landofMordor Deckling

Just a Johnny who's been brewing EDH and casual modern since RTR. I play to have fun with friends and family, and if Nekusar, the Mindrazer happens to get 4 copies of Incendiary Command on the stack, then that's just gravy. (But if a player at the table is being a bully or a group-slug land-destruction anarchist, I might pull out Talrand or Oloro to even the odds.)

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If you've got a deck you need help with, mention me! I'm not much of a competitive player, but that does mean that I know a lot of budget solutions and wacky alternatives that make casual play a lot of fun. And I follow Standard even though the tourney life isn't for me.

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#1

xyr0s, fair enough -- I build casual decks on budget so I'm not used to accounting for shocks and fetches.

However, you're right that 8-rack, Boros Burn, Lantern control, UW tempo (Spirits tribal?), and the more casual variants of midrange are extremely interactive, fun, effective, and doable on this budget.

May 24, 2017 10:34 a.m.

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#2

I would agree that you don't need Censor. Maybe use Hieroglyphic Illumination instead? I would also put in 4x Mausoleum Wanderers over Thraben. My reasoning is that it's essentially a 1-mana Censor if you have out Rattlechains, and it's a strictly better Cursecatcher if not.

If you ever take this into Modern, Ephara, God of the Polis would love this action...just saying(:

May 24, 2017 8:37 a.m.

I don't know about B, but you definitely want W and G, for Collected Company. The third color is up to you.

May 24, 2017 8:20 a.m.

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#4

There's also 8-rack (which is mono-B discard), Sultai midrange, Grixis Delver. Depending on your exact pick, those could all be under 300 if you didn't get Lili or Bob or Goyfs.

May 24, 2017 8:19 a.m.

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#5

wow I'd hate to shuffle this but +1 for the patience to do it yourself.

May 22, 2017 4:58 p.m.

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#6

I'd take out Rise from the Tides for another Torrential Gearhulk or just sub in Linvala, the Preserver in mainboard. For the same mana, I feel like those two get you more value overall. Either them or Fumigate, since it accomplishes the same thing as Tides (beat go-wide strategies and buy you time) for less mana.

For fast token decks, maybe Descend upon the Sinful, Engulf the Shore, Fairgrounds Warden, Horribly Awry, or Vizier of Deferment might help?

May 21, 2017 7:10 p.m.

Also, just noticed you have 3 mainboard disallow and 4 sideboard...which is 7 total. How about 3 Dispel in SB instead? It'll counter most of Marvel removal easy for 1 mana.

May 21, 2017 7:43 a.m.

Shielded Aether Thief over Aether Swooper? Love this shell!

May 21, 2017 7:42 a.m.

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#9

Love this and the primer! Best of luck.

May 21, 2017 7:38 a.m.

Love the name. +1 from me just for that! (I would do my best to offer suggestions except Hydras are the furthest thing from my playstyle or expertise)

May 20, 2017 9:07 p.m.

Hmm...if I had to choose a way to make Sun modern-viable, I'd go hard prison with the Nyx-Fleece Ram/Propaganda/Ghostly Prison/Sphere of Safety route. You've already got some key pieces here, like wraths, Leyline, Gids, DSphere, and some solid countermagic. However, if you've already committed to this path, I'd say you need some extra fuel. Censor over Mana Tithe, Thought Scour to reach Approach faster, for example.

Then, maybe Linvala, the Preserver in SB over one copy of Timely? That way, you won't wrath yourself as often.

Hope that helps! Let me know what else I can do. Cheers

May 20, 2017 7:49 p.m.

Hey friend! First small suggestion: it's generally more helpful to see card types first, so I'd suggest making your default order by type (looks like you have it by set).

Next, I'd highly recommend cutting the cards in your deck to 60. The reason for this is that it makes you more likely to draw your best cards (a max of 4/60 chance rather than 4/71). Usually, 24 lands and 36 non-lands is a good ratio (you have 23, which means you really need to cut spells or otherwise you'll never draw enough lands). In order to get there, I'd initially cut out every card that doesn't achieve your stated goal of -1/-1 counters. It appears that Archfiend of Ifnir is crucial to your strategy, so I'd also keep everything with cycling at first. Sadly, that means Landfall and your Allies will have to go -- maybe you can build a second deck focused on them, but decks succeed the most when they are tightly focused on a single mechanic. Also, cards that have only been printed in Conspiracy (like Capital Punishment and Pyrokinesis) are illegal in Modern, so put them in your EDH/Commander deck instead.

Then, strategically add extra copies of the cards you've already got that oil your deck's engines. Archfiend of Ifnir is so important to your strategy that you'll want 3-4, for example. So is Liliana's Influence. However, you will still likely be below 60 cards if you really did cut everything extraneous, so now you get to the fun part where you get to add cards.

Prioritize adding cards that support -1/-1 counters and discarding. I'd put it 4 Tormenting Voice, as well as Fiery Temper, Alms of the Vein, Hazoret the Fervent, Ruthless Sniper, and anything with the Wither keyword (use the advanced card search on T/O to find those!). Cycling, as I've noted, also synergizes really well with what you've got so far.

I hope this helps prep you for a tourney! Of course, the best advice I can give is to play lots of games, and pursue improvement! Best of luck, and mention me (same way you mention a card, by putting my username in double square brackets) if I can do anything else to help! Cheers.

May 20, 2017 7:40 p.m.

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#13

Hey friend. I've got a deck very similar to this one, and I can't recommend Alms of the Vein highly enough. 6 life swing is nothing to sneeze at. I'd also recommend Tormenting Voice in the SB if you find yourself needing fuel (like if your opponent boardwipes).

May 20, 2017 7:23 p.m.

Maybe Ceremonious Rejection if you're having trouble with a lot of colorless spells. Love the deck idea though!

May 20, 2017 5:11 p.m.

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#15

Love it. Maybe Visions of Brutality and Sinister Possession over the Persecutions?

May 20, 2017 5:08 p.m.

mad_hatter_md01, are you offering to make a donation? (;

Top four changes would be Bloodspore Thrinax, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, and Reyhan, Last of the Abzan. Those are the ones that would really oil the gears in this deck. They'd probably go in for things like Vein Drinker and Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Curse of Stalked Prey, Skirsdag Cultist, and so forth.

Past that, it's really up to you. Doubling Season, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Atarka's Command, Damnation, Sarkhan Vol...just whatever floats your boat. They wouldn't be in my ideal deck, necessarily, but you can certainly find ways to spend money on a counters-and-tokens-and-reanimation build.

Hope that helps answer your question. Let me know if I can clarify. Cheers!

May 20, 2017 4:13 p.m.

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#17

Brutal gameplan. Way out of my budget range, sadly, but so cool. Best of luck!

May 18, 2017 8:21 p.m.

Personally I like Forsake the Worldly as a bit of mainboard hate against Marvel. The rest of the deck looks pretty tight. I agree on +1 Tendrils. Nice deck! Hope it performs well for you.

May 18, 2017 8:17 p.m.

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#19

Sweet first deck! I'd add Shrieking Affliction as an additional "Rack", and maybe even other Mind Rot effects over some copies of Dreadbore/Terminate. After all, if they have no creatures in hand, they can't be played. Smallpox, Raven's Crime, and the like might be helpful.

Let me know if I can be of more help! Best of luck!

May 18, 2017 7:53 p.m.

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#20

Oh yeah, also, you've listed your deck as Standard-legal, while it's technically Modern or Casual. It's not a big deal at all, but it'll help focus other people's feedback if they know which cards will be legal for your deck.

May 18, 2017 6:07 p.m.

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