Hey guys, i just wanted to share another decklist. This deck was originally intended to be a meme deck that i’d just use for laughs. but it actually held up pretty well in gold division, with a 65% win rate over 20 games. Here is the decklist, it’s missing 2 krons because duelystdb still needs shimzar cards
This deck is some of the most fun i’ve ever had in duelyst and if you want to see the kind of things it can pull off when you do well, Here is a video showing one of my best games with the deck
the main point of the deck is to get either an aethermaster, kron, or widow to stick for a turn. usually you want to start with aethermaster because no one seems to expect how good they can be and they can help you fish for combo pieces. In the mulligan phase you want to hard mulligan for 2 drops, as always, aoe (such as kinetic or the taygete/flash combo), and kron or widows. when going second an extremely good play is to flash out kron, a lot of the time the value you get will just win you the game.
I’ve found that his bbs is amazing when you need cards to replace but really like everything in your hand already. it can also help you dig for combo pieces and tools for lethal. never use it if you have the means to kill an opponent in hand and they only have a few cards. you may just give them the answer they need to win.
Card Explanations and Replacements
Aethermaster: one of the core cards of the deck. if you don’t have any aethermasters, there’s really no point to playing this deck
Young Silithar: An all around amazing 2-drop, even more so after the rebirth changes. if you don’t have any i’d suggest primus fists or kujatas. but they’re common, it’s not that hard to get 3 and almost every magmar deck uses them
Skorn: these are one of the flex spots of the deck, they counter certain matchups hard but i find myself just replacing them most of the time. tigers serve as a good replacement if you need more direct damage
Sojourner: This card is your way of drawing cards without giving your opponent cards. it works well. spelljammers and l’kian are good replacements
Taygete: although slightly weaker after the nerf, she still does her job well, almost always trading AT LEAST 1 for 1. a lot of the time she gets even more value though. combine with flash for a 2 damage aoe around her. Good replacements could be dioltas or shieldmaster
White Widow: See aethermaster
Dancing Blades: Because of the fact that the deck is so topheavey. I’m seriously considering removing blades for more low drops. it’s still an insanely good 5-drop, but with kron in the game the 5 slot is getting crowded. sunset paragons work here too for more aoe.
Kron: speaking of kron, Here’s the main powerhouse of the deck. with just one aethermaster out this guy will come in with 8/10 of stats for 5 mana, even mord if you have multiples. If you set it up right you’ll be swimming in tokens and on your way to victory in no time. Easily a 3 of if i had more copies. There really is no replacement for him
Makantor: do i really have to explain this one?
Zurael: this is where you might be wondering, What is this guy thinking, but hear me out. This card has won me about half the games i did. You NEED minions like kron on board to accomplish you game plan. And if you get wiped you’ll be feeling pretty bad if you don’t have this guy to save you. Plus, i can say from experience, no one will be playing around this card. especially on turn 5 if you flash it out. it works wonders with almost every minion in the deck. so even if you only revive one minion you’re generally not too sad about it. keeper of the value can work too but it’s random and only gets back one thing
Flash Reincarnation: this card is amazing. because the deck is so top heavy this card helps a lot. the fact that it takes up a deck slot isn’t much of a problem since you have enough card draw.
Kinetic Equilibrium: I put this card in about halfway through testing and it helps a LOT. most notably against vet. KE synergises with taygete, kills a lot of rush stretegies, and helps deal with those pesky bloodfire totems since it hits friendly minions as well. You can replace this with any other form of aoe you like or put in more 3-drop minions
Egg Morph: Quite simply the best removal for magmar. it kills, klaxon, nimbus, aymara, and any other minion with a powerful effect without triggering it. against lyonar and vetruvian, keep one in your had at all times. you’ll need it. combos well with skorn to ping off the egg. You can replace it with NatSec if you want, but with rebirth minions and aethermasters. morph is just better
Metamorphosis: And last, but most definitely not least, we have Meta. It’s a pseudo-board wipe that’s good for the same reasons as egg morph. it can also be used to buy time if you can kill your opponent next turn, since the effect ends at YOUR next turn. it also hits mechazor. just want to point that out. Plasma storm is a viable replacement for it
Well, that’s about it, if you have any questions just ask. I hope you all have an amazing time trying the deck out