Worthy Minotaurs

Modern Argy

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2nd place at Standard Showdown —Nov. 23, 2017

Not many people showed up for Standard Showdown this week.

The shop owner decided to give us all a Standard Showdown pack and we just played some friendlies.

Two matches each.

I came second, beating Cats 2-1, and losing to Energy 1-2.

I was pleased with that result as Energy kicks my arse, and the Cats are no joke.

Argy says... #1

zapsdiputs the earlier version of this deck had Cut / Ribbons in it, and the card performed well, by my local meta is littered with cards that require an immediate response, like Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Heart of Kiran, so I went with Grasp of Darkness for this version.

Every meta, and player, is different, though. You tweak this deck to suit you and it will be moosic to your ears.

Thanks for the +1

August 6, 2017 4:17 a.m.

Argy says... #2

zapsdiputs you can let your friends know that this deck handily beat the deck that came second at the Hour of Devastation Pro Tour, at Game Day.

Is THAT competitive enough for them?

August 7, 2017 5:40 a.m.

zapsdiputs says... #3

Argy why yes, yes it is. One of their other arguments was that we didn't see this kind of deck in the PT anywhere... "If it would be that good of a deck people would be playing at the PT" kind of stuff. Guess I will be putting this together in the near future and then running it into their faces. Cheers!

August 8, 2017 5:35 p.m.

Argy says... #4

That's a silly argument.

In my local meta decks that haven't won the PT win all the time.

PT decks are skewed towards the PT meta.

After the PT new decks spring up that get AHEAD of that meta.

The First Strike of this deck, and the fact that you can save Neheb, the Worthy with Supernatural Stamina, make this tough to beat.

There are multiple paths to victory.

I hope you smash some face with this.

August 8, 2017 11:52 p.m.

Argy says... #8

Aaaand ... it's back.

Delete, delete, delete.

You do realise I don't even read these before I delete them?

Probably not. You don't seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed.

August 18, 2017 10:30 p.m.

Argy says... #10

It's STILL posting.

Somebody didn't get enough attention from Mummy and Daddy when they were younger.

August 18, 2017 11:14 p.m.

Argy says... #13

I thought you said you weren't going to post Comments in here any more?

Couldn't stay away from me because I am so fascinating to you.

Please don't carve my name in your arm. I don't condone self harm.

August 18, 2017 11:20 p.m.

Argy says... #15

I eventually had enough and blocked that loser.

It's not something that I like to do, but in this case it was warranted.

August 18, 2017 11:22 p.m. Edited.

Nodoka-Vaiski says... #16

So, Ixilan has been fully spoiled now. What are your thoughts? Will it improve this deck?

September 15, 2017 3:58 p.m.

Argy says... #17

Good question.

We get the new Land and we also get Unclaimed Territory, so in some ways the mana may be improved.

We don't need any longer as Grasp of Darkness is gone.

In its place Lightning Strike will come into play. It kills less Creatures, but gives an easy win if the Opponent is on 3 or less life.

This deck may very well end up stronger.

Losing Hanweir Battlements is the biggest loss. I may replace that with Canyon Slough, with Ramunap Ruins, just more Mountains or Swamps, or some other utility land.

I will do some testing before I make a firm decision about that.

September 16, 2017 12:51 a.m.

Nodoka-Vaiski says... #18

Have you managed to do some testing? Do you think that this deck will fare against Pirates and Dinosaurs?

And is there a way to deal with Carnage Tyrant, other than blocking with two first strikers? Or will we have to play Bontu's Last Reckoning?

October 4, 2017 8:51 a.m.

Argy says... #19

The deck does very well against Pirates. Dinos are a bit more challenging for it, but it can outrace them.

You can block Carnage Tyrant with ONE Neheb, the Eternal, as long as you also have Neheb, the Worthy on the field.

I am considering Bontu's Last Reckoning. I was gonna go with Hour of Devastation, but it won't hit bigger stuff.

I think Carnage Tyrant may see play early on in the Season ... until everyone starts siding against it.

It's such a Timmy card that I don't think I'll see a lot of it in my local meta, but I could be wrong.

October 4, 2017 1:50 p.m.

GoddessGrape says... #20

Have you thought about running these?Vanquisher's Banner You could replace two metallic mimics which would save roughly 20$ and would have the same effect for an artifact drop, but you would lose access to two creatures.

November 12, 2017 11:18 a.m.

Argy says... #21

GoddessGrape I have already built this deck and have been playing it for two seasons, so I don't need to save any money as far as putting it together.

I did think about Vanquisher's Banner once it was spoiled, but it's not as effective as Metallic Mimic, as it comes out so late in the game.

I'd rather play Neheb, the Eternal on Turn 5.

Thanks for the thought, anyway.

November 12, 2017 11:36 a.m.