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Ixalan Treasure Pirates Blu/Blk v3

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I built this deck to do one thing, and that is to make Treasure and win. Cards are from Ixalan Only.
This deck actually has three different Win conditions to take advantage of.
Please comment and give suggestions on how I can improve this deck.



Ninjew42 says... #1

Just got back from Sunday Standard. Got second place. Only loss was to mono black death touch/bad mana draw.
I ended up using Mark of the Vampire in place of Walk the Plank and Sword-Point Diplomacy.

October 22, 2017 7:37 p.m.

jubale says... #2

Oops! Drop Unknown Shores and add Unclaimed Territory.

October 24, 2017 10:14 a.m.

Ninjew42 says... #3

jubale, Thank you for your suggestion. Unknown Shores is a kind of back up for green mana for Vraska, Relic Seeker, and Unclaimed Territory does not work for her because she is not a pirate.

October 24, 2017 11:51 a.m.

l0gin4me says... #4

Are you completely restricting yourself to Ixalan? If not, I would suggest adding Marionette Master. If you put the counters on her with fabricate, you only need to sacrifice 5 Treasure to win. Fetid Pools could also help the mana-base.

October 24, 2017 5:34 p.m.

jubale says... #5

You don't need it for Vraska because by the time you reach 6 mana you WILL have treasure. Unknown Shores is just bad because unlike every other land it doesn't give free mana, which means you need 7 land with it to cast Vraska.

October 24, 2017 6:27 p.m.

Ninjew42 says... #6

l0gin4me I am trying to keep it all in Ixalan block. I have seen other decks with Marionette Master and Mechanized Production used for great effect, but I want to try to keep it Pirates.

October 24, 2017 6:51 p.m.

Ninjew42 says... #7

jubale Your right about Unclaimed Territory. I will see what I can do about adding it in. Thanks!

October 24, 2017 6:55 p.m.

Ninjew42 says... #8

I removed 3x Cancel and added 2x Lookout's Dispersal and 1x Prosperous Pirates. Still looking to add one more lookout's but that will have to wait in till sunday

October 27, 2017 6:26 p.m.

jubale says... #9

Consider also Metallic Rebuke.

October 27, 2017 11:04 p.m.

Ninjew42 says... #10

jubale That's a great card, but I'm trying to keep it all Ixalan block. Thank you for the suggestion.

October 28, 2017 10:37 a.m.

Ninjew42 says... #11

Ixalan's Binding totally stuffed my deck on Sunday. I need to find some Enchantment Removal to counter this.

October 30, 2017 12:33 p.m.

l0gin4me says... #12

Blue and black don't really have enchantment removal. Your best options are counterspells or maybe dive down

October 30, 2017 2:52 p.m.

jubale says... #13

You could play your own Ixalan's Binding. You'd have to branch into white, but it's working for me.

October 30, 2017 10:28 p.m.

jubale says... #14

River's Rebuke is also a possible answer.

October 30, 2017 10:29 p.m.

jubale says... #15

River's Rebuke is also a possible answer.

October 30, 2017 11:11 p.m.

Ninjew42 says... #16

jubale and l0gin4me, thanks for the ideas. River's Rebuke is definitely a good idea that I will work on getting into my sideboard. In the mean time I think I will add Duress as a way to remove it from the hand.

October 31, 2017 3:59 p.m.

BigBigTrek says... #17

I see that you don't have too many 1 or 2 drops. You need to start out the gate so you don't die fast. @jubale Also, River's Rebuke cost way too much to cast and is only good in late game. @l0gin4me Fetid Pools is a little to slow. You will have to wait another turn to be able to use it. You need to play spells just about ever turn.

November 5, 2017 11:01 p.m.

BigBigTrek says... #18

Need to add 2 more Drowned Catacomb to have better mana-base.

November 5, 2017 11:08 p.m.

Ninjew42 says... #19

BigBigTrek, Thanks for the comments. I am still looking to get one more Deadeye Tracker. I would like to get 2 more Drowned Catacomb but they are rare in my area and I don't have the cash to order online.

November 6, 2017 9:35 a.m.

BigBigTrek says... #20

@Ninjew42 What decks do you see Deadeye Tracker working the best against?

November 6, 2017 1:39 p.m.

Ninjew42 says... #21

@BigBigTrek, I find it useful vs. most every deck. Graveyard removal is always handy, and my store has a few people running embalm/graveborn type decks. Plus, Explore helps a lot too, as it is a neat draw mechanic.

November 6, 2017 3:27 p.m.

BigBigTrek says... #22

@Ninjew42 If you are going to add one more Deadeye Tracker then I would take out one Deadeye Plunderers.

November 6, 2017 3:37 p.m.

Ninjew42 says... #23

@BigBigTrek, That's probably what I am going to do.

November 6, 2017 3:54 p.m.

ArgArgBinks says... #24

If you are going for the combo with Deadeye Plunderers should use the new Tezzy

November 10, 2017 3:18 p.m.

Ninjew42 says... #25

@ArgArgBinks, Thank you for the suggestion, but the Deadeye combo is more of a bonus win con as opposed to the focus of the deck. I have found that my Treasure production is good enough to make the Deadeye scary fast. I am also trying to keep it all Ixalan block as well, so Tezzy is out, as is Marionette Master and Mechanized Production.

November 10, 2017 3:51 p.m.

PolarMTG says... #26

You cant cast vraska she's a planewalker not a creature with unclaimed.

November 12, 2017 12:19 p.m.

Ninjew42 says... #27

@PolarMTG, yes I know that. Hence Unknown Shores.

November 12, 2017 12:54 p.m.

w33m4n says... #28

Are you building pirates so much as you are building angry humans. Metallic Mimic could increase your power of course and also pump a cough Marionette Master cough....

November 16, 2017 11:40 p.m.

w33m4n says... #29

Also consider Panharmonicon

November 16, 2017 11:41 p.m.

Ninjew42 says... #30

@w33m4n, Thanks for the suggestions. I am keeping this deck Ixalan block only. When Rivals comes out I will add from that.

November 17, 2017 8:34 a.m.

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Exclude colors WR
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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.62
Tokens Treasure, 2/2 Pirate
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Top rank #46 on 2017-11-18
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