Very French (Provoke)

Cassyva Soulreaper

Category: Meme/Fun

Archetype: Hybrid

Spirit: 9000-15000

Patch: 1.96

Author: nh3maser

Submitted: 2019.07.06

Inquisitor Kron
Dioltas
Bonereaper

Part of a series on neutral meme archetypes that can be played (with variable amounts of success) in any faction.
Part 16: Provoke.

Concept

Duelyst is largely a game of positioning, and provokers are a powerful way of restricting your opponent’s ability to make use of the board. The basic idea of these decks is to lock down your opponent with provokers while your win condition goes off. Many of them also include Sinister Silhouette, which is a major annoyance if you can grant it the Provoke ability.

Cards

Provokers

Stand-Alone

  • Primus Shieldmaster
  • Dioltas
  • Inquistor Kron
  • Bonereaper

Strong individual provoke cards with high health.

Utility

  • Wood-wen
  • Lady Locke

These minions don’t have great bodies on their own, but are key in giving provoke to other important minions.

  • Sinister Silhouette

If you can give him provoke, he prevents adjacent enemies from moving or attacking. He’s easy to remove but can be very annoying.

  • Golden Justicar

Despite being the Provoke “lord”, it’s very difficult to run enough provokers to make real use of his ability. However, he will certainly catch people by surprise.

Support

Healing is nice to help your provokers survive longer.

Example Decklists

Lyonar –  Provoke is one of Lyonar’s main themes. You could just throw all of the faction minions together, or use the many in-faction provoke-granting effects to build a combo version with Sinister Silhouette. Decklists: Tribal, Combo.

Songhai – Use provokers to maintain backstab positioning. Decklist.

Vetruvian – Looks to get endless value from Obelysks, Portal Guardian, and Fault, all while keeping the opponent locked down with provoke. Decklist.

Abyssian – Creep combo version utilizing Abyssal Tormentor and Darkspine Elemental to really rack up the damage. See decklist above.

Magmar – A controlling version of Egg combo forgoing Egg Morph in favor of Provoke lockdowns. Decklist.

Vanar – Snowshot-style Lady Locke + walls synergies, also incorporating the Silhouette combo. Decklist.

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