Aldora Forge

By: Lyra
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Posted: 5 months ago
Outdated (FrostSpark patch)
Crafting Cost: 26100crystal
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Midrange deck playing around Ratway Prospector, Aldora the Daring, Treasure Map, Battlemage's Onslaught, Corsair Ship, and Wrothgar Forge.

While I consider the deck to be midrange, its tempo will vary greatly depending on what you draw. In many circumstances this deck will feel more like a control deck. That being said, its primary victory conditions are just finding or building large creatures that require a disproportionate response by the opponent, which I would say is the definition of a midrange deck.

Creatures like Ratway Prospector, Aldora the Daring, and Voice of Balance all have somewhat intricate requirements before they become threats, but once their needs are met they become very cost efficient threats.

Both Corsair Ship and Wrothgar Forge will individually satisfy the requirements of Voice of Balance other provided you have used an action (likely). They also fulfill the support requirements of Ratway Prospector and Aldora, albeit only if drawn after these creatures are put into play.

Battlemage's Onslaught and Treasure Map together will completely fulfill the needs of Ratway Prospector and Aldora. While this does require finding all three of these cards at the right time and in the right order, the goal is to fulfill multiple of these needy creatures at the same time. Doppelganger is the easiest way to achieve this. Note that multiple Aldoras will buff the same Skywag.

Silent Pilgrim can find Battlemage's Onslaught, Hand of Dagoth, or Merric. The good news is that all of these are very powerful cards, the bad news is that they serve very different functions, so there's some inherent inconsistency when using the Pilgrim.

Rapid Shot and Shadow Shift both help improve the House deck's consistency and provide cheap actions to trigger Voice of Balance's action requirement in advanced of finding him and a support.

Giant Bat greatly benefits from the random items generated by Plunder, Battlemage's Onslaught, Merric, and Wrothgar Forge.

The deck's more conventional midrange threats don't appear until 5 magicka, including Blood Dragon, Hand of Dagoth, Cradlecrush Giant, Belligerent Giant, and Vigilant Giant. These can help close out a game in which you cannot transform Ratway Prospector, Aldora, or Voice of Balance. They are sort of get out of a jail cards, where you backpedal from the convoluted nature of the needy cards and just go kill your opponent.

In the event that you cannot run over your opponent the deck retains significant longevity thanks to Wrothgar Forge. This support turns any creature you topdeck into a potential threat, giving you lasting winning chances.

The deck is a little expensive, so if you're missing any of the cards let me know and I can offer possible substitutions.

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