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AP Valks (Top 20)

Expedition Deck By
LordPerth
LordPerth+2561
Team Not-Tavrod

+9

Cost Curve

Type

Faction

Information

I made this deck as a theorycraft with the 3 best decks of the last TNE tournament in mind (Hooru/TJP Soldiers, FTJ Sentinels and Xenan Midrange). So far it did a really good job at beating those decks (12:3, but I have mostly seen Soldiers. Sentinels and especially Xenan are a bit more difficult than Soldiers, but should still be a favoured matchup). The general gameplan is to be mostly reactive on turns 1 to 3 (Edict, Suffocate and Desserts can answer smaller threats if necessary and Vanquish, Edict and Desserts can answer Dovid) and proactive from turn 2 onwards (the strategy in the overlapping turns depend on your hand and on what the opponent is doing. This is again a deck that really rewards knowing when to be aggressive and when not).
To consistently get this curve I play 8 2 mana Plunder cards that can be played proactively. The other option would be to play Seek Power, but I decided against that because the deck plays a lot of depleted power, so you often cant Seek Power on 1, and playing it later can mess up the curve. That means that you often have to Plunder into a Sigil, but that is fine because the deck plays a solid amount of situational/match-up dependent cards. So the curve should work pretty consistently with 10 2 drops (Exploit is low tempo, so keep that in mind when you play against an aggressive deck), 16 3 drops and 8-12 4 drops (including the market Tactician). Flex spots are Kitaxius (I wanted more cheap Valk Warp cards and units iin general, but she isnt essential for the deck) and 2 Just Desserts (the worst removal in the deck, because it is reactive most of the time and holding up 2 mana is not great for this deck, but i wanted more potential outs for Dovid and Just Desserts is a pretty flexible removal spell). If you dont see any decks where Edict of Makkar is good against you can of course cut it too, but in diamond and master its a really good card right now.
Good luck and have fun!

Expedition Information

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
57,100

Premium Cost
228,800

Influence Requirements
4 2

Power Sources
21 12 8

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Deck Rarities
10 22 22 4 11

Card Types
24 5 22 4 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Bastion Rising [Set1097]

Archetype
Midrange

Updated
February 27, 2021

Added
February 21, 2021

Views
1,908

Eternal Version
Buried Memories

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Revisions (Since last major patch) February 27, 2021

Comments

bobdobolinamrbobdobolina Eternal Version: 21.02.24
Won 17 in a row climbing the ladder with it today before losing to a rando Amplify deck. Good work.
LordPerth Eternal Version: 21.02.24
Thanks and congrats on the 17 wins in a row, thats a really impressive streak.
AirHater Eternal Version: 21.02.24
What would you change with the recent exp changes? If you would make any. (Makto specifically)
LordPerth Eternal Version: 21.02.24
I played a few games after the changes and it still felt good with only 1 small change (Makto in the market instead of Tayana). There might be some more changes if the meta also changes a bit more, but so far I have mostly seen the same decks as before.
AirHater Eternal Version: 21.02.24
Speaking about Tatyana, what was her purpose in the deck? What are you trying to silence with it?
LordPerth Eternal Version: 21.02.24
Mostly Sling of the Chi and sometimes Bastion Garrison or some relics in FTJ Vulk decks, but none of those came up often enough to really make her worth it (and a lot of times I had a Reappropriator that did the same job but better), so I replaced her with Makto for now.
Gwynen Eternal Version: 21.02.24
Your Deck is fantastic in the current Meta. I only faced Soldiers and Aggro while aiming my personal monthly Goal Diamond III (everything else is much too stressful for me:-)). Thank you for Sharing!
LordPerth Eternal Version: 21.02.24
Thanks for the kind words and good luck with reaching your goal!
beed06 Eternal Version: 21.02.24
I enjoyed the deck. It played really well. Thanks for sharing!
LordPerth Eternal Version: 21.02.24
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.
leejtr Eternal Version: 21.02.11
Good job
LordPerth Eternal Version: 21.02.11
Thanks!