Deck idea to kill out of nowhere

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Posted on Aug. 26, 2017, 9:17 p.m. by Leon9358

If you controll 11 mana and 2 creatures (in a ramp deck turn 6-7 in our current standard) you can summon Nissa, Steward of Elements use her ultimate then summon Majestic Myriarch you can then swing for 20 in the air out of nowhere!!! Anyone want to give this strategy a try? Or at least help build a deck for this

Minihorror227 says... #2

i thought nissas ultimate only made 2 lands as 5/5s, meaning that the myriarch would only be a 6/6. This would then only be 16 damage in the air. So unless you have some cheap creatures out before then it may be possible. Could be a g/u energy deck with the Myriarch added in since theres mana creatures in most of those decks.

August 26, 2017 11:17 p.m.

Minihorror227 says... #3

It may be possible using this deck:

Then you can replace the Rhonas the Indomitable maybe? Then put in ramp creatures such as Servant of the Conduit and whatever the 3 cost one that makes 2 colorless(can remember the name or find the card online)

August 26, 2017 11:25 p.m.

Argy says... #4

Build the deck and I'll take a look at it.

Sounds too inconsistent to work very well, to me.

All the Opponent has to do is block, destroy, Exile, kill, or Counter Majestic Myriarch and your strategy goes down the drain.

Not to mention that you can't block with your Ramp Creatures, as you need them, and most Standard games these days are all but over by Turn 7.

You also need the cards to fall in an EXACT manner for this to work.

August 27, 2017 12:51 a.m.

Qolorful says... #5

You could easily put this combo in a deck that isn't based around it. Simic Mystic myriarch deck that ramps into multiple large creatures. Nissa can be used in that deck without her ultimate just to dump creatures. Cards like Reason would be fun in it too. Just a thought. I'll look into building it today. I need a new standard deck anyway. I haven't played standard in months and didn't realize that gruul was such a big thing, my esper deck went 0-6 and I immediately took it apart.. Im not proud of that deck...

August 27, 2017 9:02 a.m.

Qolorful says... #6

here's a very very prototype list. I literally put it together in 5 minutes just as an idea of where to start. Beastcaller Savant gives haste which is good, Ramunap Hydra gives trample vigilance and reach. Got a lot of ramp and card selection to pick up the pace. kind of a fun idea for a midrange deck.

August 27, 2017 9:14 a.m.

Qolorful says... #7

oops. didn't link the deck. Simic Vomit

August 27, 2017 9:15 a.m.

Leon9358 says... #8

I would make the deck but I am very umfamilier of almost all cards that are not from ahmonkhet and on so sorry but the beast caller servant looks like a great add in maybe side deck a Lay Claim for those controll play one planeswalker and win decks

August 27, 2017 5:34 p.m.

Qolorful says... #9

By the way, the deck I posted is not relevant anymore. I needed to make a good deck for standard and while making the combo you described I just kinda turned it into something to try at the next fnm. I was focused on consistency more than cool surprise combos as I started to try to tune it. Regardless it worked okay before I began revisions, just wasn't super reliable.

August 27, 2017 5:38 p.m.

Argy says... #10

There's a tool you can use to look up cards.

It's Gatherer

As I said above, Qolorful the idea sounds too inconsistent to work very well, to me.

August 27, 2017 5:38 p.m.

Leon9358 says... #11

I agree too inconsistent to be a deck of its own but it could be good as an option in a ramp deck

August 27, 2017 5:41 p.m.

Argy says... #12

What you are describing IS the idea that is too inconsistent.

It's not Ramp you need to make it work.

It's an effective way to STALL while you Ramp. You could possibly pull the idea off in a
Control shell.

However, Control doesn't usually utilise Ramp Creatures.

I think this would be a fun deck to build and play Casually with friends, but I don't think it's an idea that would work very well at FNM.

August 27, 2017 5:46 p.m.

Qolorful says... #13

It doesn't work well in simic anyway. myriarch needs a lot of creatures to be effective. I think it would work better if you used bant and used Cryptolith Rite and some token makers, then one or two other keyword creatures to help it out.

August 27, 2017 5:47 p.m.

Leon9358 says... #14

G/W with Anointed Procession ?

August 27, 2017 5:49 p.m.

Leon9358 says... #15

G/W/B sorry

August 27, 2017 5:50 p.m.

Qolorful says... #16

You could use it. I was thinking of things like Servo Exhibition and other cards that are 2 or more creatures for one card.

August 27, 2017 5:51 p.m.

Argy says... #17

Only problem with that idea is that Cryptolith Rite is about to rotate out of Standard.

August 27, 2017 5:51 p.m.

Leon9358 says... #18

By then it would just have blue for the one BU that's adds 2 colorless and nissa

August 27, 2017 5:52 p.m.

Qolorful says... #19

That's only a problem if you don't already own them anyway. shifty eyes

August 27, 2017 5:53 p.m.

Leon9358 says... #20

It would be a different and interesting ramp deck tho

August 27, 2017 5:53 p.m.

Qolorful says... #21

Well the list we are talking about wouldn't need manadorks really. it would be a different deck altogether.

August 27, 2017 5:54 p.m.

Leon9358 says... #22

Maybe more of a modern deck because for ramp we would be relying on one card

August 27, 2017 5:56 p.m.

Leon9358 says... #23

That's true it would fit better in a G/W token spam deck Oketra the True would be great for her Myriarch support and token generation

August 27, 2017 5:58 p.m.

Argy says... #24

Nah this would get slaughtered in Modern.

August 27, 2017 5:59 p.m.

Qolorful says... #25

I don't like modern much... kinda vicious... not really any fun when theres no room to play some serious jank

August 27, 2017 6:05 p.m.

Leon9358 says... #26

That's true but I do think this would be a fun Jank deck

August 27, 2017 6:11 p.m.

Argy says... #27

If you want to have fun, don't play Modern ...


August 27, 2017 6:13 p.m.

Qolorful says... #28

That's why I've diverted to only edh recently

August 27, 2017 6:16 p.m.

Argy says... #29

Pffft sometimes that's just as bad, depending on the play group.

August 27, 2017 6:58 p.m.

Qolorful says... #30

Meh, you're more likely to find edh players who like fun than modern players in my experience.

August 27, 2017 7 p.m.

Argy says... #31

I wish those type of players lived near me.

The ones at my LGS all run decks that try to win by Turn 4.

August 27, 2017 7:43 p.m.

Leon9358 says... #32

I mostly play standard

Braces for impact

August 27, 2017 8:23 p.m.

Argy says... #33

I'm a Standard bunny.

Standard players are the core of Magic.

Without us driving sales the whole thing would die.

August 28, 2017 8:45 a.m.

Leon9358 says... #34

I've been playing with a deck that has this combo now for a couple fnm's and I can say it has stolen many games

September 4, 2017 12:09 p.m.

Argy says... #35

Got a link to some match reports?

How has it been placing?

September 4, 2017 6:55 p.m.

Leon9358 says... #36

No but I went 2/2 at 2 fnms and 1/2 at a 3 round Saturday showdown (there was only 5 people)It plays well and is consistent gets wrecked by controll but I have side deck prepared for aggro decks and the Myriarch Nissa combo just steals games I stole 2-3 games with that combo I think

September 4, 2017 8:21 p.m.

Leon9358 says... #37

This deck is also completely rotation proof so I'm looking forward to rotation day

September 4, 2017 9:46 p.m.

Cragon18 says... #38

I have been playing around with a deck that includes Nissa as a win/con. It is essentially an energy shell with Bounty of the Luxa for ramp and card advantage. It does decently well on MTGO but I have not entered it into any competitive leagues and I think it is a strictly worse Temur Energy build if I am being honest. You could easily sub Vizier of the Menagerie for Majestic Myriarch. Nissa has won a fair number of games for me though. I enjoy playing with the card a good bit and this deck has been fun to play.

September 11, 2017 3:28 p.m.

Cragon18 says... #39

Forgot the deck. Seems to be a theme :)

Nissa's Bounty

September 11, 2017 3:29 p.m.

Leon9358 says... #40

i went 3/1 at my FNM and the deck is a lot of fun to play. Nissa stole many games.

September 13, 2017 10:24 a.m.

Leon9358 says... #41

however this deck just folds to mono black zombies (i cant wait for rotation day)

September 13, 2017 10:25 a.m.

Leon9358 says... #42

Just went 3/1 again and went to game 3 against mono black zombies in round 4. The deck is performing extreamly well

September 15, 2017 10:29 p.m.

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