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thePESSIMIST: Unfortunately, I still think Archangel of Thune comes out too late for it to be in the deck. If I were running orzhov or Junk or something with more access to removal, I could probably afford to run her as one of my bombs, but sadly that is not the case :(
To all those who mentioned testing with me on Cockatrice, I'm totally down. My username is Spootyone just as it is on here. It'd be cool if we could somehow get a small group together that can test with each other on there. Especially since I have a tendency to dislike playing against a ton of randoms.
Matsi883: I agree. Now, when I've faced both of my versions of the deck against each other I find Scion of Vitu-Ghazi to be a complete game changer (If there's an elemental token on the field), but unless I remove a lot more stuff I definitely think He'll stay out.And I saw you mention on my deck about the whole Plummet thing, but I'll still give my two cents in saying that the card is awesome. It hits Desecration Demon , Nightveil Specter , Chandra's Phoenix , Stormbreath Dragon , Cloudfin Raptor , and the rest of MUD's one drop fliers. I love getting to board it in.
sewellius: Funny you mention that because I actually did already remove Polukranos, World Eater haha. I found them to ultimately be unneeded. And for right now Ajani, Caller of the Pride seems to be a much more suitable choice as a two-of. I may also add in a third copy of Rootborn Defenses main board, but I'll need to do some testing first to see how much I'd need that.
Tainted_Light: Why choose? Find room to run both! And then if you find that you just need one of them you can make changes afterwards! :D
Apoptosis: Thanks man!
pingpongball120: I'll be honest with you -- there isn't too much of a difference in standard right now. Without a ton of control aspects in G/W and/or without big, valuable creatures that can restabilize like Thragtusk , one is forced to play towards more aggro. That said, I think the fact I don't run one-drops or Boon Satyr , etc shows that this is meant for mid game play and not blitz-type play.
abenz419: Agreed. After adding in Ajani, I can say he's phenominal. You have to play him correctly, but when you do he gives victories out of nowhere. And I think Pithing Needle need not be as feared as I felt it was. Especially since I don't NEED Ajani to win.
notamardybum: When facing the opposing deck I tried using Experiment One to race him..and it just didn't work. I think in aggro, where you can evolve with Dryad Militant and such, the quicker pace means a lot, but in here its just going for something that I'm not trying to go for. If I win by turn 5, Awesome! But winning by turn 6-7 is the real goal. And as long as I can still beat esper I'll definitely stay as such.
We're you carrying Plummet s? I know its not a perfect answer but its a decent one.
Right now I fear black slows it down and there's not too much answer for this deck against the Demons. I'm hoping for just one or two cards to assist this deck in the next set release and this would become a FNM staple.
I like playing it and am now known for it. And I get side boarded against and that in itself is an honor.
I hope everyone else trying it out is having just as much fun as I am.
Well everyone, we're back again! In my last article i discussed the ins and outs of budget deck building, and then i presented unto you a challenge. The challenge was this, to build a budget deck under these requirements. The deck had to be
1) Standard Legal
2) Original. New Ideas, not the same old stuff!
3) $50 dollar price tag.
And you all flooded me with your decks! There were tons of decks submitted, all of them were great, but alas there can only be one winner. As previously stated i am going to award this to the deck that i believe is most creative and powerful. This is only the opinion of one man and i very well could be wrong, but here are my results...
Matsi883's budget version of one of his popular decks many of you may have seen around the site before...
And at last, what we've all been waiting for, the winner of the feature token and the contest...
Congratulations to Araganor for winning the contest! I'm sorry i couldn't do something for everyone who submitted, but that's what makes it a competition i suppose, everyone can't win. There were some other great decks submitted that i didn't place that you can see here Budget Building, a guide. If you feel like! Thanks for joining me and participating in the contest everyone, and be sure to stay tuned for my next article!
Oh. Sorry for my post on your newest article, then I come here and see that you have Plummet sided. How are they working out for you.
Oh. I'm also on Cockatrice as Matsi883. I'm also in EST, if you are too, we could playtest.
What do you think about Plummet in the side? That's another undervalued card.
thanks geokinetic Im glad its not just me that thinks hydra in SB is useless. was only gonna keep him in for going against mono green ramp decks, but theres not many of them around, so gonna take him out, probably for another Pithing Needle , Beast Within , Mistcutter Hydra , Leyline of Lifeforce or Plummet .
agreed. I know Celestial Flare is one of my favorites just because it can really cause a blowout 2-for-1 for your opponent. Last Breath is a really amazing card in the current meta and Plummet also can be very useful, but since you can't be sure that they will be usable they have to sit in the sideboard til game two after you've potentially lost. That's the biggest issue I've felt in playing G/W.
|Avg. draft pick||7.48|
|Avg. cube pick||13.23|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|2012 Core Set||Common|
|2011 Core Set||Common|