Sorry I missed last weeks post, but between not having much time to play, and the expansion coming out I wanted to wait. I am in the slow process of updating my older threads, for the most part Drogon is probably replacing Elucidator or Sunsteel in my Vaath Decks, and of course my Antidraw Starhorn deck got re-featured here. I will try to get around to updating everything by the end of the week.
So to start off this is the Anti-Draw Starhorn deck I took to S this season. Once the patch dropped I put the deck together and flew with about an 80% win rate from low diamond to S.
It uses ramp to speed up your clock and pull off Deciumus/Vindicator+Tectonic/Entropic Gaze combos early, and of course speeds us into Mandrake. It has the usual thumping/rush Package but without Lucy since the 4 slots are busy. Between Starhorn, Tectonic, and Gaze we are perfectly happy to vomit our hand.
The deck just has so much out of hand burst potential, yet is a bit more stable and can play the long game better the dedicated aggro list. It can either be hyper aggressive, or go passive and wait for its big combos to finish the game later, constantly spilling out threats or removing your opponents with rush.
Dropped Kujata, Rex, and Taygete in favor of Healing Mystic, Azure Herald, and Natural Selection. Because aggro is yet again the meta, as a rule the slightly slower deck tends to win, so add in a little bit of healing and a solid control spell and now we have a deck with insane burst that can last just a little longer then its aggro counterparts.
Here is the new and very cancerous AggroMar. Rancour+self damaging effects can lead to turn two wins. Add in some standard aggro tech, the old rush/thump package, drogar finisher, the insane and out of hand damaging draw power cards to sustain the aggro, Vaaths BBs and you have an aggro deck that is about as bad as Reva Spellhai at its strongest.
Makantor is actually a little slow for the deck even with flash, that should speak volumes as to how good the deck is…its so blasphemous that Makantor does not make the cut!
If you prefer Starhorn it’s a small step to adapting the deck. Drop Crypto, and Drogar for Vindicator and Makantor and your good to go.
Cryptographer has a lot of potential since we are already running Drogar, and Thraex. Testing it over DreamGazer.
Dropped Primus and Thraex for Flash and Decimus. Antidraw magmar has been the meta, decimus counters the meta, and we were already running the tools that break him. Thraex was underperforming, and flash really speeds things up and lets us pull off wicked combos.
And finally a variation somewhere between my Vaath Smash and Queen Vath, looking to play a control game but also including the potentially powerful and swingy combo cards C-Burst and the new Valknu. I have not really tested it yet, and I suspect Valknu just is not worth the slot, but I do want to try and make him work and this seems like the best bet.
I have made it to S rank for several seasons now, barring some where I was only able to play around 20 games the entire month, even then I was still diamond. Since I have not had time to start streaming like I want, I figured I would just share some of my stuff each week and get my name out there so the community knows me a little better for when I do eventually get around to it.
Check out last weeks post here: