Following the success of the last Xenan gauntlet deck that I posted I wanted to share my newest Elysian list that I have been farming gauntlet with recently.
Elysian might not be the best pick on ladder right now however many of it's core cards are super effective in gauntlet. Perma frost is still great vs gauntlet that won't fetch ways to remove it via the markets. Both False Prince and Cirso are favourably bugged in gauntlet. The A.I. doesn't understand that cards like torch will kill False Prince so he ends up being very strong. Also the A.I. doesn't understand that cirso's ability is negated by unit aegis' and will multi block with 1/1 aegis units that do not get transformed into 2/2 pigs which is another thing that we can abuse.
In this deck our initial win condition is to overwhelm and push through early as an aggressive midrange deck. If the board gets stalled we have 2 other ways to win being in the air with champion of wisdom and accelerated evolution or through the very balanced card crystalize. In fact the only reason I'm playing the primal merchant is for crystalize because it just closes the game very quickly and cleanly.
Speaking of market cards, whilst I predominantly fetch crystalize, there will be many situations where that will not be optimal.
Other cards are;
Equivocate for emergency removal or lethal tempo.
Accelerated evolution to remove stuns and provide air threat/defence.
Banner to prevent power screw, improve influence or maintain tempo.
Thunderstrike Dragons for when you don't have enough threats on board that crystalize will win the game.
I've played this list quite a lot and it's marginally less consistent than the previous Xenan deck I posted losing primarily to some of the very aggressive bosses such as "sudden death" however the deck is much faster and overall ,without doing the maths, it feels like I'm getting gold faster with this deck.
Lastly I just really miss set 2 Elysian midrange being great so this deck for me is a chance to relive those times when big daddy cirso brings home the bacon. Hope you enjoy the deck aswell, thanks for reading.