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Formian BtanH Archetype

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This is my second archetype, hooray. It's pretty cool. It does some things.
Based on Ants/Formians. Swarms, has some control elements. Does a lot of tributing of workers.

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I like the set. It seems very anim-ish the way a lot of the cards are centered around Formian Worker. I find it very true to the system of ant life.

Things I am concerned with.

Larvae: While I am sure that Larvae is some kind of insect parallel to Lonefire, I feel that Queen is a better target than any of the plants that Lonefire will bring out. Mainly it seems like one would drop larvae-> Queen-> discard worker-> Larvae-> Taskmaster-> Worker. While I think that is nothing but a +plus 1 I find it quite an imposing field to go against especially on the first turn and especially in a deck that seems it can pull off that play quite easily.

Digger: While the ability to summon tokens seems "slower" in the deck Digger is still a card that +1's by reloading itself. I find that maybe instead of reloading itself it could banish itself or something on that line.

Mymarch: A piece of me wonders if that is a play on Memnarch from Magic the Gathering. Nevertheless I am slightly afraid of a monster that is a perpetual Mind Control in insect form. What I would be find with is that the monster can be tributed, but it cannot be used as material for an Extra Deck summon.

Everything else looks fine to me. I curious on how a deck like this would work seeing as Worker is such a pivotal card.


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Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :)

Ok so, Larvae is basically Formian Lonefire, but it can only tribute itself and it can't summon other copies itself, limiting the potential plays significantly.
Larvae -> Queen-> discard worker-> Larvae-> Taskmaster-> Worker is probably your besting opening play. However, you need worker in hand and larvae to pull it off, which is not super likely as this deck doesn't have any draw cards or any kind of RotA.

I can see where your concern is with Digger, I don't think it should create any problems however, as reloading it really isn't that useful. You do not want to draw a copy of Digger.

Mymarch is not based on Memnarch, but rather on the Formian Mymarch from DnD.
It might be too strong. If I need to nerf it, I might change it to only affect face-up monsters. This deck doesn't really do an amazing job of making extra deck monsters, and Mymarch does cost a Formian discard, which isn't cheap.

This deck only really has one consistent way to plus, and that's off Taskmaster. Everything else is even.

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Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :)

Ok so, Larvae is basically Formian Lonefire, but it can only tribute itself and it can't summon other copies itself, limiting the potential plays significantly.
Larvae -> Queen-> discard worker-> Larvae-> Taskmaster-> Worker is probably your besting opening play. However, you need worker in hand and larvae to pull it off, which is not super likely as this deck doesn't have any draw cards or any kind of RotA. Digger, Warrior, Howling Insect, Gokipon, Verdant Sanctuary are all insect searchers.

I can see where your concern is with Digger, I don't think it should create any problems however, as reloading it really isn't that useful. You do not want to draw a copy of Digger.

Mymarch is not based on Memnarch, but rather on the Formian Mymarch from DnD.
It might be too strong. If I need to nerf it, I might change it to only affect face-up monsters. This deck doesn't really do an amazing job of making extra deck monsters, and Mymarch does cost a Formian discard, which isn't cheap.

This deck only really has one consistent way to plus, and that's off Taskmaster. Everything else is even.

 

Why would you not want to draw digger...Its a token generator that goes off when it is synced then you would get another search. Its a cycle.


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Rota is a normal spell. I was mostly talking about turn 1 plays.
Important thing to note is that Queen has 0 attack, so she isn't really as big of a threat as she looks like.
Warrior is conditional, Sanctuary is conditional as is Digger, at least as a search card (set digger doesn't always work).

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Bumping this, I made digger work like dandylion, which is pretty strong. But I feel like the deck could use it. 



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I recommend forcing Digger to activate in a different turn from when it's sent to Grave (second fetch).

In fact I think it's just a different and arguably better Dandy now ... I would definitely think about retooling the effect.

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I think that retooling it is a good idea. Any suggestions?






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