considering the 2 tier 1 decks. Lastly for the late game, one could run either Rotting Chompknight to deal with the Verdicts constants and Wings of wax or Cottontail Warcaller for even more card advantage.


      - Verdicts, Candles and Deathcry formed over 66% of the format together.
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