I used to think Master was junk, but after playtesting it against a monoblack aggro, I think it's the best card in the deck. Often times I lose just to the Master.
The little cards can be dealt with. You play a 1/3, and you can prevent all the 2/1s from attacking.The clock that master puts you on is so short, and if you're playing against a B/W or B/G deck, they can run protection from the master, so yeah, you'll draw a card trying to kill it with an instant on their turn, but they'll have mana to protect it.With Herald, I can at least race. 2 damage a turn is something I can deal with, and I can often just kill it with Bile Blight, Ulcerate, or Lightning Strike efficiently. I can't always do that with the master.
There's probably no creatures that come out early enough to control the master in standard. Arbor Colossus is a good card and it can trade with the Master. But it's 5 mana. If your opponent gets to swing even once before the Master dies, it'll trade 1 card for 5 damage. That's a pretty good trade for aggressive decks.
Bestow can be an upside or a downside. There's a lot of Theros hate in standard right now. This is something WotC always does, hating on the previous block. Cards like End Hostilities, Back to Nature, Silence the Believers, Erase, Deicide, and Hubris really punish you for playing a bestow. Some of them more than if you'd just played Master.
Watch out for Back to Nature buddy, it will be your undoing with a deck like this.
farjunojr I was considering Rabblemaster but don't have any and had trouble finding the proper spot for it. I'm not yet sold on full 4 Purphoros, so maybe I should take one out, along with the Reclamation Sage and maybe the second Polukranos for 3. Have you used rabblemaster in a similar build to much success?
DiEaBoLiK I've foregone the Genesis Hydra in favor of Hooded Hydra which feels like it has more synergy to me, it does well with rattleclaw and purphoros and holds up well to control. About the Revelry, I wanted 3 "destroy target enchantment" effects in my side, and then I looked at my list and realized I had no enchantments myself and could use Back to Nature, which is so much better against Constellation themes, however I like the damage on Revelry as well so I split it.
Not running white or black you need a better board wipe than anger which is why I believe you are missing so much without AEtherspouts also I believe that Back to Nature could be hugely helpful especially if constilation is in ur meta
I know this deck is only budget but if you plan on playing fnm you should really put some thought into a side board. Your going to play more games with your sideboard in your deck then out so start working on that right away with Back to Nature
No Nissa, Worldwaker? Gives you something to do when you have to much land if you need to find something to do with it
Also Idk ur meta but in mine a copy or two of Unravel the Aether always helps with gods
Also I have to play a few constellation decks(junk reanimator) or I always find Back to Nature in my SB fantastic
|0.04 TIX||0.04 TIX|
|Avg. draft pick||11.48|
|Avg. cube pick||5.28|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|2011 Core Set||Uncommon|