Pledge at least $1 to eternalwarcry.com on Patreon and the ads will be removed as a thank you!

So Anyway, I Started Blasting

Expedition Deck By
TheBoxer
Team Rankstar

+1

Cost Curve

Type

Faction

Information

This is a Praxis sentinels deck I've been working on for a while. This deck can be tricky to play because so many of the cards reward you for playing other cards after them. You're always giving up some kind of value no matter what. For example if you play Powercell before Flameheart Patroller then you get an extra attack permanently but miss out on damage from Flameheart. Think ahead about how long you want the game to go and what resources will matter. This deck can play a long game and win out of nowhere with Technique plus Blast (sometimes even on Groundbreaker).
There are a few notable inclusions/exclusions.
Pyroknight: this idea is from Zac Hill (zdch). You want aggressive early plays that scale into the late game. This does exactly that and has a threat of activation where if they don't kill it your 1 drop becomes huge and if they do you slam an Opum.
Autotread: this card didn't do enough. You're not fast enough to want to go all in and you need to hit power drops so discarding is always rough. It was nice as a 1 drop sentinel to enable things but Copper Conduit can fill that role if need be.
Barricade Basher: same rationale as Autotread. Discarding is rough. A 5/5 for 3 isn't worth going down a card.
Redplate Crasher: I was torn between Groundbreaker main and this market until zdch said he had this main and Breaker market. After trying this main I feel this configuration is right. It single-handedly bonds out Tempered Sentinel and can push Pyroknight through most blockers.
Moonstone Vanguard: This allows you to run more power without flooding. I don't run more because the deck doesn't want too many 5 drops and Opum is clearly better. Basically always pledge this on turn 1.
Fire Etchings: another suggestion from zdch. This deck wants to hit power drops. Similar to Vanguard Etchings is power that does something else in the late game. Don't be afraid to play this for power early when you have a spare power. With 8 market cards you'll likely draw another.
Power Base: Patroller likes dual power and Etchings likes Symbol. I'm only playing 2 Praxis Vow because I don't want Seat to be depleted. I believe 14 T sources is enough but could maybe see adding back 1 more Vow over a Fire Sigil.
Market: Standard is an amazing market card. It's power when you need it and a trick when you don't. Begin Anew was another suggestion from zdch. It's a nice way to refill your hand in grindy matchups. I like Ruin over Slag because the mirror isn't that common and being able to kill Perma on 4 power with Merchant is a big deal.

Expedition Information

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
35,050

Premium Cost
170,400

Influence Requirements
4 2

Power Sources
24 12 10

Power Calculator
Shiftstoned Icon View Deck on Shiftstoned

Deck Rarities
13 32 19 5

Card Types
35 4 15 0 26

Archetype
Midrange

Added
February 7, 2021

Views
659

Eternal Version
Empire of Glass

BBCode For Comments

Deck URL

Comments

stormguard798 Eternal Version: 21.01.13
Hi! If you don’t mind, I’d like to ask your thoughts on a couple more cards! ^-^

Temple Raider/Ancient Defenses: (Put together bc they occupy the same non-Sentinel curve slot) I saw you had 2x Temple Raider in the previous iteration - where you just unable to get the density of Allies to trigger the Raider following the Pyroknight inclusion? Defenses is nice to clock Circle with, but you already have Blast and Technique.

Mysterium Orb - I’ve found on occasion that the buffs from Defenses and Opum don’t really help me push damage at times through a host of chump blockers in other Tribal decks; have you found that to be an issue, or is perhaps the Orb itself not impactful enough?

New Mono Fire Site: Could that be worth consideration in the market following the Campaign drop, or do you think it would be too hard to protect?

Thanks!