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
|Father PunishmentFollower - Brigade of the Sky||1||2|
|Legendary FighterFollower - Brigade of the Sky
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.
(Same as the unevolved form.)
|Sister of the SwordFollower - Chronogenesis||2||2|
|Holy Priest LorenaFollower - Brigade of the Sky||2||3|
|Jeanne, Beacon of SalvationFollower - Chronogenesis||3||3|
|PeaceweaverFollower - Dawnbreak, Nightedge||3||3|
|Marwynn, Omen of ReposeFollower - Omen of the Ten
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.
This follower cannot take more than 3 damage at a time.
|Seraphic BladeSpell - Brigade of the Sky||2||1|
|Blackened ScriptureSpell - Standard||2||3|
|Holy Lion CrystalSpell - Dawnbreak, Nightedge||2||3|
|Prism SwingSpell - Brigade of the Sky||3||3|
|Globe of the StarwaysAmulet - Starforged Legends||1||3|
|Sealed TomeAmulet - Brigade of the Sky||1||3|
|Moriae EncomiumAmulet - Dawnbreak, Nightedge||2||3|
|Temple of the Holy LionAmulet - Dawnbreak, Nightedge||2||3|
Rotation Core Cards
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
Rotation Budget Options
Rotation Deck Mulligans
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.
User Created Decks
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