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Crafty Nomad (Rank 1 Masters)

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I was trying out a new FTJ deck and thought “Man, I really wish I could play Crafty Infiltration in this.”

Fortunately, 4-faction builds are very forgiving thanks to the current power-base, so… I did. This thing rocketed straight up from Diamond 3 to Masters rank 10 in a single evening.

Gameplay-wise, you’ve got 3 themes; evasion, tempo, and relic tricks. Most of the deck flies, which ideally leads to continuous card draw through Masterpiece, and eventually big flying monsters to close out a game.

What you can’t fly over, you can hopefully silence or stun. Your 2-3 cost units aren’t going to be stronger than Patrice, but they’ll have a few turns to swing before she and her friends arrive, and with luck you can disrupt their plans long enough to deal 25.

Lastly, both Veena and Lystia have the ability to double your honey and masterpiece activations, which can be a great way to stretch your resources. If you have both heroes, for example, you could get 2 masterpiece triggers for 1 power on your turn, AND activate it again on the opponent’s turn for 2 more triggers.

Edit: just cracked rank 1. Wasp is probably the best card I’ve ever cut from a deck, but turn 5-6 is just too late for what this deck wants to do. Added Commando as a card that can accelerate the flyer plan, and is fetchable by Crafty Infiltration. As always, I’m open to suggestions on things to improve!

Expedition Information

Expedition #29
October 18, 2023
Behemoths of Thera [Set14] Battle Lines [Set15] The Devouring [Set1145] Behemoths of Thera Reprints Battle Lines Expedition Vault Battle Lines Reprints Grand Excursion Save the Day Gareth, Veteran Lantern Colossal Rodent Altin, Bird Whisperer Surveying the Rift Morbid Deal Patrice, Outcast Queen Protective Crow Dran the Farmer Tripwire Trap Coerce Back to Back Nomnom, Epic Epicure Monarch Cloak Citycrusher Gekkota Menace Furious Accusation Aggressive Meeting Bounty Board Finneas and Finneas The True-Sight Map Eris Beastbane One Eye, the Huntress Unlikely Pack Tight-Lipped Ziat's Crackdown Defy Authority Steelwarren Noble Enormous Anura Corrupted Croaker Squash Belief The Hive Falls Invitation Eyes of The Hermit Krogar, Unburdened Rift's Edge Telia, Perfect Timing Altruistic Bonepicker The Beast Slicer Working Together Injustice Seek Refuge Steelwarren Rebel Lystia, Flighty Mistral Sky Race Gareth's Advice Scared Beetender Vara, Decisive Action Svetya, Demand Justice Talir, Looking Forward Eilyn, Battle Ready Queen Corrupted Riftborn Riftbreak Aeda, Heretical Forgemaster Ageless Knight Icy Scrying Listening Bug Marvelous Imperion Master Archivist Mogen, Demagogue Ooze Tower Unstable Hellion Zadia, Fearsome Outcast Zephyrus, Unparalleled Youngblood Guide Cuno, Localized Rewind Camrin's Sniper Rifle Deathless Lurker Led Astray Zora, First Responder Ancient Agreement Sparring Session Conscriptor General Rite of Purification Daisuke the Imposing Shade-Drinker Subdue Veena's Masterpiece Tenacious Heron Veena, Rising Queen First Shipment Fundraiser Sightless Tunneler View All


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

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Influence Requirements
2 1 2 1

Power Sources
5 4 7 5 4

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Deck Rarities
16 11 19 12 12

Card Types
31 12 7 0 25


May 14, 2024

May 8, 2024


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Revisions (Since last major patch) May 14, 2024



legendaryflames Eternal Version: 24.05.01
I really don't like Master Archivist in the deck. Because you aren't playing any Power Cards that come into play depleted, it's difficult to make it more than a 1/2. You can, but you are giving up gas to do so. Every time I had the card in hand it felt bad. Some decks have plenty of card draw and units that are a bad matchup, so it doesn't feel bad to give up units to make it grow. That's not the case here. It's not even great for mana fixing for Primal because you play zero primal units.
Antha1on Eternal Version: 24.05.01
I actually found the same thing, I just replaced him with a playset of Dran the Farmer. Another 2-drop that can start drawing T3 with masterpiece is a much better fit.