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Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...) 
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Post Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
I know there are a lot of Yavlo decks floating around out there and that they are mostly the same with just minor takes. I have yet another insignificant contribution to the already well diluted pool. I am focused on getting lots of strikes and not messing around too much with anything else, so here it is:

Start: (6)
1x Yavlo the Kindled
1x Alexa Genecourt
1x Squire Fendric
3x Genecourt Initiate

Characters: (16)
3x Xaros the Mist
3x Bataar
3x Ancestral Wraiths
2x Alexa Genecourt
3x Okull the Defiant
1x The Sable Knight
1x Mother Deiane

Items: (7)
2x Necklace of Spell Storing
3x Ring of Vorn
2x Heart of Embers

Actions: (21)
3x Incinerate
3x Elemental Bolt
3x Meteor Swarm
3x Icy Surge
2x Fire Odem
2x Lightning Bolt
2x Disintegrate
3x Teleport

EDIT: This is the latest iteration of the deck and it runs very smoothly. This is by far my most consistent and powerful deck for tournament play. Okull the Defiant is a game winner; don't leave home without him.

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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
Usually when I thought of Yavlo I think of him flinging a lot of spells but having the Deverenian army canceling and redirecting a bunch of strikes from the 3 HP meatwalls. But thats just me. :)

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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
Lose Ghed Nuri in pursuit of anything else. Arrigans, Hags, BK, Dragonkin, more support, Chroneus. Also where the [Censor: Quack!] is your Sable Knight?

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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
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Lose Ghed Nuri in pursuit of anything else. Arrigans, Hags, BK, Dragonkin, more support, Chroneus. Also where the [Censor: Quack!] is your Sable Knight?

I do find that the Nuri's are rarely used, but it seems like against a sniper it would be really useful. Although, I guess they would usually have to take out Alexa Genecourt first, and hopefully I outpace them and don't give them time to setup anyway. I'll take those out for 3x Squire Arrigan.

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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
Ghed nuri can only stop melee strikes now


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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
Ah wow. I should have read the MRP. Thanks for the info. What else about the deck could use some obvious upgrading?

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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
I think you might run better by putting a couple more fighter threats in rather than arrigan. Ainve all your movement can hit other characters, load up a couple of beatsticks: Validan, Ka Nissus, devs.

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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
I originally thought about putting Temur in there, because he is a beast, has 3 hp, and can potentially defend my warlord if needed, so that is an easy fix. I dropped the Squire Arrigans for Temur, because overall, he would probably be more valuable than having a counter lineup for Brine Fiends. I also dropped a Corinne Drac for The Sable Knight.

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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
I would take out the two Fireballs for either 2x Lightning Bolt or 2x Phantom Steed, the latter if you end up going with more high level characters. You have enough Fire spells to react with Yavlo OPT, but it doesn't mean you can't put other kinds of spend order spells(especially good ones) because a weaker spell has the fire trait.

Drop 1x Icy Surge, 1x Disintegrate, and 2x Dimensional Rift and make these characters. You would probably want to see a character instead of Icy Surge on turn 1. Disintegrate, while a good card, is also a limited card so playing 3 can be a waste. Unless everyone around you is playing Drasek, Dimensional Rift isn't needed, as most cavalry decks are gearing their fighters up before hitting the front and it would only make blitz decks faster.

Also, drop 1x Ring of Vorn for a Staff of Storage. Or Darkwood Staff. Or Heart of Embers. Anyone of those 3 cards, you don't need 2x Ring of Vorn.

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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
I agree with most of what nothrog said. I am on phone so typing is annoying and cant say much, but Im a growing fan of Cloak of Leech. If it were my deck Id go with 3 leech and drop the helms amd 1 other card. Yavlo has increased checks and strikes already but leech can help you in the late game when the level 4s are hitting the front. I would not run Heart of Embera but I would consider Extension scroll very strongly. One of those strange cards that can be very useful.

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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
Yavlo generally doesn't have a problem landing his strikes...it's doing multiple wounds. Cloak of The Leech isn't right for him. 1x Shroud of Lost Souls should be in here, though.

I think Heart of Embers is actually a great idea. Since Yavlo can ready himself, it's a lot easier for him to spend for a spell, react, move back, equip the Heart, and move forward somehow (Ring, Xaros), if he doesn't draw it turn 1.

Okull The Defiant > Corinne Drac.

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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
Bach wrote:

Okull The Defiant > Corinne Drac.

3HP>2HP

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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
I can see the argument for Okull, because he can cancel a strike pretty easily (75% chance) and can perform a range strike and extra spells. It would also allow me to run more spend orders because it would push the number of other wizards in the deck up even more. Hmm... what do others think?

EDIT: I put in the Okulls and a couple Lightning Bolts. I kept Fireball in there, because I have found that I would like more spells to be able to ready off of, and it is still decent (+7 ranged strike and three DC 14's).

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Post Re: Yavlo (I know this should be easy, but whatever...)
Yavlo does not need an "army" - he needs meatshields. Corinne enters play and step/stuns to the front in the same action. Now you have at least 4HP (Corinne + something else) sitting in rank 1, which eats up at least 2 strikes from most decks. Okull does not have the tempo or the HP and should you have to stun him up his cancellation is meaningless. His ranged strike will generally not mean much in a deck where Yavlo Incinerates at +12 x2, Elemental Bolts at +8 x3, and EASILY throws Meteor Swarms with DCs well into the 20's - and then uses his Necklace of Spell Storing to keep those spells out of the discard.

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Okull has a cancel he can use every turn. That is actually better than a 3rd hp in most cases.

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