Shift has got to be my favorite keyword.
I'm sitting around top 20 masters with this deck right now (will probably change as the month goes on).
This deck is feeling really strong so far. Phase Out
doubles as a combo piece and a removal spell. Remembrance
is a blowout if you hit Vishni, Lethrai Highblood
Shifting Ghar, Master Sandmage
with Phase Out
on turn 2 is extremely strong. Just watch your opponents sadly play silenced creatures for the next few turns.
The core of the deck is a Xenan tempo setup with Teacher of Humility
and Amaran Stinger
. These cards help set up an extremely powerful early game that will keep the opponent on their heels. Tocas, Waystone Harvester
has also proven to be very good, and he has especially nice synergy with Xenan Obelisk
The market is largely experimental, Clock of Stolen Hours
feels necessary for another anthem effect. Nullblade
has been useful, mostly just as a weapon as the -5-5 has not been relevant yet. I have yet to Utilize Livia, Hexweaver
but she seems like an ideal Market card as she counters both endurance creatures and tokens (scorpions mostly).
Matchup rundown will be a bit difficult as there is no defined meta yet. Just don't be afraid to throw out Ghar and Vishni on curve, you can always Shift them later. All in all this is my favorite brew of Dark Frontier so far. Let me know what you think!