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Theme:  Joshua Heroes / Canaanite Warriors & Giants

Theme: Joshua Heroes / Canaanite Warriors & Giants

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This powerful Contender Deck features Joshua heroes and other red warrior heroes who conquered the land of Canaan and fought epic battles with Canaanite warriors and giants, as well as Philistine giants!  Use strong banding heroes to attack while blocking with beefy giants to repel your opponent’s rescue attempts!

Card value: $87.00 (60 cards)
Price: $65.00
Son of God (I/J)
New Jerusalem (old promo)
Angel of the Lord
Christian Martyr
Vain Philosophy (J)
Destruction of Nehushtan (Pa)
Lost Souls
Stumble (PoC)
Fool (RoA)
Resurrection (I)
Foreigner (PoC)
Same Reference (RoA)
6/* (FoM)
Blind (FoM)
Stalks of Flax (TxP)
Besieged (PoC)

Jericho (CoW)
Hebron (FoM)
Dual-Alignment Cards
Goliath’s Sword (LoC)
Foreign Sword (RoA)
Gibeonite Treaty (FoM)
Prisoner at Gaza (FoM)
Joshua, Son of Nun (CoW)
Caleb (FoM)
Rahab (CoW)
Captain of the Host (Ki)
Spy (Ki)
Ishmaiah, the Gibeonite (RoA)
Jehoshaphat, the Seeker (LoC)
Captured Kinsmen (FoM)
Good Enhancements
Builder’s Sword (LoC)
Sling Stones (LoC)
Israel’s Sword (LoC)
Shields (LoC)
Helmet (LoC)
A Soldier’s Prayer (TxP)
Faith of Joshua (CoW)
Evil Characters
Sheshai, Son of Anak (FoM)
Ahiman, Son of Anak (FoM)
Talmai, Son of Anak (FoM)
Og, King of Bashan (FoM)
Emim (FoM)
Army of Jericho (CoW)
Gibeonite Delegates (RoA)
Saph (I)
Evil Enhancements
Foreign Spears (LoC)
Stricken (PoC)
Goliath’s Armor (LoC)
Lahmi’s Spear (I)
Ishbibenob’s Spear (I)

Eleazar, the Potentate (LoC)
Battle Cry (Pa)
Hailstones (FoM)
Jordan Interrupted (PoC)
Joshua’s Spear (FoM)
Unified Language (FoM)
Gibeonite Trickery (RoA)
Sisera’s Army (CoW)
The Twelve-Fingered Giant (FooF)
Gibeonite Curse (RoA)

Deck strategy and tips:

  • The offense is designed to overwhelm your opponent’s defense with high numbers as a result of your banded heroes.  The optimal way to end the band is to use Captain of the Host as he negates characters and enhancements (except band abilities and weapons).  Since your offense has several good weapons and band abilities, those abilities won’t be negated.
  • The defense has powerful, high-numbered giants and other warriors that act as a wall against your opponent’s attacks. Like your offense, you have several negate/interrupt options to help keep your giants in the battle as you will most likely be giving up initiative.
  • The Joshua-Captain of the Host band is one of the strongest rescue options in the game. Use this band often with Shields equipped to Joshua to protect him and Captain from opponent’s enhancements, like Scattered and other anti-banding enhancements.  You can also use Jehoshaphat to band to Captain.
  • For Soul Gen, attack with Spy while Rahab is in territory, or use Captured Kinsmen. But be careful, Captured Kinsmen negates all multi-brigade cards, including your own, so time it right when you capture him. There are other options too, such as Prisoner at Gaza. 
  • Activate Besieged in Jericho so your artifact pile can be freed-up to activate another artifact (on the artifact pile).  You can even activate a third artifact (Stalks of Flax) on Rahab!
  • Foreign Sword is a battle-winner on Rahab or Ishmaiah, as both are Canaanites.
  • Defensively, the tri-band of the Sons of Anak is very strong. 
  • A nice combo is to equip one of your weapons to Saph in territory. Since he prevents the next enhancement opponent plays, it will be hard for your opponent to stop the weapon’s hero removing ability!

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 Lord Delivers! / Am I a Dog?



Joshua the Conqueror 

Rahab, the Defender

Captain of the Host


Ram’s Horn


Baal Worship

Joseph in Prison

Second Seal / War


Wrath of Satan

Fire Foxes