Ruinator-Troll

Standard B/G (Golgari) G/U (Simic) U/B (Dimir)

Long_Con Score: Unrated


Description

Looking for a comfortable deck that just might work Lotleth Troll and Skaab Ruinator together in harmony.

darkavengerotk says... #1

You should look into Call to the Kindred ! It was INSANE in my Blue Zombie deck! Also card:Geralf's Mindcrusher might not be that bad! or Thought Scour Revive just in case you mill a card you need. So many applications!!! I can't wait to get my hands on this set!!!!!!! Oh and why no creatures with Scavenge?

September 10, 2012 11:52 a.m.

Long_Con says... #2

Scavenge will make it in there, it's a no-brainer with the Troll... I want to test the effectiveness of some of these other cards with each other and the Troll first.

I looked at Call to the Kindred , and I thought card:Descendants' Path was a more sensible one because it stays out, and is cheaper.

September 10, 2012 3:54 p.m.

BLEATH says... #3

Love the new deck. I have to say, though, 4 Skaab Ruinator s is 2 too many. That's a lot of cards to be exiling just to play one. Maybe try a Reclaim or Noxious Revival combo-ed with card:Jace's Erasure targeting yourself. Just throwin stuffs out there. :)

September 10, 2012 6:25 p.m.

Long_Con says... #4

I may have gone overboard with the Ruinators, it's true. Rise from the Grave is back in Standard too, though... maybe I should ditch 2 Think Twice for two of them. Changes the mana curve though.

I also just realized that Farseek is probably not the mana ramp I'm looking for. This deck wants creatures, and Birds of Paradise would be ideal. I hope it gets reprinted!! Otherwise, Arbor Elf I guess.

LOL at the self-mill suggestions... that idea scares me a little. I think I want to try and creature-focus the deck a little more if I can, and that's two instants and an enchantment.

Thanks for the feedback, I love feedback!

September 10, 2012 7:51 p.m.

BLEATH says... #5

Your land base seems almost okay. I say almost, because you have less green mana costs than you need the mana for. One setup ive come up with is:

Forest x2 Overgrown Tomb x3 Woodland Cemetery x3

That's for if you decide to stick with what you've got here. The blue/black mana seems fine. What I usually do for a deck's mana, is count up all the symbols of one color, then put in a certain amount of dual-lands for each, counting in the fact that they come in tapped, and what colors seem any heavier than others. The only reason you should keep the forests in is for maybe a turn-1 Arbor Elf .

Hope this helps. I'll start following you and see how you do, you seem to be a very promising deckbuilder.:)

September 10, 2012 9:02 p.m.

Geoxis says... #6

Not sure, but it seems like Grim Flowering could be intesresting in this deck. since the idea is to get lots of creatures in your yard

September 16, 2012 4:53 p.m.

Long_Con says... #7

I have another Lotleth deck, Lotleth Gravebeats, where I run a couple of Grim Flowering s... this version has Skaab Ruinator , Havengul Runebinder , and Dreg Mangler all exiling creatures from my graveyard, which works against ideal Grim Flowering conditions.

Thanks for the idea, though, please feel free to share any more... this deck and Lotleth Gravebeats and Corpsejackers are all just sticking my toe into the new Golgari waters, and there is plenty of room to hone them!

September 16, 2012 4:59 p.m.

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Date added 2 years
Last updated 2 years
Legality

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.50
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