Sample Deck ~ Aggro Deck ~

Summary: This sample deck is translated from Asahara’s EOJ Connection article. In this sample deck, Asahara focused on the Attack Power of creatures rather than race, affiliation, element or other specific abilities.

Aggro Deck Sample (from EOJ Connection)

No. Card Name #
004 Partmole Flame Lizard 3
014 Didi the Enlightened 1
033 Siam, Traitor of the Seas 1
059 Elven Berserker Maiden 3
079 Bheamoth Groundbreaker
111 Flame Novice 3
127 Cloudrunner Marauder
143 Verzar Swordman 3
150 Verzar Golem 3
166 Darksword Samurai 1
176 Flailmonger 3
091 Parmetic Holy Feast 1
092 Goghlie Altar 1
093 Summoner Mesmer’s Lapse 1
094 Beguilding Fog 2
100 Summoner Mesmer’s Errand 2

What is Aggro Deck?

The term Aggro deck is from the Magic the Gathering. Aggro deck stands for Aggressive deck. The sample deck Asahara provided in this article focused on the attack power of creatures rather than their special abilities, health, race, affiliation nor element.

Asahara himself did not use the term Aggro deck in his article, but I believe this is most appropriate term to describe the deck that focuses mainly on its attack powers.

Why Aggro Deck?

As we all know the main goal of the game is to occupy 5 fields out of 9. So general strategy and tactics of the game is more focused on protecting your own field rather than trashing the opponent. This means that protecting your exisiting creature was more beneficial than to destroying your opponent creature under most circumstances. This was undoubtedly the case with the Set.1; however, with the introduction of combo concept in the Set.2 this has changed.

Combo deck relies on several key creatures in the deck. For example, Lizard Commander in Lizard deck, Warlords in the elemental decks, and the notorious Z deck relying on each Missinary creatures.

Taking Z deck as the example, when combo starts to take place it gets harder and harder to play against the opponent. So unlike Set.1 cards alone, being able to destroy the key opponent’s combo creatures as soon as possible becomes critical part of strategy when playing against combo decks.

This is the reason why Aggro Deck now suddenly becomes competitive type of deck in the game of EOJ.

Comment: As with most other previous sample decks by Asahara, this gave us a good way to start thinking about new type of deck; however, there seems to be quite bit of space to improve in the sample deck. Personally, I have never thought about making Aggro Deck in the game of EOJ until reading this article, so the concept alone was worth reading.

Source: EOJ Connection Detailed Analysis #15 p2


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rufus Omega on May 14, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    There’s many things about this deck I could pick at, so many in fact that I can’t be bothered to list them. If I came up against a player using a deck similar to this one I would be laughing. There’s too many spells, several of the creatures should not be in there, and a load of creatures that should are not. The only example to take away from this is how not to make a deck.


  2. Posted by AlphaEtOmega on May 15, 2008 at 2:04 am

    Interesting deck…
    Anyways I would do:

    -1x Partmole Flame Lizard
    -1x Elven Berserker Maiden
    -1x Behemoth Groundbreaker
    -3x Flame Novice
    -3x Verzar Swordman
    -3x Flailmonger
    -1x Goghlie Altar
    -1x Beguilding Fog

    +1x Flame Ascetic
    +1x Cloudrunner Marauder
    +2x Moving Isle of Kadena
    +2x Novogus Catapult
    +2x Dwarf Sniper
    +2x Bewitching Elf Archeress
    +1x Elven Plaguedancer
    +1x Battle Master
    +2x Something 😛

    Thats my 2cents…


  3. Posted by Ortega Omega on May 16, 2008 at 8:11 am

    I actually kind of like this deck. The spells that he uses are the right ones, except maybe the Altar, which does not have good synergy with what he’s trying to do. The only real problems I have are with his choice of Cloudrunner Marauder and the biolith creatures, though I do like Flailmonger for other purposes. Probably too many berserker maidens too, but other than that, I think this looks solid.


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