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The Ultimate gauntlet deck

Gauntlet Deck By
Watermelon

Work in Progress
+4

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Type

Faction

Information

This deck has everything you want in gauntlet: Lifegain-removal-card draw-deadly units-insane late game-...
Goliath Flytrap is a bit awkward and might be replaced soon. Rest of the mandrakes are super good, especially Venomous Nightshade. Shadowcreeper seems very fragile on 2. I'd rather just play Send an Agent

Edit: Goliath Flytrap is good enough. Nice stats + plunder+ free ultimate +silence is well worth the cost. Removed Mask of Torment and replaced it with Ayan, the Abductor. gaining life to trigger stuff turned out to be harder than it seemed initially, and Mask of Torment feels like a win-more card in this deck.

Edit 2: Some extra changes thanks to the comment by 241ackerman.

Edit 3: guys check this deck by boxer as well, seems very good: [Rank 1] Houseplant Beatdown*
This one is more reliant on drawing The Merriest Mandrake but goes much more smoothly

Details

Shiftstone Cost
Does not include campaign cost
40,100

Premium Cost
192,000

Influence Requirements
3 3

Power Sources
23 20 16

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Deck Rarities
8 36 19 4 6

Card Types
36 0 16 1 27

Contains Cards From Campaigns
Whispers of the Throne [Set1085]
Bastion Rising [Set1097]

Archetype
Midrange

Updated
December 18, 2020

Added
December 16, 2020

Views
1,661

Eternal Version
Empire of Glass

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Revisions (Since last major patch) December 18, 2020


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Comments

Shoogoo Eternal Version: 20.12.17
Very strong deck. It could use more power fixing, I was stuck at 2 power on 2 different games and got lucky but it could have gone wrong very easily.
Watermelon Edited Eternal Version: 20.12.17
Yeah I've experieced that as well. I dont know how to solve the issue though. I've already included seek power and extra powers. I used to run cull the deck but the thing is this deck already takes a while to get online. Casting a 2 cost zero tempo card in the early game makes the already slow deck even slower, so petition is out of question. Im putting a 4th seek power in since I dont know other cheap ways to solve the issue.
Shoogoo Eternal Version: 20.12.17
Desert Alchemist? He doesn't fit the theme though.
Watermelon Eternal Version: 20.12.17
Yeah that's the problem
psly4mne Eternal Version: 20.12.17
This deck can lose to the pieces not coming together. But when they come together (and they usually do) it's a thing of beauty. Well done.
Watermelon Eternal Version: 20.12.17
Yes I guess the pun doesn't work that well since a lot of decks are better in gauntlet.
Glad you like it too. It's really fun when it works
241ackerman Edited Eternal Version: 20.12.15
need Hasty Builder and could also probably use at least market copies of Mazag, the Waking Terror and Shadowcreeper but other than that its a wonderful deck.
Watermelon Edited Eternal Version: 20.12.15
I used to play a lot of Merriest Ultimate decks before this expansion as well, including Hasty builder. maybe I don't know how to take advantage of fast Ultimates, but his effect feels next to useless to be honest. Is there something about it I'm missing?
Also I've never tried Mazag before but trust your comment as you always have good Ideas. He's in the market now. I'm not sure if I took the right card out to make space for him.
Thanks for your comment
241ackerman Eternal Version: 20.12.15
Unlike players the AI interacts very unfavorably against Hasty Builder and wont recognize what ults you have up. Triggering Venomous Nightshade after attacks are declared or using Ayan, the Abductor for an effective ambush blocker is big money. Also Shadowcreeper ability to wipe out aegis is enough to warrant a market inclusion. The deck is very fun, but sadly not consistent enough to always make it to the boss, also its pretty slow and can take up to an hour to get through a successful run. very nice use of the design, as always you come through with good stuff.
Watermelon Edited Eternal Version: 20.12.15
Cool, I'll change the deck to include hasty boy.
I agree that the deck is binary in nature. It either fails to set up its plan and flops or does its thing and goes nuts.