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Banished Surveyed Xenan

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Slightly less embarrassing now that it has an Insignia (I actually think this is pretty decent). Banish is also basically Hero's Downfall now.


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
5 2

Power Sources
25 18 16

Power Calculator
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Deck Rarities
14 18 15 27

Card Types
30 1 18 4 27

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Dead Reckoning [Set1003]
Into Shadow [Set1004]
Homecoming [Set1005]
Trials of Grodov [Set1006]


September 17, 2019

July 25, 2019


Eternal Version
v1.46 - Dark Frontier

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Revisions (Since last major patch) September 17, 2019


biologynut99 Eternal Version: 1.47
This deck is legit.

I play it alot to gauntlet grind, very reliable. Getting a World Joiner out is so satisfying, and you can use her via killer if you dont wanna attack her into deadlies and stuff.
Slysoft Eternal Version: 1.46.9
What is your opinion on going more shadow heavy and swapping xumucan for tasbu?
LightsOutAce Edited Eternal Version: 1.46.9
I don't like Tasbu in Xenan for a few reasons. The biggest is that running a Shadow power base instead of a Time one makes casting Teacher unreliable enough to not be worth running, and she is by far the best 2 drop.

The other is that on a more macro scale, grindy Xenan with Tasbu and probably Dizo's Office (and a lot of people like Street Urchin, too, but that card is horrendus outside of Crownwatch Press-Gang) isn't beating actual grindy, late game decks. You won't run out of things to do, and you can hang in the game longer, but your turn 8+ things are going to be worse than the turn 8+ things from actual late game decks like FTP or Hooru control. So playing a slower Tasbu version isn't actually going to win more games than just smashing them with Xumucan since you need to win turns 5-7 anyways, even if you feel like you have more agency to go long.
joepunchface Eternal Version: 1.46.9
Could Dizos Office work in place of Temple if I don't have them or is that not advisable?
LightsOutAce Eternal Version: 1.46.9
7 is a loooot more than 5. Temple is the reason the deck works - Temple while ahead is insurmountable for most decks.
biologynut99 Eternal Version: 1.46.10
Truth - stealing cards is good, but if you can get that World Joiner out... bang, pow, whammo.
joepunchface Eternal Version: 1.46.9
Very insightful answer, thanks LightsOutAce!
valara Eternal Version: 1.46.9
This deck is the truth. I went from rank 363 to 8th in about 3 hours. I’ve gone up and down a bit in the days since, but I’m currently at 6th and on a 12 win streak
ASkill3dR0y Edited Eternal Version: 1.46.9
Ambushing Xumucan into Temple is dirty. Really nice that we have the Insignia to enable that now.

Mix that with Gnash and the nerfs to Rakano, and I think this has the pieces to be a real deck now.

Edit: After more playtesting, I have discovered that the Eternal playerbase has trouble counting to 5.
Riffler Eternal Version: 1.46.9
Can't count to 5? They also don't know how Ambush works with relic weapon attacks; Open mana for a Xumucan I just got back with Dark Return? Opponent deems Stormholt Knife and swing with it a good play.
ASkill3dR0y Eternal Version: 1.46.9
“Stop hitting yourself.” :)

LightsOutAce Eternal Version: 1.46.9
Lots of people attacking into Xumu? Also, is that name a reference to the gamefaqs melee boards circa 2009?
ASkill3dR0y Eternal Version: 1.46.9
You bet it is lmao.

And yeah, people are showing no fear when I leave 5 mana open. I guess Xumu hasn’t been prevalent enough for people to recognize it.
HamAndSwiss Edited Eternal Version: 1.46.9
Ive been having similar experiences tbh. People play into him so often. It makes for some great mindgames. Also, just won a game where opponent spent all game ramping to get 8 owls down, just to have them all thrown back into the deck. Feels great!
ASkill3dR0y Eternal Version: 1.46.9
Reminds me of when I used a surprise Xumu to get a killer attack on an icaria, and then used Gnash to clean up the 15/14 Rizahn that came after.

This deck’s nut plays are satisfying af.
HamAndSwiss Eternal Version: 1.46.9
Beautiful. I also like when opponent is under 7 health and you abush him in after combat, remove any blockers and slam.

Xumu is a riot, banish buffed is awesome, teacher consistently on 2 is nuts. I love it.

Thinking about sneaking in a dizo's office but not sure where
LightsOutAce Eternal Version: 1.46.9
Could jam Office in the market over Azy