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Argenport Midrange Gauntlet (Echoes of Eternity)

Gauntlet Deck By
FallenChameleon

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Update 2: I subbed Edict of Kodosh back in for Lay Siege and Inquisitor Makto in for Tavrod, Auric Broker. I only did one 7 win run but Makto was better than Tavrod would have been in every spot. Being resistant to most removal is just better than a low probability card draw, and the flying unit provides easy additional damage. I like this new list but feel free to mess around with it, maybe adding Minotaur Platemaker if you want to keep Tavrod, though Sheriff Marley has over-performed for me as an Aegis unit, Silence and Chump blocker generator.

Update: I have since had a few bad runs where the deck struggles occasionally with flooding out but also against very aggressive starts. I'm finding that we don't really need multiples of Pale Rider's Timepiece most of the time, so I'm testing -1 Edict of Kodosh +1 Timepiece in the market and replacing the maindeck copies with 4 Bloodletter. Deck is pretty good but still may need some tweaks. Tavrod, Auric Broker is probably at its weakest in this build with only 10 hits possible, including other Tavrod. It is definitely worth testing Inquisitor Makto in this slot or if you're feeling ambitious with the powerbase, Tasbu, the Forbidden.

This deck has passed the initial 35-0 test at masters, bosses were limitless possibilities x3 and highly skilled x2 (I would have liked more variety here so let me know how it goes against other bosses). The AI had the benefit of destiny Thunderstrike Dragons and numerous Exalted Echo units and the deck was able to easily overcome that advantage thanks to Pale Rider's Timepiece. Master's Blade gives the deck additional removal and is pretty easy to invoke thanks to the multiskilled units. Both these weapons are incredible draws off Tavrod. I opted for a bunch of Aegis units to help against AI removal decks and lock up an easy win with Flying Deadly Killer Lifesteal Aegis units which are too much for the AI to deal with.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
38,300

Premium Cost
180,800

Influence Requirements
2 4

Power Sources
19 23 15

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Deck Rarities
10 30 24 5

Card Types
28 9 16 0 27

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Dead Reckoning [Set1003]

Archetype
Midrange

Updated
February 23, 2020

Added
February 15, 2020

Views
2,422

Eternal Version
v1.50 - Echoes of Eternity

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Revisions (Since last major patch) February 19, 2020

Comments

Alomba87 Eternal Version: 1.50.8
Great deck. I actually subbed Flamebathe Reformation into the Market, took out the hammer. All of the units have skills, Makto with Exalted is gross, and Marley pumps out 1/1s with Aegis, so you can keep supplying your units with weapons. Really effective!
FallenChameleon Eternal Version: 1.50.8
Interesting idea, although I wonder if Edict of Makkar is better than Runehammer or not as far as what to sub out of the market.
Alomba87 Eternal Version: 1.50.8
Edict has actually saved me a few times. The decks with T or J are some of my most difficult opponents, and it's really efficient at 1. I wasn't running into many situations where I wanted the hammer, but maybe my luck will change! XD
AtrumDelorox Edited Eternal Version: 1.50.6
I don't know if I was doing something wrong, but I have not been having as much luck with this deck. After playing around with the cards I ended up with...

For the market:
-1 Lay Siege for +1 Edict of Kodosh. The emergency instant kill/silence has saved me numerous times.
-1 Auric Runehammer for +1 Avigraft. Shutting down tokens in some of those decks is a life saver.
For the main deck:
-4 Vara's Favor for +4 Desecrate. I never felt I needed the Favor, but I felt kill power was lacking with only slay. Plus the restrictions on Suffocate and Annihilate didn't cut it for stronger decks.
-1 Sheriff, Tavrod, Seek Power, Annihilate for +4 Hair-Trigger Pistol. I never feel like I need the Sheriff. Tavrod I can still be convinced to have 4 of, but 3 seems like a sweet spot so far. Seek Power never felt necessary and Annihilate was just a weak link to cut to make room for a 4th Pistol. Since I'm banking entirely on Master's Blade and Silverwing Terror, I figure the more skills the better.
-4 Bloodletter for +4 Blackguard Sidearm. So many things already have lifesteal in the deck, and even for those that don't, it's only temporary. I figure a permanent and different skilled 3 power weapon would be better instead of Bloodletter.
-1 Shadow Sigil for +1 Master's Blade. I need that weapon more than anything. So it had to be maxed. Plus, 26 power is 1 too much for me.
-1 Shadow Sigil for +1 Justice Sigil. Just to make the Sigils even. 5 each.

I'm thinking of maybe taking out Avigraft for maybe Hammer of Might. Though perhaps another 3 power weapons would be better if I'm mana starved, so Spectral Scythe might be better. I'm not sure though. So far it's working out all right as is. The market is mainly my Get-out-of-jail-free card between the 2 Edicts and Pale Rider's Timepiece.
I don't know if this is how you intended the deck to work, but my strategy is essentially to bring out Silverwing Terror and win. Some pistols + a Master's Blade and the game is over in 2 or 3 additional turns, more if things didn't start out so well. I've been mana starved several irritating times, but luckily even at just 3 power, I can typically win without any more because all my weapons and Silverwing are at 3. I'd say 90% of my losses come from being stuck at 2 power. Something that I have not had happen to me until I crafted this deck. And none of my other decks use more than 25 power either, or power searchers, so I don't know what's up with that.
FallenChameleon Eternal Version: 1.50.6
Not sure about cutting the Vara's Favors as going down to 25 power will make casting our five drops tough and Pale Rider's Timepiece extremely hard. I like your change to bring edict of kodosh in for Lay Siege. Runehammer might be needed for Aegis units but Avigraft is certainly not bad. I think I would run Copperhall Bracers over Hair Trigger Pistol since Invulnerable to damage functions even better than quickdraw and we get to draw power. The deadly quickdraw on one unit is nice though.
AtrumDelorox Edited Eternal Version: 1.50.6
The way I run the deck, I only really need to get up to 3 power. If getting to 5 proves difficult, I just smuggle out Tavrod out with an Edict or Thief's Pick (I just realized that the Scythe is a RELIC weapon, oops lol). Whatever the situation calls for. But Since this is a weapon centric deck, Copperhall Bracers sounds like a perfect compromise between having a way to get more power and protecting our units.

Unfortunately I don't have enough shiftstone to make any so I can't test that out. I'd probably put it in the Market and run it at one. What do you think about switching out Blackguard Sidearm with Stalwart Shield? Deadly's great at keeping the AI at bay so I don't want to remove Hair-Trigger. A problem I occasionally run into is not having enough units to defend and attack with. I end up relying on trying to out-heal the damage with a buffed up Silverwing. But if it had Endurance, it'd solve that problem. But it is a 4 drop, which wouldn't matter as much if I had Copperhall I suppose.
FallenChameleon Eternal Version: 1.50.6
Stalwart Shield is not unreasonable, as it breaks stun and might help you race. I'm not sure as I haven't tested it. Worth trying.
Lemon Edited Eternal Version: 1.50.5
I just finished a couple of runs, both 7-0 against Limitless Possibilities and Defender of the Spire; overall the deck feels good to play.
I personally don't think there's a compelling reason to use Edict of Makkar over Kodosh, and I have mixed feelings about Lay Siege: it's a good market card in general, but after trying it a few times in the past I found it too situational compared to, say, Avigraft or Adjudicator's Gavel.
I haven't played the deck nearly enough to be sure, just those are a few changes I'd make after a first impression. Other than that, it's a pretty nice list.
FallenChameleon Eternal Version: 1.50.5
Lay Siege is definitely the card I have pulled the least often, so I could see cutting it for the Edict of Kodosh being correct. The efficiency of Makkar can't be beat, but silencing a Sandstorm Titan with Kodosh is sometimes enough to get through in the air.
Lemon Eternal Version: 1.50.5
I don't know, Edict of Makkar never really made the cut for me when building shadow based decks. I'll try it instead of Lay Siege and see if it changes my mind.
DeathssAngel Eternal Version: 1.50.5
is there anything i can replace sheriff with?
FallenChameleon Eternal Version: 1.50.5
Minotaur Platemaker would give another hit off of Tavrod, Auric Broker and the weapons go nicely on units like Silverwing Familiar and Unseen Commando. The disadvantage is you lose access to silence and the ability to make chump blockers to stall out the ground while attacking in the air, and it's one less Aegis unit for if you pull Pale Rider's Timepiece.
Ravager Eternal Version: 1.50.5
Best gauntlet deck I've tried so far, thanks. Fast, easy, and effective.
FallenChameleon Eternal Version: 1.50.5
I'm glad to hear it's working for you!