Zaueski Master Brewer

So I started playing Magic about two years ago but I've only come to the competitive scene during Oath of the Gatewatch.

I love brewing decks and upload new ones pretty regularly. I typically don't own all of the decks I have except for the ones that are the best. I love being able to help other players get better and seeing how everyone else brews and plays has helped me a ton on my road to becoming a better brewer.

My current main deck for Standard is Mardu Walker Control

My current main deck for Frontier is Ensouled Affinity

My current main deck for Modern is Grixis Delver

Argeaux says... #1

Hey, I've got the best and most original idea for ya.

Why don't you run Shadow of the Grave?

It's surely an auto-include in this kind of deck.

(runs)

April 27, 2017 1:51 p.m.

Delta-117 says... #2

Hey I was considering building this deck in paper for fnm after the release of Amonkhet. It's meant to be a casual deck revolving around attempting to win by Approach of the Second Sun. I'm intending to keep it fairly budget friendly currently as this is not even my main standard deck and I don't want this to replace that obviously, but rather just be a fun alternative from time to time.

I would be thankful if you had anything to say about it, and how it can be improved? The name I admit is rather bland currently, I got to change that later but for now anyways here is what my idea looks like so far.


Azorius Control

Standard* Delta-117

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April 19, 2017 11:02 p.m.

Argeaux says... #3

Just wanted to let you know that out of all the people I have encountered here on Tappedout, you are one of my favourite brewers.

You always look at things differently from how I do, yet I think that we have similar philosophies - build to match the local meta, and try to make decks that people aren't expecting.

Added you as a friend so I can keep up with what you're doing.

April 18, 2017 10:50 a.m.

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Said on Grixis Cycling...

#1

Glyph Keeper has a couple things that I'm not a fan of... Being able to play a Sweltering Suns and keep my Archfiend of Ifnirs and Curator of Mysteries is a very important factor. While it does retain value even when discarded, I don't think its better than my current creatures and I'm very hesitant to cut the kill spells until the meta settles. In these early stages, the one thing that usually works is the kill everything plan. I will keep it in the back of my mind though in case something arises where it would be better than my current cards.

April 28, 2017 6:01 p.m.

Said on Amonkhet Minotaurs...

#2

Damn, you weren't kidding Argeaux... that control deck is brutal. My deck managed to eke out the win but that was so close. The deck was one mana short of countering my Chandra and even then I got taken down to 1 life... That will definitely be an interesting matchup for the upcoming season... Game one took almost an hour :O

April 28, 2017 4:10 p.m.

A Hero's Downfall reprint in Hour of Devastation would be so amazing. Or if they're insistent on making it Sorcery speed it needs to be at 2 mana like Dreadbore...

April 28, 2017 1:52 p.m.

I've been having great luck with Grixis so far. I do miss the inclusion of Cast Out, but with that being the only relevant white card for my deck it just wasn't worth the splash imo. Link to my deck: Grixis Cycling if you're interested. I've looked into Esper and its decent, but you lose a lot of synergy for the bit of control you pick up. Jeskai could work potentially, but my last deck was Jeskai so I'm switching it up.

Two color doesn't have enough synergy imo to build around Drake Haven as a control deck... It fits into Two Color Zombies, but the dedicated control build is still a few cards short in two colors... You have to build around Blue Hulk if you want to do anything relevant.

April 28, 2017 12:40 a.m.

Said on Amonkhet Minotaurs...

#5

@idiotbane: Which is why Argeaux provided a convenient list of cards that were already considered and rejected in the description. Which is there for the "peanut-gallery deckbuilders" to read and understand the deck. Your post acted like Argeaux didn't understand the deck and was met with the appropriate response. When a deck is popular on here it gets a lot of repetitive comments, speaking from experience they get a bit annoying. It's very easy to see a new comment like yours and just think "Great, another person who doesn't understand"

P.S.: Pro-tip, test the decks on here. It'll make you a better player and let you give better advice. If you're fine staying casual then do so, but you only get better by widening your horizons.

April 27, 2017 6:59 p.m.

Said on Amonkhet Minotaurs...

#6

Oh, dang. Completely missed it being a sorcery...

April 27, 2017 2:39 p.m.

Said on Grixis Cycling...

#7

Scarab Feast is more for Zombies and Scrapheap Scrounger. Enigma Drake dies to most of my removal so I'm not that worried about it.

April 27, 2017 2:26 p.m.

Said on Scorprix...

#8

Haha, looks like you've joined Argeaux and me in the "let's ask the creator every about every card that doesn't fit their strategy" club xD Prowling Serpopard xD cause that totally helps your deck!

April 27, 2017 2:24 p.m.

Said on Amonkhet Minotaurs...

#9

Well it hits Gideons when he's animated at least. But yeah, it doesn't hit him when he's just pooping tokens

April 27, 2017 2:15 p.m.

They won't reprint cards. But as I posted earlier, they could redistribute previously printed cards that they've collected over the years. Zendikar Treasures showed precedence for that kind of thing occuring. I'd be surprised if the entire set was like that, but surely WotC has enough copies to do a masterpiece-esque thing in that form...

April 27, 2017 1:41 p.m.

Said on Amonkhet Minotaurs...

#11

Lmao "Finer points" indeed xD Seems like Hazoret is your version of (Insert whiny voice here)"Why dont you run Shadow??"

On a serious note... Has Oblivion Strike been holding up in testing? I've been looking for a good answer to the gods and gideon beyond Grasp of Darkness...

April 27, 2017 1:26 p.m.

Said on Grixis Cycling...

#12

Exert variants are fairly easy to beat. Aside from Glorybringer, a lot of their stuff dies to almost every removal spell. Usually in those games the priority is getting an Archfiend of Ifnir online as soon as possible. Once I have that it's nearly impossible for them to recover. They also want to curve out so its really easy to Censor them out of a key card. I've managed to play against Exert 4 different times so far and won 3 of my matches.

April 27, 2017 12:39 p.m.

My main deck is really good against Snek Deck once I get an Archfiend of Ifnir online... Control will need a bit more work to beat, but as long as there isn't the 'I win' button that Copycat had its okay fighting through good decks. Honestly that was the worst part, I'd be winning all game and then I'd lose with them at no board and 2 life...

As a brewer I hope people are more creative than just falling back into G/B Snek and Mardu Vehicles but I won't be surprised if that's what it came to.

April 27, 2017 10:26 a.m.

Pretty sure the reason he has it in those colors is for Atraxa xD

April 27, 2017 8:59 a.m.

I'm still debating on my changes... I think I can come off of a kill spell or two, but with the gods and everyone else I still see a lot of hard to kill creatures dominating... My deck is crafted to prey upon midrange and aggro so I'll definitely have to change up some parts if it shifts to more non-creature based combos like yours or if we see a resurgence in straight up control decks.

April 27, 2017 12:48 a.m.

Scorprix, Copycat just got banned. I'm really curious to hear your thoughts on how to adapt moving forward

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/addendum-april-24-2017-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2017-04-26

April 26, 2017 11:22 p.m.

vbfabled: That's decent I guess... but wouldn't Island, Sol Ring pass be so much better? Or any of the other basic lands :P

April 26, 2017 11:19 p.m.

I'm honestly at a loss... I have to rethink my entire strategies moving forward... Everything was so Copycat focused that I'm wondering how the meta will develop and as a control player that is critical.

April 26, 2017 11:17 p.m.

Said on Grixis Cycling...

#19

No it isn't, the B&R list was updated 2 days ago... I definitely need a source on that TakeInventory

April 26, 2017 10:48 p.m.

Said on MS: The Hand ......

#20

If we upset the color-balance then yes, there are some slightly better colors for them all to become... but given that Nissa went Simic and not Golgari... this seems to be the best arrangement to maintain color parity between their 5 biggest walkers.

April 26, 2017 6:30 p.m.

Decks

Mardu Walker Control

Standard Zaueski

SCORE: 40 | 55 COMMENTS | 6766 VIEWS | IN 15 FOLDERS

Atraxa, Voice of the Walkers

Commander / EDH Zaueski

SCORE: 1 | 184 VIEWS

Saheeli Twin

Standard* Zaueski

SCORE: 12 | 33 COMMENTS | 2191 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

Codex of Insight

Modern Zaueski

SCORE: 2 | 1 COMMENT | 178 VIEWS

Grixis Cycling

Standard* Zaueski

SCORE: 76 | 58 COMMENTS | 5869 VIEWS | IN 41 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 24
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Playing since Magic Origins
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