I bumped into Moggin this season playing Cass trial with Alcuin Fugitive, which works nicely with Darkfire Sacrifice.
Oh, right there was no Fugitive there yet? Easy add then indeed
IMO both Dancer and Shroud are a weak play pre-Trial. Of course it depends on the board, but I would try to hold either of them.
And I would estimate 1/4 of Xor matches still lose post-Trial.
Dancer always requires an answer, whereas Nightshroud dies to you looking at it in a bad way. But on the second point I agree, post-trial Xor has the most counters out of any finished trial (besides NoSE).
this notion of it being weak makes it and unexpected play… which CAN makes it strong