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Xenan Lifegain (7-2, draft)

Draft Deck By
mookie

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Cost Curve

Type

Faction

Information

Not the best deck I've drafted, but certainly the best Arcanum Seeker deck I've put together recently. No rares either.

P1P1 Battlefront Dasher (the rare was Ghodan's Mark). A good start, but Fire was missing entirely from my second pack (the rare), which made me a bit skittish about going into that faction, since it was probably going to be cut. I ended up taking Eavesdrop out of an otherwise weak pack over Defend the Treasury, which I have been perpetually disappointed by. P3 Kickflip Monk over Dartimus Iceblade, Calderan Captain, and Soul Feast, with the logic that there aren't a ton of good 2-drops in the format.

My next few picks all reinforced my Shadow - Call the Hit, Toxic Wisp, and Lethrai Kidnapper suggested it was open. Not entirely sure what I was going to do for my second faction - I got a pair of Pteriax Screechers that I wasn't excited by, but my last two picks were Mature Avirax and Warrior Monk, suggesting that Time was open.

In pack 2, I started with Metalfang - it's a card I'm generally willing to splash for. Xenan generally felt open - I picked up stuff like Growing Sludge and Borderlands Lookout. Similar for pack 3, although I did emphasize grabbing some fixing for the splash.

Pack 4 brought 2x Arcanum Seeker... which was great, because I was worried about my curve. Things ended up working pretty well - this deck definitely felt like it was lacking in some aspects (bombs, removal, evasion....), but dying to aggro was never a concern.

Overall, I would say that the games felt challenging but winnable - I generally relied on the classic Time strategy of 'have bigger stuff than the opponent'. If my opponent had to invest multiple cards to deal with one of my units, I considered it a win. Arcanum Seeker carried a lot of weight here - a 2-cost 4/4 is a very beefy board presence, even if it usually didn't come online until later in the game.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
2,450

Premium Cost
39,200

Influence Requirements
1 2 2

Power Sources
3 6 7 1

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Deck Rarities
13 18

Card Types
22 0 8 0 15

Archetype
Unknown

Added
January 3, 2022

Views
281

Eternal Version
Cold Hunt

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