Casual Dirty combo

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Posted on March 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m. by UrbanGirlScout

Hi all,

i was discussing some combos i have put in casual decks that turned out to be a little to dirty for the kitchen table. For example Siren's Call and Festival is a turn card combo board wipe.

What have you guys done or seen that turned out to be a little to extreme for the casual group? This actually turned out to be a good debate between my friends and i as we thought long and hard about the stuff we have seen.

cdkime says... #2

I built a deck that would consistently reanimate Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, or something similarly game-winning, on turn one. I was politely asked never to play that deck again.

The single most degenerate combo I can think of would be Isochron Scepter, Paradox Engine, mana rocks, and Shahrazad. Nothing could be worse than infinite subgames.

March 3, 2018 11:09 a.m.

butter83 says... #3

How did you do that?

March 3, 2018 11:52 a.m.

UrbanGirlScout says... #4

ooooo i have not even began to think about starting sub games, that would be too funny

March 3, 2018 4:14 p.m.

enpc says... #5

cdkime: Isochron Scepter is instants only.

But you could just use Panoptic Mirror. Throw in a Hive Mind + Angel's Grace and people can't lose due to the subgames.

March 4, 2018 6:18 a.m.

cdkime says... #6


So it is. Thats what I get for trusting my memory without verifying!

March 4, 2018 10:19 a.m.

UrbanGirlScout says... #7

i need to figure out a new deck or two really, i was looking through some of my decks and realized i havent done something new in a long time. Really just made tweaks with last few sets.

March 11, 2018 12:14 p.m.

cdkime says... #8

There are some fun, unusual win conditions out there that are fun to pilot and build. At my kitchen table, we have some, Door to Nothingness, Spawnsire of Ulamog, Coalition Victory, and Donateing (or its adorable clone, Harmless Offering), a lose condition decks, all of which are decidedly entertaining.

March 11, 2018 2:20 p.m.

UrbanGirlScout says... #9

I'm toiling around with mono green mana ramp into endrazli. Cards like wild growth and other enchant lands that specifically state when enchanted land becomes tapped.

Hopefully use that to roll into some mean big dudes.

I guess I could also use it to do some all green aggro, maybe look for hurricane to end the game

March 11, 2018 11:19 p.m.

Sulk says... #10

Panoptic Mirror and River's Rebuke. 'Oh, you just can't ever again play Nonland Permanents. Sucks to be you!

March 18, 2018 9:54 a.m.

Sulk, that sir is a nasty combo!

I like it. im getting ready to do my next card spotlight video for my channel and was going to do something around combos after this thread....i believe this may make that list.

March 18, 2018 8:59 p.m.

enpc says... #12

Can I just point out that if you're going to put any spell on a Panoptic Mirror, why not just stick a Temporal Manipulation under it and just take an extra turn every turn?

March 18, 2018 9:25 p.m.

Sulk says... #13

Because as a kitchen table player in SA, it is much harder to get the cards you want, unless you want to pay card kingdoms minimum $25 dollar shipping fee alone.

March 20, 2018 7:56 a.m.

enpc says... #14

I don't know where that is, unless you're talking about South Australia. And have you tried eBay? You can get cards with like $1.50 shipping. Plus if you used Time Warp over Temporal Manipulation, it would be a bucketload cheaper to buy.

March 20, 2018 10:23 a.m. Edited.

Sulk says... #15

Lol dude, not even close. South Africa.

March 21, 2018 6:07 a.m.

So you really are limited in how you get cards?

March 24, 2018 3:38 p.m.

Sulk says... #17

Pretty much. The only sight that's reliable is Topdeck MTG, which is nice, but doesn't often have every card you need. Also, it has a minimum card price of about $0.50, and you can only buy up to 4 cards of a name at a time.

March 25, 2018 12:51 p.m.

that is horrible....its 2018 and we cant get decent mtg card purchasing options to everyone?????

March 25, 2018 8:38 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #19

I currently run an Orzhov Ally deck (No decklist on site; Thrown together by odds and ends at home) that seeks to bring out guys like Kalastria Healer + Zulaport Cutthroat + Cliffhaven Vampire.

The Allies that spread player's life totals farther and father apart. I combo this with things like Harsh Sustenance for more potency.

Then, I pay into Killing Wave and take the massive hit to my life total and keep all my guys and watch my opponent's struggle to decide what they want to keep. They usually end up sac'ing the majority of their weaker guys, which leaves them more or less defenseless for a full-swing win.

Alternatively, I choose to pay no life and sac my entire boardstate, letting Zula bring me to victory.

I've also got a Rakdos Minotaur deck that combo's Felhide Petrifier with Anaba Shaman. That's hilariously potent. What's worse is when Felhide partners up with a fully level'd Lord of Shatterskull Pass.

April 9, 2018 2:11 p.m.

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