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How to piss off your friends: Plow under edition

BrokenZygoma

Vintage

Score: 51


Description

The most annoying mono-green land control deck I could think up. Full of extra land enablers like Oracle of Mul Daya , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , and Exploration . With them, a Crucible of Worlds , and a Strip Mine that's pretty much game over. To get those pieces, Font of Mythos , and Howling Mine allow for tons of card draw. Plow Under is just obnoxious, and Traproot Kami and Platinum Angel serve as the "Win Conditions", If you will. The goal is to either deck your opponent, or to make them concede. This is obviously a more casual deck to mess with your friends. But If one wanted to play competitively, you could make some quick enemies.

Updates

Prototype — Aug. 10, 2012

Quickly threw together a prototype, competitive-legal version of this deck. HTPOYF:PUE Legal prototype. It's basically this deck without Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Traproot Kami, and has Horn of Greed, Primordial Hydra, and Fastbond.

AUGUST 9, 2012 11:55 P.M.


Part 1 — Aug. 10, 2012

This deck will be the first of a series of casual-play decks designed to make your opponents very mad. Format won't matter, and the decks will most likely not be legal. They wont be crazy illegal but you get the Idea. If anyone has any suggestions on cards to base a deck around that are just obnoxious, I'd love to hear them. In the case of this deck, Plow Under was the card that inspired the build. It's not a card you see a lot, but its certainly powerful. That's what I'm looking for in these decks so any suggestions are appreciated.

Ohthenoises says...

#1

Have you considered Mwonvuli Acid-Moss ?? seems like it would fit perfectly here.

August 7, 2012 4:17 p.m.

GriffinRider says...

#2

I sense that you will have lots of cards in your hands. You might want to consider card:Venser's Journal, Spellbook or Reliquary Tower .

August 7, 2012 6:02 p.m.

BrokenZygoma says...

#3

@GriffinRider It's not necessary. All I do is discard lands and play them from my graveyard with Crucible of Worlds . And on that note, My hand is usually emptied every turn, then refilled from all the draw.

@Ohthenoises Honestly that card is a bit slow. By turn 4 I want to be able to strip mine a few lands and then be able to Plow Under which is, in my opinion, better than typical land destruction.

August 7, 2012 6:32 p.m.

Kenshin_Kamiya says...

#4

now that's a great deck to just say I win in the end +1

August 8, 2012 2:05 p.m.

Hiding says...

#5

Ebony Owl Netsuke

August 9, 2012 11:53 a.m.

Hiding says...

#6

the owl is pretty good for killing people especially if they keep drawing and cant play anything.

August 9, 2012 11:54 a.m.

Hiding says...

#7

also maybe some transforming lands would be cool especially if you get to put out so many of them like Inkmoth Nexus or lands that deal damage.

August 9, 2012 11:55 a.m.

Azure124 says...

#8

Fastbond be that guy

August 9, 2012 11:55 a.m.

azbycx says...

#9

the only thing is what do you attack with? Oracle of Mul Daya isn't a very good attacker. Platinum Angel is a stall card cuz you can't win with it. I would run like Primordial Hydra or Khalni Hydra .

August 9, 2012 12:02 p.m.

DyingHavoc says...

#10

Broken What the actual hell? Is your job to make decks?

August 9, 2012 12:02 p.m.

azbycx says...

#11

Still +1

August 9, 2012 12:04 p.m.

jkarnes says...

#12

Strip Mine is restricted to 1 in Vintage. You could play Fastbond and really make people angry. Include Horn of Greed and Storm Cauldron for maximum dickishness.

August 9, 2012 1:21 p.m.

Hiding says...

#13

If you get multiple ebony owls you can really do the damage.

August 9, 2012 4:03 p.m.

Chris62295 says...

#14

I love this deck... The mana swarm is amazing and keeping opponents locked down is a plus. I would recommend something to spend that mana on like a Primordial Hydra with a ton of counters. I really enjoy this concept and presentation.

August 9, 2012 4:42 p.m.

BrokenZygoma says...

#15

First off, this deck wasn't meant to be competitive legal. If one wanted to play legally they could easily take out 3 Strip Mine for some things that can fetch it out. You really only need one to get things rolling anyway. Also, this deck wasn't meant to win. It is meant to not lose, hence Platinum Angel . No offence to anyone, but the only suggestions I really like for this deck are Horn of Greed and Fastbond . I don't want to clutter the deck with "Win-cons", I want it to be filled with "Not-lose-cons" ;)

August 9, 2012 11:38 p.m.

Dungrove Elder would also be beastly in here!!! Zuran Orb would also be sweet. Maybe even Life from the Loam ...?

August 9, 2012 11:42 p.m.

BrokenZygoma says...

#17

Quickly threw together a prototype, competitive-legal version of this deck. HTPOYF:PUE Legal prototype. It's basically this deck without Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Traproot Kami , and has Horn of Greed , Primordial Hydra , and Fastbond .

August 9, 2012 11:55 p.m.

CommanderFun says...

#18

lollerskates! as a thought, with all that land... card:Rath's Edge might work out for you. Black Vise would be sweet too as a win condition for only 1... I like it better than Ebony Owl Netsuke

August 10, 2012 3:17 p.m.

gheridarigaaz says...

#19

Hmmm... man-lands maybe? Just to support the land theme and maybe stuff like Quicksand for early removal

August 11, 2012 3:04 p.m.

Hiding says...

#20

hmm Black Vise would only deal maximum of like 4 anyways wouldnt it? but i guess it would work a bit better than Ebony Owl Netsuke , cuz mana costs and less conditions for the damage.

August 13, 2012 12:20 p.m.

Have you considered using Petrified Field for recovering Strip Mine ? Combining Strip Mine and Petrified Field with Crucible of Worlds would get ugly fast considering the amount of additional land drops. Based on the card advantage this deck gives, you could replace Buried Ruin with Petrified Field since you would likely draw the additional milling cards if they are lost early on.

August 16, 2012 8:21 a.m.

Mexlertos says...

#22

this deck is best for destroying lands

August 18, 2012 9:22 a.m.

Mexlertos says...

#23

May be Crystal Vein for getting mana and use it same like strip mine

August 18, 2012 9:45 a.m.

warper says...

#24

Maybe some Worldly Tutor s and Sylvan Scrying s?

November 4, 2012 12:57 a.m.

wreckedd says...

#25

Scapeshift could work here, especially as it allows you to play none basic lands, giving you needed fetch for Strip Mine , not to mention the synergy it has with Crucible of Worlds

November 4, 2012 6:16 a.m.

Jarrheadd0 says...

#26

Rites of Flourishing ?

November 4, 2012 10:42 a.m.

Aelorith2117 says...

#27

Bravo! +1! Crystal Vein , Ghost Quarter , Haunted Fengraf , Lotus Vale , card:Rath's Edge, Sheltered Valley , Tectonic Edge , Terminal Moraine all could work!

November 4, 2012 1:09 p.m.

yungxak says...

#28

I adore this deck-style. May have to copy and run against friends to wreck their day. +1

November 4, 2012 3:28 p.m.

Aelorith2117 says...

#29

Also Argothian Wurm , Constant Mists and Sylvan Safekeeper all work!

November 4, 2012 5:35 p.m.

Droxium says...

#30

you mention Plow Under , but it it isn't in the deck, why?

January 28, 2013 10:33 a.m.

BrokenZygoma says...

#31

It would be the only sorcery in the deck sir. Take another look.

January 28, 2013 10:36 a.m.

wreckedd says...

#32

I can't recommend Scapeshift enough man, turn 4 you could have all 4 strip mines, surely gg from that point? :P

January 28, 2013 10:46 a.m.

Cadois says...

#33

It's a very annoying deck and well construceted indeed, but I just wanna share that I managed to lose the game while playtesting one time: I was buying 8 additional cards per turn and both the Platinum Angels were beetween the last 7 cards. xD

January 28, 2013 11:08 a.m.

BrokenZygoma says...

#34

Well I suppose that is a risk, but a very slim one. That's just poor luck you cant avoid. And if it were to be a consistent problem, running 3 or 4 could easily remedy that poor luck.

January 28, 2013 11:17 a.m.

Cadois says...

#35

Yep, and well, maybe the opponent had given up when I managed to destroy all possible lands he had. I liked it. xD

January 28, 2013 11:20 a.m.

BrokenZygoma says...

#36

And that's the whole purpose of the deck :)

January 28, 2013 11:22 a.m.

Gilt-Leaf Archdruid could be pretty funny here. You'd have to replace a bunch of the low stuff with mana dorks for it to be functional, but it's maybe worth considering.

Sweet deck idea. I mean, horrible deck idea, but sweet and effective follow-through with it :P

January 29, 2013 12:09 a.m.

MTG_Player says...

#38

4x Wasteland 4x Ghost Quarter Dungrove Elder ?

January 29, 2013 12:49 a.m.

BrokenZygoma says...

#39

Only bad thing is Wasteland is like a 50$ card :/

January 29, 2013 12:53 a.m.

ScottieC37 says...

#40

Reap and Sow and Rude Awakening ?

January 29, 2013 12:57 a.m.

Azure124 says...

#41

Zuran Orb will make you more of a dick with crucible+fastbond+orb you have infinite mana and life.

January 29, 2013 7:54 a.m.

Panda213 says...

#42

Gunna have to use this idea, with a few personal tweaks of course :) love the basic idea here, +1 from me :)

January 31, 2013 12:01 p.m.

card:Mishra's Helix for extra griefing, you bastard :)

February 2, 2013 9:30 p.m.

Gatherix says...

#44

Reduce to 60 cards.

Strip Mine is restricted.

February 2, 2013 10:04 p.m.

BrokenZygoma says...

#45

It is 60 and I had no Idea. Thank you for sharing this fact that NO ONE ELSE has told me.

February 2, 2013 11:32 p.m.

We are very oblivious indeed

February 3, 2013 3:36 a.m.

Then again, you're not trying to play competitively right?

February 3, 2013 3:37 a.m.

BrokenZygoma says...

#48

No sir. Like I said in an earlier comment, one could easily take out the 3 illegal Strip Mine s for something that fetches them out. All it does is slows the game down a turn or 2. Otherwise. I'm running 4 of them.

February 3, 2013 11:16 a.m.

Glen654 says...

#49

No Stunted Growth ?

Works really well with plow under.

February 3, 2013 2:48 p.m.

acbooster says...

#50

Heh, it's sort of like my shenanigans deck. It's not meant to win, but it's meant to wreak havoc in multiplayer games by turtling as long as possible with walls and casting traps at every opportunity. The only way to win is to catch them with a Ghost Quarter and Archive Trap combo, which actually has won me a few games with it. I had the luck of winning turn 2 by drawing all 4 traps and a ghost quarter in my initial hand. Turn 1 Ghost Quarter, turn 2 destroy their land, make them mill 52 because they searched their library this turn. Instant win against 60 card decks. :P

February 5, 2013 2:39 p.m.

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