I used this deck to get back to top 20 master after losing some ranks to other experiments, currently I am around 40:18. The deck is a relative standard midrange deck that tries to control the board early and to finish the opponent of at about turn 8-10. The early game mostly consists of small removal spells, reactive units (Blightmoth
) and influence/power fixing. At around turn 3 ( if you have Marionette Cross
and nothing that must be removed on your opponents field) or 4 you want to start to play on the board, optimaly with Eremot, Mindsplinter
, but Silverblade Menace
can be good enough on 4 too.
Against more aggressive decks I usually try to play like a control deck and to use flexible cards like Damara, Deft Saboteur
or Display of Ambition
in a more defensive way. Milos, Rebel Bomber
is a good counter to this deck and he has to be removed as fast as possible, but alway keep in mind that Silverblade Menace
and Vara's Favor
all buff him (which sometimes can be an advantage to get Milos to 5 health, because you can kill him with Display then).
Against slower decks cards like Damara and Display are usually used in a more value orieted way, which means that you try to keep Damara until turn 4 or 5 and to drop her when you are sure that you can get her ultimate of and to only use Diplay as removal if its absolut necessary. Your wincondition against control is Burn most of the times. Eremot can make their life really miserable if you can get a attack through around turn 5 and Feartracker and Menace can deal a lot of damage and can be regained with Display later.
I am still a bit uncertain about the market, sometimes I would really like to have Combust
over Open Contract
, but both are fine. Headhunter
was the last card I choose for the market, but he really surprised me and works well in may situations. I am also not sure if you still need Adjudicator's Gavel
after the FTS nerf, if you dont think you need it you can replace it with an Edict of Makkar
Good luck and have fun!