Mind cage oni hands down
@loliconartist u blew my surprise
Hsuku & Friends
Time for some more memey stuff again! One of the neutrals from ToM that really tickled my deckbuilding senses was Hsuku (also shout out to my favorite streamer). To those of you who haven’t faced him, Hsuku is a 4 mana 2/6 who is like a buff version of Spelljammer. At the end of each player’s turn, he gives a random buff and ability to one minion who isn’t Hsuku.
To utilize Hsuku’s effect, I built a good collection of buddies for him. Cards like Bonecrusher, Thorn and 9Moons provide decent tempo and really appreciate a well-timed buff. Playing Hsuku is a bit awkward of course, since often you want to play down a second Thunderhorn instead of him, but he worked often enough to keep things fun (and come on who would for example say no to a 2/5 Elkowl with Blast, Ranged and Celerity?). Since the opponent is busy answering whatever ridiculous stuff you get from Hsuku’s buffs he usually sticks for a couple turns even when planted next to the enemy general’s face.
Giago is a surprisingly good beefy boi against anything not Magmar or Vet, and helps to keep the enemy general locked down. 9Moons and Demonic Conversion provide some deck/gameplan disruption, and Spec Rev is a decent finisher when the opponent has been smacked to face a couple of times with Thorn, Bonecrusher or Spectral Blade. I would have never guessed a year ago that someone could actually be surprised by an on curve Revenant, things really have changed huh?
Winrate was 12-8 (60%) in Diamond.
Is conversion actually good rather than fun?
I would say so. It’s like a First Wish that gives you stuff from the opponent’s deck instead of buffing your own stuff, so it’s never a bad card unless it hurts the deck’s synergies too much. 3/3 Cryptographers, 2/5 Heralds and much other stuff you often get are more than good enough to play for +1 mana in order to get your deck thinner.
Ben Swolobeast Swarm (Unranked, only commons and rares!)
Time for some unranked fun! For this deck, I combined my old Prismatic Zombies (Swarmcanyst) deck with a Cantrip Arcanyst list that I had lots of fun in the Ancient Bonds meta (yeah I was one of those guys playing Arcanysts, but Abyss version was a lot more tolerable than Vanar). So, I added in Demonic Conversion and ta-dah: this abomination popped out. It’s got only commons and rares, and the only Shim’zar cards Sphere and Inkhorn only cost 240 spirit together so I’d say it’s quite budget friendly too.
We have a whole total of 12 1-2 cost spells that cycle (Conversion gives you relatively playable minions and Inkhorn gives you garbage, but doubles as soft removal), so we have a ridiculous amount of spellprocs. Besides those, we’ve got Araras Prophet who is surprisingly sticky since people definitely won’t be playing attention to her too much with this deck. Playing Brilliant Plumes feels just somehow soo satisfying.
For minions, we’ve got the good ol’ Owlbeast+Illusionist combo which just helps make your swarm seriously SWOLE. Add Furor Chakram, and well… cue in Imperial March, cause we’re killing some padawans today. Firestarter is a beast with Chakram, and makes for a decent finisher to get those last few points of health off.
Winrate was 17-3 (85%). This deck goes off quite often, and boy when it goes off.
Tagging @alplod cause you might find this deck amusing
I do. That’s my style
I’d add 2-of Knell smwhere, just in case.
Hard to find the room here, but it’s always a nice option too
Edit: now that I think of it more, the deck achieves lethal at 7 mana on average, so Knells might be a little too slow
I can hear this deck crying… I can hear it begging, praying…
For Abhorent Unbirth. Please, Miguel. Save this deck. Add abhorrent Unbirth.
Not good in the sense that I’d play it in a tourney (although memes in tournies is my thing) but it’s definitely good enough to play in any minionbyssian deck.
it is epic. sorry.
I was replying to the Hsuku deck.
Oops. Then really sorry and good idea.
Heh that could be fun there’s not really other good sources of rush though besides Elkowl?
So just play it without rush
Ez viable but yep that’s definitely a fun idea! I can picture in my head a 10/24 provoke frenzy celerity flying blast abomination, just beautiful
Elkowl is low key really good in abhorrent.
Yep and Elkowl is one of my all time most abused meme neutrals too
Really, there’s not much dispel on ladder now. I believe Abomination is a sudden threat as is.
You’re welcome fam.
Also fyi ArcByss Abomination with Firestarter.
Had a deck smwhere. Also @deathsadvocate had such deck in one of the prev expansions. It’s very viable I have to say. At least diamond level viable. Or was viable…