[Deck List] Marakarr's magical super friends.
Hi guys, back again with a new curveball chaos list.
I sat down again with my chaos collection having played with my 4 warrior aggro list and being somewhat disappointed at the inconsistency of it, and while still as enamoured as ever with the Marakarr domination dream (see my previous thread for introduction), this is what I've come up with...
- Marakarr Blood-sky
- Lord of change
- Iridescent horror
- Chaos champion
- Berserker rage
- Chaos runeblade
- Unrivalled battle-lust
- Favour of the gods
3x Bloodfury Wrathmonger
3x Fanatical skullfiend
3x Transmogrifying flamer
3x Slashing screamer
3x Capricious flamer
3x Blood feast
3x Rejoice in Slaughter
3x Blood for the blood god
3x Gift of change
3x Blood hunt
I spent a long time looking at the magical options for chaos, and there's maaaany builds that I see myself trying in the future, fun synergies with lord of change effect and gateway and nuclear magnitude spell damage builds to name a couple. But first and foremost, I want to play with Marakarr, I think her effect is actually rather potent when made more easily accessible, and I've found that actually, if you sit down and reeeally cut back all of the amusing looking distractions (I cant stress how hard this was), a really solid, focused deck emerges.
This deck is theoretically very well rounded. let me break down my thought process to explain why (and if nothing else, check myself for logical flaws)
This is a good spread, with not too many overlaps spreading our resources thin, with the added benefit of chaos having heaps of removal triggers that don't require enemy input/targets. This deck can do it's thing regardless.
remove x 15 (Bloodfury wrathmonger, Slashing screamer, Blood hunt, Blood for the blood god, Gift of change)
last stand x 9 (Bloodfury wrathmonger, Transmogrifying flamer, Fanatical skullfiend)
damage to yourself x 9 (Bloodfury wrathmonger, Fanatical skullfiend, Slashing screamer)
being sustained by:
gain X health x 9 (Blood feast, Blood for the blood god, Blood hunt)
We also gain card advantage through rejoice in slaughter and gift of change.
This deck does a few things very well.
We speed through removal, gaining advantage every time thanks to lining up removing our last words units on their final corners.
We then line these interactions up with rejoice in slaughter, drawing cards to keep accelerating our game.
We make use of high damage potential cards, that often come with the cost of self-damage, and turn that into an advantage. We net gain health while Blood feast is on the field, and easily compensate for it when it isn't with Blood for the blood god.
We can "tutor" for cards to capitalise on our opponents weaknesses with gift of change, all while powering our removal chain. We particularly want to look for casters stuck in a long channel to abuse with capricious flamer, and can cut-short powerful final corner units with "surprise slashing screamer outta nowhere".
For champion deployment, it's critical that our two warriors are adjacent, this is the lynch-pin of our all removal chaining. After that there's not too much to worry about, just play around your opponent's ability to deny deployment, and try to line Marakarr up with a warrior, as it gives us many more removal opportunities.
Whenever possible, play spells that use their corner value (not fixed value effects) on lord of change. This will allow his effect to boost the result by one on it's last corner. This means crazy turns like drawing 6 off of Rejoice in slaughter is quite possible (and wonderful), as well as massive healing combos with Bloodfeast + Bloodfury + anything else you can do damage with.
Summon daemon - This would allow us to recycle our units, and also to make use of a third lane for our removal shenanigans.
Frenzied bloodreaver - Synergises well with having a half daemon list, probably too slow though.
Insatiable bloodreaver - Excellent in the removal chain, only requires a 1 turn before wanting to be removed itself, possibly too low impact at 3 damage?
Gaze of Khorne - Alternative to Blood for the blood god, however, we don't have very many high value corners to want to dupe.
Scorn of sorcery - Excellent card for triggering Marakarr's quested final form, but slightly too situational.
Furious strike - As above, as we are running two casters, more often than not we will have 2-3 slots filled, making this sub-optimal.
Infernal gateway - Amazing with lord of change, then tutoring for two units to put into play. However, the removal is the focus, which on this card is very hard to land, and acts more as a deterrent, which is too slow for this deck.
Flow of chaos - Amazing counter card to healing spam. Very situation however.
Thanks for taking the time to read, hopefully this will inspire you. Please leave your feedback in the comments, I'd love to know what you like and what you'd change!
Until next time,