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[Masters] Turtle Time

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Ramp or hunt to play time chonkers for the win. There's a suite of early-game flexibility to deal with most decks that are faster than you.

Ancient Stoneshell sits very well in the current meta. It's highly vulnerable to silence, but stands up great to damage based removal and can't be stunned.

If you start seeing a lot of silence, dial back Stoneshell, probably for more ants.

Swift Subverter whiffs a lot, but it does hit key cards in the meta like Lipa, Calm Instructor, Wasp, Patrice and others. It's probably the first card to trim if you're looking to make some cuts in your cheap cards. Another Borderlands Lookout could be good. Bazaar Trickster is very threatening to the Hooru hunt decks that don't carry a lot of removal. There's definitely room here to tune who should be a 2-, 3-, or 4-of. Be aware that for certain cards like Subverter and Delivery, the second one you draw is usually not as good as the first. I like to keep those kinds of cards at 3-of or less, but you do you.

Led Astray definitely belongs in the market, even though you've never seen anyone play it. It's a tempo-buster that speedbumps your opponent while you get to the meat of your deck. Hesitate is not reliably useful, but when it does swing, it swings BIG. You bop the Save the Day, Rift Disaster, or LIving Reflection back to their hand, and sure, they can cast it next turn, but next turn may be too late. I remain happy with it. However, I haven't done a painstaking creep through all the possible market cards, maybe you'll find something better.

Also, if you're feeling really adventurous, I've thought about lightly splashing justice for Dran the Farmer and Sky Savior for more ramp and silence. Not sure it would be a plus but I may try it out during the rest of the month.

Expedition Information

Expedition #29
October 18, 2023
Behemoths of Thera [Set14] Battle Lines [Set15] The Devouring [Set1145] Behemoths of Thera Reprints Battle Lines Expedition Vault Battle Lines Reprints Grand Excursion Save the Day Gareth, Veteran Lantern Colossal Rodent Altin, Bird Whisperer Surveying the Rift Morbid Deal Patrice, Outcast Queen Protective Crow Dran the Farmer Tripwire Trap Coerce Back to Back Nomnom, Epic Epicure Monarch Cloak Citycrusher Gekkota Menace Furious Accusation Aggressive Meeting Bounty Board Finneas and Finneas The True-Sight Map Eris Beastbane One Eye, the Huntress Unlikely Pack Tight-Lipped Ziat's Crackdown Defy Authority Steelwarren Noble Enormous Anura Corrupted Croaker Squash Belief The Hive Falls Invitation Eyes of The Hermit Krogar, Unburdened Rift's Edge Telia, Perfect Timing Altruistic Bonepicker The Beast Slicer Working Together Injustice Seek Refuge Steelwarren Rebel Lystia, Flighty Mistral Sky Race Gareth's Advice Scared Beetender Vara, Decisive Action Svetya, Demand Justice Talir, Looking Forward Eilyn, Battle Ready Queen Corrupted Riftborn Riftbreak Aeda, Heretical Forgemaster Ageless Knight Icy Scrying Listening Bug Marvelous Imperion Master Archivist Mogen, Demagogue Ooze Tower Unstable Hellion Zadia, Fearsome Outcast Zephyrus, Unparalleled Youngblood Guide Cuno, Localized Rewind Camrin's Sniper Rifle Deathless Lurker Led Astray Zora, First Responder Ancient Agreement Sparring Session Conscriptor General Rite of Purification Daisuke the Imposing Shade-Drinker Subdue Veena's Masterpiece Tenacious Heron Veena, Rising Queen View All


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4 10 20 8 12

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49 0 5 0 26

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The Devouring [Set1145]


March 22, 2024


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Battle Lines

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Luda Eternal Version: 24.03.14
Try Dissociate instead of Hesitate in the market. It raises the cost of the spell by 3 when you put it back in their hand. At least it will punish them a little more when they try to play it again.
DarkCorbeau Eternal Version: 24.03.14
Dissociate isn't in expedition