I was really excited of the return of the Hero event, and this deck has performed for me spectacularly. I'm currently 21-4 after 3 runs. Others haven't had as much luck, though, so be forwarned. This may be a case where the builder is the only one who can pilot it to any success. The basis for this deck is my Elysian Challengers
deck from the Dec. 2019 +3 power singleton event. In both cases, the idea is the draw, draw, and draw some more. And copy your units.
For this deck, Sodi the Metamorph
is your hero. Opening hands ought to have power, power dorks like Devotee of the Sands
, Talir's Favored
, Trail Maker
, and Tocas, Waystone Harvester
, or power enabling spells like Seek Power
, and Time Etchings
. Both Seek Answers
and Wrath of Caiphus
are flexible cards that can draw you power or in the case of Wrath, reload your hand when the opponent has Aegis.
It's best to wait to play Sodi until you have a way to copy her with Mirror Image
, Vengeful Flight
, or Sudden Schism
or have Dazzle
up to counter any 2+cost removal spell. The copy spells help you get extra value out of Sodi(s) and they also just help with value of your other units if need be. One game I had 3 copies of flying Grodov's Stranger
just giving me insane card draw value.
By far, the most challenging unit/deck I've faced are Icaria, First Reaper
Feln or mono-Shadow decks. With her as your opponent's hero, they're going for removal and fliers. As a result, three cards are your most important in this deck. Gnash, Desert Prince
has won me probably half of my games. Clearing their board of fliers can kill them in a way few other things can do in a format without real board wipes. The other two cards help you tutor for Gnash. Celestial Omen
is better than Know When to Hold 'em
, but in an early game situation, KWHem is just as good. You're likely waiting until beyond turn 6 to play Gnash anyway. Against fliers, get Gnash. Against other match ups, your next bet is to grab Grodov's Burden
or Linrei's Codex