Deathspeaker Geist Warlock

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Hello everyone! I decided to make a deck with guide for one of my favorite and most often played meme decks.

Before we start I have to acknowledge the use of Drakkari Enchanter in the deck and that it is now required for the combo to be discounted enough due to the stealth nerf or correction (however you choose to view it) of Summoning Portal no longer reducing minions to 0 mana if they had been discounted by Thaurassian first (This is how the two cards have interacted since Black Rock Mountain). Anyway, on to the guide.


What is the combo?


General Gameplan:

     You're going to want to stall out the game with cheesed out demons via Voidcaller and Skull of the Man'ari, clearing aggressive boards with Defiles and Hellfires (while hopefully buffing up spellstones for additional survivability), and finding a time when you can safely setup your mana discount play for the combo (this turn is awkward since it is essentially a 9 mana 'Do nothing' turn). Bloodreaver Gul'dan can be an alternate win condition, but honestly you gotta do it for the memes instead of a boring win. I've purposefully drawn out games or made misplays just to instead win with the combo ;P


Mulligan Guide:

Against aggro or midrange mulligan for Defile, Doomsayer, Hellfire (with coin and if it is a token-based deck), Tar Creeper, Voidcaller, and/or Kobold Librarian.

Against control, combo, or otk mulligan for Kobold Librarian, Voidcaller, Skull of the Man'ari, Lesser Amethyst Spellstone, or even Mal'Ganis/Voidlord if you have a mana cheese Voidcaller/Skull in hand already.

Always toss your 6+ mana cards (if you don't have Voidcaller or Skull) or any combo pieces.


Tips & Tricks:

  • Your combo will not work without both Tuskarr Fisherman buffs, allowing Defile to deal 3 damage per proc to kill your board & secure the proc chain, unless you can happen to manage to manipulate your opponent's minion health with Knife Juggler so that stray daggers can whittle an enemy minion down to 2 health. This is good to keep in mind if for some reason you have every piece except the other fisherman and you will die next turn, or if it gets milled earlier in the game.
  • Skull of the Man'ari summons a demon from your hand before you draw at the start of your turn. Since this deck is very life tap oriented for fast cycling knowing this little tip will allow you to sometimes tap up to 10 mana and allow skull to summon a demon from hand without you milling (barring weapon removal of course).
  • As was mentioned in the last bullet point, tap often. This is a massive 9 card meme combo so you're going to have plenty of dead draws. Against match-ups where you can afford to you need to be tapping constantly.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 4 years, 7 months ago

    you don't actually need summoning portal for the combo to work. if you get the emperor to trigger twice than the combo goes like this:

    Knife Juggler, which is 0

    Tuskarr Fisherman, which is 0

    Deathspeaker X2, which is 2 mana

    Necrotic Geist, which is 4 mana

    and Defile, which is 0 mana.

    that all comes down to 6 mana. why is summoning portal even here?

    • LyraSilvertongue's Avatar
      360 383 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
      Posted 4 years, 7 months ago

      Good catch! It was an oversight by me, my bad. Prior to Summoning Portal getting stealth nerfed a few weeks ago I only used Emperor Thaurissan and not the Drakkari Enchanter, but after the nerf even having a tick of Emperor on every combo piece was no longer enough so that was when I added Drakkari.

      You are absolutely right though about not needing the portal. Must have been on auto pilot and not doing my basic head math right when adding the Drakkari in the later version xD

      I will replace the portal and update the guide later today or tomorrow when I get the time :)

      • KANSAS's Avatar
        Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
        Posted 4 years, 7 months ago

        I would probably just add in a Zilliax to the deck. right now I am missing the skull of man'ari, and I just jumped straight for zilliax because he seems like a obvious card to add in any deck. also, the healing has saved my life a couple of times.


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