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Another Evenhanded Sentinels

Standard Deck By
Ninjacan

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This is my take based of of Hanoth's deck here. For more on the deck, please refer to his write up.

I'm always a sucker for quirky off-meta decks, as long as they're competitive. As soon as I discovered this list, I fell in love. Evenhanded Golem decks are always a little clunky, but man, this one is powerful.. and so satisfying to win with!

I've been playing this deck a lot, and I think it has a lot of potential, so I want to see where I can take it. I thought I'd post my list to showcase the changes I have made.

First step, Devotee of Sands over Trail Maker. ramping in your early turns is very important, and having trail maker die to torch puts you very far behind (not to mention losing it to a snowball). Trailmaker is great for color fixing, but we have such good powerbases available now for 2 color decks, his ability is really unnecessary.

So next thing to change is the powerbase. We want to be able to reliably play all our cards, so I want to max out on fixing. Amber Coin and Granite Waystone are pretty easy cuts, they don't really provide a ton of value in this deck, so they get switched out for seats. Granite waystone is a little better because it's undepleted and doesn't require onslaught, but I don't think we have the room. Then a couple Amber waystones for sigils to make sure we have enough to support the seats.

Next are some real cuts. Tempered Sentinel is ok in a sentinel based deck, but he's better when you have more cheap sentinels and bond synergies to cheat him into play. We're trying to go a lot bigger, and overall, it's a pretty weak card.

Next, I think Heretic's Cannon should go. It is very powerful, and really fun to smash face with, but it's one of those "high ceiling low floor" kind of cards. Also, the deck already has a lot of power and doesn't need much help to push damage.

For the same reasons as Cannon, I don't think we want Zuberi, Outlands Warlord. A good 4-drop, but another unnecessary piece to the plan.

So the cards we're trying out a Yushkov, the Usurper, Saber-tooth Prideleader and Jawbone Greatsword. Each serve a different but similar purpose.

I like Yushkov because he does a lot of things that are all relevant. He slows down the opponent, ramps, pops the occasional aegis, and he's a decent threat.

Sabertooth is there for obvious reasons, and if you're facing a lot of aggro, definitely play 4.

Greatsword is a powerful card that gives us a different way to interact. Good removal, good threat, I think a good addition.

oh and I added the 4th Waystone Titan because that card is awesome.

The numbers are still in flux, not sure exactly the right numbers, play around with it as you see fit.

I will also try to keep track of my W/L and update any changes.

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
61,550

Premium Cost
244,800

Influence Requirements
3 4

Power Sources
20 21 16

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Deck Rarities
17 20 12 3 16

Card Types
37 6 7 0 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
The Tale of Horus Traver [Set1002]
Into Shadow [Set1004]
Trials of Grodov [Set1006]

Archetype
Midrange

Updated
September 3, 2019

Added
August 17, 2019

Views
934

Eternal Version
v1.46 - Dark Frontier

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Revisions (Since last major patch) August 28, 2019

Comments

rwildernessr Eternal Version: 1.46.10
Yushkov is great. I too have been working on tweaking Hanoth's deck and rediscovered Yushkov. He is a legitimate body that helps you go 4 to 6 while exhausting blockers and breaking aegis. However, without Zuberi I never found myself triggering Novaquake (or bonding it when I wasn't dominating) so I cut :em and went with Xo instead. This build has been much more consistent for me.
Ninjacan Edited Eternal Version: 1.46.10
I think I cut 1 novaquake for 1 Xo, and 1 temple scribe for a 2nd. I like having 1 nova because it really is so powerful, but you almost only ever get to cast it when you already have a kiln titan in play.

Another option I've seen is Stirring Sand. I saw a Jennev evenhanded list playing it alongside Honor of Claws an Master Cartographer. looked pretty good!
Hanoth Eternal Version: 1.46.10
Hello again, nice to see your deck has made it out of the work in progress stage :)

I think we'll never agree on how integral Heretic's Cannon is but I do daily think about adding the likes of Yushkov, the Usurper and Saber-Tooth Prideleader to my Evenhanded Sentinels deck. Both are great picks and I hadn't even registered that the former existed until you mentioned it!

Anyway you have my thanks for bringing more attention to the Sentinel meta and I'll drop you a like for creating a genuinely interesting alternative to mine :)
Ninjacan Eternal Version: 1.46.10
lol, thanks, appreciate it. Yushkov is kinda awesome. This deck actually kinda inspired me to make a non-evenhanded praxis deck with Yushkov, Waystone titan and 4x Flame Blast :) Im also playing Amaran Stinger and Eclipse Dragon for a bit of a haste sub theme, which goes nicely with the burn
DefiantPotato Eternal Version: 1.46.9
Just hit masters with this deck. It is extremely strong and better than the original imho
Ninjacan Eternal Version: 1.46.9
glad the improvements worked out for you. it really is a powerful and fun deck, I was grinding with it last month, but I kept facing Jennev over and over which feels like an unfavorable matchup and also the games were really long. I am still playing it here and there when I have praxis quests lol