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|Dreams of a master assassin, theorycrafting a pure fighter||54||41||0||2.0|
|The Cluefinding Sleepwalker||1||1||0||1.0|
Charles Dexter Ward · 414
This is a Lukebuild, which i found to be absolutly fun and amazing right from the beginning. On the one hand i want to share this wonderful build, but on the other hand it is the aim to give a universal buildguide on Luke afterwards. (this will be added later)
So lets dive right into the build first:
It is created for normal play but can be easily adjusted for hard. You basically only need more boosts. Addin Death • XIII 2x and perhaps Perception 1x or Alyssa Graham or Dr. Milan Christopher and you are good to go. You need to decide what to cut for this for yourself ;)
I chose the build to fullfill 2 different main roles: Clue gatherer and Support. There is a little third role hidden, which i call Partisan. All 3 roles will abuse the fantastic and superfun Gate Box in different ways and all 3 roles are about action efficiancy.
For this reason the first crucial decision was how to recharge Gate Box. i decided to use Enraptured, and there is only one card which does enhance it: Practice Makes Perfect, which allows us to play Enraptured 3-4 times a scenario and also happens to combo with the alltime classic and most elegant Investigationtool Deduction.
As both Enraptured and Deduction come with i decided to build Luke as a classic seeker using to investigate. For this purpose Hawk-Eye Folding Camera, Magnifying Glass and St. Hubert's Key and later Hemispheric Map are used.
As cluegatherer you have one absolutly great combo right from the start:
Gate Box, Read the Signs with your special ability and Deduction! This allows you to get 3 clues (4 with Deduction ) from any location in the game without moving there in just one action almost for sure!
To enhance the chance of this wonderful combo you have Practice Makes Perfect. To support this combo further more i chose to play Mr. "Rook" as my ally, which is universally useful, by supporting any combo in the deck actualy as well as your basic cluefinder role by getting your assets earlier. Together with Practice Makes Perfect, Mr. "Rook" is the draw engine of the deck, which is also recharged by Enraptured should you have enough charges on Gate Box
Another nice little combo with gatebox is provided by Vantage Point, which is particulary good at the start, when you are not setup and fills your Hawk-Eye Folding Camera and is a second way besides Read the Signs to nearly guarantee the recharge of Gate Box with Enraptured, as it lets you investigate on Dream-Gate against 0.
Supportrole: movement action efficiancy and protection
Open Gate is very effective and only 2 copies of it often spare your tank 3 or more movement. It snergizes wonderfully with Gate Box, as you can reach every place and setup a wormhole anytime needed with just one action, 2 cards and 2 ressources:
I played this in a 2 investigator return to carcosa campaign together with Tony and it really proofed to be worth it. I opened a wormhole in 2/3 of the scenarios and some of them were crucial for our effort and spared a lot of actions for both of us. Apart from beeing very efficient Open Gate provides a thematicaly unique strategic option and therfore is very fun to use! But of Course it only gets more powerful the more teamates you have.
Shortcut is just great for Luke himself, as it basicaly lets you move 2 locations without any action or counterattack with Lukes special ability. But it also works greatly as supportcard for your fellow teammates if u use it together with Gate Box and your specialability to move a teammate anywhere in the game.
one great use of Shortcut is that you can collect nonhunter monsters in one space, without loosing actions or getting attacks. Its awesome already to just park them on a space you dont need to go anymore.
Lets imagine you are at the same location as your tank, which is engaged with a tough monster and out of ammo or in a hurry to reach the boss or protect some other. In the mythosphase you draw an enemy too and there is some cultist 2 spaces away.
You play before your tank and do the following:
Engage the monster from your tank, so that you are engaged with 2 monsters now Shortcut with your special ability to the cultist 2 spaces away Gate Box to disengage all 3 of them. Congratulations you have just parked 3 monsters on one location with just 1 action! Now addin Storm of Spirits or Storm of Spirits for a massdestructive ambush
You can bomb them the same round you collected them or you can park them and bomb them later.The partisan lures his enemies where he needs them to be for the perfect ambush. If you manage to do this or similiar only every third game it provides great great fun and powerful action efficiancy! The collection of enemies also snergizes with Open Gate in some way, which lets you reach the parking or ambush location more easily.
As you might have noticed this deck is all about action efficancy: Apart from Read the Signs and Storm of Spirits every event you have is or an . Together with Magnifying Glass and the 4 skills this means 19 cards in your deck are fast! As Icing on the Cake using your Drawengine Mr. "Rook" is a too. This Combined with Gate Box, Pathfinder and the 3 discussed main combos (pronounced in the Text) of the 3 roles, which are in the deck right from the start and each create action efficiancy too, makes this deck extremly efficient.
So for summary: This is extremly fun and has a high impact on the game due to its incredible action efficancy.
Finally lets have a short look on the upgrades i took:
Upgrades with Arcane Research:
=19xp, which makes for a nice setup to play a standalone scenario!
In near future i plan to add a universal How to build a Luke deck guide here, using the decisions that let me to the Dreamwalker build as an example and presenting suites of basic cards and possible combos and upgrade paths for each possible role.
For now i want to thank you a lot for working through this textwall and point out that iam very interested in critics or ideas. This is the first build i posted, so sorry for my mediocre english and buildformat. I will improve and update this later on.
I just want to set this into motion for now...
Have some great fun,
Charles Dexter Drake