I tried to implement a similar idea when I first started playingprior to the latest expansion, but with a certain new card, a new and extremely lethal combination has been available. I am uncertain as to why I haven’t seen or heard of it being used yet.
-Core Concept & Winning Condition-
Obscuring Blow + Celerity
- Combo Damage: 10, 20, or 30 (10 if exhausted, 20 if not or 2nd Inner focus on hand, 30 if not and 2nd inner focus on hand)
- Card Combo: Dagger Kiri or Beastmaster + Obscuring Blow + Mist Dragon Seal + Inner Focus
- Combo Count: 4-5 Cards
- Mana Cost: 7 if all done in one turn, 5+2 if done in two turns
-Core Deck Cards-
These are the cards I believe to be core to the deck. I think it doesn’t matter what general you use, but I’m open to correction.
I’ve always aimed to use Dagger Kiri before in Songhai, but with Obscuring Blow available now, Celerity + Backstab + Inner Focus allows for 4 unreplyable attacks. With beastmaster also available, this allows greater odds of finding a card to implement the combo.
I would believe that Aethermaster is an absolute must to assist in cycling to find the combo, as well as low cost cards to stall out the early game. I would think that draw cards are also a necessity since you’d be using low cost cards to stall out the early game.
What I think to be an additional benefit to this deck is that it doesn’t appear to be a backstab deck, increasing the odds of the opponent being unprepared to the lethal combo.
-Opinions and Thoughts-
As before, I just don’t have the cards and spirit for the deck myself, but I wanted to share my deck concept. Opinions and critiques are welcomed and appreciated again. Also as before, if you try this concept out, please let me know how it worked for you; thanks!