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Top 64 ECQ Homecoming Ixtun Peaks (19-9)

Standard Deck By
1CHEETAH1
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Type

Faction

Information

This deck is basically a midrange deck, similar to ftp or jennev; however, the main difference is the fact that it can transition into a late game combo.

I run 7 Smugglers (4 Howling Peak Smuggler + 3 Red Canyon Smuggler) instead of 8 as there isn't really anything i'm curving into in the market. Yushkov, the Usurper is the turn 4 play if you do get an early smuggler, but you usually want Svetya, Orene of Kosul on 4.

Fire market is important for Bore and Xo of the Endless Hoard shuffling. Market choices are fairly self explanatory

Insight on some unique inclusions:
Linebreaker's Shield helps with late game card draw, stall, and can be used to un-stun a unit, such as one that had been Permafrosted. This also makes Display of Honor better, as it can actually use the the void recursion ability consistently, grabbing the shields and Auric Runehammer. Sudden Schism allows you to combo without Howling Peak. Both also acts as another renown trigger for Aniyah, Arctic Sheriff.

In the early game, you are just gathering power and using Strategize to improve hand quality. The ideal scenario is going merchant into Svetya into West-Wind Herald into Howling Peak. Just try to win on board.

After this, you have to decide based on your hand and the board whether you want to go for the beatdown, use your combo, or just outlast them in resources. For example, against ramp and more control style decks, you want to try to kill them as fast as possible, especially if you don't have merchant to grab Bore for Pit of Lenekta or Martyr's Chains. However, the situation is different each game. It really just comes down to experience with the game and the deck.

It is important to remember that the deck isn't strictly a combo deck. West-Wind Herald is a very good turn 5 play, as it curves into Howling Peak, Mirror Image and swing for 2 extra Heralds on board.

Against aggro, you try to stall until you can slam down a Howling Peak Smuggler into Torrential Downpour. Torches and Auric Runehammer are great against aggro. Display of Honor's lifesteal mode can be used to help stabilize. You will always outvalue and stabilize against an aggro opponent in the late game.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
56,500

Premium Cost
229,600

Influence Requirements
4 2 2

Power Sources
14 11 15 15

Power Calculator
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Deck Rarities
12 26 19 5 11

Card Types
24 5 22 4 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Dead Reckoning [Set1003]

Archetype
Combo Midrange

Updated
March 17, 2019

Added
March 16, 2019

Views
1,419

Eternal Version
v1.43 - Community Store

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Knighthawke Eternal Version: 1.44
I like the look of this deck. I enjoyed the FPS west wind combo deck but hated when it durdled and couldn't get the combo going. This seems to a be a good alternative shell for the west wind combo however I do not fully understand the function of yushkov in this deck. It doesn't really help that i struggle to grasp the proper use of yushkov to begin with. Also is there really not room for the full playset of displays? Other than knowledge perhaps, all the displays seem extremely powerful
1CHEETAH1 Eternal Version: 1.44
Yushkov is just a 4-cost unit to play on curve. I agree it isn't the best in that spot. A change I made is replacing it with Svetya and adding some other 4-drop to the list. Display isn't really that strong. It is primary used as removal, but it also leaves a 2 1. Vanquish is almost always better than it. Lifesteal vs aggro can be good, but that is the only time I see myself using it as a pump spell, and you have to hold 3 power to do so, which is never good in this kind of midrange-style deck.
rapicho Eternal Version: 1.44
could you give a brief overview on playing this deck? it looks rly cool, but it doesn't seem very linear, and I can't tell if West-Wind Herald is the wincon or just a wincon.
rapicho Eternal Version: 1.44
Also congrats on qualifying for the ECQ!
1CHEETAH1 Eternal Version: 1.44
Thanks! I did a quick little write up. If there are any other questions you have, just send another message here or even in game.