- 2x Deadeye Plunderers
- 2x Dire Fleet Hoarder
- 2x Hostage Taker
- 2x Kitesail Freebooter
- 3x Marionette Master
- 2x Sailor of Means
- 4x Siren Stormtamer
You may want to consider Panharmonicon seeing as several of your creatures have ETBs... e.g. if you summon Marionette Master with Panharmonicon out, fabricate will trigger twice allowing you to make it a 7/9, so you'd only need to sacrifice 3 treasures to kill your opponent.
November 28, 2017 11:42 a.m.
@Ninjew42, Thanks for sharing your deck with me. It looks very interesting but I thank that if you really want to prioritize your treasure production, you should look at including Kaledesh and Aether Revolt. They will be in Standard Rotation until Dominaria Block releases in April 2018. I also think that having 40% of your non-lands be CMC 5+ seems like a bit of a gamble. I worry that against some of Ixalan's hyper aggressive decks, there could be issues.
For some reason, right now, I feel like I'm not getting enough land drops. I'm considering temporarily swapping one Ruthless Knave and one Sailor of Means for a swamp and island.
November 28, 2017 10:36 p.m.
Ta11Man I'm not sure what combo your friend is running, but if they're using Panharmonicon to double the number of counters Walking Ballista enters with, then that wouldn't work, as it's not a triggered ability. If the text had said something like "When Walking Ballista enters the battlefield, put X +1/+1 counters on it" then that would trigger Panharmonicon, but I think Walking Ballista would actually die first, as it would be a 0/0 before the counters are placed on it.
As for your land problem, I'd tend to go for 22/23 land personally, although you may wish to use something like Evolving Wilds or Renegade Map (also triggers Marionette Master) to help filter your deck a little.
November 29, 2017 4:50 a.m.
I've been working on a blue/black treasure control deck since Ixalan launched and I started much the same way you have but ended up making quite a few changes (my deck is here if you're curious).
Basically, I found Revel in Riches was too slow to be any good against aggro and control didn't run enough creatures to make it worth while. I found myself side boarding it most games so I ended up switching it out with Tezzeret the Schemer since his ultimate is not an unreachable win condition, his -2 ability on a Marionette Master can allow you to win with just 3 treasures, and he created pseudo treasures that will still work with Marionette Master.
That being said, I really like the way you're building this deck! I like the pirate package you are running but I would suggest focusing predominantly on Marionette Master as your win condition since I feel she is going to be your most consistent method, maybe bump her up to 3 copies?
Either way, good luck!
December 9, 2017 9:43 p.m.
@stfl500, Thanks for your suggestion. Tezzeret is an amazing suggestion. I'm definitely picking a couple up. I agree with what you say about Revel in Riches, in multiplayer games i get heavily focused as soon as I drop it. While mechanized production is a vulnerability I still like it. I really like your deck and I would consider leaning more towards control like you do if I was a better control player xD I'm considering Torrential Gearhulk, probably replacing my Deadeye Plunderers to help me lean closer towards control.
December 9, 2017 10:45 p.m.
@Ta11Man I would say hold off on adding Torrential Gearhulk until you run more then 4 instants because he is a pricey guy and his value really shines when he consistently has lots of targets for his ability.
December 10, 2017 8:40 a.m.
@stfl500 I agree. Its definitely on the back-burner. I honestly might wait until Kaledesh swaps out of standard and see if he gets any cheaper.
December 10, 2017 11:11 p.m.
@w33m4n, Thank you for sharing your deck. I'll admit that have looked at it before for inspiration making this one. Your deck is obviously much better, but I enjoy playing with what I've built. One thing I've realized when looking at your deck most recently is that treasure can be given more value via improvise. I'd like to play around with Inspiring Statuary and using it to expand my mana pool every turn.
Right now I'm also considering removing Vraska (Or at least side-boarding her). Lost Legacy looks like a cheap card that can remove a player's wincon before they even draw it. Thanks again for sharing your deck, I'll definately be watching as you update it for Rivals of Ixalan when it releases.
December 15, 2017 1:44 p.m.
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|Date added||4 weeks|
|Last updated||5 hours|
This deck is Standard legal.
|Tokens||1/1 Servo, Tezzeret, Treasure, Etherium Cell, 2/2 Pirate|
|Folders||Pirates, Control, test, Uncategorized, To Build|