I have a real love/hate relationship with Katra, the Devoted
, (don't tell my wife.) When I first started out I absolutely hated playing against her. Eventually I got enough shiftstone to craft a set and now I'm on the other side of the fence and the grass is much greener.
I decided to revisit my Katra/Lifegain deck with some of the newer cards from the new sets. I figured while I was at it I'd try seeing if an even version could work, the extra draw from Evenhanded Golem
would help reduce the games where Katra doesn't even get drawn. Xenan Cylix
's plunder also work to this end.
Here are some of the substitutions I made to keep the deck even:
I decided to change up the market a bit being that we'll be getting 4x instead of just 1x of each:
seemed like a good fit for quick life stealing and bringing something back, with a pair of them they can just cycle in the void.
Icaria, First Reaper
are good removal.
Pale Rider's Timepiece
and Azindel, Revealed
should help wrap up if we get locked somehow.
As usual, this is just something I slapped together so I'm sure it'll get refined more as I play it a bit but so far it has a pretty good track record...