I'm new to the game and am looking for assistance in fielding a Vampire Count deck. My only experience in playing these kind of card games is playing Magic from the mid 90's to the late 90's but I do play the Magic online games on the PS3. I know that from playing the six WHI factions that some of them have specific themes be it defensive, swarm or card control but I have no idea what the "trick" is that the VC have. I know they have necromancy but it seems it only brings cards back from the discard pile for one turn then they go to the bottom of the deck.
I have the March of the Damned expansion to go with the Core Set, March on Ulthuan, Legends and three battle packs (Inevitable City, Accursed Dead and City of Winter which my wife gave me as an early Christmas present. I am a fan of the tabletop game and the Black Library novels so she knows what armies I tend to prefer.
I looked over at deckbox.org and there really wasn't much to pick from in terms of VC decks. I'm hoping you guys could give suggetions and deck build lists if you wouldn't mind. Thanks for any help!
Hi and welcome to the game!
First of all, as neutral cards the Undead are not really a faction in the WH:I sense, and are meant to bolster or add variety to the three Destruction races. Building a competetive, pure-Undead deck in the current meta is not the easiest task (although I personally don't play competetively, I do follow the meta and discussions on these boards). on the other hand, Undead are probably the single strongest neutral faction (next to Skaven), an has some deck building potential.
I share my game with two friends and play exclusively Dwarf, Dark Elf and Undead decks. I've found that Undead in particular work well with DE if you're willing to mix things up a bit). Undead share some themes with DE (minus hit points, non-combat damage, unit destruction, power denial, deck/hand manipulation etc.), which can be used to create some good synergies and combos.
Currently I'm not running any pure decks, but here's a link to an old one I did use, quite successfully actually. It had a lot of first turn cards (21/53, ~40%), and both rush (Swarm of Bats, Mannfred) as well as control (Blood Dragon Knight, Wight Lord) elements, making it quite versatile. Anyway, not up to date.
Hope you have fun deckbuilding!