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Radiant Killers

Standard Deck By
loomweaver
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Type

Faction

Information

The idea behind the deck is to combine a Radiant/Wisp deck with a Killer deck, which is surprisingly easy considering the cards available. Most of the Radiant/Wisp decks I've seen focus on wide board presence rather than exploiting the recurring nature of Radiants/Wisps, and I wanted to try something different.

Overview:
Xenan Initiation has high combo potential with any recurring or Deadly units, such as Kerendon Merchant, Lumen Reclaimer, Dawnwalker or even Ephemeral Wisp.
Xenan Temple gives additional Xenan Initiation copies, Tasbu, the Forbidden has great board presence, Azindel, Revealed is a great finisher.
Banish is a tech card against relics and void hate cards. Vara's Choice is a great hand hate card that doubles as removal.

Strategy:
You should aim for an opening hand with Entrancer, Pathlighter, Mitotic Wisp, Ephemeral Wisp or Kerendon Merchant.
Try not to play Lumen Reclaimer unless you have Xenan Initiation or Xenan Temple available - you don't want Lumen Reclaimer copies in your deck without Killer.
Preserver of Dualities helps you to buff Ephemeral Wisp, which in turn helps you to play Dawnwalker.
Devour speeds up Mitotic Wisp's Ultimate activation.

Sideboard:
Xenan Cultist is a somewhat questionable choice, but I find it to be a great combo piece when you have Ephemeral Wisp on board or Soulbringer in hand.
Both Shadowlands Guide and Xenan Obelisk are viable choices if you want to restructure your deck to be more reliant on 1-drops (Weary Spiteling, Pathlighter etc).
In Cold Blood is an excellent tech card against Justice midrange decks (Rakano Valks, Hooru Fliers, Combrei Midrange, Argenport Midrange etc).
Vara, Vengeance-Seeker is still a great tech card against Aegis decks, even if it dies to Torch nowadays.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
49,600

Premium Cost
236,800

Influence Requirements
2 5

Power Sources
18 20 12

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Deck Rarities
12 18 26 12

Card Types
39 0 11 4 26

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Dead Reckoning [Set1003]
Into Shadow [Set1004]

Archetype
Combo Midrange

Updated
July 20, 2019

Added
July 19, 2019

Views
962

Eternal Version
v1.46 - Dark Frontier

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Revisions (Since last major patch) July 19, 2019

Comments

NotAPorpoise Edited Eternal Version: 1.46.8
I might suggest skewing your powerbase more toward shadow for tasbu.
Edit: Realize now that you have dawnwalker to worry about for influence too so that may not be the best idea now that I think about it.
OneAntic Eternal Version: 1.46.8
The only things that would recur dawnwalker pre-obelisk are tasbu and azindel anyway so i think you can get away with it.
loomweaver Edited Eternal Version: 1.46.8
I might cut some Time Sigils for Shadow Sigils, but playing Tasbu is less of a priority than stuff like Soulbringer, Xenan Temple or Xenan Initiation anyway. I usually market Tasbu if I draw one in my opening hand.
NotAPorpoise Eternal Version: 1.46.8
Fair enough. How has lumen reclaimer been treating you? I run a more aggro/ 1drop heavy version with dark return and wanted to try one more focused on Azindel and Tasbu
loomweaver Eternal Version: 1.46.8
Lumen Reclaimer is pretty good with Killer, but it's nothing to write home about if you play it vanilla. It probably would be better with Revenge/Destiny, tbh, but it's kinda unreasonable running Swear Revenge in the market just for this one combo.
NotAPorpoise Eternal Version: 1.46.8
Sounds like a fun card to build a deck around, what would you recommend replacing her with?