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Nightmare/Dawnwalker Dredge

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Welcome everyone to a deck that draws cards in an unconventional way!

I want to start right away by saying thank you so much to Booker on the Direwolf Discord for sharing me their initial list, it really got me excited to play and adjust things to where I liked it. This deck would not exist as it is without them!

**Edit** Thanks psly4mne for the condemn suggestion, it's really given the deck a bit quicker responses to your opponents gameplan.

Thanks to Direwolf, Dawnwalker now only costs TT to bring back from the discard, and that is HUGE! We take this further with the help of our friend Endless Nightmare buffed by Clocktower Sentinel to casually recur 2-8 threats at the low low cost of FREE! (ish)

"but Kas, how does this deck beat Adjudicator's Gavel ?"

That's the thing.... you don't.

This deck is best pretending things like that don't exist. You can't really beat it in most cases, so just act as if they don't have it.

Some important things to think about when playing this deck:

- you really want to get to 4 power, that's when the deck starts churning out value, so don't be afraid to keep a hand with 3-4 power and rely on drawing your mill cards.

- you need to end your turn with 4 power up for the nightmare chain, there is a response window after the nightmares come back, and before your turn ends if you want to use cards like Worthy Cause before your opponent gets to start their turn.

- even though Malaise is a fast spell, often you want to play it on your turn so you don't miss out on a Clocktower Sentinel buff.

As always, let me know if you make any changes, and if you enjoyed the deck!



Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
2 4

Power Sources
20 17 16 4

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Deck Rarities
26 10 36 3 4

Card Types
38 0 17 0 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Shadow of the Spire [Set1087]
Hour of Glass [Set1115]


January 13, 2022

January 7, 2022


Eternal Version
Cold Hunt

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Revisions (Since last major patch) January 13, 2022



billiy Eternal Version: 22.01.13
Wow, this is fun!
psly4mne Eternal Version: 21.12.16
Very fun deck. With the low cost market, I think Condemn is better than Smuggler. Infinite Hourglass is a neat market option allowing your Dawnwalkers to come back and block right away, and Turn for the Worse is always nice in a Condemn market.
Kasendrith Eternal Version: 21.12.16
I like the idea of condemn a lot as a market, the only downside is that it is not a unit for the shoaldredger count. I will have to test the idea though, thanks for the suggestion!
FightApathyOrDont Eternal Version: 21.12.16
Love this kind of deck!
Prior to Cold Hunt I saw one similar using Grasping at Shadows, Eremot's Machinations or a Market Vara, Fate-Touched to get the fatties on the board too. Reasons they didn't make the list? Thoughts on a market Xenan Temple or maybe your thoughts on the very-low cost market in general?
How have you found Fear to work? That's a new one to me! Cool idea.
P.S. For real laughed at loud at the "That's the thing.... you don't." Thank you for improving my day. :D
Kasendrith Eternal Version: 21.12.16
I actually had Machinations in the market for a while, but constantly found myself not wanting it whenever I needed to go to the market. having many 1 cost fast spells allow you to leave up 4 for nightmare to come back, then you can ambush + spell on your opponents turn. with that in mind, excavate kind of fills the role of grasping at shadows while also being a copy of any card in your discard that you might need in the situation. also to add, fear is an exceptional addition to the self discard strategy this deck wants.
FightApathyOrDont Eternal Version: 21.12.16
Solid logic! Thank you for the insights. Looks like I'll be crafting some Fear this afternoon.