Saturday, May 3, 2008

He Bops, She BOps, They BOP




Birds of Prey, well not these birds, was the first deck to get me to day 2 at Indy. And they might have a chance to get someone to day 2 in Ohio. The problem is my build is considered silver now. They have the potential to bring the beats ala IG concealed while also having big meat walls to soak up damage. a few cards are lost in the transition from Modern to new Modern, mainly cards that give flight. But that won't stop me from building a new modern version.




Lets srt with the original build that I took to Indy.

4-lady blackhawk
4-huntress(2)
2-gypsy(2)
4-oracle
3-dark firestorm
4-vixen
1-batman(4)
2-savant
1-catwoman
1-black canary
1-batman(6)
1 lady shiva

3-Hunte castle
3-Stryker Island
3-gotham central

4-birds of a feather
4-big leagues
4-flying kick
4-bat signal
4-the hook up
3-unipower


So lets start the show.

1's
As with the original Lady Black Hawk is the 1 drop of choice. But to deviate from the original build I'm going with Harvey Bullock instead of Alfred as the backup 1.


2's
Huntress will be the main 2 drop of choice. The new face in the crowd will be the new 2 drop Captain America because he could net you a card while handing out +1/+1 candy to everyone. Maybe 1 Gypsy will go in to just to sub El Capitan out.

3's
Oracle is a four of, card draw is too good when most of the cards you are drawing are attack pumps. This time around There will be 2 backups Batman(Founding Member) and Catwoman. A Have a blast on a stick and a larger attacker when Barb has fulfilled her obligations.

4's
Vixen is a must, large on the attack while hidden, and large on the defense while visible. Her partner at four will be a copy of Batman.

5's
Savant, well lets say I have to play him, He will be playing lead with Catwoman on Bass.

6's
Black Canary will be the main drop. But just in case he is needed we will also have a copy of Batman handy.

7's
Lady Shiva(Jade Canary) will turn every plot twist played into an attack pump, whats bot to dislike about that.

So the character spread will be:

3-Lady Black Hawk
2-Harvey Bullock
4-Huntress
3-Captain America
1-Gypsy
4-Oracle
2-Batman(3)
1-Catwoman(3)
3-Vixen
1-Batman(4)
2-Savant
1-Catwoman(5)
1-Black Canary
1-Batman(6)
1-Lady Shiva

Out of the original build we are losing Hunte Castle, Unipower, Big Leagues, and Flying Kick.
That is some big pumps to fill. Luckily Savage Beatdown was reprinted, and Skree can replace Unipower in a pinch. The flight tho will be a problem to replace. In comes Flying Kick successor,sort of, Duty Calls. It gives Flight, Range and Reinforcement.

So the other cards to complete the new deck will be:

4-Savage Beatdown
3-Skreee
3-Duty Calls
3-Stryker's Island
4- The Hook Up
2- Taking Aim
4-Crack Shot
4-BatSignal
4-Birds of a Feather


After all the changes the deck should run the same way as it did before, and that be attacking every turn till the opponent has no more endurance. The changes to the deck allows the player to go off curve if necessary(Captain America et al) and deal with any shenanigans that an opponent might throw at you(Harvey and Bats(6)).To recap Here is the Entire Deck.



3-Lady Black Hawk
2-Harvey Bullock
4-Huntress
3-Captain America
1-Gypsy
4-Oracle
2-Batman(3)
1-Catwoman(3)
3-Vixen
1-Batman(4)
2-Savant
1-Catwoman(5)
1-Black Canary
1-Batman(6)
1-Lady Shiva
--30 Characters


4-Savage Beatdown
3-Skreee
3-Duty Calls
3-Stryker's Island
4- The Hook Up
2- Taking Aim
4-Crack Shot
4-BatSignal
4-Birds of a Feather
--31 Plotwists and Locations



My your stomachs be full and you battles be won.

M"savant"R

2 comments:

RanmaSolo said...

Ooh, I like this one.

I'm working on coercing a friend more and more into the game and he really likes the Birds from the comic books. I'll have to show him your list!

-Mike

Patrick said...

Hey, thanks for your input for the Showdown! You're the only one I have seen even talk about BoP being at least decent. They are much better than I had thought.