Daisy Walker - Lord of the Tomes

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clarionx · 129

I've been trying to make the alternate Daisy Walker work for some time now, and with Schoffner's Catalogue, Geared Up, and True Magick, I think I've finally cracked the case.

22 of the 36 cards in this deck are Item cards, and 9 of those 22 items are not competing for the precious hand slot, making it easy to curate your opening hand with a mulligan to play between three and four items on turn one with Geared Up.

After that, just cruise along for the first few turns, using Daisy's naturally high intellect to pick up clues and your two scrolls to find the rest of your tomes. When fully set up, this deck can have a whopping 8 tomes in play. Your 9 and 15 Sanity will be enough to make any Mystic Jealous.

Now, you're probably wondering what good that 9 is doing us with only three, limited use spells in the deck? That's where the upgrades come in.

Key Upgrades

  • True Magick. With Arcane Enlightenment, holding three spells in hand is no trouble, and the upgrades to Forbidden Tome reward you for holding cards anyway. Now that 9 can be consistently put to use every turn fighting, investigating, or evading as necessary.
  • Studious x2. The more cards in hand, the better your first turn is going to be.

Flex Upgrades

  • Segment of Onyx. It's another set of Item cards that do not take up a slot. While you don't save any actions playing them on turn 1, you do save money, so you'll never be unhappy to see them when they're one of the 7 cards in your opening hand.
  • Sleuth. This deck can struggle a bit for resources in the mid-game. Often times its enough to just pick up clues and wait for the upkeep resources to accumulate, but if you need to set up faster, Sleuth is here for you.
  • Dream Diary and Forbidden Tome. Upgrade and translate these when convenient.

Variations

  • Cut Archaic Glyphs for a bit more resource generation or card draw. It's currently in the Level 0 deck as a very cheap tome that also benefits from Shrewd Analysis if you decide you want to upgrade it. Alternately, leave it in and replace them with higher level tomes like Prophesiae Profana and Encyclopedia when convenient.

Happy Reading!

12 comments

Dec 16, 2021 ItsEveNow · 8

This deck is really cool! Just one note, I think you can't use Book of Shadows on True Magick, as True Magick is only a spell while it is being used as a spell, which doesn't leave time to put a charge on it with True Magick.

Dec 16, 2021 clarionx · 129

@ItsEveNow - I completely missed that True Magic is not spell traited. Good catch. I'll update the description.

Dec 17, 2021 buzard · 1

How does she use Schoffner's Catalogue since it is not Seeker or Mystic card?

Dec 17, 2021 clarionx · 129

@buzard - This is the alternative "Read or Die" Daisy Walker, which has different deckbuilding rules. Of particular note, Read or Die Daisy can run any Tome traited cards from any class, at the cost of only being able to run other Seeker cards up to level 3.

Dec 17, 2021 dminus84 · 1

I can only see 6 tomes max (4 hand slots + 2 Schoffner's Catalogue). What am I missing?

Dec 17, 2021 Zelineit · 1

@dminus84 I think you are missing the Daisy's Tote Bag or the 2 Arcane Enlightenment. With the standard 2 hand slots, 2 from Daisy's Tote Bag, 2 from Arcane Enlightenment and the 2 Schoffner's Catalogue it should be possible to have 8 tomes in play.

Dec 17, 2021 isuscbrmid · 26

Arcane Enlightenment provide +2 slots and the daisy bag another +2 tome slots

Dec 24, 2021 Shihime · 1

Hi, just one thing I don't understand how Daisy can have guardian cards ? I didn't see something I think ^^'

Dec 24, 2021 Zelineit · 1

@Shihime there are parallel investigators (see this link for more information) that have other abilities, stats, deckbuilding requirements and unique cards. The deckbuilding options of Parallel Daisy restricts here Seeker access to level 0-3 cards (except for Seeker tomes) but allows her to add up to 5 other (non-tome) Guardian and/or Mystic cards.

Dec 24, 2021 Shihime · 1

@Zelineit ok thank you

Dec 26, 2021 Dustconsumedseeker · 205

I believe the solution to the True Magick problem is Curse! Seeker already has all the best curse tech in Fey and Blasphemous Covenant. Exchange Jacqueline spell suite for a Curse suit and hey presto! endless tokens plus clues and damage to be had.

Jan 15, 2022 FlarkeFiasco · 1

The extensive research seems a little odd; hand size can only go up to ten maximum, right? (8 + 2 from arcane enlightenment)

I guess I'm curious how extensive research makes the cut here.

Also, do you think this deck is more clue oriented, or flex down the middle?