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Aggro dinosaurs

Throne Deck By
Kaianacoel

Work in Progress
+2

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Type

Faction

Information

The first deck I can really call my own (as opposed to being a default deck or a netdeck with some cards changed around). I wanted a dinosaur deck, and it turned out to be some sort of aggro deck. It's not the fastest of aggro decks but if it gets going the opponent will have a lot of threats to take care of. It's definitely not tournament material but it's a lot of fun.

The basic idea is to use Evelina, Valley Searcher and if possible Derry Cathain, Ripclaw Rider to buff some Pteriax Hatchling and bury the opponent under overstatted units, mostly flyers. Baying Serasaur buffs itself and helps with drawing cards, Avisaur Patriarch can help spew out dinosaurs faster and buff the whole board. Buffed Derrys with their ultimate triggered are not to be underestimated either.

This deck has weak removal, mostly being in the form of Scorpion Wasp and Predatory Carnosaur. I should probably add more Twilight Hunt and cut some random cards that don't contribute to the archetype. Advice in that regard would be appreciated. Harsh Rule can also be devastating, the best I have against it is throwing Derrys at it and pray I can outrun it. It works. Sometimes...

Possible cuts: Avirax Familiar may not end up working out if the deck really orients itself towards aggro, although it can help with mana screw. The Crystalline Chalice got there because lots of cards have 2 attack or less (though they don't stay that way if things work out), but it's kinda slow. Cirso, the Great Glutton is a fantastic ground blocker but again, probably too expensive and not a dinosaur.

Possible need more of: Twilight Hunt is buff and removal, Clutchmate can be really useful, especially on a Derry Cathain, Ripclaw Rider while Evelina is on the field. Twinning Ritual is also nice when targetting a 5/4 Pteriax Hatchling.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you find that deck entertaining.

EDIT: Removed Twinning ritual and Chalice for more Clutchmate and Twilight Hunt, chalice just doesn't fit the deck.

EDIT 2: Changed the lightning strikes for permafrosts.

Version 2.0: Finally added a market, although I remain mostly unconvinced so far. It feels really slow and there has been more times where I had a merchant in my hand doing nothing than times where they actually proved useful. The worldbearer behemoths on the other hand have carried their (considerable) weight repeatedly.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
39,300

Premium Cost
184,000

Influence Requirements
3 2

Power Sources
21 17 12

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Deck Rarities
20 15 30 5

Card Types
40 6 9 0 26

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Jekk's Bounty [Set1001]

Archetype
Unknown

Updated
November 23, 2018

Added
November 6, 2018

Views
1,029

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Revisions (Since last major patch) November 23, 2018

Comments

BHV Eternal Version: 1.42.3
I think smuggler is better than merchant here since it can actually attack and when you fetch hourglass or obelisk you get a 4/4 endurance or 5/5 (savagery in for twilight hunt).
Also cut carnosaurs for buffed levitate to give more evasion. Looks interesting, will try this deck out.
Kaianacoel Eternal Version: 1.43
You're right on the smugglers, I just haven't updated this deck for the new set. Haven't played in a little while.
insideClaw Eternal Version: 1.40
Similar to the other comment, I was just getting ready to give this unique deck a try when I noticed you don't have a market. These days usually something is wrong if you don't have a market...
Kaianacoel Eternal Version: 1.40
You know you can tinker with decks and not just copy-paste the list right?
insideClaw Edited Eternal Version: 1.40
I usually either make my own or try out the creator's version without modifying it. And I didn't know you don't want any constructive criticism, it wasn't to diss on your deck...
Forethorne Eternal Version: 1.40
How do Avirax Familiar and Crystalline chalice perform for you? I imagine it's hard to get chalice to go off consistently, as it's a one-of, and you don't have a market.
Kaianacoel Eternal Version: 1.40
Chalice doesn't do well at all, it's too slow. It's going to be the first thing I cut. Avirax familiar is okay when buffed but with most of my stuff costing 4 or less I don't know if it's actually any good. I can warp it sometimes and it can help getting the carnosaurs out faster but I'd have to do more testing.