Aggro Swordcraft
Rotation and Unlimited
Archetypes
Midrange Swordcraft
Aggro Swordcraft
Deck Overview
Rotation Rating
2 / 5
Unlimited Rating
3 / 5
Difficulty
Easy
Cost
Low
Rotation Archetype Overview

Aggro Swordcraft is an excellent deck for those that love to play the fast, aggressive playstyle. This deck is also highly recommended to beginners, as the deck is linear (in a good sense) and often involves many follower-to-follower interactions.

Rotation Deck Sample
Follower
Card Cost Quantity
GoblinFollower - Standard 1 3
QuickbladerFollower - Standard
Unevolved
Storm.
Evolved
Storm.
1 3
PerseusFollower - Starforged Legends
Evolved
Evolve: Gain +1/+0 and Ward if there are at least 4 allied Swordcraft followers in play.
1 3
Legendary FighterFollower - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
Whenever another follower evolves, gain the ability to attack 2 times per turn.
Whenever you play a spell, gain Bane.
Whenever you play an amulet, gain Rush.
At the start of your turn, gain +8/+8 if this follower has the ability to attack 2 times per turn, Bane, and Rush.
Evolved
(Same as the unevolved form.)
2 3
Maisy, Red Riding HoodFollower - Wonderland Dreams
Evolved
Evolve: Destroy an enemy follower if an allied Neutral follower is in play.
2 3
Sky Commander CeliaFollower - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
If you have at least 5 play points, Choose: Play this card as either a Celia, Hope's Strategist or a Celia, Despair's Messenger.
2 3
Badb CathaFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Fanfare: Give +1/+0 to a random allied follower.
Fanfare: Enhance (6) - Give +1/+1 to all other allied followers.
Fanfare: Enhance (9) - Put a Morrigna's Gospel into your hand.
3 2
Princess JulietFollower - Starforged Legends
Unevolved
Storm.
Whenever you play a Commander that originally costs 3 play points, and if this follower costs 3 play points, change this follower's cost to 2 until the end of the turn.
Evolved
Storm.
3 3
Valse, Magical MarksmanFollower - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Fanfare: Choose - Put either a Holy Purebomb or a Fatal Spellbomb into your hand.
3 3
Dei, Secret AgentFollower - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
Ambush.
Fanfare: Choose - Put either an Evyn, Novice Agent or an Infiltration into your hand.
Evolved
Ambush.
4 1
Kunoichi MasterFollower - Wonderland Dreams
Unevolved
Ambush.
Fanfare: Summon a Kunoichi Trainee.
Evolved
Ambush.
5 3
Latham, Honorable KnightFollower - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
Accelerate (2): Summon 2 Knights.
Fanfare: Give your leader the following effects - Whenever an allied follower attacks and there are no allied Knights in play, summon a Knight. Whenever an allied follower that originally costs 1 play point comes into play, give it Storm. (These effects are not stackable and last for the rest of the match.)
8 3
Spell
Card Cost Quantity
Round Table AssemblySpell - Starforged Legends
Unevolved
Put 2 random Commanders that cost 3 play points from your deck into play.
5 2
Dragon KnightsSpell - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
Choose: Summon a Vane, Indomitable Knight; a Siegfried, Dragonslayer; a Lancelot, Twinfang Prodigy; or a Percival, Lord of Flames.
Enhance (8): Choose 2 of those followers instead.
5 3
Rotation Core Cards
Card
Expansion: Base Set
Expansion: Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Expansion: Starforged Legends
Expansion: Brigade of the Sky
Expansion: Starforged Legends

Sky Commander Celia: A solid, 2-PP follower that can also be played as two different followers at 5-PP. In this deck, Celia, Despair’s Messenger is often the choice, as it deals immense face damage.

Zeta, Crimson Lancer: A powerful mid-sized follower that adds Beatrix, Undying Blue to the hand. Beatrix has the Storm ability and it is extremely useful in closing out the game.

Round Table Assembly: This is one of the best 5th turn plays for this deck and the deck is built so that it always searches out Princess Juliet.

Rotation Alternative Options
Card
Expansion: Starforged Legends
Expansion: Base Set

Evelisia the Fallen: A 2-PP follower that inflicts one face damage when played.

Kunoichi Trainee: This card comes into play with Ambush, so it is almost guaranteed to get at least one hit in before being destroyed.

Rotation Budget Options

For this deck, three copies of Sky Commander Celia is absolutely necessary. However, full playsets of Zeta and Latham (especially Latham) is not required and can be replaced by other cheap followers. Badb Catha is also not absolutely necessary. When building this deck with a low budget, focus on collecting Celia and the gold cards first.

Rotation Deck Mulligans

Any 1-PP follower: As an aggro deck, missing the first turn play can be severely detrimental. Mulligan aggressively for Quickblader, Goblin, or Perseus.

Any 2-PP follower

Princess Juliet: Although this card is high priority, it is more important to have solid first and second turn plays.

Rotation General Gameplan and Tips/Tricks
  • This deck is all about going face. Try to avoid trading with opposing followers unless it is absolutely necessary.

  • Celia, Despair’s Messenger, which transforms from Sky Commander Celia, is one of the primary finishers of the deck. The bouncing cost for its ability can be useful in recycling Fanfare abilities. For example, bouncing Kunoichi Master allows it to be used with its Ambush ability again. In another example, bouncing Quickblader and playing it again increases the damage output immensely.

Unlimited Archetype Overview

Aggro Swordcraft is a lightning fast deck capable of winning as early as turn 5 on some games depending on the draw! This highly aggressive deck focuses on a single goal, flood the board with tons of small storm followers and Attack bonuses to push a massive amount of damage very early! This can be one of the most feared decks in the format even with an average draw! Did we mention that this deck is a very cheap deck to build as well??

Unlimited Deck Sample
This is a sample decklist. Feel free to make changes based on your preferences.
Shadowverse Portal Link
Follower
Card Cost Quantity
PerseusFollower - Starforged Legends
Evolved
Evolve: Gain +1/+0 and Ward if there are at least 4 allied Swordcraft followers in play.
1 x 3
QuickbladerFollower - Standard
Unevolved
Storm.
Evolved
Storm.
1 x 3
VanguardFollower - Standard 1 x 3
Centaur VanguardFollower - Standard
Unevolved
Fanfare: Gain Storm if you have a Commander in play.
2 x 3
Princess VanguardFollower - Standard
Unevolved
Fanfare: Give +1/+0 to a 1-play point allied follower.
2 x 3
Oathless KnightFollower - Standard
Unevolved
Fanfare: Summon a Knight.
2 x 3
Kunoichi TraineeFollower - Standard
Unevolved
Ambush.
Evolved
Ambush.
2 x 3
Novice TrooperFollower - Standard
Unevolved
Storm.
Evolved
Storm.
3 x 3
Princess JulietFollower - Starforged Legends
Unevolved
Storm.
Whenever you play a Commander that originally costs 3 play points, and if this follower costs 3 play points, change this follower's cost to 2 until the end of the turn.
Evolved
Storm.
3 x 3
Valse, Magical MarksmanFollower - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Fanfare: Choose - Put either a Holy Purebomb or a Fatal Spellbomb into your hand.
3 x 3
Albert, Levin SaberFollower - Rise of Bahamut
Unevolved
Storm.
Enhance (9): Can't be damaged until the end of the turn this card is played. Can attack twice per turn.
Evolved
Storm.
5 x 3
Spell
Card Cost Quantity
Round Table AssemblySpell - Starforged Legends
Unevolved
Put 2 random Commanders that cost 3 play points from your deck into play.
5 x 2
Alwida's CommandSpell - Standard
Unevolved
Summon a Pirate and a Viking.
6 x 2
Unlimited Core Cards
Card
Expansion: Base Set
Expansion: Starforged Legends
Expansion: Starforged Legends
Expansion: Rise of Bahamut
  • Quickblader
    • One of the center pieces of the deck. Quickblader (like with many of the other cards in this deck) has a very simple function, come down and smash face! Since it is a turn 1 play, it helps with your aggressive strategy of killing your opponent as quickly as possible. 
  • Princess Juliet / Round Table Assembly
    • These are paired together because although you can play Princess Juliet rather easily on turn 3, on later turns, if you didn't draw her, she can be a very useful way to finish the game.
  • Albert, Levin Saber
    • Ever need a savage top deck that can help you win out of nowhere? Albert is one of the few cards that you can draw in the late game to help you pull the game back into winnable! Even outside of that, you are able to play this on turn 5 to apply pressure to your opponents life title.
Unlimited Alternative Options
Card
Expansion: Brigade of the Sky

Zeta, Crimson lancer: This can be an option for the deck if you are looking to give your deck just a little bit of additional reach. However, it is slower than all other available options such as Alwida's command. 

Unlimited Budget Options
Card
Expansion: Wonderland Dreams

Round Table Assembly -> Kunoichi Master: Kunoichi Master is a near perfect replacement for Round Table Assembly. Although it doesn't offer the same burst damage potential, Kunoichi Master does give you a very difficult to defend against end game. Having ambush means that your opponent will have to have some sort of mass or random removal to deal with it. 

Unlimited Deck Mulligans
  • Any 1 PP Follower
    • If you don't have a 1 PP follower in your opening hand, dump all of it. Just get rid of the hand and move on. It is imperative that you have a 1 PP follower to open the game with since this deck is based on speed. 
  • Any 2 PP Followers
    • Centaur Vanguard is a very good card for keeping if you have Perseus in your hand. Otherwise get rid of it in favor of a different 2 PP follower. 
    • Princess Vanguard / Palace Fencer are great 2 PP Followers for making your 1 PP followers stronger so they can push additional damage. 
Unlimited General Gameplan and Tips/Tricks
  • Go face! This may seem like rather generic information since this is an aggro deck. However, this deck isn't really good at generating card advantage so the entire purpose of the deck is to kill your opponent as quickly as possible (pretty sure that was stated somewhere else....)
  • Flooding the board out with your cheap followers is a very good idea in the beginning as it is difficult for your opponent to be able to deal with all of them in the early game. 
  • This deck plays very differently when you are going first or you are going second.When you are going second and you are playing against an aggro or midrange deck, you might find yourself trading with your opponent just a bit more if they get the jump on you. This can lead to a disadvantage when playing because you can definitely run out of cards very quickly. Be mindful of this or you can burn yourself right out of the game. 
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