Theme:  Exodus Heroes / Exodus Egyptians

Theme: Exodus Heroes / Exodus Egyptians

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The Book of Exodus (circa 1440 B.C.) is a dramatic historical account of God leading the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt through the leadership of Moses and Aaron. It is a story containing tremendous miracles, akin to the personal deliverances of the Book of Acts and the divine interventions in nature of the Book of Revelation. The oppressor Pharaoh learns firsthand of God's power, and the redeemed Israelites learn of His holiness and love as He gives them daily provisions, the Book of the Covenant and establishes the Tabernacle in their midst. Reflect upon this amazing Book as you play this great Contender deck featuring Exodus Heroes and Evil Characters!

Card value: $88.25 (60 total cards)
Price: $65.00

Son of God (I/J)
New Jerusalem (old promo)
Angel of the Lord
Christian Martyr
Destruction of Nehushtan (Pa)
Strife (I)
Vain Philosophy (J)

Lost Souls
Thorns (Pi)
Fool (RoA)
Distressed (PoC)
Deck Discard (RoA)
Site Guard (RoA)
Discarder (FooF)
Foreigner (PoC)

Moses’ Staff (PoC)
Manna (PoC)
Hidden Treasures (FooF)

Covenant with Moses (PoC)

Raamses (FoM)
Egypt (PoC)

Dual-Alignment Cards
Pharaoh’s Daughter (FoM)
Slaves in Egypt (FoM)
Delivered (PoC)

Moses, Friend of God (PoC)
Aaron (Di)
Miriam (PoC)
Hur (PoC)
Indentured Servant (PoC)
Shiphrah (FoM)
Moses’ Parents (CoW)
The Destroyer (PoC)

Good Enhancements 
“I AM” Has Sent Me (PoC)
Plague of Disease (FoM)
Death of Firstborn (PoC)
Plague of Darkness (FoM)
Plague of Boils (LoC)
The Exodus (PoC)
Passover (PoC)

Evil Characters
The Hard-Hearted Pharaoh (CoW)
The Murdering Pharaoh (CoW)
Egyptian Charioteers (H)
Jannes (FoM)
Jambres (FoM)
Taskmaster (FoM)
Egyptian Wise Men (FoM)

Evil Enhancements
Reclaimed by Egypt (PoC)
Ruthless (FooF)
Moses Kills Egyptian (Pa)
Turn to Egypt (PoC)
Sun Worship (FoM)

Plague of Lice (LoC)
Plague of Blood (PoC)
Plague of Flies (LoC)
Plague of Locusts (FoM)
Plague of Frogs (G)
Egyptian Army (PoC)
No Straw! (CoW)
Egyptian Horses (RoA)
Pithom (P)
Unknown Nation (Pi)

Deck strategy and tips:

  • The main strategy for the deck’s offense and defense is to mill (or discard) cards from your opponent’s deck. This is a unique strategy/ability as it offers so many advantages to the milling player:  it discards your opponent’s vital resources and his most powerful cards (i.e., dominants) and also generates lost souls for you to rescue. 
  • In addition to mill abilities being on your offense, your offense also utilizes strong characters, such as Moses and The Destroyer, to make powerful rescues. The offense relies heavily on the Exodus plagues to accomplish milling and rescuing.
  • Like the offense, the defense has mill abilities, but it also very strong band abilities, which help create a wall that’s very difficult for your opponent to get through to rescue a lost soul. In conjunction with the band abilities, the defense has several interrupt Enhancements to keep your opponent from breaking through the defensive wall. 
  • Moses, Friend of God is a powerful Hero, as he makes all of your Exodus Enhancements "cannot be negated".  A great combo is to use Moses to band to Aaron who bands to The Destroyer (TD).  Once your opponent blocks, TD can play an Exodus plague (regardless of brigade), and Moses makes those plagues CBN. 
  • In addition to using TD to play first, you can also use Hidden Treasures (HT) to do this. Most of the time your heroes’ high numbers will most likely give up initiative to play an Enhancement.  This is why when one of your three prophets enters battle, you can play a powerful enhancements, such as the plagues that tends to compound on each other, that can help give you a strong advantage over your opponent!
  • Slaves in Egypt is also great for soul gen and is very versatile, being a dual alignment character, and gives you access to your two fortresses. 
  • Indentured Servant's add-to-battle ability is very useful. Leave him in territory for the right moment to turn the tide in a battle!
  • Moses' Parents is also a great territory-class character, as while they are in territory or battle they will protect all of your other Heroes from the first Evil Enhancement your opponent plays each battle.
  • Defensively, banding a few Egyptians together with the cannot be negated Ruthless as a back-up negate is a strong play.
  • Several of your artifacts, such as Moses’ Staff and Unknown Nation, can be activated on different locations, so take advantage of this to maximize the artifacts’ abilities.
  • If you can, save Egyptian Army for a late-game block, as the more Egyptian warriors you have in play, the more devastating they will be!

YTG recommends the below cards as other viable options for this deck’s theme. You can view and purchase them by clicking on each one, or search for them here!

Magicians’ Staves / Magicians’ Snakes

Out of Egypt


Broken Covenant

Egyptian Archer

Egyptian Horsemen

Foreign Horses

Magicians’ Snakes

Mimicking Miracles

The Outcasts

Blood of the Lamb

Faith of Moses


Plague of Hail

Faith of Moses’ Parents