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Killer Krag

Gauntlet Deck By
BarnacleEd
POOP

+10

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Type

Faction

Information

She keeps her Mokhnati, Restored
In her pretty black market
"FATHER SKYCRAG", she says
Just like a ChaFury
A built-in remedy
For gauntlet boss fuckery
At anytime an invitation
You can't decline

Hoarders and Windy Places
Well versed in hitting faces
Extraordinarily nice

It's a Killer Krag
Groundbreaker, Savagery
Blood Hunt with a Zuberi
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

A GREAT FIND at the price
Gold farming though the night
Wanna try?

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This deck started off life as silly jank and then, unexpectedly, took me on a 28-0 gauntlet winstreak that's still ongoing at time of writing. The AI grossly underestimates Trumpeting Warhowler and the wacky shenanigans you can do with it (especially with Zuberi, Crunch, and Mokhnati) plus does a really poor job of predicting fast spells like Ice Bolt. Putting all this together means you can build up some absurdly strong topdecks with a few zuberi swings and burst out surprise lethal with ease.

Your ideal goal in brief is to get killer on Zuberi, Outlands Warlord, then draw as many cards as possible with him and Warhowler on the board. Crunch, the Hoarder, Honor of Claws, and the awesome new Sodi, Wingbreaker all facilitate the draw side of this - Sodi and Groundbreaker are also at the really excellent 3/6 statline which lets them duck things like Vanquish and Torch while being solid blockers. Groundbreaker also prevents annoying lifesteal decks from getting out of hand and, with double damage, can really rack up the pain. Howling Peak is still a great card that can turn any slim lead into an absolute blowout thanks to Gun Down and Mirror Image built into it; If you can copy a killer zuberi you probably just won the game on the spot. Especially if you give a Champion of Fury +4 attack and double damage :D

The market is still undergoing testing but Mokhnati, Restored is a hard lock here. Pulling him from market with Zuberi and Warhowler out gives you a massive endgame finisher for games that drag on. Torrential Downpour helps versus the many token/aggro decks in the gauntlet, and Flame Blast is a highly useful card for both removal and reach damage. The other 2 slots are a little more questionable; I'm not wholly convinced a Skycrag Banner is the right call, for instance.


BRIEF FAQ
1) Why no Preyfinder?
I'm of the mindset that Preyfinder is honestly a bad card. Honor of Claws does a better job of drawing cards since you don't need a developed board full of killers to get value from it, she's not a particularly great blocker, and Howling Peak is a *much* more reliable card for accelerating a lead you already hold.

2) Why no Jotun Feast-Caller?
I thought about it as a market inclusion for a while, but honestly a 4/4 aegis killer just isn't a particularly good card at this point in Eternal. It's been kind of powercreeped out. Mokhnati is a much better better "big threat that draws us cards" even if it does cost 3 more power.

3) Can I play this deck on ranked ladder?
Probably! I Played this up from Bronze to Silver with a ~75% WR earlier this month. Far from being "serious business" but it felt reasonably good while doing so. You will probably struggle versus decks featuring a large number of board wipes and anyone getting a good Royal Decree hit off, however, due to the synergistic nature of our units.


Feedback definitely appreciated on this. I hope you have as much fun playing it as I have!

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
48,250

Premium Cost
244,800

Influence Requirements
3 3

Power Sources
18 19 12

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Deck Rarities
17 13 29 1 12

Card Types
28 1 23 3 25

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

Archetype
Midrange

Updated
August 7, 2019

Added
August 2, 2019

Views
2,571

Eternal Version
v1.46 - Dark Frontier

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Revisions (Since last major patch) August 7, 2019

Comments

biologynut99 Eternal Version: 1.46 I
Good job on the lyrics lol.

Still, only have one zuberi and given how few decks he's in (although I like to throw my single copy in decks for the lols) I'm not likely to craft another.

Will try it out
Sjeng Eternal Version: 1.46 I
Haha. Killer Queen lyrics put a big smile on my face !!!
BarnacleEd Eternal Version: 1.46 I
Glad to hear you got a smile out of this pile of nonsense :D
VoidKing Eternal Version: 1.46 I
"Your ideal goal in brief is to get killer on Zuberi, Outlands Warlord, then draw as many cards as possible with him and Warhowler on the board."

Why would it matter that Zuberi has Killer in particular, here? I know he'll get to trigger his ability while attacking a creature of choice, but that still seems somewhat mundane.
BarnacleEd Eternal Version: 1.46 I
By itself +4 attack to the top unit of your deck is fairly mediocre. With the number of units that accelerate hilariously well with that attack bonus, however (ChaFury, Crunch, and Groundbreaker are all especially good) then that "free" trigger from a killer attack starts to carry a lot of value.
Alomba87 Eternal Version: 1.46 I
+1 for excellent Queen parody skills
FightApathyOrDont Eternal Version: 1.46 I
Really enjoy the concept of this deck! Lots of fun and Killer is one of my favorite mechanics of this game. Great use of some of the new cards.

My only concern was the card draw. I found anytime I didn't get Sodi, I could end up without answers.
I know Crunch is fun because of overwhelm, but I've always found him underwhelming (pun intended). I dropped 4 Crunch in favor of two more Honor of Claws and two Preyfinder. I like the later because it plays into the Killer, and it's a solid early game body against aggro.
As for your concern about the Banner in the market, I totally agree. I dropped it for a Ferocity of the Bear and enjoyed the results.

Thanks for the fun deck!
BarnacleEd Edited Eternal Version: 1.46 I
Hey thanks for the response and I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the deck! I agree that the draw package could be improved a bit, but I think 4 Honor of Claws is at least 1 too many and I'm of the apparently unpopular opinion that Preyfinder is a bad card...it takes 3 killer attacks for it to equate to 1 HoC after all. It's a good card for snowballing a lead, but Howling Peak already serves that niche in this deck.

I also think that Crunch is honestly one of the best units in this list; he accelerates extremely well from both Inspire effects at our disposal and helps with the draw niche. A 7-attack double damage killer crunch is truly a hilarious spectacle to behold and I strongly urge you to reconsider your stance on him.

Finally, Ferocity of Bear in market is a pretty neat idea - thanks for the suggestion and I'll try it on my next run!