Play your cards, drop to low HP, heal back up, win the game. Everything on the deck can be a win condition. You can still have a good time without masks or any particular setup and won't be power starved.
The copy mechanic is awesome. You can mill a deck with Azyndel alone if you get tired of drawing your whole deck all the time. You can stack HP and Power at an incredible speed because you can or just play a control game with Ayan and Vara. It takes no time at all to set up relics with all the relic draw on the deck and it doesnt feel shabby at all considering its a merchant and a display card with multiple uses.
There's 3 Second Sight. You can swap with Strategize if you prefer. I rather keep them for the echoed spells to draw 10 cards at a time and keep the juice going with all the extra power. If you don't want echos then remove Trailblazer Second Sight and possibly Riddle Game too as it might lose consistency and replace them with Talir, strategize and whatever
The Cobalt Waystones. 3 Varas on the deck but I still rather keep them. You can easily get rid of your Vara's anyway if you need aegis protection for the equiped relics.
The power consists in Waystones and Crests. Works well for me. Maybe for you too?
I had an Azyndel Gift on the deck but never needed to use it... The opponents usually have a hard time keeping up with the board or will be frustrated trying to kill you during zombie mode and will eventually have an empty hand all the time. On the other hand, you can drop a gift at the speed of light by turn 5 thanks to the Mask or just to deny Merchants. Up to you. Same goes for the Quicksilver Mirror that can be played on turn 5. For example, it can put you halfway to another way to win the game if you have the merchant from turn 3 to drop the whole market on the board huehuehue cough. Ahem.
The merchant is a baddie with all we need! And Age of Eons omg. That's my most played card from the market. It plays so well on curve thanks to tadah the Mask power again.. play it wisely as it might win you the game and you only have 1.