Argy Pyromancer


Chandra Roaring Flame

I love building decks! Playing them is a secondary joy.

I also enjoy pretty art, interesting and funny flavour text, and foil cards.
This game, and its mythology, fascinates me.

Most of the decks I have created here I own in physical form.
All suggestions made for my decks will be considered. That doesn't mean they will automatically be adopted, no matter how special you think they/you are.

I see decks very differently than most people. I know what suits my play style, and my local meta.

I don't follow deck building "formulas".

Think before making a suggestion. If you are going to insist up front that it is the ONLY thing that can make my deck better, or make snide comments about my choice of cards/theme, or if you are going to be a jerk in general, then save us both the trouble and just go away.

Do some research before pointing out that my cards aren't Standard legal.
I usually know What's In Standard
If you need help with one of your Standard decks then feel free to hit me up for some advice.

The Deck Doctor is in!

Be aware that, although I playtest decks before Commenting on them, it is NOT my responsibility to test your deck against every other deck that is causing you problems.

I will give you my opinion on how you can make a deck stronger, then it's up to you to extensively playtest it yourself, and refine it.
I help with ONLY Standard decks.

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ericsansao says... #1

hi, first time working in a standard deck, plz take a look and give me some feedback UB control - a cheap one

November 13, 2017 8:54 a.m.

clayperce says... #2

I didn't want to run the risk of turning the RIX Spoiler thread political, but I almost wrote:

It's equal parts interesting and sad when the line between Parody and Reality blurs ... [Insert comment about the US President here]

November 10, 2017 10:06 a.m.

Wendigo4481 says... #3

could you help me with my mana base on mardu tokens or suggestions for making it a bit more consistent. I'm trying for a Ruthless Knave + Captivating Crew lock on my opponent but the main engine is Hidden Stockpile Anointed Procession.

November 4, 2017 12:24 p.m.

Lodeguillen says... #4

Can you help with my UB primal amulet control deck?

November 4, 2017 5:31 a.m.

munky702 says... #5

Hey is there way you can take a look at my Arcane Scarab Statuary? I think it may have some potential, but would like your opinion..

November 1, 2017 12:31 p.m.

bendjohnson says... #6

I couldn't trade at my LGS cuz their internet was down, so I didn't get anything for Servitude.

October 24, 2017 7:22 p.m.

JML200129 says... #7

Would you be able to comment on my Dinosaur Tribal 2.0. It is currently just made from prerelease dinosaurs.

October 23, 2017 5:55 p.m.

Dexton220 says... #8

Hey Argy could you take a look at my Kit-Kat Tribal I need as many suggestions as I can get and would love to see my cat deck succeed.

October 22, 2017 9:43 p.m.

hadman1225 says... #9

Hi, how are you. I was wondering if you could check out my Black Aggro deck, it would really mean a lot. Thanks!

October 22, 2017 11:41 a.m.

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Said on GeminiSpartanX...

#1

All the cool kids work to eradicate obfuscation.

It's my least favourite part of the game, and something I NEVER put my Opponent through.

November 17, 2017 5:17 p.m.

Said on clayperce...

#2
November 17, 2017 5:15 p.m.

So, my deck got to the number 1 spot, overtaking another one.

Then, in the space of five hours, my deck has dropped COMPLETELY off the top decks list, but the one it overtook is still there.

With EXACTLY the same number of votes it had when mine overtook it.

What's going on?

It kind of feels like my deck was manually removed as I've NEVER seen a deck drop out of the top spot so fast, and I've been watching the top decks carefully for the past year.

November 17, 2017 5:06 p.m.

Said on UB control - ......

#4

Trespasser's Curse isn't effective against some decks.

It got my Worthy Minotaurs deck down to 11, but by that time I was hitting for 13 each go, so I didn't care.

I would replace it with a good, old fashioned, Cancel.

Nowhere near as good as Disallow, but a thousand times cheaper/easier to grab.

Fetid Pools would be an excellent add, unless you are aiming for most of your lands to enter untapped. 3 or 4 would be ideal.

It does help Drowned Catacomb to enter untapped (as it is an Island and a Swamp), and the draw it allows in the mid to late game is not to be underestimated.

I would swap a Select for Inspection for another Walk the Plank. It's good to return a Creature to hand, but better to outright get rid of it.

You struggle against Creature-heavy decks. Returning Creatures to hand only stalls for so long. You need to include some more Win Conditions (win cons).

Dreamcaller Siren might be worth looking at. It fits your disruption theme and gives you another flier. Siren Stormtamer helps to trigger its tap effect.

Oh, and your Sideboard obviously needs to be whittled down to 15 cards.

November 17, 2017 11:39 a.m.

Said on Mono red card ......

#5

The kind of cards you are describing will ALWAYS be hella expensive to buy, as they are very rare in

It only helps to filter, but Smuggler's Copter is now cheap, and helps to loot. Plus gives a flier.

November 17, 2017 10:44 a.m.

My friend made an offhand comment today while we were mucking around with the latest Merfolk vs Goblins Duel Decks, and it gave me an idea.

We made up a format on the spot. I'm interested to know if someone else has already done it.

He suggested the name "Diminishing", which I like.


Here are the very loose rules:

  • Both Players start with 60 card decks.

  • Duel Decks, or similar "balanced" type of decks, are preferred.

  • No cards with a mill effect can be used.

  • Players do not lose a game if they can't draw.

  • At the end of each game each card that ended up in Exile, in the Graveyard, or on the field is removed from the game entirely. It cannot be brought back to any game under any circumstance.

  • Any cards still in hand at the end of each game are shuffled back into each Player's Library.

  • After decks have been shuffled, the next game begins.

  • Games proceed in this order, until one or both of Players have no library left.

  • The Player who won the most games is the winner.

  • The Vancouver mulligan and Scry rules apply.


We discovered that it becomes quite strategic knowing when to play Lands or when to hold on to them for future games.

The same with Creatures. It can be difficult to keep a good curve.

There is also sometimes an advantage to deliberately losing a game, in order to hang on to cards that will benefit you in upcoming rounds.

We decided this was fine, as it's part of the strategy.

Also, because number of games won is what counts, choosing to lose a game may end up penalising you so much that you lose.

November 17, 2017 10:07 a.m.

Wow. 22 people is a HUGE field.

Where do you play?

Sometimes we are only JUST able to fire, because we have eight people.

Sounds like your deck is doing REALLY well in your local meta.

What decks give it the most challenge?

November 17, 2017 9:48 a.m.

I really enjoy the game, but I'm yet to find the right people to play it with me.

Someone always gets upset at the end if they haven't won.

WRONG!!

The idea is to cause the most disruption throughout the game, winning be damned.

November 17, 2017 8:48 a.m.

Said on Aussies say YES ......

#9

No, laws AREN'T "easily changed".

Not only have we just undergone a plebiscite that took three months, now parliament has to actually vote on legislation to change the Marriage Act.

The act has to receive a majority vote in two different houses of parliament, which can mean days of deliberation as the finer points are worked out.


Each democracy has a system of checks and balances.

Not only would approving marriage for pets and children be very unpopular, and not supported by politicians for fear of losing votes, it would be loudly protested by the likes of PETA, and Save the Children Foundation. And basically the majority of people in this country.

Not only that, the age of marriage has already gone through policitical processes which RAISED the eligible age.


In a democracy, children and wombats need not feel at risk of facing marriage. They just aren't.

Suggesting they are is ill-founded scare mongering, and was a tactic used by the "no" vote in this country. Most intelligent people were able to see what a poor argument it was.

In all countries that have approved marriage rights for all sexual orientations, not ONE has pushed for the laws to be extended to include pets and children.

It's nonsensical.

November 17, 2017 4:12 a.m.

Said on Dirty Energy...

#10

PI3L0V3R no worries mate, that kind of thing happens to me all the time.

It's the CARDS that are dumb, not us!!

November 17, 2017 3:51 a.m.

Said on Dirty Energy...

#11

It's early days.

I'm not piloting it, so all the info I have is second hand.

It absolutely trounced Ixalan Ramunap Red tonight 2-0, but the Cats player has added fliers to his deck, which proved challenging. He also uses a lot of Ixalan's Binding and Cast Out, so we're trying Crushing Canopy in the Side, against him.

The meta has started to slow down, and I have some Vraska, Relic Seeker lying around, so I am reluctantly putting some in.

She will take the place of Verdurous Gearhulk, at the top of the curve. That is just being hit with Abrade, anyway.

We'll see how that goes.

November 16, 2017 12:30 p.m.

Rabid_Wombat no, they won't.

Pets and children can't give consent to marry. That is part of the wedding vows, and what makes them legally binding.

That's why it is a requirement to say or repeat vows, and finish with "I do", or the equivalent.

There is also a requirement that people be of an age where they are properly able to give consent. A marriage license won't be issued to any couple where one of the members isn't of that age.

It is different for different countries, but for most it is around age 18. I don't call an 18 year old a child.

So, unless you are talking about countries where child marriage is ALREADY legal (an abhorrent practice), then you don't understand how marriage equality works.

November 16, 2017 8:17 a.m.

yeaGO deck cycles are not working again.

November 16, 2017 6:21 a.m.

Said on My friend gave ......

#14

For a late birthday present my very generous friend gave me a triple sleeved Chaos Confetti card, that he had gotten signed by the artist.

Needless to say, I was floored.

I've been given quite a few Magic presents over the years, but never one as amazing as that.

November 15, 2017 10:43 a.m.

Yeah, that's what I mean.

Some of my decks I consider REALLY successful when they've come in something like 6th, when the meta has been full of Tier 1 decks.

Others I don't consider to have done that well if they come 2nd, but the meta is more relaxed.

November 15, 2017 8:44 a.m.

After a lengthy plebiscite Australians have overwhelmingly voted YES, in support of marriage equality.

Specifically 61.6% of people voted YES, and 38.4% of people voted no.

Impressively, 79.5% of eligible voters voted, and the plebiscite wasn't mandatory.

So there you have it. We finally caught up to the rest of the world.

November 15, 2017 8:04 a.m.

Said on Dirty Energy...

#17

If she was cheaper I'd be more inclined.

In my current local meta I just can't afford to be sitting on a 6CMC card.

All copies of Yahenni's Expertise need to be in my deck as they are so good against both Ramunap , and Cats. Both decks are prevalent in my meta.

November 15, 2017 7:24 a.m.

Thank you.

Very clear explanations.

November 15, 2017 1:55 a.m.

Where are you ending up in the field?

I usually include that in my match reports as it indicates the strength of the competition eg. I'll title my match reports something like: 2nd Place at Standard Showdown 5-3-0 Undefeated

November 15, 2017 1:53 a.m.

Does Arcane Adaptation allow me to search my library for any Creature card, when General Tazri enters the field?

I'm not quite sure about the parametres of "creature cards you own".

November 15, 2017 12:56 a.m.

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