Cheap Buff-rage Poison counter deck.
Basically, here's an optimal hand, and my main strategy.
T1- Put out a forest, and a Glistener Elf.T2- Put out second Forest, Giant Growth on Glistener, Groundswell on Glistener(Since a land was put out, Landfall becomes +4/+4), Mutagenic on Glistener (for 2 health)making Glistener a 10/10 with infect on T2.Attack, win with 10 poison counters.
Everything else is basically to stall, or chip away with poison counters. Even if this hand isn't pulled, it's a pretty speedy win.Any suggestions? Please upvote if you like this deck! :D
Proliferate is great, but, I can't justify it with this deck. It's pure haste rage.
March 27, 2012 12:17 p.m.
this deck is dirty. i was played against it earlier today. love it.
March 29, 2012 10:33 p.m.
Actually wow, Invigorate looks amazing. T2 +4/+4??? Yes please!
Thanks a lot, Seismic_Raptor
April 7, 2012 8:49 p.m.
Read invigorate. If I have a forest, i don't have to pay for it.
April 7, 2012 10:57 p.m.
Thanks Stack! I had Assault Strobe and some reds in there, but I was honestly a little intimidated by having three manas only for Assault Strobe. Do you really recommend it? If so, anything you recommend taking out?
April 12, 2012 9:07 p.m.
nice deck may i suggest curiosity instead of spectral flight
April 14, 2012 6:01 p.m.
Does Curiosity count for the instant buffs as enchantments? if so, definitely a solid consideration.
April 14, 2012 6:03 p.m.
Berserk is pretty rad, but does it gain the X AFTER I've buffed my creature? or does it only count for my creature's base power?
April 14, 2012 8:31 p.m.
if u put Berserk 1. on stack then ur other pump it doubles all
April 15, 2012 5:39 a.m.
Your buffs count towards x. I'd also find a way to fit in Livewire Lash, which is amazing. (maybe Giant Growth -> Berserk and Mutagenic Growth -> Livewire Lash). Otherwise, looks pretty good. +1 Also, I love Invigorate, b/c the life doesn't even do anything for them. It's like a 0-mana Titanic Growth. :)
April 15, 2012 10:07 a.m.
April 15, 2012 10:10 a.m.
Oh, and with all the Instants/Sorceries you have going on here, take a look-see at: Runechanter's Pike. (I forgot to include it above)
April 15, 2012 10:12 a.m.
Those are both great card choices! And I had Livewire Lash in, but I'm trying to keep my deck size to near 60, and I'm really really on the fence with equipments. It takes near 4 manna to equip stuff, and I'd rather use that mana for buffs and win early, though... Artful Dodge is a wonderful must have addition. Runechanter's Pike is also great incase the game goes on longer than expected.
April 15, 2012 10:40 a.m.
I'm curious if you have considered Yavimaya Coast for your mana base. Given that your deck is so fast, I think it makes sense to pay a little life to ensure you don't get mana screwed.
Also in the games I tried your deck in, I found I would often have allot of buffs and no creatures. You may want to try adding a Blight Mamba
April 16, 2012 9:58 p.m.
Gitaxian Probe. You see your opponent's game-plan and/or if they have any counter-magic. And it also helps you find your kill cards quicker by digging deeper. I might even include Lotus Petals and Elvish Spirit Guides to speed up your kill. If you go that route, you gotta run Land Grant. You only need 1-2 lands to function properly, and I'd rather be drawing pump spells instead of additional lands. Manamorphose thins your deck, and filters your colors so you can support Assault Strobe, or whatever else you can think of. I'd start with getting 4 x Misty Rainforest though. Berserk is sickening combined with poison,, CHEERS!
April 17, 2012 2:26 p.m.
Oh, and Serum Powder says your serious about finding that GOD hand....
April 17, 2012 2:30 p.m.
April 20, 2012 2:36 p.m.
need 4 livewire lash.
-1 rancor, +1 giant growth, or as i like to call it, GG, and i perfer to see 2 necropede over 2 blight mambas.
April 21, 2012 10:09 p.m.
May 5, 2012 7:49 p.m.
omg, manamorphose is GREAT. gives you a 56 card deck, only problem is that they may counter it. however, it is great if they use their counter on something like that.
May 6, 2012 7:02 p.m.
This is a pump deck very similar to mine The Infection Will Rise. I like the new Rancor card, but I think you will find Wild Defiance to be much more helpful. Also consider running a few Livewire Lash . +1
July 3, 2012 4:51 p.m.
July 3, 2012 4:55 p.m.
-2 Blight Mamba +2 card:Apostle's Blessing
card:Apostle's Blessing is almost a sure way of getting your infect through letting you speed past removal and blockers