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Post Post #100  (ISO)  » Sun May 06, 2018 12:59 pm

skipped elites as i feel defect relic scaling is pretty weak and their ramp up time makes some elites absolute nightmears
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Post Post #101  (ISO)  » Sun May 06, 2018 4:11 pm

I don't really mind Defect being weaker than the other two. It's a challenge! I'll be sad when they inevitably make it stronger.

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Post Post #102  (ISO)  » Sun May 06, 2018 4:26 pm

i wouldnt say weaker id say swinginer

hes best decks are wtf absurd and his shit ones are godawfully bad

boot sequence honestly was everything he needed what an amazing card to help him get over the hump

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Post Post #103  (ISO)  » Sun May 06, 2018 9:47 pm

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First win. Frost Defect is as good as expected. I could see Power Defect working really well if you don't get Awakened One as your final boss. The 0-cost card deck seems worth considering too if you get the cards for it early on.

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Post Post #104  (ISO)  » Tue May 08, 2018 8:12 pm

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Claw Defect! Early-game I got to bring my deck down to 9 cards including a Claw, so I decided to build towards it. It was awful on the first map with only one Claw, but once I picked up Hologram (and Rebound, which left during the asteroid event) it got a lot more consistent, and it got better exponentially the more support I picked up. Glacier was a life saver. Echo Form was the second boss reward. At first I was skeptical, but it speeds up Claw boosting a ton. Fun deck, I'd like to try it again sometime with more defensive support.

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Post Post #105  (ISO)  » Wed May 09, 2018 1:51 pm

This has peaked my interest but for $15 that might be too pricy

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Post Post #106  (ISO)  » Wed May 09, 2018 10:44 pm

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holy shit guys
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Post Post #107  (ISO)  » Wed May 09, 2018 11:27 pm

so wait explain it to me?

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Post Post #108  (ISO)  » Wed May 09, 2018 11:33 pm

choke

0 cost cards that discard + tactician

infinite combo with choke on the board bc my 5x prepared+ guarantees i hit more 0 cost card draw

basically "play 0 cost cards until the -5hp from choke kills them on turn 1"
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Post Post #109  (ISO)  » Wed May 09, 2018 11:55 pm

Choke is one of my favourite silent cards and I always get sad when I don't make a viable deck with it.
Shitlord.

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Post Post #110  (ISO)  » Thu May 10, 2018 5:01 pm

get to know a reckoner

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Post Post #111  (ISO)  » Thu May 10, 2018 10:47 pm

Funny enough I just did a run pretty similar to Reck's, although instead of doing it because of Tactician, I did it because my starting reward of "lose all gold to gain a rare relic" gave me Top:

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The Second Wind+ was out of paranoia, since in my case a single status card would stop my strat cold. I almost didn't upgrade Offering (with Clash, drawing more cards could be seen as a liability if I couldn't clear out my new hand) but there's also the energy savings of Second Wind+ being able to eat multiple defends. It's nice to find Bowl when you're doing an infinite deck because infinite decks are even more picky about what cards to add than regular decks.
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Post Post #112  (ISO)  » Thu May 10, 2018 10:54 pm

i actually picked up tactician afterwards.

i did the neow's choice that replaced my starting relic with another relic. i got pandora's box
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Post Post #113  (ISO)  » Fri May 11, 2018 12:17 pm

I beat ascension 4 with ironclad today with a totally random deck. I think perfected strike is a good card?

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Post Post #114  (ISO)  » Tue May 15, 2018 7:53 pm

This might be the weirdest deck I've won with. I bought dead branch! on purpose! before I had the corruption+! I actually could have won even harder because I grabbed Black Star and ended up avoiding all floor 3 elites, passing up Calling Bell because curses can be a problem with Top...but I forgot I had Omamori and totally could have grabbed Bell. :(

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Post Post #115  (ISO)  » Wed May 16, 2018 5:45 pm

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Random deck with exhaust gain a card stuff then poison people to death. Quite a fun deck and I love my cloak and daggers.

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Combust+Rupture is just stacking Strength and Damage. This deck was brutal and the only thing I needed to do is manage my HP by visiting resting sites often

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Post Post #116  (ISO)  » Wed May 16, 2018 5:46 pm

im on asc14 on ironclad. just one good run, fucking please.
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Post Post #117  (ISO)  » Wed May 16, 2018 6:25 pm

I seem to have topped out on Ascension 7 with Ironclad, but I've gotten to Ascension 9 with Silent. When's Defect getting a full release?
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Post Post #118  (ISO)  » Wed May 16, 2018 6:45 pm

Supposedly later this month. Which, given that the 31st is a Thursday, might mean the 31st. I've been avoiding the beta branch so I'm excited for defect full release.

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Post Post #119  (ISO)  » Thu May 17, 2018 2:30 pm

i played for like a week but it was so buggy that i couldn't enjoy the game
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Post Post #120  (ISO)  » Sat May 19, 2018 8:01 pm

Me: so this daily was fun and took me awhile but I picked up a lot of garbage, 150 card decks are fun!
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Post Post #121  (ISO)  » Sat May 19, 2018 9:57 pm

Made it!

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It was emotionally satisfying too. In the run before this one, I ended up doing a mummified hand build and got the bad luck to pull the phoenix. I got her to 80 health or so and then died because of course I was just against the absolute wrong boss. (And I died in heartbreaking fashion, with enough block to defend her next attack but died from the -1HP on Combust). Then this run, I got the frozen egg right away, got SUPER power screwed (I did not see a single power card in acts 1 and 2), but pulled the phoenix again so it ended up being a benefit that I got no powers. As payback for the last run, I killed her first form before she had a chance to act and got the "You Are Nothing" achievement on A15 :]
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Post Post #122  (ISO)  » Sun May 20, 2018 1:18 pm

Nice. I somehow every time I have a nice cycle deck as the silent I end up facing the time lord last which absolutely just bones me. And sometimes I just reset the run at the first boss because of how bad the run already went. Question: do you reroll your first relic often as silent. I feel its bad as ironclad but sorta necesarry as silent

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Post Post #123  (ISO)  » Sun May 20, 2018 1:55 pm

I never take the relic reroll. I do agree that if I was going to do it, I'd do it on Silent and not Ironclad. But like, Snake Ring is really good too, and some of the Boss Relics can really screw you early. Obviously it's got a chance to high-roll, so if you want to essentially "start-scum" for things like Reck's early Pandora more power to you. I just personally think that streaking is a goal (although I haven't gotten more than 2-streak yet, because I've been adapting to each ascension), so I play with that kind of value set in mind.
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Post Post #124  (ISO)  » Sun May 20, 2018 2:03 pm

I got the one where you cant see intentions anymore for an extra energy, and it works quite well considering I know most monsters and what they do anyway. Of course the final boss still boned me because of RNG. Ive got lizard tail and the feather one time too and that was definitely not worth it, and once the choker that kinde restricted me since you can’t go a shiv deck then

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