Poly: Turn 3 Blazing Archon (TIPS PLEASE)

Modern

thomasvandenessenburg Score: 5


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TIPS PLEASE on how to make this deck more reliable early game and/or how to protect my big endgame creatures. Open to suggestions that switch half the deck (for instance; remove all living weapons, add this or that for better early game defenses). Keep in mind that I try to keep this a creatureless deck in order for Polymorph to work. Please also keep in mind that I'm trying to keep this deck under $40. Thank you

Polymorph turn 3, need I say more? All my decks are kind of budget so this deck is no more expensive than 30 euros, it's pretty fast, modern and prevents the opponent from attacking me in most cases. Fun stuff!

gioppasup says... #1

I think that Azorius Keyrune could be a nice card for this deck. But is really pretty! +1 by me

September 2, 2013 6:58 a.m.

gioppasup says... #2

Excume me, I see that Azorius Keyrune needs white mana, so I undestood that it's not so good. But I found Chronatog Totem that could be better: with this you can add blu mana and it can become a creature to be used for Polymorph .

September 2, 2013 7:05 a.m.

Yeah I like that idea, but the mana cost kind of takes the speed out of the game. I wanted to try Silver Myr's as a mana source but that would mess up the polymorphs so then I went looking for some artifact/enchantment mana sources like the ones you suggested. The ones I currently have in the deck are a bit more useful though (only 2 mana to play), but the Chromatog can turn into a pretty strong creature so I might have considered putting it in for fun if I wouldn't have to skip my next turn in order to do so haha

September 2, 2013 7:36 a.m.

bjarkov says... #4

progenitus or blightsteel colossus would probably serve as better poly targets (not to mention 'spaghettihead' Emrakul, but I dislike that fella myself).I like what you're doing with living weapon!

September 12, 2013 5:02 a.m.

Yeah that's true, but then I would still have the problem with my opponents creatures (if they have 2 then they can still hit with 1 of them and the colossus etc are just as easily removed/pacified/detained). I thought about it though and I might put it in in the future

September 12, 2013 7:57 a.m.

bjarkov says... #6

Progenitus is pretty much unstoppable when it hits the board with that 'protection from everything' clause. The only real counter to that thing is board wipes, which might just set your opponent further back than you

September 12, 2013 9:23 a.m.

Hmmyeah that one is nice... I'll add that if I ever decide to make my deck more expensive than 30 euros . "Protection from everything" is hilarious : D

September 12, 2013 10:20 a.m.

What about Coldsteel Heart , Talisman of Progress . Mind Stone or Lotus Bloom , they still lets you play the third turn Polymorph. You can also use the Germ tokens to create mana with Paradise Mantle and Springleaf Drum +1

October 7, 2013 5:57 p.m.

Yeah I like the Paradise Mantle and Springleaf Drum : Worth considering. In terms of mana I am pretty much set however with Guardian Idol and Fellwar Stone .

I need some more defense though, so I'm thinking either counterspells, Robe of Mirrors or whatever... Some form of control perhaps, but I don't know how nessecary that'll be...

October 7, 2013 6:06 p.m.

I liked your idea so much that i made my own version Pinocchio's Nightmare

October 10, 2013 1:36 a.m.

Thanks for the compliment Lordoffurriness! I'm not quite done with it since the creatures I do cast are vulnerable to forms of removal, but I'll get there!

October 10, 2013 6:41 a.m.

miracleHat says... #12

i feel as though Inkwell Leviathan would be better than Stormtide Leviathan in certain cases. Worth testing?

November 24, 2013 11:42 a.m.

I agree Droxium, it is however 1 mana more expensive to hardcast but it DOES have shroud. I think it'll be better, but it would make the deck about 8 euros more expensive and I like to keep decks as cheap as possible. I'm considering it though, the built-in shroud is a good plus!

November 24, 2013 12:29 p.m.

bjarkov says... #14

The strength of Polymorph decks is that you never need a full set of win conditions, 1 (or 2 in case you draw one) of each is enough.. The rest of the deck can then be filled with the utility and control you need to stay alive until your win condition enters the scene.

So drop 3 Stormtide Leviathan , add 1 Inkwell Leviathan and some cheap utility filler cards such as Elixir of Immortality to keep your budget neat and tidy, add a little more utility and resilient threats while maintaining performance similar to what you have now

November 26, 2013 7:34 a.m.

grindcardoso4 says... #15

Yeah, you definetely need more protection for the early game. I'd suggest budget counterspells like Mana Leak or Rune Snag , or even AEtherize against aggro decks. I'd take out Cackling Counterpart as it seems a little bit overkill, and also Flayer Husk since you have enough proxy creatures to polymorph.

November 26, 2013 8:49 a.m.

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