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I think Laboratory Maniac is hilarious. Even more hilarious than Battle of Wits.

The aim of the game is to get Jace out and use his zero ability to mill yourself to win. With a little help from Thought Scour and Increasing Confusion.

The clones are there to make copies of your Maniacs and/or useful/troublesome creatures your opponent is playing. Once they get wise to your game they'll most likely go on a heavy offensive to cut you down to zero before you can mill yourself. That's where Fog comes in and the Mana Leak/Unsummon was added for some basic control.

I unfortunately don't own all the cards to make this deck, but when I do I'll let you know how it plays (I really only need the Jace and Maniac cards).

I'm hoping it's as much of a blast as I suspect it to be.


Thanks everyone for the helpful and serious replies to the deck so far. You've all suggested some pretty bombing cards and combos that I hadn't considered before. You all rock!


MetalMeister says... #1

What exactly is the purpose of card:Green Sun's Zenith in this deck? You don't have any green creatures to look for. You should replace it with some card draw. I recommend Think Twice , because if you mill it, you can still flashback it.

July 21, 2012 5:47 a.m.

naynay666 says... #2

I agree with both of those.

Rites of Flourishing

Turbofog with a Lab Man win con.

July 21, 2012 8:30 a.m.

OuchThatStings says... #3

Whoops, thanks for pointing that out, I was sure the Zenith was for any creature type and colour. That's going out for sure haha.

July 21, 2012 9:08 a.m.

hunter9000 says... #4

1 or maybe 2 Mirror-Mad Phantasm would really help you mill yourself fast.

What about ways to return a Laboratory Maniac from your graveyard in case they all get milled? Creeping Renaissance might help.

July 21, 2012 10:10 a.m.

my personal favorite laboratory maniac combo is with Seance . get both Mirror-Mad Phantasm and Laboratory Maniac into your graveyard via self mill, throw out a seance, seance the phantasm out on their turn, activate his ability to mill yourself out (since there is only 1 in your deck), and then seance the laboratory maniac on your turn at the beginning of your upkeep before you draw for the win.

July 21, 2012 1:27 p.m.

Chocl8215 says... #6

I see one very major problem with this deck: if your opponent can get a Doom Blade , Go for the Throat , or any 2-damage card out, they can make you kill yourself by taking out the maniac right before you win, making you lose. Perhaps Swiftfoot Boots or Mask of Avacyn might help, or since you run green maybe card:Ranger's Guile could help mitigate that problem.

July 21, 2012 2:19 p.m.

spectre501st says... #7

Nice. You should get Merfolk Looter in there, even as sideboard. it can activate the win at any time if you have milled out. you don't have to wait till they say go. There is a modern version of this that my friend plays in multiplayer that uses lab man, looter and Leveler he can net a turn six win (and very annoyed glares) in our games. otherwise, very nice deck.

July 21, 2012 8:19 p.m.

CrimsonKing says... #8

Have you ever considered Merfolk Looter ? With that you can draw into your deck and discard at the same time and if you have Laboratory Maniac out with you have no cards then you can use her ability to win on the spot!

July 21, 2012 11:34 p.m.

CrimsonKing says... #9

Or Mirror-Mad Phantasm as a one of. He can win you the game really fast by milling your entire library. Nice deck by the way! +1

July 21, 2012 11:37 p.m.

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