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Powercards are overrated [updated 11/27]

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Work in Progress

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Ok before we get to the deck, this is by no means a prefect deck, but surprisingly it works.

I made this because the AI made me mana flood several times in a row and I was getting angry about it, so i thought: "I want to choose when to get power and what to use it for!"

Thanks to Inscribe that is sorta possbile now. Depending on the game Stage you are free to choose to play power or a situational necessity.

As for now there are still cards in there, that eventhough the deck works, I'm not yet sure that they are the best choices or if there might be anything that fits better (I'll list these seperately)

Main Deck:
A bunch of Control options with Permafrost, Ice Over, Caustic Rain
Also 8x Market access because we carry echo and fate and thus can use these surplus market cards to rotate if necessary
Direct card draw with Strategize, Wisdom of the Elders and Honor of Claws
Lord Thudrock is pretty nice. Play Sodi, Wingbreaker followed be Thudrock give you a free 6/6 snowmen. Sodi btw is used to control the air and have evenmore card draw + a solid blocker
Jotun Hurler Fate 2 cards for 1 draw
Thunderstrike Dragon leads damage output and also syngerises with Spiritweaver to regain lost Health

Hailstorm - sometimes needed
Polymorph - basicly a Silence + removal
Isra, Loyal Mount - possible finisher with good board presence
Savage Incursion - not sure about this one, almost never grabbed it
Helio, the Skywinder - card draw

11 possible Shadow draws which is definately enough to get Spiritweaver on board
12 Alternative Power turning into possible active/reactional board presence. I chose Amethyst Monument over Cobalt Monument because of the Lifesteal only

Cliffside Porter - sometimes a decent rotation card and 1 turn stall card but no real impact
Jotun Spellhammer - Filler Inscribe, but never played as unit because not worth it, maybe swappable for a diferent inscribe card
Scalehide - basicly same as Spellhammer

As for now I have not run into anymore power flooding that bothered me, nor did i get any power stall due to all the inscribe

Open to all kind of suggestions, because this deck is a little Out-of-the-box, cheers

Update [1/27]:
So since this is still work in progress, a few changes that i came up with:
+ 2x Call The Hit
- 2x Cliffside Porter
eventhough Cliffside was ok in the deck it never felt solid, thus adding another inscribe and early removal card

- 2x Scalehide
- 2x Jotun Spellhammer
+ 4x Petra, Auric Launderer
Scalehide was basicly only used for its inscribe and Spellhammer was way too costy for its impact, thus they got swapped for Petra due to various upsides she brings. Revenge, spell recursal, solid body, reasonable cost and inscribe

- 1x Primal Sigal
+ 1x Feln Painting
due to adding Petra we need a bigger chance at SS

Suggestions are still welcome


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
3 2

Power Sources
21 12 8

Power Calculator
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Deck Rarities
8 41 23 5

Card Types
29 4 22 0 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Dead Reckoning [Set1003]
Homecoming [Set1005]
Trials of Grodov [Set1006]
Awakening [Set1095]


November 27, 2021

November 25, 2021


Eternal Version
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Revisions (Since last major patch) November 27, 2021



StarBright Eternal Version: 21.11.18
Been having fun with this deck, though with the buff I'd strongly recommend Feeding Time over Polymorph for the removal.
Makash Eternal Version: 21.11.18
Thank you for the comment

Of course you are absolutely right about feeding Time over Polymorph. I'm playing for such a lon period, that I'm not yet used to Feeding Time being useful ;)