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PartyJ says... #1

Just saw your Sram and it looks pretty tuned. Is it a deck you like to play often? Got it in papper version?

I am optimizing my Sram deck, which I want to reach full potential with as a Voltron styled deck. Where equipment and auras are the main meal. Got any suggestions on my build?

September 9, 2017 7:21 p.m.

I really need some help on my 3 decks if you want to take a look and maybe give a few suggestions then that would be awesome! I'll also be checking out your decks too and I'll try to comment some suggestions on yours in return.

August 29, 2017 10:07 a.m.

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Yup, does exactly what this deck wants to do. Glad you're enjoying it too!

September 25, 2017 12:33 a.m.

GoneWithLaw: Hadn't heard of that card and I could see it working. I'll add it to the maybelist...thanks for the suggestion :)

September 20, 2017 10:18 p.m.

Gleeock, yeah I agree I'd rather hit impactful equipment than banking on storming through m y deck.

I didn't comment on Sram hate in here...scrolling up it looks like another commenter. My experience has been similar to yours: hexproof and indestructible equipment save Sram a lot. I cut back on the alternative creatures in my deck, just kept some of the better ones I enjoy playing.

I really enjoy looking at your deck and this one here. Both decks have helped inspire my own which has become one of my favourites to play ;)

September 19, 2017 12:02 a.m.

Gleeock, what you say about 0 mana equipment is interesting. The way I see it is they read with Sram "draw a card for 0 mana". I would play a spell that says that any day. I run 5 of them in my deck, essentially making the deck 94 instead of 99 cards. I get that it isnt hugely impactful but increasing deck consistency by effectively shrinking deck size does help. I get where you are coming from though

September 18, 2017 9:39 p.m.

+1 for making a non-infinite combo version!

Nice list...couple suggestions:

I would probably swap out Spell Pierce for Swan Song in your maybelist. Both are great counterspells but sometimes you just need that reliability of a hard counter as opposed to conditional "unless player pays 2".

This is probably meta-dependent, but do you find you're running enough board wipes for a control deck? Cyclonic Rift is banned in my playgroup so I hate suggesting it to others lol...but is there a reason it's not in here?

September 17, 2017 3:48 a.m.

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Attack_of_Mogis, definitely adding unclaimed territory when it comes out. I've thought about dragon arch but I would use Elvish Piper before it. I had Elvish piper for a little bit. However I found with all the cost reducing and ramp the deck didn't really need her. I may reconsider her though. Thanks for the suggestions :)

September 16, 2017 11:53 a.m.

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Really like your deck! :)

I have 2 dragons to suggest that both put in a lot of work in my version:

Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury: The power boost he gives to each dragon for each dragon attacking is insane. The dash ability is nice when using him and his anthem effect as a finisher.

Dragon Broodmother: Similar to Scourge of Valkas, the triple red casting cost is a bit gross, but she performs really well. Her dragon tokens during every player's upkeep combos well with Dragon Tempest, Scourge of Valkas, Kindred Discovery, Utvara Hellkite, and all the Fate Reforged "whenever a dragon attacks". She also just provides chump blockers to help buffer against retaliation strikes.

In terms of what to cut...perhaps Skyline Despot? You're running enough other card draw and giving yourself the monarchy just gives people an extra reason to attack you. Is it worth the 7 drop spot? Also , maybe Karrthus as others have suggested. I'd be scared of some black deck killing him and then reanimating him stealing all your dragons! That may be more of a concern depending on meta. My meta loves graveyard shenanigans like that.

My version if you're interested: The Ur Dragon's Raging Rainbow Friends

September 15, 2017 2:21 p.m.

Totally don't blame you for removing Dragonlord's Servant. I removed it a while ago and didn't look back. I agree that I'd prefer another ramp card in that slot.

Also don't blame you for cutting O-Kagachi. He just didn't perform for me either. I wonder about Sunscorch Regent as a replacement though. Personally I would add Dragon Broodmother from your maybelist. She is a bomb with cards like Kindred Discovery, Scourge of Valkas, Dragon Tempest, and any of the "whenever a dragon attacks" cards.

Herald's Horn I cut but part of me wants to bring it back and replace dragonspeaker shaman with it. Of course the shaman's cost reduction is better but he is more vulnerable as a creature and has double red in his casting cost. If you could choose to keep one, which would you have kept?

I like reading about your changes. Keep it up :)

September 14, 2017 1:26 a.m.

Totally agree... Black definitely adds quite a bit to the mix. I've thought about switching to Kess as a commander. The deck is already sorcery and instant heavy. I'm curious about your decision to include quite a lot of nonland permanents. Do you think Kess will have enough juicy targets?

September 11, 2017 5:01 p.m.

Totally agree... Black definitely adds quite a bit to the mix. I've thought about switching to Kess as a commander. The deck is already sorcery and instant heavy. I'm curious about your decision to include quite a lot of nonland permanents. Do you think Kess will have enough juicy targets?

September 11, 2017 4:36 p.m.

I forget if I ever linked you to my izzet aikido deck:Keranos: It's All Mine!

I chose keranos because he gives slow, subtle advantage. Some cards I find good in there: Illusionist's Gambit, Expropriate, Blatant Thievery, Dominus of Fealty and Saheeli's Artistry

September 11, 2017 4:22 p.m.

Athraithe, Mirri, Cat Warrior is actually quite effective. Forestwalk is surprisingly often relevant. Vigilance and First Strike are great for blocking any retaliation attacks (the bane of aggro). She's one of the better performers (cats still don't have a ton of options lol). Jazal was cut early on. His ability is only good with multiple cats on the field. I purposely hold back on cats and only have 1 or 2 on the field so I can bounce back from boardwipes. Arahbo only gives eminence to one cat so going wide isn't helpful. Jazal's ability often only gave me +1/+1 or +2/+2...meh. He's great if you have a token build though :)

RingoDingo92, Hungry Lynx was one of my recent cuts. It was hard because he's soooooo flavourful. However, clogging up the board with 1/1 rats never really helped me. The ability to gain counters from rats dying always moved so slowly. I could see him being good in a "go wide" strategy since just one rat dying would give a lot of cats a boost. With only 1-2 cats on the field...just not nearly enough of a boost for the hoop it needs to jump through.

Winterblast, I'm thinking of actually cutting Lost Leonin and I ultimately decided not to include Triumph of the Hordes. It's totally playgroup dependent but my playgroup just isn't spikey enough for infect that happens that quickly. I ravaged the board with Lost Leonin the other day just didn't feel that fun or interactive for my playgroup. Fair is fair if other people are running very fast, spikey decks...but that just isn't my group. I may "sideboard" infect cards if my playgroup dusts off some of their spikier combo decks. Until that point I think I will refrain. I'm curious with your deck if you find you have enough cats to keep the pressure on. You are running fewer cats than me and sometimes I wonder if I have enough.

September 11, 2017 12:38 p.m.

Hi, just saw your message on my wall :)

Yes, I have the deck in paper form and play it a lot. It's very effective. The main difference between our decks is that you have fast mana cards that are banned in my playgroup (Sol ring, mana crypt, etc.) if they weren't banned in my group I would totally play them.

My main suggestion to you would be to increase slightly the number of Sram triggers you have to keep the card draw engine humming. Trailblazer's Boots and Unquestioned Authority are two cards I find very helpful for getting damage through. I would also add some of the 0 cost equipment. These are great at powering through the deck, making it more consistent.

In terms of cuts: perhaps Mind Stone, Thought Vessel, and Fellwar Stone. Great rocks in most decks. Sram is so low to the ground they really aren't necessary.

Also I recently cut Argentum Armor. Very powerful but so mana intensive for this fast deck.

Hope this helps!

September 9, 2017 10:05 p.m.

Yeah, the black one will take the place of Underworld Connections in my deck :)

September 9, 2017 9:36 p.m.

Mrf1shie, thanks for taking a look at the deck.

I haven't tried Fumiko specifically but I have tried that effect with Goblin Diplomats and Goblin Spymaster. My experience was that people would agree to attack me out of spite for being forced to attack (even with the pillowfort). That is why I prefer cards like Disrupt Decorum and Besmirch because you force them to attack each other. Curse of Opulence and Duelist's Heritage are great because it gives them a bonus of they attack someone else. Maybe the mindset of your playgroup is different and you won't run into the same problem of people attacking you out of spite. Just want to warn you this MAY happen, especially after they figure out what Marchesa is up to.

September 9, 2017 7:13 p.m.

With the black one I imagine it will be very rare that it transforms. However, it is still quite an efficient card draw engine even without flipping. Same rate as Erebos per card drawn but 2 mana cheaper to cast

September 9, 2017 5:16 p.m.

Revenantmike and Rabid_Wombat: I've thrown in Intet. I was on the fence about him but I think he's worth trying out for the card advantage he generates. You may be right about Fist of Suns. I just don't know which ramp card to cut to make room. I'm hesitant to cut the ramp cards that fix my colours or reduce the cost of my dragons. I'm thinking maybe Mirari's Wake? Fantastic card though...I dunno lol. Fist of Suns is on the maybelist now though.

September 9, 2017 2:41 p.m.

plasmor99, they were here but have both been cut. Dragonlord's Servant was cut for Urza's Incubator which gives a better cost reduction and is an artifact (less vulnerable to removal). Fist of Suns only really gave me a deduction with casting my Commander...that's nice...but I rather run other ramp spells that can be used on anything. Thanks for the suggestions :)

September 8, 2017 7:30 p.m. is Alms Collector performing for you? I eventually cut him. He is more of a control oriented card in an aggro deck.

September 6, 2017 11:57 a.m.

Like the upgrades :)

One cat that has been working great for me is Pride of Lions. 5 mana for a 4/4 is usually blah but Arahbo pumps him into a 7/7 who can get damage through no matter what. He can deal a crazy amount of damage with any equipment or Arahbo's second ability.

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