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Swallow-not-spit

Standard

oldmanm0nk3y


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Mill...mill.. using some of the pirates to get me so treasurrrr for mana tokens to help me release the KRAKEN!!* Kraken being Fleet Swallower Less counter non creature spells and more counter creature spells. Help prevent some aggro

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Atroxreaper says... #1

River's Rebuke might be helpful here as a hard one sided reset. Wouldn't run more than two tho.

September 26, 2017 7:22 a.m.

Soulus101 says... #2

Agree on River's Rebuke, at least in the sideboard. With Carnage Tyrant on the scene you need a pushback. Likewise Commit / Memory.

September 27, 2017 5:13 p.m.

oldmanm0nk3y says... #3

Thanks Soulus101 and Atroxreaper seems River's Rebuke is the new more expensive Engulf the Shore

September 27, 2017 6:48 p.m.

Atroxreaper says... #4

Yes but it is one sided.

September 27, 2017 9:52 p.m.

Argy says... #5

Make sure you realise that Commit / Memory can only return Carnage Tyrant to the library while it is a spell. Once it is a Creature is has Hexproof.


It seems to me that Fleet Swallower does the bulk of the work in this deck.

I've had trouble winning, unless that is out.

Creature decks like the Dino decks and #1 Ramunap Red overrun this one, before it gets warmed up.

With that being the case I think you should take a good look at some Ramp options, to get Fleet Swallower on the field ASAP.

I also think draw would be helpful, so you can find it more reliably.

I would move away from and consider .

That will give you access to the best draw spell in Standard at the moment, Arguel's Blood Fast.

It will also let you have access to Ramp, through cards like Dire Fleet Hoarder, Sailor of Means, and Ruthless Knave.

I would go VERY hard on making this deck's mission to get Fleet Swallower on the field, chump blocking with other Creatures, then saccing them for Treasure.

October 4, 2017 1:45 p.m.

oldmanm0nk3y says... #6

Thanks Argy

October 4, 2017 7:48 p.m.

Argy says... #7

This deck still has issues:

  • You need to run at least 24 Lands. Remember the goal is to cast Fleet Swallower ASAP. To do that you can't afford to be mana screwed.

  • Speaking of which, since it is your main win con, you need a playset (four copies) of Fleet Swallower.

  • You now have too MANY Creatures, and not enough Mill spells. The Creatures are only meant to provide a bit of Ramp support.

  • You need as well as in the early game. You are overly weighted towards in your mana base.

I would make your Lands look like this:

4x Drowned Catacomb
3x Fetid Pools
4x Ipnu Rivulet
7x Island
6x Swamp

and your Creatures look like this:

2x Dire Fleet Hoarder
4x Fleet Swallower
3x Minister of Inquiries
2x Ruthless Knave
2x Sailor of Means

then add more Mill spells, as there should be some spaces left.

October 5, 2017 1:20 a.m.

oldmanm0nk3y says... #8

Argy there are no more mill spells..

October 5, 2017 2:05 a.m.

Argy says... #9

Oh well.

You should have room now for Arguel's Blood Fast, then.

October 5, 2017 2:26 a.m.

oldmanm0nk3y says... #10

Argy there are no extra spaces

October 5, 2017 3:20 a.m.

Argy says... #11

Then try removing 3x Spell Pierce and 1x Fleet Swallower for 4x Arguel's Blood Fast.

October 5, 2017 3:29 a.m.

jubale says... #12

A great way to get treasure in a UB deck is Revel in Riches, but you need to emphasize the kill cards more. Bontu's Last Reckoning isn't necesarily something you want in every deck, but if your opponent has 5 creatures and you have Revel, boom, all those Treasures mean you don't care about lands not untapping.

I think Unsummon is not the card you want in a Fraying Sanity deck. I'd rather go with something with discard or make them sacrifice.

October 5, 2017 1:16 p.m.

Argy says... #13

The problem with Revel in Riches with the build I am suggesting is that it is too slow.

You want to have lots of Treasure amassed as quickly as possible, so you can cast Fleet Swallower ASAP.

October 5, 2017 1:51 p.m.

oldmanm0nk3y says... #14

Argy updated

October 7, 2017 12:29 a.m.

Argy says... #15

What have you playtested this against already, so I don't double up?

October 7, 2017 4:09 a.m.

oldmanm0nk3y says... #16

Argy Dinos

October 7, 2017 4:17 a.m.

Argy says... #17

Test it against the decks in this folder: Ixalan Decks

Then get back to me with the results.

October 7, 2017 4:23 a.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

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