TheVectornaut Deckling

My name is Lunden, but you can call me Vector. I play casual decks for fun with friends every Saturday at Gamer's Haven in Colorado Springs.

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Seems like Goblin Grenade would be really good here.

July 24, 2017 11:40 a.m.

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Wasteland Viper and Narnam Renegade should be better than Pharika's Chosen. Or if you're willing to play around delirium, there's Gnarlwood Dryad and Deathcap Cultivator.

July 22, 2017 6:50 p.m.

If you're going for humans, I'd recommend a set of Thalia's Lieutenant to go along with Champion of the Parish. These lords make Thraben Doomsayer and Gather the Townsfolk strong. Other anthem effects include Door of Destinies, Obelisk of Urd, Adaptive Automaton, and Metallic Mimic. Path to Exile is the standard for removal, but I find Condemn to be fine as well.

July 22, 2017 2:37 p.m.

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#4

With your average CMC as low as it is, you could probably survive with 20 lands, maybe even less. With those slots, you could add more ways to get cards in the grave like Nyx Weaver or Satyr Wayfinder, or you could add things that synergize with the Shadow, Street Wraith being the most obvious.

July 22, 2017 2:24 p.m.

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#5

It looks like this deck was built from a limited collection of cards. While not an invalid strategy, you'll probably have more success by brewing a prototype here and purchasing the singles. If your expectations aren't too high, it's pretty easy to make a solid deck on a budget. To start with, I'd identify what cards, abilities, or strategies you like in green/blue and focus in one 1 or 2. Then, search around to see if anyone else has built decks with similar ideas. This may give you some inspiration for what cards and combos you want to build around. Just from what you have here, I see some paths you could take. Satyr Wayfinder and Tome Scour could be in a graveyard focused deck with cards like Splinterfright and Mindshrieker. Axebane Guardian and Crush of Tentacles could be in a ramp control deck with cards like Kruphix, God of Horizons and Plasm Capture. Setessan Oathsworn and Stratus Walk could be in U/G heroic with cards like Battlefield Thaumaturge and Solidarity of Heroes. All of that is just scratching the surface though. With some exploration, you should be able to find an archetype that fits your style. Then, you can get to adding the meat of the deck.

July 21, 2017 10:46 p.m.

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In my R/G ramp deck, I run a package with Arbor Elf, Voyaging Satyr, Magus of the Candelabra, Burning-Tree Emissary, Utopia Sprawl, Garruk Wildspeaker, Xenagos, the Reveler, Gruul Turf, and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. While not super budget-friendly, I really think Nykthos is an invaluable addition to any ramp deck. I use the mana for Planar Portal into a single copy of Primal Surge, letting Cyclops of Eternal Fury, Siege Behemoth, and Pathbreaker Ibex finish the job, but the world is pretty much your oyster when you can produce dozens of mana every turn. I'd also recommend Fierce Empath as a means for finding your favorite fatties. I use him for 1 copy of Primeval Titan to find Nykthos or Kessig Wolf Run, 1 copy of Regal Force to restock my hand, and 1 copy of Greenwarden of Murasa if my portals get destroyed.

July 21, 2017 10:17 p.m.

I don't think Gerrard Capashen is worth playing, especially if you're using Thalia's Lancers just to find him. I'd rather have some more ways to benefit from life-gain. Adding more Ajani's Pridemate or Sunbond will give you more board presence and make Wall of Reverence better. Add in some way to grant lifelink like Hopeful Eidolon, and the cycle gets pretty vicious. You might also consider dipping into black for drain cards like Vizkopa Guildmage and Sanguine Bond. It might be wise to try and fill the gap at 2 and 3 mana as well. Lone Rider  Flip is one card that could fit there.

July 21, 2017 9:55 p.m.

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Cheezies123, since you want to win as soon as turn 3 (or earlier with Dark Ritual), it's unlikely that opponents will have that much to steal. And if you're causing them to discard, they're even less likely to damage Obliterator. Do your games usually go longer?

July 20, 2017 11:19 a.m.

I've always found Mentor of the Meek to be strong in weenie builds like this.

July 20, 2017 11:05 a.m.

Sfaryman, you're right about the combo. I've been playing G/B Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord for so long that I must have forgotten at some point. The Ooze is still redundancy if you focus on the combo, but not a requirement. As for Channeler Initiate, it seems strange to be building around Rhonas when there's only a single copy in the deck. Are you planning on getting more of him? I'm not sure he's even needed here.

July 20, 2017 11:01 a.m.

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#11

In reanimator, Griselbrand will usually be more useful than Phyrexian Obliterator. Entomb is also useful for running toolkit creatures as necessary.

July 20, 2017 10:49 a.m.

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#12

I'd probably mainboard either Blossoming Defense or Vines of Vastwood. I played G/U infect for a couple years and removal was the deck's biggest weakness. Inkmoth Nexus is also incredibly strong if you have the budget for it.

July 20, 2017 10:41 a.m.

You may already know this, but if you do add Quillspike and Devoted Druid, you can go infinite with Necrotic Ooze. Otherwise, Channeler Initiate seems like an easy inclusion.

July 20, 2017 10:35 a.m.

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#14

With a little shift in focus, you could probably turn this into a zombie list. There are a fair number of zombies that interact with the grave such as Diregraf Colossus and Gravecrawler. You'd also want some lords like Cemetery Reaper and Undead Warchief. Death Baron also synergizes with the skeletons. If you want to go all in on the Nighthowler plan, I'd recommend some way to deal direct damage in case your opponent has chump blockers. Something like Rite of Consumption might work. If you're willing to go green, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Splinterfright work well with such a strategy.

July 20, 2017 9:52 a.m.

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Jafjaf5, I was just testing Disappearing Act with the owls and forgot to take it out at some point. I had been using Mana Leak, but I might just remove the countermagic entirely. I don't really like countering spells myself. When I get the time, I'm actually going to rebuild this deck using some of the new Amonkhet block sphinxes. I might even foil it since I have so many foil sphinxes from trades already.

July 14, 2017 2:01 a.m.

I run a mono-green wall deck with my win condition being Genesis Wave off of Umbral Mantle + Axebane Guardian or Overgrown Battlement. Besides Assault Formation, Colossus of Akros and Feed the Pack are strong finishers. Blue also has Freed from the Real which is pretty nice and red has Banefire. One card I'd suggest for any green defender list is Carven Caryatid. It ups your defender count while replacing itself, unlike a more vanilla wall like Wall of Tanglecord. If your meta is slow enough, Traproot Kami might be an alternative to Wall of Vines as well.

For the sideboard, I really like Sheltering Word since it slows down burn and protects against single-target removal.

July 8, 2017 6:44 p.m.

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How does this deck play out? I see the Stuffy Doll + Pariah combo and the Liquimetal Coating + Hellkite Tyrant interaction. Mindslaver and Elspeth, Knight-Errant are strong enough on their own. However, why Fevered Visions and the other artifacts? The only interaction I see with Visions is forcing the opponent to hold cards with Mindslaver and then banking on extra damage from Dictates. That sounds farfetched to me and I imagine most people will be happy to dump their hands otherwise. Unwinding Clock's power also seems to be wasted when the best it can do is grant some extra Stuffy Doll damage. It seems to me like a lot of hoops to do less than a traditional package of Boros Reckoner, Spitemare, Volcano Hellion and Blasphemous Act would. For the more artifact heavy gameplan, March of the Machines and Mycosynth Lattice might be useful.

July 8, 2017 12:29 a.m.

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