After seeing a couple Quillrage decks using Ragnora posted here I thought I’d try it out as I’d never used a Blood Rage combo before.
I played ten games with this today in Gold, and let me say it’s been one of the most humiliating experiences in my short Duelyst career. I’ve lost 9 of the 10 games, and the only one I won had nothing to do with the BR combo, just the usual GF + Ripper combo. This is one of the worst streaks I’ve endured, even worse than a lot of testing phases for homebrewed decks.
So I ask you guys, how in the everliving shit did you get this to work? I’ve seen T2 and T3 wins with this but my eggs never seem to survive long enough to get the combo off. Trying to get both Quillbeast and an egg on the board is nightmarish, never mind collecting enough procs off of Quillbeast for Blood Rage to be worth a damn. Nobody is stupid enough to get within range of my Ripper eggs and when they do so it’s usually far too late to matter.
The combo requires Quillbeast, 3 mana, a Ripper, 1 mana, and Blood Rage, 4 mana. Even with a flash in the works that’s still 6 mana, not mentioning the shitshow of having an Egg Morph or Wild Inceptor, both 4 mana, in hand to hatch the little bastard. It seems like a two turn combo, one that either requires a Ripper egg to survive for a turn while remaining near enough to the enemy General for a double hit, or for Quillbeast to stay alive and a Propagate Rage, Flash Inceptor and a Blood Rage to go off. Even with the Flash that is still a 7 mana combo that requires dubious setup.
Is there a problem with the decklist I’m using? I don’t have Rebuke, Progenitor or Morin Khur, but I’ve seen similar decks played without them. If not the decklist, what advice can you give to get this bitch to take off? Because as it stand I’m leaning towards just the usual Ragmar decks which rely on the usual Ripper combo and not one that I just can’t seem to get right.