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Dune Beetle Discussion
on dark forest2
2 days ago
Hey there! This looks like a great start to your first Magic deck! Welcome to the game, and to tappedout.net!
First of all, I would recommend reducing your deck size to the minimum - 60 cards. For every card you add over the minimum, it reduces your chances of drawing your best cards. I get that this might be hard to understand - if I add more cards, wouldn't my deck get better? However, let's say that Oracle's Vault is the best card in your deck. (This is just an example, your best card could very well be something else.) With a 105-card deck, you have a 1/105 chance (0.95%) of drawing Oracle's Vault. With a 60-card deck, however, your chances of drawing Oracle's Vault rise to 1/60 (1.7%), almost doubling your chances of drawing your most powerful cards. In any case, I'd take out the following cards:
- Stinging Shot
- Ruin Rat
- 2x Scrounger of Souls
- 2x Giant Spider
- 3x Rancid Rats
- 3x Dune Beetle
- Horror of the Broken Lands
- 2x Rottenheart Ghoul
- 4x Tattered Mummy
- Stinging Shot
- Gift of Paradise
- Trespasser's Curse
- Edifice of Authority
- 2x Luxa River Shrine
- Farbog Revenant
- Hooded Brawler
- Midnight Scavengers
- Destined / Lead
- Painful Lesson
- Faith of the Devoted
- Dead Weight
- Festering Mummy
- 2x Final Reward
- Horror of the Broken Lands
- 3x Without Weakness
- Khenra Eternal
- 4x Forest
This should make your deck a little more consistent, and hopefully a little more fun as well. In any case, I hope you have an excellent time playing Magic!
4 weeks ago
Hey guys - just entered a draft league. They let us pick up 4 packs to start (2 ANK, 2 HOU) and build 30 card decks from there. I think I got the short end of the pulls. Especially when I look at the awesome (frustratingly so) pulls that my GF got, who is even more of a newbie to the game. Anyway, this is what I put together:
Creatures Frilled Sandwalla , Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Naga Vitalist, Dune Beetle , Wretched Camel, Ruin Rat, Bitterblade Warrior , Sidewinder Naga , Ornery Kudu , Giant Spider , Bitterbow Sharpshooters
The idea that I had was to go BG for tossing -1/-1 with Vizier, and having some creatures and pumps. Splashed U for milling.
What else did I pull? Garbage, I think. White was especially thin, which is sad because it's one of my favorite colors.
Blue Strategic Planning, Spellweaver Eternal, Labyrinth Guardian , Ancient Crab , Eternal of Harsh Truths, Tragic Lesson, Illusory Wrappings , Shimmerscale Drake , Striped Riverwinder, Open Into Wonder
Aftermath Onward / Victory
Now, my list of cards is recorded at the store, so I can change the deck but obviously cannot add any cards from elsewhere. I'm wondering if I shouldn't have featured Red in the deck, maybe just cut my losses and went RG to keep it simple. Can anyone help me out? It's fairly casual, but I don't really want to get my head caved in for the next two months of MtG.Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
1 month ago
I came 1st at my LGS for the Sunday arvo prerelease.
I cracked Liliana, Death's Majesty, which means I've now opened a playset of them, including a foil.
Shame I've not really got anything I can do with them.
I also opened Bontu's Last Reckoning, so I was going to play for sure.
I had a couple of Creatures, and a few decent Creatures, so I decided to play
The last match was the most interesting. I was playing off against my partner StuBi for first place.
I got there in the first game because I had fliers and he didn't.
In the second game I got him down to 2 life, but then he got out a Creature with Lifelink, and a lot of big fatties, and overwhelmed me.
In the final game I was doing a couple of direct damage to him each turn, but we both had lots of fatties out and were at a standoff.
I had been using Lili's +1 quite a lot, then fishing Creatures back out of my Graveyard with her -3, so I had almost milled myself.
I looked through my Graveyard and realised that I hadn't seen Bontu's Last Reckoning yet. I also had a Creature with Eternalise in the 'Yard.
He got Apocalypse Demon on the field.
Unfortunately he never got another Creature out.
I got Dune Beetle out as well, and was able to chip down his last bits of life.
I killed him with two cards left in my deck.
2 months ago
I think you'll need more removal. The 2 Never is not going to be enough. You have a bunch of counters, but what happens if someone slips something through? You need some package of Fatal Push, Grasp of Darkness, To the Slaughter or maybe even Essence Extraction. You can replace some of the creatures you have that don't do much... like the Dune Beetle, Scribe of the Mindful, or Baleful Ammit. They take the mana you would use for counters and removal.
Also, keep in mind that Kefnet's Monument doesn't tap the creature it targets, it just says they don't uncap next turn. I just found this out myself when playing with it in a sealed deck. If you already knew- great- but I just thought I'd mention it.
Hope this helps.
4 months ago
Amonkhet 3/31/17 Show
- Ancient Crab
- Angler Drake
- Aven Mindcensor
- Canyon Slough
- Cursed Minotaur
- Dune Beetle
- Fetid Pools
- Giant Spider
- Graceful Cat
- Hyena Pack
- Impeccable Timing
- Irrigated Farmland
- Mighty Leap
- Prowling Serpopard
- Renweed Faith
- Scattered Groves
- Sheltered Thicket
- Sixth Sense
- Tattered Mummy
- Trueheart Duelist (adding to AKH soon)
- Unwavering Initiate
4 months ago
Cards we have in the database from Amonkhet thus far:
AKH as of 3/27/17 Show
Enjoy! Can't wait to see what today brings!