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What is the deck you'd love to play but didn't?

But that was the main point for me!

Really I didn’t ever manage to make a dedicated Unbirth deck. By dedicated I mean the one closing at least half of the matches with the combo and not with other wincons.


I would like to play kind of minion based shidai ( that is not arcanysts!!!)


In your defense, Unbirth is pretty inconsistent even in dedicated decks. Often you just stomp the opponent with Dying Wish swarm, Chakram, MechaZ0r etc. depending on whatever you’re playing, before getting to the combo (if you don’t drag the game out on purpose).


I would have loved to play pre-nerf Deceptib0t but I arrived too late to the party.



I actually have something for you there: Backstab Shidai. It comes in two different builds, depending on whether you prefer the explosiveness of Shadow Waltz or the value of Horned Mask:

I’ve always said that if you look at what the Spellswords actually do instead of just treating them as spell procs, Shidai is naturally suited to be the general for a Backstab deck. Maybe slightly more so for an general-focused list with Mask of Shadows, but she synergizes well enough with Backstab minions.


For me, it’s Zohan 's Artifact Ilena deck.
It just feel so satisfying to see his replays and make me want to play.

It’s not budget issue.
It’s just like “Okay i’ll try this next”, but never happened and then i forgot this deck exist until this thread pop up. lol

Credit : https://duelspot.com/deck/zohans-artifact-ilena/


Same for me with pre-nerf Variax :cry: I had some really bad luck with the orbs back then…


My love I never got to try was Facemonkey. Back when Zirix had wind dervish bbs and I did not yet play the game. The epitome of aggro.

I dont have lists for any of the following decks, only ideas, which is why I didnt play them. I mean, I tried most of them, but I was either retarded or the idea itself is terrible.

Replacer anything; White Widow is one of my favorite sprites, and I also like Theobule, which I crafted one of and forever regretted because I could never make the deck work.

Sphyinx deck, somehow- Screw replacing or gain sentinel spell cast procs- Abyssian can probably do this best. I swear its been 6 months of playing duelyst trying to open Sphyinxes out of my core-pack exclusive investments, and I opened only one. Fucking signs or something.

Some sort of tempo-aggro Reva deck without Bakezori and with Painter and Zendo. That might be kind of a weird combination or description, I dont know, I never really played songhai. Guess thats my next ribbon.

Fucking Ascension Mech Sajj, lmao, I thought, you already have Neurolink for flying, why not also for Ranged, Forcefield and Frenzy too
It did not work
But I dont want to give it up

And a ton of other jank like Sajj with Iris Barrier and Sellsoul and Arid Unmaking, or Ascension Sajj with Lodestar as trial completion condition, Artifact Faie/Ilena (not Zohan’s deck), Location Faie/Ilena with all possible positioning tools, Wizard Vet, Keeper Songhai, Hatefurnace Mech, and I cant remember anything else right now.

every Wanderer. People hate it so I feel bad playing it. Which doesnt stop me from playing Wanderless, which is cool, but not exactly the same thing.


Oh damn, those Sajj ideas. :+1: I’ll check Lodestar :sweat_smile:


BTW, also always wanted to try this in conjunction with infiltrate.


Logging in now to actually look at the decklists I have saved, I found one called Alplod’s Ascension, thats in my roadmap :rabbit:

Other ideas I tried

A swarm version of Ascension Zirix with golems, Portal Guardian, Pax, Striker + Neurolink (bonus if you also get Frenzy out of Portal), Inner Oasis, Oblivion Sickle + Autarch’s Gifts
Abyssian decks trying to get an 8 mana Shadow Reflection hit + Cadence with ranged minions or durable bodies people ignore such as 1/4s
Some hyperaggro Horror Buster stuff with Dreamgazer for deck thinning + Buster proc chance, and Wizard Cass with Munch and Azalea (how could I forget)
Decks with Vanar openings like Protosensor/Jaxi/Gravity Well + Mark of Solitude

But here’s some hot bullshit- Wizard Pantheran Reliquarian- you use Abjudicators to discount your wishes, pack yourself with Curse, BoA, Duskweaver, Star’s Fury and Zirix’s bbs to bestow with wishes to control the board and-or get chip damage in, with Staff and Bone Swarm helping you get to a point in which Panth/Reliquarian 10 burst damage will be enough that youre very close to winning


My good man I think I’ve got something for you.

This is a deck I used to run with scarzig but figured that I won quite a few without procing him (wanderer, and when I didn’t draw the sequence).

Runs the painter zendo + ke package, poison panddo and jammers.
Seeker squad + shiro won me quite a few games in the no aoe meta.

You can always replace it with second self for more poison panddo.

Ohh ki beholder is personal favorite, adds a little of control and keeps the opponent in range for your ranged duders to stay a threat.

I never reached s with it, the deck is kinda hard to pilot since everything is a combo, I did however reached diamond 1.5 with it (for me it is good enough).


Flawless reflection seraphim and pre nerf seraphim. I found the combo really cool. and seraphim itself would have let me play any stupid spell I wanted and get away with it. The full refund was too good to pass up though, so I spirited it


seeker squad lmao
youre not even running canonneer
Songhai is still somewhat incomprehensible to me, especially the three big little spells, MDS JUX IF
Like, when should I be keeping or replacing them
When is IF worth it
How do I keep card advantage with this bullshit


whats the case for seeker squad though? wont jax truesight outclass it most of the time?

though i guess this gives me an idea for a seeker squad+bombard combo that leverages off abjudicator.

edit: wait lmao thats just 4 damage. ranged warmaster could help but lmao why not just spiral technique at this point

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A leftover from the scarzig version.


ah shit you’re right! 3/3’s wont have problems surviving at the front! and i kind of forgot that seeker squad is cheaper than JT.

how well did the scarzig version perform?

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surprisingly well at diamond, but you didn’t always got to proc scarzig so the heavy lifters are mostly poison pando, painter, and buffed zendo.

i’ll say i won more then i lost, but playing this deck feels like your brain takes a beating so i had to stop haha.

i also tried mirkblood in addition to scarzig, worked well as well. there must be a few replays i have of it, just need to find the time frame of it.


these are just a few, i think my winrate with it is a positive one,

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Put my mind to it. I think I have come up with a good unbirth focused list. It has been performing decently on ladder, and ALL of my wins have been through unbirth :D, although it is perfectly capable of winning through tempo.


Still working on it. Probably still not an S rank list, but it might be highly competitive. Between celebrant and darkfire we very consistently get those turn two 5+ mana plays allowing us to play under BOA/Sandswhirl which is the bane of most ramp lists. We sport 2.25 sources of rush for chakram/unbirth abuse (Kron requires some luck to get rush out of). Kron and or Chakram give magmar a pretty hard time, and putting the focus in the midgame lets us play around other transforms/dispels without to much tempo loss. We have a dab of healing with deso, and between deso/rep/medium curve we do alright on card advantage.


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