It's a card that will give you heartburn, and that's when you're piloting the deck. It's maddening when you're on the receiving end. Maul is one of those decks that mostly makes you hope and pray you actually get to pull it off.
This deck finally pushed me to masters after sitting in low D2 all day on Sunday (Sept. 10). As soon as I stopped streaming, I was able to go on a terror to get to masters. The deck requires lots of Nightfall triggers to fuel the card draw and get early damage in. Teacher of Humility
in the opener with two Time sources and a Permafrost
, Winter's Grasp
, or Stargazing
is ideal. Two Teachers can mean the game is over very quickly. If you don't have a Teacher in hand, but you have a Midnight Reprieve
, always choose Time. Time is your friend. You might draw Teacher, and Teacher on turn 2 is great.
Space out your Nightfall triggers accordingly. Play Nocturnal Glider
before Lethrai Darkstalker
or Lunar Magus
to push damage and force removal. You could include Starlight Guide
, but I chose Glider. Riftfeeder Wasp is probably unnecessary, but despite having a lot of Nightfall triggers, card draw, and Seek Power
, you'd be surprised how difficult it is to get to six power. Pincer Ant
(and in multiples) is important against Hooru control and Rakano weapons. Things just cost more for your opponent and slows them down. Lunar Magus
is there for the health, and Insatiable Anteater
is there for the card draw.