The Ripper combo has been the terror of ladder ever since Ragnora was released – Ripper Egg + egg-hatching effect + buff results in 10+ burst damage entirely out-of-hand. Amazingly, all of the pieces of this combo can be built with redundancy even while sticking to a budget. This is the deck you get when you throw all these pieces together. I’m not particularly proud of this one – Rippers are so cheesy that taking this approach for a deck is kind of low-hanging fruit, but it’s also unquestionably the easiest way to have success on a budget, so here we are.
- BBS (Cryptographer)
- Rage Reactor
Rippers Eggs are made primarily by your BBS, but can also be created by Reactor, which if equipped in advance can cut a mana off of your combo.
- Erratic Raptyr
Raptyr is also kind of a backup Ripper, as something you can hatch for big chunks of damage.
- Egg Morph
- Wild Inceptor
Morph is more nakedly powerful as it can also be used as removal in a pinch, but Inceptor can be discounted by Flash to sneak in a combo for less mana.
- Greater Fortitude
- Primus Fist
- Blood Rage
Fortitude is the most cost-efficient, but Blood Rage provides huge damage and leads to very early lethals on unaware opponents. Fist isn’t enough on its own since he provides no boost to health, but can be used in combination with the others.
- Young Silithar
- Primus Shieldmaster
These are more sticky minions that help with board control.
- Flash Reincarnation
This is good on Raptyr early and can be used to discount the finishing combo when applied to a Fist or an Inceptor.
- Lava Lance
Ragnora’s best single-target removal spell.
- Tectonic Spikes
The best piece of card draw for this deck’s gameplan.
Get in incidental chip damage and play a normal tempo-based gameplan with your sticky Rebirth minions, then close things out with a massive Ripper combo.
The first upgrade for any Magmar deck should be Makantor Warbeast, which is Magmar’s best card.
Eggs: Zoetic Charm for better resilience, Bloodbound Mentor and Progenitor for increased egg production, Extinction Event as a finisher.
Aggro: Mostly you just need Spelljammer for better draw.
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A slightly fairer budget take on Rippers. Uses no cards above rare.
Wanderer Ragnora list piloted by Grandmaster Briguy77 in the playoffs of the Meltdown League
Wanderer Ragnora list piloted by Starkly in the playoffs of the Meltdown League.
As both the strongest general and one with crucial and powerful cards at common or lower Ragnora is an ideal budget general.
Who says you can only play Decimus in Starhorn decks?
Ripper? Decispikes? Double the cancer!
Yet another eggs deck.
Wanderer Ragnora list piloted by Ryvirath in the playoffs of the Meltdown League.
Wanderer Ragnora list piloted by Grandmaster Meziljie in the playoffs of the Meltdown League.
Eggmar list piloted by Niklaren in the playoffs of the Meltdown League.