Izzet Self Destructing Stuffy Doll Deck

Standard U/R (Izzet)

bchuu Score: 11


Description

This deck is built around self milling cards in order to Harvest Pyre the Stuffy Doll for lethal damage. I have found that the best way to play this deck is to try and to control the board with the counterspells, board wipes, and spot removal and then try and win in one turn with Stuffy Doll and Harvest Pyre , rather than trying to resolve Stuffy Doll ASAP and then try to keep it alive. I added Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius as an alternate win condition.

For my sideboard:

Pillar of Flame to help deal with heavy aggro decks.

Devastation Tide as an extra board wipe.

Mizzium Skin as a way to deal with decks with a lot of ways to remove the stuffy doll.

Reverberate as a way to copy either Harvest Pyre or Blasphemous Act or to copy an opponent counterspell.

Worldfire as a way to deal with decks that remove stuffy doll by Oblivion Ring or a similar card.

Please let me know what you think, and definitely let me know any suggestions that you might have! Thank you!

JamesHughes says... #1

You need at least 4 steam vents. Other than that, I think this is a fun and interesting deck idea. Instead of world fire, I'd say use some other sort of mass-destruction spell. I can't think of one off the top of my head, but anything would be better than world fire.

October 7, 2012 6:39 a.m.

Arsene says... #2

Curiosity would be ridiculous on stuffy doll

October 7, 2012 2:27 p.m.

wrath6647 says... #3

I'd probably add one Mirror-Mad Phantasm , and I second the curiosity idea.

Also I might add two Past in Flames just in case you mill away your harvest pyres

This deck looks fun. I think I'm going to build something similar to this for fun.

+1 from me

October 7, 2012 3:08 p.m.

bchuu says... #4

I just want to try and win a game by using Worldfire after they used Oblivion Ring on my Stuffy Doll lollll :D But I'm definitely thinking about adding a Mirror-Mad Phantasm as a way to quickly load up the graveyard and Past in Flames to make sure I still have Harvest Pyre after. I think Curiosity works really well too with Stuffy Doll but its hard to keep him alive when your opponent gets a whole turn before to deal with him!

October 10, 2012 2:52 a.m.

BaceJeleren says... #5

Looks fun. Check out my RB version Stuffy Doll Rage

October 11, 2012 12:07 a.m.

szath says... #6

October 11, 2012 1:47 p.m.

szath says... #7

Nevermind... just saw flashback on Forbidden Alchemy .

October 11, 2012 1:49 p.m.

jakeinstein says... #8

maybe add 1 or 2 Increasing Confusion s for faster mill? just a thought. its an interesting deck though. i doubt people will think of someone milling them selves in preparation for a Harvest Pyre . i also dont think you need 4 stuffy dolls. have you ever milled all 4 stuffy dolls to the graveyard before? i like surprising decks. especially when its a card not played as frequently. Blasphemous Act also works well with the Stuffy Doll

October 12, 2012 3:13 a.m.

jakeinstein says... #9

also Desperate Ravings i have found is quite a gamble. i had a Burning Vengeance deck that would sometimes discard the card i am looking to keep and it would slow the game down and sometimes lose the match because there goes my only Burning Vengeance .. it could be your stuffy doll. just saying. maybe swap it for Wild Guess also maybe 1 Reforge the Soul would work too. you could miracle it early or if you are struggling to find the cards you are looking for late game pay its cost and get a hand full of cards. if you are feeling brave you could also go for a Dangerous Wager but that might be pushing it. timed well it could be very usefull in a deck like this. anyways hi 5 for the sweet idea

October 12, 2012 3:26 a.m.

jakeinstein says... #10

wow! imagine a Curiosity on Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius ...

October 12, 2012 3:28 a.m.

RedSeries says... #11

@jakeinstein Wouldn't do too much. You'd hit or use Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius 's ability and... draw two cards.

Now, with Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , WHOLE NOTHER STORY. Unfortunately not standard, but a good way to get targeted and killed in four turns by everyone at the table in EDH.

October 12, 2012 3:43 a.m.

Arkenzie says... #12

I think some Fog Bank s and some Hover Barrier s would work nicely in this for some defense.

October 17, 2012 4:12 a.m.

dpac says... #13

Mystic Retrieval would be better than Past in Flames in this deck.

August 3, 2013 8:19 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 63
Avg. CMC 3.31
Folders Izzet deck ideas, Stuffy Doll
Top rank #37 on 2012-10-21