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NukaColaCo says... #1

Hey Opvela! I heard you were the one to talk to about building a sultai deck. Would you be willing to give me thoughts on my sultai build I'm putting together? I feel I need to cut for more removal spells...

July 7, 2017 8:46 a.m.

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+1. I feel like Lightning Bolt deserves a spot in this deck.

July 23, 2017 8:05 p.m.

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By all means, go ahead. I created the DarkSong concept to be used. It most certainly does require some fine tuning. I could see bigger creatures going in, but not too many. I agree with the idea of adding an efficient beater. However, I cannot agree on Ob Nixilis. Please do create a version of this and tag me in it. I would like to see your implementation Ob.

July 23, 2017 7:23 p.m.

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Thank you. I fixed that comma issue, for the most part.

July 23, 2017 11:52 a.m.

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You are probably right. Thank you.

July 21, 2017 5:53 p.m.

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I like it, seriously. I would only argue, for -1 Jace, Architect of Thought--to inlude 1x Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. It caters to your other Gideon emblem and makes residual 2/2's at times.

July 21, 2017 5:49 p.m.

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I like it. The things I could see exchanging, in liu of, are the Lingering Souls.

July 20, 2017 11:40 a.m.

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First & foremost my friend, thank you, for not only your support, but also your observations and feed back.

I really do enjoy Tasigur, however, with Confidant--I feel not only creates unnecessary issues with the shell. More so even with Thought Scour, as it may hit a combo piece or at times render the draw effect useless. I love me some graveyard shenanigans. This deck unfortunately does not revolve around it and that is where Snapcaster Mage really shines. Trust me--you are making me want to create a Esper Delve list!

Liliana was really to apply pressure, but more importantly to keep the hands empty--while the Maralen of the Mornsong + Leonin Arbiter combo.

Please, by all means, use this as a source to improve upon. I would welcome any other advice and I hope this answered your questions.

July 20, 2017 1:02 a.m.

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Have you considered lowering your land count? Also, how do you feel about going down 1x Thrun, or perhaps moving him to the sideboard? +1.

July 18, 2017 7:35 p.m.

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It is in the 75. Thank you, though. It had been previously mentioned.

July 18, 2017 12:38 p.m.

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July 17, 2017 11:41 a.m.

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July 17, 2017 11:37 a.m.

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Very nice, friend! The Rhino brings it back and teh synergy with Liliana, the Last Hope, makes for a powerful "2 piecer." It almost gives me the feelin in Standard - with Whip of Erebos.

I considered the Hallowed Fountain. However the has become a tad less prevalent. I will test it out, today. Regarding the fetches - both Polluted Delta & Verdant Catacombs, may both search for the single swamp, but more importantly, the Godless Shrine. I see exactly what you are saying, though, and it sounds good, for our longer fights. I will take note of that.

I am very pleased with your results and the fun you are having, along with winning. Keep me updated. I test with the Gauntlet, today.

July 15, 2017 3:47 p.m.

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skeletonkey8, skoobysnackz:

First and foremost, thank you, for your continued support. Your observations and reports have been paramount in getting us here. There has been almost 100 revisions along the way, to get where it needed to be. The sligh implementation of has just catered to the shell, so well.

The ability to pitch cards like Siege Rhino & Lingering Souls, and still have interaction with them throughout the game is essential to winning. Liliana, the Last Hope, acts as a Kolaghan's Command, and Siege Rhino, as Lightning Helix.

I do not see this shell changing too much. However, I have been considering a card or two, from Hour of Devastation.

Once again, thank you all, for the continuous support. My Gauntlet hates this deck in a respectful way. They eye-balled me, at first - being 4 Colors and all, however, I am beating Ad Nauseam, Affinity, Death's Shadow (gave up on thier Infect deck), Burn, Jund, and Storm Combo. One of our players took my idea of introducing EldraziTron into the mix. It is the most difficult of them all. It may not be a GP, but boy do we cast some spells. My friends say "This does what Jund does, but better."

July 13, 2017 12:31 p.m.

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July 9, 2017 1:16 a.m.

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Hello. I would like to first start, by saying that I genuinely enjoy the concept here. However, I just feel that it is all a numbers game. Numbers, as in fine tuning.

The greatest perk of playing decks that abuse the graveyard are that we have a second hand, that acts as an anthem, for our creatures/planeswalkers. Examine the combination of Grim Flayer/Tarmogoyf (who need card variety) - paired with Snapcaster Mage (who needs quality). This is perfectly fine, but when Delve is introduced - I believe 1-2 delve spells is the limit. Anymore causes strain on the deck.

If it works for you, though, leave it. If you notice issues , incorporate this.

I also strongly believe that you it is more than safe, for you to -2 lands and go to 20. Our curve is so low that you can include more threats/answers.

I feel it is safe to -1 Serum Visions.

If I may, what do you typically play against?

July 8, 2017 1:40 p.m.

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Oi. I have been occupied, as of late my friend. Allow me to be of some assistance.

July 8, 2017 1:09 p.m.

I used "they", as in /x & Delver - eventually fold to excess spot removal decks, like Mardu. Creature removal decks run 7 + removal spells and fair decks win, by beat down (usually), so taking out their 7-12 creatures - highly lowers their probability of drawing into another win condition. These decks win, by life total deduction.

I feel Mardu needs to start around here - not a dedicated token deck, that looses to cards like Engineered Explosives & Maelstrom Pulse.

I'll probably get lit up, for my opinion, but here's a rough draft of what I have been brewing up.


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July 8, 2017 1 p.m.

Mardu's game 1 may only "target creatures & cause hand disruption." Have you ever noticed that against Jund or Grixis Delver - they loose? The reason for this is that they only run about 12 creatures and Mardu damn near plays all removal. However, against decks like Tron, and combo are harder because of no versatility - outside of destroy target creature. We cannot rely on 1x of Dreadbore or Anguished Unmaking to consistently beat non-linear decks.

Path to Exile Is great, but it now ramps EldraziTron with the inclusion of Wastes. With Death's Shadow (12% Meta) based decks - using delve and Tron (11% Meta) having larger converted mana cost spells and creatures; Lightning Bolt & Fatal Push become incrementally weaker in the current competitive meta.

Without "catch all" cards like Maelstrom Pulse/Abrupt Decay or Mana Leak - if the threat enters play...Mardu tends to loose. Discard is great, but more importantly acts as a preventive measure, as opposed to an answer.

The threats that Mardu offers are Tokens (Lingering Souls, Young Pyromancer, Bitterblossom and so on) and Gurmag Angler. Dark Confidant is an attacking "enchantment." There are, of course the the flavorful who include awesome cards like Olivia Voldaren, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, and or Demigod of Revenge.

Game 2, though, however, has insane potential, due to all of the aggressive sideboard hate. On the one hand Mardu is awesome against extremely fair decks. It just does not have versatility at the moment.

Mardu is waiting, for it's own bomb. It is coming.

July 7, 2017 2:17 p.m.


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