Strong resilience plays
Can ignore weather easily
Weak to lock effects
Merigold’s Hailstorm is a beating
While metas may shift, Dwarves are always a steadfast presence.The tribe has always had a strength thanks to its ability to carryover large amounts of points between rounds thanks to Mahakam Defender and Yarpen Zigrin. Combined with strengthening effects like Barclay Els, Mahakam Guard, and Zoltan Chivay, the deck can keep more points than almost any other between rounds.
While the deck is strong when it is able to keep its resilient units, that is also its major weakness. Lock and destruction effects have even greater power against Dwarves than most other archtypes, as they are heavy reliant on their resilient units carrying them through multiple rounds. Getting rid of multiple resilient units can be devastating for the game plan.
When a new patch hits, gold weather always works as a check to the meta, and this time is no exception. Vishra’s deck combines the power plays that movement lists naturally have with three round-winning spells. Thanks to the ability of Yaevinn, the deck always has easy forms of access to one of these spells, while the units disrupt the opposition at every turn.
Tkuns takes a unique approach to the movement archtype, eschewing Dwarven Mercenary entirely. Instead he uses Dwarven Agitator to get multiple copies of Dwarven Pyrotechnician, unlocking the power of the dwarf through a full playet of Vrihedd Brigades, Zoltan Chviay, and Geralt: Aard. Francesca adds an unparalleled tutoring ability to the deck, letting him hit the perfect piece necessary for any situation.