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: 55 | 55 COMMENTS | 12358 VIEWS | IN 28 FOLDERS



The Water Gods

Legacy rothgar13

SCORE: 7 | 30 COMMENTS | 3798 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS



Counterstrike

Pauper rothgar13

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Favorite Color:

Favorite Guild: Izzet ()

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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If Mentor in Modern is what you want to see, check out this list. It's a Modern take on the classic Legacy midrange deck called Deadguy Ale, and it looks pretty solid. It went 7-1 at a PTQ, so it's at least playable.

November 17, 2017 3:12 p.m.

Said on In Waves...

#2

I'm not jumping on the Tropical Fish bandwagon just yet. I don't think the list is quite there. If it does, I'll probably store it as a separate deck.

November 12, 2017 9:18 p.m.

Said on The Water Gods...

#3

Still early in testing, to be honest. Harbinger has felt great against Dark Depths decks and Delver, Kopala has mostly not shown up at all. Haven't really missed PhImage just yet, but we'll see how things go.

November 8, 2017 9:22 a.m.

3-4 months ago, it was great. Nowadays the meta is wide open, Shadow has dipped in metagame share, and most of the decks in white have favorable Shadow matchups anyway. I wouldn't bother.

November 6, 2017 9:43 a.m.

Abzan is generally the stronger of the decks against Burn, as APPLE01DOJ noted. Finks is a beating, Rhino is a beating, and you don't have the risky aspect of a Dark Confidant hacking away at your life total.

November 3, 2017 4:07 p.m.

Merfolk. Merfolk never goes away, and it rarely changes (especially now that the bar for a creature to be good enough to make the deck is so high). I highly recommend it - I'm 3+ years in, and still playing it. :)

November 3, 2017 2:04 p.m.

Said on Fodder Elves...

#7

By the time you go Corpsejack into a Mycoloth and actually get around to trying to generate value out of it, you will be dead, or the creatures in question will be dead. Modern is a brutally fast and efficient format, and those cards are all a step too slow.

November 3, 2017 2:03 p.m.

Said on Fodder Elves...

#8

The devour threats will generally fare poorly in Modern, and I would cut them - Modern has access to powerful spot removal spells like Path to Exile and Terminate, which will be a massive blowout if you cashed in a lot of creatures to make a big threat. Elves in Modern generally functions by having lots of small dudes and pumping them to the moon with Ezuri, Renegade Leader and their mana-generating creatures. It also has access to infinite mana generation combo with Devoted Druid and the aforementioned Ezuri, or with Vizier of Remedies, or a backup kill condition in Shaman of the Pack.

November 3, 2017 9:51 a.m.

Decks

In Waves

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 60 | 57 COMMENTS | 13191 VIEWS | IN 30 FOLDERS

The Water Gods

Legacy rothgar13

SCORE: 8 | 32 COMMENTS | 3937 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Counterstrike

Pauper rothgar13

604 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

The Ninth Wave

Vintage rothgar13

SCORE: 2 | 3 COMMENTS | 142 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Finished Decks 111
Prototype Decks 0
Drafts 0
Playing since Mercadian Masques
Points 1105
Avg. deck rating 6.71
T/O Rank 135
Helper Rank 272
Favorite formats Legacy, Modern, Pauper
Good Card Suggestions 207
Venues Redcap's Corner, MTGO
Last activity 23 hours
Joined 4 years
MTGO Username rothgar13