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Guard 9
Drain 9
Lethal 9
Pilfer 7
Prophecy 3
Charge 3
Last Gasp 3
Ward 0
Regenerate 0
Treasure Hunt 0
Slay 0
Rally 0
Plot 0
Exalt 0
Betray 0
Assemble 0
Breakthrough 0


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Monk's Journey

By: Abermus
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Posted: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago
Outdated (1.66.1 patch)
Crafting Cost: 9850crystal
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This is a fun to play Monk deck that uses Altar of Despair and Journey to Sovngarde.

Of any archetype you can pick to make a Journey to Sovngarde deck work, Monk has the easiest time with drawing cards, gaining health, and using creatures to keep the board clear, while also having access to an alternate win condition using Bruma Profiteer, Altar of Despair and Protector of the Mane.

One thing you’ll notice is this is a creature deck with only three supports and four actions. All the removal, card draw and health gain in the deck is going to be through creatures. This is a decision to fill the discard pile with creatures quickly. Also, the flow of creatures stops at six magicka. This is an early cliff for an Altar deck, which usually wants to summon big monsters eventually, but that’s not how the Altar works here. The goal is to send creatures to the grave with it. The win condition is through cycling them back into the deck and playing them a second time, heavily buffed. The only card Thieves Guild Recruit can retrieve that will have its cost reduced is Journey to Sovngarde. Every creature in your discard pile will cost 0 when they’re shuffled back into your deck. That event makes Goblin Skulk important.

This is a fairly budget conscious deck. If you’ve picked up the Madhouse Collection, Fall of the Dark Brotherhood and have the Monthly Reward card for Monk, there isn’t much else you really need to craft.
Journey to Sovngarde… Because the deck digs for it, it sees play in most matches, so crafting it won't feel too bad.

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Hi Abermus,

I like the look of this deck and have been looking for a Monk deck to try for a while (just because it seems to be the least used class right now and I fancied a change).

How successful have you found this deck so far? Have you been playing with it for long?

Thanks in advance :)
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Abermus 11 months ago
I wanted to make a new deck for the Gauntlet last weekend and started on it last Thursday. I began the deck as Scout, and had a little success with it. Then I moved it to Assassin, expecting more, but got less out of it. Altar Monk had stuck in my head from when FotDB came out, so I moved to that.

The monthly reward for Monk really helped this deck excel away from the Scout version, and the Assassin version. The Core epic Assassin card I thought was promising, but didn't amount to much. I'll say the Scout version of this deck did better than my version of the Assassin deck because of better Last Gasps (Haunting Spirit, Restless Templar.) Identifying Restless Templar as a game changer in the Scout version of the deck I moved to Monk. The epic Monk card from Core was pretty useless here, like the epic Scout card from Core. The monthly reward card though, was interesting. It turned out to be stronger with Altar than the Core epic Assassin card was.

How successful have I been with it? TBH, it's the wrong time of the month for it. Right now it'll get you to Mage, no doubt. You'll need to upgrade it to get it to Warrior, and even then I'd wonder how it would do getting to Thief. Later in the month, I'd guess this deck could get you to Warrior. It's not a Thief deck ever, I think.
I'd guess an upgraded version of this deck has a chance at Thief later in the season. That's what I'm hoping at least : )
rbn 11 months ago
had 2-3 games with it, really not that usable :).
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