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Aru're's fun brews: Savage Titan Combo

Standard Deck By
ArureTheIncomprehensible

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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.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
41,400

Premium Cost
227,200

Influence Requirements
3 3

Power Sources
19 19 12

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Deck Rarities
24 18 20 12

Card Types
20 4 30 0 26

Contains Cards From Campaigns
The Tale of Horus Traver [Set1002]
Into Shadow [Set1004]

Archetype
Combo

Updated
June 3, 2019

Added
January 12, 2019

Views
3,248

Eternal Version
v1.46 - Dark Frontier

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Revisions (Since last major patch) June 3, 2019

Comments

KGBkid Eternal Version: 1.42.2
You can add Yushkov, the Usurper to get your titan faster.
ArureTheIncomprehensible Eternal Version: 1.42.2
My only problem with Yushkov is that all it does is help get the Titan (and maybe End of Hostilities) out faster and helps improve the matchup against Scream decks. Research Assistant and Crimson Firemaw can do that as well, but they both also have good synergy with the rest of the decklist (with a snowballing Crimson Firemaw in particular granting insanity like 0-mana Waystone Titans/End of Hostilities and Research Assistant enabling 0-mana tribute triggers from hand of End of Hostilities. Firemaw also has the added benefit of dodging Avigraft, which is a big deal in this meta.

Frankly speaking Yushkov isn't a bad idea, but a lot of the synergies that are currently built into the deck physically can't support him.
SasquatchBrah Edited Eternal Version: 1.42.2
It seems like you've just got a good deck here if you get rid of flameblast and put it in a black market with howling peak smuggler. Then you can put Xo main deck
ArureTheIncomprehensible Eternal Version: 1.42.2
Howling Peak Smuggler would be pretty nice if I could afford taking my copies of Savagery and Skycragg Banner out of the market. Replacing Skycragg Banner isn't hard (just throw in a Token of Instinct and replace a maindeck Primal Sigil with a Skycragg Banner and it's fine), but taking out Savagery is a bit of a problem because outside of Flame Blast it's the only combo piece I don't feel comfortable using Celestial Omen to tutor. Furthermore, it has the same body as Jennev Merchant while having a more conditional effect (only Torch and the market Flame Blast scale with the spell damage), so it's not particularly useful outside of access to the market.

That said, Xo isn't a bad idea since the Treasure Troves it provides helps draw cards for the combo. It might be better to split the copies of Flame Blast 50/50 with Xo and Flame Blast or Xo and Feastcaller, especially since there's a good amount of synergy with Xo, Titan, and Savagery.
ETrex4240 Eternal Version: 1.42.2
Why not make your market a Black Market, play 8 Merchants so you have 8 draws of Savagery. Downpour is super good with HP Smuggler.
ArureTheIncomprehensible Eternal Version: 1.42.2
Savagery is good enough with a lot of copies that I would probably rather have the slightly smaller chance of drawing one Savagery for the chance of drawing more than one Savagery.

I also don't really need too much help dealing with aggro (which is why there are so few anti-aggro cards in the market in the first place), so I really don't need Downpour (which is practically a dedicated anti-aggro card).

Realistically speaking HP Smuggler is actually pretty bad without a large support base, and this deck lacks that support base.