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True budget deck for new players (no rares no adventure cards)

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38 24

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26 0 24 0 25


December 24, 2019

June 6, 2019


Eternal Version
v1.49 - Promises by Firelight

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Zeiner Eternal Version: 1.47.7
good deck man congraz :D
Artukka Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Thanks again for this deck, camat0. It's been a real boon to a lot of us.

Do you think there's any modifications you'd make with cards that were introduced in Flames of Xulta?

I think there's probably a place for Teething Whelp, replacing the two Spark Hatchers. What would you cut, if anything, to make it 4 whelps?
efertik Eternal Version: 1.47.5
I think Teething Welp is a good choice. Also take a look at Blurreechaser [scoutis good, and so is quickdraw), Ornate Katana (replaces itself!), and Rakano Outlaw (an oldy but a goody). I'd think about cutting Feed the Flames and Spark Hatcher. Save up shiftstone for the fire merchant first and foremost.
Artukka Eternal Version: 1.47.5
I do like Feed the Flames in this deck though, it's so much aggression. It can be a little awkward but it has worked really well for me. I feel like it sets the tone for the rest of the deck.

Spark Hatcher helps you maintain a board presence so you can push through that last bit of damage and have another token to Rally. But that seems slightly weak to me compared Teething Whelp which becomes evasive and can potentially "rally" itself permanently. Rakano Outlaw is similar in that it has the same body and can deliver value down the line with its warcry, and is harder for the opponent to deal with through blockers due to Quickdraw. However, I think it's generally going to be slower than the whelp.

Blurreechaser is also good but is weaker on the tempo/aggression front.

Ornate Katana is also good, but I don't know if there's room for it.

Also, I just revisited camat0's YouTube video that goes along with this deck where he goes into some of the logic of the deck. He does agree with you that Spark Hatcher and Feed the Flames are the weak links (and suggests Ankle Cutter as a possibly replacement if facing fewer control decks and ones running Endurance/Lifesteal units) but yeah, the deck is actually really refined and hard to improve on without really changing things up it seems.
Reprieve Edited Eternal Version: 1.47
This deck is fantastic. I was able to craft it (with Fire Sigils instead of the Power cards) after a week playing the starter decks. I play one ranked game every day for the free pack, and I have a 90% win rate, if not better. I got my "Win 10 ranked games in a row" achievement with this deck.
biologynut99 Eternal Version: 1.47.4
yup. Goes to show that expensive cards arent everything in this game, unlike some others.

Also, this game so generous with cards and packs. I hated other games for taking soooo much work for a pack just to get no good/new cards.

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Paulo Edited Eternal Version: 1.46.9
Wow! I just won with this deck at silver 1. Thanks to my opponent attacking and opening to my little attacks and then me finishing with two flame blasts.

I did a little change on this deck, since I missed two pyromages and one dervish I added three Ticking Grenadin and they did the first damage, very helpful.
Artukka Eternal Version: 1.47.5
I just made it to Master with it. It plays fast as well, so it's good for gold grinding. Now I just need a budget deck that can hold a candle to this one for Expedition.
VoidKing Eternal Version: 1.46.8
Mad respect to camat0 for sharing a really true budget deck. I haven't tried it but after going through the cards, I can't think of any better non-rare, non-legendary, non-promo having deck I've ever seen.
Karas Eternal Version: 1.46.8
Just played a few games with this deck. Seems sneakily strong. Thanks for sharing.
SabretOOth Eternal Version: 1.46.7
Yo Camat0! What happened to your safe craft decks?
camat0 Eternal Version: 1.46.7
i need to make a new one for sure, my bad :(
SabretOOth Eternal Version: 1.46.8
No problemo my man! Looking forward to it.
Enki Eternal Version: 1.46.7
This is amazing!
I wish more brewers took the time like you to make ultra budget decks (with new players in sight) such as this one tio! ^__^
Zequinn Eternal Version: 1.46.7
is this the budgetified version of dddd's deck? Also which rares and legendaries would you recommend crafting and adding to the deck?
camat0 Eternal Version: 1.46.7
Not sure, i made it with the only goal of beeing cheap and functional for new players, i dont think there is a good version of this in the sense that i dont think aggro decks with 1 drops are or will be tier 1 decks in the near future, this for sure abuse the same cards and was inspired on dddds's deck.
SkillsAreImba Eternal Version: 1.46.7
68k for full premium :D
ThousandMoods Edited Eternal Version: 1.46.6
I confirm that camat0 just crushed me with this deck in D2. It's a really nice budget deck. Well done!

... and I'll win next time. jajaja!