Pillow Fort Bleed - Protecting my self from my own mass damage
Posted on Dec. 10, 2019, 7 p.m. by B.A.N.E.
I'm interested in creating a R/W/B bleed deck and need a little advice regarding the right ratio of cards.
What proportion of protection / pillow fort cards should I keep to damage? Do you have any other suggestions for this?
As for card counts, even with this being a strong theme in the deck, I would say to try and limit the whole package to 14-16 cards. And the higher the count, the more draw you need to put in to offset this.
I'm guessing Oros, the Avenger is your commander?
December 10, 2019 7:23 p.m.
December 10, 2019 7:26 p.m.
enpc great recommendations and Oros is the commander. I began to think about running Pariah and Pariah's Shield with a couple indestructible creatures. Of course then I wanted to shroud and hexproof stuff and then the package gets too large.
ScionsStillLive great cards. Thank you! If I'm running more or less creatureless is there a way to protect the planeswalker?
December 10, 2019 7:31 p.m.
This is tricky - I like it!
Though you've likely tackled this angle fairly well... The best repeatable ones on the list are Story Circle , Circle of Protection: Red / Rune of Protection: Red - and the slightly spicier Shieldmage Advocate , Protective Sphere / Righteous Aura .
Urza's Armor is decent if you're using things like Pyrohemia and is useful to a degree vs Spellshock or Pyrostatic Pillar (also have you got Eidolon of the Great Revel ?) Similarly the ult of Ajani Steadfast seems good.
December 10, 2019 8:02 p.m.
Gideon's Sacrifice could redirect damage to a thing you don't like as much, however I don't recommend it too much.
Kaya's Ghostform can give your permanent an extra life.
(I was looking at War of the Spark cards when doing this since I don't feel like looking into suggestions from other sets right now).
Please post your decklist here when you finish making it.
December 10, 2019 8:08 p.m.
@B.A.N.E.'s original post.
December 10, 2019 11:36 p.m. Edited.
If you're running enough tutors run Karma + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . It's like Manabarbs on crack. Definitely use The Wanderer to reduce the massive amounts of damage dealt to you. Also use Exquisite Blood and Sun Droplet to regain a lot of the life you'll be losing. Thieving Amalgam also works as an amazing damage sponge with it's plentiful chump blockers and life gain potential.
December 11, 2019 12:06 a.m.
ScionsStillLive - much appreciated
Deck list is here: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/burn-everyone-bwr-pillow-fort-bleed/
I've been play testing it for a week. In the description I have some notes and half the cards I've been considering.
December 11, 2019 3:06 a.m.
Going creatureless is always cool. But I really feel like Satyr Firedancer is great with repercussion and your damage doublers.
December 11, 2019 6:35 a.m.
December 11, 2019 9:40 a.m.
Depending on how many creatures you end up running and your meta, Smoke can be amazing.
If you're looking for ideas in these colors I'd look up Queen Marchesa lists. They're usually pillowfort, lots of wraths, and stax(ish).
December 12, 2019 5:09 p.m.
These are all good suggestions. Thank you!
Last_Laugh I've been runnong Pestilence but I'm having a little bit of a hard time Mana wise. I might be able to ding for three or four but rarely above that because of the white and red Mana I have. Do you have a work around for this? Blanket of Night , Black Market , Smothering Tithe or something else?
December 12, 2019 5:24 p.m.
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth ? Last Laugh can also snowball similarly to the way Massacre Girl does to take out bigger and bigger butts. It needs to be paired with protection from black or indestructible creatures though (granted so does Pestilence).
I've had 1 point of Pestilence damage snowball up to 27 damage to everything and everyone.
December 12, 2019 5:49 p.m. Edited.
December 12, 2019 5:57 p.m.
Among the other suggestions here I'm adding Deadly Tempest . It provides a board wipe and a loss of life.
Dire Fleet Ravager and similar cards seem promising as well.