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*I'm thinking of adding some cards from the maybeboard. What do you think?*
6-12-2011: Deck created. I really didn't expect to get the amount of feedback for a colorless deck.
6-22-2011: 1000 views. Thanks everyone for the comments and the +1s. I appreciate it. Keep 'em coming.
6-24-2011: 1500 views!
6-25-2011: 2000 views!!
6-29-2011: 2500 views!!!
Yay for colorless!!!!
Ornithopter is for early game chump blockers.
Palladium Myr is pretty self-explanatory but I can also search for them as needed with Eye of Ugin . I know it's a bit much to pay 7 to search for a cmc 3 creature card but if that's all that stand in the way of cast Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , then I will do it every time. Also, he is perfect with Myr Superion .
Prototype Portal -- I produce so much mana on average that I figure I could use the Prototype Portal -Mindslaver combo every turn until I get what I need. Also, I could use Prototype Portal with Expedition Map to search for a land card every turn for 3.
Edit 6-18-11: I added 3 Myr Superion s because I had them (although I had forgotten that I had them when I put the deck together). I figure I could use the Palladium Myr to cast it. I also think I could use Karn, Silver Golem 's ability to turn Ashnod's Altar into a creature and then sacrifice it to itself to produce the necessary 2 colorless to cast him.
Edit 6-28-2011 I added Painter's Servant to the sideboard. It's my dream in life to use All Is Dust with Painter's Servant in the battlefield. By the way, I wouldn't use it unless I had Urzatron or a few Cloudpost s in my hand.
EDIT 8-4-2011 I removed Karn Liberated from the deck because I needed him elswhere. At the suggestion of icekilleaxx, I decided to give Jester's Scepter a try seeing as I don't have any way to counter anything.
EDIT 8-16-2011 Due to overwhelming support, Karn Liberated as made it back in the deck.
EDIT 1-23-2012 So, I decided to finally update this deck after a few months and officially remove Cloudpost from the deck. While it is a little slower than before the banning of Cloudpost , Urzatron still is an effective use of Vesuva . I also decided to add 4x Eldrazi Temple to the mix since the main thing with the deck is getting the Eldrazi legends into play.
EDIT 1-31-2012 Mind Stone is actually Dreamstone Hedron until tappedout.net changes the set that Dreamstone Hedron is in. Right now, they have it in mtg:commander instead of Rise of the Eldrazi. Also, the second Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre because he is in the database as "From the vault: legends."
have you considered Thespian's Stage over Vesuva ? you can have it become Eldrazi Temple for the time being but if you get the complete set out of the urza's, you can then change it to Urza's Tower to make it produce one extra mana, and be able to cast anything not just eldrazis. just a thought in looking back at this deck.
you could potentially make use of a Mimic Vat if you find things are dying often. you could even exile Kozilek if someone managed to kill him, resulting in a hasty kozilek every turn for 3 mana, or draw 3 cards with 6 from the hedron as well as giving you a way to steal opponent's creatures. Also, have you considered It That Betrays ?
I like this deck, +1. Since you are clearly good at making decks, could you evaluate my Elf Semi-Populate. It's the first deck I've made and I wasn as much advice as I can get.
*also note that I playtested this against my elves twice. it lost one then won one, so I guess that means they're about even.
There is a reason tron runs light splashes into colors, going all in on the land urza land ramp opens you up to lose by your own deck's variance, out of 15 games of playtesting there wasn't a single hand I actually liked as it completely relies on getting the urza lands out before turn 4 and to hope you can ride the Karn to victory. Unless it's for casual games you probably shouldn't exchange resiliency and consistency for a gimmick (though I will admit doing so does work as a nice strategy to farm upvotes from people here on Tappedout).
Awesome deck. care to test it out against my deck Swarm and Conquer V 2.0? Also, I do agree with Demarge slightly. He comes off as being an asshole to be quite frank, but he does have a good point about the color thing. Pyroclasm is a must to help stop aggro decks from overrunning you.
I'd like to suggest Quicksilver Amulet if you wanted to get your creatures out extremely quickly and without waiting for the mana to ramp up --- with afew of those (I'd say maybe 3 or 4), you could get big guys like Blightsteel Colossus or your Eldrazi creatures out on turn 5 (or less if you can throw down those Palladium Myr s quickly).
If you wanted to pull out some of your Mainboard in trade for some heavy-hitting artifacts like Blightsteel Colossus or Darksteel Colossus (ect), Mycosynth Golem would be great for making your mana work a little harder for you, and has the possibility to lower the costs of all your artifacts (creatures or otherwise) to 0.
If you wanted to go with the Amulet --- I'd suggest adding in more Eldrazi creatures and other high-cost heavy hitting creatures and also: -1 Eldrazi Temple and -1 Tectonic Edge (or -2 Tectonic Edge ) for +2 Doubling Cube .
If you wanted to go with the Affinity for Artifacts --- I'd suggest slightly different land changes: -1 Eldrazi Temple and -1 Tectonic Edge (or -2 Tectonic Edge ) for +2 Eye of Ugin , and seeing if maybe you could squeeze in a few Thopter Assembly s to boost your number of Artifacts on the field.
How 'bout Trinisphere , Lodestone Golem and Thorn of Amethyst ? They win storm decks instannly and are always greater pain to your opponent than for you due to your bigger mana production., except when opponent plays tron too. Sundering Titan is also nice addition to denial.
@Colgate: Holy crap. Those are great suggestions. I'll figure out how to get them in. Any suggestions. I know that I'll be replacing Myr Superion , Prototype Portal and Dreamstone Hedron . I want to add Etched Champion for chump blocking and I need to add something for card draw. I thought Runed Servitor or Solemn Simulacrum . What do you think?
@DrLakis: I added it because it allows me to draw a card when he dies when I chump block. Can you suggest another creature that would allow me to draw? I tend to run out of cards to use because of the high casting cost associated with this type of build.
If I add the Forest s and other colored cards, then the deck just becomes another Green Tron deck. I think the appeal to the deck is that it's colorless. It's what draws people it.
Is it fun to play? Absolutely. Will it when major tournament? You should bet against it but that doesn't matter. I have fun playing and building it.
If you're looking for chumpers... Wurmcoil Engine is literally the best chumper for this, at least in my opinion. Huge-ass body T3, if it dies it kills whatever killed it, gets you 6 life, then leaves 2 more chumpers on the field.
If you're going to be bringing this to something very competitive, you're going to need to watch out for Sowing Salt
Also, since you have no instants on your main board or sideboard, you should try to see if Bottled Cloister
will give you the card advantage you want.
It would be way better than your Solemn Simulacrum for draw...but you lose the chump blocker (which I dont think you need anymore of).
It would also stop decks that discard key cards from your hand in their tracks...which is VERY common in modern right now. Thoughtseize and similar. Even though sieze is only B, it will stop from them doing it late game and give you a card extra each turn...since you dont need your hand during the opponents turn, I dont see any reason to not run this card.
I would only run 2 Bottled Cloister and I would bump up Walking Atlas by 1 more. Reason I chose atlas is that if you are drawing more cards with running 26 powerful lands in your deck, I would guess you would need to make sure you are playing them when you can. That and he fixes up one of the chump blockers you let go with the other creature coming out.
After doing some research on Bottled Cloister it has a huge flaw in it. If the bottle is destroyed or put into your hand on the opponents turn, the cards that were exiled STAY EXILED...
I am not sure if its worth that kind of risk, as that would give the game away since you would no longer have any cards in hand.
@JexInfinite: I never thought of Colossus of Akros . However, at cmc 8, i'd rather cast one of the eldrazi fatties if I have Eye of Ugin out. If it's out, the cmc's drop to 8, 9 and 13 respectively. If it's not out, it's not a big deal either. Mana isn't too hard to come by. Thanks for the suggestion though.