Spirit Marionette

This is an entry in the Bibliodèque project.

The archetype is used as a strategic reference in the Codex: here is the analysis of a tournament-winning decklist of the archetype instead.

Highlights

This is a toolbox deck starring Saulot, The Wanderer. He uses Spirit Marionette to steal opponents vampires and take their blood with Heidelberg Castle, Germany.

The deck disciplines are BAT. Saulot, The Wanderer is accompanied by Tremere antitribu, and they can use Infernal Pact to be able to play B too.

A provides good intercept, wakes and bleed bounces with Eyes of Argus, Telepathic Misdirection and My Enemy's Enemy

T and B are used for combat, with Anesthetic Touch and Theft of Vitae, making for a nice "flight of fight" module.

The deck can slowly grind the whole table and use Enkil Cog and Codex of the Edenic Groundskeepers to lunge and destroy its successive preys.

Tips & Tricks

Magic of the Smith is used to fetch great equipments, depending on the table context. Heart of Nizchetus is the default choice.

Renewed Vigor is very strong combined with Saulot, The Wanderer's ability, if any Tremere antitribu  can use Infernal Pact to play it.

Rutor's Hand is a good way to improve A&B, provided one can pay the blood.

Variants

The Eurayle variant uses Eurayle Gelasia Mylonas as the star Salubri, as in Yannick Gibert's deck from 2010.

An older version from Tomasz Kowalewski, in 2008, do not even use the Tremere antitribu  and their Infernal Pact, but low capacity A vampires instead.

Errata

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.

Villein has been modified by an errata in June 2018 to limit the blood taken to a maximum of 5. It should still be as efficient as ever in this archetype, though.

Lilith's Blessing has been banned in 2016.