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I put a wolf and a bird in my enlarged Pee-Pole!

Modern*

voojeff

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Description

I don't know about you but its pretty much self explanatory from the title.

No not really?

In this deck I placed a Wolfir Silverheart and a War Falcon on my buffed up humans.

Simple and fast set up and intend it to hit high combat damage in under 7 turns (ideally T4-5). Reasonably small creatures with low CMC and combat advantage (double strike,first strike,protection) or evasion were chosen to be laced with "growing"spells to get through the defense quick. I have below some of the reasoning for and my explanation of the card choices.

Silverblade Paladin . Is probably what the whole thing is built around on. The soul bond double strike ability on a 3 mana creature is incredibly ridiculous.

Wolfir Silverheart. A bonded silverheart on any creature is an absolute threat. But bonded with a paladin? There are those that say Thragtusk and Restoration Angel almost always be connected to the hip. This is how I feel about wolfir and the paladin.

Avacyn's Pilgrim and Arbor Elf. For mana advantage. Just enough to be 1 or 2 ahead of the opponents bigger blockers or to give that one last mana for the buffers.

Elite Inquisitor . firststrike? yes. vigilance? check. protection from the evil that's among us? all of them.

Fencing Ace . I am a little on the fence with this one and he is actually the one who will be subbed with side board players when needed. His double strike is good buffed but still underwhelming alone. I also use him for his soldier subtype because of...

War Falcon . Believe it or not this wins my 3 out of my 5 games. The evasion in the early turns is something that is hard to contend with. People look past this gem but its a 2/1 flyer for 1 mana.

Angel of Jubilation. I know most will say put a Sigarda, Host of Herons or a Sublime Archangel in its place, but the sigarda has a higher mana cost and arrives too late to the party. I find that the extra 2 mana difference is what I would use for the final buffs to give max damage. The sublime is only 1 power greater ( okay more for the exalted ability) but I don't have any and really not motivated to get them because the jubilation does a great job doing the same things with an added buff to anybody whether they attack alone or not.

Giant Growth, Rancor and Revenge of the Hunted. The buffers I endearingly talk about. On sale at 1 cmc all the time. And yes I mulligan if I see the revenge in my opening hand.

Selesnya Charm. I think its the best of the lot. It always seems to do something you want all the time and at any part of the game. A blocker, a quick soldier for the falcon, a buff for the double strikers, evasion from the Pillar of Flame s, and to remove that big fattie. It should have had the swiss knife emblem on it.

Cavern of Souls. I do acknowledge the fact that set up is crucial to this build and that cheap ( low cost I mean) counter abound. The mana fixing is not bad too. I did think about Gavony Township but creature boost past turn 5 using that much mana is something I will leave for now.

Now I want to touch about the reason why there are creatures that are all essential all stars in other builds that were not included here. Generally they were either because they filled up the same slot as the ones I felt were indispensable (Champion of Lambholt or Loxodon Smiter at the 3 slot vs paladin) or that by playtesting (and I did so for about 2 weeks) never really gave me how I wanted the deck to perform ( Champion of the Parish v falcon). And as for Sigarda, Host of Herons I already explained with the jubilation.

the side board

I chose Tormod's Crypt vs Rest in Peace. This was due to Rancor but I feel Ground Seal still needs experimentation because of the card draw.

Knight of Glory . For swamp hate. Only 2 because the inquisitor probably covers 80-90% of the combat interaction from that set.

Sundering Growth and Ray of Revelation . 3 total but the ratio is still debatable. I don't think there are a lot of game breaking artifacts out there in standard so the rays flashback is very alluring.

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. Your a member of tapped out so you know why.

Oblivion Ring for removal and Nevermore for pseudo removal? (if I can use that term) or just delay the progress of an opponent enough so that I can dish out or set up. Now I know purist will say I am an idiot ( and I assure you I am!) not including the o-ring main board. I when I built the deck the main proviso was it should be quick.Yes to take damage but not to relent in dishing a larger one in return. The o-ring is a great defense removal for the mid to long game. One I intend to use when indicated but for the regular build I want to be as offensive as possible.

Now for my biggest problem. I know that board wipes like Terminus,Supreme Verdict etc are my biggest threat (early burn spells can also stall out in the beginning) but I found that playing an Entreat the Angels always gives me significantly better odds in these situations. My side board is still over populated in this case so I still need advise to streamline it.

Nothing is still set in stone for this deck and I will absolutely appreciate everybody's help again to make it better. Criticisms and suggestions are always highly considered and welcome.

I would like to give Long_Con(Selesnyan Silverbond) and OFABass (I just crapped all over your deck) props for Inspiration to the build and for upholding the selensya banner.

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Comments

ozzynomicon says... #8

funny story. i rancored a guys huntmaster and then selesnya charmed it and got rancor back lol. such a good combo bro. tryi it out. makes em a so mad

November 18, 2012 7:33 p.m.

voojeff says... #9

@ ozzynomicon

That's effin' hilarious! I will try it and see the guys face turn purple. Fantastic fattie removal for 3 mana. Priceless.

November 18, 2012 11:57 p.m.

Ever consider Collective Blessing ? With 26 creatures, and it being late game, it could be just what you need if the game goes longer than wanted and you start running out of steam.

November 19, 2012 4:24 a.m.

It would be particularly good against b/r since they have no enchantment removal, and you're both aggro. So once you play that, you immediately have a much better board position. Maybe just sideboard material though.

November 19, 2012 4:26 a.m.

ST31N says... #12

Sublime is incredible. She is so much more than a +1 boost. Giving each creature exalted and swinging one turn for kill is much more insane than jubilation. She's good sidedeck imo. Against specific sac cards... Sublime is a major threat, so using iubilatipn is cool cuz no one will remove her! Lol

November 20, 2012 10:45 p.m.

MonkeyMind says... #13

"Silverblade Paladin . Is probably what the whole thing is built around on."

What about a couple of Ajani, Caller of the Pride ? Can give you the Double Strike as well and +1/+1 counters on creatures who can really use it like Fencing Ace or War Falcon (which you say wins you 3 out of 5 games).

November 21, 2012 3:49 a.m.

ST31N says... #14

Ajani would be solid with white weenie creatures.

November 21, 2012 5:13 p.m.

voojeff says... #15

@ jfriday09

I would love to drop down a heavy +3/+3 Collective Blessing hammer but I fear it might be too mana exhaustive for this deck. I've always wanted to play the short and fast game especially with other aggro/beat downs but I will give it the benefit of the doubt and try a few games with it.

@ OFABass

Thanks for the insight. I like the idea of them not thinking Angel of Jubilation as a threat, unfortunately once they get to see what she does the Murder s come out. They quickly realize she gives immediate presence once she hits the board not only on the offence and defense but she also slows down the game due to the shocklands being less effective, something I account for but usually takes my opponents by surprise. Also with the million saccing mechanisms out there she is a way for them to stop having life or card advantage. Its also not uncommon for me to have 2 of her cast and have my insta boost go up to +2 for all!

@ MonkeyMind

I have the deck working extremely well but did find that the 1 slot was a little too crowded. Ideally though it should be a T1 card:Avacyn's Pilgrim rather than an Arbor Elf . The extra G mana was nice but not really vital as my land base is sufficient, so I decided to see if Ajani, Caller of the Pride will give me an added depth to the deck. Thanks for the suggestion.

November 23, 2012 11:08 p.m.

TJMAXAL says... #16

What about Farseek for your mana ramp instead of creatures that die easily. Also have you considered Avacyn, Angel of Hope as a possible way to avoid those late game board wipes.

November 30, 2012 2:06 p.m.

LordGuilder says... #17

Simpler than Avacyn you should consider Rootborn Defenses

I also used War falcon in my white deck, it's a very strong card in the early game! Angel of jubilation is also in my white standard deck!

happy to see another deck looking like mine and being effective because I almost always play my Selesnya deck so I don't know how the white human would do!

December 3, 2012 9:50 p.m.

pwneyta says... #18

I playtested this deck and the only complaint I have is your lands. YOU DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH OF THEM. I was mana-screwed for about 3 games in a row. It's weird because you have 22. Maybe I just have bad luck.

December 5, 2012 5:19 a.m.

voojeff says... #19

@ TJMAXAL

While I had considered and even included Farseek in the past, currently I will leave it out as I found that the dorks are there mainly for speed ( my meta is full of fast B/R zom-vamps or selesnyan tempo-aggro). I regularly found success finishing my games in less than 7 turns (usually by 5) only needing 4-5 mana . The top CMC in this build is 5 with the Wolfir Silverheart which I would love to use more regularly but usually unnecessary for the finish . I actually found that sometimes my 1st drop is a falcon rather than a dork. Unless I find that I am not getting great results due to dork removal I will reconsider Farseek . Thanks for your comment.

@LordGuilder

I have been flirting with both Rootborn Defenses and Safe Passage for some time now but have had tremendous jawdropping luck in my FNMs with Entreat the Angels for decks that I know have clear board wipes. I will be playtesting with the idea though.. thanks.

@pwneyta

That is really odd. With the 22 lands, the dorks and a low average CMC of 2.08 its really hard to be land screwed with this built. Ive certainly not experienced it as of yet otherwise I would have remedied it immediately. I actually remembered the deck having Arbor Elf and Farseek before and I had to cut those off because they were a bit much.Maybe its just rotten luck. But if your usernames meaning is what I think it is I wouldnt be surprised.

Thank you for all the +1s and everyone that has commented on the build. I absolutely appreciate it and have seriously Ponder ed about them and considered why it may or may not be viable for this build. I would love to have played in all previous FNMs to test it out more with real competitive decks but alas a working man has to put food in the table. The ones I have attended though Ive had tremendous success and even placed in quite a few. I still think I need further familiarity with dealing with other build types. Keep the suggestions coming please

December 5, 2012 9:23 p.m.

Fleetfiend says... #20

Speaking of birds and wolves... Fable of Wolf and Owl .

:D

Haha anyways, +1 for the originality if for nothing else. Nice work.

December 14, 2012 9:30 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 58
Avg. CMC 2.08
Tokens 2/2 Cat, 2/2 Knight
Folders Standard Ideas, Good Ideas
Top rank #31 on 2012-12-02
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