Need help with this lost legendary deck

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Posted on April 6, 2019, 11:17 p.m. by tyler13stoll

Hello so a few years ago I layed eyes on a mystical deck on this site. It was the most creative, most well thought out and described deck I have ever seen. The point of this deck -which you learned from the like 8 paragraph description- was to use every card in your opponents entire collection against them. For weeks I have been trying to find this deck and I believe I have tracked it down. In this thread

this deck is listed by a user named Rayenous However to my heartbreak the deck is no longer viewable. So I finally ask. Is there a way to find this deck in some form of archive or did any wonderful soul happen to copy it and be reading this desperate post? If you have any way to help reunite me with this deck so I may share its wonder with my friends, Please help

DrukenReaps says... #2

I dunno if Rayenous will make it viewable or even has the list still so I would start by looking over the following stolen from that forum and build from there.

KrazyCaley said "Rayenous has it.

There are multiple ways to do it, but they all involve variations on the same basic pattern.

Step 1 - Mindslaver + Academy Ruins lock.

Step 2 - Prevent your opponent and preferably also yourself from losing (since this procedure will take a long time) through the use of Platinum Angel or Abyssal Persecutor .

Step 3 - Donate a mechanism to your opponent whereby they can put cards they own into their deck. Rayenous used Research on an Isochron Scepter . My version of this deck used Death Wish (which works since our opponent can't lose the game while we have the Angel/Persecutor out), but Research is faster. Repeatedly have them add in cards until their entire collection is in the deck. Note that you will probably also need to Donate something that generates any color mana to your opponent as well.

Step 4 - Use Amulet of Quoz to convert their entire deck, which is now their entire collection, into their ante (true, we'd have to be playing with ante rules, which are now gone, but hey, that's the fun).

Step 5 - Blow up whatever thing you set up to prevent your opponent from losing.

Step 6 - Enjoy all your friend's Magic cards."

Now I don't foresee anyone agreeing to ante so you might leave that part out... Also a lot of people even in casual games will say that only a side board can be added in with wish cards and commander doesn't use a side board. So most people play with the idea that if you use wish cards you need to let them know ahead of time.

At this point I would be looking at a commander. Maybe? Could add in another color if you want... Parhaps use Lazav, Dimir Mastermind and mill their crazy sized library to the grave? Actually a better option might be The Mimeoplasm for the commander. Cards like Villainous Wealth would be great.

April 6, 2019 11:52 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #3

So, doing a quick Ctrl+C into Google with Rayenous pulled up an interesting page.

Pokemon Revolution

Now, if you go down to the center of the page, you'll see this user has a trophy for being an active member for a year - dated on Oct 28th, 2018.

We see that the user here by the same name has been inactive for the past two years.

If we go back in time 2 years, we reach the date of April 8th, 2017.

Just a few months later, October 28, 2017.

And a year later? This trophy on Pokemon Revolution.

Now, I'm no detective but I would assume that if this is indeed the same user (Likely - Same username and an interest in an alternative card game?), he / she probably stepped out of MTG due to it's inflating prices and went into a less expensive game.

Given that he / she has quite a few decks on here, and some of them are extremely expensive ($1,500 Legacy deck, and a $1,000 Doran Modern deck), it wouldn't surprise me if the prices just burned them out and they stepped away. That's what I did. I only play now to teach my friend who is getting into it the rules. Otherwise, I don't build or play anymore. I made like two EDH decks for fun, but I have no intention on buying them nor investing in more Magic. It's just too expensive and I have other financial things to focus on. I literally just stick around here to help out other users and play in the card creation challenge now.

So, if you are absolutely dead-set on finding this thing, I'd recommend making an account on the aforementioned website and merely ask.

April 8, 2019 4:41 a.m.

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