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Xenan Budget Aggro Ramp

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Direwolf never seems to disappoint when it comes to bringing old unused cards from the past to the forefront with every update.

Enter Jack's Knife. With the addition of the Xultan Brushfang we can have a 6/7 unit w/deadly at turn 2.

Time is just hot right now. With the majority of all the top decks over the past month consisting of time to some degree. It really makes sense to try to make use of the new mastery and exalted skills.
Ardent Convert has many uses in this deck. If you can pull Nahid's Faithful a Spiteful Strike and an Ardent Convert within the first 2 turns you could have a 7/5 unit with quickdraw and lifesteal. In turn one you lay the Ardent Convert and in turn 2 you boost it with Spiteful Strike and then play Nahid's Faithful and sacrifice the boosted Ardent Convert to it.

Let's take a look at the Sword of Judgement. So at 4 power we can throw this down on any 4 damage or higher unit and with a successful hit the unit can go to 8+ damage next turn.

There just isn't a lot of options for Xenan removal in this season of expedition but let's take a look at the Fell Ritual card. Killing a unit giving you trouble isn't just a relief when you get a 5/5 unit with lifesteal and flying in your void while doing it. We just need to figure out how to bring it back. Again, there's not a lot of options for return in expedition this round but a decimated Immortalize can bring this card back and if you've got 6 power you can bring it back exalted in one turn.

The relics Porcelain Mask, and Infinite Hourglass are just a bonus to this deck and seem to work well with the large units you will be commanding.

Expedition Information


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
1 2

Power Sources
14 19 8

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Deck Rarities
12 46

Card Types
24 14 12 0 25


October 31, 2019

October 25, 2019


Eternal Version
The Flame of Xulta

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Revisions (Since last major patch) October 31, 2019


Coney Eternal Version: 1.49.2
Did something change in the meta or with the deck since it was created? I'm not a terrible player, although I have been away for about half a year. But I just went a solid 1-6 with this deck, in bronze. It seemed I either didn't get power, only got power, or every single unit I played just got countered instantly. I had a grand total of 0 of the interactions in the guide actually happen because everything got countered before doing anything.

Was I just insanely unlucky, do I suck, what's going on?
TheStray Eternal Version: 1.49.2
I'd say most everyone is used to the obvious uses of the new cards plus most decks I've played lately include cards from the new campaign. This deck was made early after the FoX was released.
Pitii Eternal Version: 1.47.8
Great budget deck. Reached Gold 3 in both Throne and Expedition with it. Very good deck for new players like me.
SmartJava Eternal Version: 1.47.8
Thanks for the good documentation to get me (a fairly new player) started in piloting the deck.

I love playing this deck. It's fun to get an early buffed Nahid's or Brushfang. But the deck also has a lot of tools for doing smaller buffed units if you don't draw the combo cards for the big ones. I've learned a lot about the power of the Exalted mechanic while playing this deck.
TheStray Eternal Version: 1.47.8
No problem. Thanks for the kind words. It's kind of funny how many times I've been beaten by this deck when I was in the silver ranks.
SmartJava Eternal Version: 1.47.8
I'm now into mid silver on this deck. I get more concedes using this deck than any other I've played. People see that buffed brush fang or Nahids with quickdraw and just leave. Especially with Hourglass up.
diablogonzo Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.8
Great budget deck. Very pleasant to pilot. Reached silver #1 with it.

TheStray Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.8
Thanks for the kind words.
TheStray Eternal Version: 1.47.8
Thanks, I think it kind of starts to fade out somewhere in the silver rank. I'm sure it can be upgraded to go a little further but it wouldn't be budget then.
RPGFan Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Great budget deck, do you have any suggestions on how to upgrade it ?
TheStray Eternal Version: 1.47.5
I just played against someone and noticed the Nahid's Faithful and I think swapping the Ravenous Thornbeast out for this card may help this deck speed up a little and you could still use the Spiteful strike combo on a sacrificed Ardent Convert and get it out twice as fast at turn 2 should you be lucky enough to draw the cards.
TheStray Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Well the whole deck evolved out of me just having to use the xultan brushfang and Jack's knife combo. Honestly for an aggro deck waiting until turn 4 for the sword of judgment buff might not be as aggro as it could get. Using unblockable might help depending on what you have available. I am sure there are better units with exalted as well. Replacing the cabal bludgeoner with the dread hellkite was a suggestion Ninja_can mentioned on Reddit and I tried it and it worked well so I made that change.
RPGFan Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Ok thanks