Over around 10 games my Maev Version is rocking a perfect record. If you caught last nights stream I played a bunch with it in the last half, you can always check the Vod as well. It will make it into the thread proper soon.
You don’t need 0 cost things to do a dedicated combo, the fact that you throw out two or three decent sized threats nearly every turn means your eventually going to get a decent board to stick, or just kill them long before the combo. Chakram is also amazing here again your rarely without board, it’s good with tiger, and it’s great with unbirth.
How I play is digging hard for ramp for your opening play or turn two, combo tends to get replaced this early as seven mana is the earliest you will use it plus it’s a back up plan not the main focus. I rarely play more then two Ramp cards unless I have been blessed with excess Deso/Nekoma, and finding at least one deso/Nekoma is a high priority at all times.
Yours looks sollid allthough skipping deso and lure is criminal, I think rite is fairly bad here and deso is almost strictly better. Maev (and unbirth) wants bodies so Azure herald and or Deso should go in before pulse.
Being combo focused certainly works, adding in a touch more card advantage with void hunter would let you Ramp at will. I love traditional Ramp with big units but it has not felt good in today’s meta, but other then Vet/Vanar it’s still very sollid and fun.