As the title says, I’m a player returning to duelyst after a long break (I think I stopped playing some time after shimzar or the expansion directly following it?) and I started trying to ladder again. It went decently for the most part, but then I ran into this deck that I have no idea how I would ever beat it. Arcanyst vanar just seems insane from my perspective, and I don’t know what to do.
My problems are as follows: Well before I can put enough pressure on them to stop anything of the sort from happening, they have an owlbeast sage out and a ton of other arcanysts, constantly stun all my creatures for next to nothing and buff all their health way outside of the range I can deal with.
Hard removal doesn’t seem good enough since their arcanysts just generate more arcanysts every spell they cast, removing them with my minions isn’t happening because of owlbeasts, and dispelling them isn’t good enough because even at their base stats the arcanysts are overwhelming if I also have to pay for dispels every time any of them come out and I can’t dispel all of them anyways.
I know the deck I was playing isn’t optimal for sure, since it’s definitely outdated by now (sunriser/lancer heal lyonar with hardly any cards after shimzar or the expansion after it), but the game was so insanely one-sided I honestly don’t know what I could ever do to win against it. The rest of the games I played up until facing this deck were either in my favor or close losses, I’m only in silver right now.