I took a six-win streak this morning for my Duelyst time. I'm pretty happy with my deck, and it seems to work fine. I'm trying a few flex slots out, but the main body seems okay.
The sixth win was against a super ramp go-fast Mechazor Vanar. Managed to drag a win even out from that. I think that last turn Rock Pulverizer threw his math off balance, and his shenanigans with Heart-Sister fizzled. A lucky obelysk spawn, Dune Caster, Ankh and Falcius later no more Faie. He did have the kill, but I think he miscalculated.
What ended my daily spree was a Lyonar drawing into excellent start, and after a few table clears drawing into two Meltdowns and a Scintilla retreated to the corner. I spammed everything I could to dodge the Meltdown pings, which I did to an effect, but got TWO Nosh-Raks dispelled from across the table, and the finisher was an Airdrop with Holy Immolation (just when I had the last pieces in hand to deal with the final Meltdown).
It did leave me a bit salty, to be completely fair, but the game is about who has the brokenestest combo. Climbing the ladder instead of tumbling without a host of Legendaries does feel good. You can't expect to win every game - not even every other.
This is what I'm running at the moment:
I just drew into a Wind Slicer, and I'm trying it out. It doesn't seem that bad to be honest, and might enable some sneaky kills with Whisper of the Sands.
Blistering Skorn is there to deal with egg swarms out of Magmar instead of wraithlings. I've been able to deal with Abyssian better these days. Just go for face - always go for face. It could be a Sunset Paragon to deal with Mechazors. Skorn has been fine during the week though.
I've been lucky to draw into an Ankh, Stars' Fury and Rasha's Curse from early orbs, and I crafter a second Ankh. It's been really useful.
To be fair I'm not enjoying Pax that much. It's something the enemy needs to worry about, but respects dispel, croc'o'caust, Tempest and Frostfire. Also it's really slow, with the dervishes being slow, random, and exhausting after Pax pops. I don't know what else to play in his stead though. A 2-drop minion is invaluable. If they weren't, I'd play more Second Wish and Sand Trap.
I've been thinking of dropping Whispers and Windstorm Obelysks in one or another iteration, but I'm not ready to tinker around with the build that drastically just yet. The body plays fine. But you knew that already I suppose.
5 wins to Diamond...