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I'm gonna start adding choice cards to the Maybeboard that didn't make the cut so peeps can look at other choice card options that cater to their play style(the people of the interweb)!
So even if the card isn't in red or black or just seems bad, still go ahead and throw it in the comments and I'll add it to the pool of choice cards =D
There are Flailing Soldier , Flailing Ogre and Flailing Manticore . Though I'm not sure a if one, they're considered choice cards, two, if they're worth it, and three, what to take out of the current deck to make room.
Now that I'm looking at Flailing Manticore , he is a beast if not dealt with.
Hmmmmm. Not too sure here. Suggestions?
Also there's Confusion in the Ranks that can be entertaining in a multiplayer game. Though not so good in 1v1 and it wouldn't do much in this deck atm.
Thx peeps for the +1's, and if you know of any good choice cards, I'm more then willing to take a look =)
I dunno, I kinda like Lethal Vapors . It locks the board down and if they don't have enchantment removal on hand they will have to destroy it on sight and take the skip. If they do, that sets you up nicely to play Painful Quandary right after.
The only problem I see is that it comes in late if you don't have something like dark ritual. I would like to see more creatures in here though. And it seems like any deck running blue would just counter half of your spells and therefore paying the life wouldn't be too risky.
Fun deck though =)
I love me some sexy Fact or Fiction . It might be worth splashing blue if I find myself lacking cards mid to late game.
Again thx peeps for the +1's and feedback. It really helps me in deck building =)
With the exception of Curse of the Cabal and another land drop, I don't think there's much benefit to get an extra turn in this deck. Since a lot of spells in here are reaction based.
Well...extra swings with the Shivan Wumpus would be nice, but 4 black mana specific can be rough to cast.
Not sure, I'll have to test it out. Thx for the feedback =)
It's the same as lets say Glissa, the Traitor for example. You can either block it and lose a creature, or take 3 damage, but it's still just normal atacking and blocking options with passive abilities.
But yes, it's a silly good card if the dealt with ;)
I haven't put it together yet =( I wanted to see what ideas other people can come up with before I ordered the cards I needed.
However, I just ordered the cards to finish it up(along with the side board and maybe board too), so I should have some actual results in a week or so.
Oh yea, I'll just be playing against some friends. Their decks range between standard casual play, to fairly serious legacy play, and everything in between =) So I'll have a lot of deck variety to play against.
I raelly like the idea here. I was looking at my Blazing Salvo the other day thinking I should put something like this together.
The problem, I think, is that it's a bit passive. I think you could benefit from that Phyrexian Obliterator for now, even if he does not fit the bill exactly. Perhaps even going for some Contaminated Ground to lock them down? I think you might lack a proper kill if you don't. (I'm thinking of a crossbreed between this and land-destroy for myself)
I will +1 and salute you for the idea tho, very well built.
Mr. Obliterator is super sweet, but he's also super $$. While I do agree he would do well in the deck and give it more win conditions, he's also... I don't know, I guess too powerful for this level of deck. It would take all the fun out of my opponent if he didn't have an answer to him.
I want my opponent to choose to die, or of had the choice to change the outcome from previous turns of his/her current situation.
When I finally get it put together and test it out, I'll see if it needs more win conditions. If so, I'd rather put something like Flailing Manticore , since it's more themed oriented and at the same time, not a "I win" card.
With all that said, I would never disagree if someone put Phyrexian Obliterator in their deck that's a variation of this deck ;)
Thx peeps for the feedback! You guys are sweeeeeeeet!
I looked at Prowling Pangolin during my initial search, but don't think anyone would sac 2 creatures to deal with him since he's just a 6/5(unless they're running a token deck or graveyard tactics).
With what cards ppl can get out for 5 mana nowadays, he doesn't seem to have enough bang for his buck anymore =(
I'll still keep him in mind though if I feel it's useful against my normal crew, and he does fit the theme quite well =)
Wow =0 I'm flattered! =) I wish you gg's on the battlefield and poor choices from your opponent.
If you like wacky ideas, I have a coin flip deck as well Flip that Coin. It's another fun idea that you (and especially your opponent) will have fun with =)
Yeaaaa. I know I'm being a hypocrite by putting Lightning Bolt in there, but it's to make sure the game doesn't stall for too long. It makes it less fun when both sides are just waiting for me to top deck a creature to end the game.
I'll surely consider and play test with Reanimate though. Thx for the input =D
hmmmmm. Breaking Point and Killing Wave should deal with the opponent's creatures, as well as Blazing Salvo. I know it's all situational though, as it's the nature of the deck. Lethal Vapors from the sideboard should help as well. What kinds of creature decks were you up against?
Shivan Wumpus is another creature that sticks with the theme.
Lightning Bolts should also be saved to kill off the opponent unless you're gonna die of course.
The deck definitely has it's weaknesses, so I wouldn't expect it to compete with high end decks.
@compgurusteve They're so expensive XD! However, they are definitely an upgrade =D
If I didn't make a side board(which I usually don't), I'd throw in Burning Wish as it's a really funny card. For another deck however, we shall see!
Thx for all of the positive feedback and suggestions peeps! It definitely makes me want to make more unique decks like this one =D
Price of Progress would also be good as a win-con instead of just bolt. The need for your opponent to be at an acceptable health on turn 5 is crucial. Since it's legacy you'll hardly ever see a deck not running non-basics. Didn't get a lot of testing in tonight so I'll see if I can get some in tomorrow. The people who've seen it so far though loled their arses off.
Like what you've done with the deck. I run this deck, without the recent changes. Here's another card for you Dwarven Driller, Dwarven Scorcher, Heart of Bogardan (your choice), Nakaya Shade, Ogre Marauder, Rhystic Syphon, Tainted Specter, Unnatural Hunger
Hope some of this helps! We may have enough cards for an EDH deck... who'd be the general?
I'm back from a bad case of diablo-idus =D
@ Thatdudeabides Fantastic finds good sir! I haven't seen most of these. Not an expert at EDH, but feel free to take a look at the maybeboard as a reference to many choice cards I've come across if you'd be up to the challenge =D
Longhorn Firebeast and Book Burning come to mind the latter being marignally less useful in your deck. I ran a choice deck back in odyssey. my biggest problem back then is everyone would take the life early on to get their threats out. then I would stall out by the time they had board control. Could be fun to try again.
This type of deck is really fun to make. I just spent a day or so putting together another version of it, as Mono-Red (Multiple Choice). I wish I had seen your list of Maybeboard cards beforehand - that would have helped out a whole bunch. I like the brutality of the cards you play (Choice of Damnations especially), but hesitate at the high mana costs. card:Mages' Contest and Flaming Gambit are two more for the list. My personal favorite is triggering Pyromancer Ascension , casting Breaking Point , and then Flaming Gambit after they decide 12 damage isn't worth all their creatures.
I had Shivan Wumpus in the "beta" version of the deck and though it was great getting it out early with Dark Ritual , it usually came late enough for the opponent to deal with it. Then he just becomes your next draw when he rarely wins the game alone =(
That's not to say he can't be used in a similar deck. He'll be in the maybeboard for other peeps to check out if they want to make a similar deck with different options =D
I'm glad you like it =D If you're worried about the cost, most of it is the dual lands and Vexing Devil . The dual lands can be replaced by less pricy versions that produce the same mana.
I'm using the maybeboard as a list of cards that didn't make my cut for peeps to look at in case they want to make a similar deck with different options =D
Suggestion: The Hit part of Hit/Run can be very funny - and even a win con in some situations. Its a really painful choice when all you have are big creatures or big artifacts. Combined with other sacrificial stuff like Killing Wave , Consuming Vapors , Tribute to Hunger or even card:Geth's Verdict, there's a big chance the Hit might do some real damage.
@ Askani28 I feel the sac effect spells like card:Geth's Verdict, Tribute to Hunger , etc. aren't really choice cards. It's like having Glissa, the Traitor attack with the opponent at 3 or less and you have 2 1/1's to block with. Sure you get to choose which one chump blocks, but there's not another option other then blocking. Much like there's not another option except saccing a dude.
@ user:Moolet Tried it when 1st making the deck. It was cute, but overall didn't do enough for the cost 90% of the time.
Thx for the +1's and feedback peeps! You guys are awesome =D
I somewhat see your point, but I feel it's similar to having Glissa, the Traitor . They still have the same option to attack or not attack. In other words it's not giving them options they otherwise wouldn't have.
However I wouldn't scold someone who decided to make their own choice deck with those cards in it ;)
|Date added||2 years|
|Last updated||3 months|
|Legal formats||Commander / EDH, Legacy, Vintage|
|Top rank||#1 on 2012-05-09|