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As an additional cost to play Fling, sacrifice a creature.
Fling deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to target creature or player.
I helped my friend build a similar deck that's similarly scary.
Fling Is really good for this strategy too. Another card that's surprisingly awesome in this kind of deck is Grafted Wargear . Your creatures die in 1 turn anyways, so who cares about that unattach trigger?
Fling is the best way to sac this guy. - May as well do 10 damage as it wipes the board. :)
Steel Golem has the same ability as Grid Monitor, but cheaper to play and less of a threat to handle. I'd put some thought about adding in Fling , Ghostly Flicker is a card to consider, Culling Dais for draw, and my personal favorite, Jinxed Idol . Watch your opponent rage :D
I like your take on the creature theft gimmick, especially with blue +1. Take a look at mines with R/B: Let Me Just Take Your Creatures ($5 Budget Deck!)
I've been working on a very similar deck, except mine doesn't quite have enough ramp, so I'm using yours for inspiration.
Have you thought about cards like Eye of the Storm , Possibility Storm , or Teferi's Realm ? The latter can be used to shut down opponent creatures or artifacts, whereas the first can be used to your advantage as you should have the most instants/sorceries in the game. I also like Bosium Strip and Mnemonic Wall for replaying cards from graveyard.
I've been running mine with cards like Thieves' Auction , Hive Mind , and Conjured Currency for extra shenanigans. I've been using the Spellheart Chimera / Runechanter's Pike + Fling thing as well for extra damage, it might work well in this deck but might not, you do run more artifacts than I do. Leyline of Punishment works really well for my meta; if yours is similar I'd consider it. Speaking of, Leyline of Anticipation is great too.
I took this deck to a local standard tournament and I won 8 out of the 10 games that I played and came in 4th out of 10 players. I feel like that's pretty good for a deck that has only two rare cards. (if you swap out the two Chandra's Phoenix for two Guttersnipe it would have zero rares and might even work better)
When I play casual and don't need standard, I swap out Traitorous Instinct and Portent of Betrayal for Mark of Mutiny and Traitorous Blood . They cost 1 less and make it easier to get the combo off. I also get 4 Fling rather than Bubbling Cauldron and Chandra's Phoenix because when you steal big creatures, it's nice to do big damage.
emask Thanks! I actually got a burn deck that's built around using Act of Treason , Traitorous Blood , etc and then Fling ing them for extra damage/removal. I don't think that I want to necessarily add more of those cards here, though. I just want something to pump up Scourge of Skola Vale . Might choose to lose Mage Slayer for more burn though. shrug
|Avg. draft pick||6.67|
|Avg. cube pick||12.04|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Planechase 2012 Edition||Common|
|2012 Core Set||Common|
|2011 Core Set||Common|