With the newly added tools abyssian got for the wraithling swarm archetype, it might actually become viable again - or so I thought.
Then I realized that I wasn’t sure at all where to take my deck.
Surely I did not intend to make yet another deathwatch deck with the slow to set up combo of deathwatcher and bloodmoon priestess? And just going for that sweet double deathfire crescendo/SGW, that rubbed me the wrong way as well. All the new tools that abyssian got - they do not synergize with deathwatch at all! Or rather, as soon as they are working, you don’t want to sacrifice your wraithlings but instead strengthen them.
Thus, I was dumbfounded: Was ramping with darkfire still a proper option, or was it now too situational, only relevant in the first two to three turns? Should I even try to play shadow dancers or deathfire crescendos, when my overall gameplan was instead to use furosa and related effects to get a swarm going and on the board?
I really struggled to streamline my deck, and it didn’t seem very consistent at all (mainly because it was really dependant on getting early furosa procs).
So how do we create a true swarm archetype without just going for burst damage again?
Of course, in the lategame, Variax is THE answer, but she is still incredibly slow if you’re looking at an empty board - and that can often spell out defeat, because just having big bodies does not win you games when there’s things like decimus spike around.
This is the current version of the deck I tried to build, but I am really not sure about it at all - and the direction to take it. Should I go for more deathwatch nonetheless? Should I attempt to stall the enemy by focusing on neutral minions or removal? Something else entirely? I’m just not sure. One thought I had was to at least add night watchers to deal with magmar aggression (and for those sweet free wins against Zirix)