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: 83 | 85 COMMENTS | 20380 VIEWS | IN 38 FOLDERS



Walking on Water

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 18 | 4 COMMENTS | 2926 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS



Only Human

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 3 | 143 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



The Water Gods

Legacy rothgar13

SCORE: 10 | 32 COMMENTS | 4693 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS



Counterstrike

Pauper rothgar13

SCORE: 2 | 965 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS



Welcome to the Jungle

Legacy rothgar13

SCORE: 1 | 2 COMMENTS | 182 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


Favorite Color:

Favorite Guild: Simic ()

Favorite Shard: Grixis ()

Favorite Clan: Temur ()

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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@APPLE01DOJ: Dryad Arbor is standard in Infect as sacrifice fodder for cards like Liliana of the Veil, which can otherwise be game-ending. Similar to Bogles in that regard.

As far as building a manabase that can support white in Infect goes, I think the best way to go about it is to just run tons and tons of fetchlands. A manabase of 10 fetches/1 Arbor/2 Pool/2 Forest/1 Pendelhaven/4 Inkmoth/1 Temple Garden should be adequate if you're only splashing white for sideboard cards.

August 6, 2018 11:41 a.m.

This is the mistake every Mardu deck before this current iteration made; you make your mana requirements more stringent for a minor "upgrade" in removal. Something that does not get taken into account in your analysis is that getting an extra land often affords an opponent a tempo boost that sort-of neutralizes the fact that you killed a creature. Mardu Pyromancer can go the scorched-earth, kill-all-your-stuff approach, but having the upper hand in tempo helps. You can try it, but many a brewer has tried it already. It didn't work then, and there are no real indications it'll work now.

August 2, 2018 8:40 p.m.

Yeah, I'm surprised too, but the results are pretty clear. I guess Elves did need another Lord after all...

August 2, 2018 3:06 p.m.

I stand corrected: looks like some players do prefer Clancaller over Visionary. List.

August 2, 2018 2:42 p.m.

Probably Birds of Paradise. The extra mana is kind of handy.

July 31, 2018 10:35 p.m.

Several pilots have done well with a couple of Ichorclaw Myrs maindeck in addition to the usual Infectors. Might be something to consider.

July 31, 2018 12:52 p.m.

Decks

The Water Gods

Legacy rothgar13

SCORE: 10 | 32 COMMENTS | 4703 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Only Human

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 3 | 149 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Counterstrike

Pauper rothgar13

SCORE: 2 | 973 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Walking on Water

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 18 | 4 COMMENTS | 3093 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

Welcome to the Jungle

Legacy rothgar13

SCORE: 1 | 2 COMMENTS | 182 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

In Waves

Modern rothgar13

SCORE: 84 | 85 COMMENTS | 20713 VIEWS | IN 38 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 119
Prototype Decks 3
Drafts 0
Playing since Mercadian Masques
Points 205
Avg. deck rating 7.70
T/O Rank 562
Helper Rank 663
Favorite formats Legacy, Modern, Pauper
Good Card Suggestions 219
Venues Redcap's Corner, MTGO
Last activity 1 week
Joined 4 years
MTGO Username rothgar13