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This idea sprouted from Ethereal Armor . I absolutely love auras, it's just that creatures are so fragile. However, When your creatures have hexproof, or are unblockable, or both (I'm looking at you Invisible Stalker ) this becomes much less of a problem.

The basic premise is to throw all your auras on any of the creatures in the deck really, and the more auras you use, the better Ethereal Armor becomes.

Pacifism and Detention Sphere are decent control that also mark up the enchantment count.

A lot of the stuff in the Maybeboard is very situational, for example Rest in Peace and Ground Seal , so they will probably end up in the sideboard (which I could use some help with). Other stuff in the Maybeboard is stuff that felt good in the deck, but lost out to "better" cards, so I would definitely still consider them.

Also, on turn one, I'm doing nothing, so if there is anything I missed that could go there, please let me know.

I would really love suggestions for the deck! I'm not very good at deckbuilding, so if my numbers are off, please tell me!

Updates

— Sept. 28, 2012

Took out Latch Seeker and Drogskol Captain because they weren't doing much. Added Quirion Dryad and Geist of Saint Traft in their place. Changed up the mana base a bit. Also, decided to switch out Oblivion Ring for Detention Sphere , although I don't know if I'll ever get a hold of 4 of them. Also, Geist of Saint Traft is a bit of a pipe dream, since 4 of them is about a hundred dollars.

I never use dual lands and my mana comes out fine, so i think your overdoing it a bit.

September 25, 2012 4:48 p.m.

xantm70 says... #2

I have no idea why you're not running Bruna, Light of Alabaster . Her sole purpose is to carry enchantments and beat people with them, and she's in your colors.

You could probably cut out the Temple Garden s and add a pair of basic forests, an island, and a plains in their stead. You need a trifle less green and a bit more blue to balance things, espeically since you have no spells with more than one green mana symbol in their costs.

Aside from those small tweaks, this looks like a pretty solid idea. Just bear in mind that people tend to sideboard enchantment hate.

September 25, 2012 6:02 p.m.

connorjpeck says... #3

Oh, duh! Not sure how I missed Bruna. Thanks!

September 25, 2012 6:31 p.m.

connorjpeck says... #4

What do you suggest I get rid of for her? Sigarda?

September 25, 2012 6:31 p.m.

xantm70 says... #5

That might be a good cut, yes. It would bring down your investment in green, and Sigarda is basically just a hexproof beater in your deck.

September 25, 2012 6:39 p.m.

zandl says... #6

I don't know who said to take out Temple Garden , but you should ignore him.

4x Sunpetal Grove , 4x Glacial Fortress , 4x Hinterland Harbor , 4x Temple Garden , 4x Hallowed Fountain , 2x Island , 2x Plains .

That will get the job done perfectly.

I feel like Drogskol Captain and Latch Seeker could be better things. Without Latch Seeker out, Drogskol Captain is just a 2/2 Flying for 3 mana. Loxodon Smiter + Lyev Skyknight , maybe?

September 25, 2012 8:05 p.m.

connorjpeck says... #7

I understand that they could be better things, and the cards you suggested are definitely good, but they aren't really what I was going for with the deck. Thank you though.

September 25, 2012 8:49 p.m.

zandl says... #8

k

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September 25, 2012 8:55 p.m.

bhrusson0 says... #9

How about Quirion Dryad ?

September 27, 2012 4:30 a.m.

xantm70 says... #10

Quirion Dryad is a kick-a$$ suggestion, for what it's worth, and if you ran it, then I could definitely see the utility in running the Temple Garden s. My only thought in taking them out was that, with literally Rancor as your only green card, and it as a one-drop, between two Forest s and four Sunpetal Grove s, you'll hit a green mana source in your opening hand somthing like 74% of the time (check my math?), and you won't have to shock yourself to play Rancor .

That said, zandl has a wonderful point in that the added reliability of eight green sources, coupled with the versatility of the shocklands, might wind up being the better course of action. At the end of the day, this is your deck, and we're merely kibbitzers.

September 27, 2012 11:59 a.m.

bhrusson0 says... #11

Yeah, mere kibbitzers!!

September 27, 2012 2:04 p.m.

Long_Con says... #12

Sphere of Safety could be good, if it be enchantments ye like!

October 2, 2012 10:26 p.m.

mansfordm says... #13

Sphere of Safety would definitely shut games down in a deck like this

October 3, 2012 3:17 a.m.

MonkeyMind says... #14

Quite simular to my deck deck:stall-and-swing

What about Bonds of Faith to either pump Invisible Stalker or make a creature of the enemy useless?

October 3, 2012 5:01 a.m.

You could try running Bonds of Faith in place of Pacifism since Invisible Stalker is a human. Also consider Divine Reckoning to wipe their board of attackers and leave behind a buffed Stalker :P

October 3, 2012 5:01 p.m.

connorjpeck says... #16

Thanks everyone! I really like Divine Reckoning , however, putting it in means taking out enchantments, so I may run only 1 or 2.

October 3, 2012 7:30 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 63
Avg. CMC 2.49
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