I've been playing this deck very competitively around 200-300 Masters and having a ton of fun. The buff to Snapping Brushstalker
makes for an interesting choice in Praxis. Obviously Dawnwalker
becomes an automatic 4-of, as does Xenan Initiation
- Slapping Killer on him is really really
good. He dodges Harsh Rule
, and basically every other piece of hard removal. I think Brushstalker's biggest value is that people don't know how to play against it. If you can recur it once or twice while it has Killer, you're going to win on value alone. Proc'ing Dawnwalker
over and over with this vs Armory is so dirty.
- The 2x of these are definitely flex spots. A lot of times, by the time I got to play this, I had already won the game. I've actually been thinking of turning them into 2x Seek Power
or 2x Amber Acolyte
to help curve into Heart of the Vault
more reliably on 6. This could also maybe turn into 2x Mystic Ascendant
since those pair well with Worldbearer Behemoth
- This is your only "hard" removal so use it wisely. Landing one on a Dawnwalker
or a Snapping Brushstalker
is just so hard for so many decks to deal with. If you really have to burn one on a Sandstorm Titan
or Heart of the Vault
just to clear a threat that's fine, but if you can hold out and cast it on one of your guys that recurs, it's just so much better. Attaching this to a Worldbearer Behemoth
and using killer on a 1/1 grenadin and overwhelming for 6 (or more) to finish the game happens way more than you'd think.
The strategy here is pretty simple: Play bigger guys than your opponent, use killer to tackle big threats, and punch them in the face over and over.
It's important to know what threats to hold your 2x Purify
for. Against Argentport, you really want to hold it to help deal with Tavrod, Auric Broker
or to deal with an Inquisitor's Blade
Other than that, this is a super fun deck if you like smashing with big dudes.