The goal of every player in the Resident Evil [Deck Building Game] is to create the perfect deck to deal with any problem that they may face in the Mansion (Deck). Each character in the game has a different way of achieving that goal. Today we will look at jack Krauser. This particular character is very specialized at his methods of fighting the Infected. Not all characters are as card specific as this one is but there really isn’t anything forcing a player to have to use the effects/theme of their character. With that said, let’s look at this character and what his goal is assuming you will be taking advantage of his effect.
The first thing that you as the player should think about is “What do I want my perfect deck/hand to look like?” Since Jack loves him some knives let’s image the best possible hand that we could have for Jack and then simply build towards that goal. First imagine him holding a hand of 5 knives, that isn’t too difficult to accomplish but what does that give us? Without taking anything else into account that gives us 25 Damage. 25 Damage isn’t horrible and will kill just over 50% of the deck. 25 Damage won’t cut it in the long run though, that is where Jack’s 2nd effect comes into play. Once you get him to level 2, that 25 Damage shoots up to 50 Damage. 50 Damage is nothing to laugh about and will defeat about 75-80% of the Mansion Deck.
Now how do we get from 50 Damage to 90 Damage so we can take out the Boss? Let’s look through the action cards for that. Deadly Aim for instance will take that 50 Damage to 80 Damage (assuming that you now have only 4 knives + Deadly Aim). 80 Damage is good but still won’t get you the 90 Damage needed. I have obviously ignored effects that let you draw because there are too any combinations of cards to figure out what you can and can’t play, so this assumes that you either can draw the needed cards with whatever combinations of +Draw and +Action effects you were able to gain. An easy solution to this problem is the Survival Knife, with that in hand plus 3 knives and the Deadly Aim we now get to 100 Damage (Survival Knife/Combat Knife/Combat Knife/Combat Knife/ Deadly Aim). So you now have achieved your goal of 90+ Damage.
The hope is that you have tailored your Inventory to contain effects that help you obtain this hand on a relatively consistent basis. You use the Gold you have to obtain the cards that you need then once you have those, you should start Trashing your Ammo as your shiny knives won’t need any Ammo. Once you have the basics setup, start hacking away at the Infected. The best part is by using Jack’s first effect to gain Combat and Survival knives without having to spend a dime.
Hope you enjoyed the Article and let me know which Character would you like to hear about next!