My update to TheBoxer's Winchest sacrifice deck (FJS Carver
), mainly adding Tota pioneer and Tattoo dragon as they have tons of synergy with the deck plan (Carver, Display, Devour, Crownwatch, Smuggler and Waystone all draw extra cards). Tota pioneer is one of the best cards in the deck after Kindling carver. The deck cruised me in to Masters and has been a blast to play.
Devour/Display on your opponents turn for an extra oni from Tattoo dragon.
All 3 modes of the display are worthwhile, I've won many games with overwhelm smugglers.
Tota pioneer not only gives you extra power but his pump ability is relevant, especially on the smuggler but making grenadin into 5 power threats also works..
Rarely is it correct to play Carver or Pioneer without the ability to immediately get value as they die a lot.
Madness on Grodov's Stranger is sweet!
I have killed many control players with Tota Pioneer in play, play Smuggler for the shrine play it with the bonus power, assuming you can make it active that is a ton of damage from nowhere.
Tocas and Argenport Instigator are big problems, I changed torches for Annihilate to have an extra Tocas answer that still gets Instigator fairly cheaply; as a bonus it is great vs Praxis ramp and Xenan Strangers, it's only really dead vs control decks.
You could make the deck more budget by subbing in spark hatcher for Kato, and replace Kennelmaster with the 4th drone (which may be correct anyway, Kennelmaster is still a test as I happened to have one). Jawbone greatsword is for Icaria killing so could sub in a different 5 power weapon.