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City of Traitors
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City of Traitors Discussion
1 week ago
I don't think you can di this with only lands. If you want to get 3RR on turn two you could play Mana Vault. Ancient Tomb and City of Traitors do a good job as well to accelerate your deck...and of course play all mana artifacts for 0 and 1
1 week ago
1 month ago
While Neotrup is correct in that you need the specific mana to cast those, they only linked cards that already have that symbol printed - keep in mind that all cards producing colorless mana are sufficient to pay those costs. Those cards have since been errata'd to reflect this change.
To name a few additional examples:
- previous printings of Sol Ring have had in their text, while newer printings have the updated
- City of Traitors produces the same mana, however never got a recent printing and is therefore still unaltered. The Gatherer image will show the Tempest Remastered "printing", which still has on it, while the oracle text clarifies it's actually
- to also mention a card producing only a single mana, have Mind Stone
Wastes are therefore not any more or less needed than before, because although there are much more efficient colorless mana sources, they have specific qualities - for example, they are a basic land, which means they're the only colorless source you can fetch with an Evolving Wilds. Whether any specific deck needs them therefore depends on the exact circumstances.
1 month ago
Well you have three lands that don't produce any mana and bojuka bog, which you don't just want to play without a reason. This leaves you with 31 lands...and I meant if you don't count sol ring and mana crypt (because that's an auto include anyway) there is no accelerating mana artifact in the deck. Signets, Talismans and everything, that's all just color fixing but not acceleration because they cost more than they produce.
There are 4 cards in the whole deck, which you can possibly play on turn 1: sol ring, mana crypt, swan song, force of will (you don't Need angel's grace on turn 1). I don't think I have overlooked anything. Chances are high that you play absolutely nothing on turn 1.
You have 7 Cards for turn 2 plus 3 mana rocks for 2 mana, so that's 10 Cards in total of which 3 do nothing besides getting 4 mana on turn 3.
As you have no lands that produce more than one mana (such as Ancient Tomb, City of Traitors, Mishra's Workshop, Crystal Vein) this means that you have not even 15 Cards to play in the first two turns and some of these cards are counterspells, so you need a useful target for these as well. The conclusion: you won't play anything of interest before turn 3 at best, which is definitely too slow for stax.
If you Need to get Cards back from your graveyard, stuff like Academy Ruins or Sun Titan is fine as well. There's also Timetwister and the cheap Version Day's Undoing and they also fill the Hand again. I'd even play the colorless planeswalkers karn and ugin over a big eldrazi in a stax deck, simply because you get more for your mana. The Situation you described with cataclysm and kozilek can be achieved with World Queller too, just for less mana.
Why I argue for cutting damping Matrix is because it prevents you from adding a good Combo to the deck. like landofMordor already said, you have no way of quickly ending the game, unless the oppoents concede (which is only realistic when a lock seems to be unbreakable), your creatures and token producing Cards could be useless because of humility (and there are situations in which you can't just bounce or remove humility again if you don't want to lose on the spot) and then you can try to overrun everyone with 1/1s. A noncreature Combo would be perfect in such a deck, but most Options Need an activation of an artifact. Mechanized Production is a reasonable choice if you want to Keep the Matrix, but for everything else it would be stronger to Exchange that one disruptive Card in favour of a Combo.
It also has to be noted that if you play in a meta in which People have a similar Budget available, you won't be able to create anything near a hardlock with this deck. you'd rather think of the strategy as slowing everyone else down so much that you can set up your kill, whatever it is then. forcing the Opponent to concede with this build is not going to happen, unless you either have an extremely lucky draw, or your Opponent has a deck that is several power Levels below yours. tutoring up a Combo after putting some obstacles on the board is definitely going to work, just that you don't have a Combo in the deck yet
1 month ago
You can absolutely shit all over combo decks in Legacy with 12-Post. The key is to play 4 Chalice of the Void and either Trinisphere or Thorn of Amethyst. This requires Ancient Tomb and City of Traitors, on top of the usual 12 posts. Even an Eldrazi list will be lacking without City of Traitors and Ancient Tomb.
Wastelands can further strain your opponent's mana base. Combined with Lodestone Golem and Chalice of the Void, your opponent won't be able to cast spells if they don't have Force of Will or Daze on the spot.
I play 12-Post MUD myself. The hardest matchups are against fair decks like Shardless BUG and Miracles.
While City of Traitors and Chalice of the Void are expensive, no doubt, they're on the cheaper side of Legacy staples. They're certainly cheaper than trying to jump into the format with Underground Sea! I would at least get some Ancient Tombs before you jump into FNMs or even build the rest of the deck. Your land base would look something like:
Your sideboard looks fine, except for the Glacial Chasms. Walking Ballista, Ratchet Bomb, or Spatial Contortion seem like stronger options. Silent Arbiter works wonders as well. If you're worried about the Show and Tell matchup, another Duplicant or Spine of Ish Sah can go far.
1 month ago
First tutor: All the 0 drop creatures into LED.
Second tutor: No Rest for the Wicked
That gets you to Aetherflux a lot faster than 30 life, which is good seeing as it's reasonable to expect to be lower than 30 by turn 4 in a lot of metas.
They're both still good cards, and I'll probably add them in my next revision, but I think the Paradox Engine stuff just adds unnecessary bloat to the deck.
thegigibeast, I'm sorry, but I playtested Ebon Stronghold and Peat Bog, and I just can't stand how they come in tapped. With how much this deck wants to play ramp every turn I think that slows you down more than the 1 extra mana next turn helps you. I'll try out City of Traitors though.
1 month ago
2 months ago
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