So, with the HCT tournament just around the corner, the cards that we are going to have access in the first wing have been made public (for regionals purposes). Because of this, I started doing tons and tons of Brewing.
My first brews article had some interesting brews, and you can find them all here:
Since then, I worked pretty hard on some more amazing brews for you guys to play with, but didn’t really had the time to write this article up until now.
But now I finally had time to write more about the other Parlor Brews i’m working on.
So, are you ready for some more amazing Brews to playtest with??
Let’s do this!
A couple of articles ago I talked about the secret Rogue list that people have been playing to high legend that wasn’t made public because these players wanted to keep getting high legend with the list for a few more seasons.
That list was finally made public, with some players claiming to have reached top 100 for 2 and even 3 seasons with variances of this list, qualifying for the HCT tournament because of this.
That list seems to be getting quite the cool upgrade with deadly-fork, and I decided to adapt my version of the list to get the best out of it.
To talk a little about how this list plays out, this list uses all of Rogue’s anti-aggro tools from Miracle but with a much powerful endgame in the nzoth-the-corruptor base deck. At the same time, the list gets a lot more consistent because it actually has more proactive plays than Miracle, so it’s a win-win situation.
Deadly Fork helps this list getting better because it is a proactive play that can also benefit unearthed-raptor and N’Zoth, adding yet another Deathrattle for the deck to make good use of.
I have been playing this deck for quite a lot of games (farming my last Golden hero here, which is Rogue) and I have to say the deck is well rounded up, so it feels extremely hard to find an actual spot for the Fork. I am initially testing 1 Raptor 1 Fork, but I am still not sure the correct build.
Another card that is making an appearance in the first wing of ONK is silverware-golem. The dude is a machine, we all know that. What we don’t know is if the card itself is going to make Discard Zoo possible even without malchezaars-imp.
The Imp, however, is only being released in the last wing of Karazhan, so we have a lot of time to playtest Silverware Golem without the Imp to see the implications.
The biggest point about Discard Zoo is that it opens up for a different strategy than the traditional Zoo we play nowadays, and it might feel good not getting so hard countered by ravaging-ghoul as Zoo is right now.
This build runs no forbidden-ritual+darkshire-councilman combo, instead it focus on the discard factor, trying to make the best out of it.
The deck will obviously get a lot better with the Imp, and the replacement is kinda obvious (swap 1xdark-iron-dwarf and 1xdarkshire-librarian for it), but let’s focus on testing the standalone power of Silverware Golem first.
So we can’t simply forget Mage gets a very powerful tool in this first wing as well: firelands-portal.
The card is amazing, and while Mage is still getting other nice tools in the next wings, we can’t simply not want to play Firelands Portal right.
So, Tempo Mage is a deck that obviously benefits a lot from this card, and while I believe it is not going to end up being the optimal Mage deck when the expansion truly unfolds (about two months after the release), it is the perfect spot for us to playtest the card we want to.
The card is amazing, I don’t think I need to go into any more details regarding how good it is – it even makes faceless-summoner a better card simply because you can curve one into the other. It actually is the only reason why I am not running double flamestrike anymore, and why I am running a Summoner as well – The curving fix the card allows makes this possible.
I know I am still being quite the conservative with the build, but I think it’s good enough as-is for the initial playtesting.
And these are the coolest builds out of the bunch for you guys to playtest!
I kind of saved the best ones for this Premium article, so you guys could get an edge here, but hey, don’t tell anyone about it, it’s our little secret! 😛
Before you leave, I would like to ask for you to please post your playtesting results for all these builds, especially the Rogue one since it’s the one i’ll be working on the most!
Love you guys, thanks for all the support and help you’ve been giving us!
Lots of love,