After months in the shadows, I'm happy to bring you a finished product of the old Eilyn Combo Returns
deck! I'm confident when I say that this is probably one of the funnest decks you can currently assemble in the game.
The whole deck revolves around the concept of playing Eilyn, Queen of the Wilds
, but only being able to fetch the best blue spells. In this case, the blue spell we're building around is Strength of the Pack
. To fish for our desired combo, the deck is built with a lot of discard capabilities and void manipulation.
TIPS & MECHANICS
In an ideal scenario, you could have an Eilyn, Queen of the Wilds
, a 5/5 West-Wind Herald
and two more 7/7 West-Wind Herald
s on board by turn six. But I'm not here to sell you ideal, instead I want to show you a consistent way to getting as close to that as possible, as often as possible.Here's how you do it:
- For those wondering about Lightning Strike
being played by Eilyn, Queen of the Wilds
, you don't have to worry because they're only reaction cards that cannot be played without a target (this is also important to know when thinking about potentially playing them from the void with West-Wind Herald
. This is not achievable
- Try to have Strength of the Pack
or Eilyn, Queen of the Wilds
in your void before turn five. By doing that you'll probably mill yourself into the right tools for beating the curve by bringing them back.
- If you're unable to play Strength of the Pack
to trigger Eilyn, Queen of the Wilds
's ability, then try generating a new blue spell with Yeti Snowslinger
. This is not something that'll happen often, so I like to use him as a removal sponge, as people get really paranoid about unknown Snowball
- West-Wind Herald
s play a HUGE
role in this deck, as they are your go to copy units, and also your ticket to playing "dead" spells. Most of the time your removal will be enough for him to get through, but if the enemy is conjuring a deadly sandstorm, Icebow
will get the job done
- When you're out of units and you have Strength of the Pack
, just copy the enemy unit and Permafrost
the enemy one.
- Be cautious when playing Eilyn, Queen of the Wilds
without a Backlash
ready. She's a fragile Queen. Same might go for Whispering Wind
if you're treading on thin ice.
- Ideal starting hands should have at least 3 mana cards, a 2 drop unit, 1 high cost and some removal. These produce the best results.
The rest is pretty straight forward and obvious. If you have any questions or suggestions, I'm free to discuss. Hope you have fun with this deck as much as I did. It might not be that competitive, but it surely brings joy to the game. Two more prototype decks are on their way, so keep an eye out!