After trying with the decks I own to beat Gauntlet for the past 4-6 days, I made a random new deck. Aced the Gauntlet with little to no hicups.
It's actually a kinda fun deck, and not entirely different than a Rakano Plate deck might be, just less Warcry and efficiency, more attempted toolbox with Crowd Favorite
and ramping. The star is still Silverwing Familiar
holding anything and everything. Although the deck can produce power reliably enough to keep Gilded Glaive
running, and one game was won on the back of two Amber Acolytes
both wielding one of their own. I also found it was fairly hard not to hit the influence demands as required. Vodakhan's Staff
won a few games just due to recursion, and getting to 8+ power isn't too hard, so as long as your creatures are trading 1-for-1 it can easily keep pumping what is left on the board. Infinite Hourglass
simply added to avoid being screwed by buffed creature getting frozen / locked up.
I should mention the Boss this deck ended up beating was the Spymaster, which granted me no benefit at all. A Silverwing with Vodakhan's and Plate ended up sealing the deal, or it may have gone south. Boss had two infiltrators with 3-5 power and Quickdraw +Infiltrate repeating.
Might try to run against Gauntlet again a few times to see if this is reliable enough for other people to care about, otherwise it's just a silly deck to admire. The Ijin, Imperial Armorer
is only in there because I cracked a foil one earlier in the day :P