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is charge rod back?

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Basically old charge rod but adding Eclipse Dragon and East Annex Smuggler. The deck doesn't feel nearly as consistent as pre-nerf answer the call, but Bulletshapering out an Icaria, the Liberator on five is still preetttty good.The smuggler does mean there's no copy of Divining Rod in the market, and i'm not sure if tutoring for Rise to the Challenge to tutor for rod is too slow. I have similar tempo concerns for the the two Answer the Calls because i'm not sure if it's worth it -- might be too durdle-y at 7

I'm also not sure about the early interaction suite of Torch and Defiance but you rarely want to risk an un-ultimated shaper with blocks, and Alluring Ember doesn't do much in combat, so it feel important to have some way to respond to a Stonescar player -- that matchup is still pretty bad though. Also not sold on Cykalis, the Burning Sand, since he can't block too well and 4 is a little expensive for combing with rod in a single turn. Considering Amaran Stinger or even Battleblur Centaur as replacements that offer some defense. Censari Brigand and Censari Dervish both seem similarly all-in aggressive to cykalis without the occasional T1 pledge, though I'd certainly hear out an argument for either.


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Does not include campaign cost

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Influence Requirements
3 2 3

Power Sources
16 15 12 17

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Deck Rarities
9 23 23 16

Card Types
32 6 16 0 26


June 30, 2019


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Dark Frontier

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chaostehjace Eternal Version: 1.46.8
My experience with this deck has been horrible. I even lost to an opponent who couldnt play power on curve and sat there for 5 turns doing nothing while I set up. lost because he got a sand storm titan down. Also had a game where I mulled to 6 and got 2 lands and a hand full of 8 drops. Maybe variation is against me but it has been a negative enough experience that I am not happy with it.
The way the deck paced itself out for me, my opponent always had time to find an answer (lol) to my creatures, and they couldn't stick. Also hitting Ember with Answer and no weapons or anything with shared abilities. I hope this deck works for everyone else but I will be moving on.
SottoSopra666 Eternal Version: 1.46.8
Got the same terrible experience, I also tried to put a Demand Death in the market to add an "all-in" option, but can't get a single win with this deck. I don't think is a problem related to Answer the Call, I simply think this is not the right meta to play that. Or maybe the list have to be completely reworked, I don't know.

However, I'm so sorry about that, I'd like to see a good charge rod deck able to perform well. 😔
SottoSopra666 Eternal Version: 1.46.8
What do you think about Demand Death as a market option?

However, I keep an eye on this topic, coz I'm really interested to a good charge rod deck!!