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Poor Man's Mastery (Diamond-tier)

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Started the game about 10 days ago, made and used this deck to reach Diamond in Expedition! Please enjoy this poverty of a deck!

Basically the improved version of the deck I used previously to climb to Gold:

The idea of the deck is to buff up your mastery minions and just go face. The fast spells are there to protect you when going face.

Turn 1/2/3 plays are critical for this deck --- make sure you have your redrawing strategy well thought out! Tinker apprentice into 2-drops, or Teething whelp / Artisan into Jack's knife, or (against curse/spell heavy decks) buffed paladin/ghostblade do wonders. Devour is really good on Exalted units, especially after they got perma-frosted.

For market, most of the time I take rampage. Fast spell overwhelm often wins me the game, especially on Rakano Smuggler. The other cards are there for tech situations, e.g., cleaning rain vs curses, steelfang in case the game drags on, fall short for borderlands lookout. Svetya's bravery is a very versatile card. Honorable mention to tinker apprentice -> steelfang for being a good meme.

Most of the rares are smugglers, as my previous deck. The other rare is Tota Colony. I don't know a good replacement for him.

Proof of diamond tier:

Expedition Information


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
2 2 1

Power Sources
15 12 10 12

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Deck Rarities
18 38 11

Card Types
30 5 20 0 25


January 13, 2020


Eternal Version
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d34thp0odle Edited Eternal Version: 1.49.3
I think this needs some Warhelm =)
Great combo for Tota, Exalted and Mastery
AlphaStigma Eternal Version: 1.49.3
Cool to see a deck that uses Tota Colony, as I have just collected 4 of them recently.
And grats on putting together good decks already as a new player! Keep it up!
ProbablyRed Eternal Version: 1.49.3
Sweet checklist. I've been playing for a while, but I love budget decks because it allows for alot of different builds on the ladder. Instead of dumping legendaries for one list it gives me a chance build several to play around the meta. Thanks for the list. I will test it out.