"When I threaten you, you'll know it... I'd like you to do us a favor though." -Dizo, probably Dizo's Racket
is very Expedition Legal and very cool!
Of course, it's completely unfair to compare President Trump to Dizo. Dizo is actually competent enough to successfully execute extortion schemes and imprison his political rivals.
If you're not here for political memes, this deck has two main gameplans:
Plan A If you're not under pressure:
Step 1. Grab Dizo's Racket
from the market ASAP (hopefully on turn 3). If you suspect relic removal and you're not under any pressure, you can wait until 6 or 7 power to play Racket plus armor gain in the same turn. Disjunction
can let you grab Racket back later if you need it.
Step 2. Draw lots of cards at the cost of your life points. Never attack your opponent's face.
Step 3. Swap life totals with your opponent with Vicious Rejuvenation
Step 4. At this point, you've got full health, a full grip of cards, and your opponent is probably at 10 or less health, so you can win with a ham sandwich. Grinva, Breaker of Will
and Storm of Feathers
will let you push lethal even if your opponent has stalled up the ground.
Plan B If you're under lots of pressure:
Don't grab Dizo's Racket
. Try to use your terrible armor gain cards for their intended purpose. Shieldsmith
is actually pretty decent for this. Stabilize with Shen-Ra Speaks
, Vicious Rejuvenation
, and Grinva, Breaker of Will
. Out-value your (hopefully very aggressive opponent) with sites. You can also make the cheeky play of intentionally letting your opponent knock you down to 2 or less health, ambushing Ebon Dune Smuggler
at the end of turn to grab Vicious Rejuvenation
and swinging for lethal with the smuggler while all their units are exhausted. I've stolen a few games with this strategy, but I also died to Amethyst Coin
one time, so try at your own risk.
This is a very fun deck if you enjoy drawing lots of cards and snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
Edit 12/2: We've got Defiance
now, so aggro is much less of an issue; this is a massive upgrade for the deck. Display of Vision
is very good fixing as well. I added a single shadow Emblem so that Display of Vision
can generate a deadly creature in a pinch late game.