question is in the title. What cards from the expansion are you running in your Argeon lists? More precisely in your mid-rangey DB lists. The expansion had plenty of cards for Ziran, and Trinity Oath is probably playable in pure tempo lists that try to vomit out their hands (though I doubt that they are competitive). But have any of you found reasons to include any card in this kind of list?
I have yet to find any cards from the expansion that I’d like to run.
Draining Wave (four damage to a minion and your general): Seems straight-up suicidal in a deck that tries to race the opponent in a meta which has already so much burst flying around.
Prism Barrier (give a friendly minion Forcefield): Lyonar – and especially DB lists – already go all-in on their minions and given the amount of removal in the current meta, it seems to me one is better off to just poop out minion after minion until one sticks instead of investing multiple cards into a single minion that might just die next turn.
Scintilla (3/4 minion, Blood Surge: heal your General for three): Seems actually solid, but given how laughably bad Lyonar’s end game is, I don’t see how prolonging the game for a couple of turns will do me any good.
Sunbreaker (2/4 minion, Forcefield, BBS is now Tempest): The card I was most excited about, and also the one I was most disappointed by. Tempest as BBS just doesn’t make any sense in a faction that is so reliant on its minions. Tempest is purely a reactive card. Nothing you want to play every/every other round just for its value. So playing Sunbreaker when you don’t need Tempest isn’t very exciting in terms of tempo and just denies you your much better BBS, whereas playing him when you do need Tempest is terribly over-costed. No clue in which kind of deck you would want to Tempest frequently enough to justify running him.
Trinity Oath (draw three cards, gain three life): So much value, yet I don’t see how you can run it in Argeon lists. From my experience, the tempo loss of spending four mana doing nothing is too big to recover from, because Lyonar has no comeback cards to rely on.
Excelsious (eight mana minion): Yeah, well, he costs eight.
Cryptographer (2/2, Gambit: refresh BBS): Seems okay, but not great. Probably just worse than the other available 2-drops.
Sanguinar (four mana minion): Way worse than all the other possible 4-drops.
Meltdown (seven mana minion): Given how little Lyonar has in way of reliably clearing the board, he seems a bit underwhelming for his cost.
So… please, anyone any good experiences with the new cards? Or should I just go Abyssian?