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Praxis Ramp - First Ever Master!

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TheL0rd0fSpace
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I don't have a real write-up for this. I just tweaked this list right here. Here's the changes I made, and why:

I agree with their stance that ramp needs to be good when you cast it on curve, or when you draw it late, which rules out most pieces that Praxis Ramp lists use. To that end, I really enjoy Call for Aid. This card is great against Justice decks when you suspect a board clear is coming soon and want something proactive to do in the meantime. The deck also lacks a lot of ways to keep its hand size pre-Kairos, which can make using your Merchants trickier.

Saber-Tooth Prideleader is a card I put in basically every Time list I run, either in the Market, maindeck, or both. The reason for that is that it's just so damn flexible. Against Aggro decks, it gives some much needed life-gain as well as a surprise blocker to pick off attackers they'd have never attacked with if you had cast a Titan instead, for instance. And, virtually every other deck uses relics for *some* purpose, be it incidental from Teacher of Humility all the up to relic weapons like Stormhalt Knife or Sword of the Sky King. This card just does too much too efficiently to exclude from your lists that can play it reliably. If you want to cut it, at least keep 1x in the Market.

Maybe I'm a scrub, but putting 1x Banner in a market always feels like a wasted slot to me. Instead of cutting Tocas, Waystone Harvester from the deck entirely, I moved him from the maindeck to a 1x in the Market, and cut the banner. Honestly, this is a super flex slot; every single other card was useful more often than he was. Cut it for something more situational, yet powerful. Passage of Eons, perhaps?

I didn't like Xo of the Endless Hoard. You so rarely get to attack with him, and the main value I get from him in decks is throwing him into/out of the market and just keeping the Treasure Trove as free gravy. But, when you can't pull him back out, that gets diminished a lot for me. I reckon FJT decks will love casting and attacking with him, but I rarely attacked, and when I did, I never had the power to spend on his ult. I kept cutting copies of him, one by one, until he was gone.

Don't underestimate the value of Infinite Hourglass. Its main purpose is to hard counter cards like Permafrost and Winter's Grasp, which it does very well, but the free endurance can allow you to attack and defend, which can give a huge edge in a race, especially if you cast a unit, give it killer, and then have it on defense to threaten another kill.

Xenan Initiation felt a bit weak. I rarely pulled it. Maybe it could come out, although I don't know what for. Killer is insane when it's good, but pretty meh when it isn't.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
82,000

Premium Cost
297,600

Influence Requirements
3 3

Power Sources
19 22 16

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Deck Rarities
20 18 16 21

Card Types
37 1 17 0 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Homecoming [Set1005]
Trials of Grodov [Set1006]

Archetype
Midrange

Updated
October 25, 2019

Added
October 24, 2019

Views
8,192

Eternal Version
v1.47 - The Flame of Xulta

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Dillon Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.5
sarcasm came off horribly wrong here, lol.
TheL0rd0fSpace Eternal Version: 1.47.5
My sarcasm?

I'm genuinely confused now, lul.
Dillon Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Ah shit my bad man! I had originally written a very sarcastic but asshole sarcastic is the way it would've come off.. As in I was just being a dick to be a dick and I don't want you or anybody else think that since I was genuinely about to praise you before I just said ah man and edited it to that AFTER I already posted it.. it was a pretty long comment and I didn't feel like typing it all over again, especially on my iPhone keyboard xD


tl;Dr - Edited original comment in fear you/someone else would think it was being mean and not for what it really was, and a praise post. T
Then they lived happily ever after...


The end!
Jmal Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Congrats. I've reached master a week ago with rakano valks. And this deck is a though match up. I'll consider this bigboi deck. Ty for sharing. Cheers
Satanspogostick Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Sauce for Rakano Valks?
TheL0rd0fSpace Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Best of luck to you, fam.
StarBright Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Thanks for the list! Pushed me over the fence to finally craft all those expensive time legos and I don't regret it. Deck leads to some ridiculous shenanigans I swear.
TheL0rd0fSpace Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Yeah, this list is a bit pricey. I'd get my mileage out of it before it rotates out of the meta.

Fortunately for me, I owned almost all these pieces, so crafting the rest hardly cost anything.
ThankU4Scooping Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Congrats on first master! I'm honestly terrible at playing praxis for some reason, so just here for encouragement.
TheL0rd0fSpace Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Odd to hear, because to me, Praxis (at least, most meta builds of it) feel pretty brainless.

Maybe (assuming your SS cost wouldn't be too high) this is the one for you to try? Its original creator designed it to be as resilient to removal/bad draws as possible, and I did my best to improve upon that.

I'm just saying, the first time you cast Kairos into Teacher for a free Torch+Disciplinary Weights, you'll feel the arousal I did.

Excellent username btw.
ThankU4Scooping Eternal Version: 1.47.5
I only play garbage. I got master with maul I think this time. Every time I play praxis I lose. Except when praxis pledge was a thing
maingi Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Congrats on getting Master for the first time! How long have you been playing? :P
TheL0rd0fSpace Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Been playing since Set 1, open beta probably. I believe my highest tier for the Veteran's card back is the Masters rank one.
biologynut99 Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Test Scorpion Wasp instead of the deadly creeper. I've played so much of Kairos decks and the ambush makes all the difference, since we don't have kill spells we are at risk of large units being able to stick, but having wasp saves my bacon so many times.

Just a thought from my experience.
TheL0rd0fSpace Eternal Version: 1.47.5
I could see that being good, but Creeper is so good as an early, proactive play that replaces itself.

I would be interested in trying out Wasp in the market, if I were still grinding this list. Probably as a replacement for Initiation.