This is kind of a red-influence-matters deck I came up with. It's surprisingly effective but it's more for fun than a grinder. And it is definitely fun and explosive.
I played around with Clodagh Ascending
but didn't like her. Two ways to win with this deck. Either get as much chip damage as you can, then start stalling out until you can point your big burn spells like Flame Blast
and Flash Fire
at the AI's face. Or set up for an explosive turn and catch your opponent out of nowhere (see below).
Kazuo, Melee Virtuoso
give you something to do with your extra power if you run out of cards. I added Rust Grafter
for market access, but I don't know if it's really needed. Something else might be better here.
Common Play Patterns
#1 The dream is to play Touch of Force
on Ticking Grenadin
during the enemy's attack (don't forget it's a fast spell), chump block with it, do 6 to their face and then get double damage on one of the aforementioned burn spells for your turn. It's not unusual to have a 10+ damage Flash on turn 5.
#2 Kaleb's Persuader
on Shavka Evangel
(save its Berserk for this), Milos, Rebel Bomber
(extra Firebombs!) or Jekk, Mercenary Hunter
(extra Troves!). Bonus points for combo'ing with Force.
If you like any of my decks, or want to watch me play any feel free to add me in-game. Drewbagel423+0994. And if you have any suggestions or want to ask questions, I'd love to hear from you.
My tier 1 Gauntlet decks are:
#1 - Rolantport (Tier 1)
#2 - Sling (Tier 1)
#3 - Mono Green (Tier 1)