hydrothermia Jank Savant

Greetings everyone!

Ask yourself a few questions first before you start building a deck.

  • Do you have friends that can teach you?
  • Do you have a local gaming store (LGS) near you?
  • What format do you want to play in?
  • Do you want to play casually or competitively?
  • What colors do you want to play with?
  • What cards have synergies that work together?
  • What kind of creative name can you give your deck based on what you put in it or what does it makes you think about?

The last one really isn't necessary, but what can I say, I love a creative deck name.

I've phased in and out of MTG like Teferi's Isle since Ice Age and I always manage to come back when a Ravnica block is either out, or about to come out.

I first learned to play the game around 1995, bought a few packs, but never really put a lot of thought into the game until Mercadian Masque came along. Picked up some Urza's block in the process and played until the end of Invasion block.

I didn't look at magic again until the announcement of Kamigawa, it brought me back into the game with Mirrodin and 9th in Standard. Loved Coldsnap despite it being not very good set in the long run of things. I stopped just before Lorwyn, due to the addition of a new type of card called planeswalker. Some people find it odd that would make me quit the game. Part of me really wanted to keep that little aspect of roleplay in the game, since you yourself were a planeswalker. To me it took away some the imagination from playing the game.

It took me a good five plus years to forgive Wizards for that decision they made. I finally returned with Theros I stuck around up to Magic Origins and disappeared again with Battle for Zendikar, the one plane I truly hate. When it bled into Shadows Over Innistrad, I told myself I'll just wait until both of those sets phase out of standard. It took me a little longer to come back, but the return to Dominaria really brought me back.

Still waiting for another Kamigawa set or another Ice Age-like set with cards that are good like Force of Will and multicolor snow lands that don't come into play tapped.

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  • "Dad Jokes, aren't soda pressing!"
  • "They're comedy Gold E Hawn."
  • "What do you call a slow movement of force?" - A Dyno sore!
  • Modern is my wheelhouse and what I like to deal with the most of the time. I actively try to find janky and silly combos to troll my opponent, regardless if I win or lose.
  • Standard can be fun depending on what kind of mechanics and themes that are present.
  • Commander / EDH, isn't my thing, but I have a number of friends that like it and predominately play it.
I'm a Johnny! Too prideful to be a Spike and I'm not big stompy kind of guy like Timmy. is my least favorite color.
One of the many reason you'll likely never see me use Eldrazi related cards. My personal hatred for the Zendikar blocks run deep. Yes, it was a cool idea to make Lovecraftian based sets, but the Annihilator keyword was a bad idea. If I had the funds to do so I would buy every Emrakul, the Aeons Torn and record myself burning them, then sending the ashes to Wizards of the Coast.

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Soulflayer, Indulgent Tormentor and Desecration Demon for a better chance at Liliana's Contract shenanigans.

October 23, 2018 10:22 a.m.

Said on Taarna...


Would "3M, the Multicolored Mammories of Magic" be an appropriate Official name for this?

Champion of Lambholt | Somberwald Sage | Somberwald Dryad | Scorned Villager  Flip

October 23, 2018 9:21 a.m.

@Chasmolinker, thanks for the suggestion. I wasn't even thinking about Reality Shift, but the main reason I have Expel from Orazca, granted it would only be used after I have ten permanents on board, is to play it before combat damage resolves to then exile that permanent with Daxos of Meletis(Hopefully equipped with Whispersilk Cloak) after combat damage to gain life and/or cast that card.

October 23, 2018 7:46 a.m.

@xhuggels, It can't win the game on its own usually, it's more of a defensive measure and there to buy time. I could easily drop the two Revel in Riches for the two Ritual of Soot to really take advantage of it. That would mean I'd need to drop the Pilfering Imps for something else, additions of a Poison-Tip Archer and a Twilight Prophet. Maybe Ravenous Chupacabras can go into the sideboard to take the place of Ritual of Soot since it would be mainboarded.

October 22, 2018 7:54 a.m.

@xhuggels, Assassin's Trophy wasn't originally in it since it was pre-rotation when I first constructed it. Poison-Tip Archer and Vraska, Relic Seeker were my only green splashes. I made it rotation proof, so I never invested in Kaladesh, Aether Revolt, Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation.
Poison-Tip Archer is good with board wipes, Ritual of Soot is prime against tokens, deathtouch and reach sold it for me despite only having two in board.

October 22, 2018 1:07 a.m.

@nrwinning, I usually switch out Hornswoggle to Unmoored Ego for sideboard purposes, but yes, Sinister Sabotage is an eventuality.

@xhuggels, I don't disagree, and you are correct that it is mostly a dead card during play. It's a quirky win-con that I'm just having fun with. Dropping it down to a one-of is probably the best way at this point, since it isn't a primary winning condition, but I do want to keep some of this initial idea and flavor. I mostly win via Vraska, Relic Seeker and Twilight Prophet. This deck is usually in a constant state of change to some degree almost weekly, so it does get tweaked a lot.

October 21, 2018 9:19 p.m.

Welcome to Tapped Out!

I too am running a Sultai deck in Standard currently, so good luck in your endeavors.

It would probably be a good idea to show the land base to know how balanced or unbalanced it is. Currently you're at a 2.46 CMC average meaning you should probably have 24 lands, but you do have Llanowar Elves, so you could get away with 23. Though I'd invest in some Evolving Wilds if you can't get a hold of any of the following lands: Drowned Catacomb, Hinterland Harbor, Overgrown Tomb, Watery Grave or Woodland Cemetery. That will allow you to search for a land in the event you only get two colors during your first couple of turns.

I'd look into Ochran Assassin as it has good synergy with Vraska, Golgari Queen, allowing you to use a creature that doesn't need to be unblockable. Thoughtbound Phantasm and Dimir Spybug would be good additions here. Instead of Demon of Catastrophes, Doom Whisperer is a primo card right now.

You could also use Enhanced Surveillance and Gaea's Blessing to recycle your graveyard back into your library after you get a flipped Search for Azcanta.

October 15, 2018 8:35 a.m.

Said on In the Sky...


I believe Honor of the Pure would be more suitable for this than Intangible Virtue, even though you lose Vigilance on your token creatures. Brave the Sands and Shalai, Voice of Plenty are other ideas.

October 13, 2018 4:06 p.m.

gb, Skyler1776 I appreciate the suggestions and I can see how and why they could be additions for alternative win-cons. However I'd like to let you know that getting Treasures isn't as consistent as you'd think. The original idea was going to be an Esper() deck and at one point it was four color . Managing three colors is hard enough as it is in a 60 card deck. I'll keep these in mind if the opportunity presents itself.

October 10, 2018 10:04 p.m.






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