Hello Ladies & Gents,
This is a supremely greedy deck with a hefty dust cost. I generally mulligan for: Supreme Archaeology + Plot Twist + another card depending on the opponent's class.
The main synergy for this deck is Augmented Elekk followed by Plot Twist in the late game to duplicate the likes of Dragonqueen Alexstrasza, Bloodreaver Gul'dan & N'zoth, the Corruptor which provides you with both value & card advantage over your opponent.
The early game is Supreme Archaeology on turn 1, generally followed by Life Tap until turn 3 or 4 as you reach 9 or 10 cards in hand. Against aggro match-ups utilise the early game control tools; Defile, Doomsayer, Drain Soul, Dark Skies, Hysteria & Deathlord to whittle down their board & stop yourself from taking too much face damage.
On 4 mana (or 3 if you have the coin) you can play Voidcaller & look to take a significant tempo advantage if you hold one of the big demon; Enchanted Dreadlord, Mal'Ganis or Voidlord in your hand. Equally, Voidcaller followed by a Plot Twist is a solid play as you'll more than likely find a demon whilst shuffling through your deck.
By the mid-game you'll hopefully have drawn a plot twist and you can weave this into your turn if you're lacking resource to answer threats or to cycle through your deck for more proactive plays. Once drawn a plot twist your no duplicate cards will become viable tempo/board control tools; Zephrhys the Great, Kazakus, Reno Jackson & Dragonqueen Alexstasza.
During the mid-game, turns 5-7, you'll likely be between 15-25 health so dropping down the healing cards; Zilliax, Khartut Defender & Reno Jackson ensures you stabilise before you look to take board control.
The late game is focused entirely around value with the following cards providing tempo & board control; Archwitch Willow, Dragonqueen Alexstrasza, Bloodreaver Gul'dan & N'zoth the corruptor.
1) Eater of Secrets - specifically targeting Secret Mage.
2) Grizzled Wizard & Sir Finley mrrgglton - specifically targeting Shadowreaper Anduin Combo.
Other card considerations I've had & switch to depending upon the meta are;
- Armor Vendor
- Mistress of Mixtures
- Dirty Rat*
- Bad Luck Albatross
- Brann Bronzebeard*
- Zola the Gorgan*
- Horde Operative
- Sky Gen'ral Kragg
*The cards above with the asterisks are intended to be used as a part of a battlecry package.
Let me know your thoughts on how the deck performs & any changes you'd make to the deck list.
Have fun & I wish you all the best,