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Glimpse the Possibilities... as long as the possibilities are more rats!

The shell is a simple Rat Cage deck - play the cage, play random relics, beat down with Obelisk'd rats. The fun begins when you drop your first Perilous Research - between Lethrai Courtier and Talir's Sanctum, ramping power should be fairly easy, and Glimpse the Possibilities will start generating a lot of value around 5-6 power (depending on how much setup you've managed to drop).

The aim of the deck is not to storm out - think of Glimpse as more like Evenhanded Golem, generating a lot of card advantage in the right deck. The goal is to ramp to at least 8 power the next turn, and generate a few Rats and random Relics.

Once you hit 8, you should be swimming in random units, and hopefully an online Obelisk. Then one of two things will happen - either they fold to the tokens, or thew blow you out.

... except you're not blown out! Remember that Perilous Research that didn't really seem that great at the time? That
Alarming Findings is looking real nice creating half a board of large overwhelming units and drawing a near-full hand of cards, snowballing your gameplan even further! Even better, even if you haven't gotten some incidental healing off Porcelain Mask and Shepherd's Horn, the horn alone will put you out of immediate reach once the Sandcrawlers arrive.


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
2 2

Power Sources
21 16 12

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Deck Rarities
12 16 23 16

Card Types
19 20 15 1 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Into Shadow [Set1004]
Homecoming [Set1005]


May 31, 2019


Eternal Version
Dark Frontier

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Greyweed420 Edited Eternal Version: 1.46.7
Nice Deck. I changed it a bit so it suits me better. Take a look if you'd like:
OneAntic Eternal Version: 1.46.7
This is super sweet deck and I am having a blast with it after running it to masters this season. I swapped the sabotages for shakedowns because I like nightfall + being able to hit merchants, and put a Katra in the market because I think it's important to have multiple ways to pump the board in case of vision of austerity/royal decree. Control decks are practically free wins! I am pretty sure the aggro matchup can be shored up too but I'm still working on it.
Fanderay Eternal Version: 1.46.6
Ok, ok, now we have a really cool list here!! A deck that features perilous research in a surprising clever way. I can't wait to try it!!
But I have a question: I'm in love with rat cage decks but I find them too inconsistent because they depend almost exclusively on rat cage itself. You even decided to not include a rat cage in the market. And so the question is: how does your list perform when you do not draw a rat cage in the first 3-4 turns? Have you got enough survaivability to build your relics?And finally, have you considered primal to include severin mad mage, display and stampede?
Anyway, the idea is great and I will craft 3 copies of perilous research to try your list ;)
JankAlchemy Eternal Version: 1.46.6
Thanks, and let me know how it goes for you!

I haven't found Rat Cage as important as you'd think - early game they're not much more than a throwaway Onslaught enabler, and by the time you actually need it Glimpse massively increases your chances of hitting them anyway. If anything Lethrai Courtier is the card I want the most at the start, but everything helps towards the plan.

Aside from Severin, I'm not sure primal would contribute much to the gameplan. Bazaar Stampede I've thought about but that would only help if you either got lucky off Rat Cage or have already snowballed out. I had this as Auralian originally but in terms of hitting undepleted power
on critical turns, Xenan just ran smoother. I do think there's an equally good TPS build here, but it would be a very different deck!

Rat Cage isn't in the market because the Time pieces being consistent is far more important - that being said it could probably do with refinement. The Praxis Arcanum in theory smooths out the Glimpse turns but in practise is a distraction when things are going sideways, and Dissociate has never been useful either. Maybe Passage of Eons and another card to help survive the early game might be better.

Only just started taking this outside of Gauntlet so can't comment on strong or weak matchups yet, but it seems to do fairly well at catching control decks off-guard. There's enough cheap disruption that it can disable key finishers against aggro, but so far the plan has been to try and stall out enough to snowball and hope for the best. I've won about as many aggro matchups as I've lost, but mostly by luck of the draw and on 1 or 2 health.
Fanderay Eternal Version: 1.46.6
Very exhaustive answer, thank you.
Last thing: have you considered Etched Monolith or even Death Pit in the market? Might be too imaginative but, if you manage to combo one of those relics with Alarming Findings, that would be glorious!!
JankAlchemy Eternal Version: 1.46.6
Maybe! Kind of has the same problem as the clock of stolen hours in tgat you usually wouldn't have the power spare, but could be a good option against hard control decks. That and the Monolith ult wouldn't be out of reach.
Fanderay Eternal Version: 1.46.6
Hello again mate!! I'm here just to say you made a great deck. I played it a lot, I've have a lot of fun and I also won a lot of games. Great list!!
I made my own list with Primal. If you are interested this is the link.
Anyway, I can't wait to see some of your new brews!!
ThaliaTea Eternal Version: 1.46.6
deck looks cool af and super creative!
perilous research is pretty high up on my craft list although im dust starved atm
just one suggestion, consider Lumen Reclaimer for market so you dont deck out, although I have no idea if you have run into this issue