pie chart

RUN HEADFIRST INTO VERDICT FOR FUN AND PROFIT

Standard Devotion

zenwhen


Description

This list is mainly built for the MTGO constructed queues meta, which requires me to get things going quickly since I face a lot of fast aggro and a lot of MonoU and MonoB Devotion.The Burning tree Emissaries have proven vital to my build. The free devotion is critical in my experience when I need to expediently "Polly-K" a fast aggro list's bodies into the GY.

I have played easily over 1K games with various incarnations of MonoG Devo and have gone from an aggro deck with Aspect of the Hydra, to a very heavy ramp deck, to this build.... and with this 75, I always feel like I have an answer. I have issues with Mono Red devotion if they get a good draw (oh how I hate you, Satry Firedancer... you are KoS), but every other standard match-up feels winnable for me.I run Nylea as a one-of because of Deicide, and she feels great to me as a card to draw into once I'm "going off" turn 4-5 to draw more cards via EoB and give my whole board trample. I love the control match-up and spitting a handful of creatures back down after a Verdict, which is much easier with a BTE in hand.

If a game stretches out past turn 5, I have generally drawn most of my deck and have produced a board-state and hand that is quite hard to answer.

Updates

Comments

zenwhen says... #1

Thanks to feedback from "Sopor42" on Reddit's /r/magicdeckbuilding, I added 2x Rogue's Passage in place of 2x Forest . Adding evasion to this list has been a huge increase in win percentage for me against decks which also manage to build a massive board-state.

Running two copies has given me one to play when it is needed consistently during a day of MTGO constructed queue testing.

I have not found the inclusion of two more lands that do not tap for G to be an issue thus far.

July 9, 2014 8:24 p.m.

Please login to comment




Compare to inventory
Date added 2 years
Last updated 2 years
Legality

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.03
Tokens Garruk
Views 363