- 2x Acidic Slime
- 4x Avacyn's Pilgrim
- 4x Birds of Paradise
- 4x Blade Splicer
- 2x Phyrexian Metamorph
- 4x Restoration Angel
- 1x Sigarda, Host of Herons
- 4x Thragtusk
This looks really good. Flickering a Thragtusk on its own is just absolutely stupid. +1, good luck at the Open!
July 12, 2012 3:11 p.m.
It would help pull Birds of Paradise if you are slow out of the gates in mana, Sigarda and acidic slime can be pulled since it requires a forest to cast, but most importantly it can help get your your thragtusks out. It seems that you're relying on the draw to get the thragtusk; the zenith simply gives you more options. Also, when you're done casting it, it goes back in the library and not the graveyard. Just a thought :D and good luck.
July 13, 2012 4:31 p.m.
I have a similar build myself and I like how you have Phyrexian Metamorph here to get more into play effects or kill legends especially. I was wondering though why Pristine Talisman over card:Avacyn's Pilgrim?
July 13, 2012 5:21 p.m.
Pristine Talisman gains life and is much harder to kill than a 1/1 creature. Its life-gian has literally saved me saved.
I thought about Rancor and even tested it early on, but I found that my creatures are constantly dying and disappearing anyways. While Rancor can come back, it's simply not worth all the work it would take to keep it on the board every turn.
Ratchet Bomb destroys my own deck. Why would that be of use to me?
July 16, 2012 7:46 p.m.
I don't think that Pristine Talisman fits very well here, it is a very slow card that is better for control decks. It is probably better off being an card:Avacyn's Pilgrim.
July 18, 2012 11:34 p.m.
Played this with my prototype, Not gonna lie it's pretty damn good.
July 20, 2012 2:20 a.m.
July 20, 2012 2:54 a.m.
You have three Day of Judgement mainboard and two sideboard. That's 5...
A question about sideboarding: Is Grand Abolisher just for vs. mono-red decks, or do you put it in for vs. decks with Restoration Angel , Snapcaster Mage and Wolfir Avenger as well? And what matchups would warrant a fourth Mimic Vat ? It seems that you should run three main or four main, but not one in sideboard. I see this with Birthing Pod also on other decks. What would be the point for that?
August 25, 2012 10:44 p.m.
TappedOut's quick little (+/-) deck editor sometimes gets glitched out. That would explain why this list has 5 Day of Judgment in it. They're supposed to be 3 main and 1 side.
Grand Abolisher is almost primarily for the Delver match-up. If you can land it turn-2, say goodbye to Mana Leak , surprise-Vapor Snag s, surprise-Gut Shot s, and Restoration Angel s. It's okay against RDW, but it'll just wind up being hit by a Shock or Pillar of Flame right away.
Though, I haven't played this deck since the tournament it was built for. There are a few things I could/would change in it now, but I doubt if I'll ever go back to this type of deck. I'm a ramp player at heart and I'm perfectly fine casting Rampant Growth until rotation.
August 26, 2012 6:17 p.m.
You could try Cloudshift for Siteboard, since you're missing 3. Cheap bounce with amazing possibilities.
January 4, 2013 5:53 p.m.
Bleh. I've never been a fan of Cloudshift . It's too situational.
Anyways, I haven't touched this deck since last summer and I never will again, seeing as how it's not good enough for Modern and no longer Standard.
January 4, 2013 5:55 p.m.
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|Date added||5 years|
|Last updated||4 years|
This deck is not Standard legal.Highlight illegal cards
|Illegal cards||Green Sun's Zenith , Phyrexian Metamorph, Day of Judgment, Birds of Paradise, Blade Splicer, Mimic Vat, Razorverge Thicket|
|Tokens||*/* Generic, 3/3 Beast, 3/3 Golem|
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|Top rank||#23 on 2012-07-26|