A few days ago, I decided to create a smurf, since it’s what all the cool kids on the Discord are doing, and rank it up to S as fast as possible. Inspired by the fact that I had no spirit, I set about to do this with the cheapest possible deck.
This is the result: Poverty Faice! It costs a total 900 spirit and got me most of the way from 30 to S with a 75% winrate-- I started laddering with the basic decks . (Proof: https://i.imgur.com/bRwG5fh.png ) Basically, it’s the successor to the legendary facemonkey Zirix decks of yore.
Most of these cards are staple in face Faie decks, but a few might stand out.
Maw: I initially ran Aspect of the Fox, but I found that it was too often dead in hand. Maw offers significantly higher and more consistent board control, and is amazing for preventing your enemy from effectively stopping your gameplan.
Blaze Hound: This is a good alternative to Spelljammer. It offers draw as well as a powerful body. I initially ran Wings of Paradise, but I found myself too often lacking good value minions, as well as card draw.
Primus Shieldmaster: This is actually a very good card for locking down your opponent. It prevents kiting and allows you to be more efficient with Snowpiercer. It also is a good value minion, which helps you win games that are more drawn out.
The gameplan is pretty simple. Generally, you want to use your low-cost pings and Snowpiercer to build a board advantage over the first few turns, then SMOrc SMOrc SMOrc . The rest is up to positioning.