YEEESSSS These are some of my favorite builds!
I love how you can play this game a thousand times and A) realize something new about a card you previously thought you knew all about and B) never play the exact same deck twice, especially with how the relics you end up with change everything.
Just had a run with a Dead Branch (gain a random card when you exhaust something), Charron’s Ashes (deal 3 damage to all enemies when you exhaust something), and filled my deck with cards that provide block when I exhaust, prevent block from going away at the end of the turn, and make my skills cost 0 but exhaust them when used.
The end result is I’d have a hand full of 0 cost skills that gave me block or other benefits, exhausting them gave me block and hurt everything, plus would draw me replacement cards, would give me extra cards, many of which would be 0 cost skills, rinse and repeat for ever. I sometime’s had a block of over 300. I never gave Barricade (lose no block at the end of the round) much thought because I rarely had a surplus of block, but oh man sometimes with the right relics, it becomes god tier.
Also, Dead Branch is broken af, but super super fun so I hope it never changes.