Deceiver Exarch and Pestermite are cast on the end of your opponents turn 3. turn 4 enchant one of them with Splinter Twin and you have infinite creatures with haste. This is a pretty broken deck.

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker is there for backup.

Serum Visions and Sleight of Hand are there to dig for your pieces.

Gitaxian Probe to make sure the coast is clear.

Mana Leak, Spell Snare and Dispel to ensure the combo goes through.

Spellskite is to draw removal from the combo pieces.



I'm not seeing the use of Punishing Fire .

Lightning Bolt , Incinerate , and even Shock are all strictly better cards in this deck. Your win condition is infinite damage, so you don't need to worry about lifegain at all. The extra mana there just isn't worth it. I'd replace it with one of the above cards, or some sort of board wipe. I'm not very knowledgeable about legacy cards, but Slagstorm causes issues against aggro in standard, so it may be of some use.

June 3, 2012 12:07 a.m.

gheridarigaaz says... #2

Are you aiming for a modern legal deck? because Preordain and Ponder arent legal in that format. people running the exarch/twin combo often rely on Gitaxian Probe or Peek to check if the coast is clear. you could even run Sleight of Hand or Serum Visions in preordain/ponder's place. another few alright dig-cards are Telling Time , Thirst for Knowledge or Careful Consideration

I agree with the comment above. some burn would do this deck some good. bounce-removal isnt always the best option for a lot of situations. Molten Disaster is another viable option against aggro

imagine a Snapcaster Mage , enchanted with Splinter Twin . seriously, if they break your combo before you can get it started this could be a viable option with a few good burn spells in the deck.

June 3, 2012 1 p.m.

JamesHughes says... #3

June 3, 2012 4:20 p.m.

pheonix_222 says... #4

I'm definitely going to consider running Gitaxian Probe .

Preordain and Ponder are in there because they are the cheapest most effective way of digging for missing combo pieces.

Into the Roil is in there right now as a way of bouncing one of my own permanents if something gets targeted with removal. Might take it out if I find it's not very useful.

Thanks for the help everyone.

June 3, 2012 11:36 p.m.

pheonix_222 says... #5

Warstorm Surge is great in the sideboard against Ghostly Prison !

July 6, 2012 3:06 a.m.

rcvines says... #6

March 19, 2013 12:55 p.m.

Flame Slash is always better for splinter twin decks than lightning bolt. You don't need any more damage to the opponent than infinite. You don't want to be playing a wipe on the same turn you should be flashing in exarch so Pyroclasm is better for you than fallout in the side. You want to protect your combo but you want to do it quickly so Spell Pierce is better for you than mana leak. Whoever is going to be playing Ghostly Prison isn't going to be playing many creatures anyways so Pandemonium is pretty much just better.

May 28, 2013 1:59 p.m.

pheonix_222 says... #8

Thanks for the recommendations!

May 29, 2013 12:06 a.m.

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