A couple days ago, I thought about changing my approach to backstab - incorporating Syvrel the Exile, which quickly followed up with Repulsor Beast.
This deck was pretty gimmicky because who uses Syvrel. However, I actually climbed a bit from it, so I figured to actually share it. I’ve played about ~20 games with it. So yea, it’s working more seriously than I anticipated, making it more fun when you are using silly things like Syvrel.
Keeping backstab minions safe. By bringing enemy minions to your side, the opposing general can’t squash them out the following turn that is normal. Repulsor and Syvrel both accomplish this. While Syvrel was a key part for me developing this deck, he is not necessary.
As you keep slowly waning through the enemy minions, you start to develop about 3 of your own, where you can start putting on some hurt.
While Syvrel is gimmicky, off of this experience, I find Repulsor to be mandatory in all of my future backstab decks.
With some more serious cards (and a better player), I think this backstab approach could actually climb pretty well.
Note - Since I’ve climbed, this has gone at least more than 50% winrate. My quickest game so far has been a win at turn 4 (P1) vs Lilith.
Hope this gives at least some people a new and fun approach to a more difficult archetype.