This deck uses "mana dorks" and Biovisionary to possibly win by turn 4.

I need a way to deal with Slaughter Games and the like. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

The deck is obviously post-Gatecrash, I just flagged it as Standard because it's what I'll be playing in Standard post-Gatecrash.


Due to suggestions en masse, I decided to pull the Simic Keyrunes in the board for Witchbane Orb, an answer to Slaughter Games!

Thank you all for your help, suggestions are still appreciated!

Honestly, I've basically sworn an oath to make this deck a thing at my local FNM, so any and all suggestions will be Ponder ed based on the meta of my store.

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Vicious85 says... #1 heres another biovisionary idea i made using a couple controls/Populate has more versitile ways to win and play not just relying on a hopeful turn 4 bio win.

January 24, 2013 5:11 p.m.

Vicious85 says... #2 heres another biovisionary idea i made using a couple controls/Populate has more versitile ways to win and play not just relying on a hopeful turn 4 bio win.

January 24, 2013 5:11 p.m.

fun_n_games says... #3

January 25, 2013 2:29 p.m.

JasonD says... #4

Perhaps just run some Clone . It's worse than Phantasmal Image was, but (with this many dorks) he can serve the same defensive purpose, while also adding to your Biovisionary -count. I also agree with the Cackling Counterpart suggestion, and there's this Fog that populates, that might be interesting. (I forgot the name atm)

Also, depending on the meta ofc, I'm not sure I would run 4x Dissipate 4x Fog as defense but mix it up a bit.

I love Biovisionary as a creature tho, and I really like the deck idea :)

January 25, 2013 2:37 p.m.

comatoseeffect says... #5

I find there's simply not enough creatures here to get a T4 victory consistently. The idea is alright, though.

January 25, 2013 2:39 p.m.

JasonD FYI, the populating Fog is called card:Druid's Deliverance. The reason I run the Fog s and Dissipate s is that I can board them out against control and aggro, respectively, and thus have more open slots to transform the deck with for games 2-3.

The Fog is primarily there as Anti-Aggro defense, while the Dissipate is primarily for anti-control. I'd use card:Druid's Deliverance, but I have nothing (currently) that could be populated, and it costs an additional mana. Cackling Counterpart is a good idea, but I honestly have no idea where to put it, although replacing Farseek with it is something to consider.

January 25, 2013 2:44 p.m.

JasonD says... #7

If you only bring in the full counter or full fog package in in certain match-ups, I think at least one of the sets could start in your sideboard. As it stands now, the sideboard does something completely different from your mainboard - and I think you could tweak your mainboard to be more combo-oriented than you are now to pull of a t4 win more consistently, and have your sideboard be combo-protection from different kinds of strategies.

To add more combo to the mainboard, perhaps consider the aformentioned clone-types as combo pieces, Think Twice or Amass the Components type effects to draw to your combo pieces, perhaps even card:Alchemist's Apprentice and Elvish Visionary to add to your creaturebase. I would consider dropping card:Avacyn's Pilgrim, and balancing out the Simic Charm s, Dissipate s and Fog s

Then the sideboard could have the remaining Fog effects and a mixed suite of Counterspell s to deal with specific strategies.

Pardon me if I speak too freely, these are just my 2c, but as a combo deck I think it's important to just go all-in for game one, and adjusting as needed, rather than building a 'round' deck game one and missing out on that possible t3/t4 win.

January 25, 2013 3 p.m.

Baddie says... #8

would a Witchbane Orb stop something like a Shimian Specter ?

January 29, 2013 12:02 p.m.

Vos_Is_Boss says... #9

nope. No "target" involved

January 29, 2013 12:09 p.m.

DarkHero says... #10

You need sideboard stuff that will let you win even if you do get Slaughter Games . You could side into a basic simic counter deck and use you mana production to cast cards like Gridlock or even ramp into Prime Speaker Zegana / Primordial Hydra

January 31, 2013 10:48 a.m.

obitus says... #11

if you ever decide to go none standard, you can try out Mirrorweave and Cytoshape . I like to use those for fun.

February 8, 2013 8:45 a.m.

MistaMint says... #12

Good idea. Had one very similar with a little bit of a twist to it. Have a look at Simic for the Win

February 8, 2013 8:59 a.m.

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