The Desert Obelisk just made my day, so I simply had to share it! Just toyed around with some ideas to make this crazy card work and it's actually a lot of fun! Of course, it's far from being competitive. But just seeing these guys in action for the first time was really thrilling! So I kept on playing a bit and just wanted to share my experiences.
Just some more pix as appetizers:
I'll also try to cut a little "best-of" video. (Watching a whole game might actually be a bit boring...)
Some stats and infos for anybody who's interested:
- The earliest time to get 3 working Obelisks was round 5 for me - The biggest number of Obelisks on board I managed were 6 - The highest Damage at once I was able to generate was 40 (4 Obelisks + Drakkari Enchanter) - Silenced Obelisks still count to activate the overall effect, but won't fire themselves (Yeah, that's quite logical. Still tried it out to make sure...)
How did this work anyway??
My main idea was to sneak out the Obelisks using the Deathrattle of Meat Wagon. This can be done to get hold of your first Obelisk, or later on to pull out more, once you were able to shuffle copies in. (Lab Recruiter and Togwaggle's Scheme) Other options of copying are provided by Carnivorous Cube and Shadowcaster, as well as Shadow of Death. (But caution! The "Shadows" generated by Shadow of Death are auto-casted spells, not minions! So that's nice to get some free Obelisks on the board in later game phases, but won't work with Meat Wagon!)
How do you deal with Aggro-Decks???
That's quite simple: you lose. But seriously, if you are lucky to blow-away a first wave of Silver Hand Recruits with Fan of Knives, you might actually stand a chance. But the Aggro-Matchup is just really bad!
So what about you? Anyone else made any crazy stuff with those? Would really like to hear your impressions and experiences!
And some more for all Obelisk-Obsessed! (Well, if put that way, that might only be me...)
I've cut a little video with some nice scenes of my Wild Obelisk Rogue in action. It's not a deck that aims for the "burn-down-Shadow-of-Death-OTK", but rather tries to put on firing Obelisks as soon as possible. It's actually quite fun, because you've got multiple ways of getting the Obelisks to work:
Also some "nice-to-know"-facts :
(might be obvious for all experienced players. Still thought might be interesting for some people...)
One of my first ideas. I thought shuffeling Shadows of the Desert Obelisk into the deck and than drawing all cards should summon all the Shadows. Unfortunately only those cards count as "drawn" that would have actually ended up on your hand. I know: the rules are pretty explicit there and burned cards don't count as drawn...
The card text says "trigger twice" - and that's an absolute number. Having more than one on the board doesn't multiply the effect. Having the card say "once more" would be cooler, but nope. So don't waste your ressources on trying to multiply those.
So much for now. Also managed to get some Obelisks working with Hunter and Priest: