Tonight's daily quest was to summon 40 minions with cost under 2 mana, and I considered carefully how to approach this.
The TINY BEASTS deck was designed to accomplish this goal. It was not, initially, planned to win games, although I did include cards that worked well with UTH because of good synergy with low-mana beasts.
Competing at the one-star Diamond level, I won four out of the five games I played with it, but MORE TO THE POINT, I COMPLETED AN ANNOYING DAILY QUEST!
Since 1 and 2 mana minions can leave you starved for cards to play in mid and late game, I included a ton of card draw:
2x Novice Engineer
2x Cult Master
2x Starving Buzzard (also, of course, a low-mana beast)
Then, of course, the stars of the attraction, the TINY BEASTS:
2x Stonetusk Boar
2x Timber Wolf
2x Young Dragonhawk
2x Bloodfen Raptor
2x Dire Wolf Alpha
1x Ironbeak Owl
2x River Crocolisk
2x Scavenging Hyena
And finally, since I was at this point out of low-mana beasts:
2x Animal Companion
Playing the deck:
Other than pursuing a turn 7 UTH blitz with well-synergized 1- and 2-mana beasts, my early goal was to push card draw as early as possible, use Starving Buzzard to draw more cards on new beasts and Cult Master to convert the rapidly dying beasts to even more card draw, and basically just relentlessly nibble at the edges of my opponent.
Very aggressive card draw leads to running your deck out of cards somewhere around turn 9. If they're not dead by then, the clock is ticking!
With minion mana costs so low and card draw so rapid, a couple Blizzards or Flamestrikes are survivable. However, a mage who's running a lot of AOE can shut this party down in a few turns, leaving you out of cards and with no minions. C'est la vie! Nobody said this game was for wusses!
And, remember, it doesn't matter who wins or loses AS LONG AS YOU GET YOUR DAILY QUESTS DONE!
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