How to Beat Infinite Toki in Hearthstone
In Toki, Time-Tinker’s Monster Quest chain, she finds that her Final Nemesis is none other than herself – a malicious version from the future who manipulates time with a myriad of spells, known as Infinite Toki. Her key card, Open the Waygate, is the primary focus of her deck, and she will set about completing her quest in order to put it into action.
In order to best her, you would be best served tracking the progress of her quest, as mandated by Open the Waygate (cast 6 spells that didn’t start in your deck). Once she has completed it, she will be rewarded with the Time Warp card, allowing her to take an extra turn. With this at her disposal, she will activate her Hero Power, Chronoacceleration (give a friendly minion Mega-Windfury. At the end of your turn, it dies). As Mega-Windfury allows a character to attack four times each turn, this combination allows Infinite Toki to go on a frenzy. If you anticipate this is about to happen, hunker down and prepare for the worst – she will readily punish an opponent unprepared for this tactic.
To make things worse, Infinite Toki has Alternate Timeline in her possession, a 10 mana card that resets the game, but does not reset your health. If you have a Counterspell at the ready, you can negate this technique, otherwise you’ll have to ensure that your health total remains high to avoid the reset proving too damaging to overcome. Considering Toki, Time-Tinker’s reliance on the kindness of RNG, a poor redraw basically condemns you to failure.
The best strategy is to ensure your minions remain healthy enough to be able to outlast hers. The First Aid Kit’s passive ability (at the end of your turn, restore 2 health to all friendly characters) can go a long way to keeping your side of the board alive. If you can win the battle in the trenches and dispose of her threats, you can trigger fatigue to whittle her away.
Access to cards like Double Time can be used to your advantage, whether it is to buff your minions further with Anti-Magic Shell, or increase the effects of Molten Reflection on a card such as Ragnaros the Firelord. Otherwise, abusing her resources with Frozen Clone to add powerful minions like Clockwork Assistant can cause her own advances to backfire on her.
Control the board, prepare for her time traveling shenanigans, and you will be able to overcome Infinite Toki’s unorthodox technique.