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Birds with Tools

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Threw this together after the crow buff.

No great shakes, but it did get from D2 to master fairly quickly.

Edit: Mucked about with the powerbase to give us JJ/PP on 3 more consistently.


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
2 2

Power Sources
19 18 12 4

Power Calculator
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Deck Rarities
9 25 29 4 4

Card Types
28 10 13 0 29

Contains Cards From Campaigns
The Tale of Horus Traver [Set1002]


September 5, 2018

August 31, 2018


Eternal Version
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Revisions (Since last major patch) September 1, 2018



valentinee105 Edited Eternal Version: 1.40
November 2018 Masters with this deck. All the way through Diamond with just this.
Dendroaspis Eternal Version: 1.40
That's great! I'm glad people are still having fun with birds that use tools.
Arzheu Eternal Version: 1.37.4
Hey, it`s me again, crafted the rest of the cards (main deck) about three days ago and I`m enjoying a lot this deck, I just made some changes in the market, since I choose not to craft Eilyn now and I`m still farming gold for the campaings,
My market is:
Mirror Image
Eilyin's Choice
Rain of Frogs
Dendroaspis Eternal Version: 1.37.4
Nice! Glad you're enjoying it.
Orion Eternal Version: 1.37.4
I streamed this last night and went from D3-Masters in 2 hours
anomia Edited Eternal Version: 1.37.4
Great video, Orion. I have noticed some changes you made. What are the main changes you made? You had any trouble with combrei decks?
Orion Edited Eternal Version: 1.37.4
My main deck is the same, as I haven't found anything that I really dislike, aside from maybe wanting less depleted power, but I don't want to remove any of the dual faction influence. Crownwatch Tactic has saved me enough times to keep the 3 in as well.
What I did change is in the market. I mentioned I'm not a fan of Eilyn, and since I was removing her, I didn't see much need for more power in the market either. To this end, I added in an Unstable Form and a Breeze Dancer. For both of these choices, they were pretty much just because I needed Primal cards in the market and that's what it came down to. There weren't any other options I had that seemed like good fits.
As far as Breeze Dancer goes, you can think of her like a replacement for the Cobalt Monument. One of them is a 4/4 Flying for 5, the other is a 2/4 Flying for 4 that has a Crown attached to it.This serves to give your Unseen Commandos more buff targets.
I chose Unstable Form as the other card since it's at best 2 Removal spells, and at worst, you were gonna lose anyway.
Looking in the "Cards I don't have in my collection" page, I'd consider other cards to be market options.
Horde Plunderer is a cheap blocker that you're guaranteed to play, given it has the same cost as your Merchant. Later on, you can chain her with a Spellcraft weapon on the same turn to get it's effect off. She dodges a lot of removal, and can act as a scapegoat to play out before other units, such as Unseen Commando or The Great Caw himself, Acquisitive Crow.
Spiritward Shaman falls in line similar to Horde Plunderer. She's a good blocker, and her ability is nuts. One of the biggest issues this deck has seems to be Control deck that seem to draw everything and you're left with nothing to protect yourself. Aegis at the start of every turn, and protection for all your future units sounds amazing. Haven't tested is, but I'd encourage it to someone who can.
That's pretty much it for Market considerations. You could try
Champion of Order if you really wanted to, but the influence requirements seem like they'd be too much, at least to hit both of them.

Edit: I experimented with a few ways to use the Card indicator, but I'm not going back through to edit because whoever ran this site apparently didn't think it'd be a good idea to allow more than two lines of text in the box at a time and I can't scroll through it, nor can I just use the arrows to scroll up. I could tap my up and down keys but I have no way of highlighting certain parts and it's too much effort.
anomia Eternal Version: 1.37.4
Great insights, thank you so much.
Orion Eternal Version: 1.37.4
Update: I've replaced Unstable Form with Hailstorm in the market because I'm damn tired of losing to Skycrag having 8 creatures and still having every removal in their deck.
Dendroaspis Eternal Version: 1.37.4
That’s great! I’m glad it worked for you. What’s your channel? I’ll shoot you a follow.
Orion Eternal Version: 1.37.4
Arzheu Eternal Version: 1.37.4
I send this list to a streammer test it, since I just started just two months ago and dont have all the cards :/ , this list seems nice
Dendroaspis Eternal Version: 1.37.4
Thanks! What are you missing? We might be able to come up with replacements. For example, I’d try replacing Kothon with something like Crownwatch Paladin.
Arzheu Edited Eternal Version: 1.37.4
4 Shelterwing Rider
4 Svetya
1 Crest
1 Eilyn, Clan Mother
1 Vision Of Austerity (dont have the campaigns yet :/)

I`ll farm a litte bit more :v
Dendroaspis Eternal Version: 1.37.4
Hmm... I'm not sure on Shelterwing and Svetya.

For the others you might look at:

1 seek power instead of crest - it's essentially a depleted power like crest would be and would let you fix for whatever you needed
polymorph and bring down for eilyn and vision - honestly, I'm not sure if I ever got eilyn out of the market. there's nothing else like vision to put there, but polymorph / bring down can fill roles as narrow type of removal that works well in the market.
Orion Edited Eternal Version: 1.37.4
Shelterwing is pretty important.
Vision and Eilyn can be replaced with something else that you do have for the time being. Vision has helped me a few times, but honestly I've been considering replacing Eilyn in the market with something else.
I'm usually not in a position to play her, and when I can, I usually can't get her, or she dies immediately without having any impact and I lose. She just doesn't fit the deck's game plan.
Svetya is pretty key as you can win games simply by chaining her through multiples copies and Mirror Images.
Crest is good for fixing, though I've noticed a lot of the issues the deck has is stumbling on power being depleted, so you could try it with a Justice Sigil in it's place, as you need JJ far more often than PP.