This is an entry in the Bibliodèque project.
The archetype has consistently won tournaments: here is the analysis of a tournament-winning decklist of the archetype instead.
This is a breed & boon deck using the Ravnos clan. Low capacity Ravnos use Mozambique Allure to become Laibon, then multiply with The Embrace and Bamba, paying them with Ravnos Carnival and using The Eldest Are Kholo with Consanguineous Boon to bloat.
When enough minions are out, the Week of Nightmares gets into play and all these Ravnos bleed their prey to death, one after the other.
Tips & Tricks
The Uncoiling is a tactical counter against Scourge of the Enochians, as this event is often included in slow decks as a counter against breed constructs like this one.
Gird Minions help get the minions back in shape if the bloat works well enough, in order to produce yet another wave of neonates.
Life Boon is also a way to control the table a bit if the bloat goes well enough. The deck usually does not put that much pressure on its prey until Week of Nightmares hits the table, so this can compensate a bit.
The deck does not try to block its predator, counting on its bloat to compensate. Aranthebes, The Immortal is included only as a counter to contest it if anyone gets to put it into play, as it is too damaging to this deck.
Autarkis Persecution is included as a hail mary if one gets stuck with low pool and someone uses Delaying Tactics against Consanguineous Boon.
There are not many variants for this archetype. Miguel Pascual's deck in 2008 has experimented with Rom Gypsy to provide an additional bit of stealth and defence. The card has been banned in 2020, but its replacement City Star Taxi can be used instead.
Pentex™ Subversion has been modified by an errata in September 2019. It does not prevent a vampire to act anymore, so it is less powerful and should probably not be included in the deck anymore.