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In Defense Of Our Home

TheHorse

Standard*

Score: 27


Description

A W/G aggro deck with an Exalted theme.

In Defense of Our Home

In Defense Of Our Home

Title inspired by Thalia, Guardian of Thraben 's flavor text. ;)

This is my current build based on availability of cards. My local meta is pretty control heavy, so that's why I'm running 3 Grand Abolisher and 3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben mainboard.

Updates

FNM 9-14-2012 — Sept. 19, 2012

R1: up against U/W control/midrange thing:

G1 - Got down some early threats and kept a couple in hand in case you DOJ'd, he didn't. I had to mulligan to 5.

G2 - pretty much the same.

Apparently he forgot to put DOJ in his sideboard before FNM, but I don't think it would have made a difference. Grand Abolisher and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben performed very well.


R2: U/W Delver (maybe it was American? I don't remember)

G1 - Raced him and won.

G2 - Raced him again. I think I won this one. In any case I either won the match 2-1 or 2-0.

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Grand Abolisher both enjoyed time in the spotlight once more. Sublime Archangel made things nuts quick, and with Grand Abolisher on the field my opponent was forced to snag on my field -- I think he put Sublime back in my hand twice that way.


R3: Haunted Humans

G1 - Outraced him with Nearheath Pilgrim and Sublime Archangel

G2 - He pulled a god hand involving 3 Champion of the Parish s, some other stuff and Angelic Destiny . He won.

G3 - He got stuck on 3 land and I had Thalia on board, meaning he had pretty much no chance of dropping the Day of Judgment or Angelic Destiny he had in hand. Managed to -2 Ajani on a Rancor'd Thragtusk , felt good bro.

Ajani, Caller of the Pride and Nearheath Pilgrim did quite well here. A 2/1 First Strike is also nothing to laugh at T2 (Thalia).


R4: Mono Black Control

G1 - Got through with Mirran Crusader and Knight of Glory

G2 - Guy crushed me with Mutilate and then dropped Lashwrithe and Phyrexian Obliterator

G3 - Guy offered to split and I declined. Then I drew straight lands for a while while trying to make some kind of board presence. I lost.

Probably would have won if I hadn't drawn straight lands, but so it goes.


I ended up getting 3rd, and I pulled a Tamiyo, the Moon Sage from the packs I picked up with my store credit. yay.


#3 in tournament @ Dark Side — Sept. 15, 2012

R1: up against U/W control/midrange thing:

G1 - Got down some early threats and kept a couple in hand in case you DOJ'd, he didn't. I had to mulligan to 5.

G2 - pretty much the same.

Apparently he forgot to put DOJ in his sideboard before FNM, but I don't think it would have made a difference. Grand Abolisher and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben performed very well.


R2: U/W Delver (maybe it was American? I don't remember)

G1 - Raced him and won.

G2 - Raced him again. I think I won this one. In any case I either won the match 2-1 or 2-0.

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Grand Abolisher both enjoyed time in the spotlight once more. Sublime Archangel made things nuts quick, and with Grand Abolisher on the field my opponent was forced to snag on my field -- I think he put Sublime back in my hand twice that way.


R3: Haunted Humans

G1 - Outraced him with Nearheath Pilgrim and Sublime Archangel

G2 - He pulled a god hand involving 3 Champion of the Parish s, some other stuff and Angelic Destiny . He won.

G3 - He got stuck on 3 land and I had Thalia on board, meaning he had pretty much no chance of dropping the Day of Judgment or Angelic Destiny he had in hand. Managed to -2 Ajani on a Rancor'd Thragtusk , felt good bro.

Ajani, Caller of the Pride and Nearheath Pilgrim did quite well here. A 2/1 First Strike is also nothing to laugh at T2 (Thalia).


R4: Mono Black Control

G1 - Got through with Mirran Crusader and Knight of Glory

G2 - Guy crushed me with Mutilate and then dropped Lashwrithe and Phyrexian Obliterator

G3 - Guy offered to split and I declined. Then I drew straight lands for a while while trying to make some kind of board presence. I lost.

Probably would have won if I hadn't drawn straight lands, but so it goes.


I ended up getting 3rd, and I pulled a Tamiyo, the Moon Sage from the packs I picked up with my store credit. yay.


Ulvenwald Tracker — Aug. 14, 2012

I'm thinking of adding Ulvenwald Tracker , maybe over Champion of Lambholt -- I feel like he synergizes a little better with the deck, and provides some pretty cool removal. Attack phase, declare attackers (someone gets exalted buff), before declare blockers, pop some big creature or something.

It would work like that, right?


Some Updates and Consideration — Aug. 12, 2012

Swapped Nearheath Pilgrim with Grand Abolisher between respective boards. Added in Ground Seal to counteract reanimator and delver, while also providing a nice cantrip effect.

I'm considering adding in Garruk, Primal Hunter , at least in the sideboard. This gives me a really good draw engine + creature spawning against decks that try and drag the game out with board wipes.


Playtesting and Discussion — Aug. 9, 2012

Updated after speaking with a friend on the matter.

hazzaismyname says...

#1

maybe throw in Champion of Lambholt might be good here.

September 19, 2012 10:09 a.m.

TheHorse says...

#2

I was running Lambolt originally, but I was finding a lot of the time by t3 she wasn't very relevant to my game plan, and hitting double GG t3 is really hard to do without messing up my mana base.

September 19, 2012 12:28 p.m.

hazzaismyname says...

#3

Yeah. how about Thraben Doomsayer ? so good in a pinch

September 19, 2012 8:58 p.m.

LordGuilder says...

#4

not anymore standard....

October 30, 2012 3:30 p.m.

he will fix it. him and i run a very similar deck. its beast.

October 30, 2012 7:46 p.m.

TheHorse says...

#6

I'm not playing this deck any more, so I don't really plan on updating it. It probably is beast still, though. I'll miss Grand Abolisher . </3

October 30, 2012 8:44 p.m.

It just needs a lil tune up. I miss abolisher too, he just now plays in a legacy deck. But if you build around pilgrim, silverblade and sublime, this will still ruin peoples days. Check mine out man. It has owned some fnms..but I play my zombies more regularly.

October 31, 2012 10:37 p.m.

Ohthenoises says...

#8

The typical G/W humans aggro list nowadays isn't too far off from this. Take out the MIR block stuff, add Mayor of Avabruck  Flip , and volia! (Not really but still.)

October 31, 2012 10:41 p.m.

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Date added 1 year
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Sets Magic 2013, Avacyn Restored , Innistrad, 2012 Core Set , Mirrodin Besieged, Scars of Mirrodin
Cards 56
Avg. CMC 2.36
Top rank #26 on 2012-07-22

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