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Ramba-Kairos Gauntlet Obliterator

Gauntlet Deck By
biologynut99

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Type

Faction

Information

This deck is under review after the recent big nerfs. Ideas for improving/altering it are welcome in comments.

So here's my version of the ubiquitous kairos deck going around, with just a few tweaks for gauntlet use.

Deck often wins without kairos, just by big bludgeoning by our time units.

1) You want 3 power and Ramba (better) in your opening hand, Teacher of Humility and Tocas are also good to have.

2) Get Ramba to hit if possible, but focus on getting big beefy blockers out there to buy you time. If you can get some hits with the big guys, do so, but don't be too risky.

3) Best case scenario you get Ramba and/or Heart of the Vault to cost Karios down to a more reasonable cost. Otherwise stay stable and get up to 9

4) Once you have Kairos out, hit face with Ramba if you have him, teachers good too, use any deadly to snipe units if you want but BE SMART about whether you burn enemy units or just go face! Your kairos may get removed, so do you have lethal this turn? Should you go all face, all units, or half and half?



Ramba is a star of the show here. Even a single hit can be amazing value, more hits and its nuts, not to mention the 7-cost card play which can be used as many times as you have power. Using him when you have kairos also pings his ability which is great to throw down more burn damage.

Added Scorpion Wasps because without proper kill spells we sometimes run into big (often aegis/flying) enemies (typically from a weapon being played on the unit such as in the mono justice deck) which can bugger up our game-plan without a way to remove it. This I find more reliable than having a creeper AND a killer spell.

Swapped the SST/Behemoths all back into the main deck and put Gnash, Desert Prince in the market. We have nothing to buff his 1/1 killers with but they can be useful as blockers or agains x/1 enemies. His main function is to bottom deck enemy fliers all at once.

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The basics of this deck owes itself to others, but I am going to keep fine tuning it as I see best. Feedback in the form of results and/or constructive criticism is welcome, lets try to make this even better.

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*Thanks to Roxie for some good advice.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
102,950

Premium Cost
357,600

Influence Requirements
4 3

Power Sources
20 22 16

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Deck Rarities
19 12 14 29

Card Types
42 0 12 0 26

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Trials of Grodov [Set1006]

Archetype
Unknown

Updated
December 12, 2019

Added
October 31, 2019

Views
2,834

Eternal Version
v1.47 - The Flame of Xulta

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Revisions (Since last major patch) November 2, 2019

Comments

frmorrison Eternal Version: 1.47.9
So many cards nerfed, Torch, merchant, Heart and Tocas.
biologynut99 Eternal Version: 1.47.9
Yeah.

It's still a great deck
But I'm looking into potential changes after the nerf.
RennyMoses Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.6
So, the list I made, got me to masters rank 99... not too shabby... I was thinking about Gnash in market, but ultimately kept the 4th behemoth and added eternity core... but I’m realllly debating Gnash...

https://eternalwarcry.com/decks/d/o2C97ITLSDM/kairos-ramp
biologynut99 Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.6
I don't play ranked really I get mad ladder anxiety . So I dunno where this could go. Gnash has been ummm different than behemoth. Less useful sometimes cuz costs 1 more and smaller body no overwhelm, but it can be super handy against fliers even if u have a SST but more without.

I'd say gnash is about equal just different than behemoth in market.

I'd say though that scorpion wasp is a definite improvement as far as deadly units go, having a deadly ground unit is fine but can be pinged so easy. Saving a wasp and STING a huge enemy is far more effective I find.

I'll check ur deck when I am on my comp.

P.S. no thumbs up? :(.
Roxie Eternal Version: 1.47.5
How has Nocturnal Creeper and Twilight Hunt been performing as your draw? I find the 2-sided draw a bit scary if I'm not ramping fast enough. I guess being deadly can help stall / trade, but at 1 HP, creeper as easy to remove as Initiate of the Sands - I'm willing to test it though :)

Sandstorm Titan is also sad in the market LOL. It's very easy to drop, you'd probably want 8x of it in the main deck hahaha. If you really want the 3rd Scorpion Wasp, an option is to remove Twilight Hunt, go for 4x Nocturnal Creeper, 4x SST, 3x Scorpion Wasp - but that's only because I'm not a fan of Twilight Hunt.

I would probably add Purify in the market if you're unsure of Infinite Hourglass.

Also hesitant to add emblems since lack of sigils would give us a lot of undepleted dual influence which MIGHT hurt your HoTV drop curved off Merchants or Tocas. Just my thoughts though - as always I'm willing to test these out :)
biologynut99 Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.5
I don't like twilight hunt either. It's just that we have sooooo little removal that sometimes a killer is all we can do. Having more wasps can balance that out though. Might fiddle around with that.

Purify sounds like a good idea! This deck is sorta a work in progress so lets make these changes and then try em out.

Right about emblems, like i said we dont like the -1 damage, but also you're right that we NEED to be able to drop our HOTV/Kairos as soon as we hit that power, can't be searching for influence.

Lemme make those changes. Would still like to see what you think about playing it, if you have these cards. Its gotten so that when I need gold its the only gauntlet deck I really use because its just so reliable. Except when im bored with it being so reliable and i go use my mono shadow, or some of your gauntlet decks, or even my equalized minotaur deck just for shits and giggles.

Making update snow

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We do have 4 titans, just one is in market for insurance.
Emblems are not likely going in, for influence and damage reasons. Shame.
Stuck a 3'rd wasp in for a twilight hunt.
Swapped Hourglass for Purify.
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What you wanna stick in market if SST is "sad"? I just found that sometimes i needed it and didn't draw it, but yeah having 4 maindeck is preferable IF we had more anti-air/removal stuff... What should replace titan? Previously it was one of the behemoths.
Roxie Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Yup, I'm trying this out because I'm interested to see how nightfall adds to the deck.

For more anti-flyer - you can go for Gnash, Desert Prince! He allows you to push through after getting rid of those flyers unlike SST where you need to endure the boardstall until you get appropriate threats. Plus the aranhas are very good chump blockers - saved me a couple of times VS big non-overwhelm units. We can always test each version to see which plays right :)
biologynut99 Eternal Version: 1.47.5
I made those changes (and gnash in market).

You might wanna update your version if you're gonna be playing this deck, i think it's an improvement.
biologynut99 Eternal Version: 1.47.5
Doh, HOW did i forget Gnash! Hes in most of my other deck's markets! Thanks for reminding me!
Roxie Eternal Version: 1.47.6
How's this going? I haven't played in a while - been busy, but I'll probably start playing in the next few days so I can run more tests.
biologynut99 Edited Eternal Version: 1.47.6
I've been greedy for GOLD this week and a bit, wanna draft more and thus build my FoX collection, so I've been playing this like 90% of the time since it's easily my most reliable Gauntlet deck.

Very very few things can beat u. Double damage boss can if it rushes u well enough, the 5-all-faction-influence boss wins occasionally just by its crazy buffed cards, but

In general I win every game with this deck, and am only playing others (Banished Surveyed Xenan, which I haven't uploaded, mono shadow, Elysian, and your warcry deck) when I'm bored of the ez wins.
Roxie Eternal Version: 1.47.6
Does that mean it doesn't need tweaking any more? Are you currently playing the posted version?
biologynut99 Eternal Version: 1.47.6
Can't say if it needs tweaking but yes I'm playing the posted version,

Now that I've got some shiftstone I may try tinkering with new fox cards, but this current version is so good!