Leaving the Mire of Low Ranks. My New Deck with Merrick and Whisper Barons
I sank with my Heroic Brawlers+Mugging aggro deck from Mythic to lower ranks two WR ago and was traveling between Auric and Solar with dives into Midnight Shadow. The previous WR, I started in Solar and did nice 12/18 (with visiting Auric). I made 10/18 in Solar this WR, again with a dive into Auric. So I had MJ packs + extra one for 30 wins. However, downgrading so much didn't make me happy. I radically changed the deck and quickly climbed from Auric to Diamond this weekend. This one:
Deck code: GU_1_2_CCmCCmCCQCCQIAoIAoCFRCFRCFVCFVCDDCDDIClIClKDSCCJKCdCEwKCZKCZCFUCFTCFTGBnGBnKCnBEoKDLKDLCAJ
I recenty got Merrick from a level-up Rare pack, that's why 🙂
A nice thing about this deck is that you can play it in many ways. If you get an early access to Merrick and Whisper Baron - play this combo:
The last hit: actually Merrick wasn't needed: Whisper Baron finished the opp's god. 😁
If you have a buffed Switch Duelist, it will work well with Merrick too:
Buffed Switch Duelist + Merrick = one 12-damage hit into the face
If you have Whisper Baron and plenty of 1-mana minions, you can quickly buff Whisper Baron:
The opp's god was killed mostly with 1 buffed Whisper Baron
If you have a Sneaky Bruiser and Dark Knives or Ludian Thespian - you can forget about Merrick and Whisper Barons:
The opponent needed to make 1 more damage to avoid the loss. This is how this usually works: you should really feel when you should forget about defense and start hitting the face
Fresh Sneaky Bruiser with 14 strength...
If someone is interested in shiny decks building
Think about Shakedown. This card can work well and cost as cheap as 0.03$ for a meteorite.
It doesn't look like they will nerf (or buff) this kind of card but who knows...
I was buying for 0.02$ from time to time and have already collected enough for fusing a diamond one. 🤠
I will fuse later.... Now I have a gold one only.
Playing an aggro Deception deck, you almost always have the strongest creatures on your side so Shakedown is just 2-mana "draw two cards" which, for example, is very helpful when you have many buffing cards in the deck and you need one of them to make the decisive hit with your hidden creature which is already on the board.
It could be that playing Encumbered Looter is better but getting a diamond version of Encumbered Looter isn't cheap - a meteorite Looter costs 50+ times more than Shakedown. So having 1 Shakedown for a farming Deception deck can be a good choice. Probably. DYOR.
An alternative for Bound by Her Will
Another card to comment. Onyx Nightblade costs 1 mana less than Bound by Her Will and, as a Guild creature, works with Frumentaii Instigators and Whisper Barons. But having two in the deck is redundant in my experience.
Marsh Walker is a perfect target for Onyx
So my shiny collection widened recently 😀:
Shiny Deck I Am Working on
The drama is that buying enough meteorite Whisper Barons and Merricks for fusing shadow versions is too costly (I don't even mention Reflection Elementalist). So I need an alternative deck for earning more $GODS. My tests in Solar weren't that great - I was slowly sinking without Merrick + Whisper Barons.
This is an upgraded deck I am going to test when I have a chance:
Deck code: GU_1_2_CCQCCQCCmCCmCDDCDDCFVCFVBDtCCJCCJCCMCEwIClIClKCiKCiICtKCZKCZKCbKCgGBnGBnKCnKCsKCsKDLKDLCAJ
All shadows + 3 golds. Except for 1 Meteorite Encumbered Looter. But when I am sure I need one, I can afford to buy 1 shadow version.
I can't compensate Whisper Barons and Merrick's aggro-ness... So I included less aggro but still useful cards:
- Blessing of Deception. Hiding even 1 buffed Switch Duelist alone is a lot. 8 favor can actually change the game too. But having 2 Blessing of Deception is always too much from my experience. Team Up is an interesting alternative.
- Heroic Brawler is a bit late card for an aggro deck but it is very powerful. And I have a gold version 🤠
- Lethargy Mage can curb minions of Nature and Light and give space for aggro mates. And it's Guild.
More shiny alternatives I have:
I don't even mean I want to play my "farming deck" in Mythic - sitting firmly in Solar / Diamond can be fine too. Last 2 weeks, I practiced a new style I call eat2earn - when you are having breakfast or dinner and playing GU relaxed in the meantime on the laptop. This is my preparation for the daily earning scheme. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by! Comments are welcome! 😎