Just wanted to share the list I piloted to Rank 2 (currently 4) this month. First of all, all the credit belongs to Magnnarot, as he created the deck and I just tuned it slightly to my liking. I found the deck to have a ton of versatility in how it can win games and the key to success being figuring it which gameplan to take in order to secure the win.
Notes on changes:-I removed the two Auric Interrogators for two more Varas. I didn’t trigger the draw effect enough and dying to torch is not ideal on a 3 drop. I loved the 4 Vara build.
The other change I made was putting a Vanquish in the market instead of Plate. I got 2 for 1’d by Equivocate, Annihilate, etc too often with plate and I rarely wanted to spend 5 power to play it except late game. Vanquish was awesome. Turn 3 Merchant into turn 4 Vanquish your Titan or Vara was a huge swing.
The best card in the deck (and maybe in the meta overall) was the Display. I never was unhappy to see it and deciding when to use it to recur units and when to use it to kill a big opponent’s unit is perhaps the biggest determinant of success with the deck. I even won a handful of games using the “third” effect.
My biggest question mark is probably Vanquisher’s Blade, as it sometimes just ended the game when thrown on something like Tavrod and killing a HOTV, but at other times was a dead card. It’s another hit for Tavrod as well which is important (especially without Interrogator) but hitting on a Tavrod draw doesn’t make or break the deck either. The other card I question is Gavel in the market. It just completely hoses some decks and is great against opposing Display of Ambitions, but far too often I wish it had been anything else-like even a Blinkwolf.
Anyway, I’ve played this deck more or less exclusively in Ranked over the past two weeks and think I’ve gotten pretty good with it. I’m seeing a lot of lines that aren’t obvious right away and doing a nice job figuring out my best plan for winning the game based on matchup and game state once the mid game arrives, which has lead to a lot of victories in games that seemed up for grabs. I’d be happy to answer any questions and again, Magnnarot deserves the credit for the deck. It’s a beast.