I thought I'd share the Raktaba'an deck I've been using lately.
- Behold the Veil maxed
- Argoreth Flower maxed
- Halting Rebuke maxed
- Gilded Scribes maxed
- Hedge Guardian
- Hedge Guardian - Tank that spawns flowers. What's not to like?
- Song of Spring - More magic generation, with more meat. Let the scribes charge it.
- Word of Unmaking - Annihilate the main threats, or remove your own coins.
- Unstable Runes / Grave Contract / Paper Vipers - More efficient conversion of magic-to-damage, at the cost of targeting.
- Start with judging your opponents start; how likely are they to be able to kill your initial Flowers and Scribes?
- Buy any 2-cost Behold the Veil, and play it (unless very rare circumstances give you nothing better to hold)
- Buy Gilded Scribes, Halting Rebuke, and/or Argoreth Flower in that order of priority. Charge the first Scribe to 3 (unless another one is available the next turn) before playing. The goal is to have one Scribe up behind a Rebuke, and use that to charge new Flowers and Scribes.
- The costs in this deck are very low, so you shouldn't be afraid to charge 2 (or even 3, if they are the correct cards) at the start.
- Later on, when your Scribes are at work, you're better off playing new Flowers and Scribes instead of charging them in hand.
- Buy Behold the Veil whenever you can; at 2-cost it is a straight conversion -to-; at 3-cost you need to charge it for one turn to return the investment immediately. However, whenever you redraw them instead of a coin, you gain big.