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Daniel Heroes / Babylonians

Daniel Heroes / Babylonians

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When the Jewish people were held captive in Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, they were surrounded by a nation of people who did not know or worship the one true God.  This made freedom of worship very difficult for the Jewish people.  Their difficulty climaxed when Nebuchadnezzar ordered that an idol be made in his image, and that all of those within Babylon must worship it.  While many people heeded Nebuchadnezzar’s order, there were those who worshipped the God of Israel who refused to compromise their faith and disobeyed the king’s order.  Those men were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.  As a result of their disobedience, Nebuchadnezzar ordered them to their deaths by being thrown into a fiery furnace.  However, Nebuchadnezzar and other Babylonians quickly learned who the true God was when He demonstrated His power and saved the young Jewish men!  This Contender Deck recreates that event and the subsequent visions that God gave to Daniel concerning coming future events.  Use powerful human and angelic heroes from the book of Daniel to rescue lost souls, while blocking with cunning Babylonians.
 
Card value: $87.60 (55 cards)
Price: $65.00
 
Dominants
Son of God (I/J)
New Jerusalem (old promo)
Angel of the Lord
Christian Martyr
Strife (I)
Vain Philosophy (J)
Guardian of Your Souls (Ap)
 
Lost Souls
Fool (RoA)
Same Reference (RoA)
Thorns (Pi)
Color Guard (Pi)
Punisher (RoA)
Blind (FoM)
Covenant Breakers (PoC)
 
Artifacts
Magic Charms (TxP)
 
Covenants/Curses
I Am Love (AW)
Incurable (PoC)
 
Fortresses/Sites/Cities
Fiery Furnace (PoC)
Babylonian Banquet Hall (FooF)
 
Dual-Alignment Cards
Nebuchadnezzar (PoC)
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin (PoC)
 
Heroes
Daniel, the Apocalyptist (LR)
Shadrach (Hananiah) (PoC)
Meshach (Mishael) (PoC)
Abed-nego (Azariah) (PoC)
Servants by the River (PoC)
Daniel’s Guardian (PoC)
The Foretelling Angel (PC)
Gabriel (Ki)
Naaman’s Servant Girl (FoM)
 
Good Enhancements
The Coming Prince (PoC)
Undefiled (FooF)
Faith of Moses’ Parents (CoW)
Death of Firstborn (PoC)
Plague of Darkness (FoM)
Love Righteousness (CoW)
 
Evil Characters
King Belshazzar (FooF)
Belshazzar’s Mother (PoC)
The Babylonian Merchants (PoC)
Astrologers (TxP)
Conjurers (PoC)
Soothsayers of Babylon (PoC)
The Winged Lion (PoC)
 
Evil Enhancements
Dream (Pa)
Nebuchadnezzar’s Pride (RoA)
Cut Off (PoC)
Belshazzar’s Banquet (FooF)
Head of Gold (FooF)
Invoking Terror (FooF)
Scattered (RoA)
 
Reserve
Eternal Judgment (PoC)
Unbowed (FooF)
Great Image (LR)
Stone Cut Without Hands (PoC)
Babylonian Soldiers (FooF)
 
Deck strategy and tips:

  • The Daniel human heroes offense is very powerful when they are banded together.  More often than not, just putting these heroes into battle is enough to win a lost soul without ever playing an enhancement!  The sooner you can get them out the better your offensive strategy will be, so tutor and/or recur them with cards like Daniel’s Guardian and Love Righteousness.
  • The defense is a combination of Babylonian royalty and Babylonian magicians, both of which have powerful abilities that work well independently from each other or together. 
  • Get out your white Daniel heroes as soon as possible to maximize their rescuing power. 
  • Daniel, the Apocalyptist is a powerful stand-alone hero as he CBN negates fortresses evil characters and N.T. enhancements, and can look at your opponent’s hand or band to a Daniel hero. 
  • Nebuchadnezzar is a powerful blocker, but you can also convert him to a hero if you need one.
  • Belshazzar’s Banquet is a great way to chump-block your opponent’s rescue by protecting the lost souls from rescue.  It can also be recurred by King Belshazzar to give you two potentially powerful blocks!
  • The Babylonian Merchants is one of the most powerful defenders in the deck.  Since he’s territory-class, his ability is always on-going.  If your opponent uses a search ability, you can capture any human to any Land of Bondage, which can help generate lost souls for you to rescue, or if you capture them to your LoB so you can set up cards like Babylonian Soldiers.
  • Great Image is an amazing card that discards all of your opponent’s heroes in his territory after battle.  The best way to use this card is to wait until your opponent has a good amount of heroes in territory, then block with a low-numbered character like Astrologers or Conjurers.  Play Great Image, then play a battle-winner like Scattered (if your opponent has banded heroes) and win the battle.  Not only are his heroes that were in battle back in his deck, all of his heroes in territory are gone!
  • Reserve accessing cards:  Covenant Breakers LS;  Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin; Abed-nego, The Babylonian Merchants, Conjurers, The Winged Lion.