Since the ladder has just reset a week ago, I’m trying out fun decks in Diamond. Still not motivated to grind up to S and having fun tweaking unusual decks. Have found out something that works somehow.
This is a full Vetruvian faction list (no neutrals). Still a bit undecided between Sand Howlers and Falcius as Sand Howler is a great target for both 2nd and 3rd Wish. It is also a difficult minion to remove when buffed as it would be immune to general damage as well as spells. It can also be cast from the backline then use a surprise 3rd wish to enable it to attack from anywhere across the board.
Pantheran is also a synergy card. I think a lot of people have dismissed its usefulness but I find it very similar to Mandrake. The thing is you really do not have to hold into it while you complete the wishes. You can replace it if you think that you won’t be able to complete the wishes soon. I had a game where I was able to complete the wishes at turn 5 then dropped 2 Pantherans followed by an Aymara at turn 6. That is a board almost impossible for most factions to deal with.
The other cards are mostly Devrish synergy cards. More wish targets + obelysk synergy.
A few Obelysk in the field can be a struggle early on for the opponents. If the opponents aren’t careful you can close games with Obelysks + Whisper of the Sands.
This deck still has room for improvement. I think that the deck may need some form of card draw as this deck will almost exhaust all the cards with all the combos but still don’t know what to cut.
Deck Version 2:
Dropped Sand Howlers. Falcius is more valuable for both damage and removal. There are lots of devrish target for wishes Sand Howler is too situational to be useful.
Deck Version 3:
- 3 Allomancer
- 2 Nimbus
- 3 Spell Jammer
- 2 Zen’Rui
The spell jammer change made the deck more consistent by allowing you to draw the combo cards more easily. It also allows your enemy to actually focus on the spell jammer rather than the obelysks. Zen’Rui is added as a tech card since Nimbus doesn’t really do much. Nimbus is a bit slow while Zen’Rui is a huge tempo gain.
Last change I’d like to try is to change whispers into Rasha’s curse giving me an access to a controllable dervish spawn. Still not sure because whispers can actually close out games easily.
Thanks for @paralykeet for the suggestions.
Gameplay #1 - Zirix Mirror. I’m guessing the opposing player is using the traditional mid-range Zirix deck.