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Set 5 Rakano Aggro, "RIP Skycrag"

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Almost a carbon copy of Aetherllama's deck. I initially thought Stella was ideal but she's weak, her effect is only really powerful in a long, grindy game and we already have too many Renown units.

I honestly think this is the best possible Rakano Aggro list, all cards here are Best In Slot, you might look at stuff like Hammer of Might or Inquisitor's Blade and think "wow" but in the end both cost 4 mana and you must be careful with too many weapons. Shogun's Scepter and Ornate Katana are both essential to keep card advantage and units out as we lost Crownwatch Paladin and Kosul Battlemage for more powerful cards.

I also think the approach with Crest and Waystone is better than using Shugo Standards because we really need units and this is extremely aggressive so you don't want to skip any turns with depleted Shugos, Crest at least Scouts and gives you more consistency for Champion of Glory and Shogun's Scepter.

This might very well be Top Tier or at least an extremely good Tier 2, it also eats Skycrag alive.


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

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Influence Requirements
2 2

Power Sources
19 20 12

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Deck Rarities
20 12 36 1

Card Types
28 15 10 0 27

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Dead Reckoning [Set1003]
Into Shadow [Set1004]


December 16, 2018


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Revisions (Since last major patch) December 16, 2018



ReweJ Eternal Version: 1.42
I just had to register a account to state that, out of all Rakano Agro Variation i saw around, this one actually works great.

Turn 4 > Red Canyon Smugler > Black Market Warhelm > Hit face for 6

Won me a ton of game... seems small but is surprising good.
Stillsourdiesel Eternal Version: 1.42
Great list. As good as sharpshooter is I almost considered replacing her with the new 1/2 warcry Oni, just for speed. Never did it though, using her turn 3 and making the next unit HUGE has been fun
CheezWhiz Edited Eternal Version: 1.42
Dunno what I am doing wrong but I have been one step forward three steps back for the last 20 games with this deck. Stuck in silver I, trying desperately to climb out of it, but keep getting knocked down by fatties. Seems I just run out of gas with no answer to multiple big units. Any help or hand holding would be appreciated.

Oh, where's the evasion? The enforcers are good, but lighting rods in a deck with zero other flyers / tramplers. Also, the vanquishers blade feel really awkward, almost want to make them longbarrels to get that 2 for 1 and trample. Thoughts?v
neomtl Eternal Version: 1.42
Looks like a great deck! Started playing about a month ago and saving Shiftstone to craft a competitive deck. I have about 100 packs to open so hopefully should open lots of the cards needed. Any replacement for Deepforged Plate? Thanks!
delete_This Eternal Version: 1.42
Hammer of Might or Bore.
neomtl Eternal Version: 1.42
Danger_Floof Edited Eternal Version: 1.42
Why Marley in the 4-drop slot instead of, say, Yushkov, Zuberi, or even Rakano Sheriff? I'm sort of new to aggro decks as a whole, and would like to understand a little further this particular choice. Was the choice just to have an aegis unit to put pants on?
delete_This Eternal Version: 1.42
Aegis. :-)

You can't go face if your board is empty, there is too much removal around.
Danger_Floof Eternal Version: 1.42
Right. Makes perfect sense, and she gives you a stream of little aegis bodies for your pants. Thanks for the reply!
delete_This Eternal Version: 1.42
Yeah, Marley is broken.
LycaNinja Eternal Version: 1.42
No Avigraft maybe one in the black market?
delete_This Edited Eternal Version: 1.42
Be careful with too much removal, if you added Avigraft to the market I suppose you took Vanquish? It costs 2. If you're playing both then in my opinion you're making a mistake, go hard, make the opponent trade, it's fine.

Yeah, I know Avi is busted but this is aggro, we want to go hard and fast and play cheap removal, Vanquisher's Blade technically costs 5 as removal but it is also a weapon.
LycaNinja Eternal Version: 1.42
I did take out Vanquish for it
delete_This Edited Eternal Version: 1.42
The problem is that at 4 mana you could play both a Vanquish and a unit or weapon, at 5 mana you could play the higher cost units. Avigraft's bonus will not matter most of the time in an aggro deck.

Yeah of course they could draw 3 copies of the same blocker but that's just variance. =)
BaruMonkey Eternal Version: 1.42
I see no relic hate. Maybe a Bore in the market? Instead of... Xulta or Plate?
delete_This Edited Eternal Version: 1.42
Yep but what kind of attachment would you like to destroy in an aggro deck? Permafrost comes to mind but Deepforged Plate is a better answer for that. You can safely ignore any other attachment and just go face =D
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mauric Eternal Version: 1.42
Nasty brew confirmed. Played this for a few hours last night and had a stack of wins. went 14-6 with it. The few games that I lost were to the XO Inquisition deck - I lost due to running out of gas when XO hit the board but thats too be expected. Great work!
Starwind Eternal Version: 1.42
What rank where you playing at getting that record?
delete_This Eternal Version: 1.42
He said he was D1 one of these days so probably masters.
mauric Eternal Version: 1.42
Amazingly im stuck right below masters - been swinging back and forth for a bit. I switched decks to keep it fresh.
JTJag Eternal Version: 1.42
Have you considered Copperhall Bracers in the market? It's a nasty thing to slap on your Smuggler turn 4.
delete_This Edited Eternal Version: 1.42
I'll tell you, the 4 slot weapons are busted. Right now I'm running Inquisitor's Blade because it's easier to confirm damage as it gives Flying and the Revenge is a clock.

Sometimes I actually think it might be correct to give up on aggro and play a midrange renown deck with all those super weapons but that would be a different beast entirely.
JTJag Eternal Version: 1.42
Sounds like the deck that would like Axe Sharpener
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