UR Pike II

Standard* Aggro U/R (Izzet)

rayrand Score: 1


Description

This is a modification from my UR Pike deck. Talrand, Sky Summoner is a good addition for late game plays.

Comments / Suggestions are always welcome. Thanks!

Updates

Bonfire of the Damned — Sept. 17, 2012

Finally got my hands on a set of Bonfire of the Damned s!

Bonfire of the Damned — Aug. 11, 2012

Looking to make space for a set of Bonfire of the Damned s. Any suggestions?

— Aug. 5, 2012

Added 2x Desolate Lighthouse s which gives a constant draw mechanism.

After a few test playings, I realized that I don't really have an answer to the UW version of this deck (particularly to the Geist of Saint Traft . To isolate the said creature, subbing in 4x Fog Bank s as replacements to the 4x Vexing Devils for a more defensive approach.

As always, comments are most welcome. Thanks!

gnarlicide says... #1

this looks like fun to play with... and it gives me an answer to what I am going to do with my UR proliferate deck when it phases out. +1 from me.

July 26, 2012 9:41 p.m.

gnarlicide says... #2

this looks like fun to play with... and it gives me an answer to what I am going to do with my UR proliferate deck when it phases out. +1 from me.

July 26, 2012 9:41 p.m.

nanoex1 says... #3

I really like it! How does the deck compete in the mirror match?

August 21, 2012 12:31 p.m.

rayrand says... #4

Thanks, nanoex1! Sorry but I haven't tried it yet in the mirror match.

August 22, 2012 8:55 a.m.

jtsrn says... #5

card:Chandra's Phoenix > Talrand, Sky Summoner for this deck in my opinion, talrand needs more spells like Gitaxian Probe and Gut Shot to be great. Maybe move talrand to sideboard

August 22, 2012 9:31 a.m.

Blargenspargle says... #6

Rolling Temblor can be good against Geist of Saint Traft and Invisible Stalker for the mirror match/ against U/W pike

August 22, 2012 9:35 a.m.

Blargenspargle says... #7

also Gut Shot for removing their Delver of Secrets  Flip

August 22, 2012 9:45 a.m.

rayrand says... #8

Rolling Temblor is a good card against Geist of Saint Traft and Invisible Stalker but the thing is, my creatures also get burned. Seems like Bonfire of the Damned is the only answer...

August 22, 2012 10:04 a.m.

clausses says... #9

Take out two land for bonfires, I run 19 in my delver deck and I get flooded.

August 22, 2012 6:34 p.m.

marsil says... #10

Agreed, you cannot make it without mass removal, disperse is also quite useful. Actually I removed pikes at the end of the day :) you may check my old deck here deck:ouch-it-burns-like-hell

August 28, 2012 9:32 a.m.

Long_Con says... #11

I would replace the Pikes with Swords. I did it in Delver a la Drake, and I am so happy I did. The card:Runechanter's Pike won me quite a few games when I had 4 in, but the Swords still outshine it every time!

August 30, 2012 10:46 a.m.

Jace74 says... #12

You might want to consider moonsilver spear, it will be as if you have your very own geist of saint traft, but with first strike instead.

September 29, 2012 11:11 p.m.

Jace74 says... #13

Also I'm not sure if this is standard or not, but a lot of these cards are going to be post rotation e.g., phyrexian metamorph.

September 29, 2012 11:13 p.m.

rayrand says... #14

All cards are still standard until October 5.

September 30, 2012 2:28 a.m.

Long_Con says... #15

Heh heh, one might say that it's time to start building for post-rotation, with it less than a week away. :)

September 30, 2012 9:58 a.m.

rayrand says... #16

Hehehe! I've already began thinking of replacements for cards that are going to rotate. Gonna edit this deck on Friday.

September 30, 2012 11:43 a.m.

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