After Into Shadow got released I was experimenting with a combo deck built around Iceberg Scattershot
and Waystone Titan
. This deck ended up being too inconsistent because it required too many combo pieces to make it work. Defiance introduced Savagery
, which makes the combo work a lot more consistently.
The combo primarily focuses on combining Waystone Titan, Savagery, End of Hostilities
, and Flame Blast
. Savagery gives the Titan killer and overwhelm, allowing it to apply its effect on nearly any small enemy unit without depriving your ability to attack with all your units. This can then be copied by End of Hostilities, which (with the tribute trigger) doubles the amount of power you can get from your Titans, and Flame Blast lets you cash in all that extra power for tons of damage.
In reality, this combo rarely comes together, but it's also designed so it doesn't need to. Crimson Firemaw
and Jotun Feastcaller are both solid midrange units that can take a Savagery and snowball a game off of it, Waystone Titan is solid enough on its own as a beefy charge unit for drawing extra cards that your mana wouldn't normally provide, and End of Hostilities can quickly turn a game around by copying your opponent's best cards.
Most of the other cards in the main deck are standard supporting cards for Skycragg lists, with the only exception being Research Assistant
. This card has been surprisingly useful on a large number of occasions, and is extremely versatile as a tool helps consistently gets you 3P on turn 3-4, gets you your Savagery activators 1-2 turns early, and functions as a 0 mana tribute activator for End of Hostilities.
The market isn't particularly interesting, and is the biggest part of the deck I'm tinkering with. Savagery is such an important part of the deck that it gets a market slot, while Celestial Omen
allows me to find other combo pieces in the deck. Kaleb's Choice
is in the market mostly as relic removal, while Polymorph
is there to help deal with beefy endurance units. Sandstorm Titan in particular is a problem because it comes out extremely early and needs either double Torch, a 7 mana Flame Blast, or some smart blocking to kill all while being extremely popular.
Edit: I replaced Seek Power
with Jennev Cargo
. In this deck, both have the same functionality, with one key difference: if you play two Research Assistants, both for time colors, you can use Jennev Contraband, which otherwise isn't very relevant in the later stages. It rarely comes up, but it's still a relevant interaction.