A deck based around the infinite mana combo of Axebane Guardian/Overgrown Battlement & Staff of Domination/Umbral Mantle. Although its not intended as a joke deck I still find it pretty funny winning with nothing but walls lol. Its also quite cheap apart from the lands.

Ramp out with your walls, sit behind them and wait for the combo if you have to, you can use Drift of Phantasms to tutor up any of the combo pieces or look for a Blue Sun's Zenith to finish it.

Even if you dont get the combo off, the deck can still land large threats in Ludevic's Test Subject  Flip or Vent Sentinel.

At the moment the deck is performing well in playtesting with a fairly consistent turn 5-6 win. I am considering dropping Vine Trellis &/or Wall of Omens for some more win con's or tutor effects. Ill work on the sideboard after the mainboard has had some more work. There is potential for a pauper version of this deck, I will also post that sometime.

Please share suggestions Id love this to be more competitive, dont forget to +1 if you like, thanks!




shinobigarth says... #1

September 11, 2012 2:12 a.m.

MagnaLynx21 says... #2

Not to be rude, but isn't Grand Architect + Pili-Pala along with any draw spell (Train of Thought ) just better? Especially if you want to be competitive?

The problem here is that your using a bunch of walls with very little synergy and relies on Axebane Guardian or Overgrown Battlement being on the table.

Pili-Pala on the other hand can combo off as early as turn four.

September 11, 2012 5:32 a.m.

cooknathan says... #3

@ shinobigarth, Fog Bank could be useful in the sideboard especially against flyers but I cant see it contributing much to the mainboard apart from stalling. Even though this is a wall deck Im trying to be quick onto the combo/win con'.

@ MagnaLynx21, lol I take no offense, especially if I am asking for opinions. The discussion is welcomed :-).

So a few things. Firstly, sure I could always play a previously explored and proven combo (in such a case why not play kiki/twin+exarch/mite/res angel/bell ringer or storm) but the point of this is not to find a competitive combo and win but to make this (a previously unexplored combo) as competitive as it could possibly be.

Secondly, I feel that THIS combo has potential. I dont agree that there is a lack of synergy between the walls, IMO there is a good amount of synergy especially between Axebane Guardian , card:Ludevic's Test Subject, Overgrown Battlement , Vent Sentinel with the rest acting as card advantage, mana ramp or tutor. While the deck can quite easily go off turn 4 (turn 5-6 seems to be the most consistent) it has the added advantage of having walls to hide behind while waiting for the combo.

Thanks guys keep the comments/suggestions coming. +1 if you like :-).

September 11, 2012 7:50 a.m.

spectre501st says... #4

I like this! +1 I LOVE infinite combos, and I really like using obscure combos. i'm working on a deck that makes infinte creatures, but doesn't use the obvious ones ''cough''Splinter Twin ''cough'' Nice job!

September 11, 2012 4:12 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #5

I had a defender deck in Zendikar standard that used absurd amounts of mana to power Wolfbriar Elemental . In that deck I used Wall of Vines and Wall of Tanglecord to stall with and I recommend Wall of Vines as a way to have a T1 that will stall for quite a while. Wolfbriar Elemental is just fun and gives you an easy threat..

September 11, 2012 4:36 p.m.

cooknathan says... #6

@ spectre501st, thanks. Yeah I dont mind people net decking I guess its just not what I personally find fun. I see it as an advantage when your opponents are all playing the same decks as it makes your sideboarding choices easier and you can predict their plays whereas they have no idea whats coming. Cool Ill have to check out some of your decks.

@ Ohthenoises, that would have been fun back in the day, too bad we had to live through caw-blade. Wall of Vines would be good against fliers although Im not sure if its a better option than Fog Bank (or even sideboard Corrosive Gale for that matter). I was thinking about the need for a one drop, I quite like the idea of Perimeter Captain . Wolfbriar Elemental is nice but I nearly always win the turn that I combo as I can go straight to inf' life, draw inf' cards and tap inf' blockers with inf' mana. Otherwise if I need to dump mana, card:Ludevic's Test Subject is great as it also provides defender synergy.

Im not sure if I should try to make the deck quicker (more tutor), more defensive (one drops) or work on it as is. I have never played in a modern comp (though I intend to) and hence Im not sure what to expect. Looking at the top 8's it seems that aggro is dominating which is probably good for me.

September 11, 2012 8:36 p.m.

shinobigarth says... #7

i dont really see how Fog Bank isnt an option for you, even a couple. sure it dies to Lightning Bolt, but so? other walls you have do too. it gives you time to find the other walls you want while your opponent is bringing in creature after creature.

September 12, 2012 5:36 a.m.

cooknathan says... #8

Dont get me wrong, I like Fog Bank it would be a great defensive card (perhaps sideboard or Perimeter Captain /Wall of Vines ) but as I said I would rather focus on trying to combo out quickly rather than playing too defensively, if possible.

What would you have me take out for a mainboard Fog Bank ?

September 12, 2012 7:28 a.m.

shinobigarth says... #9

probably Wall of Omens

September 12, 2012 7:08 p.m.

shinobigarth says... #10

also if you put like Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots on the Bank, it would be your invincible wall that pretty much nothing could get past.

September 12, 2012 7:12 p.m.

gioppasup says... #11

I like this deck! +1 by be so!!!

September 15, 2012 4:17 a.m.

Houder says... #12

Love the deck so much I decided to have a go at doing a deck defriender

Also have you thought about putting Sylvan Caryatid in?

January 10, 2016 7:47 p.m.

Blackgaurd says... #13

I had a deck like this until they banned Splinter Twin and Summer Bloom and I lost what chance I had against my friends' top tier decks.

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September 15, 2016 12:46 a.m.

SpiritChaser says... #14

Since you making a lot of mana, can I suggest Villainous Wealth?

September 21, 2016 2:36 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

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Top rank #18 on 2012-09-23
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