Hi. I’ve been playing Duelyst since February and after finishing the last few seasons at 8(?) or so I would say I’m a Magmar main- I’m a Vaath guy. I’m good at the game but obviously just good. I’m at best ok at deck building- but I think this could be something.
I’ve had some success since SZ came out and most of it has been with this EggMar deck. it’s a little clunky, I think soj should come out for a blistering scorn and it can be inconsistent early. As I’ve been playing it I’ve found that if you can get the sticky early stuff out (rex, young silithar) the opponent spends the resources they need in both cards and movement on 1 and 3 health minions and killing eggs. The other way the early game works is through the ramp mechanics. In both cases of course I’m trying to pump Vaath and punch the other general in the face. In the mid game I’m looking to start getting some heals to get Vaath healthy and start planning the late game, hopefully with a twin fang in hand and an Elder to go with it. I have very often won games by running away at this point, ideally with the health lead, while my Elders make more Elders, make more Elders, make more Elders. The other way is to, ideally with a health lead- twin fang equipped, march behind a wall of Elders, making eggs that have to be killed, pumping you up and keeping your Elders healthy for smashing the almost surely weaker minions the opponent will be playing. In this second scenario, the game is only a couple of turns from ending.
Help? thoughts? I would love to see more people try this kind of Magmar Eggmar theme. I realize Magmar isn’t as “meta” as other factions right now- but overpowered cards are overpowered cards and Magmar still has that. VaathSmash type decks seem dead and good old mid range too slow. Ramp seems to be viable and heals are better than ever for burst-y decks so this deck ignores the opponents life in large part, smashes shit, gets Vaath jacked AF with bbs and twin fang while playing tons of heals and filling the board with Elders, making eggs that turn into Elders, that make eggs that make more Elders. The deck is lots of fun and I take criticism well so please try it out and tell why it sucks or doesn’t suck.