Tenko Shrine Havencraft
Deck Overview
Rotation Rating
4 / 5
Difficulty
Medium
Cost
High
Rotation Archetype Overview

Tenko Havencraft is a deck centered around Tenko’s Shrine, an amulet that deals damage whenever an ally defense is restored. This deck aims to control the board while keeping a healthy amount of life points, ultimately stripping the opponent of their resources. Tenko Havencraft does not have an incredibly bad matchup with any other popular decks in the meta, but can sometimes be preyed on by decks with amulet destruction cards.

Rotation Deck Skeleton
Follower
Card Cost Quantity
Happy PigFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Last Words: Restore 1 defense to your leader.
Evolved
Last Words: Restore 3 defense to your leader.
2 3
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
Bashful Al-mi'rajFollower - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
Fanfare: Enhance (5) - Gain +2/+0. Gain Ambush until the end of your opponent's turn.
At the end of your turn, restore 2 defense to this follower.
Evolved
At the end of your turn, restore 2 defense to this follower.
3 3
Ceryneian HindFollower - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
If at least 2 allied amulets are in play, and you have at least 5 play points, Choose: Play this card as either a Ceryneian Lighthind or a Ceryneian Darkhind.
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Whenever this follower attacks, put a random amulet from your deck into your hand.
Evolved
Whenever this follower attacks, put a random amulet from your deck into your hand.
5 3
De La Fille, Gem PrincessFollower - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
Ward.
Fanfare: Give your leader the following effect - At the end of your turn, restore 1 defense to all allies. (This effect is not stackable and lasts for the rest of the match.)
Evolved
Ward.
6 3
Heavenly KnightFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Ward.
Fanfare: If an allied amulet is in play, gain Storm.
At the start of the opponent's turn, until the start of your next turn, gain +4/+0.
Evolved
Ward.
At the start of the opponent's turn, until the start of your next turn, gain +4/+0.
7 3
Spell
Card Cost Quantity
Blackened ScriptureSpell - Standard
Unevolved
Banish an enemy follower with 3 defense or less.
2 3
Moon and SunSpell - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Choose: Summon either an Amaterasu or a Tsukuyomi.
Enhance (7): Give that follower +3/+3.
3 1
Themis's PurgeSpell - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
Banish all followers.
8 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
Moriae EncomiumAmulet - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Countdown (2)
Fanfare: Draw a card.
Last Words: Destroy a random enemy follower.
2 3
Whitefang TempleAmulet - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Countdown (8)
At the end of your turn, restore 1 defense to your leader.
Whenever an effect restores defense to an ally, subtract 1 from this amulet's Countdown.
Last Words: Summon a Holywing Dragon.
3 3
Tenko's ShrineAmulet - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Whenever you restore defense to an ally, deal 2 damage to a random enemy follower. If there are no enemy followers in play, deal 2 damage to the enemy leader instead.
5 3
Rotation Core Cards
Card
Expansion: Brigade of the Sky
Expansion: Brigade of the Sky
Expansion: Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Expansion: Dawnbreak, Nightedge

Key Cards and Reason for Inclusion

Holy Priest Lorena: A solid 2/2 follower that has the ability to add one of two spells upon evolution. You could choose Lorena’s Holy Water to trigger Tenko’s Shrine, or choose Lorena’s Iron Fist to get rid of mid-sized followers.

Bashful Al-mi’raj: A follower with self-healing abilities, which is a great synergy with Tenko’s Shrine. The Enhance ability allows it to be a decent attacker too.

Whitefang Temple: Definitely a card that was made to be paired with Tenko’s Shrine. This amulet heals you every turn and when its count hits 0, a 6/6 follower comes out!

Tenko’s Shrine: The star of the deck that shines in both its offensive and defensive aspects.

De La Fille, Gem Princess: Excellent Ward follower that gives your leader the ability to heal the leader and all of your followers after each turn. This means that Tenko’s Shrine will always trigger!

Other Candidates for the Deck

Princess Snow White: As always, a great early-game follower specializing in board control.

Jeanne, Beacon of Salvation: A follower with powerful AOE and has the potential to trigger Tenko’s Shrine’s effect. Keep in mind that Jeanne’s healing effect only activates if you have other followers.

Rotation Deck Mulligans

 

Rotation General Gameplan and Tips/Tricks

Early-game:

Use your draw engines: Use cards such as Sealed Tome, Globe of the Starways, and Moriae Encomium to search for key cards of the deck. This is especially important if you do not yet have Tenko’s Shrine in your hand.

It is very important that you try to draw your key pieces for this deck because without establishing yourself in the early game. It can be quite difficult to fight through your opponent's aggressive game plan. 

Mid-game:

Board control with Tenko’s Shrine: In most cases, you’ve lost some tempo and board presence in the early-game due to playing many amulets. Once you have Tenko’s Shrine set up, use various healing methods to trigger the shrine and establish board control.

Inflict burn damage with Tenko’s Shrine: Remember that Tenko’s Shrine will also hit the leader if the opponent does not control any followers. Try to do some damage in the mid-game to set up for a strong finish in the late-game.

Play De La Fille, Gem Princess: This card increases the value of the shrine a lot, due to the automatic healing that activates at the end of each turn.

Late-game:

Continue follower destruction: Tenko’s Shrine cannot inflict damage to the leader unless the opponent has no followers. Use cards such as Themis’ Purge to help you with this.

Other damage source: Cards such as Al-mi’raj and Heavenly Knight are reliable damage sources, aside from Tenko’s Shrine.

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