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: The next time an unblocked creature of your choice would deal combat damage to you this turn, prevent all but 1 of that damage.
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2 days ago
Thanks for the suggestions Quicksilver!
Thalia will most likely be making an appearance in v2 of this deck. I've playtested it several times and there's more misses than hits. When it works it really works. The problem I'm facing is the continuous life loss and being hated out of a game because of the stax cards, mainly Humility .
I'm planning on putting in more pillow fort cards like Forcefield instead of stax. Either way, I need at least a little more life gain and more consistency. I need to hit up another GP and trade up for a Cruel Tutor , Grim Tutor , and Imperial Seal .
If anyone else wants to throw some suggestions and ideas at me, please do!
1 month ago
Thanks for the comment Patolea. It is inspiring to hear that Marchesa is an international phenomena.
As for the Forcefield, I am not sure I run it because it is great, or because it is a rare and super fun card, and I have one. It can be replaced without much loss of function.
2 months ago
Thanks for your comment:)
Blacker Lotus literally tears up the competition so when I boost my budget I will add it for sure!!
2 months ago
3 months ago
Wonderful deck - precociousapprentice thank you for putting in the time and effort into putting it all together and including such a detailed write-up.
I made a very similar version based on yours and have been playing it for a few months now.
A highlight was going 1v1 with a highly tuned Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deck that was worth a small fortune. He played 4 or 5 permanents on turn one! It looked like he was going to run away with the game, but I hit him with Virtus the Veiled + Suspicious Bookcase. It still looked like he was going to run away with the game until I slowed him down with Kambal, Consul of Allocation. It still looked like he was one draw away from victory until I played Solemnity and Dark Depths and took the victory. My hands were sweaty at the end. We even drew a crowd of onlookers anxious to see who would win.
My advice for others interested in building this: Righteous Aura is a great budget substitute for Forcefield, imo. This has been mentioned before, but is buried in these comments. I've also gotten a lot of mileage out of Whispersilk Cloak, both for the shroud and unblockable.
3 months ago
Emergency comment in case you haven't discovered this interaction I found testing some of your new cards tonight: Delaying Shield + Mirage Mirror allows you to pay 2 to prevent all damage for the turn. You can make the mirror a shield, stack triggers so that the mirror shield gets the counters, then the mirror will go back to normal before your upkeep and the counters will never be removed. Great for those of us that can't afford Forcefield ;).
3 months ago
Thanks for the comments. I've made some changes in the last several months to slim it down and give myself more early plays, but this list doesn't reflect them yet. I've been slacking off with updating my decklists here and I'd be surprised if more than half of them were actually accurate at this point.
In terms of good early plays: based on the last couple times I've played it, I think the deck still needs some more work beyond what I've already done. The trick is finding creatures at that cost with either a meaningful immediate board impact or some quality that makes them difficult to get rid of. Red's options for gaining or regaining card advantage are limited, and it's critical for a deck to have those capabilities in multiplayer and/or longer games.
4 months ago
+1! Like the description and the name, kind of counter-intuitive. Do you think that No Mercy could fit, I originally thought it would be out of the budget, but then I saw Forcefield and that is $200+ 2nd Edition, or around $4495 otherwise.