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Elysian Challengers

Event Deck By
Team Not-Tavrod


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There's not much to say here. When this event got announced, I figured good stuff Elysian is the way to go. Go big or go home. Fatties up against limited removal spells. Let's do this.

In two runs I'm 6-1 and 7-0.
Update: After five runs I am 32-3. The list has also been updated with Eons and moving Scourge to the market.
Second Update: I ended all of my runs with a final record of 56-7. After the event and with some reflection on how the deck performed, I would consider switching out six cards for something different.

Staff of Stories saw little play. The card is not terrible. It just didn't get drawn very often, and when it did, I was probably way ahead or behind to make playing it worth it.

End of Days did some work, but the beauty of the card is its Tribute function, and that didn't happen as often as would have made it worth playing. This is in contrast to End of Hostilities which the upside of its Tribute was infinitely better.

Invoke the Waystones ditched cards to the void which honestly I really wanted in the hand instead. Sure, it works with Tribute for End of Days and End of Hostilities, but ultimately, there was something better to do with 6 power.

Quicksilver Mirror suffered the same fate. It was expensive to take a turn off. I seldom played it. When I did, it was usually out of desperation. It just didn't work as well as I had hoped.

Thundering Kerasaur was played, a lot. That said, this deck has spells that trigger card draw for your opponent. I would really consider an alternative for this card if this event is reintroduced.

Finally, Talir, Who Sees Beyond was a good idea at the time, and it went off only a couple of times. When it did go off, it was just plain stupid. For example, tucking Twinbrood Sauropod to the market and getting it out when Talir was on board made for some interesting gameplay, but some other option for Talir might be recommended. Talir, Unbound comes to mind and very probably should have been the first pick here.

Event Information

Ixtol’s Challengers
December 20-23, 2019
Your deck can only contain a single copy of all non-power cards! Each player starts with +3 Max Power.


Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost

Premium Cost

Influence Requirements
4 3

Power Sources
22 19 16

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Deck Rarities
10 21 19 1 20

Card Types
26 9 20 0 25

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Jekk's Bounty [Set1001]
Dead Reckoning [Set1003]
Homecoming [Set1005]
Trials of Grodov [Set1006]


January 6, 2020

December 20, 2019


Eternal Version
Promises by Firelight

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Revisions (Since last major patch) December 21, 2019


GumbyMan Eternal Version: 1.49
Four-card market?
marvin_the_imp Eternal Version: 1.49
It's been updated. I forgot to add something Time in the market. Plus, someone suggested moving Scourge there.
GumbyMan Eternal Version: 1.49
Great idea, Marvin :) I’m giving it a go