View Full Version : Painting the Target

10-07-2015, 10:00 AM
by Wurtil

The road to Lake Forest and the $100,000 HEX Invitational has finally been revealed to us.* Let that really sink in: One-Hundred Thousand Dollars—that’s six figures and the glory to match it.* Constructed now has our attention more than ever.* However, the real question is this: does it have your focus?

Not every single person who plays HEX is dialed in on exactly how the Constructed metagame has evolved since the earliest days of alpha.* If your own thoughts have suddenly turned towards trying to earn a place in HEX history, you should be organizing your ideas and practicing towards the goal at hand—taking down an Invitational Qualifier!

For this first of hopefully many articles delving into the depths of deck design, the focus is going to be on painting the target—what are the current Tier 1 decks, why do they win, and how can I stop them.* You can’t be the best if you can’t beat the best, so let’s look at who’s currently holding those titles.


10-07-2015, 10:08 AM
Nice write-up! Kudos to Wurtil.

10-07-2015, 10:25 AM
Great post Wurtil, thanks!

10-07-2015, 11:45 AM
Great article as always, Wurtil. I have to wonder at that Blood Diamond midrange list, though. Unless my calculator is failing me, there's 62 cards in that deck:

Champion: Zared Venomscorn
4 Living Totem
4 Vampire Princess
4 Hopeheart Unicorn
4 Vampire King
4 Angel of Dawn
4 Soul Marble
4 Martyr
4 Solitary Exile
3 Murder
3 Extinction
2 Starsphere
4 Shard of Retribution
9 Blood Shard
9 Diamond Shard

10-07-2015, 12:48 PM
Hmm... the 62 card dream > the 41 card dream? :)

10-07-2015, 01:00 PM
kick out 2 unicorns and youre fine ;)


10-07-2015, 01:53 PM
i won't settle for anything less than 153 card dreams

10-07-2015, 02:02 PM
This is a really helpfull article! Most of the players benefit from it. Must have it in my bookmarks :D

10-08-2015, 04:04 AM
kick out 2 unicorns and youre fine ;)


Thanks. Looks like they edited the decklist on the website as well.

10-09-2015, 11:32 AM
Great post!