- 1x Acidic Slime
- 1x Emblem of the Warmind
- 1x Flametongue Kavu
- 1x Mindclaw Shaman
- 1x Obstinate Baloth
- 1x Phantom Centaur
- 1x Splinterfright
- 1x Tin Street Hooligan
I always liked Shivan Wurm, because the idea of getting a 7/7 trampler on turn 3 thanks the mana-dorks. Thats a pretty brutal thing to face down. But it would be even better if I could turn his drawback into a benefit. In comes cards with cool "enters or leaves the battlefield" abilities like Elvish Visionary and cards with Fading/Vanishing that need saving, like Blastoderm. Or both, in the case of the Keldon Marauders. Add Emblem of the Warmind (or maybe Fires of Yavimaya) to get the most bang for your buck, and I think we've got a deck!
My biggest issue is figuring out what to play in the 3-4 slots, which is why my sideboard is a mess and my maybeboard packed.
This deck is strictly casual, and subject to change. My meta's kinda odd, running graveyard based decks, burn decks, discard decks, combo decks, and tribal decks. I'm the primary pilot of dedicated aggro decks, so I'm not on the other end of them very often. A number of decks are extremely creature-light, which is why the Flametongue Kavu isn't maindecked.
This is a cool deck. I'd say drop the Desecrator Hag s, as you already have your wurms as a 4-of, and no way to cheat them into the graveyard. I could definitly see some deadly 187 creatures to protect yourself from the meta in that maindeck - I'm a huge fan of coming to the 1st battle with the utility belt on. Perhaps using something like Mwonvuli Beast Tracker as a 4-of 3 drop, usually on turn 2, to fetch Shivan Wurm ftw, Thrun, the Last Troll vs permission, Silklash Spider from various flying things, Acidic Slime or Barbed Shocker against combo decks, Kavu Predator vs lifegain, Scab-Clan Mauler for face pummeling, Splinterfright against mill, etc, etc, etc. If you're facing discard or graveyard decks commonly in the meta, having some hate in there would be beneficial.
I'd say use 2 Warmind and 2 Fires of Yavimaya for good measure. Warmind is a good card, but kinda turns the mana dork into a lightning rod. Black & Red can't really do much to Fires.
August 4, 2012 9:01 p.m.
@Vogie, definitely -4 Hags, +4 Trackers. Great for this deck! I'm only recently getting back into magic, and I didn't know that even existed, otherwise, it'd already be in. Thanks for that! As for Thrun, I'm playing VERY casual, so paying more than a dollar for a card is a rare occurance. I should update the description ... Splinterfright is great btw ... There are 3 decks that run discard, and 3 run mill, so I may have to maindeck him. And I'm with you on 2-2 split on Warmind and Fires. I like Warmind for its cheaper mana cost, but its a much easier target. Actually, I think I'm running into enough creature hate that I should just run Fires, with Warmind sideboarded.
@squire1, cool card, but above curve. This deck may have some combo elements, but its heart is aggro. By the time I get that up and running, my "return target creature" cards should already be out. Although, with Roaring Primadox , that could get pretty hairy ... I think its just to slow, though.
@Jokernaught, again, curve issues, and I feel like there are better cards at the 5cmc slot. I do like it though ... reminds me of Ball Lightning , but comes visiting later ...
Also, for any who are reading, whaddaya think of Mimic Vat ? And what should I take out for it, if anything?