Sample Unit ~ Sentinel Cat Lock ~

Summary: It seems like everyone is in agreement that Moggy Hawdah is an excellent card, but one issue with the cat is it can be countered by a Fog.  So this sample unit is specifically designed to counter the counter.

Unit Content:

235. Siam’s Sentinel
270. Moggy Howdah
275. Architekt

How does this Unit work?

This new concept of orientation based strategy is very interesting in the Set.3.  It’s not just interesting new concept, but it appears to be very powerful.  Especially Sentinel and Moggy showing its power at this early stage of Set.3 era.  One of the most obvious way to counter Moggy or Sentinel is to turn these creature around using Fog, Fox, Archess or with many other method.  So the Architect comes in handy.  With its ability to prevent any creature adjacent to it to be turned, you can lock the Moggy and/or Sentinel’s orientation.  You give Architect Perfect dodge or invisibility, Moggy and Sentinel giving invisibility and Perfect dodge to each other, and if you can even provide +2 protection, I don’t even know how you can break the combo.

Clearly to get to that stage will require lot of work and most players won’t let you get to that stage, but even with simple combo Moggy + Sentinel OR Moggy + Architect OR Sentinel + Architect, your opponent will have hard time.

[Thanks to the Fongy for Sentinel + Moggy idea]

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Great idea to use the Architect that way. Until now I only used it for the protection. Really hard to beat that combo.

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  2. Posted by Matthew on October 31, 2008 at 2:55 am

    I’m not 100% sure but I don’t think the Architekt protects against Fog – it only protects against declaring a rotation, or being moved by something like the Lizard Barracks…

    The Darkwater Syren on the other hand could be used to protect Moggy from a Fog spell.

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  3. Posted by ErVaDy on October 31, 2008 at 6:18 am

    Seeing that sentinel and moggy only have there ability when on non-biolith field I would see fissures (on 4 cornerfields) and archiver (set2) as possible counters.

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  4. Posted by ErVaDy on October 31, 2008 at 6:22 am

    Scrap archiver, the field will still be a non-biolith too. Guess for 5 mana you could use “Call of Timeless Juno”…

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  5. Posted by Fongy on October 31, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Glad to be of assistance, we’ve both learnt something…
    Architekt is my new favourite card!
    😉

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  6. Posted by HoushaSen on October 31, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    @ErVaDy

    That’s the beauty of EOJ with Set.3, everything have counter or at least Sony claims so. Fissure or other fieldquaking are definitely the counter, but there are so many spells to choose from so it appears lately the trend is that we are seeing less and less decks using fissures.

    If you use Call of TImelss Juno, I can counter simply with Fissure on my Moggy, and Cast yet another creature while you spent one turn without casting any creature. 🙂 Dont’ we like EOJ?

    * Note every that I did not come up with this combo, it’s actually from the Japanese Forum site. So I take no credit for this or blame for this..

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  7. Posted by ErVaDy on November 2, 2008 at 7:20 am

    @Houshasen:

    If I would use CoTJ the fissures wouldn’t help because I would use it on the center field. The reverse of the field is also moved so with a fissure the Moggy will still be on a biolith field.

    Indeed, fissures isn’t used much anymore. But flame guard recruit wasn’t used much either and now that everybody seems to run cloudrunner marauders they are seeing more play every day. If the meta evolves the cards used change too of course, so it’s likely that fissures will return in more decks, or the spaces could be taken up by Drunken Demolition. We’ll just have to wait and see. Oh yes, we like EoJ!!

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