I wanted to play a deck with Ki Beholder, because I love that card, so I tried to make a ranged Reva deck, and it was bad. Don’t try it. However, I still loved the card, so I decided to try making a midrange deck with Hamon and Zendo.
Kaleos over Reva is pretty self-explanatory, the teleport has been bonkers in this deck. Moving Gnashers for value, two backstabs in one turn, placing Hamon into battle pet AI range, etc.
As is typical with Songhai, Inner Focus is the MVP card in this deck thanks to Lantern Fox, and especially Gnasher.
Gnasher is really what pulled this deck together for me. I was running Dioltas for the first few games this morning, and then an opponent played a Gnasher on me, and I realized it has 3 attack. So then I replaced Dioltas for this poor mans version of Holy Immolation, and he’s been nothing but baller. Gnasher -> Inner Focus has killed so many Krons, his tokens, and deal 3 damage to my opponents face I’m not sure what I would do without him.
Lantern Fox really needs to pull a lot of weight in this deck, as I chose to not add any card draw. When Lantern Fox doesn’t get any value at all, I get a little shook. I find myself replacing Phoenix Fires as pseudo card draw quite often. He’s still an amazing creature though, and sometimes those Phoenix Fires just do their thing which is awesome, as always.
Ki Beholder messes with your opponents quite a lot, and I’ve noticed it helps to stop them grabbing mana tiles in the early game. In the late game it can stop a big minion from doing anything for a turn, which can be game winning. I really enjoy this card. Plus it just eats two drops all day.
Katara is just good. Not amazing, but good enough. Makes for some pretty nice plays when you’re Player 2. Gorehorn/Lantern Fox on the tile, into Katara. 1 drops are fun in Songhai.
Gorehorn is probably the worst card in the deck, but I haven’t decided what is better. I might play with Keshrai Fanblade, because it messes with a bunch of decks right now and works in the curve a little better.
Hamon is just awesome right now. He’s immune to dispel, and a 5 mana 8/8 is just good, as it kills Nimbus. The 2 damage is pretty lame, but it’s whatever.
Zendo is pretty fun too, and sets up lethal for me all the time. 16 damage Hamon?
Other cards like Juxta are just good with Backstab minions, KE is a lot of fun with Ki Beholder and Katara, and Jaxi is there because I’m playing KE.
Onyx Bear and Phoenix Fire are obvious, I hope.
Anyway, I pushed from rank 5-3 with it today, and if you ask the player who is worse than Kolos, NowayitsJ, he’ll tell you how bad I am, so if I can win in diamond with this deck, so can you.