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.

yeaGO says... #1

happened to be snooping. go ahead and introduce yourself in that forum and we will get to that afterwards

April 6, 2017 1:51 a.m.

Epochalyptik says... #2

Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier about the article writing. I added you to the Article Writers forum. You can post some drafts there, ask for feedback, and see about getting published.

April 6, 2017 12:48 a.m.

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Whoever is being targeted makes the desicion if they have both a creature and planeswalker. However, they can only choose to sacrifice something they actually have. If they only have a creature, they must sacrifice a creature, and the other way around.

In your last case having delirium but only a creature or only a planeswalker, yes the spell will still resolve normally, they will just sacrifice whichever one of the two types they have.

April 25, 2017 8:54 a.m.


You're right. It would create an infinite loop. However, it would be unending.

Unless you have a way to interrupt it, the game will end in a draw

April 17, 2017 9:10 p.m.

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there is no way to negate a specific clause on a spell like that.

April 17, 2017 8:42 p.m.

I'm confused about what you think is happening here. perhaps you could clarify what you mean? I'm also confused how Pyxis of Pandemonium ties into this.

regardless, Helm of Obedience requires mana to activate, so unless you have infinite mana, i dont see how it would go infinite. in addition, there's the problem of untapping it for multiple activations.

April 17, 2017 8:32 p.m.

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i see you're tryin to keep this budget, so ill keep my suggestions in line with that. out of budget tho, i would HIGHLY recommend you pick up 4 copies of Remand. the card is just bonkers good. and still in line with Darth_Savage's advice, Mana Leak and Spell Pierce are cards you should definitely be looking at. they're super easy to find, too.

Now for some jank control cards =D Kiln Fiend > Mercurial Geists. Clout of the Dominus would run really well with your creature package. and speaking of creatures, i always found Satyr Firedancer to be less than ideal in most situations. same with Thermo-Alchemist. if you added clout, i'd also recommend Riverfall Mimic. Izzet Charm is decent, and Desolate Lighthouse can put in some work for longer games. I also once ran Quiet Contemplation in a budget control deck, and it worked pretty good.

April 17, 2017 4:11 p.m.

I like what you're trying to do, but you literally can't cast anything but elixir until turn 4. not having a turn one in modern is dangerous, but not having 1, 2, and 3 means you're dead. you also dont have any removal, so maybe we can kill 2 birds with one stone. you're in the right colors for Path to Exile and Terminate. combo decks like drawing cards too, right? so maybe Wall of Omens could help you stall and draw you into your Felidar Guardians quicker. i'm also a big fan of Ghostly Prison, but that one has a bit less luster in your situation.

April 17, 2017 3:41 p.m.

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the answer is yes.

this card works almost exactly like Melira, Sylvok Outcast with persist creatures. so if you have Murderous Redcap, or Kitchen Finks along with a sac outlet like say Spawning Pit. the result would be either infinite damage or infinite life respectively.

April 17, 2017 3:25 p.m.

definitely looks better. But i think instead of focusing on getting more creatures with haste, you should try and lower your mana curve a little bit. In addition, you pretty much always want to have exactly 60 cards in your deck.

So now that you've gotten things a bit more focused, It looks like you're trying to play very aggressive, with a few ways of bringing creatures back from the graveyard. how close am i? Once i know what you want this to be, I can help you turn it into a monster =P

April 17, 2017 3:20 p.m.

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Shimmer Myr would work.

you could also try using self mill, like Thought Scour or something of that sort to pitch another creature to your graveyard

April 17, 2017 5:09 a.m.

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oh, my bad i misunderstood the situation you were clarifying.

I was wrong. only because you need to have a way to interrupt the combo. this is why instant speed spells are typically used for it. however, if you have another creature that Animate Dead can target, that works too. by itself, tho, unfortunately no.

So, yes, the combo works. you can generate infinite mana. but unless you can interrupt the flicker combo, Breya would not work. just to clarify; she would work if she were on the battlefield when you started the combo

April 17, 2017 4:54 a.m.

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the link isnt your fault. it must be a glitch on the site. and no prob

April 17, 2017 4:39 a.m.

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yes. so long as you have one land to flicker that has your colors covered, it would work. in this case with Command Tower, you're set.

April 17, 2017 4:38 a.m.

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The last person to put their copy of Glorious End on the stack would die.

So, you have a Hive Mind out. let's say it's your turn, and you cast Glorious End.

Hive Mind will now trigger, creating copies of the spell equal to the number of players minus one. these copies go onto the stack IN TURN ORDER. so if you were going around the table clockwise, these spells would go on the stack starting with the person to your left (the person to your right being the last person to copy it).

now the first copy of Glorious End (the one that went on the stack last) resolves, ending the turn. this will exile all other copies, AND your original spell from the stack, and the only person losing the game will be the person on your right (the last person to put a copy on the stack).

Just a side note, if it were not your turn, the copies would go onto the stack starting with the person who's turn it is, and going in turn order. otherwise, start with the person on your left, and then go in turn order (even if turn order is counterclockwise).

ps, why is Glorious End's card link broken, lol

April 17, 2017 4:33 a.m.

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Now to answer your question, yes.

if you tap your land every time you cycle your combo, you will have infinite mana. You could drop breya, lethal somebody with a Fireball. that kind of thing. The choice is yours how you want to use it, but yes, that is how the combo works. if you had all that turn one, then you're golden

April 17, 2017 4:21 a.m.

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April 17, 2017 4:17 a.m.

running so many 1-of's in your deck means you will never consistently draw what you want to. I like the approach you took, but you really want to have mostly 3 ofs and 4 ofs of your best cards; like you did with Spike Jester.

I'd recommend checking out this older list Rakdos aggro deck 1st!!!. you might get some good ideas.

April 17, 2017 4:13 a.m.

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looks cool. what about self mill? Laboratory Maniac + Demonic Consultation for an instant win

April 16, 2017 8:14 p.m.

alright, i get what you're trying to do. really, i do. But running so many 1 of's is neeeeeever a good idea. even if they all have similar effects. for instance, Biovisionary would be an interesting way to win with your deck, but with only one copy; unless it's in your opening hand; you'll probably never see it before most of your clones are out already.

I'd strongly recommend cutting the weaker cards in favor of more copies of the stronger ones, or the ones with lower mana costs. in addition, you have zero 1 drops in your deck. that means you cannot make a play on turn one which is something anybody will punish you for.

Last, on flavor with the deck, Phantasmal Image is basically the best clone card in modern because it's so cheap

April 16, 2017 8:04 p.m.

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Gilt-Leaf Ambush just for flavor? XD nice deck, mate!

April 16, 2017 3:04 a.m.

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i didnt notice at first, but considering you'll potentially be winning off the back of a single creature in a single turn, Apostle's Blessing could be a godsend for you to prevent it getting Abrupt Decayed or killed by another removal spell.

I'd recommend looking at a crazy budget deck i built last year for a series i was doing at the time: U/R Prowess (Intro Series). It's a tad outdated now, and obviously Gitaxian Probe got banned out of the deck, but i'd encourage you to scroll down to the "improvements" part of the description. you might see some cards you'd like to include.

April 16, 2017 3:01 a.m.


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