Skycrag Burn – Le sigh

I tried hyper-aggressive Skycrag with lots of 1-drops and Rally- it is a bad deck.  Partly it’s because Alpine Tracker wrecks that deck.  A better direction would be to simply run Alpine Tracker.  And apparently you can do this in an aggressive deck despite the nonbo (opposite of a combo) between Alpine Tracker and 1-drops like Oni Ronin and Snowcrust Yeti.

In the current meta, there is no need to rush other decks down and you seem to get punished for being hyper-aggressive.  So that’s why we run greedier cards like 4 Wisdom of the Elders, 4 copies of Soulfire Drake, etc.

This deck has a lot of controlling elements that help it against Burn Queen and other aggressive decks.  So I feel like Burn Queen is something that you don’t want to play in the current meta.

champion_of_fury

Champion of Furry is a messed-up card- occasionally somebody will get randomly wrecked for huge amounts of damage from this card.  If I don’t play a lot of Eternal, it’s because of groan-inducing cards like Champion of Fury.

Deck list

1 Charchain Flail (Set1 #3)
4 Flame Blast (Set1 #2)
4 Oni Ronin (Set1 #13)
4 Permafrost (Set1 #193)
1 Seek Power (Set1 #408)
4 Snowcrust Yeti (Set2 #105)
4 Torch (Set1 #8)
4 Champion of Fury (Set2 #187)
3 Kaleb’s Choice (Set2 #188)
2 Shogun’s Scepter (Set1 #26)
4 Vadius, Clan Father (Set2 #191)
4 Wisdom of the Elders (Set1 #218)
3 Alpine Tracker (Set1 #522)
4 Obliterate (Set1 #48)
4 Soulfire Drake (Set1 #47)
7 Fire Sigil (Set1 #1)
4 Primal Sigil (Set1 #187)
2 Cobalt Monument (Set1 #418)
4 Seat of Fury (Set0 #53)
4 Skycrag Banner (Set2 #186)
4 Diplomatic Seal (Set1 #425)

Charchain Flail:  Is it good?  I don’t know.  It’ll probably depend a lot on the meta.  It shines against unit-light decks.  Otherwise it acts as ok removal on units.

Pyroknight:  Dies easily and the ultimate is rarely relevant.  We run Alpine Tracker hoping that other decks will run Pyroknight.

Shogun’s Scepter or Ornate Katana:  I’m not sure which is better.  Against Armory you want Scepter for the unit spam.  Against Sandstorm Titan decks Scepter isn’t great.  Because this deck runs 8 aegis units, weapons should be a little stronger than normal.

Kaleb’s Choice:  This is sort of like Backlash and Decay rolled up into a single card.  It answers more cards than Backlash does so it is probably better than Backlash.  (Backlash can handle multi-faction removal spells like Argenport’s Slay.)

Bad cards

Mortar:  Doesn’t kill Sandstorm Titan (a card that shuts down your entire gameplan)… or other units that you care about.

Rockslide:  Run Alpine Tracker instead of this.

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