My 1st serious Shimz’ar deck: a midrange-sabotage deck built around Zen’Rui and Psychic Conduit.
You can call me a weirdo for using a card like PConduit and call it a “serious deck”, but let me tell you something Timmy: You don’t know how good a card is until you try it.
I was very skeptical at first but when I used it the first time… I immediately fell in love with it!
Ahem… The decklist:
Hmmh… There’s something weird about this list… Oh! I got it! There are no Siphon Energies, Allomancers nor card draw!
Please do not panic!
Allomancer: I found that it’s a bit too slow for the deck so I ended up cutting it. Besides, it doesn’t really provide any synergy with Sajj.
Siphon Energy: 3 Lightbenders are all the dispel that you need. Including more dispel is just an overkill.
No card draw: Games usually end by turn 8-9. You won’t run out of cards unless the game drags for too long which is very rare.
Entropic Decay and Dominate Will: Help tremendously in the Lyonar matchup and Vetruvian mirror. You’ll feel safe as long as you have one of them in hand
Rasha’s Curse: Cuz artifacts.
Psychic Conduit: A criminally underrated card. Excellent in the early game when you can’t summon Zen’Rui: Azurite Lion, Lantern Fox, Sojourner, Young Silithar, Unbuffed Chakri, turn 1 Cloaker/Snowchaser, Heartseekers, Abyssal Crawler, Kelaino, Zirix’s poop, Kron’s prisoners, the dead Sarlac and much more…
Tip: If you suicide a Young Silithar the Egg will be yours permanently, same with all the “Dying wish: Summon X” minions
Circle of Desiccation: As a 1 of. I don’t think that you need more than 1 copy. It can get you out of tight situations while keeping the Totems and Obelysks alive, so you’ll have the upper hand and increase your chances of winning the late-game war.
Enough talk! Winrates?!
Okay, Okay… From gold 10 to Diamond in a single win streak
Been facing mostly Vaath and Vetruvian (mostly Sajj): There’s no particularly hard matchup, probably Lyonar? but they have very limited removal for your Nimbus and Aymaras so…