I’m currently testing this list in low Diamond, and it’s actually pretty great. Cypheron’s lategame is undeniably powerful, with the ability to steal multiple mid-ranged threats with Grapnel Paradigm. However, his earlygame options are a problem. I was testing different minion sets with Cypheron and found that Vetruvian does not have a not of good 2 drops, baring obelysks. However, obelysks don’t really go well with Cyph’s BBS, since they already take no damage from counterattacks. So then I tried Golems and was presently surprised.
Each golem piece fits really well into Cypheron’s gameplan. Dreamshaper is good card draw, and makes the other golems relevant in the lategame, Metallurgist is slightly unfair, which every deck needs to keep up, and Celebrant helps you ramp towards your payoff. Sirrocco is great in that it is a proactive lategame play, which complements how slow Aymara is and the fact that Grapnel requires targets to be useful.
Bloodbound Mentor is insane in Cypheron. Owl 2.0 gives you the ability to save BBS procs for large Grapnel turns, or disable something with up to 4 attack, or even more if you stockpiles BBS. This way, I can completely shut down most singular threats for relatively cheap.
Kinematic Projection + Thunderhorn doesn’t seem to work too well, though. I still haven’t gotten a large chain lightning blast. I’ll probably swap out projection for Rasha’s and Thunderhorn for another 4 or 5 drop. I actually quite like Simulacrum Obelysk. positioned correctly, this can be a constant thorn in the opponent’s side. I originally had Falcius in there, but I felt I had enough direct board interactions and just needed a few snowball cards. Feel free to sub it out for Falcius or Skyppy.
- EMP: Pretty nifty card, but I don’t want to play something so anti-fun so close to the expansion release
- Zen’rui: Honestly, Cypheron’s Steal is so strong that I’m starting to consider inferior Grapnel just to get more triggers of it
- Falcius / Skyppy: Just a personal preference, I chose the obelysk since it’s better at snowballing
- Lost in the desert / Star’s Fury: I’m tempted, but not sure what to sub out
T LDR: Golems + Cypheron = pretty good
Key cards: Grapnel, Bloodborn Mentor, golem package, Blood of Air