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"The dream does not end until I say so." -- Lord of the Unreal


NOTE: Because Leafs_Suck's Grand Illusion exists, and this deck contains the same Grand Architect + aggressive blue creatures engine, alllll credit for the combo is due to him. I mean, it's the highest rated deck on this site, and I'm not exactly reinventing the wheel here (though I am tinkering a little). However, because this is my Scars of Mirrodin/M12 last hurrah, and I have some blue M13 cards I'm itching to use, here's a deck list!


So! Basic strategy: play cheap, aggressive blue illusions like Phantasmal Bear and Jace's Phantasm , beef them up with Lord of the Unreal and Grand Architect, and swing for dozens of damage!

Or: play lots of blue creatures, get some early aggro in, then drop a Grand Architect and start tapping the tiniest of your creatures to power out Wurmcoil Engines or Staff of Nin!

Also: Phyrexian Metamorph and Phantasmal Image copy wurmcoils, blue lords, enemy Sun Titans and things, whatever you want, and kill opposing legends. The image even gets added synergy with Lord of the Unreal!

Personal touches: Solemn Simulacrum, which helps with the mana ramp when your Architect is not available (while also working well with him), and Staff of Nin, which is stupidly awesome when you can cheat it out on turn 3, and can actually kill many of the problem creatures of the format.

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#3 in tournament @ The Foundry — Aug. 31, 2012

3-1, grabbing third place after tiebreakers.

This week's results were much less ridiculous and overpowered than last week's (see below), playing closer to what I would normally expect from this deck. Rather than bore with the details, here's a brief summary of my results:

Round 1 - R/B Vampires (2-1) - Falkenrath Marauders+Stromkirk Captain+Lord of Lineage ow

Round 2 - Nichol Bolas, Planeswalker (2-0)

Round 3 - Rancor Infect (1-2) - opponent went on to win the tournament

Round 4 - R/G Aggro (2-1) - grueling three games. Casting and protecting a Witchbane Orb was pretty key in defeating his Bonfire of the Damned

#1 in tournament @ The Deep Comics and Games — Aug. 24, 2012
#6 in tournament @ The Deep Comics and Games — July 13, 2012

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Legality

This deck is Casual legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.81
Tokens 3/3 Wurm
Folders Standard, Other Decks to Versus, Look in to, Past Decks, Other players, Blue Control/Artifacts, Options, Blue discard deck, Interessantes, Look into further, See all 12
Top rank #7 on 2012-07-21
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