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malkavianbarcelona requested help with this deck:

Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 15, Max: 32, Avg: 5,83)
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 4 Amavi 		pre pro ABO ANI FOR	8 Akunanse
 2 Hasani 		ABO for 		4 Akunanse
 1 Jubal 		ANI ABO pot for		6 Akunanse
 1 Meno Ngari 		abo 			2 Akunanse
 2 Socrate Cidibe 	ani ABO FOR 		5 Akunanse
 1 The Kikiyaon 	abo ani FOR 		5 Akunanse
 1 Uchenna 		ABO ANI FOR 		7 Akunanse

Library: (86 cards)
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Master (15 cards)
1 Animalism
1 Antediluvian Awakening
3 Archon Investigation
2 Mapatano Utando
1 Pentex Subversion
2 Sudden Reversal
5 Villein

Action (12 cards)
2 Well-Marked
2 Wise Spider
2 Force of Will
2 Deep Song
4 Computer Hacking

Action Modifier (21 cards)
2 Daring the Dawn
6 Devil-Channel: Throat
4 Freak Drive
8 Predator`s Mastery
1 Strange Day

Reaction (8 cards)
2 Predator`s Communion
2 Terra Incognita
2 Unseen Hibernation
2 Wake with Evening`s Freshness

Combat (21 cards)
7 Aid from Bats
2 Canine Horde
6 Carrion Crows
4 Skin of Steel
2 Whistling Up the Beast

Equipment (5 cards)
1 Kduva`s Mask
2 Laptop Computer
1 Reliquary: Akunanse Remains
1 Signet of King Saul, The

Event (1 cards)
1 Narrow Minds

Combo (3 cards)
3 Predator`s Transformation

any good idea or counsel to improve this ?? 


This was the response given in the thread:

Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 15, Max: 32, Avg: 5,83)
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4 Amavi 8
2 Hasani 4
1 Jubal 6
1 Meno Ngari 2
2 Socrate Cidibe 5
1 The Kikiyaon 5
1 Uchenna 7

I'd throw in Nkule Galadima and another Uchenna before duplicating 
vampires that don't have all of your disciplines at the correct level.

See also: Rows and Rows of the Finest Virtuosos

Library: (86 cards)
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Master (15 cards)
1 Animalism
1 Antediluvian Awakening
3 Archon Investigation
2 Mapatano Utando
1 Pentex Subversion
2 Sudden Reversal
5 Villein

Giant's Blood and Heidelberg Castle should be in a bleed deck based 
on permanents long before discipline masters. Antediluvian Awakening 
is awfully dangerous without Vessels or Blood Dolls. I'd consider 
them instead of the Animalism discipline master as well. Mbare Market, 
Harare would also be a good choice to gain pool to counteract the 
Antediluvians. You seem to be very focused on defending against bleed 
and powerless against votes. Personally, I'd drop down to 1 Archon 
Investigation and add some Delaying Tactics.


Action (12 cards)
2 Well-Marked
2 Wise Spider
2 Force of Will
2 Deep Song
4 Computer Hacking

If you go with more Magaji in your crypt, No Secrets From the Magaji 
makes an amazing action that untaps you immediately and lets you 
block as though untapped later, saving lots of deck space for 
non-reaction cards.


Action Modifier (21 cards)
2 Daring the Dawn
6 Devil-Channel: Throat
4 Freak Drive
8 Predator`s Mastery
1 Strange Day

No objections from me here, I'd consider more Freak Drives in my 
local environment, because until you get The Signet of King Saul, 
Amavi is very easy to block. You're only going to get your bleeds 
thru by force of numbers, tapping your prey out on other things 
(or other minions) then going for the kill. Leverage might also be 
a good choice, if you can get Amavi tooled up with 3-4 standing 
bleed, your prey will likely let Dolie or Meno Negari thru on their 
bleed of one and not bounce or block. Throwing that extra point of 
pool damage on the expected inconsequential bleed is always nice. 
It also combines with Predator`s Mastery for an excellent action 
from an unexpected source.


Reaction (8 cards)
2 Predator`s Communion
2 Terra Incognita
2 Unseen Hibernation
2 Wake with Evening`s Freshness

Wake's should become Predator`s Communion unless your local opponents 
are likely to be playing Imbued, and even then, you are only worried 
if they are the only opponent left on the table with you in the 
2-player end-game. I've never seen Unseen Hibernation work, play 
it for a while and see if you can ever play it.


Combat (21 cards)
7 Aid from Bats
2 Canine Horde
6 Carrion Crows
4 Skin of Steel
2 Whistling Up the Beast

Lots of animalism and fortitude, and no Abombwe? Rather than run 
away, I'm more partial to the additional strength and presses 
provided by Invoking the Beast. The two copies of Whistling up 
the Beast aren't too likely to be in your hand at the same time 
you want to play the Canine Horde, so those might free up some 
space in your deck.


Equipment (5 cards)
1 Kduva`s Mask
2 Laptop Computer
1 Reliquary: Akunanse Remains
1 Signet of King Saul, The

Things that don't cost pool are better than ones that do. If you 
have access to them, replace the two Laptop Computers with 
J. S. Simmons, Esq. and Tasha Morgan. If you don't have access 
to them, drop one Laptop and replace it with Heidelberg Castle, 
Germany to allow you to get two uses out of it. You might even 
consider Codex of the Edenic Groundskeepers as the big threat 
to leave for your last action to get smaller bleeds thru without 
blocks or bounces.

See also: Trouble, right here in River City

Event (1 cards)
1 Narrow Minds

A good choice.


Combo (3 cards)
3 Predator`s Transformation

I'm partial to more of these, they cycle easily and you won't 
have other options for stealth when your prey finally decides 
to simply leave all of her minions untapped to block you.

Perhaps something like this:

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 2 max: 8 average: 6
 4x Amavi 		(8)			
 1x Nkule Galadima 	(8) magaji	
 1x Uchenna 		(7) magaji	
 1x Jubal 		(6)			
 1x Kikiyaon, The 	(5)			
 1x Socrate Cidibe 	(5)			
 1x Hasani 		(4)			
 1x Dolie 		(3)			
 1x Meno Ngari 		(2)			

Library [90 cards]
Action [12]
 2x Computer Hacking
 2x Deep Song
 2x Force of Will
 2x No Secrets From the Magaji
 2x Well-Marked
 2x Wise Spider

Action Modifier [20]
 2x Daring the Dawn
 6x Devil-Channel: Throat
 4x Freak Drive
 2x Leverage
 5x Predator's Mastery
 1x Strange Day

Action Modifier/Combat [5]
 5x Predator's Transformation

Combat [21]
 6x Aid from Bats
 2x Canine Horde
 6x Carrion Crows
 3x Invoking the Beast
 4x Skin of Steel

Equipment [4]
 1x Kduva's Mask
 1x Laptop Computer
 1x Reliquary: Akunanse Remains
 1x Signet of King Saul, The

Event [1]
 1x Narrow Minds

Master [17]
 1x Antediluvian Awakening
 1x Archon Investigation
 1x Giant's Blood
 1x Heidelberg Castle, Germany
 2x Mapatano Utando
 1x Mbare Market, Harare
 1x Pentex(TM) Subversion
 2x Sudden Reversal
 2x Vessel
 5x Villein

Reaction [10]
 2x Delaying Tactics
 4x Predator's Communion
 2x Terra Incognita
 2x Unseen Hibernation 


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