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Wall Tribal (Best Defense = Best Offense)

Standard Artifact GWU (Bant) Theme/Gimmick Tribal


tl;dr - Drop walls, Arcades, the Strategist, and Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive, swing.

Main Board:

Militia Bugler gets walls and Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive.

Wall of Vines and Arcades, the Strategist block flying.

Portcullis Vine, Arcades, the Strategist, and Tezzeret, Artifice Master for card draw.

Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive and Suspicious Bookcase for unblockable.

Dive Down gives toughness, which in turn buffs wall damage, and hexproof.

March of the Multitudes for alt win condition, life gain, and board presence.

Slaughter the Strong to wreck big creatures, and almost board wiping opponents.

Side board:

Broken Bond and Cleansing Nova to get rid of artifacts and enchantments.

Cleansing Nova and Join Shields for total board control. Hard to pull off but possible, otherwise, Join Shields can stop all targeting, or even your opponents Settle the Wreckage or Cleansing Nova.

Shalai, Voice of Plenty because hexproof. Great when combo'ed with Join Shields for total hexproof protection for a turn.

Sinister Sabotage for cancelling Unmoored Ego or some whack Teferi, Hero of Dominaria stuff.

Sylvan Awakening for an alternate win condition, board presence, blockers for flying, or extra damage.

Tocatli Honor Guard is great against Golgari.

Pros: 1) Lot's of defense. 2) Not a popular deck, potential advantage. 3) You're playing something different, and not the same handful of decks floating around. 4) Could potentially have lethal in a single turn after playing Arcades, the Strategist. 5) Low mana cost

Cons: 1) You're gonna get wrecked versus aggro. 2) Unmoored Ego will ruin your day versus your Arcades, the Strategist 3) Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is straight cancer versus this deck (and in general).


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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.32
Tokens None Treasure, 1/1 Thopter
Top rank #14 on 2018-11-05
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