Did you know that some Battle Pets are tokens? It’s true; you cannot craft Battle Pets like Dex, Fog, and Oni, and the only way to play them is via Battle Pet generating cards like Razor Skin or Fighting Spirit. If you are aware of this, the goal of this deck should be abundantly clear: using Battle Pet tokens to complete Nemeton’s Trial. 1 mana Battle Pets tokens serve as excellent engines for Nemeton and can pack quite the punch once the Trial is online. Other than that, the deck plays like a fairly standard Nemeton list. Play Walls, play Nemeton, and win.
How to Play
When playing this deck, your main focus should be completing the Trial as fast as possible. That is the primary win-con of the deck, and the reason the Battle Pets are there. Snow Rippler and Gold Mantella are the Battle Pet generating cards of this deck, and even getting a single Battle Pet token from them gives you a substantial head start in Trial progression, as all Battle Pet tokens are 1 mana. Please note that they don’t always pull tokens, however; they sometimes can pull a non-token Battle Pet. If that’s the case, simply replace it. The rest is relatively straightforward. If you have ever played a Nemeton deck before you should have a pretty clear idea. Play tokens faster than your opponent can remove them, and that’s game.
Here’s a quick tip: always play the more fragile tokens last. These tokens include Illusions, Gravity Wells, Treants, and so on. This is because the earlier a token is played, the longer it will have to survive. Obviously, it’s difficult for smaller tokens to do so. Same applies to the Battle Pet tokens pulled by Mantella and Rippler; you should save them for later. You can’t control Battle Pets, so you don’t know when they’ll go flying to their doom.
There’s really no single standard Nemeton list, so players are free to customize the deck to their liking. Here I will detail on the potential cards techs and replacements you can run to fit your playstyle better.
Even outside of Nemeton, Jaxi is a great card. The 1/1 Mini-Jax it creates keeps constant pressure on the opponent, and it progresses the Trial as well. If you want to run Jaxi, I would recommend taking out Thicket Augur or Crystal Wisp. As a side note, I prefer Thicket over Jaxi because Thicket is faster for the specific purpose of completing Trial as fast as possible. But of course, the decision is up to you.
Build minions in their Building form are tokens, and that makes Rescue-RX a decent pick in Nemeton decks. It also heals you too, which is always nice. Again, since Rescue-RX is a 2 drop, I would suggest taking out Thicket Augur or Crystal Wisp if you want to run some.
Like Dowager, Basilysk is a token when untransformed. If you want to run Basilysk, take out 1 Dowager and only run 1. This is to add an element of surprise to your deck and make your Sentinels even more unpredictable. It’s also a fairly strong card on its own, transforming into a solid 5/5 and being quite troublesome to play around.
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After months of mapping Vanar I came up with the deck I wanted. I cracked the Nemeton and created this monster. The deck revolves around stalling, creating baits, trapping and winning by wake/trail. I made it into the top 50 with this deck but it is not easy pilot.
A Nemeton deck I’ve found some success with in S rank by trying to complete the trial ASAP.
Ox is a surprisingly effective deck. The secret? Do not run any spells at all, and figure out all the weird quirks.
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A hybrid between Oak in the Nemeton Trial and classic tempo Faie that seeks to win quickly with Nemeton when ahead but can also burn opponents down when behind on board.
my first take on nemeton, travel light, put the pressure with all the tokens you can handle and drop nemeton for backbreaking terror.