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The Bourgeoisie Ascendancy

Noble Infinite Combo RUG (Temur)

ibstudent2200


Description

Jeskai Ascendancy isn't on the banlist for Noble yet, so I figured I'd give the deck a shot. Without disruption, the deck can consistently kill by turn 4, and turn 3 is common.

Jeskai Ascendancy and a mana dork means that cantrips are free. Use Jeskai Ascendancy to loot whenever you have a creature or land in hand, to find more cantrips. If you draw Crimson Wisps , you should play a mana dork and give it haste, to give you another mana dork. Once you have 2+ mana dorks, you build up mana while you keep cantripping through your deck.

Treasure Cruise is absolutely nuts in this deck. Because the deck plays Feldon's Cane, it's worth noting that you want to avoid delving away cantrips if you can, though my (limited) testing has yet to run into a situation where you actually activate Feldon's Cane.

There are two win conditions in this deck: first is attacking with a couple large mana dorks. The other option is to use Retraction Helix to bounce Feldon's Cane an arbitrary number of times (you need 2 mana dorks to do this), and attack with 9001/9001 mana dorks.

Other win conditions that might be worth playing include Fireball, Grapeshot, or Empty the Warrens. Empty the Warrens only needs you to cast 7 spells and hit your opponent with a mana dork to win next turn. Grapeshot and Fireball don't require attacking, but Fireball requires 21+ mana, and Grapeshot requires a storm count of 20, which is difficult to achieve without using Feldon's Cane to reshuffle your cantrips back into your library. Shriekhorn is cute and a legitimate win condition (repeatedly bounce it to untap/reset it), but I doubt that it's a good idea.

In terms of mana, the deck is basically Simic (UG) splashing red for Crimson Wisps .

Fun fact: City of Brass was printed at uncommon in Arabian Nights. It's possible I should be using Gemstone Mine in its place, though.

As far as numbers, I'm not sure how to split Ponder and Preordain. So far, I've been inclined to say that Preordain is superior, and Ponder is probably the first card I would sideboard out in a given matchup.

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Comments

+1 very nice! Gotta love those infinite combos. It's fun to see a Noble deck that utilizes one.

October 25, 2014 7:08 p.m.

Sylvan Caryatid is pretty much the best 2-mana mana dork out there, so use him. Also, if your only win-con is bouncing Tormod's Crypt, put more of them.

February 25, 2015 7:58 p.m.

ibstudent2200 says... #3

This is a Noble deck, FAMOUSWATERMELON. I'm only allowed to play 1 rare/mythic (and 4 uncommons for that matter). Believe me, I would definitely play Sylvan Caryatid if I could.

Bouncing Tormod's Crypt isn't the only way to win. It's just the only way to go infinite. The power boost from Jeskai Ascendancy is sufficient to win most games without going infinite.

February 25, 2015 8:24 p.m.

jchudz says... #4

I count 6 uncommons (Manamorphose and Tormod's Crypt) in your list... and 5 rares... City of Brass and Jeskai Ascendancy

February 25, 2015 8:43 p.m.

Manamorphose and Tormod's Crypt have both been printed as commons. City of Brass, as mentioned in the description was printed as uncommon in Arabian Nights. So the City is the uncommon.

February 25, 2015 8:49 p.m.

Oops, didn't see the format... Forget what I said.

February 25, 2015 9:01 p.m.

ibstudent2200 says... #7

Incidentally, if you try to force the game to use the Arabian Nights artwork for City of Brass, the deck price jumps by over $200.

February 25, 2015 9:02 p.m.

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