Theme:  Flood Survivors / Evil Antediluvians & Animals

Theme: Flood Survivors / Evil Antediluvians & Animals

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The Flood deck, as it’s called within the Redemption community, has been a very popular deck theme the past couple of years!  It has won first place in many tournaments, and has made top cut on more than one occasion at the National tournaments.  It tends to be fast, strong and has many recursion abilities, and it mainly revolves around the fortress, Noah’s Ark. This offense pairs well with the evil antediluvian and/or an animal defense as many enhancements are dual-alignment and are specific to the blue offense (which are the Flood Survivors’ assigned brigade) and pale green/crimson defenses.  With this Contender Deck, not only do you receive a significant discount on the rare and highly sought after (and much needed card for this offense), the Noah’s Ark National tournament promo, you also get both kinds of defenses, all of which maximizes the Flood theme’s power!

Card value: $113.25 (60 cards)
Price: $89.95
Son of God (I/J)
New Jerusalem (old promo)
Angel of the Lord
Christian Martyr
Vain Philosophy (J)
Strife (I)
A New Beginning (FoM)
Lost Souls
Discarder (FooF)
Wanderer (Pi)
Foreigner (PoC)
Oppressed (LoC)
Fool (RoA)
Resurrection (I)
Punisher (RoA)
Pitch and Gopher Wood (CoW)
The Rainbow (FoM)
Covenant with Noah (PoC)
Noah's Ark (P)
Tree of Knowledge (FoM)
Dual-Alignment Cards
Two by Two (FoM)
Blame Shifting (FoM)
Forbidden Fruit (FoM)

Noah (CoW)
Noah's Wife (CoW)
Shem, Covenant Keeper (LoC)
Ham (CoW)
Japheth (CoW)
Shem's Wife (FoM)
Ham’s Wife (FoM)
Japheth's Wife (FoM)
Good Enhancements
Faith Among Corruption (CoW)
Faith of Noah (CoW)
The First Sacrifice (PoC)
The Dove Returns (CoW)
Offering Your Son (PoC)
Judah’s Intervention (LoC)
Evil Characters
Lamech, the Avenged (FoM)
Zillah (FoM)
Naamah (FoM)
Tubal-cain (FoM)
Wicked People (CoW)
Corrupt People (CoW)
Violent Men (CoW)
Aliens (Blk/PG) (LoC)

Evil Enhancements
Disobedience (Pa)
Achin’s Sin (Pa)
Corrupt Earth (FoM)
Death of Unrighteous (Pa)
Scattered (RoA)
Continuous Evil (CoW)

Noah’s Ark (Ark of Salvation) (PoC)
Anthropophobia (FoM)  
Stolen Blessing (LoC)
The Flood (CoW)
Wild Ox (LoC)
Beasts of the Earth (LoC)
Withered Plant / The Worm (PoC)
Violent Tendencies (FoM)
Go into Captivity (Pi)
Two Thousand Horses (Ki)
Deck strategy and tips:

  • The offense is much stronger with Noah's Ark in play as many of the abilities require it to be in play, so use Faith of Noah, Pitch and Gopher Wood, or Two By Two to search it out as early as possible.  Typically the strongest offense tactic is to use the Noah/Shem/Japheth band to attack with. Just try and keep in mind any anti-banding abilities your opponent may counter with when you use this band. 
  • The defense has an assortment of abilities that are best used situationally. The evil antediluvians tend to focus on recursion, while the animals have varying special abilities. So choose the right kind of block at the right time. 
  • The Flood is a powerful battle-winner and territory-discarder, but be careful to keep some Evil Characters in hand when you use it so you still have some defense afterward!
  • Use Noah's powerful exchanging ability to set up combos, exchanging who you don't need with who you do need (depending on the situation).
  • In the event your Noah’s Ark is discarded or banished, and you can’t recur it for whatever reason, you can use the Ark of Salvation that’s in the Reserve. Although both Arks can’t be in play at the same time, the Ark of Salvation is there as a back up as so many of your offensive abilities revolve around Noah’s Ark being in play. 
  • A roundabout way to get your Noah’s Ark into play is to block with Tubal-cain, who can exchange for Pitch and Gopherwood or Two-Thousand Horses. Then, if your opppent used a draw or search ability that turn, you can immediately play either.  Furthermore, Tubal-cain is also defensively strong when he can activate Go Into Captivity or Two Thousand Horses from Reserve.  He can also snag any of your artifacts from the deck. 
  • Defensively, use an initiative Evil Character, such as Corrupt People, in order to play Death of Unrighteous to shuffle your lost souls.  
  • A nice combo is to use Noah’s ability to shuffle Tree of Knowledge to search for Flood Survivors. Eventually, you’ll recur Tree of Knowledge, which you can then use to recur Forbidden Fruit!
  • Use Violent Tendencies to create a side-battle between two evil characters (try and use two of yours). Then play a card that can target a hero or any character, such as Corrupt Earth, Anthropophobia, and Beasts of the Earth to discard the lone hero in the main battle as this will not allow your opponent to play an enhancement as he won’t have special initiative due to the side battle. 
  • Keep Corrupt People in territory to search out or recur Corrupt Earth, Disobedience, Violent Tendencies or Continuous Evil. 
  • Sometimes your opponent is protected from discard. Therefore, use Lamech to block as he modifies evil discard abilities to become regardless of protection. This includes blocking with him, then using Christian Martyr to discard the protected hero. 

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!

The Serpent

Wickedness Abounds

Distressing People

Noah, the Righteous

Shem (CoW)

Seven Years of Plenty


Endless Treasures

The Wages of Sin

The Great Fish




Covenant with Philistia

Fire Foxes