This looks pretty formidable, Vraska the Unseen is Godly card. Excited to see what else RTR produces. The flow of this is great.+1'd

September 5, 2012 7:20 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #2

I think you need a way for Wayfaring Temple to ensure that he hits for the populate. To that end I think you need 2-3 Rancor as you can use it on everything without fear that it will be a dead draw. (Also, it would work for Vraska the Unseen 's Assassin tokens)

September 5, 2012 7:39 p.m.

C4rnif3X says... #3

Good idea.. I'm trying to keep the mana curve where it's at right now. I don't think I need card:Avacyn's Pilgrim as much as I thought I did. 25 lands plus Gatecreeper Vine s gets you the land you need early. So I might switch them out.

September 5, 2012 8:11 p.m.

Timekeeper says... #4

As soon as I saw Vraska's ultimate, I thought of how great that would work with populate and co. Glad to see someone else thought the same, and I look forward to seeing how well this deck works.

September 6, 2012 12:37 a.m.

zandl says... #5

-2 Forest , -2 Plains , +4 Temple Garden .

September 7, 2012 3:08 p.m.

There are some great synergies here! I love the super friends, I love the token base. Not a fan of some cards, like Goldnight Redeemer , Dreg Mangler , and Sigarda, Host of Herons , however I love Wayfaring Temple and Geist-Honored Monk .

Overall the deck is pretty beast and flows really well. Hope you can perfect it, cuz this could be something pretty great, in my opinion.

September 7, 2012 3:44 p.m.

She isn't bad by any means, but if you find yourself needing to make a cut for something else, she may not be the BEST. But if she works your local, then best to keep her.

September 7, 2012 5:13 p.m.

zandl says... #10

Um. Temple Garden and Overgrown Tomb count as Forests. So Woodland Cemetery and Sunpetal Grove come into play untapped.

In fact, if you're playing 3 colors, having just one of the shock-lands within those colors will allow any of the Core-Inni dual-lands in those colors to enter untapped.

September 7, 2012 6:40 p.m.

C4rnif3X says... #11

Oh seriously? Damn, I was thinking the shock lands just count as a regular dual lands, and make other dual lands come in tapped. But ya, I see on the shocks where it says land - forest/swamp, as opposed to regular dual lands that just say lands. Well that makes things run a lot smoother.. Thanks!

September 7, 2012 6:51 p.m.

zandl says... #12

Yeah. In 3-color decks, there's almost no real need to run Basics when you have Core/Inni duals and shock-lands.

September 7, 2012 6:52 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #13

IMO too many 1-2 ofs. This really kills your consistency in so many ways. You have no tutors so it is just going to be painful knowing you have an answer but not being able to get at it. If they reprint Chord of Calling 1-2 ofs will be fine but with no tutor you're depending on your topdeck far too often.

September 10, 2012 12:33 a.m.

gheridarigaaz says... #14

I'd be scared to look down the barrel of a loaded vampire, gorgon or necomancer planeswalker... BUT ALL THREE!!! Damn this deck looks nasty. I'd put in a few cards to protect your offensive force like Duress and throw in a token producing threat that could abuse the populate mechanic like Back from the Brink but that's blue, so perhaps Seance would be better. I'm thinking a couple more Wayfaring Temple s and that Seance will be paying for itself. And maybe a protection/hexproofing spell to protect your most important creatures like card:Ranger's Guile or card:Apostle's Blessing in which case i hope RTR prints one that cantrips itself. Also it'd be funny to have an Essence of the Wild in, it would devastate your opponent to suddenly have to deal with an army of 6/6's that just don't stop coming. Even if they kill the original the copies will still have the same effect as the first :-)

September 11, 2012 1:03 p.m.

TParty says... #15

Jarad's Orders and Growing Ranks were both spoiled today and would be perfect for this. You can tutor some cards with Orders and get two tokens a turn with Ranks/Lives combo

September 11, 2012 2 p.m.

Lightstorm says... #16

Deck is really nice to playtest and seems to work fine. I just feel that you could replace Terminus (move to sideboard) and Parallel Lives (this is nice with tokens, but I think those token cards are enought powerful without this) with something like Abrubt Decay, which is just too good to be left out.

Your deck has good potential to be tier 1 type deck, just keep it on that way.

September 11, 2012 5:24 p.m.

Lightstorm says... #17

I would also place Grim Backwoods with shock lands, your deck is 3 colored and there is some double colored cards too. Activating it takes 5 mana from you and it doesn't sound very good even in late game. There is multiple powerful cards in the deck, I'd concentrate to them with better manabase.

September 11, 2012 5:27 p.m.

C4rnif3X says... #18

Wow, thanks guys. I made some adjustments with some of the suggestions.. I feel good about them. I'd need the actual deck in my hands to tell you if it's going to play test well. The algorithm on this play tester is wack.

@ Lightstorm

I do agree that 2x Grim Backwoods is a little excessive. I do need a some kind of card draw engine though, I am a blue player after all haha. So I trimmed it down to one. Trust me on this one. You're going to have no cards in hand, excessive tokens, with available mana to be spent late game.

I moved Terminus to the side. I just always need the option to sweep, but i'll just bring it in against the token mirror. I replaced it with Abrupt Decay .

@ gheridarigaaz

Duress is nice, but I feel it's more of a B/U control card. I just can't find a spot for it. I have enough removal to deal with a good amount of things anyway, which is what i'm focusing more on. I don't want to many Wayfaring Temple s because if I get an opening hand with him, he does nothing relevant. Drawing a one of him late game when you already have board presence is more relevant. I should add a few protection cards though you're right. It's just really hard to find a spot for anything right now, the deck is really fine tuned. Oh well we'll see what else is spoiled.

@ TParty

I put Growing Ranks in the side for sure.

September 11, 2012 6:58 p.m.

C4rnif3X says... #19

Actually I just thought of something.. If I add a Seance , then I can exile Elvish Visionary s and Gatecreeper Vine s for further card draw/deck trimming. So I cut Grim Backwoods all together instead.

September 11, 2012 7:16 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #20

Not only that but if you manage to populate....... lol

September 11, 2012 7:18 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.00
Tokens 1/1 Assassin, 1/1 Spirit, 2/2 Knight, 2/2 Vampire
Folders Dark Avenger Decks, Selesnya Standard, Decks to build, RTR, decks to mess with, ideas, Old Standard Decks
Top rank #3 on 2012-09-19
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-2 Rancor main
+3 Plains main
-4 Overgrown Tomb main
-2 Vraska the Unseen main
+4 Swamp main
-4 Elvish Visionary main
-2 Gavony Township main
+2 Wayfaring Temple main
+1 Geist-Honored Monk main
+3 Isolated Chapel main
-3 Plains main
+4 Gatecreeper Vine main
-2 Seance main
+2 Sorin, Lord of Innistrad main
+2 Seance main
-2 Wayfaring Temple main
+1 Woodland Cemetery main
+3 Parallel Lives main
+2 Gavony Township main
+4 Lingering Souls main
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