Heyo all, I’ve set out a personal goal to make and test budget decks for all factions into gold. The purpose of this was because I feel like most budget decks (or expensive decks that suggest alternate cheaper cards) are often made, but not necessarily tested.
I put this out here in hopes to help ambitious new players in achieving gold rank.
About This Deck
This deck paces itself ideally by utilizing BBS buffs and healing minions rather than your general. Tiger is always used as either removal or to finish lethal (killing enemy general). This deck tries to always prepare (or have in hand) an answer for most various threats.
Replacements: In order of replacing- Sunstone Bracers and Necroseer could be done without. For me, Lion feels lackluster, but has shined on occasion. I think putting in 2 primus fists would really synergize well with Lion though.
At least 2 Shrouds are necessary, and I’d keep all 3 Repulsor Beasts. Lightbender for Vanar walls at the moment.
Bloodtear Alchemist (BTA) is optional as well, but has served well.
How To Play This Deck
Most of this deck is fairly straight forward if you understand trading some general health to eliminate enemy minions.
Placing minions in a way to minimize enemy movement space is very important to making your own life much easier (whether for dispel reach or pushing an enemy minion away with repulsor beast).
Try to use healing mystic on buffed up minions to preserve them. It is often beneficial to spread out your buffs/effects among your minions rather than looking to make 1 super minion. (Example: Buffing a dispelled Silverguard Knight rather than your Suntide Maiden looks to provide 2 threats.)
Dancing Blades is fantastic for sentinels of course. Putrid Dreadflayer is great for Songhai. Play your minions with enemy removal in mind (Pheonix Fire, Natural Selection, Chromatic Cold, etc.) and you’ll do fine!
Recommended again to put in Primus Fists in your deck.
This deck is EXTREMELY cheap. I have gotten to rank 11 with a VERY high win rate (confident at least 75%) and will look to finish it to gold by the end of the month for sure.
Thanks for reading and hope this helps any new players looking to break into gold for their first time
If anyone tries out these decks, please let me know how it turned out for you.