Lilbrudder Deckling

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z2aaa says... #1

sup man take a look at my deck tell me what u think

September 9, 2017 12:59 p.m.

SaberTech says... #2

Hi. The other day you and I were discussing the merits of running Mogis's Marauder VS Lightning Mauler in a UBGR Protean Hulk/Hermit Druid build, and I wanted to share a situation that popped up in testing that has caused me to lean more towards running the Mauler.

I was in a position where I was able to reanimate Protean Hulk with Apprentice Necromancer, but Walking Ballista was in my hand and I had just drawn Hermit Druid that turn. I had no counter magic in hand, but decided to try for the win anyway since I could try casting Hermit Druid for the win later if it didn't work out. I activated the Necromancer and then cast the Ballista with X = 1. The Ballista was countered, which meant that with Hermit Druid in my hand my two main Hulk lines were out of commission. So what I did instead was fetch out Lightning Mauler and Necrotic Ooze when the Hulk was sacrificed, and bonded the two to give them haste. I had Phantasmagorian in my graveyard and enough cards in hand to discard to its ability, which allowed me to discard the Hermit Druid in my hand, activate its ability with the Ooze, and combo out.

So the Mauler offers Hermit Druid a way to activate the turn it is cast, and it opens up two additional search options for Protean Hulk. If Body Double/Phyrexian Delver is in your hand, you can grab Lightning Mauler+Apprentice Necromancer+Wild Cantor+Viscera Seer -> give the Necromancer haste and activate it off the Cantor to reanimate the Hulk -> then sac the Hulk to the Seer and grab Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Walking Ballista to win. Or, if Hermit Druid has wound up in the graveyard before being activated due to an Abrupt Decay or something, the Hulk can fetch out the Mauler and Ooze.

Of course, if you are running Mogis's Marauder, then searching the Marauder + Necromancer + Seer can work just as well if you have the mana up to activate the Necromancer. But running Lightning Mauler so that you can also search up Wild Cantor offers a bit more consistency with the line, since it increases the chances that you'll have the mana you need for activation. Wild Cantor is a contestable include though, so I can understand why people wouldn't bother to run it. I guess that I'm just partial to it after running it in Animar for so long.

I don't know if any of this is relevant to any decks that you are currently working on, but I thought you might find it interesting anyway.

August 25, 2017 9:54 a.m.

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Said on Kess says nope...


I would drop some lands and add cantrips to this deck like Ponder & Preordain. I would also add Gamble as it becomes a great tutor with Kess. Mystic Remora is phenomenal as well. Ultimately you need more good turn 1 plays. You can cut some bad removal by adding more cheap draw as it gives you better card selection.

September 18, 2017 4:52 a.m.

Said on Triton Weaver...


Overall the list looks solid. I think thopter foundry is probably your weakest combo. If you dumped that and hangerback walker for more interaction/tutors/Card draw you would probably get more bang for your buck. I would also play windfall before I would play days undoing.

September 15, 2017 6:31 a.m.

enpc: Honestly I probably need to play both silence and abolisher. Forbidden orchard should be cut. I aometimes get lazy with my mana base. Im not sure about the flyers, but I will be sure to test them out. Im happy to check out your brew.

September 15, 2017 6:12 a.m.

Nah bud. Memory's Journey works different.

1) Draw deck

2) Bolt opponent

3) memory's Journey bolt

4) Regrowth Journey

5) bolt opponent

6) Memory's journey bolt and regrowth

7) repeat until all are dead

Its actually less flimsy than timetwister loops as you keep a full grip throughout and your opponents don't draw any cards.

September 10, 2017 8:40 a.m.

FrateIndovino: You got the other lines correct. Time spiral does not work, but Memory's Journey does. You would need something like Lightning Bolt and Regrowth to loop it. Walking Ballista is actually decent. Some versions of Dramatic scepter decks use ballista instead of reservoir.

September 10, 2017 12:20 a.m.

Said on Raza Loops...


This is pretty cool. Good work!

September 8, 2017 11:57 a.m.

FrateIndovino: Its a little convoluted so bear with me.

1) Produce infinite mana

2) Draw with Thrasios/Tutor until you get windfall/wheel of fortune, tormods crypt in hand. If you draw into timetwister make sure you have brainstorm to topdeck it.

3) play tormods crypt

4) cast windfall/wheel of fortune to make opponents discard hands

5) Nuke someone's graveyard with crypt

6) play timetwister to reset all libraries

7) draw into regrowth/noxious revival and bring twister back to hand or topdeck

8) Repeat steps 3-7 until each opponent has a sufficiently small library that a big windfall will kill them.

Most of the time though people will concede once you go infinite or demonstrate the loop once

September 8, 2017 11:37 a.m.

That is the impression I had as well. Im suprised Null Rod isn't an issue for you as that card is more damaging to our gameplan than land hate.

September 5, 2017 6:33 p.m.

Decrepit_Angel: Thank you for the feedback. I will be the first one to admit that winds of change is a spice include. I have a love for powerful and cheap cards even if they aren't always useful in every situation (i.e. culling the weak).

As for redundancy of noton thief it does not exist, unless you mean waste not which is ok but different. Since Notion Thief+wheel is like plan C/D and all the wheels but winds are autoincludes for the deck anyways I don't feel the need to have backup to this "wincon."

I have to disagree with your assessment of llanowar elves. It has consistently been good for me but to each their own. If you do decide to cut it that is totally fine as its a flex spot, but candleabra of tawnos is a poor choice imo. Literally Anything that ramps would be better or you could just play more removal (i.e red elemental blast; into the roil)

I am suprised to hear your experience with tormod's crypt. Rarely is there a win condition with more utility than crypt. If you want a card that replaces itself that is fair however. The good news is that there are like 15 cards that work nearly as well or better based on meta.

September 5, 2017 4:36 p.m.

Said on Bad Luck Brion...


I like the direction the deck is taking. Since you are using Sneak Attack, Mimic Vat, and Feldon of the Third Path I would suggest Angel of Serenity as it is an abusable form of control and recursion.

September 1, 2017 6:10 a.m.


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