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Minor Prophets / Evil Judean Kings

Minor Prophets / Evil Judean Kings

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After King Solomon’s death, the nation of Israel separated into two kingdoms—the northern kingdom, Israel; and the southern kingdom, Judah. Over the next several decades, several kings reigned in each kingdom, and many of these kings turned to idolatry and false religions, which led to God’s people straying from their original faith in Yahweh. However, God sent prophets to help turn the hearts of these kings and their subjects back to their original faith, to proclaim the coming judgments due to their unfaithfulness, and prophesy about the coming Messiah who would ultimately deliver God’s people out of the bondage of sin. This deck pays tribute to these brave prophets, commonly referred to as the “minor” prophets, who stood for righteousness and were faithful to their God. The deck also tells the story of the kings of Judah who chose not to serve the God of their ancestors but instead became ensnared by idolatry.

Card value: $90.50 (55 cards)
Price: $65.00

Son of God (I/J)
New Jerusalem (old promo)
Angel of the Lord
Christian Martyr
Guardian of Your Souls (Ap)
Strife (I)

Lost Souls
Site Doubler (Ki)
Thorns (Pi)
6/* (FoM)
Anti-Ignore (RoA)
Fool (RoA)
Punisher (RoA)

Golden Calf (FoM)

New Covenant - Jeremiah (PoC)

Fullness of Time (PoC)
Gates of Jerusalem (P)
Treacherous Land (PoC)

Dual-Alignment Cards
King Abijam (RoA)
Sixth Bowl of Wrath (RoJ)

Micah (PoC)
Amos (PoC)
Zephaniah (PoC)
Joel (PoC)
Jonah (PoC)
Obadiah (PoC)
Haggai (PoC)
Imprisoned Prophet (FoM)
The Watchman (P)

Good Enhancements
The Coming Prince (PoC)
Gathered Together (PoC)
Two Bears (RoA)
Day of the Lord (PoC)
Righteous Judge (PoC)
The Coming Prophet (PoC)

Evil Characters
King Zedekiah (Ki)
King Manasseh (Di)
King Rehoboam (Di)
The Fallen King (FoM)
Michal (CoW)
Queen Vashti (PoC)
Medium in Endor (CoW)
The Amalekite's Slave (RoA)

Evil Enhancements
Stiff-Necked (FooF)
Korah's Rebellion (Pa)
Achan's Sin (I)
Dungeon of Malchiah (Pr)
Reap the Whirlwind (PoC)
Golden Calf Worship (FoM)

Malachi (PoC)
Bearing Our Sin (PoC)
Transgressors (PoC)
King Amon (Di)
Wasting Disease (PoC)
Deck strategy and tips:

  • The heroes' abilities, and the effectiveness of those abilities are heavily dependent upon the number of the minor prophets you have in play. So the more minor prophets you have out, the more effective the offense works. The offense also has a plethora of abilities, such as drawing, searching, taking, etc.
  • The defense has several unique abilities on your blockers that can help you win the battle without using Enhancements, or to simply turn the battle in your favor. Additionally, your blockers have a decent amount of band abilities.
  • Although your heroes have limited banding on their respective abilities, when they do band it’s highly potent; therefore, use banding cards, such as New Covenant, Gathered Together, Obadiah and/or Bearing Our Sin to benefit from their abilities. For example, play Gathered Together to band heroes such as Amos and/or Joel into battle to potentially defeat the blockers, and/or negate any evil abilities that are causing you to lose the battle.
  • Was your lone prophet Christian Martyred during battle? Did your opponent use Angel of the Lord on your lone blocker? Keep the battle going by using Bearing Our Sin to heal that prophet and add another one to battle, and Sixth Bowl of Wrath to add your evil king to battle!
  • Punish your opponent’s searching with cards like Wasting Disease (which can be activated on Transgressors, allowing you to activate a different artifact on your artifact pile) and Jonah.
  • King Abijam is a great card as he can be used as a hero or a blocker. Additionally, if he’s a hero, three of your good Enhancements can be used with him.
  • The Coming Prophet is a great card as it can topdeck a prophet from Reserve, and each turn it can snag a star card from your reserve. Even Transgressors can be taken since it’s a star card!
  • Recur several of your star cards with Malachi. Plus, his ability is CBN if Queen Vashti is in play, since she’s Persian.
  • Gates of Jerusalem is a powerful evil fortress. It not only protects your evil Judean kings in territory, it also makes those kings CBN, and also includes a draw 1. The CBN portion is powerful as abilities like King Abijam’s decrease ability, and King Manasseh’s band and return a hero to hand ability have the potential to win the battle straight away.
  • A great combo is to block with King Rehoboam to create a side battle between two heroes from territories. Not only do you get the benefit of choosing which of your opponent’s heroes to fight, you also benefit from one of your hero’s special abilities. Once the heroes’ abilities resolve, play Strife to withdraw all of your opponent’s heroes (including the one(s) that started the rescue attempt), leaving only one of your heroes in the side battle. Since dominants are CBN, this combo will successfully block your opponent’s rescue attempt almost every time!
  • The Fallen King can target several cards in your deck: Treacherous Land, Michal, Queen Vashti, or Golden Calf. Furthermore, you can also choose him to be a king of Judah or a king of Israel. This choice works well with certain cards, such as Micah or Amos, whose abilities are tied to having a king of either nation in play. TFK can also band to either Michal or Queen Vashti.
  • Maximize Queen Vashti’s draw ability by having out all three of your evil females (Vashti, Medium in Endor, and Michal). You can also use King Manneseh to band to Medium in Endor, since she’s a magician.
  • There’s plenty of soul gen in this deck with cards like Imprisoned Prophet, The Amalekite’s Slave, Amos’ star ability, and Dungeon of Malchiah.
  • Reserve accessing cards: Treacherous Land, Micah, Malachi, Jonah, Haggai, The Watchman, Gathered Together, The Coming Prophet, The Fallen King, Reap the Whirlwind, Golden Calf Worship, Transgressors.

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!

Zechariah, the Renewer (PoC)

Hosea (PoC)

Search (FooF or LR)

Out of Bethlehem (PoC)

His Name (PoC)

Whirlwind/Everlasting Ground (P)

Chariot of Fire (PoC)

Hidden Treasures (FooF)

Asherah Pole (Ki)

Unified Language (FoM)

Kings of the Earth (RoJ)

Treasures of War (CoW)

Scattered (RoA)

Wickedness of the Tenants (Di)

Idol Worship (FoM)