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Larai's Pillowfort of pain

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Do you like grindy control decks? Toolbox decks? Do you believe fun is a zero-sum game and want to bore your opponents to death? Boy, do I have the deck for you.

The idea of this deck is simple (silence threats/board wipe and win with chalice/Wand eventually), although in practice there is a lot of decision making and tough choices when it comes to what to actually play and grab with Larai, with the market, and when to board wipe/play or activate your relics safely/etc.

So far I have been having decent success with the deck and there is definitely a ton of ways to build this (in main and market) but I like this setup so far.

Ancient Excavator: Pretty much just to rebuy key relics if opponents are running relic hate. Nice roadblock body too. Pretty sure this must be in the market
Bastion of the Dawn: I rarely grab this card and this probably would be better as something else, but there's not much else in the 5 drop slot and the silence immunity might come up in a blue moon to protect ephemeral wisp/Larai
Elvish Swindler: Might be good enough to maindeck but he's chilling here for now. A marketable tutor that can grab one of our cheap relics
Grodov's Burden: I only grab this against super grindy control decks like the mirror or against FTS sacrifice. A draw engine and turns our units into actual threats even without chalice up.
Ila & Mizo:Was staff of stories, but honestly it was super redundant and not useful. Ila & Mizo provides a threat that can roadblock and multiply itself into a wincon. Maybe Savage Incursion would still be better to speed up the clock as a wincon after grinding out long?

Dropped a chalice (4 is honestly overkill since we can tutor it up with Larai), Wrenn (not that great; turns on removal really well and the body/mastery isn't amazing), and put Ila & Mizo in the market over staff of stories (sometimes you just want a big dumb threat).

Decided to add Ageworn Vestige (another board wipe and weapon is good) & a Citywide Ban (not sold on this yet, but the ability to be a silver bullet lock-piece for a threat seems good in our toolbox)

Expedition Information


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
3 3 2

Power Sources
11 11 9 14

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Deck Rarities
10 15 33 11

Card Types
23 15 16 1 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Promises by Firelight [Set1007]


February 14, 2020


Eternal Version
v1.50 - Echoes of Eternity

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Revisions (Since last major patch) February 14, 2020


puchpuchacz Eternal Version: 1.50.5
Aww yiss I love the idea, I tried to make expedition deck with Larai and Chalice but unfortunately with no bigger success. Maybe trying to push in 4x channel the tempest was mistake
CardboardAddict Eternal Version: 1.50.5
Whoa, didn't even realize Channel was still in the expedition format, but yeah, seems like a bit overkill and win-more. There's probably a good Channel deck in these colors, but it probably would be built way differently than this. Less units and relics and more general removal spells.

Anyway, I changed a bit around. 4 chalice was way too much and clunky, Wrenn wasn't helpful almost ever, and Ila & Mizo is better than Staff of Stories in the market.