Enchant creature with another Aura attached to it
Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has first strike, vigilance, and lifelink. (Whenever it deals damage, its controller gains that much life.)
Sorry to double post but a few questions more.
First. I have a pretty good idea now what Hexproof auras budget and non-budget look like. I still have a few questions but by and large I think I get it. Hatebears, aside from knowing it's a G/W deck full of creatures that slow your opponent down, I'm lost.
What's the expensive cards and would a budget version work while I build up to a more competitive version.
At this point I'm pretty fixed on the hex proof aura's. Everyone seems to agree it's more fun and very effective with only a handful of weaknesses. I haven't had a chance to play a lot of modern yet but that sounds like a great place to start off in the format.
I mean if I'm being honest here, the Rock deck sounds fantastic but there's not really a remote chance of me spending $2,000 on a deck when I could instead be putting that towards my student loans. A few hundred over the course of a few months. No biggie. A couple thousand... I did that this year already and it was for a car.
Soul sisters is also if interest, but I would have to get a playlet of Ranger of Eos and a playset of Serra Ascendant That's close to $100+ just there. The great thing about Hexproof auras is that the majority of the deck is composed of cheap commons and uncommons. I can run a budget version that is nearly as effective as the unbudgeted edition.
Already talked about my problems with RDW. Just comes down to it, between the time I started considering it and now it's soared to the same heights as Soul Sisters. We're talking over $100 to make it effectively.
So I might try a budget version of all these, but it really looks like the teeth of soul sister is pulled without the ranger and the ascendent. RDW's only real creature is 20 bucks a pop. The only thing I would need to do for the Hexproof auras is buy 2 more Kor Spiritdancer and 2 more Path to Exile and then pick up a few Keen Sense + then grab a Daybreak Coronet whenever I could. Sounds like a workable plan to me.
GlistenerAgent. Infect is indeed very similar to Hexproof Aura's in terms of consistency. Infect is strong in the sense that with a perfect hand you can beat the opponent turn 2, but a decent blocker can easily prevent that. In the case of blocks Hexproof would still leave you with potential life gain if you do not have trample in place yet. Spirit Link is a good addition as mentioned, but I wouldn't add more than 2 because you still need a good ammount of 1+1 buffs for your Bogle or he be blocked and die. And you don't want that.
But the real difference between the decks is that Hexproof has card draw. In my opinion this makes it a lot more consistent over Infect decks. Its very hard for an infect deck to get back into the game if things don't go exactly according to plan. I've had it happen sometimes that maybe an Ethereal Armor and a Daybreak Coronet got countered, but you play a Keen Sense or a Kor Spiritdancer and with some luck you will be back in the game in one or two turns. Playing infect, it's all or nothing. Playing Hexproof, it's nearly all.. or nothing.
Well jraynor, what people are saying that you absolutely need Daybreak Coronet and Kor Spiritdancer to win is not true at all. You will win games with a budget version of this deck, especially at your local FNM. If you go to a Grand Prix.. Maybe you will want to have the expensive cards, but personally I really don't like when a casual player is being told "You can't win unless you build a 500 dollar deck!" straight off the bat. I played games against decks like Jund where I never drew into a Spiritdancer or a Coronet and still kicked major bum. What Glisteneragent said is true, don't splash other colours in this deck. It's a bad idea especially in a phase where you are still building the deck.
Bogles is an inconsistent deck that I would most accurately compare to Infect (the decks are very different, and one of those differences is that Infect is the more successful deck). You need one of your ~11 creatures, as well as some enchantments and lands. It's bad against decks playing Liliana of the Veil generally speaking, as well as decks with disruption (discard spells, counterspells) and wraths like Anger of the Gods or Engineered Explosives .
Daybreak Coronet , Ethereal Armor are the big hitters. Rancor and Unflinching Courage or Spirit Mantle are also strong. I think Keen Sense and Kor Spiritdancer are the best cards in the deck, because card advantage is very good.
Budget would likely play Spirit Link /Spirit Loop for the more powerful enchantments, and Silhana Ledgewalker for Kor Spiritdancer if that's a problem. Fetchlands can be replaced with Brushland s and Sunpetal Grove s, though note that not having easy access to Dryad Arbor makes you that much worse against LotV.
Sigarda costs five mana, so she isn't a great fit. The Bogles deck plays at most four copies of a 3-drop, and you want to be casting multiple enchantments in a turn if possible.
Burn is a strong deck, and both are decks that can have their moment in the sun in the right places. It really comes down to which deck you want to play and which one you think will benefit the most from play experience, because in Modern knowing your deck is very important. I am predominantly an Infect player, and while the deck is considered somewhat weak overall my experience with it has allowed me to tune and play my deck to great success.
This is coming from someone who has played hexproof in the Modern format for around one year now. You can check out the cards I use here. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/marks-hexproof-modern/ I recently completed my deck in RL.
What I can tell you is, the playset of Daybreak Coronet are expensive, but also very good so depending on how serious you are with the game and your financial situation you could pick some up. The best budget replacements imo include Shield of the Oversoul , Unflinching Courage and Spirit Mantle If you put some of those cards in your deck it will also be TOUGH to handle for your opponent.
If you don't want to spend cash on the playset of Kor Spiritdancer you can replace them with Silhana Ledgewalker or Hero of Iroas when we could still use Hexproof in standard the Hero actually won me a lot of games, but now this archetype isn't viable anymore due to the rotation of Gladecover Scout .
The biggest weakness of Hexproof is the fact that YOU, as a player are not hexproof. This translates to pretty much two big threats.. A turn 1 Thoughtseize on your bogle or a burn deck spiking you before you can get your bogle/lifegain up. This is why I like to run 4x Leyline of Sanctity in the sideboard. Also expensive but worth it.
I never played RDW, but I can imagine Hexproof to be a whole lot more fun! It's also a very good deck, and if you are not very experienced in modern, it plays pretty straightforward. Note that I did not buy this deck all at once, you can just save up and buy perhaps a coronet here and there.. Then maybe a Leyline and upgrade from there.
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Go RDW.... It might be a little boring, but it will win you games. Once you learned how to play competitive, you can start making homebrews! :S
If you still wants to play Bogles, Sigarda, Host of Herons doesn't have a place in the deck. Your high drop can only be 3 CMC... :D
If you get the right hands, it can take out many T1 decks.... But it really lacks consistency.... You need to have a single creature, enchantments and about 2 lands in your opening hand... :D
Budget? It can be made budget.... But it just won't be competitive.
Other variants? Hm.... Splashing blue for Aqueous Form ? Splashing red for.... Argh.... That 2 drop red enchantment, that gives +3/+0 and can only be blocked by 2 or more creatures? :D
I'm a new player. Been playing kitchen table magic for the past 6 months and am looking to join my local gaming community with the release of Khans. I've got ongoing standard and edh projects underway and am considering whether or not modern is a format I should jump into as well.
So I was really interested in running a traditional RDW but then the cost of Goblin Guide blew up. Now that it's not such a great budget option I'm expanding my search and considering / hexproof auras.
How does this archetype stack up against the competition?
What cards do you consider essential to the deck's success?
Are there any exciting variations of this deck out there?
What's the best way to run a budget edition of this deck?
Does Sigarda, Host of Herons have a place here?
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