Previously called Epic Guttersnipe v2, Ghetto Marksman

This is my standard deck that I will be playing for a few months. I am pretty new to FNM so any constructive criticism is greatly appreciated. Basically stalling with Unsummon, Cyclonic Rift , and Electrickery untill I can hit for lethal, usually around turn 7 or so.


Well, the deck is in its final stages for a while. Most of the changes now will be to help fit my local meta. Thanks again to everyone who commented, upvoted, and just generally took a look at this deck. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I have a question though. Should I drop Tribute to Hunger for Killing Wave?

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GoblinJunky says... #1

I realy like the bump in the nights, if i had the mana bass you got goin on here i would give them a try realy nice deck, +1

October 10, 2012 12:26 a.m.

GoblinJunky says... #2

have you looked at the deathwright shaman? i think that card has some potential with your deck you can exile the spells that dont have flash back to keep pinging them for 2 damage lol iuno i just think its a niffty little creature card.

October 10, 2012 12:37 a.m.

BiggRedd54 says... #3

It's not an instant or sorcery, but Curiosity works wonders with Guttersnipe .

October 10, 2012 8:59 a.m.

Ya, but id have to drop a permanent for it... and I can't drop creatures...

October 10, 2012 3:56 p.m.

Crash308 says... #5

drop Goblin Electromancer for Delver of Secrets  Flip . Most spells you have cost 1 anyway.

October 10, 2012 10:42 p.m.

Delver screws with the curve. Plus im not that guy...

October 11, 2012 8:54 a.m.

Jamesxeri says... #7

i would add Dreadbore and Tragic Slip to the side board in case you have to remove more creatures

October 11, 2012 8:57 a.m.

epardee20 says... #8

I was thinking the exact same thing as crash308...

October 11, 2012 9:42 a.m.

epardee20 says... #9

Because if you let Delver take the heat in the beginning hopefully they use removal on him so that when you play Guttersnipe he'll survive for a bit. Just my opinion of course.

October 11, 2012 9:52 a.m.

Jamesxeri says... #10

i would main board Syncopate and/or Dissipate

October 11, 2012 2:53 p.m.

James I was actually just about to mainboard Syncopate and epardee, I just generally dislike Delver oS and he didn't playtest well.

October 11, 2012 6:51 p.m.

Jamesxeri says... #12

check out the one i made it has a pretty nice flow to it i have to make a side board stillGrixis Guttersnipe/delver

October 11, 2012 9:25 p.m.

equinox_orion says... #13

I would replace Unsummon with Silent Departure

October 11, 2012 10:24 p.m.

Silent Departure is a sorcery, Unsummon is an instant

October 12, 2012 1:28 p.m.

kamahll says... #16

I've followed this deck since Epic Guttersnipe v2

Couple of things to point out. I find when I playtested that Guttersnipe almost always dies, and then I have a hand full of removal that wont also deal damage to the opponent. Usually I have an Epic Experiment that goes for like 4 or 5, only to produce nothing important. The deck needs a lifesaving card to help regain board control if on the verge of death.

Please feel free to check out my Dumpster deck

October 26, 2012 9:26 a.m.

Thanks for the support! Any ideas on what to add? I was thinking Killing Wave .

October 26, 2012 10:10 p.m.

kamahll says... #18

Mystic Retrieval might not be a bad 1-of card

October 28, 2012 12:20 p.m.

Long_Con says... #19

Yeah, Mystic Retrieval inside an Epic Experiment casting means you can just put EE right back into your hand, to cast next turn... and then after you cast it again, you can flash back the Retrieval, and EE a third time! Whaaa!

October 28, 2012 1:14 p.m.

No you cannot. Epic Experiment doesn't resolve until after each card exiled is either cast or put into the graveyard. Therefore Epic Experiment would not hit the graveyard until after Mystic Retrieval resolves.

October 28, 2012 7:44 p.m.

I am with you with the no Delver thing, maybe it's just me but I just don't find he works well enough right now. There is just too much to deal with him. But saying that, I still don't see much use for the Goblin Electromancer perhaps have a four of Snapcaster Mage might be good.

October 28, 2012 10:08 p.m.

I am with you with the no Delver thing, maybe it's just me but I just don't find he works well enough right now. There is just too much to deal with him. But saying that, I still don't see much use for the Goblin Electromancer perhaps have a four of Snapcaster Mage might be good.

October 28, 2012 10:08 p.m.

Ya, I would do that if I could put together the funds.

October 28, 2012 10:21 p.m.

Haha, I know what you mean.

October 28, 2012 11:06 p.m.

floopthepig says... #25

no Blood Crypt ? and just to put it out there (IMO) Killing Wave < Mizzium Mortars sure killing wave is a good board wipe but mortars may also just burn there face off for the win.

Are your flames of the firebrand effective? if not swap Epic Experiment back in or my personal fav for burn decks Reforge the Soul both are good for spam casting but have differing set backs

October 29, 2012 8:55 a.m.

Mizzium Mortars < Killing Wave Mizzium doesn't touch their face, Just their extremities. While Killing Wave can maul their extremities and/or their face. Mizzium doesn't target players unfortunately. And Blood Crypt doesn't work with the Mana setup. If you look there are 12 lands that can produce each mana type. And Steam Vents can put each of the other nonbasic lands in to play untapped. But thanks for the suggestions.

October 29, 2012 12:51 p.m.

Dake says... #27

Hmmmmmmmm, I keep looking at this deck and thinking there has GOT to be something better than Flames of the Firebrand . It's not a bad card but I can't help but think with G/B/U there are better options. card:Rakdos's Return? Helps with the stalling by causing them to discard and lose life. Mizzium Mortars ? basically a smaller bonfire. On that note bonfire???? I just feel like there are more effective options than that for your build.

November 28, 2012 4:12 p.m.

I am on edge with that card I think its going to get switch out for a Rolling Temblor

November 28, 2012 6:46 p.m.

Decapablo says... #29

December 1, 2012 7:29 a.m.

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