* Legal Disclaimer * IMHO, there is only 1 competitive tier 1 deck after the Endra nerfs. Icaria Black has no bad matchups except for maybe Diogo Combo which no one plays, and it destroys stuff like Combrei Aggro. So if you care only about winning, go look at one of those lists and don't ask me why Icaria is not in this list :P
Ok, with that out of the way, this list is still quite good and fun, and with people giving up on Endra Hate, Haunting Scream
is ready for its new debut. This card got the side nerf/buff which is actually pretty powerful. By being able to scream 5 cost, Umbren Reaper
and Rost, the Walking Glacier
, you can burst for ridiculous damage and if you don't hit your early Scream, you can just play them and start punching.
So this deck behaves like Reanimator except you actually can win without the void for a change. That said, cards like Herald's Song
, Back-Alley Delinquent
, Honor of Claws
, and Felrauk the Outcast
are so powerful in this style of deck that we want all of them too.
Beyond that, I've found that Fell Ritual
is really underappreciated for void recursion strategies. It simultaneously puts a great scream target in the void and removes their biggest threat. Bingo.
Cheers to the guy who played a West-Wind Herald
version in my very first game with this deck! I still haven't seen any one else playing this type of list.