SalamangreatDiamond I from
Notes & Combos
I made pure Salamangreat my first deck, and got Diamond 1 for the first time! I'm enjoying the variety of combos very much. It's a pretty standard Salamangreat deck based loosely on the new player guides.
I took the advice of the #Salamangreat channel helpers and removed ExCeed, and it's been helping deck consistency significantly - any ExCeed draws were just replacing starters and hand/traps. Bagooska can be made with Jaguar/Falco fairly easily without ExCeed.
You can mess around with the handtraps/staples as much as you want, but I just don't have the UR CP for 3-ofs.
It may be heresy to run 1 Desires, but I'm doing it anyway since the second copy is pretty much always dead. The theory on why 3 Desires is mathematically better doesn't hold up when you compare 3 Desires to replacing a copy with TTT.