Now that I've hit Legend in Wild- ahem, sorry, Masters in Throne with this deck, I feel confident sharing it to the public. The basic idea of this deck isn't particularly original- stack a bunch of red influence to get a really big Flash Fire
as well as other burn cards using Shavkan Dogma
. The big realization I had about this deck archetype is that it's not meant to be aggro, it's meant to be control! In mono red! See, the core idea of Shavkan Dogma is to set a strict timer- if you get to 16 influence, you're probably going to win real quick. But aggro doesn't need a timer, because aggro cards are already very fast timers. So instead, the way to play this deck is very similar to its namesake from the other game- take it slow, count the amount of burn in your hand, and as soon as that number exceeds the opponent's health, dump all your spells on their face.
The key is that this deck is absolutely full of win conditions, even if you don't draw Dogma until it's too late. Grand Builder
and Shavka Evangel
give you extra influences to speed up the timer, Shavka Evangel and the Grenadins from Granite Waystone
can be thrown away with Catalyze
to dig through the deck and try for double damage burn, Shavkan, Flame Reborn
himself is just an enormous pile of value, as is Corrosive Dagger
, and of course all the burn spells take double duty as removal and face damage.
And the best part? It's super budget! You only need two or three rares and two campaigns, one of which is currently in rotation for Expedition so you'll probably be buying it anyway. So for a Throne deck, this was very easy for me to afford and I hope it will be for you, too.