Omens of the Past is out and everyone is excited to brew with the new cards. This list does a little experimenting on a proven formula from last set, Armory decks. Mixing in Primal instead of Shadow to gain access to new weapons and spells like Eilyn’s Choice and Duelist’s Blade, it’s a new spin on the old archetype.


After playing a lot more ranked matches with the deck (currently ~50 matches total), there are additional changes I would test out in the deck. As stated in the video, the Kaleb’s Choice is OK, but really feels like a Tournament Sideboard card, and not a maindeck ladder one so it feels like a for-sure cut. More importantly, from my experience and statistics so far, it appears the meta is shifting back away from brews and more towards a lot of the aggro decks from last set, like Stonescar Aggro. The big problem that lends is that Eilyn’s Choice doesn’t deal with the little creatures they pump out quickly, your weapons are expensive and only hit one creature at a time, and although Harsh Rule is effective it often ends up stuck in your hand until it’s too late and you get burned out – or you just don’t draw one of your four copies. To fix this, I’d try to cut the Staff of Stories and run some Lightning Storm instead. Staff is very good against other midrange and control decks, but I feel the deck is already quite strong against those lists, so you can take a small hit to that match-up to cover the deficiency I see against go-wide aggro lists.


*mouse over any card to see what it does

1 Charchain Flail (Set1 #3)
4 Inspire (Set1 #129)
4 Seek Power (Set1 #408)
4 Torch (Set1 #8)
1 Kaleb’s Choice (Set2 #188)
4 Rakano Artisan (Set1 #312)
1 Talon of Nostrix (Set2 #74)
2 Eilyn’s Choice (Set2 #220)
3 Sword of Icaria (Set1 #315)
3 Valkyrie Enforcer (Set1 #151)
3 Auric Runehammer (Set1 #166)
2 Reforge (Set2 #23)
2 Rise to the Challenge (Set1 #320)
2 Duelist’s Blade (Set2 #226)
4 Harsh Rule (Set1 #172)
2 Staff of Stories (Set1 #234)
4 Throne Warden (Set1 #514)
2 Starsteel Daisho (Set1 #328)
2 Icaria, the Liberator (Set1 #329)
5 Fire Sigil (Set1 #1)
6 Justice Sigil (Set1 #126)
2 Primal Sigil (Set1 #187)
4 Seat of Glory (Set0 #56)
4 Seat of Order (Set0 #51)
4 Seat of Fury (Set0 #53)