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Welcome to the Masoshist Combo Deck (Starring whippers: Chandra and Gideon!)

This is a Mardu Control / Combo deck winning thanks to "Mirror Universe" effect Axis of Mortality provides. If you are looking for an unsual, underplayed, very elegant but yet EFFECTIVE way to win, this deck is for you.

Main trick: pay as many life as you can in response to the Axis of Mortality effect in the stack, usingAdanto Vanguard (and formerly Glorifier of Dusk too. I removed the Glorifiers because they are not vital for this deck)

Finish the opponent attacking with your creatures (Vanguard /Gideon) or with direct damage (Lightning Strike, Ribbons, Chandra herself...).

If you have Gideon's Emblem it may be a oneshot too as you don't die by having 0 life.


Combo:

Adanto Vanguard + Axis of Mortality + Damage

And !

Adanto Vanguard + Axis of Mortality + Gideon of the Trials (oneshot)


Utility Choices:

Chandra, Torch of Defiance: use her to dig for combo pieces, take her red mana to cast Axis or Glorifier. And finish the opponent with her. The perfect whipping Lady.

Gideon of the Trials: Board control, attack damage, deadly in some matchups, but ... with the Emblem out, you don't die at 0 hp. So it may be instawin if the combo is out. Right? Plus his weapon is a whip. Isn't it :)

Lightning Strike : Control the board or finish the opponent.

Cut / Ribbons : Same thing but better vs creatures. Ribbons Is a great finisher!

Painful Lesson : Perfect in this masoshist's deck :p. You can draw your combo parts OR finish the opponent with that spell targeting him/her. Harming yourself can even be useful before switching HPs... Cool for flavor too.

Cast Out : Control the board or cycle for combo.

Settle the Wreckage : Kill your opponent's creatures and not yours.

Sweltering Suns : Kill your opponent's creatures and not yours (thanks to ability of Vanguard). Cycleable for combo.

I used to play Ramunap Ruins to harm myself and finish opponent. But it has been banned in january 2018 - had to remove them. It's not that bad because I could add 2 mountains which significantly reduced the number of tapped Dragonskull Summits.



General Strategy:

Just destroy everything you can (like a "machinehead deck"). Don't be too afraid to take damage, or don't play this deck. Attack the opponent as long as you are not 100% sure to go for the combo. T2 Vanguard, T3 Gideon, T4 Chandra + Cut sometime is waaaaay enough for the win. T5 Axis is generally a great surprise for a new opponent you never played against.

If the combo doesn't work on the matchup, you can remove the Axis of Mortality and part of the "Paylife" creatures for a more "Mardu control deck". With a few Duress and Dragons Together with the Planeswalkers, it can be enough to be lethal.


Live Paper tournament history:

07/10/2017: 3 Wins, 1 Draw (Carta'jeu, Lyon, France, Ixalan Showdown) - Mardu

14/10/2017: 2 Wins , 2 Losses (Carta'jeu, Lyon, France, Ixalan Showdown) - Mardu

21/10/2017: 3 Wins, 2 losses (Carta'jeu, Lyon, France, Ixalan Showdown) - Mardu

28/10/2017: 2 Wins, 2 losses (Carta'jeu, Lyon, France, Ixalan Showdown) - Mardu

11/11/2017: 4 Wins, 0 losses (Carta'jeu, Lyon, France, Ixalan Showdown) - Mardu

18/11/2017: 2 Wins, 2 losses (Carta'jeu, Lyon, France, Ixalan Showdown) - Mardu

16/12/2017: 4 Wins, 2 losses (Carta'jeu, Lyon, France, Ixalan Showdown) - Mardu

06/01/2018: 3 Wins, 1 loss (Carta'jeu, Lyon, France) - Boros

20/01/2018: 4 Wins, 1 loss (Carta’jeu, Lyon, France, Rivals of Ixalan Win-a-box) - Mardu

27/01/2018: 3 Wins, 1 loss (Carta’jeu, Lyon, France) - Mardu

03/02/2018: 3 Wins, 1 loss (Carta’jeu, Lyon, France) - Mardu

24/03/2018: 2 Wins, 2 losses (Carta’jeu, Lyon, France) - Mardu

24/03/2018: 3 Wins, 2 losses (Carta’jeu, Lyon, France - Store Championship 5th/19) - Mardu

15/03/2018: 3 Wins, 1 loss + 1 win (top 8 quarters), 1 loss (semis) (Carta’jeu, Lyon, France - Ixalan Win a box) - Mardu

20/05/2018: 2 Wins, 3 losses (Carta’jeu, Lyon, France - Ixalan Win a box) - Mardu

25/05/2018: 2 Wins, 2 losses (Carta’jeu, Lyon, FNM) - Mardu

10/06/2018: 3 Wins, 1 loss, 1 Draw (Carta’jeu, Lyon RPTQ) - Mardu

10/06/2018: 2 Wins, 2 losses, 1 Draw (Carta’jeu, Lyon winabox) - Mardu

04/08/2018: 3 Wins, 1 loss (Carta’jeu, Lyon FNM) - Mardu

22/09/2018: 2 Wins, 2 losses (Carta’jeu, Lyon) - Mardu

23/09/2018: 2 Wins, 3 losses (Carta’jeu Winabox, Lyon) - Mardu

Total Mardu W-D-L is now 58-3-35

Total Boros W-D-L is now 3-0-1.

Total Variants W-D-L is now 61-3-36

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 61
Avg. CMC 3.36
Tokens Gideon, Chandra
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Revision 28 See all

3 weeks ago)

-2 Chandra's Pyrohelix main
+1 Cut main
+1 Abrade main
-1 Hazoret the Fervent side
+1 Gideon's Intervention side
-1 Seal Away side
+3 Lyra Dawnbringer side
+1 Doomfall side
-1 Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip side
-1 Abrade side
-2 Lost Legacy side
+1 Duress side