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Legacy Control Mono-Blue

Vesperia47 Score: 18


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Still tweaking a few things on this one, but the basic idea will not change from here on out (well the vast majority of cards will not change at all). The idea is to control by bouncing things around. A Reality Strobe with a Paradox Haze or two out is just mean. Reality Acid makes for great control because you can bounce it to make your opponent sac just about anything. The creatures in here all help with the bouncing or just help by being tough to deal with. Tolaria West is great because it can be used to fetch either Ancestral Vision s or other lands if need be. Chronozoa is very mean if it's not dealt with quickly (I once swung with 16 copies of it). All in all, I love how this deck feels and plays!

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— Aug. 8, 2012

New record for most Chronozoa tokens!!! I had over 600 of them! It got to the point where I didn't even take the time to count them (well honestly I lost track of how many exactly I had so I stopped counting)..... And the funny thing is that I couldn't even attack with them! They would double every turn during the last upkeep of three. This left the copies continually with summoning sickness. I was a pretty big wall though.

miracleHat says... #1

have you thought about Isochron Scepter , that with boomerang has always been an expletive to people.

August 9, 2012 4:37 p.m.

Vesperia47 says... #2

Honestly I'm always looking for ways to use Isochron Scepter . There are two reasons I don't: 1. It's a very expensive card to go throwing around in every deck (I have a few decks with it in it). 2. It's counterproductive. If I cast Kederekt Leviathan , the scepter will be rendered useless til I get another spell for it. Plus, with the level of bounce I have in this deck, I don't really need a scepter to get things rolling. Thank you for the comment! I hope you like the deck!

August 9, 2012 4:49 p.m.

CptDanger says... #3

+1. This deck seems like I would love playing it. I just don't like the K.Leviathan. I think it's counter-productive to the Chronozoa.

August 18, 2012 6:51 p.m.

Vesperia47 says... #4

I know what you mean. Kederekt Leviathan seems rather counterproductive in most situations. If I cast him with a bunch of Chronozoa copies out, they would all go away. The Leviathan would also bounce Paradox Haze s and any other creatures I have out. Sometimes I don't even get enough lands out to cast him making him a dead drop. So why do I use him? I use him because he is a great fail-safe. If there is stuff on the field that I can't take care of (Hexproof or Shroud namely, though an overabundance of threats is another important concern) the Leviathan lets me cut through them all. Being left with a 5/5 is actually kinda nice. Plus I don't get Chronozoa going to often (my local group doesn't like him too much!)

August 18, 2012 7:15 p.m.

DavidBray says... #5

You seem to have everything covered here, but no Unsummon ? Sideboard for creature heavy decks?

September 9, 2012 7:30 p.m.

theonyc says... #6

maybe try Barrin, Master Wizard /Altar of Dementia /Spawning Pit if you get to many Chronozoa summoning sickness tokens. try Powder Keg against token decks or decks with lots of cards with same cmc, do you play legacy or casual? if casual try Sol Ring , if legacy try to find similar but legal cards to speed you up

September 9, 2012 9:32 p.m.

Vesperia47 says... #7

This comment is in response to DavidBray. Thanks for the comment first off! As for using Unsummon : Boomerang is much more useful here and ultimately creatures are never much of a threat (unless of course there are lots of creatures with shroud or hexproof). Also I play casually so I never sideboard for any of my decks.

September 9, 2012 11:06 p.m.

Vesperia47 says... #8

This comment is in response to theonyc. Thank you for commenting! Those cards that you suggested for things to do with spare Chronozoa copies are all good, but not really needed. Firstly because I don't always get Chronozoa running. Secondly because they honestly don't fit with the way this deck works. As for Powder Keg , I rarely face token decks in my local group so I don't really need it. This segways into the casual/legacy thing. I play casual. So the the concern of banned or not banned cards has no sway over me (I do hold to another list of restrictions that I have formed though). Lastly I find that this deck doesn't need ramp. The over all control theme of the deck and the ability to suspend high cast cards makes this deck flow very well.

September 9, 2012 11:15 p.m.

the5ervant says... #9

Wouldn't card:Jhoira's Timebug or Timebender be fun?

September 21, 2012 6:51 p.m.

Vesperia47 says... #10

Oh they would be fun, but they don't fit well with this deck's idea. To fit them in I would have to take out other cards that do more for me in more situations.

September 23, 2012 3:52 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is Legacy legal.

Cards 64
Avg. CMC 4.16
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Top rank #98 on 2012-10-08