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This is a Noble deck. If you don't know the format, google is your friend, or this deck will explain it:


Introducing Noble: the Format

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Noble : Archangel of Thune

Unco : Ajani's Pridemate

Win con : Life loosing by Suture Priest, Big creatures (Ajani's Pridemate and Archangel of Thune)

Probably the deck that I will hate de most... You use Essence Warden, Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant and Suture Priest to gain a tons of life. Ajani's Pridemate trigger everytime you win life. So you can get a big creature really fast.

You want more creatures to trigger for triggering the gain life. So you have Triplicate Spirits , Captain's Call, Acorn Harvest , Fists of Ironwood and Presence of Gond to puts as many creatures possible. Doomed Traveler is also a good chump blocker.

Protect all your little 1/1 with Rootborn Defenses from a boardwipe.

You can win without your noble, but if you play your noble it's a win. At the moment that your noble comes into play, you put as many +1/+1 counter on your creature for the number of life you gain. This is just ridiculus!


Suggestion, feedback and vote (+1) are welcome. Thx! :D

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ibstudent2200 says... #1

You adapted a Modern deck to deal with the restrictions of the Noble format. Clever.

Remember that you can use Graypelt Refuge and Blossoming Sands if you want better mana fixing.

Given the number of 1-drops and 2-drops you want to play fairly quickly, you might be better off playing Raise the Alarm, instead of Captain's Call. Yes, you get one less creature, but cutting the mana cost in half lets you play a Soul Warden on t3 and play some tokens.

Scatter the Seeds is another token-producing spell that you might want to consider, especially since Convoke lets you cast it more easily.

Presence of Gond is not good in your deck. Unless you're going infinite, it's pretty much just a single 1/1 each turn. Your deck is likely to kill on t5 or t6, so you only produce 3-4 tokens, assuming the enchanted creature hasn't been hit with Lightning Bolt. The only time you get an advantage is when you cast Archangel of Thune, and use your soul sisters with the token produced to get more +1/+1 counters. However, I think a convoke card that produces tokens would be more useful in that situation, as well as being better in most other scenarios.

Any reason you went with Ajani's Pridemate over Spike Feeder? Spike Feeder combos with Archangel of Thune to gain you billions of life, and make Archangel into an absurdly large creature.

I don't like Rootborn Defenses in this deck. How are you willing to leave 3 mana open during an opponent's turn? Unless you add Raise the Alarm, you have no other way to spend mana during an opponent's turn, so you waste any turn where you leave up mana for Rootborn Defenses without casting it, and the best you can populate is a 1/1 flying Spirit token.

November 26, 2014 12:21 a.m.

Frytrix99 says... #2

Ok, wow! Thx for this analyse! To be honest, I hate this deck.. But it will probably be the favorite of my gf. I didn't look at the actual modern format of it. I just look at what can be interesting for a deck like this.

Thx to give me advice for Presence of Gond. I will change it for Scatter the Seeds. You're right too for Rootborn Defenses. Raise the Alarm will be better.

I prefer to stay with Ajani's Pridemate. He doesn't depend of the noble to be great in the deck. At the moment he's on the battlefield, it's going to be bigger and bigger. Spike Feeder is an infinite combo... Who likes infinite combo in a casual and friendly format??

I never look at the land.. You're right, there's some that make you gain life. Should have think about it.

I like Captain's Call. If i draw it at turn 4-5 and i don't have a lot of cards in hand, it just better than Raise the Alarm cause the mana is not a problem anymore. I still can play anyother 2 drop + Soul Warden at turn 3. Also, I still will add Raise the Alarm and I only have 2 Captain's Call, so i think it will be fine like this.

Thx again for all these suggestions and advices! It's very appreciate!

November 26, 2014 9:18 a.m.

Frytrix99 says... #3

Oh and btw, Graypelt Refuge is unco, so I won't use it

November 26, 2014 9:20 a.m.

ibstudent2200 says... #4

Sorry, I meant Selesnya Guildgate, not Graypelt Refuge. Got my land cycles mixed up somehow. Yeah, if you're using your uncommon slot for lands, you have better options than Refuges (Gemstone Mine, City of Brass, tri-lands, etc).

Now that you're playing Raise the Alarm, convoke spells get better, so I'd be tempted to replace Captain's Call with the last two copies of Triplicate Spirits, since Raise the Alarm is free if you're convoking a spell in the same turn. In the scenario you described, you have 4 mana and a mostly empty hand, meaning you either got boardwiped (Electrickery is a common), or you probably have 2-4 creatures onboard. For that situation, Triplicate Spirits is better, since the tokens have flying. The reason I recommend Triplicate Spirits over Scatter the Seeds is that you're fairly heavy on white mana, so you might not have GG when you need it.

"Who likes infinite combo in a casual and friendly format??" Anyone who comes up with decks like this one: The Bourgoise Ascendancy. The deck doesn't need to go infinite to win, but it makes the math easier.

November 27, 2014 3 a.m.

Frytrix99 says... #5

That's right that Raise the Alarm will help a lot with convoke. Same for all the Sisters. Triplicate Spirits became really interresting. With the Noble, the flying will become really painfull.

thx for all the suggestions and analyse once again!

For the infinite.. I'm playing with friend. We play for fun. If you get a deck that win in 3-4 turn (everytime) it's not really fun for them. That's why i don't like infinite combo in this format.

(btw, a 400$ deck vs a 40$... I'm not expecting that the 40$ will win in general... I don't play competitive)

November 27, 2014 9:30 a.m.

ibstudent2200 says... #6

The $400 price tag is because the list has 4x Lotus Petal, the price of City of Brass is listed for the Arabian Nights version, and I wanted to list the Jeskai Ascendancy as foil to indicate the Noble. I was testing Lotus Petal online because I wanted to see if I could replace some lands with a card that doubles as a target for Retraction Helix. The actual price is somewhere around $60.

November 28, 2014 1:15 a.m.

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