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. Market 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
: 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)