I got back into MtG at midpoint between Innistrad & Return to Ravnica. I played before, but only at the kitchen table. deck:farenheit-451-1 is my current standard deck...pretty standard American Control. I also play EDH, deck:rafiq-commander-21-12-13-1 is what I play there. I just sold my entire collection except for my standard and EDH decks, so trading isn't really an option for me right now.
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|Favorite formats||Standard,Commander / EDH|
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Something Wicked is my current standard deck. Its basically human tribal using Xathrid Necromancer to make removal and wipes obsolete against me. Problem is, Anger of the Gods hoses everything here aside from Brimaz, King of Oreskos . I am tossing around 2 different remedies tot his problem:
Remedy 1: add in a few Rootborn Defenses in the sideboard to make sure the matches with Anger don't make me sorry I played this.
Remedy 2: Make the creatures in the deck all white, making [brave-the-elements]] the obvious choice...replace Pain Seer with Precinct Captain , Tormented Hero with Dryad Militant , and add some Read the Bones in to generate card advantage I would be missing with out the Seers.
What do you think the real way to go here is? Honestly, with Journey into Nyx right around the corner I am considering the all White option anyway using black for removal, Thoughtseize , and Read the Bones only (and the Necromancers of course since they are the backbone of the deck]].
Soldier of the Pantheon would be a perfect fit here and still fits your budget at about $3. You have no T1 plays and that can hurt your overall goal here of being agro. You really should be attacking on T2 consistently. Other than that, Daxos of Meletis would be pretty good in here, too, seeing the life gain can be good in the mirror match race and also he provides card advantage. Use your Hidden Strings to tap down anything that can stand in his way and swing away. Other than that I think this is about as good as you can be here...its really well done on a budget.
brandaojatoba, Anger of the Gods is the single card that scared me the most right now playing this build. The only thing that survives it is Brimaz, King of Oreskos . Brave the Elements has no real power here since I run a lot of mono black creatures. Its really a shame that a single card like that can hose my whole game plan...I'm gonna keep digging for an answer.
brandaojatoba, what do you suggest? Brave the Elements doesn't really effect half the creatures here, and I am not familiar with anything else that would do the job. My main assumption here is that the 28 creatures that curve out at 3cmc would be able to outmaneuver how much removal would be available to my opponent. Also, part of the strategy here is that with Xathrid Necromancer on the board I want you to hit me with removal because its really a win win for me...you use up a card and I still have a creature.
Atheros, God of Passage...1WB for a 5/4 indestructible is nice, but his static effect is crazy! Let's talk about what this is going to do for b/w humans. Xathrid Necromancer
just got better! Sure, remove my stuff, give me zombies, and then I'll just replay them again. I think I am going to like this guy a little bit. What a good time for me to have switched over to b/w aggro. Where else do you see this guy?
PS. This god easily has the best art of any of them
Unless you are running 3 colors is this really even that good? Don't get me wrong, its cool to have a City of Brass in Standard again, but I don't see this being a necessity in any of the 2 color builds out there right now, and the mono devotion decks won't want to touch this. It's good, but $40? I'm not sold on that yet since there are way less 3 and 4 color decks now than we saw in the RtR block standard.