lithium142 Deckling

Hello starshine! I hope you're doing spectacular today!

You're probably here for one of 2 reasons. You're either coming from one of the decks in my budget series because, let's face it, they're pretty awesome! Or, I just posted something weird. like.. REALLY weird! have you seen my descent deck? doesn't get much jankier than that! XD

Whatever you're here for, I hope you can find at least a few decks that will interest you, or if you have any questions (or ideas) about the deck series, feel free to message me or leave a post on the ol' profile. I usually get back to people in a day or two, but try to bear in mind that I am busy with work and classes 7 days a week.

A lil bit about me

I am someone who likes to draw the line between a "good" deck, and a competitive one. I see them as two completely different things, and some of the best, most creative decks I've seen have not been competitive by any means. However, they are still very functional, very powerful, and overall, very good decks.

So, TLDR... I'm a deck-brewer. It's my favorite part of the game. theorizing, testing synergies, clocking different methods of aggro.. I love all of it. That's probably why i'm becoming more interested in limited formats than sanctioned ones.

well.. that, and sanctioned formats are stupidly overpriced to get into these days. I started extended in 2006 for $30 and made it competitive for about $100. Now modern costs at least $500 to be competitive. but more realistically, it will be closer to $1000. Unfortunately standard is no better, and extended doesn't even exist anymore. So now you understand why I've taken on the challenge of making strong budget builds which seem to be in all too short a supply these days.

Favorite format: Modern

Currently playing:

mono green stompy (mdn)

mono green tron (ppr)

B/G nic-fit (lgc)

Rhys, the redeemed (edh)

Favorite deck: Necro-Jar (the banned standard deck), and legacy nic-fit

favorite card: idk... Storm Crow?

Preferred colors: >>>>

If you ever want me to check out a deck or idea, I'm just a message away.

StoryArcher says... #1

As a cheaper alternative to Black, I'd love to get your thoughts on Live Long and Propagate...

May 31, 2017 9:19 a.m.

StoryArcher says... #2

Not to blow up your mailbox, but one quick thing - I have enough old cards that I could reasonably sell a number of them which aren't modern legal anyway to play for at least one legitimately competitive deck for certain.

I've been browsing some mono possibilities and it seems like a little devotion would go a long way towards that... with that in mind, I put together a non-budget mono-black Backer in Blacker. Let me know what you think, and if you have any suggestions to improve it - you know, if you get a few minutes and have the inclination.

May 28, 2017 5:43 p.m.

StoryArcher says... #3

As a follow-up, since almost none of the cards in my collection are legal for Modern and I have little desire to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars 'catching up'. I'm trying to ease into that interesting niche you seem to be carving for yourself, designing effective budget decks for modern and standard formats. My ego isn't such that I wouldn't be able to handle a $40 deck losing to a $400 deck, and I would enjoy the occasional wins under those circumstances more than a tournament title that I had to mortgage the house for.

I'm currently re-evaluating UG for its aggro/tempo potential, considering Coiling Oracle (of course), Invisible Stalker, Shorecrasher Mimic, Jhessian Infiltrator and then spells like Simic Charm and the re-usable Rancor... in the old days, dipping a third color was deemed very risky - now it seems pretty much S.O.P. - and I see a lot of good in white. Unfortunately, the most expensive cards out there right now seem to be lands, and of course Noble Hierarch.

May 28, 2017 2:07 p.m.

StoryArcher says... #4

I wanted to thank you for the time you took to comment on my Welcome Back deck. I'm kind of caught in an unusual catch-22... I got out of MtG due to the emergence and eventual dominance of 'net-decking', yet so much time has passed and such a vast number of cards have been printed, I literally have no way to catch up except to spend my time reading about other's decks on the internet. I'm making an effort to be original and innovative in a world where literally everything has not only been done, but deconstructed and parsed to death. Which leaves me trying to figure out what to do.

I've always been a primary black player but there's not a color I don't enjoy and I'm utterly fascinated with the simplicity and potential potency of Coiling Oracle so I've decided to commit to U/G for now, if only to limit my seemingly limitless options... though as soon as I do that I see so much great in white and I find myself playing around with it as you see in the Candy Striper deck I put together.

Obviously my biggest weakness right now as I dip my toe back into the game I once loved (and was pretty dominant in) is a lack of card knowledge, followed by an unfamiliarity with what appears to be a much move involved metagame. Any additional advice from you will continue to be welcomed and appreciated.

May 28, 2017 1:51 p.m.

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Isaiah13 mana abilities are not abilities that cost mana. get that out of your head, and tell anybody that told you that, they are wrong. A mana ability is anything that PRODUCES mana. tapping a land, or something like Elvish Mystic's ability are examples of this. Rhys the Redeemed's abilities are simply activated abilities.

June 22, 2017 4:22 a.m.

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I'm impressed

June 20, 2017 12:14 a.m.

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Finished Decks 19
Prototype Decks 9
Drafts 0
Playing since Time Spiral
Points 886
Avg. deck rating 16.37
T/O Rank 226
Helper Rank 248
Favorite formats Modern, Casual
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