September 4, 2012 5:36 a.m.
Nice one. It's not very fast, but could be a nice to play, and it's also very cheap. How about Duress or Inquisition of Kozilek instead of Trickbind ? And I think that the Phyrexian Dreadnought could be better of Leveler . I agree with DavidBray, and i think you can also try Sunken Ruins or Darkslick Shores , the deck will be faster. +1
September 4, 2012 12:11 p.m.
I've got a variant posted on another site, but I use Lightning Greaves and Daze over Spell Pierce, and the Manta/Leveler are way too slow. Like stated before, Treacherous Pit-Dweller is a nice thought.
September 4, 2012 1:23 p.m.
Cool, my first deck with comments and +1's! Thank you guys.
Sorry DavidBray and Scaglio, I should have been clearer in my description. What I did was take out the more expensive cards like good dual lands (Drowned Catacomb , etc.), Stifle , and Phyrexian Dreadnought , to show how inexpensive the deck could be. I think I could easily order the missing pieces online for under $25.
However, Treacherous Pit-Dweller is a dollar rare, and would fit in great. Thanks for that.
September 4, 2012 6:43 p.m.
Also, Scaglio: Trickbind counters my ETB effects. They're an alternative plan for when I don't have Torpor Orb out for one reason or another (removed, haven't drawn it yet, etc.). However, Duress and Inquisition of Kozilek are both good suggestions, and I may cut down to 3x Trickbind and cut a couple of creatures to squeeze something like that in. Thanks!
September 4, 2012 6:51 p.m.
Does need a 1 drop creature of some sort to keep them off you without relying on instants. Also, in the interest of cheapness, I'll be changing Leveler into Etched Monstrosity . Few quid less.I love this deck. I'm so going to steal it and make my mono-green mate soil himself.
September 4, 2012 7:12 p.m.
I loved the idea of Etched Monstrosity at first, but there's a problem with the wording. Gatherer says, of Torpor Orb , "Abilities that create replacement effects, such as a permanent entering the battlefield tapped or with counters on it, are unaffected." So I think Etched Monstrosity would still come into play as a 5/5. I could be wrong.
Glad you like it! Got an idea for a 1-drop? I like the idea of getting use out of it later, besides just as a chump blocker. I'm looking at... Cursecatcher ? Duty-Bound Dead ? Festering Goblin ? Fume Spitter for Treacherous Pit-Dweller ? Rootwater Diver ? Sage of Epityr ?
September 4, 2012 8:20 p.m.
So sad :( it would be an even cooler card if it could be cheated into full power that easily.
Sleeper Agent ???
September 4, 2012 10:05 p.m.
September 4, 2012 10:39 p.m.
September 5, 2012 12:32 a.m.
I thought Trickbind only worked for activated abilities. As I said, the deck is funny and cheap, and if you were trying to make a nice cheap deck, you did it.
September 5, 2012 8:21 a.m.
Hmmm... That IS a good point, but I think the ability to get it out in advance is more helpful overall. Plus he gets you a few more points of damage in the early turns if he's in your opening hand. I have to say, I really like this deck. Very fun.
September 5, 2012 10:40 a.m.
What about these lands?
Pretty cheap on mana leak.How would Torpor Orb interact with them?
September 5, 2012 6:47 p.m.
September 5, 2012 11:40 p.m.
September 6, 2012 1:46 a.m.
Well, I somewhat agree, Jwar Isle Refuge is strictly better the Salt Marsh s you're playing. And Dimir Aqueduct is still fairly good if you have a nothing turn because it's psuedo card-advantage. Two lands for the price of one! Well, actually for the price of one TURN.
September 6, 2012 7:48 a.m.
September 6, 2012 7:53 a.m.
I'm glad people like this deck! Copy to your heart's desire.
September 7, 2012 6:56 a.m.
September 17, 2012 8:45 p.m.
Good idea, but I would reverse their numbers. Distortion Strike only costs one mana for two uses, AND it gives your dude a +1/+0. The only advantage of Artful Dodge is that you can get two of your dudes through on the same turn. I don't discount the importance of that, but I think Distortion Strike should go up to a 4-of, while Artful Dodge goes down to 2. IMHO, anyway.
September 19, 2012 10:27 a.m.
3 of each? They both have their own advantages. Say you have 2 Leveler s and they have a Predator Ooze with Worldslayer attached, you kinda want to end it there and then. A bit specific, i know, but its good to be open to more scenarios.
September 19, 2012 11:15 a.m.
Lol this is wicked!:) What a great idea! +1 for sure! :)
If you're playing in a casual format why not add some card search? Like Demonic Tutor