This deck is a heavy aggro deck that can play toe-to-toe against almost the entire spectrum of other deck styles. This deck is most recommended for: Aggro play, mid level difficulty piloting, learning how a deck may rely on tempo. This deck is not the most fun deck ever, but i’d qualify it more as enjoyable and comfortable. A great learning deck that will provide good results.
Due to the solid success I’ve had with this deck, I wanted to share it. I’ve been playing this deck for awhile now. After many many reiterations, this is my current deck.
- HUGELY flexible, both in deckbuilding/sidedeck and in-game play
- Always prepared to burst out damage
- Can often win around 6 or 7 mana mark (as either P1 or P2)
- Can keep pace among almost all decks (aggro, tempo, midrange, control)
- Can constantly maintain healthy handsize
- All cards are within P1/P2 turn starts.
- No serious removal (could be put in)
- Healyonar counters, especially if they are given chance to build board. Cassyva Aggro and Mech decks are an even match. I do bad against Vanar decks (not wall), but better players could likely adapt the deck and/or play better to deal with this.
These are the cards I think should always be kept in.
Being a 2 mana 2/3 statline is actually really important and offers different utility than saberspine tiger can. Being 1 mana cheaper can be the difference between having lethal on that turn or not. Having a 2/3 statline allows it to kill off certain enemies, but also important, is that it can survive in places where tiger wouldn’t forcing opponents to still address the red boar in the room. Tiger is not a replacement for this. Using a tiger as a replacement, your deck will be slowed down to being able to provide the aggro damage this deck seeks.
No longer the required card in most, but in this deck it can offer another 1-3 damage (extra with katara). 1 mana for 2 or 3 dmg is a great ratio and can be the difference between a winning (or won) board and a disadvantaged one.
Mist Dragon Seal
Can make Heartseeker’s 2/2 to avoid ping damage deaths, can bring a minion into range for lethal.
Perhaps the card to appear to be most replaceable, but isn’t. For awhile I long thought that Pheonix Fire being 1 dmg less wasn’t a big deal (ethereal offers 4 to PF’s 3), but when I put EB back in, it makes a huge difference. A boar + EB + general attack will be 8 dmg for 4 mana. That’s almost 1/3 of the enemy general’s health. I could go on about many things, but for now just know that EB is a required card in this deck, and will be heavily slowed down by not having this. (synergizes with rush minions too)
This is your removal, but can also serve as aggro dmg. Natural PF’s are required; Lantern Foxes only will not suffice.
Flameblood Warlock - with another 2 drop. I don’t really care for this card in this deck, as the extra aggro isn’t really needed. This is a flex-spot. You could even go with Azure Herald (+3 healing) since it makes for a good killing edge body.
Primus Fist - with another 2 drop. This card fits better, but is still optional. I’d consider removing flameblood before this.
Void Hunter - with Golden Mantella, Blaze Hound, Sojourner, or Spelljammer. I am preferring Void Hunter as enemies who go face against it are making a mistake, Sojourner offers draw but doesn’t bring damage to the table. Haven’t tested Golden Mantella, but with the recent risk of battle pets, don’t intend to. Blaze Hound MAY fit and would be my next alternative. Spelljammer costs 4 compared to the others’ 3.
Gotatsu - with Bloodtear Alchemist. Card draw is super nice, but another minion on board may also suffice due to the large amount of minions you’ll usually have on board.
Saberspine Tiger - with ANY 3 drop. Main suggested - Sentinels, Gore Horn (another IF/KE target), Whiplash, Onyx Bear Seal, Songweaver (adds 1 for dmg while making another body, can make heartseekers 2/2 to avoid ping death), Wild Tahr (super strong in Songhai), Crossbones (anti mech). This is my MAIN flex spot.
Any questions, comments, please feel free to put. If you actually tried this (or a variant of), please let me know about your changes and how it worked out for you.