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Focus Of The Deck
The main goal of this deck is to complete the Trial of Songhai and summon Hideatsu the Ebon Ox. Once the trial is completed, every minion you summon will deal damage equal to its mana cost to a random enemy. This extra damage gives a large push for lethal. While still completing trial, this deck is very tempo-oriented. Many of the minions in the deck can be used to remove your opponent’s minions while simultaneously progressing your trial. Try to strike a balance between trial progression and board control.
How Do I Play This Deck?
What’s most important is contesting the mana springs. Not only do you establish more tempo by developing larger threats earlier, but you also accelerate your trial completion, which is a valuable win condition.
Most of your higher-costed minions serve to control board. Use these cards to keep a stable board state. Keep in mind the cost of each minion you summon, so you can look for minions of different costs to complete trial. If you’re a newer player, you can keep track of trial progression by hovering your cursor over your general.
If you haven’t completed trial yet, you will want to keep looking for minions that can help complete it. Once you’ve satisfied the trial prerequisites, you can summon Hideatsu the Ebon Ox, and use its Destiny effect to put the game in your favor.
Replace Ox is far from an unplayable meme in terms of competitiveness, but it can be a breath of fresh air as it plays differently from other Songhai decks that are popular on the Diamond/S Rank ladder. This deck is great for players comfortable with the tempo playstyle. But even if this deck doesn’t suit your playstyle, anyone can try it, and there’s nothing wrong with going out of your comfort zone. The space outside your comfort zone is your growing zone. :)
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A Cassyva deck that uses a replace core to control and establish board, then use that board to finish off the opponent with Abhorrent Unbirth.
Part of a series on neutral meme archetypes that can be played (with variable amounts of success) in any faction.
Part 16: Provoke.
For those that like singleton, but dislike Wanderer.
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A Nemeton deck that uses a replace package.
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A slower version of Ebon Ox that only wins post trial where Ash Mephyt deals 3X 5 damage to enemies
Deck played by YerBoiJosh in the playoffs of Meltdown League Season 2.
Ox is a surprisingly effective deck. The secret? Do not run any spells at all, and figure out all the weird quirks.
Do you like playing singleton decks? Do people roar at you for playing wanderer? Fear not! Now you can try a wanderer-style deck with a different trial.