This isn’t as cohesive an archetype as the others in this series, due to how few build minions there are in the first place, and how different the minions are between factions and even within a faction. The basic package of the two neutral minions gives you a generally worse Azure Herald and a generally worse Sojourner, which aren’t worth building around on their own. The common faction build minion is usually not too strong either. Thus, these decks revolve around the faction’s legendary build minion. If that minion isn’t incredibly powerful on its own, the deck will be midrange and value-based. On the other hand, if you have an especially powerful legendary build minion, the faction may support a more all-in combo version.
In the interests of making a better deck, often you’ll want to run only the stronger one of the two in-faction build minions (i.e., the legendary one). In some factions, it’s even justifiable to forgo Timekeeper.
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- two in-faction
- Lyonar – The version presented above is gimmicky, but you can make decks which are much more competitive by including Titan or Strategos (or both!). Decklists: Titan, Strategos.
- Songhai – An adaptation of standard Kaleos midrange, with a little extra burstiness from Penumbraxx. Decklist.
- Vetruvian – The hope is that by repeatedly wiping the board, you allow the Simulacra to spiral out of control. Decklist.
- Abyssian – Kind of an unique case: Gate to the Undervault is so strong that it wins the game on its own if it finishes building, and hence doesn’t actually require any addition build synergy. However, the other build cards do synergize decently well. Decklist.
- Magmar – actually competitive, thanks primarily to the great mana acceleration. Decklist.
- Vanar – Eyolith is expensive and vulnerable to removal, but the fact that it has an effect while still building gives you something interesting to construct around. Decklist.
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The demons of Undervault are plotting a way to conquer Mythron, and only YOU can help them! Build the Gate, unleash the Demons and become the absolute ruler of Mythron
Seems like you enjoyed my deck when poncho played it ;) You never even played it according to your match history.
For nearly all the decks in the series, I first built and played with them a long time ago. Some lists I updated while in the process of doing the writeup, but I didn’t playtest most of the new additions, so for some of these decks it has been quite a while since I’ve actually played them :)
I certainly didn’t intend to short anyone on credit! In this post, Buildmar is of course a well known tier deck, Gate is an established meme, Strategos Build I first saw someone else playing on ladder (but unfortunately I don’t remember the name – is that you?), and when updating the Songhai list I made reference to the recent discussion thread on the forums. The other lists are original.
All good, it was a weird coincidence, I think. I have never seen anyone playing Monument together with the Windcliffe duo until I did. But it makes sense ofc!
Oh, I see. Yeah, I think this is just an example of convergent evolution. I didn’t spend much space on the individual decks so as to focus more on the archetype as a whole, but transforming Alarmist so as to negate the downside of Protector is a cute interaction. It’s gimmicky, but neat when it works.