BUG Control

Standard*

mercykill Score: Unrated

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2-1 FNM — Jan. 14, 2012

Lost to UW Delver, beat Monowhite Puresteel and UB Control. Difficult to deal with turn 2 Runesteel Pike and turn 3 Geist when I didn't have mana leak in my opening hand. Oh well, I really like the deck overall.

mercykill says... #1

This deck borrows heavily from Frank Lepore's BUG control deck. I took out the big drops of Consecrated Sphinx and Karn Liberated , as well as one land to put in three moderately costed Mayor of Avabruck  Flip  FlipMTG Card: Howlpack Alpha. I like the Mayor much better because he has better synergy in the deck than the control cards, he is easy to put down, he boosts the Snapcaster Mage s and you end up passing the turn a LOT with this deck, so he's easy to flip, forcing them to respond. Go for the Throat and many of the sideboard cards are concessions for my local meta, so those can easily be changed around.

January 12, 2012 12:48 p.m.

Cableguy says... #2

Virulent Wound is better than Wring Flesh . A permanent counter hurts more than -3/-1 one time. Whether or not your trying to win by poison.

January 13, 2012 12:56 p.m.

mercykill says... #3

Most of the time you're probably right. In my particular local meta, I see a lot of Phyrexian Crusader , in which case Wring Flesh is better because it allows me to profitably block with Snapcaster Mage .

January 13, 2012 1:10 p.m.

gheridarigaaz says... #4

I like this... ever considered doing a variant for the current standard? I'm trying to do it atm

November 17, 2012 12:30 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is not Standard legal.

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Illegal cards Black Sun's Zenith , Mana Leak , Beast Within , Wring Flesh , Darkslick Shores , Go for the Throat
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.43