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Even Chalice

Standard Deck By
valgatiag

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Type

Faction

Information

Turns out you don't really need to give up much besides merchants to run Chalice as an even deck.

I can't say for sure that Golem is worth it if you're not recurring it like with Shadow even decks, but it's been a fun experiment. In matchups where Chalice is too slow, Golem is another source of solid card advantage that's cheap and adds board presence. And of course when you do have Chalice up, it's 4 for a 4/4 that draws three cards.

Matchups have been as expected: positive against control and greedy midrange, unfavored against Stonescar mid and most aggro. Some of the flex slots and wincons could be tweaked to the meta but I think it's always going to be an uphill battle against aggressive decks when you can't run Defiance and your sweeper costs 6.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
44,200

Premium Cost
214,400

Influence Requirements
2 4 2

Power Sources
15 10 14 14

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Deck Rarities
4 32 20 10

Card Types
14 5 29 2 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Dead Reckoning [Set1003]
Homecoming [Set1005]

Archetype
Control

Added
May 27, 2019

Views
629

Eternal Version
v1.46 - Dark Frontier

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Comments

TopWraith Eternal Version: 1.46.6
Chalice has always been a deck i like to play around with. Is there much change if instead of Petition you used Seek Answers? Seek may give you more variety, while you can't select the card you need you xan instead use it for the 'draw non-power' if you already have an abundance of mana.
valgatiag Eternal Version: 1.46.6
Could be worth a try, I forgot that card existed. Petition has been fine for a few things: necessary fixing early, grabbing the Waystones when you want the aegis, and helping get to JJJJ for Chains since it's running fewer Justice sources. Usually late-game Petitions don't feel too dead because they're easy pitches to Strategize and Honor of Claws, but having the option to try and draw action from them might be a nice upside.