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Striped Riverwinder Discussion
23 hours ago
I'd reconsider a mono-blue deck that relies entirely on Cunning Survivor to win. It has 2 cmc (Fatal Push), doesn't gain toughness while cycling, and only gains 1 attack per cycle. Most decks will straight outrace you or simply save their counters/removal.
Drake Haven would add value and bodies for every cycle while adding another way to win for the deck. I'd still be worried going mon-blue though.
Proven Combatant is a bad card so don't play him. He's worthless early, over-costed as a vanilla 4/4 for 6, and is quite possibly the worst draw late game.
Vizier of Tumbling Sands doesn't make sense. Nothing in your deck makes use of his tap ability so he's a vanilla 2/3 for 3. I understand you want a 3 drop, but it won't deal damage nor block effectively. Striped Riverwinder could be a better choice for the cheaper cycling.
2 days ago
Hey guys - just entered a draft league. They let us pick up 4 packs to start (2 ANK, 2 HOU) and build 30 card decks from there. I think I got the short end of the pulls. Especially when I look at the awesome (frustratingly so) pulls that my GF got, who is even more of a newbie to the game. Anyway, this is what I put together:
Creatures Frilled Sandwalla , Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Naga Vitalist, Dune Beetle , Wretched Camel, Ruin Rat, Bitterblade Warrior , Sidewinder Naga , Ornery Kudu , Giant Spider , Bitterbow Sharpshooters
The idea that I had was to go BG for tossing -1/-1 with Vizier, and having some creatures and pumps. Splashed U for milling.
What else did I pull? Garbage, I think. White was especially thin, which is sad because it's one of my favorite colors.
Blue Strategic Planning, Spellweaver Eternal, Labyrinth Guardian , Ancient Crab , Eternal of Harsh Truths, Tragic Lesson, Illusory Wrappings , Shimmerscale Drake , Striped Riverwinder, Open Into Wonder
Aftermath Onward / Victory
Now, my list of cards is recorded at the store, so I can change the deck but obviously cannot add any cards from elsewhere. I'm wondering if I shouldn't have featured Red in the deck, maybe just cut my losses and went RG to keep it simple. Can anyone help me out? It's fairly casual, but I don't really want to get my head caved in for the next two months of MtG.Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
1 week ago
Here's a list of cards that I thought I'd try, but they don't line up as well as I'd like to my deck's goal.
- New Perspectives
- Abandoned Sarcophagus
- Open Into Wonder
- Supreme Will
- Eternal of Harsh Truths
- Striped Riverwinder
- Tragic Lesson
If anyone thinks any of these will be better in either board please speak up! Love you all
1 week ago
Thanks for the suggestions lilgiantrobot, I'll definitely look into Terrain Generator, Striped Riverwinder, Sky Diamond, Retraced Image, and the two stones. You're right, the ramp could be a little better.
I agree with Spreading Seas, that and Quicksilver Fountain add some major disruption vs other colors. I'll see what other moves I can make. Now that you mention it, it definitely would be difficult for Floodtide Serpent to go off.
1 week ago
Terrain Generator is worth a look. Retraced Image puts an extra island into play. Dreamscape Artist is a repeatable blue Harrow. I'd also really consider adding more cheap ramping mana rocks. Sky Diamond, Fellwar Stone, and Mind Stone aren't the most exciting plays, but you're running a lot of big guys!
Striped Riverwinder is a new cycling serpent. You're going to almost never be able to satisfy the conditions for Floodtide Serpent so I think its a good switch. The cycling is important here too b/c you're low on raw card draw. Treasure Hunt is an option, since its ocean-themed draw. I'm also a fan of Spreading Seas, since it it basically land destruction that draws when you play it on a Cabal Coffers or other important land.
2 weeks ago
I was basically the only person with good pulls at my lgs. I got Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, Rhonas the Indomitable, and foil Hazoret the Fervent. My prerelease foil was Mirage Mirror. I went 2-1-1 with grixis bolas. My biggest overachiever was Striped Riverwinder. It is a great bomb and as a bonus it can be cycled. I drew two, played them many times, and only saw it die once to a replicate of itself. No one drew an invocation at my lgs [2 bolas]. Unquenchable Thirst confirmed as insane. It's cheap and easy to have a desert. I also had a few times that it was much better than a pacifism.
2 weeks ago
I was basically the only person with good pulls at my lgs. I got Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, Rhonas the Indomitable, and foil Hazoret the Fervent. My prerelease foil was Mirage Mirror. I went 2-1-1 with grixis bolas. My biggest overachiever was Striped Riverwinder. It is a great bomb and as a bonus it can be cycled. I drew two, played them many times, and only saw it die once to a replicate of itself. No one drew an invocation at my lgs.
2 weeks ago
Hour of Devastation has a lot of cycling goodies on the horizon
I'd cut 4 Stir the Sands for 3 Countervailing Winds and 1 Abandoned Sarcophagus to keep the cycle costs low and add long game to the deck. Playing counters from the grave is powerful AF. 4 winds should be in the deck though, but 1 or 2 sarcophgus is enough because drawing more than one is redundant and you go through your deck quickly..Striped Riverwinder should be in the sideboard against control and Nimble Obstructionist should be considered as well, because flashing a 3/1 flyer at end of turn is nice against control too if there are no abilities to counter
Then I'd put wasteland scorpion in the sideboard against aggro and replace him with Hollow One in the main deck
Cunning Survivor or and Vile Manifestation can be Shadowstorm Vizier 5-8 cause who doesn't love more aggro cycling cards. survivor is better though, but vile M. is reliably larger late game though, almost like Tarmogoyf so it is a tough call
Not sure what to cut but this deck could be more aggro or more control after the new set. Depends on if you like things happening at sorcery speed or not.