Unlike the “vanilla” keywords, Dying Wish minions do a lot a different things, which makes them difficult to build around. In the factions that support the keyword (Vetruvian, Abyssian, and Vanar), it’s possible make decks filled with mostly Dying Wish minions combined with the in-faction synergy cards. However, there is one piece of neutral Dying Wish support that provides a clear direction to build around: the keyword “lord” Unseven. If your only other Dying Wish minions are powerful and expensive, Unseven provides incredible tempo and the best mana-cost cheating available. This plan still works best in the factions above, but is somewhat viable in other factions as well when combined with other synergies such as resurrection effects.
For the Unseven approach, these are the biggest and best minions to cheat into play.
- Azure Horn Shaman
- Void Hunter
The best of the smaller Dying Wish minions, for “tribal” builds.
If you can afford to run few early-game plays, Keeper of the Vale and other resurrection effects work well with the Unseven plan to keep the big minions coming.
Lyonar – A controlling list that seeks to get value out of resurrection effects (although sadly, Vale Ascension is bugged and fails to work half the time). Decklist.
Songhai – The Unseven approach kind of fits into an Ebon Ox deck. Decklist.
Abyssian – The strongest deck utilizes all the amazing in-faction discounting cards, which allows for very strong go-wide combo builds. Alternatively, you could cheat out the powerful big Dying Wish minions. Decklists: Wide (credit AlphaCentury), Big (credit Miguel)
Magmar – While Magmar doesn’t officially support the keyword, they have their own form of Dying Wish in Rebirth. This build is a high-curve egg deck that highlights your minions’ resilience to removal by running multiple sweepers. Decklist.
Vanar – The above list uses Unseven combos to make your big nesting minions even more recursive. Alternatively, use the in-faction Dying Wish granting effects for undying token swarm. Decklist.
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Cheat some mana. Drop big Stuff. Spin to win.
Deck played by PonchoMango in the playoffs for Meltdown League Season 2
Sac your Oserix for big payoff.
A Dying Wish Deck that utilizes Unseven and high costed Dying Wish minions to bully your opponent into submission.
A midrange Dying wish deck featuring both ramp options and Dagona.
Divine Bond list piloted by TheMightyBaloon in the playoffs of the Meltdown League.
A combo deck which uses Dying Wish minions and Cascading Rebirth to generate insane amount of values.
Insanely expensive turn 2 Dagonas!
Part of a series on neutral meme archetypes that can be played (with variable amounts of success) in any faction.
Part 16: Provoke.