Lion Crystal Havencraft

Deck Overview

Rotation Rating
3 / 5
Difficulty
Medium
Cost
Low

Rotation Archetype Overview

Lion Crystal Havencraft is a deck archetype that was powered up immensely with the release of Brigade of the Sky expansion. The main focus of the deck is to obtain and cast Holy Lion Crystal multiple times per game, to continuously flood the board with mid-sized followers. Holy Lion Crystal gains more value as you play them, ultimately dishing out a 4/4 follower with Storm! In the past, this deck has struggled to consistently access Holy Lion Crystal, but this is no longer an issue.

Rotation Deck Sample

This is a sample decklist. Feel free to make changes based on your preferences.
Shadowverse Portal Link
Follower
Card Cost Quantity
Father PunishmentFollower - Brigade of the Sky
Evolved
Evolve: Destroy an enemy follower or amulet.
1 2
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
Sister of the SwordFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Fanfare: Give an allied follower Ward.
2 2
Holy Priest LorenaFollower - Brigade of the Sky
Evolved
Evolve: Choose - Put either a Lorena's Holy Water or a Lorena's Iron Fist into your hand.
2 3
Jeanne, Beacon of SalvationFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Fanfare: Enhance (7): Deal 3 damage to all enemy followers. Restore 3 defense to all other allied followers.
3 3
PeaceweaverFollower - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Ward.
Fanfare: Put a Holy Lion Crystal into your hand.
Evolved
Ward.
3 3
Marwynn, Omen of ReposeFollower - Omen of the Ten
Unevolved
Fanfare: Give your opponent a play point orb. Subtract 1 from the Countdown of all enemy amulets. Restore 1 defense to the enemy leader. Your opponent draws a card. Gain an empty play point orb. Subtract 1 from the Countdown of all allied amulets. Restore 1 defense to your leader. Draw a card.
Evolved
This follower cannot take more than 3 damage at a time.
4 2
Spell
Card Cost Quantity
Seraphic BladeSpell - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
Destroy an enemy follower or amulet that costs 2 play points or less.
Enhance (6): Destroy any enemy follower or amulet instead.
2 1
Blackened ScriptureSpell - Standard
Unevolved
Banish an enemy follower with 3 defense or less.
2 3
Holy Lion CrystalSpell - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Summon a Holy Shield Lion.
If you've played 3 to 5 other Holy Lion Crystals this match, summon a Holy Plate Lion instead. If you've played at least 6 other Holy Lion Crystals, Summon a Holy King Lion instead.
Enhance (5): Put a Holy Lion Crystal into your hand.
2 3
Prism SwingSpell - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
Deal 4 damage to an enemy follower.
Put a Holy Lion Crystal into your hand.
3 3
Amulet
Card Cost Quantity
Globe of the StarwaysAmulet - Starforged Legends
Unevolved
Countdown (3)
Fanfare: Put a random Countdown amulet from your deck into your hand.
Last Words: Draw a card.
1 3
Sealed TomeAmulet - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
If you have at least 2 play points, Choose: Play this card as either a Sacred Teachings or a Forbidden Teachings.
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Countdown (1)
Last Words: Draw a card.
1 3
Moriae EncomiumAmulet - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Countdown (2)
Fanfare: Draw a card.
Last Words: Destroy a random enemy follower.
2 3
Temple of the Holy LionAmulet - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Fanfare: Put a Holy Lion Crystal into your hand.
Whenever a Holy Lion Crystal is played, recover 1 play point.
2 3

Rotation Core Cards

Card
Expansion: Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Expansion: Omen of the Ten
Expansion: Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Expansion: Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Expansion: Brigade of the Sky

Peaceweaver: A handy 3-PP follower that adds one copy of Holy Lion Crystal to the hand.

Marwynn, Omen of Repose: A powerful 4-PP 4/4 follower that has multiple effects. The countdown reduction ability is useful in this deck, and the PP-boost ability also helps accelerate the Holy Lion Crystal plays.

Holy Lion Crystal: The  core of the deck. Cast this spell multiple times and aim to finish the game with Holy King Lion!

Temple of the Holy Lion: A powerful support card of the deck that replenishes your PP by one every time Holy Lion Crystal is casted. This card also adds a copy of the spell to your hand.

Prism Swing: A 3-PP destruction spell that also adds Holy Lion Crystal to your hand.

Rotation Alternative Options

Card
Expansion: Base Set
Expansion: Brigade of the Sky

Hallowed Dogma: Useful spell that reduces the countdown of amulets. It is an interesting tech option to access Last Words effects of amulets faster.

Themis’s Purge: An AOE that removes all followers regardless of size. Depending on the popular decks of the meta, this card definitely has the potential to shine.

Rotation Budget Options

Legendary Fighter, Jeanne, and Marwynn are the only three legendary cards in this deck. All of these cards are great support for the deck concept, but none of these are deemed absolutely necessary. They can be replaced by other followers that are low cost.

Rotation Deck Mulligans

Holy Lion Crystal / Temple of the Holy Lion: Definite keep as they are the core of the deck. Temple of the Holy Lion is the most important card in the deck.

Blackened Scripture: Good early follower removal. Generally, only keep if going second, unless the opponent is obviously an aggressive deck.

Prism Swing: Good early destruction that also nets you a Holy Lion Crystal.

Rotation General Gameplan and Tips/Tricks

  • Mulligan aggressively for Temple of the Holy Lion as this is the key engine of the deck.

  • In the early game, do not worry about playing multiple Holy Lion Crystals, as they are accessible in many ways in the deck. The following is a rare, but extremely powerful sequence of turns:

    • Turn 2: Temple of Holy Lion

    • Turn 3: Temple of Holy Lion

    • Turn 4: Assuming 3 Holy Lion Crystal in hand (of which 2 should be from Temple), they can all be played for a board with two 2/2 and one 4/4.

  • Legendary Fighter goes well in this deck because the deck contains many low cost spells and amulets. Though the ‘evolution’ requirement is harder to achieve without the now-rotated Princess Snow White, the requirement can still be met by playing Legendary Fighter in tandem with another 2- or 3-PP follower on an evolution turn.

  • As cards that produce Holy Lion Crystal are exhausted in the mid or late-game, consider playing Holy Lion Crystal for its Enhance cost instead, because running out of the spell is something that should be avoided at all costs.

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