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Balesk Baj, the Time Burner: A card review

Post by Enigmafiend on 22.06.17 12:25

Probably the most under rated card in the whole game, tbh it was a shame that it come out into a race that was dead because of the dragons and a lack of support. Its effect were the best one could hope to get in the set and the few following. A card that i would rate 10/10 for its design, power, balance and effect. To this day no other extra turn card was as balanced and race true as this one and its a shame that the wyverns  had to be killed by wotc. On tco this card may be shit cause every 3 y/o with a mouse is copying top decks and carrying 4 cranium but irl this card may be one of the best trump cards, i personally have won many tournaments and matches with this card as a finisher and it is very hard to remove if you have no blockers because extra turn is guaranteed.
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Re: Balesk Baj, the Time Burner: A card review

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Re: Balesk Baj, the Time Burner: A card review

Post by Zach Hartigan on 24.06.17 11:28

Balesk is absolutely gorgeous creature! My friend runs FNL deck with Mana Bonanza boost. Early game blockers like Jil Warka makes some time to prepare for 16 mana. Kind a cool when Cutthroat evolves to Balesk Baj and extra turn is real thing pirat


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Re: Balesk Baj, the Time Burner: A card review

Post by OcaVan on 26.06.17 14:58

True, Balesk Baj is a very cool card and yes i also think it's underrated and deserves more attention and like you said, it's well balanced!
I also played a simple FN deck many many years ago with Balesk Baj along with Cutthroat, Scarlet Skyterror and Mana Bohnanza. Cryptic Totem could also be very useful... Maybe Metalwing could also make some sense or play some hulcus and energy stream or blocker return/remove stuff... or just Mist Rias?
I have two Balesk Baj's left and now i'm really curious how your decks look like but then it would be another topic/thread in another section...
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Post by iamjason8 on 28.06.17 2:07

Funny to see this thread because I got my hands on 3 copies of Baj a few weeks ago and was thinking about it earlier today.

Building a deck around Mana Bonanza is certainly an interesting idea and makes sense given how much mana you need to spend each turn to play Baj.

Any videos or content surrounding your friend's deck, Zach?
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Re: Balesk Baj, the Time Burner: A card review

Post by Zach Hartigan on 28.06.17 14:33

I can list the cards which he use in that deck:

3x Cutthroat Skyterror
2x Twin-Cannon Skyterror
2x Rocketdive Skyterror
2x Scarlet Skyterror
4x Balesk Baj, the Timeburner
3x Fists of Forever
2x La Ura Giga, Sky Guardian
3x Jil Warka, Time Guardian
4x Mist Rias, Sonic Guardian
3x Holy Awe
3x Essence Elf
3x Mana Nexus
3x Bronze-Arm Tribe
2x Ultimate Force
3x Mana Bonanza
3x Natural Snare
4x Soulswap
2x Wind Axe, Savage Warrior

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Re: Balesk Baj, the Time Burner: A card review

Post by iamjason8 on 29.06.17 10:08

Thanks, I'll try give it a whirl one of these days if I have the necessary cards.

Do you think Rocketdive is better than Ruthless Skyterror?

I didn't think I'd ever see Ultimate Force in a deck but I guess in makes sense with Essence Elf. No Faerie Life, though?
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Re: Balesk Baj, the Time Burner: A card review

Post by Zach Hartigan on 29.06.17 13:54

Ultimate Force is so underrated card. Imagine that situation when you play Elf -> BAT -> Ultimate -> Bonanza. There you go to 16 mana and thats all you need to run Balesk Baj.

Rocketdive is a powerful bitch. Cant be attacked so... Id say its better Ruthless.


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Re: Balesk Baj, the Time Burner: A card review

Post by Enigmafiend on 15.07.17 18:50

Sorry for the long disappearance, now unto the fact as to what my deck is, you see boys i have seriously considered mana bonanza but since my local torney rules only allow upto 40 cards, deckout is a prob. There for i run a very simple board control, defensive deck with cards such as critical strike, Comet Missile, Spiral gate and Faerie life with secondary mana boosts. Normally at mana 14 i combo either rocket dive + Balesk or Torpedo + Balesk which is sufficient for my purposes. Due to the discontinuation and my country's backward state at the time, cards rarely reached the Multi-Colored era or many fire birds. Since my deck is very versatile and constantly changed to keep it that way i am not prone to put it up here due to the fact that i will have to regularly change it.
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Re: Balesk Baj, the Time Burner: A card review

Post by Zach Hartigan on 16.07.17 20:27

Who the fuck restricts TCG decks to 40 cards...


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