Phantomas Dragon Edition
With the great success of the Phantomas Deck I present you today the Phantomas Dragon Edition, an optimized version of the deck for ranked play mode.
Here is an example of what can happen when you play this deck:
How to play this deck:
Your early toolbox against all the aggro / tempo decks on ladder are Backstab, Eviscerate, Fan of Knives (especially against secret Paladin), SI:7 Agent and of course Beneath the Grounds, which can swing the game for you in crazy ways - at the risk of the RNG that the Ambush! cards are drawn.
Midgame you have your Twilight Guardian, Azure Drake, Blackwing Corruptor or you can Burgle for more ressources.
When the late game begins, you can open it by playing Grand Crusader to get a big body on board and draw a Paladin card (again, more ressources, with 2x Burgle that's 3 cards advantage). Or, depending on your opponents hero power, you play Sideshow Spelleater. If you are lucky and play against any kind of inspire decks, then hold this card back until your opponent played Justicar Trueheart (this card is most likely in any inspire deck). Moreover, Warriors (except Patron Warrior) tend to play this card.
Chillmaw is very good against Patron Warrior when played at the right time (your opponent had his Emperor Thaurissan turn and it's turn 8+ than there is a good chance that your opponent will one shot you with his Frothing Berserker combo. Make sure he already played both Executes before playing Chillmaw (and of course have a dragon in your hand!).
Your showstopper and comeback combo is 1 or 2 Molten Giant(s) + Antique Healbot + Sunfury Protector when you are below 10 health.
Ysera or Anub'arak can win you games, where as Anub'arak is really great against Freeze Mage / Giant Mage / Majordomo Executus Mage.
When you have the option to play Beneath the Grounds or Burgle then always play Beneath the Grounds first! You play Burgle when you have room/time/mana or don't have any other 3-drop.
Cards who didn't make it in the deck:
- Alexstrasza - well, these words you hear a lot when it comes to specific cards: "too slow for current meta", and that's true in this deck, Molten Giant + Antique Healbot + Sunfury Protector is 7 Mana when you are at 10 life or below and will bring you back with (at least) one 8/8 taunt, 1 3/3 taunt and a 2/3 minion + 8 life = 18 life, where as Alexstrasza is only 1 minion, no taunt and brings you to 15 life.
- Emperor Thaurissan / Preparation - you don't really need the discount in this deck, but you can cut the Grand Crusador if you want
I hope you have fun with the deck.
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