pie chart

Boros Control, Say What?

Legacy RW (Boros)



With the return of ravnica on the horizon, Boros is meaner than ever. This deck has everything it needs to come at you, leave, and the come at you again. Slumbering Dragon Works Great with Intrepid Hero .



mistergreen527 says... #1

Since you don't have any creatures with a CMC, lower than 4, I would recommend adding some to give yourself some earlier board presence. Fiend Hunter , Geist of Saint Traft , and Silverblade Paladin are some good choices.

June 6, 2012 5:40 p.m.

BiggRedd54 says... #2

Thanks, i added the Fiend Hunter in.

June 6, 2012 7:38 p.m.

Dritz says... #3

Perhaps adding Wall of Tanglecord in lieu of your Fling s would be helpful as an aggro deck could likely do some unseemly amounts of damage before you can land more than one or two creatures considering that your cheapest is still 3CMC. Just my two cents, good luck with the deck!

June 6, 2012 11:05 p.m.

BiggRedd54 says... #4

Yeah your right, ill add him sideboard to replace fling. thanks!

June 6, 2012 11:21 p.m.

jeffpaiva says... #6

Blade Splicer would also help a lot in the early game and goes well with the blinking idea

June 18, 2012 4:42 p.m.

BiggRedd54 says... #7

Blade Splicer is a great addition to the deck, I hope this gets me some early board defense!! Thanks for your help :)

June 18, 2012 4:57 p.m.

Gernand says... #8

New deck is way sicker. Thragtusk is like a medium rare saltgrass steak. I like the Zealous Conscript + Cloudshift combo, as well as the Fiend Hunter + Cloudshift double exile. Looks good +1

June 20, 2012 3:26 a.m.

Gernand says... #9

revoke existence in sideboard for torpor orb, or wurmcoil engine, etc.

June 27, 2012 7:57 a.m.

Gernand says... #10

also whipflare works great to clear the board.

June 27, 2012 7:59 a.m.

Demarge says... #11

Have you tried Rancor yet?

June 29, 2012 6:37 a.m.

BiggRedd54 says... #12

Yeah, Rancor is a great card. I had put it in before, and decided i was gonna board it in and out with Swiftfoot Boots . Depending on the deck i was playing. I just forgot to put it in there. Thanks for the comment! :)

June 29, 2012 6:44 a.m.

TheBearShaker says... #13

your curve is a little on the high side to have no ramp. you could keep with the flicker theme and try Solemn Simulacrum or Borderland Ranger

June 29, 2012 2 p.m.

BiggRedd54 says... #14

land realy hasn't been a problem for me yet, if it becomes a problem ill probably put in Borderland Ranger in place of Blade Splicer . Thanks for the score!

June 29, 2012 6:09 p.m.

zandl says... #15

... Might as well run Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip . You've already got the colors and the flickering abilities.

June 29, 2012 6:20 p.m.

BiggRedd54 says... #16

Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip is very inticing, he's just so expensive (Money wise) and this deck is on a budget. But once i start playing competitive again, he will be the first one in. Thanks for your comment.

June 29, 2012 6:28 p.m.

zandl says... #17

Yeah. He's pricey, but only because he's such a ridiculous creature. My friend has a Naya-colored Flicker deck with Acidic Slime , Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip , and Restoration Angel , among other things. After seeing it in action, I can safely say that it's a very underrated strategy right now.

June 29, 2012 6:33 p.m.

BiggRedd54 says... #18

Yeah, he's a beast, i just can't afford him right now.

June 29, 2012 7:09 p.m.

lordkasner says... #19

boros guild does not come out till gatecrash

July 15, 2012 12:50 p.m.

zandl says... #20


Boros can also be in reference to the colors R/W.

July 15, 2012 12:54 p.m.

lordkasner says... #21

ya but i really dont see boros shining till gatecrash thats the set i be spending the most money on plus sinker

July 15, 2012 2:09 p.m.

Gernand says... #22

July 18, 2012 11:02 p.m.

Gernand says... #23

Sideboard: +3 Revoke Existence , +2 Whipflare

July 18, 2012 11:09 p.m.

Gernand says... #24

Mainboard: -1 Flames of the Firebrand , +1 Whipflare

July 18, 2012 11:15 p.m.

zandl says... #25

Hellion Crucible is pretty bad.

July 18, 2012 11:27 p.m.

Gernand says... #26

Why is it bad? Better than a Mountain .

July 18, 2012 11:29 p.m.

BiggRedd54 says... #27

Rude, How you would taint my comment section with Hellion Crucible .

July 18, 2012 11:50 p.m.

zandl says... #28


Gargoyle Castle > Hellion Crucible , and no one ever played Gargoyle Castle .

You could argue that it's better than a Mountain, but that's just not true. Mountain s tap for Red mana.

July 19, 2012 1:04 a.m.

zandl says... #29

And with Hellion Crucible , you're spending 9 mana and losing a land to get a 4/4 Haste token. Whoop-dee-doo.

July 19, 2012 1:05 a.m.

Gernand says... #30

Oh well. I guess Hellion Crucible is only awesome in my imagination.

July 19, 2012 7:50 p.m.

OneOddOrange says... #31

I fail to see how Intrepid Hero works with Slumbering Dragon . Ring of Valkas would work well with Dragon though.

July 25, 2012 12:17 a.m.

BiggRedd54 says... #32

In order to win the game without setting off Slumbering Dragon 's ability to block, you would have to deal 5damage per turn, if Intrepid Hero is down than he is going to destry all creatures who can do at least 4 damage per turn, For this example lets say that there are no other abilities in play

July 25, 2012 4:19 a.m.

OneOddOrange says... #33

Huh well I guess that works. Feels like a weak argument though. Don't get me wrong, they're both good cards, just seems weird to say they work well together. Would still consider Ring of Valkas though, at least in the sideboard since you have room. Allows you to pump dragons, give haste, and helps against control since they won't be attacking much and your dragons won't gain counters.

July 25, 2012 9:17 p.m.

Gernand says... #34

I would probably run +1 Whipflare /Oblivion Ring

July 26, 2012 8:01 p.m.

lBahamutZeRO says... #35

needs Revoke Existence or Smelt maybe SB.

July 28, 2012 4:02 p.m.

BiggRedd54 says... #36


July 28, 2012 5:24 p.m.

same to that. What about Fiend Hunter ? Perma exile something! no tokens?!! And how about Geist-Honored Monk ?

August 3, 2012 1:15 p.m.

zandl says... #38

Intrepid Hero ? Really?

Most decks don't even play with creatures that have Power 4 or higher. That, and he dies to every single removal spell in Standard.

I'd just run card:Gideon's Avenger over him, honestly, if creature control is what you want. Or Fiend Hunter , but Fiend Hunter is better for Aggro decks that will likely win before the Hunter will be destroyed. In a slower control deck, Fiend Hunter will almost always be destroyed by turn-5, especially since you have no way of protecting him.

Have you considered Cavern of Souls ? Naming Humans on one covers half of your creatures, or naming Giants might just win you the game.

August 3, 2012 1:23 p.m.

zandl says... #39

Also, consider Elspeth Tirel . If given a few turns to do her thing, she can win the game on her own.

August 3, 2012 1:24 p.m.

Please login to comment

Compare to inventory
Date added 5 years
Last updated 5 years

This deck is Legacy legal.

Cards 61
Avg. CMC 3.43
Tokens 3/3 Golem
Folders Competitive
Top rank #2 on 2012-07-28
Views 5365