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Haunting Hero, Legendless Budget

Throne Deck By
JTJag

+5

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Faction

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Hero of the People is a fun card to build decks around. As a semi-casual player without a full collection of legends, I found myself messing around with ideas for decks for her. A small amount of Primal allows you to use Haunting Scream and Gorgon Fanatic, two signature re-animator cards that give the deck a lot of options, card draw, and the ability to give Hero of the People +2/+2, Flying and Charge for just 2 mana.

The basic idea of this deck is to survive until you can get Hero of the People up and running on turn 5, and then start pushing aggro. Protect is in this deck in order to keep a key creature alive, especially if it's Hero. One extra benefit of Protect that I discovered when playing with this deck: when played on Recurring Nightmare, it becomes an unholy monster that can only be defeated if you stock up two removal cards in your hand or otherwise sacrifice a flier. And even then, you can just Scream the Nightmare right back, and every turn that Protect comes back on.

This deck has no legends, and with a reasonable amount of testing I've found that it can compete without them. If you were to upgrade, I'd replace the Crownwatch Paladins with Bartholo, the Seducer. It'd increase the curve a bit, but Bartholo otherwise serves the same role of putting two skills onto Hero of the People including the all-important Aegis, but it attacks into crowds better. Shelterwing Rider is a replacement for Inquisitor Makto. It puts two skills on Hero of the People for one mana less, and as compensation for not having infinite revenge, it is within range of Haunting Scream.

This is my first deck I've submitted, feel free to crique. Some areas I'm interested in getting feedback on: the amount and type of removal (Slay is a lock, but 4 or 3? Should I replace the others with Permafrost?), the possible addition of more survivability tricks, the best deck composition to assure that the player survives until the combos start going off.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
10,800

Premium Cost
105,600

Influence Requirements
2 2 1

Power Sources
14 6 14 12 3

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Deck Rarities
12 46 7

Card Types
27 0 23 0 25

Archetype
Tempo Combo

Added
August 15, 2017

Views
3,123

Eternal Version
Omens of the Past

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BazAndre Eternal Version: 1.22.4
JTJag Eternal Version: 1.22.4
Harsh Rule is definitely a consideration, there are times when this deck could use some board clear and with all the Revenge it could build up from losing its own creatures quickly.

As for dropping the Tranquil Scholar, they're on-curve and help put keywords on Hero of the People or Inquisitor Makto if you have any, so I'm reluctant, but the additional card draw might be worth it.

Stonepowder Alchemist is a card that I keep adding and dropping from the deck. I don't know what to make of it. It's a 2/2 with two keywords including the critical lifesteal and revenge, but its 4 power body means its hard to play at the same time as a Hero of the People until late game or unless it plays itself through Revenge.

This is all stuff I'm testing--- right now I'm playing in diamond and this deck doesn't get the best winrate at that level. When it goes off, it wins no matter who you play against, but sometimes you get mana screwed and sometimes the other deck just develops faster. I'll consider some changes and post revised options over time.
SasquatchBrah Eternal Version: 1.27
Revenge won't actually go on HotP if it comes back destinied. HotP doesn't appear to get depleted battle skills, which only really applies to revenge.