Greetings Lightseekers, and welcome to our first WACKY WEDNESDAY blog post!
Now, you might be asking yourself “What is this WACKY WEDNESDAY that LifeSabre speaks of?!”
Well Lightseekers, have I got a treat for you! Every week, I will be asking members of the Lightseekers community for strange restrictions to build a deck around. I will then create the best deck I can with the restrictions given to me, and have another member of the Lightseekers community create a partner deck with either the same restriction, or a restriction that is similar. Then, the two restricted decks will battle head to head, and a video of the game play will be posted on FRIDAY FUNDAY!
So for the first WACKY WEDNESDAY, I was given the oddest restriction that our friend RevTheRoadie (the creator of Seekers A to Z) could dream up!
My restriction… create a deck using cards that ONLY contain odd numbers. And Rev’s restriction was that his deck could only use even numbers. If a card had both an odd and even number on it, the card was off-limits!
This restriction seemed like a doozy to start off with, only being able to use cards with odd numbers limits the available cardpool a significant amount! I was struggling to even decide what order to play… that is, until I remembered that only Astral and Nature have buff removal cards that contain odd numbers. Then, after reviewing the rest of the card options from both orders, I decided that Nature was going to provide me with the best platform for building this odd deck.
Without further ado, here is the decklist!
Disturbed Elemental x3
Mantix Raider x2
Reckless Spirit x3
Spirit Mob x2
Oakthorn Warrior x2
Root Singer x2
Empowering Sanctum x3
Hibernating Agama x3
Insect Swarm x2
Spectral Web x2
Emergency System x3
Tantosian Blacksmith x1
Funny story about my hero selection… I was ALL set on using Greensprout for my hero choice, and was super excited about the opening hand card advantage… until RevTheRoadie HAD to go and point out that Greensprout has 30 health. There are only THREE nature heroes (not counting cross-order heroes) that have an odd starting health – AND STUPID TREANU HAS A 2 IN HIS CARD TEXT. We don’t own a Scabious Deeproot, so Ouves it was!
As far as my combo choices went, in all honesty, my choices came down to “Does it have only odd numbers? Yes – okay they can be on the team!” I’m actually pretty happy with my combo choices though. They have a decent amount of damage, and they help me with the “get as many buffs as possible on the field” line of play that I am hoping to achieve with this deck.
My general strategy when I play this against RevTheRoadie will be to try to get a steady stream of damage out on him using my damage dealing buffs, and the attack cards in my deck. The only healing that I have comes from my combos and the Emergency Systems, so this is an all out, in your face damage deck. I will want to have as many buffs out as possible. Luckily, he will not be running Crazed Bombers (since Crazed Bomber removes an ODD number of buffs), but if he has some way to work shenanigans I may be in trouble.
Is this deck top tier, regional competition ready? Absolutely not! But I’m hoping that it works well enough so I can beat RevTheRoadie! Look for the video on FRIDAY FUNDAY, to see my ODD deck play his EVEN deck.
LET THE BATTLE OF THE NUMBERS BEGIN!
P.S. – it occurs to me that Rev is at a distinct advantage here… he can see my entire decklist on this blog post, and he isn’t posting his list until Monday. Hopefully that doesn’t disadvantage me too badly! You all should totally go and subscribe to his channel though. That way if he absolutely destroys me on Friday you’ll be able to see what magic he concocted when he posts his video on Monday! You can see his first Seekers A to Z video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfpWry5CWrA&t=1s