In celebration of the new Hour of Glass campaign release and the arrival of a fun new Azindel card, I wanted to put all the Azindels in a deck and see how it’ll do. Well, here is that deck.
The game plan is very straightforward, ramp into large units preferably 5 or 8 cost Azindels, and remove problematic enemy units (or relics) along the way. Spiritweaver
helps keep your life total up in games where you fell behind on board early on, and also plunders. Azindel, the Wayfinder
is fantastic for ramping, and once he's on board you can chump with your smaller ramp units and still keep the same max power. Azindel, Mastermind
works much better against AI than in PVP, since AI never tries to poke it out of stealth. Azindel, Revealed
is still a powerhouse.
Overall, this is a fairly successful meme.
Using market: Behold the Truth
- most common finisher. You'll often have a board of several ramp units with a couple of fatties, along with enough power to amplify this card 2 or more times. Coslo, Friendly Scavenger
- destroys opponents that go wide with small units. Grodov's Burden
- for games where you need to trade off some of your large units against the AI, and when you need some extra draws. Keep in mind though that none of the Azindels get exalted, so this is a less useful option than other Xenan decks that pack more mono faction units. Xenan Temple
- use this against decks that either care about void return, or have units that care about other units in the void (the grenadin deck, for example). Gnash, Desert Prince
- obviously good against flyer decks, and the killers combo well with Grodov's Burden
Azindel on a budget:
Since I just threw a bunch of cards I already had together to make this deck, I had no idea it would end up at over 67,000 total shiftstone cost. The 5 cost and 8 cost Azindels themselves are from campaigns too, so they don't even add to the shiftstone cost. To make the deck cheaper is possible, just keep in mind that the gameplan is to ramp and play large units, so substitute with what you have in your collection.