This is a work in progress, but I wanted to try something different in Gauntlet and drawing cards is always something I like to do. With Elysian having some of the best anit-AI units, I thought I would try to make a deck around Sodi and the anti-AI units.
Main Deck Sodi the Metamorph
is a great card drawing engine and we can frequently trigger the muster either through Sodi's Spellshaper
or a combination of any spell plus the relics in the market. Blitrok, Linrei's Listener
gives more pseudo card drawing, throwing Sodi's Spellshaper
on this unit and going face gives you draw 1 for 3 which is great late game
Cirso, the Great Glutton
and False Prince
there isn't much to say about these units, if you play Elysian and Gauntlet, you always play these guys as the AI has alot of problems with them.
Great Valley Smuggler
added some silver bullets in the market, almost always becomes 4/4
great source of card draw and a way to deal with pesky fliers
Ila & Mizo
this is definitely a flex slot, I like having a bigger fattie to finish things other than Cirso. If you want to go further anti-AI you can always run Stormtamer Operative
. I'm also considering Thunderstrike Dragon
and Sandstorm Titan
in this slot.
this is a must card in Gauntlet vs all the aggro decks you will face
and Ice Bolt
tempo and removal
and Amber Acolyte
draw and fixing. Acolyte could be Seek Answers
or Seek Power
instead, but I like leaving a unit behind. Both those cards are good to give earlier plays though.
when you need to get rid of a pesky unit
this deck definitely has problems vs flyers, so the Scarf shuts that right down
least grabbed market card, It's really only a powerhouse vs Deep Freeze deck
great to hold to finish the AI
Saber-tooth Prideleader handles relics and life in a pinch
Issues with the deck
We have problems handling fast efficient units as we don't really have early plays if we don't draw False Prince
. If we can stablize the board and drop one of our fatties,then our card drawing will usually give us such an advantage that it's difficult for the AI to overcome.
You should prioritize card draw with this deck as much as you can, drawing more and winning via incremental advantage is all this deck is about.
If you haven't played with Cirso, the Great Glutton
against the AI before, they almost always triple block it with smaller creatures, giving you three for one most of the time. Even better, if you are holding fast spells, you can cast them in response to the blocks so that Cirso lives and you kill 2 units.