A deck Mail and I have been working on for the past several weeks.
Check out Mail's version here. update 11/18:
i managed to go 21-7 in the Feastcalling Test Tournament but unfortunately scrubbed out on day 2 in the first round to fjs mid. g1 i was flooded and g2 i just never found a svetya or unseal when i needed it.
YET, ToroSedato miraculously was playing an earlier version of this list and managed to make it to the FINALS! I can't even begin to convey how happy this made me, you really put on a show!
Ever since the start of October I've been trying to make an aggressive hooru flyers deck.
This is actually the 7th iteration of the deck, going from marketless
, to midrange, to nostrix (ala bbg
), and back again.
With the advent of FJS Midrange
and decks playing 6 Harsh Rule
, Sandstorm Titan
has fallen out of favor.
be aggressive in the air and lock out the opponent with Unseal
, Svetya, Orene of Kosul
, and Hooru Pacifier
※ Mirror Image
allows us to extend the lockout, be more aggressive with Unseen Commando
, or knock threats out of the air with Valkyrie Enforcer
※ only 1 primal influence is needed to pilot this deck, so use Seek Power
to grab Justice Sigil
for Icaria, Valkyrie Captain
※ more often than not, you will play Icaria, Valkyrie Captain
as a 5 drop.
※ avoid sacrificing for Vara, Vengeance-Seeker
, always hope to Vanquish
※ if you're flooded, you can Jennev Merchant
for Mirror Image
to take a second trip to the shops.
ー highway ー Unseal
, silence screamable threats with Valkyrie Enforcer
, protect (and ultimately try to win) with Unseen Commando
, blow out a Bandit Queen
swing with Reinvigorate
or Crownwatch Standard
. if you have enough of an air presence to finish them off, seal the deal with Svetya, Orene of Kosul
ー combrei ー Hooru Pacifier
will be critical for denying the Sword of Unity
tempo swing, but even without the weapons Telut, Queen's Hand
is still difficult to deal with as well as Genetrix Irel IV
ー skycrag ー the majority of their threats fly under the Vanquish
range, while still being better aggressive units overall. this match-up is rather difficult, and it usually hinges on Reinvigorate
breaking a Permafrost
and Unseen Commando
managing to stick.
is a pet card of mine. not only does no one plays around it, but it also is an effective answer to one of the most common removal spells in the game ー Permafrost
in instances where berserk is inspired, it becomes even better.
although, I could very easily see this being Finest Hour
, especially if midrange decks continue to shy away from playing the curse.
-1 Svetya, Orene of Kosul
-1 (market) Substitute
+1 (market) Svetya, Orene of Kosul/Nostrix, Lord of Visions/Poaching Drake/Lightning Storm
We're currently running Substitute
as a poor alternative for a 5th Vanquish
, but this is the most flexible spot in the deck.
At times, I found a marketed Svetya, Orene of Kosul
to be too slow and would run into hands with too many Reinvigorate
, but given ToroSedato's recent 2nd placing
in the Feastcalling event with the first iteration, it might be correct to revert back to the original build.
Otherwise, in a deck of mono 4x, Nostrix, Lord of Visions
might provide a reasonable longer game plan. Poaching Drake
might help in the Combrei match-up to shrink units and is a castable threat for berserk, and Lightning Storm
may help with Skycrag/Highway.
※ Seek Power
may just want to be Lingering Influence
or some amount of normal sigils. ultimately it comes down to your philosophy of natural drawn power versus peusdo-power cards in tandem with the mulligan rule.
※ 1-3 Diplomatic Seal
should probably normal sigils, but it doesn't change the percentages that much.
※ we are only playing 2 Crest of Order
because with 6 depleted sigil sources (the other 4 being Crownwatch Standard
) the chances of having two in your initial hand are around 10% - letting you curve out consistently. conclusion:
This deck was designed to be a meta dagger, specifically seeking out Harsh Rule
based Midrange/Control decks and weapon based removal strategies
/Sword of the Sky King
). And while I did have a 12-3 streak at one point this month while climbing, the meta has already started to shift and toward more traditional aggressive based strategies like Combrei
, Skycrag Agg
, and TJP Flyers
which are difficult for this deck to deal with. However if the meta ever reverts back, this might be just the weapon you need.