Combo: Goons and Watchtower
|Goons / Watchtower|
Usually playing Goons leaves you with a dilemma: should you weigh down your deck with Coppers to get extra Victory tokens? Watchtower solves this problem neatly by trashing the Coppers as they come into your deck, even while you still collect chips for them. Watchtower can even let you buy Curses for tokens, which can be a more appealing target when you can trash any card you gain; since the Curse pile (usually) has fewer cards than the Copper pile, it's a lot easier to empty for a three-pile ending.
Watchtower is also useful when Goons is played against you, since it lets you draw back up to 6 cards.
This combo needs the support of some villages for optimal play.
Sample game by theory "By killing off the Coppers, my Watchtower leaves me with a much more streamlined deck than my opponent. This, in turn, means I play my Goons more often and earn more VP chips, so I can stall the game as long as I like. My opponent is forced to rush an ending before my Goons VP chips get out of control, but it’s already too late."