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svrQQ's FTJ Midrange Masters Throne April

Throne Deck By
svrQQ

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Math is for blockers and thinking is for people with budgets.

This is basically mindless big Praxis splashing quite a bit of Justice for Icaria, Xulta Arcanum and Naoki. J also lets us get Creation Chant, Desert Marshal, Combrei market cards and Stormhalt Knife.

Pretty greedy midrange deck that has to change its supporting cards to fit in between whatever aggro and hard control are running as the meta shifts. But it's still pretty mindless, like all of my decks since I mostly play while doing other things. Pretty much the game plan is to play broken time ramp units into bombs like Grodov Stranger, Icaria, Arcanum, etc. TGP/Naoki are flex slots. Xo probably is too honestly since we're a lot more active than board wipes passive decks that can more safely play treasure troves against Yeti/Stonescar. Be careful about accidentally losing the game by activating Ramba into Pristine Light (Attack first if it's not too risky). Else the deck is pretty straight forward. Pretty much always pledge Naoki don't be greedy you need to play on curve hence banner in the market.

The first iteration in March was abusing TGP in a meta where midrange wasn't running SST, aggro was mostly running annihilate/suffocate, and control wasn't running too much Icaria/big fliers. The current iteration has to run a bunch of silences and Stormhalt knives for reasons and also distillation in the market became banner since decks are faster.

April 10th: More silences in for Keilo, Carver, Milo, and other random small enabling units. Ramba and Tocas are great anti-aggro blockers early and power sinks late although sometimes you hit Pristine Light and implode.

March 7th:There's a severe lack of Sandstorm Titan and other things that deal with The Great Parliament efficiently in the meta right now so I figured why not throw it into this greedy FTJ shell that wants to ramp up to Icaria anyway.

I feel like 4 XO is almost always wrong in decks that don't run main deck sweepers. You generally have better things to do/can't afford the tempo loss from playing multiple treasure troves in a game.

Also, this power base might be slightly wrong since it's perfectly even and the time requirements aren't as steep for T on 2, TT on 6 versus F on 1 and FFFJJJ on 7.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
100,250

Premium Cost
349,600

Influence Requirements
4 3 3

Power Sources
14 15 14 17

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Deck Rarities
5 12 30 24

Card Types
38 3 12 1 26

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Homecoming [Set1005]
Trials of Grodov [Set1006]

Archetype
Midrange

Updated
April 18, 2020

Added
March 8, 2020

Views
1,187

Eternal Version
v1.51 - Whispers of the Throne

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Revisions (Since last major patch) April 10, 2020

Comments

Arcengal Eternal Version: 1.50.10
Thanks for this, got to Master this month with this, currently at rank 41. -1 Great Parliament (because I didn't own it) +1 Naoki. I won every game I drew the Naoki - no-one played around it or seemed to know how the card worked and it let me keep amazing but land-light hands because of the Pledge. I also had middling results for the first 10-20 games but realised I was playing Grodov's Stranger as something to protect rather than just run it out and ramp, since this allows more powerful plays in future turns. Definitely a learning curve. Will keep playing it as long as it's good! :D
svrQQ Eternal Version: 1.50.10
We can probably also run some copies of Traver's Farm in the 4 slot
svrQQ Edited Eternal Version: 1.50.10
No problem! I haven't updated this in a while, I also ended up experimenting with 2 - 4 Naoki and fewer Parliaments and -1 smuggler since she is more lands on T1 and like you said is actually pretty good. Definitely has a learning curve that you're scaling better than me, I couldn't break past top 200 and got bored of this and am experimenting with Strange Navigator shenanigans now. 8 merchants definitely feels too much with all of the market cards being pricey. Did you change anything else in the list, just curious? Some days with lots of Hojans I'd cut all the other 3 drops for a playset of Tocas which seems fine to keep since he's definitely main deckable in a greedy midrange list.