Have you ever made a deck purely based on the existence of just one card you feel so passionate about? This entire idea came to be all because of me wanting to abuse The List.
It is an incredibly powerful card that pairs really well with multiple strategies. Here I am trying to use The List to either help Miss Fortune to level and get some additional damage procs, or get multiple attacks in with Renekton, allowing him to grow to some insanely high stats and large amounts of Overwhelm damage. I wanted to combine free attacks from Scouts and The List with the power of the Vulnerable Keyword to dominate the mid-game.
So how do we do that exactly? Onto the gameplan!
This deck is a midrange deck with a lot of aggression and a little bit of combo play. We do not trade well on defense, so when it is our turn to attack, we really have to make the most out of it.
We need to utilize both of our champions with Vulnerable to trade extremely efficiently on offense. We want to put our opponents on the ropes as quickly as possible so they have to use more resources for defense. This sometimes leads us to play a bit more combo-y, by setting up big multiple attack turns.
The List really shines here and can pull off some crazy surprise damage, but it is not the only card that has great surprise value. Line ‘Em Up has been a star in this deck. Of course, getting a Burst speed Powder Keg is pretty great with spells like Make it Rain, but the main use I found here is actually with Miss Fortune’s ability.
Your opponent knows when they block that they will be taking 1 damage to all their units and their Nexus, but what if you can Burst-speed add a Keg to the board to bump that damage by 1? All of a sudden negative trades turn positive and you can clear much more of the board. This play alone has won me so many games.
Besides going on about the synergy of our champions and The List, we actually have really great synergy with some of our higher cost drops. Rampaging Baccai has been awesome, as we are typically Slaying at least 4 units by turn 5. He allows us to have a good solid removal card as well as a decent body.
Razorscale Hunter also ties in so well with Scout and access to Vulnerable. And of course, if you know me at all, you know I love The Syren. Boosting the damage of Miss Fortune’s ability with this boat and also being able to dig out Miss Fortune from your deck if you haven’t seen her is great. But the main buff this card got is actually Make it Rain going back to 2 mana because now having multiple Miss Fortune’s is a good thing.
Mulligan tips: Since we are a unit heavy deck, mulligans are pretty straightforward for us. We want a solid early curve for turns 2-4. Our champions are really important, so if we have a 2-drop – we can consider keeping them, but I almost always keep Miss Fortune. If you’re going against aggro, you can consider keeping Make it Rain as well. Typically I will only keep The List if I have a Rock Hopper or Hired Gun plus one of my champions, but that’s a perfect hand and doesn’t happen often.
- Verdict – 6.0 out of 10
Overall this deck has some serious aggressive potential and a ton of surprise value. It is incredibly fun to pilot but of course, has some downsides. One downside is having our hand be bricked by too many Vulnerable cards and not enough attackers.
Another issue is the reliance on our champions. Furthermore, if the game goes on late and we haven’t done a lot of damage in the midrange, our hope is slim. With all that being said, I still find this deck to be competitive and viable – on top of being loads of fun!