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Rock-ing MidRange (1st at FNM)

Modern Aggro Rock



Rock Midrange. Punny name for it too. I needed something different, and I found it for sure.


Round 1 vs Azorius Detain (1/0/0) -- Once he ran out of detain I just kept the pressure up with Garruk, Primal Hunter and Desecration Demon both games... and easy 2-0.

Round 2 vs. Selesnya Midrange (2/0/0) -- He got mana flooded Game 1, so Garruk, Primal Hunter got there, and Game 2, Desecration Demon got there because he only had one creature to play. Another 2-0.

Round 3 vs. 4-Color Reanimator (3/0/0) -- The guy misplayed Game 1 by playing (then flashing back) Lingering Souls, and I promptly Sever the Bloodline-d the tokens. I proceeded to stomp him. Game 2, I just got there faster than he could deal with, as I had too many dudes, thanks to Garruk, Primal Hunter. A third 2-0.

Round 4 vs. Mono-Black Vampires (4/0/0) -- The guy dropped two Vampire Nocturnus and swung for 14 (there was a black card on top) Game 1, and I had no responses. Game 2, Garruk, Primal Hunter just kept pooping dudes onto the field, and I turned them all sideways before he could find an out. Game 3 was the most stupid of the night, with him dropping me to 4, then me dropping Thragtusk, followed by Disciple of Bolas (so, draw 5, gain 10, get 5 power), him promptly dropping me back to 8, then topdecking the other Thragtusk (I drew my other Disciple of Bolas from the first), and going to 18. Then Vault of the Archangel took me to 42, and he died a miserable death. A 2-1 V.

#1 in tournament @ Super Games Inc. — Dec. 7, 2012


zandl says... #1

So your deck is labeled as Midrange, Aggro, and Control.

....Aaaaaand it kinda fails at all three.

December 4, 2012 3:49 p.m.

zandl says... #2

You want 4x each dual-land in these colors.

December 4, 2012 3:49 p.m.

NoSkillManiac says... #3

I plan to win between turns 8 and 12. so yeah, kinda midrange-pushing control, but it can aggro out if it needs to. and I don't like having 4-of shocks, just my personal preference. Have you actually tested the deck? because it seems to run very effectively to me.

December 4, 2012 5:12 p.m.

Bloody-surgeon says... #4

I agree with zandl. Pick a single strategy and adjust your deck accordingly.

December 5, 2012 12:41 p.m.

zandl says... #5

I would remove card:Avacyn's Pilgrim for 4x Farseek , then take out the Fiend Hunter s, Elvish Visionary , and Misthollow Griffin to add in more consistent, better forms of what they do. More Detention Sphere s/Oblivion Ring s could/should replace Fiend Hunter and Think Twice could/should replace Elvish Visionary . Misthollow Griffin could be replaced by something else, but you're already one card over. So just drop it altogether.

Moorland Haunt is really awkward in anything but aggro and very specific midrange decks. card:Alchemist's Refuge and Gavony Township would both be much better here.

December 5, 2012 12:45 p.m.

NoSkillManiac says... #6

Moorland Haunt creates an engine with Misthollow Griffin to create as many spirits as I need. Yes, it's alot of mana. but it works. I have also been running 61 card decks for months now, and the 61st is actually a land, not a castable card.

If I were to make the changes you suggest, I would just go back to big blue white, which I don't really feel like doing. The reason there are so many creatures is because this was aimed to be a creature-based control deck. The first thing to come out would probably be the card:Sphinx's Revelations.

December 5, 2012 4:24 p.m.

NoSkillManiac says... #7

zandl, I would like you to take a look at this again. :P

December 8, 2012 2:17 a.m.

zandl says... #8

Having a land as your 61st card means nothing. I would argue that your 61st card is a spell.

Besides. You don't need 25 land in a deck that only goes up to 5 cmc.

Looks fairly inconsistent now. You have a ton of 2-ofs and 3-ofs, and your only playset is a ramp spell.

December 10, 2012 12:52 p.m.

hollandboys says... #9

I love the variety in this deck, you only have one 4x. However, I'm going to have to agree with zandl that if you want to be competitive with this you should make it a little more reliable and run 60 cards. Congrats on winning FNM with an unorthodox and original deck though!

December 10, 2012 11:38 p.m.

zandl says... #10

I should clarify what I was trying to say in my previous post.

Having a bunch of 2-ofs and 3-ofs doesn't mean the deck can't work. I just want your explanation on how consistent the deck is currently and what you intend to do if enough inconsistency should arise.

December 12, 2012 1:37 p.m.

NoSkillManiac says... #11

I don't ever use the playtester on here, by the way. all of my clarifications will be from my actual paper deck of this, zandl.

Currently, the deck is working brilliantly. I make sure to pile shuffle between all my games, and I'm always making sure my land doesn't clump during sideboarding and such. The only time where the deck was inconsistent was in games 1 and 3 of round 4 of FNM, and then it clicked back into gear game 3, as I was able to swing the game all the way back around.

The only time I would define it as inconsistent is when I'm missing a utility land AND have no creatures to sacrifice to a Disciple of Bolas . Because, to be honest, I only need like 3 or 4 creatures for this deck to work miracles. Also, Garruk, Primal Hunter works as a second Disciple of Bolas for me, but he can keep providing value for me.

If the deck does go completley AWOL on me, I'm probably going to take out the Bloodgift Demon s for another Desecration Demon and probably another Disciple of Bolas .... that or another kill spell... but Bloodgift Demon has it's place as being a mean beater and getting me a secured victory by giving me additional cards.

December 12, 2012 10:56 p.m.

archerylizard says... #12

Why has nobody commented on the fact that this midrange deck only has two thragtusks? Could you please elaborate on this most disturbing fact.

ps: Why was mono black vampires in the 3-0 slot?

December 12, 2012 11:21 p.m.

knownasnieves says... #13

Good job winning fnm and gotta love all these opinions 0_0 lol . I like the fact that you valued diff cards then just play sets . Actually shows you made a home brew then a "cookie cutter " deck which is what most people do. +1 from me

December 12, 2012 11:41 p.m.

NoSkillManiac says... #14

Because It's not a core card. and I only own 2 and don't care to trade for more.

Vampires just got there, nobody was able to stop him but me :D

December 12, 2012 11:41 p.m.

NoSkillManiac says... #15

Also, thank you knownasnieves! That's something I like to hear... I love brewing :D

December 12, 2012 11:42 p.m.

knownasnieves says... #16

Yeah home brews actually show creativity which a huge portion of people lack lol. Every deck I've posted are home brews you should check some of them out they areant to bad .

December 12, 2012 11:55 p.m.

DaCeltics says... #17

Have you considered dropping the Bloodgift Demon s for Underworld Connections ?

December 22, 2012 4:53 p.m.

NoSkillManiac says... #18

Yeah, And I realize now that this deck is really weak to plansewalkers, so I kinda want to drop the white and go BUG...

December 22, 2012 8:16 p.m.

DaCeltics says... #19

I would wait until we see more of what Gatecrash has in store for us before switching to BUG

December 22, 2012 9:51 p.m.

Buttburn33 says... #20

I was wandering through this site, looking at decks and I found this. This is the kind of home brew that I dream of but never make. Looks good and Its nice to see fresh decks. All Im going to sugest is better removal, modern is quick and your in white, so path to exile is a baller. +1 though boi. Keep Brewing.

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