Please do not use this post for flame wars and salt please and thank you
So last season with only 3 days left i took variants of reflection Faie from rank 5 to rank 0. Yes the achievement is undercut by the fact that i played Faie but i only picked Faie as i knew i was good enough to take a strong deck to S in a short amount of time, i do not feel good for playing this (heck i said it was toxic in the title) but i find its the least toxic out of mantra and aggro eggs cause atleast you can tell lethal is coming and that you can prevent it
This is the completed deck lists but there is nothing here i want to add or take away really but in card choices i will go over what could be there.
The completed deck list is Ramp Reflection Faie hybrid and i think its the best deck for Faie as normal Ramp doesn’t run reflection but could do with the extra burst and Reflection Faie loses if it doesnt get any of the pieces.
Now lets get into the card choices! (If there is 2 at once then that means they go together)
I picked Faie over any other Vanar general cause inevitability is powerful in control decks.
Crystal Wisp & Mana Death Grip(MDG)
These 2(6) cards are the heart and soul of the deck, it allows you to go into your win-conditions quicker and finish the game faster. Fun Fact: While i was playing reflection Faie i didn’t run Crystal Wisps and MDG was onlly ran at 2 copys, no wonder i lost so much.
Moonlit Basilysk & Hearth Sister
These 2(5) cards are incredibly powerful when combined together this combo has won me more games then i can count… Moonlit Basilysk is only bad in the Vanar mirror and wins almost every match up, just summon this turn 1 and sit on it till you are comfortable Hearth Sister’ing this card in, i have a positive match up against Shidai because of this card. Hearth Sister was used a grand total of 1 time to Warbird something and i just felt horrible to do it, this card is ran at 2 cause i don’t want to see it in the mirror but seeing it to combine with Basilysk is very powerful.
Aspect of Shimzar(AoS) & Thunderhorn
These are the 2(5) cards i want to replace the most over the 84 games i played with them. Not once did i get the combo off, i think i saw it once and decided i had a better play. (I think it was against celestial sward) Aspect of the ravager(AotR) feels like a better fit over AoS and something like Night Watcher might be better over thunderhorn, but thunder horn isn’t weak to dispel.
Flawless Reflection, Spirit of the Wild(SotW), Ghost Seraphim & Grandmaster Embla
These cards are how you will close out a large majority of your games, either by playing Embla and them having no out, playing Embla and then casting reflection on her next turn or by the Ghost Seraphim + Flawless Reflection combo. There is nothing else to say except you need to see at least one of these cards to win the game. Spirit of the wild is weaker then a lot of these and you kinda need the Ghost Seraphim to make this card work… i might actually get rid of it cause it only won me 2 games, btw i did gt off Ghost Seraphim + Reflection + SotW for lethal. TIP: I f you get reflection never replace it unless you get your second copy.
Gravity Well & Luminous Charge
These are the other part of the Ghost Seraphim + Flawless Reflection combo, you need to see multiple copys of these cards every game, either to create a big enough board or slow down your oppenent. Gravity well also makes a great opening.
Any variant of Cassyva is usually a losing battle for me cause Desolator is just so strong, but this card will carry you through the match up, as you can usually beat Cass at her own game with your own infinite value generators. At 2 cause its only particularly handy in 1 match up but is good in others.,
Chromatic Cold(Cc or CCold), Frigid Corona & Frostburn
You’re playing vanar, what do you expect, do you not need these cards?
(Im using AI to show) Example Openings:
Personally i think the meta is kinda like rock paper scissors where Sidai beats Ragnora, Ragnora beats Faie and Faie beats Shidai.
Control Faie Variants
Surprisingly some people don’t think that Faie is toxic.
Yes im taking this to S this season, gotta make use of those reflections i crafted and i think the game is telling me to.