I came across a thread dated mid-2010 with a discussion on the combination of these three plots. I've been running them combined with a low cost Stark build with multiple epic battle events with much success. The post pre-dates my discovery of the game (mid-2011), so I'm wondering why this combination died out - my play group had never seen it before I tried it out, and I don't recall seeing any tourney decks that feature this build. It still seems very effective - is it just that the meta has moved on, or is there something in particular that squashed its use?
Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:30 AM
Meta moved on is probably part of it. The other is that the mid-2010 thread probably pre-dates the restricted list. Use of Fear of Winter in general has dropped since it became restricted. As nice as the Fear/RBD/Blockade combo may be, there are other plots, and other restricted cards, people want to use now.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:55 AM
It does predate the Restricted list - the posted deck featured both Fear of Winter and Fury of the Wolf. After a selecting a new plot, and modernizing it a bit(adding Merra, etc…) its performed pretty well - especialy against rush decks.Control decks have an easier time with it so far, but I'm still tuning it.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:56 AM
depending on your own deck's gold curve, you might want to consider using First Snow of Winter as a way of slowing down other weenie decks.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:32 AM
Thanks for the suggestion, but this deck only has about 5 characters above 2 gold. I'm currently running The Grand Melee for the claim and to take advantage of the sheer number of characters I can marshall.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:55 AM
It is interesting to me that the Worlds Overalll Champ was running an Epic Stark Seige deck. I haven't heard much about card/plot specifics, except that in the first melee match he spilled out 4 epic events and won in the first round. I guess this type of deck still has some punch left in it.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:39 AM
Ya, siege epic battle with non-kneeling characters and Syrio's are pretty sweet. I've been real impressed with the deck for a while. (I'd really like the Baratheon version to be better than it is, but alas, tis not.)