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Seeded into the 64th spot after qualifiers for the Top 64

Tournament Information


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

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Influence Requirements
3 4 2

Power Sources
11 17 14 17

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Deck Rarities
7 28 23 3 13

Card Types
22 6 24 3 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Whispers of the Throne [Set1085]


September 27, 2020


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leejtr Eternal Version: 20.10.06
There's a new version of this running around giving me such a headache. I'm so pissed off. Well done for creating an insane list. The farm site was such a good idea now everyone is running it, including me. Although I'm playing Elysian with lenrei stranger. But this is much better. I wish I had these legandaries !
Jaxxis Eternal Version: 20.10.06
I'm 3-11 with this list. What am I doing wrong? :(
RoninX Eternal Version: 20.10.06
Does your back breaker cost 5 or 6? Mine only cost 5...

Not to be entirely glib, I still think backbreaker is incredible strong, but the expedition format has shifted a bit since this event and it was hit by the balance changes. I think the concept of ramping into powerful units and effects is certainly still valid but we need to reshape deck to manage the meta. For example everyone seems to be packing relic destruction and kill spells that target Rolant these days, whereas he was immune to most of the usual suspects when I played this.
Jaxxis Eternal Version: 20.10.06
Thanks for the honest feedback. You've improved my mood. I even chuckled at the glib part.
RoninX Edited Eternal Version: 20.09.03
There are some weird numbers here and some choices that might look questionable (heck, they might be questionable) but here is some perspective:

Late addition of swapping out 4th Enter the Monastery for 1 Bartolo's Keepsake paid off in the finals. The first Enter is amazing, the second is sometimes OK to draw market fuel. But the 3rd is often terrible. Between Enter and Grodov's Stranger I ran out of sigils several times in late games (though it never hurt me here) and Keepsake finding that Backbreaker was huge in g3 and can also still ramp you to 5 if needed.

I went back and forth on the Smuggler/Broker mix several times in the week leading up to the tournament. I had several different configurations. I'm convinced included both is right, but in this tourney (despite the win) I was wishing for Smuggler more than Broker. Still, putting 4 Svetya or 4 swirl into the top of the deck can just lock out some strategies.

Turn back time was my last change to the market. I never used it in the top 64, but used it several times to survive against aggro in the qualifying rounds. Restrained action is amazing vs. Rolant decks. It was also a late edition inspired by ladder testing and I love it.

The I swapped the singleton Alchemist in and out all week. Mostly for the 4th blightmoth. This is still the most questionable card in the deck to me, as I need it most when I have the least expendable cards to plunder, but it helps blunt aggro and big time dudes alike and is sometimes a great hit off restrained action (when you have excess power).

The shell is powerful, I got great mileage out of the Stranger package but tweak to your own meta needs. This decks worst matchups always felt (ironically) like the big T/s stranger deck that could load the board, be immune to Makkar's Stanger (while making hay off of mine) and sitting on there "creature can't die" fast spells. But I dodged that version in the top64. Whew!
PostHoc66 Eternal Version: 20.09.03
Congrats on your big win! I made your deck a couple days ago and have been enjoying it. So many synergies, and individually powerful cards, it's really well built.

I've really liked the Alchemist thus far. Being able to take out a big ground pounder and smooth out your draws has been valuable. Being able to get some use out of a late land with Restrained Action on 2 gets some added utility too.

I wanted to ask about the market. You said Turn Back Time was great against aggro, what were you getting back? Tempo plays on desecrate and such? If it's just there for aggro would baby Vara or Prideleader be better?
RoninX Eternal Version: 20.09.03
Yeah, defiance or rebuying a wrath. But it is certainly the first slot that I'd change in the market. This is the kind of deck you have to tinker with to keep it in pace with what you are seeing in the meta.
Hakkon Eternal Version: 20.09.03
RoninX Eternal Version: 20.09.03
Thanks. It was fun to take my personal version for that ride. I didn't play perfectly (missed lethal, smh) but I drew pretty well.
TitusnBlossom Eternal Version: 20.09.03
Qualified 64th and won, very impressive, ggs!
RoninX Eternal Version: 20.09.03
To be fair, while some people on 10-5 were left out. There were like 35 other people who Q'd at 10-5.

Last week I went 14-1 in Throne, got the number 1 seed and then lost to the 64 seed in 3 games (when they got to be on the play in games 1 and 3 as an aggro deck). So I'm going to say turnabout is fair play ;P