Earlier this week The Dusk Road was released, and we got some amazing new cards, but I as did many other players had some comparable questions. What’s the new decks, what cards are good, and what cards are worth the Shiftstones. Hopefully I will be able to answer some of those questions for myself and all of you.

As cards were being spoiled one card stood out to me the most, Rindra, the Duskblade. I originally assumed this card would be amazing in aggressive style Feln Tempo deck, but I was very surprised when I threw a 4 of in the deck I have been grinding with the most of Feln Control.

Rindra along with a few other new additions to this deck have been giving me far better results than expected. I also want to say how impressed with Strategize and Crest of Cunning I am, both cards give some amazing tempo throughout my games. The plan is simple, control the board, draw cards, and stick some amazing threats that can close out a game quick if not put in check!

2 Seek Power (Set1 #408)
2 Annihilate (Set1 #269)
2 Eilyn’s Favor (Set0 #24)
3 Lightning Storm (Set1 #206)
2 Strategize (Set3 #165)
3 Vara’s Favor (Set0 #35)
4 Feln Bloodcaster (Set1 #386)
4 Wisdom of the Elders (Set1 #218)
4 Deathstrike (Set1 #290)
2 Feeding Time (Set1 #381)
4 Rindra, the Duskblade (Set3 #277)
4 Steward of the Past (Set1 #287)
4 Champion of Cunning (Set1 #371)
3 Withering Witch (Set1 #368)
4 Black-Sky Harbinger (Set1 #385)
1 Azindel’s Gift (Set1 #306)
2 Vara, Fate-Touched (Set1 #307)
6 Primal Sigil (Set1 #187)
6 Shadow Sigil (Set1 #249)
1 Amethyst Waystone (Set3 #201)
4 Crest of Cunning (Set3 #267)
4 Feln Banner (Set1 #417)
4 Seat of Cunning (Set0 #62)

Moving to something a little out of my style but I see amazing potential in is Vodacombo. Talir Unbound and Worldbearer Behemoth gave this deck enough new flavor that I think it could be the one of the best decks in the upcoming meta.

These two new cards give the combo a little more gas and way more explosive power and an amazing way to finish the game with Talir, Unbounds ultimate give you the ability to OTK in a new way than Marshal Ironthorn. I had two cards I did consider for this deck yet, I just felt they would be a bit bulky in this list those being Trail Maker and Fantastic Revelation.

2 Protect (Set1 #132)
3 Seek Power (Set1 #408)
2 Desert Marshal (Set1 #332)
2 Find the Way (Set1 #513)
3 Temple Scribe (Set1 #502)
3 Vanquish (Set1 #143)
3 Voice of the Speaker (Set1 #78)
3 Combrei Healer (Set1 #333)
4 Knight-Chancellor Siraf (Set1 #335)
2 Stand Together (Set1 #334)
4 Sandstorm Titan (Set1 #99)
4 The Great Parliament (Set1 #338)
4 Marshal Ironthorn (Set1 #174)
3 Worldbearer Behemoth (Set3 #87)
4 Mystic Ascendant (Set1 #116)
1 Talir, Unbound (Set3 #93)
3 Vodakhan, Temple Speaker (Set1 #347)
8 Time Sigil (Set1 #63)
7 Justice Sigil (Set1 #126)
4 Combrei Banner (Set1 #424)
4 Seat of Progress (Set0 #58)
2 Diplomatic Seal (Set1 #425)

Finally, I couldn’t forget the aggro players. Set 3 gave us two cards I am a huge fan of, Kennelmaster and Whirling Duo and what better way to use them is to update Rakano Rally. This deck seemed to be a power house right before The Dusk Road released and I think with the addition of these two cards it still can!

4 Fearless Nomad (Set1 #311)
4 Finest Hour (Set1 #130)
4 Grenadin Drone (Set1 #5)
4 Kennelmaster (Set3 #5)
4 Oni Ronin (Set1 #13)
4 Pyroknight (Set1 #16)
4 Torch (Set1 #8)
4 Champion of Glory (Set1 #314)
2 Rakano Outlaw (Set1 #20)
4 Strength of Many (Set2 #73)
3 Assembly Line (Set1 #29)
3 Cinder Yeti (Set1002 #1)
3 Rally (Set1 #33)
3 Whirling Duo (Set3 #254)
7 Fire Sigil (Set1 #1)
6 Justice Sigil (Set1 #126)
4 Rakano Banner (Set1 #427)
4 Seat of Glory (Set0 #56)
4 Diplomatic Seal (Set1 #425)

So, what are your thoughts on The Dusk Road? Did you have any spicy brews and what cards did you overvalue or undervalue? I would love some feedback. Feel free to comment, message me on discord or Twitter @LEVASTRA_ if you have any questions. Thanks for your time and happy grinding!