This week’s entry features Batman – and friends!
Bat Family decks have seen success in the Midrange/Control realm, including a Top 4 finish at Gen Con. Heading into the upcoming circuit series, this Trait is a bit of an enigma – how significant of a role will it play in the tournament metagame? Today’s submission provides an example of a well rounded list – including an added dimension with Oracle.
- Batman – Prepared x3
- Batman – Detective x2
- Terry McGinnis – Batman of the Future x3
- Nightwing – Fearless Acrobat x3
- Batwoman – Kate Kane x2
- Oracle – Barbara Gordon x3
- Echolocation x3
- Bat-Signal x1
- Coming Storm x1
- 1 Special (C33-JL) x2
- 2 Intelligence (C38-JL) x3
- 3 STR/INT/SP (U97-BM) x3
- 4 Intelligence (C46-JL) x2
- 4 STR/INT/SP (U96-BM) x2
- 5 Intelligence (C47-GL) x2
- 6 INT/SP (U99-BM) x2
- 7 Intelligence (R136-BM) x3
The name of the game here is consistency. Batman – Prepared and Terry should be in play most of the game to defend your Character Zone, while effects like 3 STR/INT/SP, 4 STR/INT/SP, and Batwoman serve up a constant stream of card advantage. The Battle Card lineup also emphasizes drawing more cards, with the top end of the curve providing some utility. While Batman’s effect answers KO effects, the combination of Echolocation and 7 Intelligence (R136-BM) can pick off other Character removal options. Midrange decks are always adept at shifting between roles as needed, but this list can also fall back to a Mill strategy by feeding Oracle as needed.
Other cards to consider:
- Microscopic Victory: works around Terry as an anti-control card
- Catwoman – Selina Kyle: as a search target to deny Character drops after Echolocation
- 6 Intelligence (C56-BM): minor filtering/combo upside for -1 MP
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