Selling American Secrets (Comments PLZ)

Standard* R/U/W (Jeskai, America) Tempo

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My good friend wants to play Delver. So, this is a list of shared cards we have and what I've come up with. I'd LOVE 4x Snapcaster Mage...

Any comments are very welcome!!!


bhrusson0 says... #1

If you are willing to spend the money (I'm not) Bonfire of the Damned would do you better than Thunderous Wrath probably.

July 9, 2012 5:33 p.m.

Bonfire of the Damned is $30.00 ... not right now lol. I got lucky with the Snapcaster Mage s. They came from boosters and trades.

What do you think otherwise?

July 10, 2012 9:14 a.m.

bhrusson0 says... #3

Otherwise I think it looks totally awesome. I forgot to put the +1 earlier. I am wondering though, if you have a Delver and a Stormkirk in your opening hand and the mana for either which do you play first?

July 10, 2012 9:43 a.m.

Haha! That's why I've come to like playing Delver so much. So much depends on what the other player has on the board, what they could do, etc. If they're playing with any sort of removal, Stromkirk Noble first. Then again, it's always nice to swing on turn 2 with a 3/2 Insectile Aberration  Flip  Flip. Lots of people pack hate for it... lol.

Thanks, btw.

July 10, 2012 10:09 a.m.

CrimsonKing says... #5

You can add a few more Gitaxian Probe .I've only played against Delver a few times but Gitaxian Probe seemed pretty powerful in the deck.

July 11, 2012 1:40 p.m.

I could side the Gut Shot and maybe another card for more Gitaxian Probe . It is a pretty sweet little cantrip.

I've also been playing around with the mana base, as far as numbers. The ratio is on, but I wonder if I can get away with 20 land, keep it at 21, or add 1x more for 22. Hmm...

July 11, 2012 1:50 p.m.

CrimsonKing says... #7

I think 22 land would be good. It will help you hit your land drop every turn. You could side two Sword of War and Peace ,one Gut Shot for 2 Gitaxian Probe and one land.

Check out my zombie deck if you want Zombie Finger Painting it's pretty much the way i want it but feel free to criticize.

July 11, 2012 1:58 p.m.

Fixed the sideboard. Scoping out your deck :-)

July 11, 2012 2:05 p.m.

CrimsonKing says... #9

Looking pretty good!

July 11, 2012 2:12 p.m.

NDRue says... #10

Hi, ever considered running 2 Sword of Feast and Famine to 1, and Sword of War and Peace to 2, while packing a full set of Gitaxian Probe s? Never hurts to anticipate what your opponent will do. Packing in Oblivion Ring in a fast Delver aggro build seems to lock up your mana which would otherwise be better used for your instants, like Mana Leak , Vapor Snag and even Snapcaster Mage .

Personally I'd run Mutagenic Growth s over Pillar of Flame s, because I've seen alot of Geist of Saint Traft running head-first into a flashed Restoration Angel .


July 24, 2012 6:25 a.m.

Sword of Feast and Famine allows me to untap all of my lands, thus making it able for countermagic or the other cards you mentioned. This Delver deck is more of a Tempo deck, not necessarily Aggro. It CAN be Aggro if need be, or Control... :-)

Mutagenic Growth is a good idea, but not in place of Pillar of Flame . Waaaay too many card:Geralf's Messenger, Gravecrawler , Strangleroot Geist , etc. out there.

July 30, 2012 2:54 a.m.

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This deck is not Standard legal.

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Illegal cards Mana Leak , Vapor Snag , Sword of War and Peace , Gitaxian Probe , Sword of Feast and Famine , Ponder
Cards 62
Avg. CMC 1.95
Tokens 4/4 Angel
Top rank #44 on 2012-07-11
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