Red Tide

Maehv Skinsolder

Category: Diamond+ Deck

Archetype: Midrange

Spirit: 11790

Patch: 1.96

Author: DeathsAdvocate

Submitted: 2018.10.15

Carrion Collector
Lurking Fear

A midrange Dying wish deck featuring both ramp options and Dagona.

I have been playing Duelyst for many years now, the majority of which is S rank with frequent top fifty’s when I have the time to play competitively and occasional top tens. You can check out the rest of my stuff here:

Dagona is a fish with a dying wish, a red tide involves lots of dying fish. It is a card that very rarely sees play, but with the return of shimzar dying wish can now run both Lurking Fear and the new Carrion Collector to really accelerate the deck, between that and a lack of efficient hard removal Dagona actually fits in perfectly here, and is the main thing that separates it from more aggressively oriented lists.

Shimazar also brought back one of Maevs favorite staples back, Gnasher, who fits naturally into a dying wish deck. Between a medium curve and the combination of Nekoma/Desolator ,which, along side ramp are always high priority targets to dig for, the deck rarely struggles with card advantage even though it can vomit it’s hand after a couple ramps. You very rarely want to play more then two Ramp cards as it eats into your hand a bit much at that point, but getting one or two off really let’s you just push out a crazy amount of tempo. The deck avoids expensive dying wish minions because with the amount of transform/bounce based removal running around spending your turn playing a single threat is not very effective, so instead we look for immediate impact like Dagona, or cheap enough that we can play a couple of threats per turn.

Azure Shaman is the real back bone of most Maev decks due to how it works with her BBs. Not only will it buffs things it dies around but it will also buff the newly created husk for a staggering 4/8 for the cost of three mana.

The side deck lets you cover yourself versus artifacts, and has a single copy of EMP as a good catchall. But mostly the side deck allows you to shift gears into a rather different deck, one that I call Deviation, which can be found here:

While teching the deck for either more lategame or more aggression are certainly decently options, I think this one has the perfect balance between early tempo and lategame snowball, complete with healing, dispel, AOE, and some control letting you be prepared for nearly any match up and having the ability to switch gears between aggressive or control as needed.

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  1. I think this is a very nice deck, at first I had trouble switching from CASSYVA to MAEHV but I am starting to get used to the deck and I am enjoying it a lot. Thank you for the help you give I really appreciate it.

  2. I still hang around and play for team wars, and do some deck building here and there, just have not been laddering. Although this is not a place I remember to check, I mostly lurk on forums/reddit.

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