Kiasyd Stealth & Bleed

Highlights

This is a stealth & bleed deck using the Kiasyd clan and their unique x discipline. During the beginning, it uses Govern the Unaligned to get vampires out faster and cheaper. When enough minions are into play, it switches to delivering strong bleed actions using £ and X for stealth.

The deck uses Nocturn and Carlton Van Wyk to protect its vampires from agression, but has also access to Shadow Body in case of a combat.

Stealth is high, with 16 stealth modifiers, but still uses Pentex™ Subversion and Anarch Troublemaker on top of it all to prevent interception.

The vampires use their blood quite fast, so no leeching takes place and Jake Washington, The Coven and Life in the City are used to get some blood back on the vampires.

Tips & Tricks

Command of the Beast is used to make it harder for the opponents to figure out exactly how much bleed power the deck can have in hand. As its bonus does not count against the limit, it can be used along a Conditioning.

Nocturn can also be used as a bleed enhancer, as it can act the turn it gets into play.

Creator Insights

Tomàs López Jiménez was kind enough to provide the following insights:

Stay calm during the firsts turns (Govern the Unaligned at superior D, bleed for one, etc.). If you're too agressive, your prey will only influence one vampire, and you want the prey to play and do something to the grandprey. It's not a problem if the prey gains 1PV. When you have 3 or more Kiasyds and the prey has less than 15 pool, then it is the moment to bleed.

If you have a lot of stealth in hand and a wall deck on the table, one option is to figure out something to do to the wall player (steal The Rack, for exemple).

If you predator has high intercept, do not undertake non-directed actions unless you have a lot of stealth in hand.

Variants

Including more Nocturn is an option, as is using some Sudden Reversal to disable the prey's Master bloat (Villein, Vessel, etc.).

The Fastball variant uses the Gremlins + Bonding combination for 3 pool, 2 stealth bleeds. Ben Peal's deck from 2010 is a good example.

In a sense, this archetype is very close to the Lasombra Nocturn archetype, as they both use D and £ to the same effect.

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 . Its ability to disable a strong blocker is still an important aspect so it can have its place here.