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Wait, what? (Norin the Wary)


Description

The goal of this deck is not necessarily to win, but to make it nearly impossible for your opponents to win. Chaotic fun.

Constant bouncing of Norin in and out causes your enchants to trigger. Damage and creature steal follows.

Redirect as much as you can.

Slow everything down as much as you can.

Updates

FINE, SCRAMBLEVERSE. — July 7, 2012

Okay, I put in Scrambleverse . I hope you are all happy now. I also took out Sensei's Divining Top . Howling Mine replaces. Winter Orb resurfaces and Incendiary Command burned out.

Other creature and control spell changes occurred but I don't feel like listing them all (but I will thank BossLeiser for the Archwing Dragon suggestion). The deck should be slightly more competitive now, but still just as chaotic and fun!


Wait, what? — May 29, 2012

An update!

Changed about 8 or so cards that fit a lil bit better with the flavor of the deck. Should make for a more fun game. I will say that this deck RARELY wins... but it sure is a hell of a lot of fun.

And pretty cheap for an EDH deck if I may say so.

Also Furnace of Rath is back in. Bring the pain.

bstevens00 says...

#1

Dude, seriously?! Hands down one of the coolest decks I've ever seen. +1 Man, I'm a completely Blue player, but I love it. Haha.

October 13, 2011 1:59 a.m.

ckrono says...

#2

Just saw your deck. I love your creature selection! Very smart usage of Warstorm Surge and Pandemonium damage. Furnace of Rath seems dangerous to me though.

October 13, 2011 6:46 a.m.

commonhumans says...

#3

Thanks for the compliments guys.

@bstevens00 it is way fun and for the most part pretty cheap to build. I way recommend Norin as a general.

@ckrono yeah, furnace is a wild card in every sense of the word and it's probably going to bite me in the ass every now and again... but it so fits the flavor of the deck. That and I had that card available. I could probably stand to add another sacrifice outlet instead of furnace.

October 13, 2011 9:45 a.m.

ckrono says...

#4

I recommend Goblin Warrens instead! Or maybe Greater Gargadon ?

October 13, 2011 11:59 a.m.

commonhumans says...

#5

I was thinking Tooth and Claw pr Goblin Bombardment just because I don't always know if I will have enough goblins to trigger warrens.

October 13, 2011 4:43 p.m.

ckrono says...

#6

Tooth and Claw is awesome! Damn magic sure has its treasures! This is why I love EDH.

October 13, 2011 10:26 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#7

Dude, isn't it? I think its going to have to go in.

October 14, 2011 12:49 a.m.

ckrono says...

#8

Damn. Now I'm gonna have another dilemma on thinking what to cut. :(

October 14, 2011 12:08 p.m.

MidnightDragon says...

#9

Wow, Mono red burn in EDH. This deck is Awesome! +1 all the way!

Ball Lightning might be fun to run in here as well. Quick 6 damage and all

October 14, 2011 9:15 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#10

Thank you much! I considered ball lightning but it didn't have quite enough utility, so I went with hellspark instead. It works just a tad better.

October 15, 2011 1:25 a.m.

EleshBlade says...

#11

What about Scrambleverse

October 15, 2011 9:31 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#12

Good call. Totally gonna sideboard that.

October 15, 2011 11:01 p.m.

Spitlebug says...

#13

+1 Man. At first I was a little confused as to the nature of Goblin Game but it makes sense now.

Dirty little fun deck for sure.

October 17, 2011 1:14 a.m.

massaker says...

#14

I saw that you have Norin as your commander and had to respond. I too have a Norin deck, and the chaos generated by him in an edh game is great.This deck is pretty similar to mine. Only difference is that I have more mana rocks.

Good stuff homie.

May 22, 2012 12:32 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#15

Thanks yo! My friends forbid me to play Norin because they hate him... but hes my favorite and I sneak him on the board everynow and again.

May 22, 2012 12:39 p.m.

nochance229 says...

#16

wait. a Norin deck with Confusion in the Ranks but no Genesis Chamber ? =(

May 31, 2012 12:04 a.m.

commonhumans says...

#17

It was sacked! I will probably add it back in, but im trying a new build with out. We will see how it goes, but i am sure i may end up tossing it back in :)

May 31, 2012 1:54 a.m.

warper says...

#18

I saw the name and clicked on it because before anything popped up I knew it was Norin the Wary and I knew I was gonna +1 it just for that. Goblin Cadets ?

June 29, 2012 12:22 p.m.

Amaterasu3531 says...

#19

This deck is absolutely amazing! +1

I agree with Eleshblade in that this deck needs Scrambleverse . I think it is more chaotic than some of the other permanent swapping cards you have because some people end up with more than others and such. So i think it would be better in the mainboard than sideboard. Still an amazing deck. I might have to make something like this....

June 29, 2012 1:31 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#20

Oh my god. Goblin Cadets ? I have never seen this flippin' card in my life and it is amazing.

I seriously think this may be my new favorite card. I going to the game store like now to see if that have that in stock and replacing a card in my deck with that... TODAY.

THANK YOU. +1 to one of you decks, sir.

June 29, 2012 1:31 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#21

ALL THESE PEOPLE POSTING AWESOME IDEAS FOR ME. Both of you are added to my friends list. I am find awesome cards for your decks now.

June 29, 2012 1:38 p.m.

HoneyBadger says...

#22

You, my good sir, are playing edh the way it was meant to be played. I've seen WAY too many heavy control edh decks that just try to win while shutting everyone else down. They can go sit on a cactus.

This deck is a shining example of fun and glory! +1 to you, your face, your descendants, and your deck.

July 3, 2012 11:44 p.m.

monkty says...

#23

if you want to slow things down why dont you run Winter Orb ?

July 4, 2012 12:12 a.m.

commonhumans says...

#24

hahah thank you.

I was running Winter Orb but it was just not fun for me and it did nothing but frustrate everyone else on the board... so I took it out for thier sake... but I still have it ready to go in at any time.

July 4, 2012 1:01 a.m.

Amaterasu3531 says...

#25

I really love this deck, but I was wonderring how fast it is. I'd like to make one very similar, but my friends run fairly fast decks. Is there any way to make this deck faster so I don't get killed before casting a good chaotic spell?

July 4, 2012 12:50 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#26

This deck isn't very fast. It's also very under the radar. This deck doesn't really attract much hate, by the time you start to get hated on, its already screwed the board up so much there's not to much anyone can do about it. At least that is my experience in my meta.

Making this faster? I dunno, I mean, Norin will always come out on turn one. I know there are other red creatures who have when a creature enters the battlefield affects that you may be able to throw in. You could always throw in Scrambleverse (which I may do as well) so you can have another chaos effect, but you will always have some card to start making the game interesting in your first hand. You usually want to wait a few turns to make sure there are another permanents on the board to sufficiently screw your opponents.

I never really designed this deck to be all that competitive and I don't usually play to win... but it is really fun. At any rate, hope that helps!

July 5, 2012 11:23 a.m.

BossLeiser says...

#27

You should add Archwing Dragon to this deck; it would be right at home.

July 5, 2012 10:53 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#28

Dude. Yes. I need to keep up with new sets. That's totally in. Thank you!

July 5, 2012 11:13 p.m.

BossLeiser says...

#29

No problem!

July 6, 2012 2:12 a.m.

Ohthenoises says...

#30

Electropotence ? Annnnnnd Gratuitous Violence may be a replacement for Furnace of Rath as it limits the damage-doubling effect to creatures only? (Warstorm Surge and Electropotence both specify that the creature is the source of the damage.)

I made my own mono red burn though I went with Heartless Hidetsugu instead. deck:how-big-is-your-fwoosh Any thoughts would be appreciated.

July 8, 2012 4:31 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#31

Thanks for the comments. I tried Electropotence before, i didn't like it. Never seemed to has 2R open when I needed to use it... plus using 2R to do one damage each time for Norin just wasn't worth it. Gratuitous Violence won't work this because there is literally no combat damage coming from this deck... it is very rare you will see me swinging with this deck... Furnace of Rath just makes the game more deadly. Its fun!

I'll take a look at your decks and see if I can think anything up.

July 8, 2012 8:30 p.m.

Ohthenoises says...

#32

You don't have to swing. It doesn't say "combat damage" it says creature damage. Meaning Warstorm Surge will deal double damage.

July 8, 2012 8:43 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#33

OH. Fart. I am stupid. You are awesome. I misread all the words. That is a great call. Done.

July 8, 2012 8:46 p.m.

Tunde says...

#34

OMG!!! We have VERY similar decks lmao!! I will say that Trading Post and the land that makes and sacs goats (I cannot remember the name... something about a pasture I think) are amazing in my Norin deck! Unless of course you have Blood Moon out lol. Also Crucible of Worlds is another great card for after you have blown up lands. +1 from me and GREAT deck! Maybe one day I will put my version up but it honestly is only maybe 10-15 cards different without actually counting lol.

July 10, 2012 2:51 a.m.

commonhumans says...

#35

Springjack Pasture . Yes. That is probably a good call. I have one I should throw in. I really like Trading Post but I don't know if I can make room for it or not! Dilemma!

I did have Blood Moon in but it kept screwing me over, so I dropped that ish. Crucible of Worlds is a card I never wold have thought to put in but can see it would be great. Too bad it costs like 20 dollars cause I am flat broke right now!

I appreciate the help! Thanks! Put a copy of yours up so I can check it out!

July 10, 2012 11:12 a.m.

warper says...

#36

First of all, WTF!!! I checked this deck like not even a month ago and it had about 300 views?!?!?!?!?

Anyways I saw Worldfire and wondered if you would make everyone sweat by using Worldslayer

Chandra, the Firebrand as another source to copy your Game of Chaos and other shinanigans

Can't +1 again... lol just awsome

July 15, 2012 6:34 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#37

Worldslayer was always a thought... but I honestly rarely attack creatures in this deck. Its just not made to really attack, I mean it can... but it does not it reliably... that's why Worldslayer isn't in.

Chandra would be great... I have have no idea what I would pull at this point. I have changed so much since I first started this deck and I really like where it is now.

Also yeah. Deckcycle every day man! Get them views up!

July 15, 2012 8:52 p.m.

pandabear says...

#38

looooolz love the deck +1 from me and +1 to HoneyBadger's comment (#22) quite possibly the best comment ever :P i will steal this comment and use it many times.

July 15, 2012 9:02 p.m.

I played with a deck very similar to this one. I would lay down my awesome artifacts and enchantments and my play group would blow them up. I would suggest putting in cards like Crystal Chimes , Skull of Orm and Buried Ruin . Also cards like Reforge the Soul , Wheel of Fate , Memory Jar , and card:Teferi's Puzzle Box help you find the good enchantments you want like Confusion in the Ranks .

August 22, 2012 11:42 a.m.

skyb0rg says...

#40

Storm Cauldron for more fun?

August 22, 2012 11:57 a.m.

ghost89 says...

#41

This is absolutely amazing. I made a chaos deck for planechase and casual magic, but the fact that you were able to do it with 100 cards is simply amazing. You sir are a god among men. +1

August 22, 2012 11:59 a.m.

warper says...

#42

wtf where's card:Krark's Thumb?

August 22, 2012 12:08 p.m.

warper says...

#43

Planar Chaos perhaps?

August 22, 2012 1:01 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#44

Thanks for all the comments dudes (and Dudettes if there are any)!

card:Teferi's Puzzle Box Is awesome, never even thought about that one! That may have to slide its way in...

Storm Cauldron is also awesome... so many awesome cards and no room.

What should I take out!

Also, in regards to card:Krark's Thumb: I know. I know. I know. It should be in there, but the deck isn't really reliant on the coin flips and that is the ONLY reason that card isn't in there. I have a playset and I want to put it in but I just feel like it'll never pay for itself.

August 23, 2012 4:55 p.m.

zandl says...

#45

Rage Reflection over Gratuitous Violence ?

August 23, 2012 5:08 p.m.

Ohthenoises says...

#46

@zandl he's combo-ing Gratuitous Violence with Warstorm Surge for double damage.

August 23, 2012 6:20 p.m.

Kristoff says...

#47

Hey, commonhumans! I really love your deck idea. Pure chaotic fun is what I'm looking for too. Ain't no rewards for winning at EDH anyway. So here's my two cents. Goblin game has got to go. I would be laughed off the table if I played that in the local games/card/comic book shops. It's strictly to be used in domestic situations. More importantly, Worldfire has been banned since Sept. Also, you say that Norin combines with your enchantment ETB effects, but you're only playing three out of thirteen. How about Goblin Assassin , Hamletback Goliath , Blasting Station , or Minion Reflector ? I've included a Chaosphere and a Wand of Ith to add to my deck's randomness. Okay, that's it. Have fun storming the castle!

January 7, 2013 7:47 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#48

@Kristoff - Yo! Appreciate it! I have actually removed worldfire but I just havent updated it... and everyone hates goblin game (including the gamestore - but they never kicked me out!). So it stays. This deck is not built to win, its built to infuriate.

But I do like the suggestions! I'll see if I can work some in!

January 29, 2013 9:42 p.m.

Filet_O_Fist says...

#49

Can you Wild Ricochet the Final Fortune to kill 2 people?

June 18, 2013 7:28 p.m.

Tunde says...

#50

@commonhumans you told me to put up a copy of my deck many moons ago... Well my lazy self finally did :P The Deck Everybody Hates - (Norin the Wary). They are very similar like I said with just a few changes. However like you told him Goblin Game is an amazingly hilarious card!! I have won 2 games because of it lol. My favorite card is Grip of Chaos though. NOBODY likes to see that come down. We actually have a catch phrase for when I play this deck with Heat Stroke . I have to yell out, "It's getting hot in this b****!!!" haha

June 18, 2013 8:26 p.m.

commonhumans says...

#51

@ Filet_O_Fist: Sadly no. Final Fortune does not target... awesome user name by the way.

July 21, 2013 6:22 p.m.

MagicBlake says...

#52

commonhumans,

Mono-red EDH is always a winner in my book (+1), Vigilante Justice will give you 1 damage every time Norin enters the battlefield. If you have time please check out my mono-red burn deck Ashling's Apocalypse.

October 13, 2013 5:23 p.m.

mechatoad says...

#53

Building a Norin deck myself and this is a big help! (+1)I have to suggest tossing in Flailing Soldier , my personal favorite card and great for any casual red edh!

November 19, 2013 4:33 p.m.

Butterskotch2 says...

#54

I'm extremely surprised to not see this suggestions yet, but I think it would fit nicely with your theme:) Possibility Storm

December 21, 2013 7:39 a.m.

deadonerising says...

#55

If there is a Hell this deck has secured you a special place there.

A place where all your hopes and dreams are taken from you, and all you can do is stand motionless and watch.

+1

December 21, 2013 12:03 p.m.

emmons1204 says...

#56

Blasphemous Act + Repercussion since you can get rid of your creatures quickly. Love the deck though--thinking about making a similar one but with not as much lock down....

January 27, 2014 3:34 p.m.

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