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The Aetherborn Aristocrats Society

Standard BRG (Jund) Competitive Midrange

adanaz


Description

This deck is an evolution of my The Aetherborn Rogue Club deck. Membership criteria has now changed: as well as blue eyes and a penchant for sacrifice, you must be of the aristocracy to be considered for a lifetime membership to The Aetherborn Aristocrats Society.

Time to brush shoulders with the aristocrats and saunter around town to the Jund beat!

Members include:

Weaponcraft Enthusiast churning out Servos with unrivalled enthusiasm.

Marionette Master punishing the opponent when we sacrifice, chump block, or suicide attack with our Servos.

Zulaport Cutthroat does his thing when any of our creatures die.

Scrapheap Scrounger likes to visit the graveyard, exile a corpse and get back on the scene.

Syndicate Tracker is Marionette Master's partner in crime.

Emrakul's Evangel is new to the club, but he isn't holding back. Sac the Servos and Scrapheap Scrounger to capitalise on Marionette Master replacing them with Eldrazi Horrors. This works very well when blocking - absorb the damage and replace the creatures who are heading for oblivion. When attacking - get what damage you can in, maybe the opponent chump blocks, then regardless, sac and replace the creatures who were heading for a slumber in the Graveyard.

The Demon of Dark Schemes can remove a number of opposing creatures, which is nice. Additionally, my own servos feed Marionette Master, general creatures trigger Zulaport Cutthroat and I can, hopefully, resurrect something from the Graveyard!

A range of removal there, the usual suspects - Grasp of Darkness and Unlicensed Disintegration an obvious winner. Bone Splinters for artifact creature sac, punish and destroy. Incendiary Flow helps to snatch the last bit of life that the opponent is clinging on to. I had a couple of games, without it, when I was desperately hoping for an Unlicensed Disintegration, which never came....

Hedron Archive is great :-D

So come and roll with the Aetherborn Aristocrats and attempt to satiate that innate penchant for sacrifice..... (a homage to my favourite EDH deck An Innate Penchant for Sacrifice.

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Highwind says... #1

Great synergy. I dig it.

November 30, 2016 5:56 p.m.

adanaz says... #2

Nice one Highwind!

November 30, 2016 6:59 p.m.

Highwind says... #3

Oh, have you tried Eliminate the Competition in this deck? You make a fair amount of tokens and it could be pretty good late game as board wipe.

November 30, 2016 7:48 p.m.

adanaz says... #4

That's a great suggestion Highwind, I will certainly give it a trial. The question is, what to cut? I expect I'll try 2, cutting one Grasp of Darkness and one Unlicensed Disintegration or Incendiary Flow.

December 1, 2016 4:10 p.m.

Highwind says... #5

Since I don't think we can call this deck a pure aggro deck and because I noticed that it wins around turn 6-7 and up, you want a spell that will be effective both early and late game. To me, the strategy here seems to be to fill your board presence and go wide with combat tricks, sacrifice shenanigans, and good removal. I'd say this deck is more midrange-ish, so Unlicensed Disintegration is going to be better. However, Incendiary Flow is going to be good insurance against aggro decks and that annoying copter thing lol Switch a copy of each out depending on the match up.

December 1, 2016 11:19 p.m.

Highwind says... #6

Actually, just noticed that Incendiary Flow is sorcery speed, so it won't hit the copter since you won't be able to fire it off when it gets crewed. Instant speed removal is important, so now I'm leaning even more toward keep the extra copy of Unlicensed Disintegration, switching only if you lose a round and feel your early game was weaker.

December 1, 2016 11:24 p.m.

adanaz says... #7

Sounds like a good plan. Sideboard a couple of copies then. I still haven't tried it, but I definitely will, thanks.

December 2, 2016 7:41 a.m.

paulbmoore1980 says... #8

I have to ask...why no Tireless Tracker? The synergy with Traffiker is off the chart. Also, when the clues that the Tracker drops when you play a land are sacrificed the ability of Marionette Master still triggers...

December 14, 2016 5:38 p.m.

adanaz says... #9

Yeah, Tireless Tracker is great in this deck, an obvious choice (and one that I bypassed due to the obviousness and the fact that I don't own any :-D), but which cards do I cut? I'm happy with how this deck is performing and to cut any of the other creatures in the deck loses something they they offer. It's a tough one, because I would need the 2 mana to sac a clue for the effect, which is good, but I'm just not sure who to cut. Any suggestions paulbmoore1980?

December 14, 2016 6:37 p.m.

It's a very tough call, but I would have to suggest cutting the Demon. It requires 3 black mana to cast and its overall cmc of 6 mana is high on the curve, competing with Marionette Master (which will probably deal more incidental damage) and the -2/-2 can wipe out your creatures as well. His energy ability seems wasted as you don't have any spells that requires it.

That being said, adding the Tracker gives some choices. You could pay 2 to sac a clue and draw a card BUT... paying 1 to sac the clue to the Traffiker will still put a +1/+1 counter on the Tracker. Running Evolving Wilds with a Tracker procs double clues and provides mana fixing should you need it.

December 16, 2016 8:04 a.m.

adanaz says... #11

Thanks for all the upvotes everyone!! This has been my highest scoring deck on tapped out so far :-D

December 22, 2016 7:53 a.m.

Logged in just to upvote and comment, might repost on Reddit. This is truly creative and great.

December 26, 2016 2:30 a.m.

adanaz says... #13

Thanks assassintemplar! If you do repost, please give me the link :-D

December 26, 2016 3:48 a.m.

vibrabones says... #14

Love Aetherborn, love the deck, love the concept, love the name. A+++

December 28, 2016 6:59 p.m.

MrTong says... #15

Seems great! Always wondered how to play Marionette Master, +1

December 30, 2016 5:49 p.m.

adanaz says... #16

Thanks MrTong, don't forget to click the upvote button ;-)

December 30, 2016 5:57 p.m.

Just another thought here, but what about running Eternal Scourge? The synergy with Scrapheap Scrounger is a thing.

December 30, 2016 11:02 p.m.

divinagon says... #18

Emrakul's Evangel seems too weak to reason playing green, so I would turn your attention towards Midnight Entourage. It's an aetherborn lord with a death trigger and it keeps you in two colors.

January 23, 2017 12:43 p.m.

adanaz says... #19

Thanks divinagon. This deck requires an Aether Revolt overhaul, which I haven't had the time to do yet. However, your suggestion is a fine one and I will certainly bear it in mind when the time comes!

January 23, 2017 6:35 p.m.

Fishguru21 says... #20

Emrakul's Evangel is nuts! I was using exrtictor of sin to convert my tokens! to convert my tokens to eldrazi horrors but I like that so much better. I love this deck

February 13, 2017 10:47 a.m.

adanaz says... #21

Thanks for the comment and upvote Fishguru21! :-D

February 13, 2017 1:27 p.m.

Darkenwolfe says... #22

Great deck, man! Now that Amonkhet has been released, wouldn't Bontu the Glorified be a good choice for obvious synergy?

May 15, 2017 9:55 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.94
Tokens 1/1 Servo, 3/2 Eldrazi Horror, 1/1 Human Cleric
Folders Kaladesh STD, Competitive, Standard Ideas, Interesting Decks, Random Standard, Cool
Top rank #21 on 2017-01-05
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