I really like Xenagos, the Reveler. A lot. Normally, I'm not a big fan of red, but I fell in love and now I want to make it work! I can already picture it... Xenegos and Purphoros, God of the Forge skipping across a flowery field, holding hands as it burns in their wake!
Since Xenagos is the focus, I figured it would be pretty token-heavy, using a few cards to take advantage for the mana that Xenagos provides (Clan Defiance and Curse of the Swine). The easiest way I found to create more tokens was to use Young Pyromancer and kin.
Suggestions/feedback welcomed! This will probably be a semi-competitive FNM deck.
September 10, 2013 7:24 p.m.
A good idea I had for Xenagos, The Reveler , I thought that he would work nicely in a Creature Mash deck. You could use Gruul and their multiple bloodrush abilities. Some cards that I think would work great in a deck like these are Ruric Thar, the Unbowed and Ogre Battledriver . Hope this helps! ~
September 14, 2013 12:23 a.m.
@Khronowars That's definitely a direction that I thought about going with it, but I'm kind of unsure. I almost feel like the token-based route is pretty easy to counter, with Illness in the Ranks and such, with not much to counter it.
September 14, 2013 1:54 a.m.
Don't forget Ratchet Bomb removes any kind of token.
September 15, 2013 12:21 a.m.
Sinobite would you have any suggestions to counter it? Or do you think I should go a different route?
I feel like an. R/G/U version of this might be interesting.
September 15, 2013 1:04 a.m.
If you go the route of RWG I would trade Druid's Deliverance for Rootborn Defenses or Boros Charm . Destructive Revelry wouldn't be able to destroy the artifact in game two when your opponent is wise to it's presence. They will play and activate on the stack as a 2 mana token wipe.
As a 1 of, I would consider a Congregate to buy more time. As Druid's Deliverance wouldn't take advantage of a full board presence. If playing against an [Erbos, God of the Dead] or Skullcrack , Druid's Deliverance would be stronger.
September 15, 2013 5:22 p.m.
Any ideas on this list JUNK in the Trunk with Theros out?
September 15, 2013 6:59 p.m.
Definitely good. I'd been looking for this sort of thing in Bant, but this is how it's done. +1
I feel like you're missing Urban Evolution , does it make things work?
September 16, 2013 6:04 p.m.
Card draw is something that definitely might be useful.
September 17, 2013 1:51 a.m.
Since xenagos is the key part of your deck, adding 1 more seems reasonable. +1, great creativity(-:
September 20, 2013 4:14 p.m.
I'd remove curse of the swine and the chorus of might.
Consider playing Foundry Champion as your finisher.
December 13, 2013 4:22 a.m.
This is super-cool!
December 13, 2013 4:31 a.m.
I haven't tried Beck , but honestly, I like the look of it. Same with your suggestion Nyad. I'll definitely add them both to the maybes. As for removing Curse of the Swine , I have to disagree. Take all my little 1/1s (and enemy threats), get rid of them, then get more creatures ETBing to synergize with Purphoros, God of the Forge , coming back more powerful than before!