Back:It That Rides as One Flip
Creature — Human Knight
First Strike, lifelink
At the beginning of the end step, if you gained 3 or more life this turn, transform Lone Rider.
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Lone Rider Discussion
2 days ago
Just dont nay say, try it. Its simple to get 3 life in a round. So basically its a 4/4 First Strike, Life Link, Trample for 2 mana.
2 days ago
Fatal Push is the new modern killspell- a good replacement for the doomblades. I've always preferred Phyrexian Arena or Dark Prophecy to read the bones, or in a pinch a bunch of Night's Whisper/Sign in Blood. Haakon, Stromgald Scourge allows for Crib Swap and Call the Bloodline shenanigains. Yahenni's Expertise is worth considering in place of languish when it rotates from standard- or Killing Wave if your meta favours swarms. Delirium Skeins is just super effective against control. The main thing I see here is a risk of running out of steam against other midrange running a lot of Blackmail effects, or dying to lightning bolts against aggro. Something like Vampire Nighthawk, Gifted Aetherborn, Dross Harvester, Knight of Meadowgrain or even Lone Rider Flip or Nearheath Pilgrim for the lifegain, or even just Disfigure and Nyx-Fleece Ram sb. Profane Command could be interesting sideboard.
3 days ago
I think going with a life gain style deck would be cool. Things like Lone Rider Flip, Vampire Nighthawk, Gifted Aetherborn and Night Market Lookout are kick ass. Plenty of good angels you can use too. Life gain makes Dismember much more affordable.
Edge of Divinity is great and even better for creatures that are both black and white.
Getting a look at your opponents hand is always great, and making them discard something is good too. Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are your more pricey spells money wise, Duress, Despise, Blackmail are cheaper.
Blessed Alliance has multiple uses and can be used at the same time if you can pay the mana.
Hope this helps mang
4 days ago
2 Questions: 1) What's the plan for flipping Lone Rider Flip? Is it just Blessed Alliance & Essence Extraction because I think that you'd rather play some of that more powerful removal in your sideboard.2) Can you slide in anything that flies to give some evasion for everything with Odric?
Here's one possible solution to both problems: Aethersphere Harvester can do 3 damage of lifelink in the air (Bonus points for also adding lifelink to Odric's abilities, AND Lone Rider can crew the Harvester if he can't profitably attack).
5 days ago
I like the theme, but you're running a lot of subpar cards and don't have enough synergy to justify them. There are some extremely tasty options if you wanted to jack up the price of the deck (Collective Brutality, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, and Drana, Liberator of Malakir being the first that come to mind) but I'm going to assume you want to keep the price pretty low when making my suggestions.
2x Kalastria Nightwatch: Too expensive. We can do better.
4x Nirkana Assassin: There's a much better alternative.
4x Kalastria Healer: We're trimming back on Allies, and this just isn't aggressive enough on its own.
4x Tandem Tactics: Not enough bang for your buck.
3x Untamed Hunger: Pretty underwhelming. You don't want to strap a 3-mana enchantment onto one of your creatures only for it to die to removal, and Rush of Vitality isn't enough backup.
That gives us back 17 cards. I'm gonna focus mostly on creatures since there's a good chance you'll be able to swarm your opponent.
3x Stromkirk Condemned: Vampire synergy and a discard outlet, plus it's great for going wide.
4x Asylum Visitor: Another Madness card, plus it's very aggressive, plus it helps refill your hand.
4x Gifted Aetherborn: Basically a strictly-better Nirkana Assassin. Free Lifelink!
4x Indulgent Aristocrat: Another mini Vampire lord. If you try to keep two mana up whenever possible, you can sac Vampires that are about to die anyway and boost all your other guys.
2x Voldaren Pariah Flip: A strong finisher and a great way to wipe your opponent's board. You'll probably have more creatures than they do so this works out great for you. You can even cast it for its Madness cost some of the time.
I'm sure there are cases to be made for other options (I'd kinda like to stick Heir of Falkenrath Flip, Vampire Cutthroat, and Inspired Charge in somewhere but I'm not sure what to cut) but that should at least get you started. Note: Lone Rider Flip is the first card I'd add if you want to abandon the Vampire theme as it's absolutely bonkers in a lifegain deck. You should also probably run Grasp of Darkness in the mainboard rather than Murder, but that's not a huge difference.
on G/W Ajani
6 days ago
It's unfortunate that she chooses Ajani. Anything Ajani does is satisfied better by combos of Always Watching and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar. Lifegain decks in general also don't do very well, unless their prime focus is is getting Lone Rider Flip flipped. I'd remove Steadfast for always watching in this regard, though Unyielding can stay.
Here's my own lifegain build as an example: Alive in Fire.
I honestly don't know how to improve this beyond staples like Avacyn, Immolating Glare, Stasis Snare and Declaration in Stone. Myself, I'd just scrap the deck and build either Human tribal, Abzan counters or Superfriends.
1 week ago
Freezingfist I really like the idea of adding a play set of Lone Rider Flip as this deck definitely needs some heavy hitters other than an amped voracious wurm. I'd also like to add maybe a playset of Aetherflux Reservoir but don't know if a full set is too much or what to take out.
1 week ago
After playtesting my R/W human aggro deck I found Mimic seems weird in it's slot. Of course, it takes from other vital 2CC creatures. Particularly with humans cuz it kinda has a 2CC lord, Thalia's Lieutenant.
I liked it with red cuz 3rd turn 3/4 Hanweir Garrison is what I was looking for. It's also taken your Lone Rider Flip spot, which sux. I just love the guy! If not running Rider it seems like Blessed Alliance could get cut or reduced for more value/vehicle creatures, spot removal, or even Always Watching looks good.