Update 04/11/17: Changed up this deck a lot in the last 2 weeks based on many MANY matches on MTGO. Tilted much more to control now, and abandoned one of the original ideas of the deck, which was lots of instant and sorcery for an eventual Rise from the Tides. The additional of Ice Over and Aether Meltdown, along with Galvanic Bombardment and Kozilek's Return, has allowed me to reduce and/or eliminate damage from creatures, which is definitely the majority of what I've been playing against. Fevered Visions usually ends up damaging the opponent, and draws more cards for me which provides both card advantage and fuel for Fateful Showdown (which I'm considering to be a 'combo'). Many times I have had 2 Fevered Visions in play, started my turn with 7 cards, draw card 8, do nothing, draw 2 cards in my end step to get 10 cards in hand, then cast Fateful Showdown (still in my end step), to do 9 damage to the opponents face, more often than not discarding a Fiery Temper at the same time to end up doing 12 damage total. Kozilek's Return can also help me bluff that, while I have no weenies, I may have large creatures, so don't side out your creature control against my creature-less deck haha!

If I end up facing a more controlly deck with few creatures, my basic idea is to side out the Aether Meltdown, Galvanic Bombardment , and/or Kozilek's Return for more face burn and artifact control/hate. Release the Gremlins for facing heavy artifact decks. A few Negate in the SB to face Control decks, plus some Horribly Awry in case the need for exiling is better than destroying with direct damage (e.g. Scrapheap Scrounger). As mentioned, I've been doing really good with this deck on MTGO and am thinking of using this for the Standard Constructed League that start soon. Let me know what you think!

Original idea, not really worth reading now: A deck based on the synergy between drawing cards and using Fateful Showdown to burn the opponent's face, and discarding or casting sorcery and instants to fuel Rise from the Tides. Kind of a combo I guess, but both parts seem to work by themselves as well. Fevered Visions helps me draw, and hopefully ends up doing damage to the opponent as well. I threw in Mirrorpools, with Aether Hubs for their colorless fuel, in the hopes of doubling a Fateful Showdown or Rise from the Tides (or another burn spell), which would be pretty sweet. Please comment/make suggestions, and upvote if you like it!

Could I cut down on land a bit, given my curve? Maybe drop down to 22 lands to get 2 more instant/sorcery in the deck? Also, not sure what to sideboard given the current aggro meta in Standard. More counterspells?

Based on UR Self Mill, but a bit more streamlined for consistency.



NathanaelK says... #1

You should rename the deck to "Pepsi Tides".

March 8, 2017 2:48 p.m.

I use Radiant Flames in my STD deck to help against the aggro. REALLY good card for this.

March 8, 2017 4:37 p.m.

You might also consider the blue self recurring zombies

March 8, 2017 4:38 p.m.

the.beanpole says... #4

Isn't Take Inventory just better than Catalog in this deck? The first one nets you the same number of cards as Catalog, but every one after that gives you more. It's also less mana.

March 8, 2017 10:55 p.m.

Thanks the.beanpole, yes I agree, but I do have a playset of both Catalog and Take Inventory in the deck. I want a lot of draw (for use with Fateful Showdown), and Catalog helps with getting more instants/sorcery into the graveyard if I'm ready to do a Rise from the Tides.

Good suggestion Karns_Pyromancer, I definitely have to consider Radiant Flames, especially since I have the Aether Hubs in there, which could get me 3 damage to each creature rather than just 2.

March 9, 2017 9:39 a.m.

Verado says... #6

I like Burn from Within, i'll have to consider adding that to my version! I wonder if you'd be better off with some Spirebluff Canals for consistency, maybe drop down to 2 Mirrorpools? I was considering adding Geier Reach Sanitarium because it goes well with the draw/mill theme and could trigger madness. Also, as was recommended to me, Chandra, Torch of Defiance works really well with this build!

March 9, 2017 9:52 a.m.

Hey Karns_Pyromancer, I forgot to ask, which 'blue recurring zombie" card are you referring to?

March 9, 2017 9:53 a.m.
March 9, 2017 10 a.m.

Cool, thanks!

March 9, 2017 10:04 a.m.

Myname9 says... #10

I would take out the Aerther Hubs put in four Spirebluff canals because you have no other way to make or get energy. I like the 2 Mirrorpools idea and put in two Geier Reach Sanitariums. I would take out a shock and a fevered Visions for the Chandra, Torch of Defiance. One Crush of Tentacles in the main board and two in side wouldn't be two bad either.

March 9, 2017 2:24 p.m.

Myname9, the Aether Hubs are in there to provide colorless mana for the Mirrorpools, not to be dual lands. Don't forget that colorless mana is not the same as generic mana! It took me a while to grasp that concept LOL! And being able to copy a Fateful Showdown, Rise from the Tides, or Fireball could be a great combo. I am thinking about Chandra, but wanted to try to keep this budget-ish. Right now it's under 20 TIX! She is good though....

March 9, 2017 9:11 p.m.

Phyrexia says... #12

Maybe add Brain in a Jar? Could work pretty well given the highouse sorcery and instant count.

March 10, 2017 8:02 p.m.

Phyrexia says... #13

Also, Brain lets you cast sorceries at instant speed which is always useful.

March 10, 2017 8:03 p.m.

Firetra says... #14

Cathartic Reunion, why is this not here? Its so much better than Take Inventory and it fuels Rise from the Tides

March 13, 2017 7:31 p.m.

ghoul_Legion says... #15

why not play Tormenting Voice instead of Catalog ? it's in your maybeboard.

Seems like a fun deck!

March 22, 2017 1:47 p.m.

Thanks for the suggestion ghoul_Legion, I guess that would make sense, and cost 1 less to cast, although I wouldn't be able to choose one of the cards I draw to discard then, but that doesn't seem like that big of an issue here.

March 22, 2017 4:15 p.m.

I just placed 1st at 2 LGS STD tourneys, two different stores with fevered visions ( Engineered Anti meta) But my anti-meta was not specific to my LGS' metas. I was focused on taking down Mardu Vehicles, GB, maintaining the matchup vs saheeli decks, and vs dynavolt tower post-board. This is what i got --->

This list is stupendous!! GLAD someone else is seeing potential of this deck vs the current meta, ESPECIALLY with such success! Great deck, and well done fellow player. +++++1!!!! Because 1 is all i can plus :)

April 12, 2017 3:24 p.m.

Thanks Thewayoflife234! Can you re-post the link to your deck list? It doesn't work. I'd like to see if you took it in a different direction than my deck. I've been doing ridiculously well on MTGO with this too.

April 12, 2017 5:03 p.m.

Piebye726 says... #19

Maybe you can splash green for a Sage of Ancient Lore

April 18, 2017 12:13 p.m.

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+4 Magma Spray side
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