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Triumphant Strangers

Piloted by
Eternal Titans


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Tournament Information


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
1 1 1 5 3

Power Sources
1 7 12 8 8 17 6

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Deck Rarities
26 18 23 4 7

Card Types
49 0 2 4 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Jekk's Bounty [Set1001]
The Tale of Horus Traver [Set1002]
Into Shadow [Set1004]
Whispers of the Throne [Set1085]
Buried Memories [Set1105]


April 14, 2021


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VoidKing Eternal Version: 21.03.23
Wow. This deck is really good and resilient!

Only way it loses is when gauntlet is in "cheat mode."

Nicely done!
YurickYu Eternal Version: 21.03.23
You have the most interesting think decks. I never though i would see Learned Imitator into Triumphant Stranger get sucess. I try it before, but i forget Keelo, Bold Innovator. I think you should add 1 negate, Stand Together or similar in Market x board wipes. One question:
Trail Maker would't be better than Initiate of the Sands? You lose the turn 2 merchant, but fix mana is more important, no?
Almost Eternal Version: 21.03.23
I agree that the market should probably have a negate (and a removal). Probably instead of Nictotraxian and Mirror Image.
Trail Maker is ok, but it doesn't change how quickly you can play Merchant + Keelo. Unfamiliar Interloper does a similar job of fixing influence. I've found that getting Triumphant stranger one or two turns earlier makes it much harder for the opponent to deal with both the stranger and the keelo on the same turn.
cloudscraper Eternal Version: 21.03.23
Which removal and negate version would you suggest?

Im trying in cold blood and argo's technique due to merchant,but not sure really
Almost Edited Eternal Version: 21.03.23
Probably something like: Felrauk's Choice (protects hand or unit), or Argo's Technique, Edict of Makkar, Suffocate, Annihilate, Rindra's Choice, Swift Refusal

The most annoying enemy cards are things like Equalize, Hailstorm, Turn to Seed, Rain of Frogs, and so anything that helps against those would be good. I haven't tried it, but Mistveil drake for face aegis is also interesting. As for removal, it's probably important to be able to deal with flying units.
Almost Edited Eternal Version: 21.03.23
A quick guide for anyone interested in the deck:

Turn 1 Initiate of the Sands or Logistics Expert
Turn 2 Merchant, getting Keelo, Bold Innovator
Turn 3 Play Keelo, sacrifice the merchant to get Learned Imitator, which transforms into Triumphant Stranger

(Turn 3 merchant is OK too)

The backup plan is to play Triumphant Stranger from Hand or complete the Agenda of Traver's Farm.
Shadow merchants can get back dead Keelo with Last Chance and Krull, Xumuc Occultist

Redraw any hand that is not able to get JPS influence. Get FTJPS influence if possible. Don't worry too much about PPPPP to play Learned Imitator from hand, though it does happen occasionally. Sequence power carefully, as some of the power cards are conditional.
lod254 Eternal Version: 21.03.23
Thanks for this. I saw johnkkez streaming the deck and wanted to try it. I drive right in and bombed.

PS Sorry for janking you the other day :P