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Stonescar Toolbox Dragons

Expedition Deck By
IronTide

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I've been playing some form of stonescar dragons in expedition for a while, then updated my list with Tattoo Dragon and Pale Rider's Timepiece after taking inspiration from VirginMary's list from ECQ: Aftershock. Made it to early masters this month (April) mostly off the back of this list (a dash of Skycrag Dragons as well). The deck looks to leverage Dragon Forge to find the right dragon for the job. This is why there are a variety of situational 7-drop dragons. These become unwilling market fodder for Blazing Salvo in a pinch.

Stonescar packs a lot of removal relative to other factions in expedition, part of the reason I wanted to brew a control list in those colors. Defile and Eremot's Designs can sometimes get extra value when your opponent has their Traver's Farm or Spellbound Vestige up, make sure to check unit costs!

I updated the list for the new expedition, but not by much. I'm trying out Blightmoth but Eremot's Designs is what you usually want against aggro. Definitely some upside against the sacrifice lists, and having multiple board wipes is good for that matchup.

Unlike it's Skycrag counterpart, Stonescar Dragons doesn't have the luxury of cost reduction on your expensive dragons outside of tutoring them up with Dragon Forge, so naturally drawing your 7-drops is sometimes unfortunate.

It probably doesn't need to be said, but a great power play (when you don't need to spend a removal on turn 3) is Dragon Forge into turn 4 Eclipse Dragon, into Dragon Forge on your opponent's turn. So much value. You could certainly argue this is a midrange, but it is definitely on the control-y end of midrange if so.

Updated for Shadows of the Spire release. And by that I mean it's still working with no changes, got early Masters (May) already mostly off the back of this. Icaria, First Reaper can make some hands awkward, forcing you to discard a second Cremate after you've sent her to the void forever, but it's not typically back-breaking. Open Contract could be a consideration, but being slow is a hindrance even though it does synergize with Defile.

Looking to make some changes for the new meta, but it's functioning decently well. Stonescar still has a plethora of removal, access to the best market spell, and strong tempo plays (it can't be overstated how good Eclipse Dragon is). Notably Blightmoth is strong with Eremot's Machinations running around, as well as some Shadow lists running Vara, Fate-Touched for late game reanimation. Voidbound removal and toughness-reducing effects I think are a premium.

Expedition Information

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
57,450

Premium Cost
261,600

Influence Requirements
3 4

Power Sources
17 16 8

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Deck Rarities
7 20 22 16

Card Types
25 2 28 0 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
The Tale of Horus Traver [Set1002]
Promises by Firelight [Set1007]
Whispers of the Throne [Set1085]

Archetype
Control

Updated
May 6, 2020

Added
April 3, 2020

Views
583

Eternal Version
v20.05.04 - Shadow of the Spire

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