This is the 5-Color deck. A little something of my own design, I basically pile it full of fun stuff and do whatever I want. I've had it for years and I'm always tweaking it. It's probably my favorite deck.


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There was a golem that would be sac'd for all 5 colors of mana at once. I forgot it's name, it's been so long.

September 15, 2012 1:31 a.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #2

Composite Golem is what you're thinking of. It's already pretty easy to get all 5 colors, though.

September 16, 2012 2:17 p.m.

That's the one! But yeah, these days it's a lot easier.

September 16, 2012 5:45 p.m.

TehPlutoKiss says... #4

God, I miss the days when I could purposely design a deck with multiple instances of not having a playset of a card. I wanna be casual again but Standard and Modern are taking over my brain! D=

Also, is there any particular reason you're runing Utopia Tree over Birds of Paradise ? Just curious.

November 4, 2012 3:05 p.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #5

Looking back at my oldest decks (this is one of them), I realize they all have something in common: the top-end threats are really diverse, usually a bunch of 1-ofs. It doesn't feel awkward or anything while playing, though. When I think about it some more, instead of being just a bunch of singletons, it's actually 6-10 copies of "Awesome Guy, Creature - Kickass Dude". I get consistency while having the opportunity for every game to be wildly different, and it makes for a lot of fun. I wonder if the element of surprise would give any advantage if I started building that way for Standard...

Regarding your question: Reason #1 is because when I first built this deck (Invasion block was just finishing up), Birds of Paradise were really hard for me to come by, but no one felt bad about trading away a Utopia Tree . Reason #2 is a happy coincidence that I didn't notice until a few days after I added Avenger of Zendikar - Utopia Tree is a Plant!

November 4, 2012 5:53 p.m.

I also just noticed that Utopia Tree is missing Defender. Which means it's a badass once it gets going.

November 4, 2012 6:05 p.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #7

Yeah, it's pretty awesome. That's something I discovered back when I first added Forgotten Ancient to the deck. The base 2 toughness helps a lot!

November 4, 2012 6:25 p.m.

Yeah, small spark spells can't wreck it, like Electrickery , Grapeshot and others

November 5, 2012 12:23 p.m.

teh_muffin_man says... #9

What would be a decent replacement for Maelstrom Pulse

April 17, 2013 7:58 p.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #10

I don't understand the question. What exactly are you asking?

April 18, 2013 12:10 a.m.

What would be a card that could fill the spot of maelstrom pulse for the reason of i can not afford a 4x Maelstrom Pulse?

April 18, 2013 11:30 a.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #12

Okay, got it. If it were me, I would probably fill the space with some combination of Putrefy , Mortify , Dreadbore , Bramblecrush , and/or Beast Within , depending on what I had available.

April 18, 2013 12:51 p.m.

thank very much :D

April 18, 2013 12:59 p.m.

Azraelean says... #14

Are you going to put maelstrom archangels in here?

May 26, 2013 2:25 p.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #15

Maybe. There's not a whole lot for them to do that I wouldn't already be able to cast myself, but I'll think about it, and I'll see if any of my friends have Angels for trade.

May 26, 2013 2:28 p.m.

SpaceNinja says... #16

May 31, 2013 10:56 a.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #17

He's big and everything, but a creature with no abilities is a huge turn-off for me. In my opinion all the other cards in here are already better than him.

Good to see you around, it's been a while.

May 31, 2013 3:41 p.m.

SpaceNinja says... #18

Yes he doesn't have any abilities, so he doesn't rate high on the fun scale, but in the Duels of the Planeswalker game, he's in the 5 color deck and whenever you draw him, it's always a great time. He seems to come out before turn 5 and with such a big body, it really takes you closer to winning. But this deck is more fun than that deck, by far.

Thanks! It's hard with a kid to find time for Magic, but some people at my office here play, so it's been on my mind again, which is nice :) We get some games in once in a while. Ravnica was my favorite block so it's a nice time to be back. How are you?

June 3, 2013 11:53 a.m.

Ruune says... #19

Nice, I would add Dragon Arch though.

October 23, 2013 11:02 p.m.

Nemesis says... #20

have you considered running Naked Singularity ? that card is hilarious to use and it absolutely shuts down mono colored decks.

November 27, 2013 11:13 p.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #21

A very long time ago, yes. The problem was that after 2 turns or so the cumulative upkeep cost got to the point where it wasn't worth bothering with anymore.

November 27, 2013 11:28 p.m.

bip says... #22

This looks great! Right up my alley. I might have to build this. :)

January 22, 2014 8:02 p.m.

Gansano says... #23

February 19, 2016 4:02 p.m.

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This deck is Casual legal.

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Avg. CMC 3.85
Tokens 0/1 Plant, 1/1 Assassin
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