With the release of "The Tale of Horus Traver" I was really excited about the new Triumphant Stranger
and I had to try and build a deck around that card.
First; I found an old Nictotraxian
list, added the Stranger and changed it a little bid due to personal preferences.
After playing around with that list I found a bunch of issues which I tried to correct and I ended up with this list.
Keep in mind that this list is not competitive at all! Its very fun and can win games against any deck, but due to inconsistency and a bad match up against aggro decks it will probably not carry anybody into Masters.
As you will see, Triumphant Stranger
is the only Stranger in this list. All this deck is trying to do is to stay alive, play Triumphant Stranger
(or sometimes Nictotraxian
) and let the Stranger gather an army that can win the game for us.
A thing or two to keep in mind: Obviously this list plays all 5 colors (Hence WUBRG). To gather all these colors this list includes the deck runs 4x Diplomatic Seal
, 3x Seek Power
, 4x Amber Acolyte
and 2x Find the Way
. I haven't spend much time crunching the numbers for this distribution of fixing spells. The main argument is that Find the Way
is probably best due to its Echo keyword, making it possible to fix 2 color with "one card". Yet it is very slow, so to be better at dealing with the aggro match ups, I ended up only running 2 copies.
Because gathering all five colors is a challenge on its own, the list only runs cards which requires a maximum of one of each influence besides from green. Harsh Rule
is simple to strong leave out so keep in mind, while fetching colors, green is the color to pick once you achieved one of each influence. With the inclusion of Harsh Rule
I also chose to add another "double green" card, Auric Runehammer
. I really like this card for control purposes.
One last comment: This list will in fact gain experience for every color in the your "Faction Progress".
I may keep changing the list as I play it some more and will try to keep the list here updated
Hope you will have fun with the list, an feel free to give comments and ask questions!