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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.