Please put on your sarcasm detectors
You know how Abyssian has been just the cr*ppiest faction for the last few months, heck half a year? As we watch everyone else get stuff like Haruspex, Accumulonimbus and Ddoshai, what do we get? Hexclaw. Yippee. Feels so powerful.
What can we do then? Today’s your lucky day! I have just the solution for you sir. Play your opponent’s deck! Steal a bunch of their minions with Bound Tormentor, Rot9M, Demonic Conversion and Unleash the Evil! Make the rest obey your command with Mindlathe and Betrayal! Steal their deck with Unfathomable Rite! Steal their dignity with Gibbet + Lure!
Ok about the real gameplay: this deck has no 4-drops (ikr) so we don’t care about ramping into one as p1t2. Thus I like to play Gibbet in front of my general, to threaten the middle mana spring. Equipping Spectral Blade is also good for this as always. Early game we look for Gibbet, Spectral, Demonic Conversion and Bound Tormentor, while we then switch the focus to finding Reapers, EMPs and finally either Lure+Betrayal or Unleash the Evil for a finisher. In the middle of all this stuff, we can use whatever we get from thieving: for example 5/6 Thunderhorns, 5/8 Lavaslashers and most of all 5/5 Makantors seem to be quite gud on curve.
My top 3 finishes with the deck:
3.Grandmaster Kreygasm stolen with Rot9M
2.Betrayaling two Meltwater Mooses
1.A 5/7 Zendo from Demonic Conversion, and a second Zendo with rush and flying a couple turns later. Yeah mindcontrol baybe
As usual, the winrate: 6-3 (67%) in Silver, 6-5 (55%) in Gold, so 60% altogether. Meme on you crazy diamonds!