Pledge at least $1 to on Patreon and the ads will be removed as a thank you!

Rakano's Weapons are Unmatched!

Throne Deck By


Cost Curve




I got to Masters with Rakano Weapons. Somehow.

That's a lie, I do know how this deck made it all the way, and here's how:

The core of the deck is split into 3 sections: buff targets, weapons, and utility

The most important is our core set of buff targets: a variety of threats that your opponent will find it very difficult to answer well: Ghostblade Outcast and Iron Priestess that allow their buffs to stick around after they die, Crownwatch Paladin with her Aegis, Highland Sharpshooter who dodges annihilate and can boost your next unit, and Varret, Hero-in-Training who innately dodges Annihilate as well as being able to flexibly choose Overwhelm, Lifesteal, or Aegis as the game demands.

The next step are our weapons, namely Gemblazer Cannon and Copperhall Bracers. Both are very potent weapons to slam down on our units, and thanks to said unit's ability to dodge out on many forms of removal spells, you're able to attack in for large amounts of damage surprisingly fast. Extra shoutout to Varret, who can equip Copperhall Bracers and immediately complete his mastery to transform into an Aegis beatstick your opponent will find incredibly hard to kill.

Finally, we have all the bits that take the deck to the next level. Our protection/interaction suite of Bubble Shield, Lay Siege and Torch lets us fight against whatever the opponent's trying to do (Lay Siege is particularly good against Skycrag Aggro), and we have a Fire market with a few different ways to do those final points of damage in Phoenix Stone and Flame Blast, a Bore for good measure, Deepforged Plate which functions as an outstanding buff, and a cheeky Pisto, Ever-Churning is my choice for the flex-slot.

Rounding all of this out are Steyer's Eyes for some good all-purpose flexibilty, alongside Ijin, Walking Armory. Ijin is very good at taking our units to the next level, and Copperhall Bracers can really help you manage to reach the 6 Justice requirement to start dishing out those tasty 4/4 mithril plates that compound the abilities of our Outcasts and Priestesses to an incredible degree.

This deck is aggressive and fun, but it's certainly expensive, and part of the deck's power in taking me to masters was the surprise factor. Do take care before crafting this deck, but once you do be sure to slam Varret on 2 as often as possible! (Oh, and also - better to keep a hand with units and no weapons than a hand with weapons and no units)


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
3 2

Power Sources
15 25 15

Power Calculator
Shiftstoned Icon View Deck on Shiftstoned

Deck Rarities
8 22 23 4 13

Card Types
33 10 12 0 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Dead Reckoning [Set1003]
Hour of Glass [Set1115]


October 13, 2021


Eternal Version
Hour of Glass

BBCode For Comments

Deck URL



dbrugler Eternal Version: 21.09.23
How do you feel about Oni Quartermaster as a market option?
Sunsfury Eternal Version: 21.09.23
Way too slow, we want to be ending the game with market options, not slowly gaining value
Redd Eternal Version: 21.09.23
no watchwing support smh my head
Stevercakes Edited Eternal Version: 21.09.23
Velsevul Eternal Version: 21.09.23
Glad to see Armory in first league again! Can Varret be replaced?
Sunsfury Eternal Version: 21.09.23
It's a bit hard to replace Varret here, because of the flexibility he grants you, but you could certainly replace him with Champion of Glory, perhaps
Paradox Eternal Version: 21.09.23
Not OP, but this is not armory. Armory is a relic weapons-based deck, where as this is more of a "suit-up-your-units" deck. It's still sweet, though!