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Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +1/+0.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, create a colorless Treasure artifact token with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
Equip (: Attach to a target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
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Prying Blade Discussion
3 weeks ago
As a casual deck it looks fun and fair. You're right about losing some of the worse pirates to increase the numbers of the better ones. And pirates aren't expensive right now.
Maybe look into Captivating Crew and Captain Lannery Storm. Both can help stabilize your field in their own way. Captivating crew will steal creatures and Lannery is decent to help speed up your hands. Might also try something like Pirate's Cutlass or Prying Blade as well. I like casual so these aren't game breaking suggestions.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Oh man! This will be a challenge :p
As I said before, the biggest issue you will come across is how to get your ninjas back to be used with your unblockable creatures. Besides the suggestions I already gave you, a card like Paradoxical Outcome can help protect against boardwipes, draw cards, and bounce your ninjas in one tidy little package! :)
Deepfathom Skulker can be a good top-ender for your curve. Baral's Expertise is always fun and powerful as it allows flexibility on what you bounce (maybe a threat, maybe a ninja) and then you get something out for free. Disappearing Act is a redundant effect for Familiar's Ruse.
Your selection of evasive creatures is decent, but there's more more reliable ways of doing it in abilities like shadow (which you are already including) and horsemanship. Both of these are more reliable than flying for all intents and purposes. I do like the rogue synergy with Notorious Throng but it may still be a good idea to make some replacements with no-mbos such as Oona's Blackguard, Glen Elendra Liege, and Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive.
Think about including Prying Blade in your ramp package. It's better than it looks in a multiplayer format, and you have unblockable creatures to boot :)
I would look into Curse of the Swine, Evacuation and Devastation Tide as boardwipes, over the finale (albeit it being very powerful. The problem is, it will be harder for you to recover from a true boardwipe, and your opponents will be playing those most probably. If you want a harder form of removal, I'd look into Living Death. A card like Haunted Crossroads can also be very helpful at times.
That's all I have right now... Let me know what you think of these cards, and if you'd want to try some or all of them, or others out, we can work on making cuts for the replacements :)
2 months ago
Hey Struyk, what an awesome deck! I didn't realise that there were so many unblockable creatures in standard at the moment, it really opens the way for all these fun decks.
I immediately thought of buffing those unblockable creatures to deal massive damage while spells like Dive Down, Curator's Ward or Shalai, Voice of Plenty together with Siren Stormtamer would most likely offer you a lot of protection and a way to close out the game quickly. Standard doesn't give great access to hexproof creatures at the moment which is the other way this might work, just like the modern bogles deck, the best one being Slippery Scoundrel which is very unreliable.
The one enchantment I really love in this deck, and doesn't even require any protection since it doesn't put that big a target on itself is Curious Obsession, in my opinion the strongest aura in standard at the moment. Put it on a one drop unblockable turn 2, and get a card out of it immediately. The on disadvantage of aura's is that they tend to be 2 for 1's if your opponent can just kill the creature, but with Curious Obsession drawing you cards, that downside is minimalized. Prodigious Growth is a rather funny one, but probably not good in this deck since you have to heavily splash for it since it costs double green.
Other than aura's that have their disadvantages, you can also look at equipements in order to increase the power of your unblockable creatures. Torch Gauntlet, Marauder's Axe and Forebear's Blade are very basic equipment that just increase the damage a lot. Rogue's Gloves just gives some some nice value, but is inferior to Curious Obsession in my opinion. Some equipment that do both are Prying Blade and Dowsing Dagger Flip, especially the Dowsing Dagger Flip is great since your opponent can't do anything with the creatures since yours are unblockable.
So in conclusion, I would cut the creature count down to around 20, and keep the ones that don't need other ones to be unblockable. This would probably mean that I would cut Combat Celebrant, Warkite Marauder and probably Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive. I would also cut Ovalchase Dragster. Then I would add around 8 Buff cards, 4 Curious Obsession and then some equipments, and fill all leftover spots with cheap anti-removal like Negate. This way your deck can definitely race other decks, while not giving your opponent a lot of room to interact. You can also consider Trumpet Blast or some other mass team buff spell. However, this changes the deck a lot, and doesn't have to be better. If you would like to stick to the current iteration of this deck, I would still advise Curious Obsession as well as perhaps some team buff spells and/or some more counter spells, probably not anti-creature counters, but anti-spell like Negate. The burn spells in the sideboard are a good idea, I would add some extra creature removal there.
3 months ago
Thanks for checking it out! I wasn't really sure what "low budget" range was, and by checking the other "budget" decks I was well around half the cost of those I checked. A simple solution to the cost is taking out History of Benalia which is $15 a piece if I'm not mistaken.
For a twenty dollar version:
Add: x3 Dauntless Bodyguard
Thanks again for checking it out! Hope your friend enjoys it!
5 months ago
Yeah, I picked up another Jaya's Immolating Inferno. I'll definitely try it this Friday. I think the Gilded Lotus works well with the Artifact discounts and draws a card from Jhoira, but it makes sense that something else could be put in their place to make the deck more consistent, and lower the curve. I'm having trouble figuring out the 1-2 CMC part of the curve, so it's packed with mana rocks and discounts. Between Orazca relic and Powerstone, for now, I definitely want to keep three copies of one of them, not sure which. Definitely taking Treasure map out with this build, but I also tested it with Storm the Vault, and Prying Blade , specially equipped with Traxos, Scourge of Kroog.The Howling Golems have been removed, and I think I'm going to picking up some Pedeems, Locust Gods, and Foundry Inspectors this Friday to test it out.
5 months ago
Thank you all for the comments!
TheRedGoat just trying to find room for Daretti and lattice hahah been very busy! I am absolutely trying to play it aggro tokens and value engine all at once haha! We'll see how it goes! Slate of Ancestry is either just okay or straight up game winning, Boros burns through it's hand fast so even paying 4 to draw 3 when topdecking is great, or when i have tokens out it's draw 20. Skullclamp is just a really good equipment but we'll see how it plays if I ever get the chance to test the deck! Thank you!
Don't forget to upvote everyone! Helps more people see the deck and builds momentum! Thank you all!