Description

Associated with Pattern Recognition #12, "Lands Matter" is a deck that does exactly what it says on the tin - make sure that every land in the deck matters, one way or the other.

Please consider this deck a major work-in-progress, and optimization is much appreciated.

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coltron815 says... #1

why wild cantor instead of birds of paradise? or edge of autumn instead of farseek? you only have 4 forests for Dark Heart. the herald can be mean if you have a land sac outlet, so the opponent doesnt get their lands back when you become unable to pay the cumulative upkeep, but at 7 mana its far too expensive when you're using wild cantors instead of birds of paradise. why frenzied tilling over mwonvuli acid moss? if you really want sac'ing/discarding lands to be viable, you need a way to tutor the crucible of worlds. you also need a tutor for Urborg considering you only have 4 cards with the "swamp" type, which will really hold korlash back. gotta be honest, after reading your article, i kinda hoped i could get some useful info from the rest of them. but after seeing this deck, im not so sure you know what you're talking about. not trying to be mean, but there are several cards here for which there are other cards that do the same thing and are strictly better in every way, there are cards here which directly contradict each other, and there are cards here that just simply can't reach their full potential because you didn't put enough (or any) of their "pre-requisite" cards in.

January 13, 2017 1:13 a.m.

berryjon says... #2

This deck is nowhere near my best effort, and I failed to put my money where my mouth is. If you can un-wall-o-text your comments, I will gladly rebuild it into something more viable.

Half of it is a gimmick anyways, and any serious player would die laughing if they saw this try to be competitive.

January 13, 2017 1:20 a.m.

coltron815 says... #3

i think a "wall of text" works fine. i wasnt trying to do a card-by-card analysis of what "exactly" you should take out and put in.

January 13, 2017 2:23 a.m.

berryjon says... #4

coltron815: As a published author - and I don't mean here, I mean physical publication in a magazine - the "Wall of Text" is a great way for whatever point you have to get lost in glazed eyes and people skipping down to someone who is willing to admit to the existence of the 'enter' key.

January 13, 2017 9:29 a.m.

coltron815 says... #5

berryjon i acknowledge the existence of the "enter" key, no need to be condescending. if someone has "glazed eyes" and wants to be lazy, thats not my problem.

January 13, 2017 9:35 p.m.

Eiyros says... #6

January 14, 2017 2:33 a.m.

berryjon says... #7

MAJOR UPDATE!

I just with Dark Depths was Modern legal. :sigh:

January 14, 2017 3:31 a.m.

If you are going for gimmick I would suggest a Prismatic Omen, Emeria, The Sky Ruin and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. Also a Scapeshift or two could be pretty funny here too.

January 16, 2017 12:12 p.m.

berryjon says... #9

Erastaroth_The_Duchess_of_Hell: Not a Land, needs 7 plains (which I don't have room for), needs 5 mountains (which I don't have room for), and not a land.

January 16, 2017 2:49 p.m.

excaliber213 says... #10

January 16, 2017 5:44 p.m.

berryjon says... #11

excaliber213: That was already in the maybe board, as an alternative to Dread Statuary.

January 16, 2017 6:40 p.m.

HezTheGod says... #12

if you can manage to throw some blue mana producing lands in then Tolaria West would be great for getting urza tron out.

January 18, 2017 2:54 p.m.

berryjon says... #13

HezTheGod: Nice suggestion, but the Urzatron isn't a win condition. It's simply there to feed the Factory or pay for other activation costs on cards. And I would need to figure out what source of Blue I could use that would be useful for this deck.

January 18, 2017 3:42 p.m.

XXXPPTT says... #14

I made a turn 4 drop of Emrakul, the Aeons Torn with Urza lands for backup.

LAND MATTERS 2.0

Land (39) 1x Arena 2x Bojuka Bog 4x Ghost Quarter 2x Island 4x Tectonic Edge 4x Thespian's Stage 2x Urza's Factory 4x Urza's Mine 4x Urza's Power Plant 4x Urza's Tower 4x Westvale Abbey Flip 4x Zoetic Cavern

Artifact (9) 1x Chromatic Lantern 4x Chromatic Star 4x Expedition Map

Sorcery (8) 4x Polymorph 4x Treasure Hunt

Creature (4) 2x Emrakul, the Aeons Torn 2x Emrakul, the Promised End

January 18, 2017 4:37 p.m.

XXXPPTT says... #15

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/lands-matter-20/playtest/

Sometimes you have to wait on a blue source of mana or a creature to sacrifice. However your lands can control your opponent mana or ramp you up quickly.

Best start is a blue mana source Island or Chromatic Star, Zoetic Cavern and Polymorph. Just wait until opponent taps out. Grixis is a hard match up.

I like a Ugin, the Spirit Dragon in the sideboard.

January 18, 2017 4:59 p.m.

berryjon says... #16

XXXPPTT Put it in a deck! I can add it to the PR Deck Folder when you do!

Also, I couldn't help but notice that your deck contained 21 non-lands. This deck is 100% lands, and I can't change that due to the theme of the article and deck.

January 18, 2017 8:47 p.m.

Bulldawg1310 says... #17

I know youre 3 quarters joking with this deck, but you get smoked by blood moon.

January 31, 2017 7:04 p.m.

berryjon says... #18

Bulldawg1310: Hence why it's a casual deck. If you pull this deck out against someone playing Blood Moon, then they're not playing casual. And it's more proof-of-concept than anything else.

January 31, 2017 8:50 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Tokens 2/2 Assembly-Worker, 1/1 Human Cleric
Folders Pattern Recognition Decks, Things
Top rank #41 on 2017-01-22
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