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, and occasionally dabble in Standard.

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: 80 | 78 COMMENTS | 18011 VIEWS | IN 38 FOLDERS



Walking on Water

Modern* rothgar13

2 COMMENTS | 27 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Master of Puppets

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 3 | 1 COMMENT | 1331 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



The End is Nigh

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 2 | 2 COMMENTS | 537 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



The Water Gods

Legacy rothgar13

SCORE: 10 | 32 COMMENTS | 4404 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS



Counterstrike

Pauper rothgar13

SCORE: 2 | 910 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS



Fire and Ice

Pauper rothgar13

33 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Capsizing the Sea

Standard* rothgar13

SCORE: 2 | 131 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


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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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Hardened Scales, Arcbound Ravager, and Throne of Geth are where I'd start.

April 14, 2018 10:38 p.m.

The best lands for that purpose are usually fastlands. Some number of Concealed Courtyard and/or Darkslick Shores combined with fetches and shocks should do the trick.

April 11, 2018 11:38 p.m.

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#3

Mill isn't commonly played because it isn't fast enough. It's basically a Burn deck, except its spells don't have the option to interact with the board and have a worse rate for the mana cost. And gods help you if your opponent has anything useful to do with the graveyard. It's just an inefficient way to kill people with the current card pool.

April 10, 2018 9:41 a.m.

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#4

Whoever's not familiar with the deck at this point isn't paying attention. It's posted the second-most results in Modern over the past couple of months. It's very clearly a Tier 1 deck, and all of the others are clearly not. It's somewhat luck-dependent, but you can live with that.

April 9, 2018 5:22 p.m.

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#5

Hollow One is proving to be the most objectively powerful of the 4 decks mentioned in the current meta, but it also has the biggest target on its back. If you're fine with that, I'd go with it, but otherwise Dredge may be a safer choice. I play U-Tron, but I don't recommend it to a beginner to the competitive scene; the deck is hard to play well, and it doesn't do well if you don't play it tight.

April 9, 2018 2:59 p.m.

If you're going to splash green, it should be for Bramblewood Paragon and perhaps Hardened Scales, not what you currently have in the deck (though frankly, if all the mana fixing you have available is basics, you shouldn't splash). Obsidian Battle-Axe is also a consideration. You definitely need more Bloodsoaked Champions, and you should probably consider additional 1-drops like Mardu Woe-Reaper. This deck won't do much if you don't start fast. Blood-Chin Rager should also be in here.

April 4, 2018 10:47 p.m.

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#7

Yeah, the big draw to the Little Kid deck is that it matches up pretty well against grindy midrange. Pretty soft to combo, but midrange is a good time.

April 2, 2018 5:07 p.m.

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#8

They're called Little Kid decks because the gameplan is super streamlined. You slam spells on curve all game, and that's pretty much all the deck does. It's like if you had designed the deck so that a little kid could play it.

April 2, 2018 4:01 p.m.

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#9

I recommend checking out gameplay videos like this one so you can get a hang of how the deck plays. It might come off as rather unintuitive to someone newer to the game.

April 1, 2018 11:35 a.m.

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#10

The Shadowborn Apostle version is not at all competitive. I wouldn't recommend it outside of a kitchen table environment. The deck I linked can win on Turn 2 at instant speed - it won't happen often, but it is possible. You should expect to threaten to win on Turn 4 or so if left relatively unimpeded.

April 1, 2018 1:22 a.m.

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#11

It depends on how competitive you want to be. In general, the only established decks that use Demons in any way are usually trying to cheat Griselbrand into play by discarding it with Faithless Looting and reviving it with cards like Goryo's Vengeance (here's an example decklist). If you wanted something like a Demon tribal deck, I don't think there are enough payoffs to actually make that worth your while, though you could always include a Demon or two at the top of the curve of a deck like mono-black Devotion, or something.

March 31, 2018 7:48 p.m.

Decks

In Waves

Modern* rothgar13

SCORE: 80 | 78 COMMENTS | 18016 VIEWS | IN 38 FOLDERS

Master of Puppets

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 3 | 1 COMMENT | 1331 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

The Water Gods

Legacy rothgar13

SCORE: 10 | 32 COMMENTS | 4546 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Counterstrike

Pauper rothgar13

SCORE: 2 | 916 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

The End is Nigh

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 2 | 2 COMMENTS | 548 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Fire and Ice

Pauper rothgar13

40 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Walking on Water

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 17 | 4 COMMENTS | 2399 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

Capsizing the Sea

Standard* rothgar13

SCORE: 2 | 131 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Finished Decks 116
Prototype Decks 3
Drafts 0
Playing since Mercadian Masques
Points 780
Avg. deck rating 7.73
T/O Rank 167
Helper Rank 658
Favorite formats Legacy, Modern, Pauper
Good Card Suggestions 217
Venues Redcap's Corner, MTGO
Last activity 5 days
Joined 4 years
MTGO Username rothgar13