Well for those of you deploring the sad state of Vetruvian before the Shim’zar release, I have good news.
It is completely 100% back. The below deck has been absolutely cruising through a variety of meta decks today only occasionally encountering trouble against Heal Lyonar and other Vetruvians.
And this is a budget list (kinda) no less. As a 100% free-to-play player I don’t even have copies of Kron yet!
Scion’s First Wish x3
Ethereal Obelysk x3
Rasha’s Curse x3
Fireblaze Obelysk x3
Orb Weaver x2
Windstorm Obelysk x3
Sworn Sister L’Kian x2
Sunset Paragon x2
Aymara Healer x3
Dominate Will x2
Honestly I’m sort of surprised at how well this works. The deck has a 20-2 record so far only losing one game to Heal Lyonar and another to control Vetruvian.
The sample size is admittedly small but any form of Abyssian seems to get pretty much completely destroyed by this as you usually win the game before Obliterate is even a thing and they have no way of efficiently removing your Obelysks.
Songhai needs a very good spell combo draw to have a chance because you simply have too much board presence for them to deal with. The moment they start trying to remove your Obelysks is the moment you know you’ve won the game.
I haven’t played against too much Vanar but that matchup too seems decent. As long as you position your Obelysks properly the deck has a lot of early pressure and Kara simply cannot pump up quickly enough or establish board control.
Somewhat tricky matchups so far seem to be Heal Lyonar (the main reason why Dominate Will is in the deck) as well as Vetruvians with a bigger budget (read, more Nimbus and Kron) although the deck is quite capable of rushing those if their early draws are suboptimal.
Anyway, early days still, I’m sure more counters to this will appear eventually but for now it seems Vetruvian is back in a surprisingly strong position post Shimzar. And this decklist isn’t too heavy on the legendaries if you feel like trying it