Lily Resolves All Your Problems | Deck Guide

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Fitzz · 845

Lily Resolves All Your Problems


Credit: Paint 3D Magic Select tool. Special mention to Control+C and Control+V


This deck arised from two premises:

  • Playing a magically enchanted staff feels very thematic and satisfying in Lily. Perhaps it's not the most optimal weapon choice, but it looks so cool in Lily's hands.

  • The Discipline is very powerful. It feels like a magic spell that Lily casts to empower her subsequent moves. However, it is hard to flip it back over once you use it.

These two ideas lead to Bestow Resolve: it takes an Arcane slot, which synergizes with Dragon Pole, and does a nice job in empting your hand (together with fast cards) to flip back over and abuse your Discipline.


Table of Contents:
  • Overview

  • Main Strategy

  • Deck Explanation

  • Other Cards

  • Deck Variations

  • Upgrade Path

Difficulty: ★★★☆☆
Enemy Management: ★★★★★
Clue-getting: ☆☆☆☆☆
Encounter protection: ★★★★☆
Survivability: ★★★★☆
Economy: ★★★☆☆
Card Drawing: ★★★★★

Main Strategy:

Deck Explanation:

Other Cards:
  • Generate resources with Stand Together and Emergency Cache. The former is just an amazing support card which will make your teammates love you until the end of times.
  • Backpack finds Dragon Pole, Emergency Cache, Hallowed Mirror and Talisman of Protection (which speeds up getting at least 2 filled Arcane slots). Remember Talisman of Protection can be played on other investigators to save their lives.

  • Eldritch Initiation is best played in early game as soon as you play your Dragon Pole to draw three cards without discarding any. Later, it's a good target for Bestow Resolve.

  • Premonition is very versatile and fun to play. Check its reviews for several tricks. Notably it is:

    • "best played in the window at the start of the investigation phase, before anyone has yet taken their turn. Seeing what token will come up for the first test this round lets you decide [which player will use the token to best effect.]". Of course, it is always a good target for Bestow Resolve.
  • Reliable is for what Magnifying Glass is for . It gets you to 8, a good number for Hard/Expert.

  • Scrying is just here for consistency in filling your Arcane slots. From time to time, you may be able to use it as a pseudo-First Watch.

Deck Variations:

Upgrade Path:

There are many paths you can follow in upgrading the deck from its present state. I will just mention some interesting options.

0-XP Version Example:


Upgrade Priorities

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Aug 22, 2023 HungryColquhoun · 1067

Hey, I like it! Bestow Resolve is really neat on Lily and not something I've seen before. Given she's limited to level 0 Mystic cards thematically I think it's nice to give her Guardian spells/rituals instead to keep her in that spellcaster vein but with her own unique feel.

In terms of a variant I find Discipline - Balance of Body too good to pass-up on Lily as it gives you 5 fight actions in a turn and makes the damage Lily can do really competitive with other top tier Guardians. As you need 3 different fight actions for Balance of Body, likely Brand of Cthugha • moving to Brand of Cthugha •••• in a fully upgraded deck would be my pick - and it would help put out damage more consistently on other turns too (e.g. 6 damage across Enchant Weapon Dragon Poll and level 4 brand to take out some non-boss Elites). This would give 11 or 12 damage over your 5 actions for Elites depending on whether you use Spectral Razor or a base fight action as the third action (probably swapping out Reliable and Scrying for the Brands and Ace of Swords maybe).

Equally though I play 2 player so when I go for a combat specialist with no clue-finding I need them to specialise hard! In 3 or 4 player it's easy enough to shore up damage output through other investigators so I think the existing deck works better given the support package is very strong. Congrats on another great deck!

Aug 24, 2023 Fitzz · 845

@HungryColquhoun Hey, thank you! Indeed, that sounds like a very cool variant. In this regard, Sweeping Kick and Gang Up could be nice additions too (and they have 2 icons). May be prioritize those and Brand of Cthugha before you get Enchant Weapon. However, if played without the discipline, I would try to make place for at least one copy of Meditative Trance (2 icons too, in case you don't need the extra heal).