Chaos Deck - Archaon
Deck by Brendan Kent, Play-tested and approved by Jon Vandermeer
Champions 20/20 - 35 Health
Generally speaking you want your initial character placement with Archaon in between both chaos champions and the gaunt summoner on the outside lane. Individually, the cards are mediocre at best with the gaunt summoners ability to bring back a unit or trigger PIF.
This deck is NOT build to complete a lot of blessing. Most of the time the only champion I complete is Archaon. Otherwise they are really of no consequence. By the time you complete a 2nd or 3rd blessings the game is over.
Bloodfury Wrathmonger x3
Pack of Bloodletters
Fanatical Skullfiend x3
Insatiable Bloodreaver x3
Slashing Screamer x3
Starving Flesh Hounds x3
Rejoice in Slaughter x2
Pain induced Fury x3
Gaze of Khorne x2
Blood for the Blood God x2
This deck is pretty much a combo deck, that when it goes off you will win. You want to optimize and control when you draw cards by removing your own units triggering rejoice in slaughter and completing quests. Its not unheard of to have Bloodfury Wrathmonger across from an unit deployed on Archaon. On your following turn play Rejoice in Slaughter and remove Bloodfury, trigger last stand and you end up drawing 5 cards.
Starving Flesh hounds are also a key point of the combo and can also trigger PIF or Gaunt Summoner. Its best to have him between 2 units to optimize your damage output. If things are going well you can heroic the summoners ability to bring him back that same turn. This can be pretty devastating to your opponent if left unchecked.
Pain induced Fury really brings the above combos over the top. Any damage that you do to yourself, will trigger PIF.
For example the following cards are out:
PIF is on corner 3 damage
Starving Flesh Hounds
On the start of your turn
Starving Flesh hounds deal 1 damage to you, triggering 3 dmg via PIF to your opponent.
Bloodfury Wrathmonger deals 2 to your opponent and then triggers Starving Flesh hounds for an additional 2 more dmg
Bloodfury then deals 1 dmg to you triggering 3 dmg via PIF AND starving flesh hounds trigger again for 2.
At this point you have done a total of: 12 damage.
Of the three decks I have posted this is the most unforgiving. Because the constant damage to yourself it leave you very little room for mistakes.
Its performed well for me over the past 40 games with it. As always tune it to your play style.
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