rothgar13 Waterbreather Captain

Welcome to my page and deck collection. I've been playing Magic on-and-off for quite some time, but my most recent "on" phase (which started just as Theros hit the shelves) has made me determined to keep playing for the foreseeable future. My favorite format is definitely Modern, but I also play Legacy and Pauper.

You'll find all sorts of decks in my collection (especially tiered Legacy, Modern, and Pauper decks), because I believe that the best way to understand a deck is to build it up and test it yourself. As far as archetypes go, my favorites are midrange and tempo, followed by aggro and control, with combo coming in last place. I also have a soft spot for synergistic/tribal decks, which is why my favorite deck is Merfolk. You can find my most up-to-date decklists for the decks I play competitively here:


In Waves

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 70 | 57 COMMENTS | 15263 VIEWS | IN 33 FOLDERS



Walking on Water

Modern* rothgar13

2 COMMENTS | 27 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



The Water Gods

Legacy rothgar13

SCORE: 8 | 32 COMMENTS | 3961 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS



Counterstrike

Pauper rothgar13

686 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


Favorite Color:

Favorite Guild: Simic ()

Favorite Shard: Grixis ()

Favorite Clan: Jeskai ()

I'm also down for helping to critique or test decks, so if you want me to take a look at your deck, or to test on MTGO, Untap, or Cockatrice (my username there is the same as it is here), just shoot me a message. One thing that I will say, though, is that all of my advice comes from the perspective of making your deck more competitive. I am a competitive player, and that is how I look at things.

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Said on In Waves...

#1

Certainly not becoming obsolete. I'm currently testing with the Merfolk, but so far it's not performing as well as this list does. Time will tell if a comparable configuration is found, but at the time of this writing, it's not here yet. Overall, not many of the new Merfolk actually help our Modern gameplan.

January 22, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Your opponent will still be able to cast damage spells that target you and attack you, yes (though chances are that it will be difficult if your entire team has pro-red and they're a mono-red deck). Only the creatures have protection from red, which means they can't be targeted, damaged, or blocked by anything red.

January 18, 2018 8:39 p.m.

Said on Walking on Water...

#3

I'm still feeling my way around Tropical Fish, but so far I'm kind of underwhelmed; Mistbinder has been solid, but I'm looking to move on from Branchwalker, as it's nowhere near as good as I thought it would be. Natural State has been similarly underwhelming.

January 13, 2018 1:33 p.m.

The main problems I'm seeing with this strategy are that it runs out of gas (very few cards in it replace themselves), and that the land count is a bit low. Running only 12 creatures is also a bit of a risk. If you're going for a fast, aggressive sort of spell-based deck, I recommend taking a look at Kiln Fiend and Mutagenic Growth, along with a red splash. Cards like Shivan Reef and Spirebluff Canal should make it relatively inexpensive, and you also get to play sweet cards like Lightning Bolt.

January 12, 2018 3:06 p.m.

Said on Goblin or Devil...

#5

Always, always, always Goblin Guide. Devil is not a good card.

January 11, 2018 3:54 p.m.

Solid card for 5c Humans' sideboard. I expect to see it in lists going forward.

January 6, 2018 11:05 a.m.

Decks

In Waves

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 72 | 72 COMMENTS | 15743 VIEWS | IN 34 FOLDERS

The Water Gods

Legacy rothgar13

SCORE: 10 | 32 COMMENTS | 4302 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Counterstrike

Pauper rothgar13

752 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

The Ninth Wave

Vintage rothgar13

SCORE: 2 | 3 COMMENTS | 163 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Walking on Water

Modern* rothgar13

SCORE: 1 | 2 COMMENTS | 299 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Finished Decks 119
Prototype Decks 3
Drafts 0
Playing since Mercadian Masques
Points 920
Avg. deck rating 7.26
T/O Rank 127
Helper Rank 269
Favorite formats Legacy, Modern, Pauper
Good Card Suggestions 214
Venues Redcap's Corner, MTGO
Last activity 10 hours
Joined 4 years
MTGO Username rothgar13