Noone expects the Spanish Inquisition


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Kambi Combo - Details

Hello guys, I recently opened a keg and obtaine a superb Premium KambiDoomed. Deathwish: Spawn Hemdall., and decided to create a funny deck around it. Imagine my surprise when I end up winning quite a number of games, which means that it is indeed a viable deck (although would not recommend it for ranked play) 

So the basic strategy is based on 2 basic concepts: discard as many cards as possible in Round 1 (while still attempting to win the round) to thin the deck and get as many cards necessary for the combo.Then either concede or win Round 2 (depending on the outcome of Round 1) and play the Kambi combo in Round 3. Winning is very dependant on Card draw and luck, although on most games you can draw the entire deck.

IMPORTANT: note that Card Advantage is CRUCIAL for this deck to work. Although King Bran actually makes us lose 1 card advantage, the deck contains many spies to help compensate this negative effect (and to get both Kambi and Hjalmar ) 


Deploy: Discard all copies of this Unit from your Deck.

ROUND 1: Place down your Clan Dimun Pirate CaptainEvery turn, at the end of your turn, if this Unit is in your Hand or Deck, Reset it and Boost it by the base Power of the Highest Bronze Unit discarded to your Graveyard during your turn. or your War LongshipWhenever you Discard a Unit, Damage a random Enemy by 2. (or both if you have them). Now you can play Clan Dimun PirateDeploy: Discard all copies of this Unit from your Deck. (always remember to only have 1 in hand), SvanrigeVeteran 1. Deploy: Draw the top card from your Deck, then Discard a card from your Hand. and/or King BranDoomed, Stubborn. Veteran 1 Deploy: Discard up to 3 cards from your Deck and Strengthen all Units among them by 1. Then shuffle your Deck.. This way you benefit from discarding many cards and mostly gain or retain card advantage. In the case the oponent pushes to win the round, you can use Birna BranVeteran 1. Deploy: Apply a Skellige Storm Hazard to the opposite row./Donar an HindarDeploy: Toggle a Unit's Lock. Move a Bronze Unit from your opponent's Graveyard to your Graveyard. and maybe CiriAt the end of the Round, return this Unit to your Hand if you lost. Deploy: Gain 3 Armor.. Winning the first Round is not mandatory, but it certainly helps to combo on either Round 2 or 3. If you need to lose 2 or more card advantage to win the round, it is better to concede.


At the end of the Round, return this Unit to your Hand if you lost. Deploy: Gain 3 Armor.


ROUND 2: If you won the first round, play some remaining spies (always remember to use Birna Bran before the last round if you intend to Kambi Combo) and Ciri. In case you lost, try to use QueensguardDeploy: Resurrect all copies of this Unit. chain ressurection to secure the round. In the worst case, play Kambi and Hjalmar this round and save Restoration/SigrdrifaDoomed. Deploy: Resurrect a Bronze or Silver Unit. for last round.



Doomed. Deathwish: Spawn Hemdall.

ROUND 3: Card advantage is really important in this round, so keep it in mind. it is optimal to reach this last round with 4-5 cards in hand, but keep in mind that a minimum of 2 turns are necessary for Kambi to trigger. When 4 cards remain, play Kambi. Afterwards just play Ciri and HjalmarDeploy: Spawn the Lord of Undvik on the leftmost side of the opposite row. (careful with NR promote decks, Henselt ability and Radovid Control, as he can smite Kambi or demote Hjalmar). If necessary, you can chain ressurrect Queensguard afterwards. Use Dimeritium Shackles in case the oponent plays some big gold card, just before Kambi triggers.


Additional Observations:

  – CiriAt the end of the Round, return this Unit to your Hand if you lost. Deploy: Gain 3 Armor. is included in the deck mostly because the card advantage it provides, and can be useful to play before Kambi. If you are confident in achieveing the necessary advantage, go ahead and swap it with another gold card.

  – I find better to use Queensguard as discard for King Bran’s ability instead of Clan An Craite Raiders, as they can be resurrected afterwards. If so, try to mulligan for at least 2 of them, and redraw any Raiders you happen to find (or save one for Svanrige).

  – Thunderbolt PotionAdd 2 Armor to 3 adjacent Units and Boost them by 3. is included to boost up the strength of either Queensguard or Clan An Craite Raiders


Keep in mind this deck suffers greatly against a Henselt Promote deck (gold units inmune to Kambi), Radovid (can smite Kambi before it triggers) and maybe another deck that specializes in winning in 2 rounds. But so far in normals it is so much fun to play!


Feedback is appreciated. Thanks and see you in the game!

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2 thoughts on “Noone expects the Spanish Inquisition

  1. Fistintheeye
    January 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Yo man, what´s your rating and lvl? You said you are winning a lot of games 🙂

    • AmonShiXVIII - Author
      January 13, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Hi. I’m level 34 right now but my rating is quite low (mostly because I do not have enough good cards to compete in ranked against most PFI and ST right now). But as I stated before, I do win 6-7 out of every 10 games in normal matches


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