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.
Composite Golem is what you're thinking of. It's already pretty easy to get all 5 colors, though.
That's the one! But yeah, these days it's a lot easier.
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=
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!
I also just noticed that Utopia Tree is missing Defender. Which means it's a badass once it gets going.
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!
What would be a decent replacement for Maelstrom Pulse
I don't understand the question. What exactly are you asking?
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?
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.
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.
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?
have you considered running Naked Singularity ? that card is hilarious to use and it absolutely shuts down mono colored decks.
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.
This looks great! Right up my alley. I might have to build this. :)