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October is here – let’s get down to business with the first Deck Tech of the month!
Builds based around Titans have multiple strategic options, but their Character lineups rarely dip into other Traits. Today’s list from Kevin E. revolves around Titan Characters, but the inclusion of Titanic Transformation mandates a diversified lineup.
- Colossal Titan – God of Destruction x3
- Female Titan – Hardened Warrior x2
- Atrocitus – Survivor x2
- Atrocitus – Atros x2
- Spoiler – Stephanie Brown x2
- Black Hand – William Hand x3
- 3 STR/INT/SP (R131-AT) x2
- 4 Special (C49-JL) x3
- 4 Intelligence (C46-JL) x3
- 5 Strength (R129-GL) x3
- 6 Strength (R136-JL) x3
- 7 Strength (R137-JL) x2
This deck looks to quickly slide Characters in and out of play, with an ideal scenario of Titanic Transformation on a Character with a “when played” effect. The overlapping interactions of Colossal Titan and Spoiler form a layer of Battle Card control, which is backed up with more disruption from Black Hand. Atrocitus – Survivor and Female Titan both provide card advantage with Resurrection of Power or Atrocitus – Atros, and either version of Atrocitus can be profitably sacrificed to Titanic Transformation.
With its suite of sturdy Battle Cards, this deck is capable of maintaining card advantage while pestering the opponent’s hand. High value Battle Cards and knowledge of the opponent’s hand can allow you to safely enter the Battle Zone, but watch out for matchups that exploit a low board presence (such as swarm aggro, or certain forms of control). Other cards to consider:
- Echolocation: augments the hand control aspect of the deck, great with Spoiler
- Other powerful “when played” Characters to use with Titanic Transformation: such as Mikasa Ackermann – Battle Genius and Kyle Rayner – Beacon of Hope
- Effects that control the opponent’s Transformation targets: such as Eren Jaeger – Determined Trainee
- More spot removal (Firestorm, Power Players, etc): generic Constantine answers might be prudent for a deck based on so many “when played” effects
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