I brewed this deck last week, but saved playing it until I hit Diamond to push my way to masters with. I almost wonder if I should have tried it in gold since it did so well.
Imbue is a mechanic we all love with Maveloft Huntress
, but it gets even better with Danica, Runed Witch
This deck has a lot of the standard Elysian Expedition units like Desert Alchemist
, Magnificent Stranger
, Linrei's Stranger
, and Grodov's Stranger
, but what makes the deck interesting is Reshape
. Turn to Seed
would make a viable alternative for Reshape if you don't have the shiftstone, but transforming cards into Seeds you have to deal with later can be problematic. Reshape can blank their entire board. Like this, for example.
And I almost always transformed the opponent's units and not my own. There's probably a debate as to which is better, but I think given that this deck has two drops, it's safer to hit the opponent and keep them off of the units they know and love.
is, generally speaking, a worthless card. Pair it with Danica or Danicas though, and the possibility of drawing 6 or 9 cards for one power is pretty strong. Here's a clip
with Huntress and Danica in action. I didn't get one of Captian.
Champion of Wisdom
is probably very underrated in Expedition and quite possibly could be a 4x in this deck. If you can get her in the air as a 6/6 flying for four, you're doing pretty well. There is an argument for going fewer Danica and more Champions. I had considered it.
I've found the market to be pretty damn powerful. Cirso, the Great Glutton
pulled either by Time Etchings
or putting four copies in the deck with Wasteland Broker
is insanely good here. Striking Snake Formation
was always great and sometimes it was the first pull out of the market depending on the match up. Channel the Tempest
is a Broker card entirely, and it's your late, late game finisher. Swirl the Sands
seems like a flex spot. I had Helio, the Skywinder
in there originally, but Helio just seemed wrong based on influence, and I almost never chose it over Cirso or Grodov's Burden
in the late game. Plus, it wasn't fetchable with Etchings.
In the final push and what I was keeping track of, I went 25-11. Aggro was a challenge, to be sure. Against control decks, the deck was great. Rolant, Iron Tyrant
style decks would normally be an issue, but Reshape was the clear MVP in those match ups.