So, here's the thing: Keelo, Bold Innovator
is a sweet card, and a powerful value engine. So is Evenhanded Golem
. So, what do you get if you mash the two together? Piles and piles of sweet, sweet vaaaaaalue. Been playing in Masters to roughly even results - most losses are to Skycrag Yetis, hence the removal package, but there's also been a decent amount of the mirror (where Defile is pretty necessary to kill opposing Keelos).
One other nice perk of Keelo is that she's an excellent Tribute enabler, turning on Aeva, Eilyn's Elite
, and Sheriff Marley
. Even better, the Cloudsnake Hatchling
s that Aeva gives you can be Keelo'd back into more Evenhanded Golems! A beautiful cycle, and one of the stronger synergies in the deck. Keelo is very capable of taking over a game if left unchecked, which is pretty good for a 2-drop.
The other units are largely chosen based on whether they have an even (preferably 2, but occasionally 0) number of battle skills and how much value they can generate. After that, a bit of ramp so we can activate Keelo more often (and play out all the cards we're drawing), and a pile of removal to deal with aggro. It may be appropriate to adjust the removal package depending on what you're running into.
Still an early build - Whispers of the Throne only came out today. I'm not entirely convinced that Felrauk the Outcast
and Mokhnata, Restored should be in here, but Svetya, Merciful Orene
is gas despite not being super heavy into Justice - both giving future Keelos Aegis (so she actually lives more consistently) and letting us cash in Evenhanded Golems and Blightmoth Shades for enormous Icaria, Valkyrie Captain