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[EoE] End of Mill (top 3)

Expedition Deck By
beefguitarstar

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What is this deck about?
This deck is a midrange approach to the Millstome deck from last patch. So far it has performed great against Dragon aggro, Dragon Midrange/spells, Elysian flyers, Cultist aggro, Combrei aggro, Strangers, Sacrifice and Armory control.

The deck has taken me to top 3 and I found it real fun to play because it combines a midrange strategy with inevitability. You can be the aggressor or the controlling deck depending on the matchup. It also highlights some of the new toys we got in EoE.

My opinion on the new cards
*Two-face: absolutely insane card. Proactive, deadly unit that offers 4 mill or can chump twice.
*Condemn: excellent card. Look at it like flexible trick. You sometimes 2-for-1 yourself, but there are so many applications that the tempo gain is worth the extra card. We only need 3 because we don't have a very proactive market.
*Strange Broker: defensive body, compounding mill and late game power dump? Yes please.
*Darktalon Wyvarch: good proactive play. Use it to test the waters for your Elder uhh Heartstopper. Usually mills 2-3 cards and sticks around. You can replace him with the 3-drop 1/4 Feln bird which comes down earlier and is more defensive, but doesn't highroll or stick around.
*Savage Incursion: Absurd at 10, gamewinning at 20. This card is the biggest reason why this deck wins against control decks. 3 copies is enough because of the steep influence and graveyard requirement.
*Makkar's Stranger: it's a more threatening Incarnus. I like it, but it isn't particularly necessary for this deck. You can replace him.
*Essence Feast: try not to use it before your opponent's graveyard has reached 20. In that case, we are happy with a lifestealing Harsh Rule at 2 mana. Otherwise it is a mediocre card against aggro. Usually you can stack the graveyard around turn 5-6.
*Defile: the baby brother of Death Ripple, Annihilate and Eremot's Design. Has anti-synergy with stacking your opponent's graveyard, but instant speed removal is premium. You can opt for Eremot's Designs.

Tips
*Grodov's Stranger: the absolute bane of this deck. Luckily we have Devouring Shadow, Permafrost and Edict of Makkar to deal with him.
*Numbing cold or Tome?: you only need 1 tome at any given time in most matches. In long, drawn out games you have inevitability on your side, so more tomes are better. In shorter games you may want to use Numbing Cold so you are less vulnerable against aggro opponents. Against opponents with large hands or when topdecking, Tome is better.
*Savage Incursion: if your opponent has 19 cards in the graveyard and you kill something with Savage Incursion, it will spawn the 3 dragons. I'm not sure if this is intended.
*Darkmask Stalker?: good in draft, awful in this deck. He won't get off his ultimate and doesn't impact the board or further our gameplan.

Expedition Information

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
46,950

Premium Cost
207,200

Influence Requirements
3 2

Power Sources
16 17 8

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Deck Rarities
11 24 20 10

Card Types
25 6 24 0 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Promises by Firelight [Set1007]

Archetype
Combo Midrange

Added
February 12, 2020

Views
2,522

Eternal Version
v1.50 - Echoes of Eternity

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Revisions (Since last major patch) February 12, 2020

Comments

Leppity Eternal Version: 1.51.6
How would you update this list today?
bowzz Eternal Version: 1.50.8
thx for the list, havent tried it yet but will i guess...

what would you replace makkar with?
WarlockHolmez Edited Eternal Version: 1.50.5
Nice work! I'll probably use something quite similar for my climb in Expedition. Savage Incursion has been so fun!

I have a Throne version that just took me from Gold to Masters: Savage Outcast
beefguitarstar Eternal Version: 1.50.5
Looks good! You have taken a more midrange approach to the deck. I like the Felrauk package.
I had some trouble versus Dragon decks lately, did you fare any better?
WarlockHolmez Eternal Version: 1.50.5
I don't think I've run into too many in Throne. I have a bit of trouble with stranger decks, since their board grows quickly and I don't have wipes for big units.
lod254 Edited Eternal Version: 1.50.3
You've sold me on Darkmask Stalker being too forced in this deck. I don't think I like the 3x tome. It's so good to have for the mill and when you have no good play and 4 power. Maybe drop one swindler for the tome?

2x Numbing Cold and Darktalon feels odd. Im debating going 4 tome and 3 Darktalon. Is Condemn - transpose (market) - darktalon (market) too crazy an idea for anti-unitless?

How is your draw without wisdom of elders?

Don't forget to make me a new throne deck too :)
beefguitarstar Eternal Version: 1.50.3
- 4 tome is fine. I added 2 Numbing Cold to always have an option for Elvish Swindler. If you look at it a certain way, you have 7 tomes like this. I tried 4 tome 1 cold and sometimes I didn't get what I needed.
- Condemn-Transpose is a really cool idea! You'll have to exchange a 4-cost card in your hand or always keep Darktalon in your Market. I think I'll experiment with it, since it ensures our Market also has a proactive option besides sabotage.
- You have 4 sources of draw: Tome, Heartstopper, Savage Incursion and Makkar's Stranger. You could try to squeeze in Wisdom, but we shouldn't compromise our early game. Maybe replace Darktalon and Numbing Cold?
lod254 Eternal Version: 1.50.3
Why would you need a 4 cost with transpose? It swaps any card with a 4 cost I believe. It could be useful if you only wanted Darktalon against unitless.

I'm going to try your deck but I'll go 4 tome, 3 swindler. I'll trust you on the draw. You made top 5 after all.
beefguitarstar Edited Eternal Version: 1.50.3
Because you fetch Transpose from your market. So when you use Transpose you either need to have something with 4 cost in the market already (like Darktalon) or use Condemn on a 4 cost card in your hand so you can fetch it back later.

Don't be afraid to be greedy. Thanks to Essence Feast you can recover quickly and every one of your units is a threat or a source of card advantage.

PS: I don't think Mill will be viable in Throne. There are some really nasty OTK decks out there.
lod254 Eternal Version: 1.50.3
Ahhh. I meant to market a Darktalon. Since you have 2 Numbing and 2 Darktalon, I figure you could just market Darktalon and +1 Numbing or Tome.
Rokoku Eternal Version: 1.50.2
You can't have Seek Power in both your maindeck and black market.
beefguitarstar Edited Eternal Version: 1.50.2
I know, it's maindecked because the black market was bugged. Otherwise I'd run more Vara's favor and cut Sabotage in the black market.
Rokoku Eternal Version: 1.50.2
Is it still bugged?
beefguitarstar Eternal Version: 1.50.2
Nope, they patched it!