Thursday, January 28, 2010

Simple Little Combo


1.Ulmquad w/Orb of Unda
2.Elna w/Danian Carapace
3.Neekwin w/Vial of Liquad Thought
4.Illexia The Danian Queen w/WEV
5.Neekwin w/Ozlai’s Wreck
6.Ramarhvir w/Mipedian Flute


1xOde to Obscurity
1xStrain of Infection
2xUnbalencing Battlesong
2xCadence Clash


Don't really matter


Basic Danian Locations


Ok so I used to run a deck kinda of like this and the idea of the deck is that Elna gets to battle first and infects the other creature, They then get the carapace then a Neekwin fights that creature(most likely) and he gets rid of his gear and get Danian Carapace after being infected. He then goes on to fight another creature and lose infecting that creature and giving them Danian Carapace. At the point you can cast Strain of Infection and give Ramarhvir 3 counters plus 1 from his gear plus another 2-3 three from his ability and Elna so that is 6 counters to bring back Neekwin 3 times and every time he goes bye bye Illexia gains a counter PLUS since the creatures you'll be beating will be infected Illexia will basically gain a counter EVERY combat. Ode is there just in case you need more Infection or if Carapace is destroyed.

Let me know what you guys think about this idea of mine....if it is not new or original just say so...I don't mind you saying so because I am new to pure danian decks and this is a new combo to me.

Oh so usably unused.

We all know that the Danians have a great number of creatures that never seen any use, but how with the introductino of Aszil, we have just so many new opportunities. So I would like to bring out one of my favorite Danians who can see a very great deal of play due to the new opportunities given to us by Aszil.
The first, is Daj-Huun

Average Stats:
Courage 70
Power 50
Wisdom 35
Speed 70
Energy 45

Now, Daj-Huun's big appeal is his high courage and speed, making him very good for possible compost based stat decks. Now, earth has a great combination with Courage so using Aszil, you get to combine this element/stat relationship for some major damage. Now, gear for him could be very varied, you could take Aszil into account and give him The Doomhammer, or even the Drilldozer Custom Rig, or other combinations of tricks. Bi-mower cycle, Mower Cycle, and Song of Suprisal are key components for using him. His swift 2 gives him the potential to be one of the best jumpers in the game and taking advantage of this is top priority.

Giving a creature an element isn't the only way to give a major advantage to them, but it does allow you more options for a creature. Element boosting damage, attacks, locations, dozens of possibilities just by giving a creature an element. Earth can get you elemental damage, combinations with different attacks on stats, energy, and Danians are very good at taking advantage of the earth element.

Monday, January 18, 2010

All right everyone. As promised, I decided to show off our favorite Danian decks that seem to really pop up everywhere, but for now I'll only post the creatures and mugic since locations, and attack decks will take up too much space.

Deck 1: Neekwin revival

Vilrik Landfarer {Mipedian Balladeer's Flute} Neekwin {Vial of Liquid Thought} Ulmquad {Talisman of the Mandiblor}

Neekwin {Ozlai's Wreck} Illexia {Weightless Energy Vessel}

Lore: Ancestral Caller {Weightless Energy Vessel}

Adaptive Progression
Chorral of the Apparition
Elemental Ellegy x2
Unbalanced Battlesong
Cadence Clash

Now, we all know this deck, Neekwin revival. This deck uses Vilrik to deal with attacks like SCR and Whirling Wail's troublesome abilities, while Ulmquad gives that little extra damage support. Illexia gives defender to protect your creatures, and Lore: AC acts as a block to other revival decks, and acts as your primary caster. We have all thought about using this deck at one point as Danian users, and we all know just how good Neekwin is.

Deck 2: Compost

Makanaz {Ozlai's Wreck} Ivelaan {General's Standard} Makanaz {Nexus Fuse}

Neekwin {Vial of Liquid Thought}/Haidrom {Drilldozer: Customized Rig} Neekwin {Vial of Liquid Thought}

Illexia {Mandiblor Crown}

Unbalanced Battlesong x2
Elemental Ellegy
Adaptive Progression x2
Ode to Obscurity

This deck can use any powerful mandiblor in place of the Neekwin/Haidrom mentioned, these are just the two more popular choices for this style of deck. It is as it looks, combat using the composters to get rid of them in order to strengthen your second line, using them to defend Illexia from jumpers, also using Ode with Ivelaan lets you build counters on Illexia for the Adaptive Progressions and Elemental Ellegies.

Deck 3: Nimmei

Nimmei {Citadel Fragments} Tabaal {Ulmar's Projector} Nimmei {Citadel Fragments}

Illexia {Mipedian balladeer's Flute} Tabaal {General's Standard}

Topar {Destructozooka}/Lore: High Muge of the Hive {Weightless Energy Vessel}

Deep Dirge
Ode to Obscurity
Adaptive Progression
Cadence Clash
Elemental Ellegy
Strain of Infection

This deck works to build infection as high as possible, if the opponent uses Mipedian Balladeer's Flutes, it's a toss up whether to give these counters to Illexia or Tabaal with General's Standard for Ode to Obscurity. I've managed to see this deck hit +100 during Hive for Nimmei. The choice for the back line is up to you, using 1 Cadence Clash it is possible to get 3 uses of Strain of Infection with Lore: HMOTH, and situationally it is very possible to do this and maintain nearly full if not full infection. But, using Topar gives you a level of defence against opposing mugic, making it harder to burn your creatures away.

Deck 4: Fliandar

Fliandar {Drilldozer: Customized Rig} Illexia {Challor} Amblox {Orchis Undine}

Amblox {Elementalist Pauldrons} Fliandar {Drilldozer: Customized Rig}

Topar {Challor}

Ode to Obscurity x2
Unbalanced Battlesong x2
Cadence Clash/Refrain of Denial (Brown) x2 your choice of combination

Now, this deck is an infection machine that has seen a fair bit of play. Using this combination of creatures and gear should allow for at least one use of Fliandar's heal per turn. Adding a max Fliandar and gear for 80 energy, upwards of 95 for no more than 2 turns in total and you can have some very useful healing.

Now these are only a small number of our ever so popular Danian decks, the top 4 in my opinion from keeping my eyes on the forums. So just to review.... we have
1) Neekwin Revival
2) Compost
3) Nimmei Infection
4) Fliandar Infection

Hopefully we will soon see far more concepts and ideas for up and coming decks, and anyone who has any ideas they would like to see me use, then please PM me back on the Chaotic forums and let me know.

drazz to the max

well this is my first post as an author in the danianhall i hope everyone that reads this likes my army build and if you a comment on how to make it better don't hesitate to post i always like to hear what other think  of my armies well here is my drazz to the max army

2-elna/wings of attraction 
3-same as 1
5-drazz/van bloot sickle

domestic hive hymn
deep dirge
draining dirge
cadence clashx2
adaptive progression

aftermath feintx2
shadow strikex2
mineral mayhemx2
earth pulsex2
unarmed brawl bashx2
infectious implosionx2
marksman prepx2
primal smash
enlightened tenacityx2
grouding grapple

mount pillar(old)
mount pillar reservior L
illusionay lakex2(i know its weird 2 c this in a danian army)
the hive galleryx2
rao'pa sahkk chimegrid
the darkened dunes
brawlers' burrowx2

well after elhadd and elna get coded is all up to drazz who will have earth 5 and outperform courage 15 or 20 if you are at the hive gallery which is awesome, tabaal is in here to because you can use his ability to infect drazz and other 2 creatures after you used all of his counters on his ability deep dirge him using the counter from elna after tabaal is dirged use his ability and sacrifice both elhadd and elna and since your whole front line is gone you are gonna go first or if you don't want to sacrifice 3 of your creatures just defend with elna he has wings of attraction so your opponent will have to attack him,illexia is your main mugic caster she will gain A LOT of counter because you will sacrifice elhadd and elna and maybe tabaal if you need the extra counter and thanks to tabaals ability all of the battle field will be infected illexia will have between 5-8 counters always unless of you have to use many of your mugic cards but that wont be the case most of the time drazz has the van bloot sickle so he will have 105 courage and will lower your opponents courage with every attack you make which will allow you to use his outperform ability to the max and most of your attacks will do between 20 and 40

Here comes the Tsunai

Hey everyone. Tsunai here, I wanted to first thank MandibleMuge for the invite as not only one of the Deck Builders for the Danian Hall but as the Danian Specialist as well. I will do all I can to bring my rather, out of the box methods to the board and take in new creatures with popular ideas to create powerfuil combinations and uses for our beloved insects.

I'll be starting off soon with some examples of the more "popular" Danian decks that we all see all over the place right now including Compost, Neekwin, Fliandar, Nimmei, and other such things as well as those that we will likely see once the new set comes out early this year.

I hopethat you can and will all come to enjoy my writing, and please if anyone has any requests about particular danians you want me to talk about/use in a deck please PM me on the Chaotic forums. :D

Rooster Here

Hey guys, it's Rooster5man. Just wanted to make a Quick post. I've got to thank Mandible for letting me on here, it's really cool to be writing on one of the most-viewed(at least, in my opinion) Blogs. Especially writing about OverWorld/Danian Combos :D.

I hope to see more of you guys in the future ;).

The Starfish Danian

Well Hello all, this is Hunterhawk1 the Branching Out Author with a Deck that I have been using in the Crellen Drome for 2-3 months and it has been doing awesome. It centers around the most Danian Creature who is not a Danian I know. Stelgar VM. I have made countless deck with Stelgar VM since he came out but none are as effective in Masters as this one.


1.Neekwin w/VOLT
2.Ulmquad w/Orb of Unda
3.Neekwin w/Ozlai’s Wreck
4.Porthyn w/Muge’s Tuningfork
5.Dibanni w/Mipedian Flute
6.Stelgar VM w/Azaiz Mindprobe


1xMelody of Mirage
1xUnbalanceing Battlesong
1xMelody of the Meek
1xDefenders Song
1xCadence Clash
1xVidav’s Voicing


1xGhost Gouge
1xIncessant Wave
2xEssential Evaporation
1xBurning Rain
1xInvaders’ Tacties
1xSupercooled Rain
1xCaustic Cascade
1xAuqa Recoil
1xRip Tide
1xTidal Surge
2xSheet Slide
2xFlood Force
1xLiquescent Swirl


1xDoors of the Deepmines
1xMipedim Mirage
1xCastle Bodhran
2xMount Pillar Reservoir
1xLake Ken-i-po
1xRao’pa sahkk Chimegrid
1xGraalorn Forest

The idea of the deck is to get counters on Ulmquad so he can take out creatures like Headmaster SoA, Zamool, NFF, and others so Stelgar can stay alive. The Neekwins are simply tanks. I mean Neekwin has got to be the best stand alone Danian of all time. Also if you want to use Melody of the Meek use Dibanni to put a counter on Stelgar so he can use it on himself. that way he will have massive every and the other guy can only deal 10 damage every Wootman found out i our awesome match couple of weeks back...but thats other story. So let us(The Authors) know what you think of the Deck and of course

Long Live the Hive!

Uh, Whoa!

Wow.. Got a BIG response from the author thing.. So.. Here is an announcement of our current team! I'll add you guys once I get your e-mails**

Editor - Mandible Muge
Deck Building - Wagnerl & Tsunai
Cards & Combos - Wagnerl & HunterHawk
Specialist - Tsunai (Danian Expertise) & Rooster5man (Danians In the World of Perim)
Branching out - Rooster5man & HunterHawk

Now.. If you PMed me to join and I said yes, but you aren't listed here, PM me again and I'll add you.
If you PMed me to join and I did not respond, PM me again as I probably forgot.
If you are up here but aren't happy with one of your positions or want to change position, that's fine.

Now, I am going to PM everyone who is up here. Can't wait to get started! Oh, and feel free to use that image as a sig on the forums :D (Click it for the full size)

** = Does me asking for your e-mail seem fishy? That's understandable. Don't forget, it doesn't have to be the e-mail you use for chaotic! It can be any e-mail, but try to keep your name on it as your chaotic name. Anyway, I definitely won't spam or misuse your e-mail. You can ask any of the older authors that and they'll tell you, so don't worry :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Danian of The Week & New Authors?!

Time for this week's Danian of the Week, but before that, I want to make a small announcement... Since the last tournament I had, Kerberos had a similar one on his blog, we may as well have another synchronized tourny! Because the authors on DH don't seem to be posting (SirNainad doesn't seem to be on chaotic as much, Beckett does have his own blog to look after, PC is probably busy with deck building and Buzzer is unfortunately not on chaotic as much) I decided I'd look for a few more. Now, I won't be removing the others, they can post whenever they like. Maybe they'll become active again, too..
It's not really a tourney, but over the next few weeks, I'll be looking for new authors.. Not only that, but now we'll have separate columns and sections for the authors to specify in! Here are the columns.
Editor - MandibleMuge (This just means I have a broad range of topics to post on, I won't be approving other people's articles, they can post freely)

DeckBuilding - _________ (This Author will post different decks they use or have seen be used, and also tips on deck building and how cards change it)

Card&Combo - _________(This Author posts on specific cards or combo techniques and talks about them, often mugic or attacks)

Specialist - _________ (This Author talks about hardcore danian strategies, usage and background, even about the danians outside of the game)

Branching Out - _________ (This Author will talk about other tribes that work well with danians and how danians can be used in mix decks)

So if you are interested, contact me! And if any of the other Authors are reading this, tell me which column you want to work in - There can be more than one Author to each column, or more than one column to each author! Now, moving on!

Danian of the Week, a High Muge Special!

That's right! I figured I haven't given this guy enough attention. I traded my Vlar and Taffial CH for him a while back, and I haven't had a chance to use him yet since he is still banned.. When I first saw him I thought "Meh, he looks pretty good." But now, while I'm deckbuilding, it turns out he's the kinda of card who's incredibly useful to have. Especially when you can get four uses out of Cadence Clash, double/triple some of your infection, get another Strain of Infection going, or even just stick to the classics and use Song of Symmetry four times! Imagine you have a flipped up General's Standard in your deck. Now use Ode of Obscurity twice, and once more with this guy. That's the whole board infected using two mugic cards! You can even give this guy Mipedian Balladeer's Flute and a Strain of Infection mugic. That gives him six counters, which doubles your mugic hand! Not too shabby at all, huh? Not to mention his cardart and flavour text are really cool, an he has earth, which helps if you have the new Wamma Flame Guard, or Rocky Refrain. A great High Muge for the danians, no doubt.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Well, I'm finally back! Sorry for leaving this blog totally abandoned while I was gone.
As for that contest, the code was a lock code and I'm not sure if it still works.. I'm epically sorry if it doesn't, to all.. four contestants ._. I'm working on something to make up for it right now, the winner should receive it if it works. For now, sorry about that again..

Oh, and what do you think of the new banner? Like it? Making it was quite fun and easy, if you'd like to know the basics of making a banner like that I'm happy to say :)

Anywho, for my homecoming article, I'm going to focus on a card that is such an obvious choice of a card to look at, that you wouldn't even expect! Something I haven't done so far because I was waiting for occasion to do this review of such an epic creature! What Danian would deserve such fanfare? Of course there is only one! Illexia, the head honchita herself! And not just a danian of the week thing, no sir, but a Full Card Analysis, the first one since Fliandar - I'll be taking a look at all aspects of the Queen, using the same format as before, with a slight change as Illexia has no flavour text.

1: Stats
2: Elements
3: Energy
4: Mugic ability
5: Ability
6: Rarity
7: Subtypes
8: Cardart
9: Summation + Danian Rant :D

Full Card Analysis! Illexia, The Danian Queen! So let's begin!

1 - C50/P65/W65/S25/E55 - These are her stats. So with a max energy of 65, she's pretty good for what is mainly a support creature. The rest of her stats are fairly average, but stats aren't especially important for her role in decks, but high enough so that she's not an absolute meekling.

2 - Elements - Earth. Not necessary usually, but if you give her doomhammer, she can be a good fighter if the worst comes to the worst. Also helps with things like rocky refrain.

3 - Energy - I already did that.. Didn't I o_O

4 - Mugic Ability - Two, but the possibilities are endless - When your or your opponents mandiblor/infected creature is coded, she gets another mugic counter - handy is an understatement.

5 - Ability - Here is where things get complex. Illexia has the highest amount of separate abilities on one card thus far in the game, so I'll go through them one by one.
1. Adjacent creatures gain "Defender" - This is useful in practically any deck. Infection, hive, compost, aggro, supercooled.. No matter what, constant defender is good. Being able to pick your battles is an advantage that is so worthy to have, it could win you the game.
2. Whenever a mandiblor or infected creature is coded, Illexia gets a counter. This feeds into her next two abilities, so I'll talk about it there.
3. Activate Hive until end of turn for one counter. Simple, useful - A staple danian ability that in some way benefits every danian deck. A necessity for the queen, and her counters can be many thanks to number 2.
4. Possibly my favourite of her abilities. During Hive, her counter's count as your mandiblors. Simply amazing - Because of the counters from her second ability, it's like your mandiblors never die. They are still there, in the hive anyway. And thanks to her third ability, you can always activate hive. So with Illexia alone, you could activate hive and have an automatic mandiblor count of 3 or 4, without even counting creatures. This ability is, like all of her abilities except hive activation, completely unique to the queen.

6 - Rarity - Ultra rare for a card this diverse and useful? They should have made up a few new rarities for illexia, and put her at the top if you ask me. As a tribe leader, Ultra Rare is required.

7 - Subtypes - Illexia is a Noble. This makes sense, because she is the queen of the danians and thus the noblest of the noble. Nobles tend to be protected by mandiblors, and no one is protected better than Illexia. This actually shows in her ability, because any creature near her is a potential bodyguard. Constant watch isn't appointed to just any measly mandiblor!

8 - Cardart - I think when Illexia first came out, most players were disappointed, as you can't see her very well. Here is a close up of her..

Okay, so, being perfectly honest... I love her cardart! Honestly, I think it's awesome. I think that Illexia, as a tribe leader, is more realistic than the others. You gotta have real brains, motivational powers and the ability to stand back and observe to be a tribe leader, like the reclusive king of the mipedians does too. When Chaor or Maxxor charge into battle, they just might miss something.. But that's not the main reason I like her.
First, I like all of the Mandiblor Guards in her cardart. It really shows the solidity and ferocity of the Danian Defense, and lets you know the danians have no nonsense when it comes to watching over their queen.
But I like best the Illexia that you can see better in the close up I posted. First, you see how old and experienced she is, and the shape of her mandibles and stuff. But also, you can see her shouting, or making a speech. She looks like she has a strong spirit even if her body isn't as strong as some other creatures. Her eyes are glowing, which suggests something mugical, which is good because she is a support creature.. All in all, you can tell she's someone who commands a LOT of power in more than one way. It's an electrifying card art, if you ask me.

9 - Illexia is a truly amazing card for danians. She can be the center, and have a deck built around her if you want, but normally that's not how it works. With most tribe leaders, the decks are there to make them strong. For example, Iflar might need a wingman or two, and two owayki in the back. Aa'une needs his tribe to get powerful. But Illexia is rarely the main aspect of a deck, but rather she amplifies the other card. The tribe isn't there for the leader, rather the leader is there for the tribe. It's the group that matters with danians, and Illexia does this perfectly. Her abilities benefit all of your other creatures in an invaluable way. Almost any danian deck is benefitted by her presence.

Thus, she earns my highest rating for a card, ever. 9/10