Hey guys! As is now tradition, I am posting the deck that I used to reach Masters this season. There have obviously been a bunch of FJS decks running around, because with the addition of Crest of Glory
and Rizahn, Greatbow Master
, the Rakano Midrange package is looking very strong. I know camat0 and TonyGeeeee were doing some work on decks like this, and certainly others that I'm unaware of.
This is my version. It's gone through a few changes, which I guess I'll list right away:
The original version had 4 Wanted Poster
and 4 Amilli, Cloudmarshal
. The Amilli's weren't really pulling their weight, and the Posters are not cards you want to draw without a removal spell, so I cut the Amillis and trimmed a Poster. In their place, I added the Runehammers and Annihilates. That original version got me through Diamond 3 and Diamond 2 really quickly but stalled in Diamond 1. After trying a few other decks, I went back to old faithful and pushed through.
One card that I don't think I see in every version of this deck is Sheriff Marley
. I love this card. I'm not even sure why, she's solidly mediocre but is great when you need it. If you ever get to activate her more than once then she can pull you out of tough spots, and if you trigger her Tribute then it feels like cheating. Couple that with the fact that if the opponent is killing her, they're generally using removal that would otherwise hurt your big guns.
Wanted Poster is obviously a unique card to this version, as most people have shied away from it since it's nerf. But it's exactly the effect I want in this deck, especially when Time Midrange is so popular on ladder. It's clear that this deck is slanted VERY heavily towards dealing with Time Midrange, and Poster is one of the ways you can actually get ahead in the matchup.
For the Market, I went with these 5 cards because they all serve like silver bullets. If you're stuck on power, you've got a Banner. In midrange matchups you get the 4th Icaria. Maiden is good against Dawnwalker, Highwayman for aggro, and Bore for various attachment things. I think the Market is one of the most customizable parts of any decklist, including this one. There are so many cards you want but only 5 slots, so be sure to tune it for the decks you're facing.
Any of my decks are tunable, for sure. I don't claim that this is the best version of FJS, but it is the version that I've had the most success with by far, and it's the version I want to share. I always encourage people to use my decks as a starting point and to try their own things to potentially improve it.
Thanks for reading everybody! Be sure to catch my stream at twitch.tv/TheSkeeJay
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