Aggro Swordcraft
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Midrange Swordcraft
Aggro Swordcraft
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Usurpation Swordcraft
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Spartacus 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
Rapier MasterFollower - Omen of the Ten
Unevolved
Fanfare: Enhance (2) - Gain +1/+1.
Fanfare: Enhance (4) - Gain +1/+1 more and Bane.
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
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 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
Palace FencerFollower - Standard
Unevolved
Fanfare: Give +1/+0 to an allied Officer.
2 x 2
Novice TrooperFollower - Standard
Unevolved
Storm.
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 2
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
Kunoichi MasterFollower - Wonderland Dreams
Unevolved
Ambush.
Fanfare: Summon a Kunoichi Trainee.
Evolved
Ambush.
5 x 2
Spell
Card Cost Quantity
Dance of DeathSpell - Darkness Evolved
Unevolved
Destroy an enemy follower.
Deal 2 damage to the enemy leader.
5 x 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 x 3

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
Expansion: Dawnbreak, Nightedge
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. 

Innocent Princess Prim: This can be a decent 2 PP option because it does have ambush. It also does have an additional late game enhance. 

Dei, Secret Agent: This card can definitely can help you give you some very good options. It can give you a card draw spell that can help get you back into game. But it can also give you a storm follower to push additional damage. 

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. 

It cannot be stated enough that you must hard mulligan for a 1 PP follower. If you got a 1 PP follower, then you can worry about mulliganing for a 2 PP and 3 PP follower. 

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 
  • 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. 
  • Try to limit your usage of removal spells to clearing out wards. Valse, Magical Marksman is a very solid play that can help with this. If you play this on turn 4, you will be able to play the spellbomb in the same turn allowing you to push throw wards and press damage. 
  • If you are going second against other aggressive decks, it becomes very important to play the control player in the matchup. Trading with your opponent's followers, although a direct contradiction to the strategy of this deck, is key to making sure that your opponent runs out of resources before you do. 
  • Dragon Knights is a very powerful card that when used properly, gives you tons of versatility. 

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