From thread: https://forums.duelyst.com/t/miguels-abyss-deck-and-discussion-space/12574/717
In this edition of budget decks, we make one annoying cheap threat after another and wait for our opponent to drown in a sea of stuffz and dispel. Metallurgist into Hailstone, Vale Hunter into Shiro + Lure, Oculus and Tahr give plenty of tempo-positive t1-2 plays that demand some kind of answer. Most of the time it’s correct to bodyblock with Lili and wait for removal, then drop in Primus Shieldmaster, Hailstone and Capricious Marauder (if the board gets cleared). Chakram and Shadow Reflection are used nearer to the endgame (which nowadays starts around 5 mana) to close the game out.
Lightbender and EMP help out a lot against many decks in lower ranks as well as above, and synergize well with Marauder. Even though the deck seems really simple and even somewhat lacking in terms of wincons, it’s a really consistent build that has potential to teach you a lot about positioning. Using Oculus correctly is especially probably the most challenging part of the deck, since played with correct timing, positioning and cashing out it can really trash some otherwise difficult matchups.
One more upside to this deck is that nobody really realizes what it exactly is you’re trying to do, until you’ve already brought the opponent down on hp and minions. WR was 16-4 (80 %) in Silver and Gold.
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Even in the Trials meta, and even on a budget, high-value minions on curve backed up by efficient removal is still a recipe for success. Uses no cards above rare.
Master the center column. Lock your opponent in place and unleash massive amounts of damage.