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
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.
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.