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Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
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Round 1: Mono-Black Creature-Control -- 2/1 - Interestingly, this is the same guy I've played against in every first round for the past four Fridays.
Game 1: He now uses Nantuko Shade and Vampire Nighthawk , apparently. I should've used a mulligan considering one should never keep a hand if your very next card needs to be a land in order for it to be successful. I didn't do much of anything in that game. LOSS.
Game 2: In the second game, he got mana-screwed after only getting 2 lands in his first hand and I steamrolled him around the fifth or sixth turn. WIN.
Game 3: He managed to get out a pair of Nantuko Shade s and was thoroughly enjoying the mana-flood his deck was giving him. When an instant-speed Beast Within killed off one of his pumped Nantuko Shade s and left him tapped out, I made my move. WIN.2/1
Round 2: Red/White Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer / Rage Extractor -- 2/0 - This guy admitted that he recently opened a box of New Phyrexia and just made a deck out of what he got. For only being composed of 1 set, I have to applaud him for his deck-building skills.
Game 1: He used a bunch of Porcelain Legionnaire and a few Moltensteel Dragon s and even hit me with Artillerize for a close call, leaving me at 2 life in the first game. He was down to 3 with only 1 Red mana and I cast Chancellor of the Tangle (for Reach) and a Green Sun's Zenith for Acidic Slime (with plenty of mana left over; Overgrown Battlement + Wall of Omens is my new favorite combo). He couldn't use his dragon's Phyrexian fire-breathing (enough to kill my Chancellor) and I targeted Rage Extractor with the Slime. I slowly got board-control over the next 2 turns and Chancellor of the Tangle beat him down. WIN.
Game 2: He got out 3 Porcelain Legionnaire s and a Metalcrafty Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer . He tapped everything to attack on about turn 6 or 7, but apparently forgot I had my full playset of Wall of Omens out. One of my Terra Stomper s, in the next turn, kindly showed him that I did have Walls and wasn't about to lose. WIN.2/0
Round 3: White Phyrexian Metamorph /Infinite Life -- 0-1-1 - What a horrible match-up. Read on.- Game 1: I kept a hand that I knew at the time I should've dumped. He played a bunch of 1-or-2-cost creatures and just barnstormed me. By the time I got my creatures rolling, there were too many creatures to block. LOSS.
Round 4: G/W Thrun-Blade -- Split (1-1-1) - This is the same guy I've played against (and got knocked out by) in the last three Top 8's. Since we were both guaranteed to make it to the Top 8 and the last round took so long (see the game above), we just decided to split so we could take a break. So that leads us into...
Top 8, Round 1 (8 players): G/W Thrun-Blade -- 2/0 - Well, we couldn't split this time. It made sense that if we both had the same record in the prior round and tied, then we'd play each other again in the first round of the Top 8. Oops. Anyways, I've played this guy either in the Top 8 or right before each week for the past month and I've never been able to defeat him. I won a game last week, but it was out of luck. The additions of Wurmcoil Engine and Mystifying Maze to my deck were huge advantages that he didn't really see coming.
Game 1: I get the feeling that he kept a sub-par hand and didn't really do much. He could've swung for lethal damage with an equipped Mirran Crusader (as I had no Artifact Creatures to block it), but Mystifying Maze would've brought him back in tapped, allowing me to kill him. Eventually, he drew 2 lands in a row and I dropped an Overwhelming Stampede for exact damage, after a few seconds of quick mental math. WIN.
Game 2: It's a good thing this guy and I enjoy each others' company. This game went past time (but we didn't go to turns since someone shut off the computer with the Wizards Official Timer on it). Each move one of us played was firmly met by almost the same play. We stalemated each other until we each only had about 4 cards left in our libraries, until realizing that each of those 4 cards were our playsets of Green Sun's Zenith . Now with milling made impossible, we swapped turns for about 3 more minutes with no progress until I realized that I could swing with everything and have enough life (after my Lifelink Wurm token dealt its damage) to survive the next onslaught. With no Swords left in his deck (thanks to Naturalize and Glissa's Scorn ), he realized it at about the same time I declared my attackers. Game 2 wound up being almost an hour, but it was fun as hell. WIN. Memorable quote: "Great Wall of China has pro-Mongol."2/0
Top 8, Round 2 (4 players): Jor Kadeen / Rage Extractor -- 2/1 - Rematch!- Game 1: I was on the draw and he played 2 Suture Priest before I even played a creature. It was all downhill from there. I later learned that my Wurmcoil Engine (with lifelink) and my Beast Within s were all buried in the bottom 10 cards. I never had a chance. LOSS.
Game 2: Quite a bit better, this time. I almost didn't kill him, though. He had 1 Suture Priest from the beginning and it probably dealt me 8 damage over the game. But the 2 Chancellors I started with (allowing me to use Green Sun's Zenith for Overgrown Battlement on turn 1 with one already in my hand) definitely played off. Both made an appearance by turn 6 despite the fact that he was doing a relatively good job at keeping them at bay. Around turn 8 or 9, I drew a Wurmcoil Engine and he couldn't contain it. I gained 18 life in 3 turns and I finally broke through with Deathtouch. WIN.
Game 3: I got out 2 Overgrown Battlement and 3 Wall of Omens by the fourth turn. Those allowed me to drop a Terra Stomper and 2 Joraga Treespeaker on turn 5. On turn 6, I melted his face off with double-Overwhelming Stampede for 82 trample damage with a Beast and 2 Elves. I <3 Green. WIN.2/1
Top 8, Round 3 (top 2 players): Caw-Blade -- Split - I took the split at the beginning of the round. You have to understand that it was already 12:30am before the round even started and we all just wanted to go home. I knew I'd get my face smashed by this guy (whose deck is worth well over $800 since nearly everything is foil) and he agreed to split the prize money down the middle, so long as I gave him the win for his DCI record. I'm totally fine with that. I'll probably never go to a Grand Prix or Invitational Qualifier, so all I wanted was the prize money ($20 in store credit is a free month of FNM!).
Final standing: Second place.
Final record: 8-3-1, not counting splits.
You should try replacing the three Necropolis Regent s with three more Stromkirk Noble s. The low drops in your deck would help. Plus three Dark Ritual s would help with some cards. Like Vampire Nighthawk turn one.
I'm trying out a new build without Delver of Secrets Flip . In their place I added Thoughtseize . I only added three however. Because of the mana base and the early cards that cost life (both Thoughtseize and Dark Confidant ) I felt I needed a little more lifelink in the main board (beyond my one Batterskull ). For this reason, I added two Vampire Nighthawk . This both can gain me a little life and takes care of pesky creatures (due to the deathtouch)...the opponent has to decide whether they want to attack or not.
This require the removal of the main board Vendilion Clique ; however I moved it over to the sideboard. I am thinking of adding Engineered Explosives to the board now as well (considering I don't run any 1-drops)....this all, however, will take testing. Let met know what you think! I am just trying this now; so we'll see how it goes!
A lot of your creatures are really bad, Vampire Nighthawk doesn't do enough to be included in any EDH deck and beatsticks like Jace's Phantasm , AEtherling and Wight of Precinct Six are bad in EDH as creatures should never be picked for their P/T but instead for their abilities.
Cards you should be playing
Vampire Nighthawk it doesn't have extort but lifelink plus everything else it has more than makes up for that. Holy Day or Darkness instead of Dawn Charm maybe. Check out my deck for more ideas they're very similar. Infinite Blood
Thanks for the input. Noa, I would agree on stalker. I'm thinking about doing a 2/2 split with him and Bitterblossom , Kitchen Finks , or Vampire Nighthawk . I could also splash white for spot removal and Flagstones of Trokair . I'd have to disagree on Stillmoon Cavalier though. The pro blk/wht takes most spot removal out of the game.Smaug1007, I want to put cards in the grave. It pumps my creatures and helps me get them in play.
|Power / Toughness||2/3|
|Avg. draft pick||2.49|
|Avg. cube pick||4.90|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|