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"Kamarupa is a compound Sanskrit word formed by Kama - often translated as "desire, wish, passion, longing, pleasure" - and rupa - "form, shape, figure." In Theosophical literature it usually refers to the astral shells of a deceased person which remain on the Kamaloka "until they fade out from it by the complete exhaustion of the effects of the mental impulses that created these eidolons of human and animal passions and desires."" - http://theosophy.wiki/w-en/index.php?title=Kama-Rupa


I started playing casually somewhere around 2012 and settled on Modern as my format of choice, being slower than Legacy, and smarter on price than Standard.

I like hashing out ideas here on tappedout in the form of decks. I used to playtest my budget ideas for paper on untap.in, but since V2, have found the lag too great to remain viable. So I've switched Cockatrice. (I've yet to try untap.in V3) Sometimes, when I really enjoy playing a deck online, I'll try to build it in paper, too.

I'm hard headed and learning still. I try to be helpful and nice, but I know I can get short with big egos and pocketbooks.

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Said on Bant Wall Beat ......

#1

Time of Need will help you get your Arcades in your hand. I'm thinking I'll probably run 2x of each because I don't want dead Legendaries. I think because of the Legendary thing and because of his CMC, I'm going to run 4x Assault Formation in addition to 2xArcades. I think, with my experience playing my G/B Defenders deck Toughness Roughness, I'll want at least 6x wincons. Not getting an Assault Formation is really bad! You might consider Muddle the Mixture over Remand. I'm really psyched to play Drift of Phantasms as well - a 0/5 Flyer with a tutor option sound just fantastic in a deck such as this. I'd drop Fog Bank because it effectively can't swing. You could replace it with Guard Gomazoa if you like, though I think the 3CMC slot is better filled with Drift. I like Axebane Guardian quite a bit, though it is a bit of a target for removal. It will help with your mana fixing to get Aracades down. I really enjoy running a Beast Within in my Defender builds because almost all my Defenders are usually at least 0/4, which greatly negates any potential threat giving an opponent a 3/3 might normally create. (funny stuff, IMHO). It's broad spectrum applications are super useful. I'm also going to try out Sylvan Caryatid to help manafix. Since it isn't a big defender, I'm guessing I won't mind too much that Shroud will prevent me from being able to swing with it with the Formation. I'm also going to run a full set of Overgrown Battlement, but more for ramping up to a potential Colossus of Akros than anything. I may end up deciding I'd rather fill that slot with something else. I'd suggest dropping Jaddi Offshoot in favor of a full set of Perimeter Captain.

June 21, 2018 3:50 p.m.

Said on Might of the ......

#2

I think since she's legendary, you could cut 2xShanna, Sisay's Legacy. After that, I think the next spell I'd go after would be Cartouche of Solidarity - it just doesn't give you enough tokens.

June 20, 2018 8:34 p.m.

Said on White Semi-Heroic...

#3

Perhaps there is something better than your 3x Equipments as they don't trigger Heroic abilities. I'd use those 3 slots for some sort of removal - off the top of my head and aside from the desirable/obvious/expensive Path to Exile - Condemn, Oppressive Rays, Journey to Nowhere, Oblivion Ring, Cast Out, Seal Away, Chained to the Rocks(requires a Mountain), Banishing Light, Celestial Flare.

June 20, 2018 5:39 p.m.

Said on Listerine...

#4

Thanks a bunch for the +1, DJruss!

June 20, 2018 5:24 p.m.

Said on Toughness Roughness...

#5

Big thanks for the upvote and folder add, darkdawn!

June 20, 2018 3:27 p.m.

Said on Cocaine...

#6

Thanks for the folder add and +1, Leaf.4912

June 15, 2018 3:59 p.m.

Said on Casual Madness...

#7

Scavenger Grounds just a means of countering unintentional opponent boosting. Bojuka Bog and Tormod's Crypt also come to mind, though each of those have their obvious drawbacks, too.

June 14, 2018 6:01 p.m.

Said on Casual Madness...

#8

Maybe Gnaw to the Bone in the sideboard? 1xScavenger Grounds

June 13, 2018 10:16 p.m.

Said on Budget Lands...

#9

Maybe Harvest Season has a place here? Might also consider Beast Within for removal, as well as 4xNaturalize in the sideboard. Pithing Needle might be useful, too. If you get enough lands down, Howl of the Night Pack might be cool. 1xLiege of the Tangle could be a fun wincon as well. I've been trying to build a green lands deck for a while, but they never seem to have enough speed/defense to get to the whomping wincons. You could look at one of my attempts if you like: Wooden Throne or Sylvan Harvest.

June 13, 2018 10:15 p.m.

Second everything iischris wrote. That's sound advice.

June 13, 2018 10:11 p.m.

Probably should have something like Naturalize in the sideboard. Also, Beast Within is pretty useful for it's broad spectrum. I'm a big fan of Heroic Intervention when budget allows. 1xBojuka Bog can be clutch. 1xScavenger Grounds is better if the budget allows. 1xMortuary Mire might worth considering as well.

June 13, 2018 10:01 p.m.

Vendetta is fun removal, Faith's Shield can protect your Experience, Plunge into Darkness to tutor, Wall of Blood to fix your life total.

June 13, 2018 8:54 a.m.

Said on "HELP" - All ......

#13

Your wisdom and generosity are unfathomable, SenseiRamen. I've made that additions with a joy-filled heart. Many thanks!

June 13, 2018 8:50 a.m.

Said on Izzetog...

#14

Aqueous Form, perhaps?

Also 1xHalimar Depths? Clearly, some better lands would be a huge help here, though I'm not your budget wants to shell out for them. I think for the very low AVG CMC here, you could probably be fine with as few as 19 lands - perhaps something like Terramorphic Expanse or Evolving Wilds might be a good idea as well to help thin and stabilize your mana base.

Some additional draw card maybe: Dangerous Wager, Thoughtcast, Tezzeret's Gambit

Other low CMC artifacts: Paradise Mantle, Springleaf Drum, Pithing Needle, Expedition Map, Steel Wall, Myr Servitor, Welding Jar, Elixir of Immortality, Ratchet Bomb

You might also consider Metalcraft spells...

June 10, 2018 10:56 p.m.

Said on Might of the ......

#15

it's probably not "budget" but Heroic Intervention would go a long way against any deck packing Ratchet Bomb.

Some draw card is always good: Harmonize is my top choice, but something like Revive might be really nice here, too.

sideboard: Elixir of Immortality, Sundering Growth, Oblivion Ring, Celestial Flare, Beast Within, Back to Nature

June 10, 2018 10:41 p.m.

Because of Blood Sun, Izzet Boilerworks wouldn't enter tapped and you wouldn't have to return a land to your hand. It would just be a sort of ramp effect.

If you ran Crucible of Worlds, then Countryside Crusher would give you a really consistent mana base while also thinning your deck. Kind of wonky, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

June 10, 2018 4:44 p.m.

Said on Mono black...

#17

I'd drop 2x Killing Wave, as it's best later in the game when you might not want to lose life to keep a big wincon creature on the battlefield.

Lands: Cabal Stronghold, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Scavenger Grounds, Bojuka Bog, Mortuary Mire, Buried Ruin

Sideboard: Geth's Verdict, Pithing Needle, The Rack, Tainted Remedy, Hero's Downfall, Ratchet Bomb, Elixir of Immortality

Other spells worth considering: Sign in Blood, Crypt Ghast,

June 7, 2018 3:22 p.m.

Said on "HELP" - All ......

#18

Rushsilver what brilliance! I've added Battle of Wits to the library.

June 6, 2018 11:40 p.m.

With Blood Sun already in the mainboard, have you considered Izzet Boilerworks?

Some artifacts that might help:

Expedition Map

Crucible of Worlds+any fetch land or Countryside Crusher

With so many artifacts, I'd think running 1xBuried Ruin would be beneficial.

up to 4xGhost Quarter - once you get 7 lands, you can sac one and target one of your own lands to trigger your Outcast.

June 6, 2018 6:06 p.m.

Said on Ensnaring Sisters...

#20

Congregate gains me a ton of life in my lifegain decks, Listerine & 9 Lifes

Brave the Elements is pretty darn useful in mono-white creature heavy decks, and I'd imagine it could be crucial in protecting your Sovereign when it comes time to win.

I love Immortal Servitude in my white deck, Cocaine.

I think I'd definitely run Fumigate over Wrath of God.

Maybe run Pithing Needle or Oblivion Ring in the sideboard to deal with Planeswalkers?

Consider Tezzeret's Gambit for draw card and just pay with Phyrexian Mana - you gain so much life, losing 2 won't really hurt at all.

Sideboard Leyline of Sanctity.

Sideboard Celestial Flare against indestructible/hexproof

Maybe Ghostly Prison could help preserve your life total - this would be the card I'd mainboard and swap with Leyline of Sanctity when facing Mill or Burn.

Knight of the White Orchid, Weathered Wayfarer, and Gift of Estates might help make sure you can pay that 6CMC pricetag the Sovereign comes with.

June 6, 2018 5:59 p.m.

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