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Tuesday Brewsday: Yarna, in Constructed!?

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Hey everyone thanks for stopping by and reading/watching my first Brewsday article on Fiveshards! My name is Mark but if you know me already it’s probably as Skullkid on Hex or OG_Marky on Twitch. I’ve been playing Hex since set 5 released, and you may have also heard my voice a few times on the Twoturnsahead podcast. With introductions out of the way let’s get into it.

 

Here is the decklist

Brewsday: Bury?
Champion: Yarna of Lost Voices
Troops (16)

4x Exarch of the Egg
2x Phenteo the Brood Priest
1x Gallows Ghast (Frenzy/Lunacy)
1x Mad Robomancer (Sorcery/Lunacy)
1x Tribunal Magistrate
4x Vampire Prince
1x Ryaalinth the Soulcursed
2x The Librarian

Actions  (16)

3x Transmogrifade
3x Herofall
2x Strangle
2x Blood’s Favor
1x Something Borrowed
2x Culmination in Blood
3x Massacre 

Constants (3)

3x Cult of the Nameless City

 

Resources (25)

5x Sapphire Shard
11x Blood Shard
4x Well of Cunning
3x Blood Ice
2x Sapphire Ice

Reserves (15)

2x Noxious Glory
1x Gemborn Prowler
2x Cheap Shot
3x Withering Gaze
1x Dread End
4x Into the Unknown
2x Runebind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You might be thinking “0h great a tier 3 bury deck”, but with that you would be incorrect. This brew is a control deck with some incremental bury. While bury is a viable win condition with this deck it is far from our main win condition. With the bury we are trying to accomplish a few different synergies;

  1. Fuel our Culmination of Bloods.
  2. Dig into our spiders and terrorantulas
  3. Hope that RNG is on our side and we randomly hit some of the key cards of the opponents deck.

Spiders both large and small are how we typically win a game. Exarchs and Princes are primarily in the deck to help with the aggro match-ups. Admittedly we are still weak to Tork decks and some other MonoRuby archetypes. However we are heavily favored in the mid range and control match ups from my experience so far.

As far as sockets go we are using frenzy/lunacy (speed/bury) in Gallows Ghasts and Mad Robomancer has lunacy/sorcery (bury/random action).

 

Yarna VS Takahiro

 

Well a couple of misplays and a Woken Drokktar later we lost. There were some obvious better line I could have taken in retrospect and typically our deck has performed much better against Takahiro. In this video you will see a Dreamcall which does not appear in the list above. That is because dreamcall was in a testing capacity and has proven to be just to much variance for what we are trying to accomplish.

Yarna VS Dreaming Fox

The current control menace of the format DS Dreaming Fox. This was the deck in mind when this brew was put into action. You can see in this match up how great the cult’s can be. The beauty of our troop package in this matchup is we can easily negate the effects of eldurathan’s glory by taking out our exarchs which are not doing much in this match up to begin with. By doing this it puts us in a spot where we just need to remove the Dark Heart’s and everything else is basically a vanilla troop to us.

 

Yarna VS Tork Slamstyx

Here you can see how important a massacre on curve can be for us. This is a very tough match for us and if not for the misclick in game 3 it’s hard to say we would have won that match. We can only control what we can control and this deck is very capable of punishing mistakes and misclicks alike. I really like how much it can punish greedy keeps.

 

Well after these matches were recorded we exchanged the dreamcall for something borrowed. The deck is still struggling with mono ruby aggro lists and I’m not sure on how to correct that yet. It is a work in progress but the list carried me to cosmic in 24 hours time and is a blast to play. I hope that if you choose to build this and play around with it you enjoy the deck as much as I have. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the deck feel free to leave a comment and we can revisit it next week.

Until next time you can find me at www.twitch.tv/OG_Marky every monday for the arcanum vault with a new brew. Thanks for stopping by and keep brewing!

 

Nikolas Podrasky (Pentachills) can often be found streaming limited and constructed play on Twitch. Not afraid to experiment with less popular cards, his stream offers both an educational and entertaining entry into Hex. Find him on twitter as @Pentachills, or on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/pentachills

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