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Rolant Gets Even 49-0 Masters Gauntlet

Gauntlet Deck By
steelchucker3

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This deck was designed for gauntlet, however, it also has been working in PvP quite well (to my surprise!) So far, it's been shredding through gauntlet consistently (49-0). Any suggestions to changes I can make or any constructive criticism is always welcomed and appreciated.

I ended up adding Acantha Ascending to replace Blightmoth. Losing Blightmoth in this deck hurts, but what's done is done. This is kind of a flex slot, for now. I might not keep Acantha Ascending in the end. She has performed pretty well so far, though. I'd love to hear other ideas!

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
34,500

Premium Cost
278,400

Influence Requirements
4 6

Power Sources
20 21 16

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Deck Rarities
14 23 21 4 16

Card Types
28 5 22 0 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Dead Reckoning [Set1003]
Into Shadow [Set1004]
Homecoming [Set1005]
Shadow of the Spire [Set1087]
Awakening [Set1095]

Archetype
Control Midrange

Updated
December 17, 2020

Added
August 12, 2020

Views
5,649

Eternal Version
Empire of Glass

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Revisions (Since last major patch) December 17, 2020

Comments

Aritoka Eternal Version: 20.11.04
Since the last nerf Bligthmoth should be changed to another card because of manacost. It's 3 now.
steelchucker3 Eternal Version: 20.12.07
I haven't played in a couple months. Life got hectic. I'll have to post an updated list here in the next week or so that reflects the new changes. It'll be tough, as blightmoth is a hard unit to replace.
Aritoka Edited Eternal Version: 20.12.17
Yeah, blightmoth was really good in many situations. Using Vine Grafter now, pretty good card that can withstand two attacks and draw a card from your market.
Alover Edited Eternal Version: 20.10.06
Best gauntlet deck I could make but Blightmoth now makes it no good. I agree about editing or removing the market. I didn't get to the end of gauntlet regularly until I swapped in some Vanquish.
Mimp Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Crafted this and had a fun 7-0 run against the Gauntlet. There were a couple interesting interactions that were fun. Reweave on Evenhanded Golem to get Blightmoth against one of the grenadin decks was satisfying. Against Voices of the Void using Defile to steal his Ephemeral Wisp and Blightmoth to shut down his Dawnwalker almost seemed unfair.
steelchucker3 Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
I'm glad you're having fun with it. I really enjoy playing it, personally. Reweave has always been one of my favorite cards. It's just such a cool effect. Also, the fact that the card it brings out isn't susceptible to single target removal for 3 turns can be helpful, too. I really like playing Wasteland Broker and then using Reweave on him to bring out a Rolant, Iron Tyrant. Although, if you already have Rolant, Iron Tyrant on the field I like to Reweave Wasteland Broker into Vara, Vengeance-Seeker. If they have units on the field, they won't be able to interact with Vara, Vengeance-Seeker because she'll be shifted and they'll have no choice but to sac a unit. That allows Rolant, Iron Tyrant to grow larger and spawn another unit.
Cthulhudud3 Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Any suggestions for replacement for Stormhalt Knife? I don't have homecoming but wanna run this list. And thanks for sharing!
steelchucker3 Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Stormhalt Knife is pretty hard to replace, honestly. There's no other card that can become 0 cost removal that works with this deck. I would add whatever even cost removal you like best until you get the campaign.
Jedi_EJ Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Seems like a spicy list to me and I really enjoy playing Rolant. Do you mind if I mention this deck on the podcast for our constructed corner segment?
steelchucker3 Eternal Version: 20.08.10
I wouldn't mind at all. I'd be honored, in fact! :)
leejtr Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
So, wait. I'm confused. Broker or no broker ? What about vet Merc, he does pull merchants sometimes which would give access to the market
steelchucker3 Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
It works with or without a market. So, it's up to you if you want to run Wasteland Broker. Veteran Mercenary won't work, though, because this deck uses more than one type of influence.
leejtr Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Oh right sorry. Well done on the list. Haven't tried it yet but I think I'm gonna shift those rolants, been meaning to
steelchucker3 Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Even if you don't use this list, crafting Rolant is never a bad investment.
DragonsFury Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
21-0 so far with this deck minus Wasteland Broker with Howling Kurtarr in it's place. Deck is strong enough that a market doesn't really seem necessary. 21 games is too early to call it, but so far it is pretty enjoyable to play. Just Desserts is probably my new favorite card.
edit: 35-0
steelchucker3 Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Yeah, I'm currently testing that exact set up myself. Still very consistent without a market, so far. I think I may end up having two version of this deck. One with a market and further tweaking for PvP and one without a market for gauntlet. I'm still testing, so I guess we'll see! Just Desserts is awesome! I don't know why I haven't seen it in more decks. It's such a versatile card.
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Gwynen Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Thx for sharing. This is the most consistent Gauntlet Grinder I have ever played - and I played many Decks and much Gauntlet.
steelchucker3 Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Thank you for the feedback and kind words. Gauntlet is my favorite game mode, so I have played a lot too. This deck really seemed to work, so I figured I'd share it with the community.
Simkeoda Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Tnx for the deck, it's really good and consistent. I can confirm 35-0 run from yesterday. I had a close call against grenadines, so I included Malediction instead of Cleansing Rain, saved me couple of times after that and it works quite well with Rolant.
steelchucker3 Eternal Version: 20.08.10
That card definitely will clear up your wide board aggro opponents FAST! It also works well in this deck because there's not a lot of 2 cost units that you're playing for anything other than summon effects. I find that 4 copies of Blightmoth in the main deck are usually enough to cut grenadines/yetis off at the knees. That's the only reason I didn't put an aggro killer like Malediction in the market. If you're more comfortable having an extra answer for aggro, though, it's definitely the card you want. Also, Cleansing Rain is probably the least used card in the market. So, good choice on nixing that specific one. I'm glad you're having success with the list!
Simkeoda Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
I can now confirm 12 full runs of gauntlet without loss. In total, I changed 3 cards in market, market is as follows: Burglarize, Deathstrike, Malediction, Mantle of Justice and Nullblade. This list is absolutely the most consistent gauntlet deck I have ever played. That being said, I must point out that most of the wins still come from knowing AI decks and being able to anticipate AI reaction. Just Desserts is my personal MVP of the deck, but it was most effective (in my experience) on the offense, provoking AI to block and that "just desserting" key blockers in order to clear the board.
Thank you steelchucker3 for brewing this juicy list :)
steelchucker3 Eternal Version: 20.08.10
I'm glad you are enjoying it! I'm also glad that you have seen the unfettered glory of Just Desserts! One of my favorite promo cards ever!
arcade Eternal Version: 20.08.10
I think Svetya, Lightbringer fits this market better than Immortalize. Ends games much faster.

Really like the deck though.
steelchucker3 Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Svetya, Lightbringer was in earlier iterations of the deck. I found, though, that by the time she got rolling it wasn't a factor in most of the games. I ended up settling on this market to be more of niche cards that help in specific situations that the main deck might have trouble handling. Of course, you can change the market however you are more comfortable with. I really like Immortalize because it allows you to get back Wasteland Broker from the void after using Reweave on him to play Rolant, Iron Tyrant and allows you to go back into the market to pull an additional answer.
Martel Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Hello, tried your deck a bit, as I play a Gauntlet Roland myself since the start. Maybe works for you, which is cool. Not for me, because of permanent lack of board management. Consistency against Gauntlet, real one I mean, I personnally need 80% of the time Eremot's Designs and In Cold Blood, mostly driven by Wasteland Broker because it's an absolute spoiler (birdy512 if you read me...). Just an example to show this : put Icaria, First Reaper or Nullblade or Tasbu, the Forbidden in your market. Then watch the prodigy happen. You just get them when you need them, in serie.
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Gref Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Been playing this all day with Eremot and an extra Vara to sub for Rolant and Beseech the Throne for Just Desserts and it was performing well enough. Crafted Rolant just a moment ago and now the deck really rips! I think I'll keep playing with Beseech for the time being.

Also, I took out Burglarize from the market for Edict of Kodosh and I find myself grabbing Edict first in nearly every game. Highly recommend it :D
steelchucker3 Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Don't sleep on Just Desserts that card is amazing both for removal and attacking into your opponent. If you use it on, let's say, a 7/7 that Stormhalt Knife wouldn't be able to kill on its own. You play it on the unit in question and then attack that same unit with Stormhalt Knife the unit will die and your Stormhalt Knife won't take any damage. It's a great card and I don't know why it hasn't generated more buzz.
birdy512 Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Like the deck, but I don't like wasteland broker for gauntlet decks at all. For situations you need the market, wasteland broker does nothing but creates a dice roll where you can get the card you need next turn or 15 turns later. Statwise it's the best merchant but when you factor that more than 50% of the time the card you need won't be available till much later you're better off with a good 4 cost card. Howling Kurtarr comes close to the best 4 cost card for justice/shadow deck(especially after new sigils) and comes with the all important pledge skill that makes it useful if you ever start off with it in hand.

I've only played a few games with it, but having played with more gauntlet decks than most people I can tell the deck is viable , but I feel the merchant detracts from the deck rather than adds to it.
Martel Eternal Version: 20.08.10
I replied to you about Wasteland Broker up there.
Aritoka Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
I agree that Broker is useless with the cards steelchucker3 using in a market. There shold be powerful legendaries and rares that help you win like Incarnus, Aurapiercer, Eremot,Death Incarnate, etc. That's the right choice for the Wasteland Broker, imo. But Nullblade is usefull too in this deck. And thank you for the idea with Howling Kurtarr. Awesome creature!
steelchucker3 Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
The market is definitely up for debate, as it's the least fleshed out part of the deck. That being said, Nullblade is for void hate. Burglarize is for relic removal (and has saved me from losing SEVERAL games). Immortalize is for the combo listed below. Cleansing Rain is for curse heavy opponents. Silverblade Menace is for heavy spell opponents. I don't think this deck requires game enders in the market because the entire main deck is full of them. I like using the market for suring up the weaknesses of the main deck. That being said, if you wish, you can change the market or nix it entirely. Just a personal preference thing.
birdy512 Eternal Version: 20.08.10
There's nothing wrong with the market since I use at least a few of the cards in my mono shadow deck. The problem is that the cards are just BAD when combined with wasteland broker. Do you really want to gamble on the fact that you pick up 4 Burgalizes in a row or 4 cleansing rain?

The problem with wasteland broker is that the cards you want in the market are cards you want to pick up several times in a row instead of a 1 use situational card.
For certain PVP decks the ability to create 4 copies of a card is really useful. For gauntlet even with the crappy market dice roll of 1-20 do you want to add more random factors to it so you end up being unlucky enough to pick up 4 burgalizes in a row?

Why a lot of 'bad' decks go 100-0 in gauntlet is that the user was very lucky. Obviously for any deck you will have players who draw good hands and others bad hands. Over time ~1000 combined runs of different players it balances the true nature of the deck out.

The deck itself minus the merchant is very viable, what I'm saying is that merchant adds in a +5/-7% win/loss ratio which you don't want. As you stated the deck itself has finishers, and the main weakness which is prominent in most decks is a 'bad' start'. Your merchant doesn't shore up any weakness only adds in a dice roll where either you answer it or you don't for the next 15turns. Wasteland broker is not a real merchant. You market will only be available to you 30% of the time even with the broker out thanks to the random 1-20 cards.

The point of gauntlet decks is consistency not dice rolls(which is PVP). I've not seen one gauntlet deck that utilized wasteland broker that was decent for gauntlet. Irony is that your deck is decent even with wasteland broker, but that's due the strength of the deck itself.
steelchucker3 Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Now that the original deck build's streak is over, I'm testing a version with no market and Howling Kurtarr in place of Wasteland Broker. I'll let you know how it it goes!

Edit: Went 27-0 with the marketless setup. The game I lost was to the double damage gauntlet boss and I don't blame the loss on being marketless as much as it was just an unlucky setup for the boss. I think the deck would have went down in those conditions with or without a market. So, that being said, I'm continuing to test marketless. It's doing well so far.
steelchucker3 Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
I'll try your suggestion and see how it fairs. Thanks for the advice! :) Normally, I agree with you about Wasteland Broker. However, in an even deck running cylixes, I think that you get enough draw to make it less of a gamble. You do have to try to read the cards for max effect. I usually like to use broker to grab Immortalize. I'll often then Reweave him into a shifted Rolant, Iron Tyrant and then play some spot removal for quick deadly fliers. It seems to work well, but I'll definitely be trying your suggestion.
gomiko Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Nice deck! I can confirm that it's indeed a good Gauntlet deck. I went 20-1 so far. The only time I lost is when I was unable to draw power, and was stuck with high cost cards (it happens right).

Edit:
Kept playing still winning. Since it's an even deck it has draw power. I like how Reweave can be used on any 2-cost unit to shift-play Evenhanded Golem.
steelchucker3 Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Thanks for the support, my friend. Yes, the Evenhanded Golem meshes really well with Reweave to get extra gas and keep rocketing through your cards. That being said, I really like using Reweave on Wasteland Broker to get a shifted (and therefor much harder to remove) Rolant, Iron Tyrant then play some removal or use a Stormhalt Knife to quickly get some deadly flyers and also pump Rolant, Iron Tyrant up for a big unblockable attack. Also, if you use Wasteland Broker to fetch Immortalize you can use it to get him back from the void after you use Reweave to get another card out of your market.
gomiko Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Thanks for the tips! I was only fetching mostly Nullblade and Silverblade Menace in my runs in the market so far. I also tried using it on Throne. I'm haven't kept track of my wins yet, but I can say I got mostly wins. I mostly lost to control decks with Turn to Seed, which are really a threat to even decks. Not only does that card turn every unit in a deck to a seed, it also prevents drawing using Evenhanded Golem because of the 1-cost-seed. The good news is with careful play those kind of decks can still be beatable using mostly weapons and the flyers.
steelchucker3 Edited Eternal Version: 20.08.10
Turn to Seed, it's a real nightmare for any shadow deck. That being said, if you're doing PvP with this deck, I'd suggest saving any copies of Devour that you get in your hand if you're playing against a primal deck. That way, when they try to use Turn to Seed you can just Devour the target card to stop it from getting transformed.