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Prodigious Shuffle Top10 Ranked

Throne Deck By
hypokeimenon

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Prodigious Sorcery for Static Bolts is 16 dmg at worst. Add in some chip damage from Merchant, ChaFu or pointing burn face, a single Sorcery is often lethal. Nevertheless, the deck is mostly a Control deck. Worry more about clearing threats and drawing cards rather than piecing together a quick kill.

The deck is pretty decent against Aggro and Unitless Control (unless you can‘t piece a kill together before they Scourge of Frosthome you). Durdly Midrange is a good matchup, too. It struggles with 4 health aggressive decks and counterspells out of aggressive decks. In some matchups Royal Decree can be a problem as well.

The slot I’m most on the fence about is Champion of Fury. On the plus side, it can often singlehandly deal the damage necessary to make a single Sorcery lethal and helps with opposing Sites. On the other hand, he turns on the opponent’s removal. The slots could be Smugglers or just more Backlashes, Eilyn’s Favors and the like.
[Withits nerf I have now cut ChaFu.]
Don’t run Burr-Spore Fern. This deck doesn’t have time to cast 6-drops let alone wait for two turns to hopefully get the mastery off.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
18,350

Premium Cost
130,400

Influence Requirements
2 2

Power Sources
15 22 12

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Deck Rarities
23 24 20 4

Card Types
8 4 39 4 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Dead Reckoning [Set1003]
Homecoming [Set1005]

Archetype
Control Combo

Updated
October 26, 2019

Added
October 12, 2019

Views
9,098

Eternal Version
v1.47 - The Flame of Xulta

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Revisions (Since last major patch) October 26, 2019

Comments

ArureTheIncomprehensible Eternal Version: 1.47.6
This deck is crazy fun. I've been trying to make Static Bolt work for ages, and I can finally get my dream of 10+ damage Static Bolts.

I did make some changes. In the main deck I have -3 hailstorm, +2 Ice Bolt, -1 Permafrost, and +2 Icy Gaze, and in the market I swapped Ice Bolt for Hailstorm. I hit a pocket in ranked where I'm fighting very little aggro, and my Hailstorms were dead draws most of the time. More main deck Ice Bolts seem to work a lot better in the meta I'm facing. Icy Gaze is mostly experimental right now since it's free off of both Honor of Claws and Garden of Omens, and it's worked well so far. Not sure if I'm ready to cut more Permafrosts for it though.
Nishava Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.4
Cool deck concept. The first time I faced the deck I was hella confused, scouting away removal when seeing a control deck and suddenly Champion of Fury! The surprise factor isn't there anymore after that game and it does turn my removals online. What do you think about Kaleb's Favor? The deck looks really light on power to me.
hypokeimenon Eternal Version: 1.47.4
Kaleb’s Favor might indeed work. Seems like a good compromise between the need for chip damage and the deck‘s draw hunger. You might want an additional Fire Sigil then.
OneAntic Eternal Version: 1.47.3
Sweet deck, very satisfying to point those massive static bolts at the enemy face. What do you think of Geminon's Choice?
hypokeimenon Eternal Version: 1.47.4
Hm - both halfs seem terrible and I don’t think that getting to choose makes up for that.
OneAntic Eternal Version: 1.47.4
That's a surprising response to me, my instinct was that the second half would be great in this deck.
hypokeimenon Eternal Version: 1.47.4
Maybe think about it this way: How many damage dealing spells are you holding in average situations (I‘d say: three or less) and is tagging on 1 damage to each of them worth a card and two power (in general: No)?
VoidKing Eternal Version: 1.47.3
I built this deck thinking prodigious said that you drew the spells from your deck, omg. I didn't need much, but I still feel like a moron. This is why you should actually READ cards, lol.

That in mind this deck seems much much worse (of course, it would).

Oh, well, I have it, I might as well try it...
Siesta Eternal Version: 1.47.4
you're the void king and you think prodigious is bad?
VoidKing Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.4
No, I didn't say that. I just meant it's "worse" than what I was thinking, but even that's not really true. It's just different and it kind of threw me for a loop, so I need to reexamine the deck, is all.

I was really just pointing out how dumb I was for misreading the card, but it's all good, because all I really needed were the sorceries, and they're clearly keepers anyway.
astronautis28 Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.3
I play a different version that has smuggler, re-reads and Flame Blast, currently at 300s on ladder. I find the hailstorms obsolete as you can deal with the threats one by one. Thoughts? Check it out on my profile if you like.

EDIT: Saw your comment on flame blast below. If you cast it with the smuggler or garden on board it's effectiveness goes way up, even at the 1st cast you can use it as removal with your leftover mana for 2-3 damage.
Ouroborosi Eternal Version: 1.47.3
I had great success with this deck, then I started to replace the Champion of Fury.. I stopped gaining points and stayed in Gold 1 - none of the options where really bad, but all were worse than the original.

- If you replace Champion with Eilyn's Favor the defensive part of the deck works much better, but it becomes slower. I ended up losing due to Frostscourge, Kairos and stuff, because the game went over too many rounds. Then I added a Channel the Tempest to market and that made it actually worse.
- I replaced Champion with Jotun Feastcaller - while I wanted a Feastcaller out many times, I simply cannot afford the turn once I have the power to play it, because then finally, I can play the site or kill the opponent with the combo
- I tried Flameblast. Looks awesome on paper.. yet, it isn't. Without the champion, damage becomes an issue. The almost guaranteed 4-8 damage help and that damage does not cost a precious turn where you have 4+ power out already (due to the 3 fire prerequisite). Flame Blast in the Market might be an option, though, for desperate times.
- I replaced backlash with additonal Eilyn's Favor - that is a big gamble. Worked some times, but I lost due to that also.
To sum it up, at least my findings were: When you take the Champion out, you have to find another source of damage. Those other sources compete with the available power at a time when you really need it. If you do not replace the Champion with something that deals damage, the combo gets postponed and that is critical, because the deck cannot deal with some of the high-end threats, you should aim to win in the opponents mid-game and preferably by dealing 18 damage (double 4 and double 5 bolt) in one turn.

Other experiments I had some great success with, mainly because there are so many unitless decks out there at the moment:
- Tidal Forces (but one in the market)
- Magebreaker (Tried instead of 2 Champions)
but I do not know how to fit them in well yet
JayMathy Eternal Version: 1.47.3
I CANNOT win with this deck. any pointers? I feel like I don't have enough control to stop threats before I'm able to do any damage to face
hypokeimenon Eternal Version: 1.47.3
Any specific problems? In general, don‘t worry about doing damage unless you have a double champion hand. Don‘t worry about holding onto Bolts either. In some matchups don’t forget that you can Sorcery for Hailstorm for a pseudo Harsh Rule.
JayMathy Eternal Version: 1.47.3
The most prevalent problem is just simply not having enough removal. If I’m playing midrange and they start dropping big guys I’m dead within a few turns
eNigMa1 Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.3
HI there, i made a deck very similar to yours after the release of new expansion.
This is my Decklist:

3 Flame Blast (Set1 #2)
4 Permafrost (Set1 #193)
4 Seek Power (Set1 #408)
4 Torch (Set1 #8)
4 Strategize (Set3 #165)
4 Hailstorm (Set1003 #11)
4 Howling Peak Smuggler (Set5 #215)
4 Wisdom of the Elders (Set1 #218)
4 Groundbreaker (Set2 #21)
2 Honor of Claws (Set1005 #15)
4 Garden of Omens (Set6 #319)
4 Jotun Hurler (Set1 #227)
2 Prodigious Sorcery (Set7 #115)
3 Xo of the Endless Hoard (Set5 #36)
4 Fire Sigil (Set1 #1)
4 Primal Sigil (Set1 #187)
2 Clan Standard (Set4 #145)
3 Cobalt Waystone (Set3 #151)
4 Crest of Fury (Set3 #266)
4 Seat of Fury (Set0 #53)
4 Skycrag Insignia (Set7 #162)
--------------MARKET---------------
1 Edict of Shavka (Set7 #3)
1 Edict of Linrei (Set7 #95)
1 Re-read (Set6 #153)
1 Channel the Tempest (Set1 #244)
1 Skycrag Banner (Set2 #186)

Groundbreaker is a great blocker, survive after Hailstorm and can deny the lifegain.
Flame Blast is a Win condition with Torch after the Prodigious Sorcery. Can provide more than 20 damage.
I prefer Bicolor merchant for more Snowball value and i like the new Edict of Shavka
What do you think about?

Now I will try to add Static Bolt for sure :)
hypokeimenon Eternal Version: 1.47.3
I haven’t tried the Edict but I guess it could go in the Ice Bolt market slot if you see more Aegis than high toughness creatures.
As for Flameblast, sure, the double damage one is awesome but I think the card is miserable the first cast in a deck like this. Maybe if you can consistently discard it?
As for Smuggler: I prefer the Merchant, because in a deck like this I think the market should provide redundancy of key pieces. But as I wrote - a black market might be fine, too. In that case, I would go to 7-8 Merchants though.
yungleballz Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.3
What would you consider a good replacement for Hailstorm and Honor of Claws?
And would the Deck still be viable?
I'm thinking Storm Spiral for Hailstorm, the extra 2 dmg to the Player might be useful
and Herald's Song or Trailblaze for Honor of Claws?
hypokeimenon Eternal Version: 1.47.3
I‘d say try Lightning Storm before Storm Spiral if you don‘t have Hailstorms. Both are a lot worse, though. It might also be a consideration, to run more Ice Bolts main, one Lightning Storm in the market, and hope to dodge Aggro.
Replacing Honor of Claws is tougher as there is nothing even close to it. I‘d suggest trying Second Sight or maybe Re-Read. I doubt the deck works very well without Honor, I‘m afraid.
yungleballz Eternal Version: 1.47.3
Thanks, I am actually doing pretty good with Trailblaze. But I do get the occasional powerscrew...
I will consider your other advice.
Mightisright Eternal Version: 1.47.3
You prefer Jennev Merchant to smuggler?
hypokeimenon Eternal Version: 1.47.3
In general: yes. This deck uses the market mostly to have more consistent access to central cards (Garden and Sorcery). But that does not mean a black market could not work.
jemini Eternal Version: 1.47.3
Ill follow the update of this deck, it looks good. As a new player i like to craft this asap. Been tired of aggro decks, lol
hypokeimenon Eternal Version: 1.47.3
If you are new, I'd say wait for the meta to settle a bit before crafting. On the other hand, the deck is pretty cheap (if you already have the two Campaigns) and all the rares in it – except Sorcery – are worth having for different decks, too.
djwarpt Eternal Version: 1.47.3
Cool, I'm running an Ixtun Control variation. I'll probably get it posted soon. Love the new Prodigious Sorcery. I haven't seen anyone else play it yet, so nice work!
djwarpt Eternal Version: 1.47.3
One thing though, I think it is better to run Second Sight over Strategize; the effect with Static Bolt and even Jotun Hurler is worth it.
hypokeimenon Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.3
What cards are you running in Justice? Harsh Rule and the like? I probably won‘t like the mana, but might help with high toughness creatures.

I would not advice cutting Strategize for Second Sight. Second Sight is miserable if you haven‘t already found what you are looking for. Even redrawing Bolt or Hurler does not seem worth not getting a card deeper into the deck in most situations. Might be worth a try over Champion, though.
djwarpt Eternal Version: 1.47.3
Correct; mainly Defiance and Harsh Rule. That seems to be the prevailing thought on Second Sight, but I disagree. This is a combo deck, and getting Second Sight on even a single Bolt can be a win condition whereas there is plenty of draw with Wisdom and Claws anyway. However, your deck is not the full control shell that I'm running, so perhaps that's why Strategize makes more sense here.
Ravager Eternal Version: 1.47
About 50-50 in masters with it myself. Running into too many aegis units, considering running a few Edict of Shakva.
Ouroborosi Eternal Version: 1.47
Dude, this deck!!! I wanted to simply try it out on the gauntlet to see how it works and won on the first try.. It works like a charm, many thanks for sharing!

What do you think of Flame Blast or Re-Read instead of the Champion?
hypokeimenon Eternal Version: 1.47.3
Glad you enjoy it :) Re-Read seems a bit slow (and can be antisynergistic with Sorcery, of course) but worth a try. I don‘t think Flameblast is the right card though. The games you can afford to spend a turn doing nothing but pointing burn at their face you should be winning already. Usually you are not missing damage but the time to cast the stuff.