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#522

Vast understatement :slight_smile:
I had very (very) bad luck yes, but maybe I piloted it the wrong way too (trying both to prevent your Mech-horn from snowballing and to progress Xor’Xuul at the same time was hard).

In my current tests with Nightmare-Nekomata-Deceptib0t-Chakram, I finally feel that this is a bit awkward, a tad too costly/slow maybe? Although very reliable on the tutor side up to Nekomata. It’s the top end that feels fragile, where you haven’t built a board and you have to play two 5-mana pieces. I haven’t found my footing there yet, and I’m starting to think that I should try without Chakram…

That artefact is godly when you have built a small board before dropping it, but here you’re actively triggering Death Wishes so you’re super light on board presence. This deck has Gor though, so why not?

Deceptib0t could be -1, and we could remove the 2 Spectral Blades to make room for a control piece of some sort. This deck feels like it needs some breathing space.

I can’t say a lot more, as Maehv and Xor’Xuul haven’t been my cup of tea so far.


#523

Now that’s an Abyssian deck I want to play.


#524

You have enough 2 drops already. Toss Gor for Sarlac. It has better synergy with Chakram.


#525

Maybe the necessary inclusion is Qlmmhhoorororaaiaoa. For consistency’s sake, so that even without chakram, decptibot summons mechazor, as all your operants are removed.

Instead I might replace spectral blade and 1 chakram for an azure horn shaman, to ensure more consistency with the above combo. It not only allows you to develop threats quick, with qtip you can just go ahead and not care about hte contents of your deck. But there goes your spirit then…

@miguelosz Rebirth is probably a good idea. i can feel my spirit slipping away from me… Guess I have to sell my sleep to the devil huh.

@alplod sarlac probably is better, but I’ve always thought that its a little unworthy of the spirit cost… But my experience with Maehv is limited, so you tell me.

I presume something like this, with the number of qtips, decptibots and azure herald and shamans willing to change…


#526

Or just reduce Operants to 1 or 2 max.


#527

Well, isn’t the point of the deck to drop infinite mechazor? I guess you can still draw it somewhat reliably draw it if you have a nekomata, but nevertheless, with either sarlac or gor in your card pool, and bad draw, things may not end as well as you want it to…


#528

Maehv or not, but the ability to always have at least one CONTROLLABLE minion is hard to overestimate. Especially with Chakram.

Using Qguy though Gor has its advantages, though I’m not sure if Q is worth it.


#529

Hmm… it’s just an idea to improve consistency. I havn’t tested with a lot of these cards really.


#530

The thing with Quokka is that it’s always a tempo loss to include (playing a bare 6 mana 6/6 plus having a deck full of 2-drops is not very good), so the payoff (ie. what your deck becomes after playing him) should be really powerful. I have played a lot of Q decks and posted I think four so far (some in this thread), which you may look for reference if you’re interested in taking that route :slight_smile:


#531

If you feel your spirit slipping away, all I can say is “great, welcome to the Abyss” :smiley:


#532

Still in my Mech phase, I am currently toying with the idea of implanting the Nekomata-Operant-Deceptib0t spine into an aggro deck. It’s a solid draw engine in essence, so that makes it fit well in a deck with a faster game plan and lower curve. The Mechaz0rs aren’t you main win condition, but are frequent enough - If you like them, you’ll play them around the 6-mana mark, if you haven’t found a quicker path to victory by then.

I have very little experience with the aggro play style though, this list is probably off in some aspects. I’d like to hear from you experts.

One question that I have is: This sort of deck provides very little removal bait. Or does it? I feels like the mid-range opponent will have little incentive to use their removal before Deceptb0t / Mechaz0r hits… But maybe that’s good because while holding on to it, they take in the full damage of an unbridled aggro deck?

No idea. Has anyone tried something similar and could share some insight?