Official VEKN Nosferatu Newsletter for November, 2001.
So here we are in November, and I'm posting Nosferatu Newsletter #27. Crazy. I had no idea what to do for this month, but in some other post somewhere, I mentioned using Force of Will to enable me to make a viable Nosferatu Stealth and Bleed deck. The Nosferatu are well known for their abundant stealth but lack of anything good to do with it. By taking full advantage of the numerous (albiet huge) Nosferatu with Fortitude, we can attempt to build a viable Nosferatu S+B deck with Force of Will for bleeds, various Obfuscate cards for stealth, and some Potence and Fortitude for combat defense (in case you get rushed or blocked). Its so crazy, it just might work!
"Hey! We Can Bleed Too!"
1x Nakova, Advocate of Golconda (6) pot, FOR, Primogen
1x Chester Dubois (7) POT, obf, for, Primogen
2x Nikolaus Verboten (7) POT, obf, for, Prince
2x Selma the Repugnant (8) POT, OBF, for, Prince
2x Marty Lechtansi (9) POT, OBF, for, Primogen
2x Sheldon, Lord of the Clog Dance (9) POT, OBF, for, Justicar
1x Suhailah (9) pot, OBF, FOR, Prince
1x Basilia (10) pot, obf, FOR, Primogen
Average of 8.16
6x Minion Tap
4x Zilla's Valley
2x Info Highway
8x Force of Will
8x Rolling with the Punches
4x Rapid Healing
6x Undead Strength
4x Torn Signpost
4x Immortal Grapple
2x Burning Wrath
4x Lost in Crowds
4x Cloak the Gathering
6x Swallowed by the Night
6x 5th Tradition
4x Taste of Vitae
2x Rumors of Gehenna
4x 2nd Tradition
4x Bum's Rush
This deck is rather toolboxy, what with it having a little bit of everything--some pool gain from the Minion Taps/5ths; some moderate stealth bleed; some rush; some intercept; good fight back defense--if someone intercepts you or attacks you, you can beat them up pretty well. Eight Rolling with the Punches provides you with some effecient damage prevention, as you can cycle it for just 1 point of prevention against weak opponents, or play it at superior against a determined rush attack.
The biggest weakness of this deck is the size of the vampires--if you luck out at get a Info Highway and/or Zilla's Valley early, you'll be ok. You then need to manage to get a Fortitude skill card on your vampires, as without superior Fortitude, your bleeds aren't going to be all that effective.
Once you end up in torpor, you'll have some Rapid Healings and maybe a friend with Humanitas to get you out, and your moderate stealth available should keep you from getting blocked.
Not a perfect deck by any standards, but it certainly takes advantage of the various Nosferatu with Fortitude, and if nothing else, gives Marty Lechtansi (and heck, even Nakova is kinda good in this deck!) somewhere to live where he might be effective, and that is always a good thing.