shinobigarth Deckspert

I'm trying to start playing more paper modern, just slowly acquiring cards and trying to find time amongst work, wife and the new baby. I have been finding MTGO a lot more convenient lately, however, than paper.

I'm signed up on both MTGO and Cockatrice as "shinobigarth" on both. Message me here if you'd like to play, as sometimes its more convenient to play online than a game shop.

I'm trading on here again and on PucaTrade.

Below are my decks. I made myself a personal goal of making a deck for at least each mono color, plus one for each of the Ravnican color combinations, and then perhaps a couple 3-colors as well. Most are tribal as I love the synergy tribal allows for. NOTE: For these purposes, decks with at least 80% of any one color I consider mono colored.

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no hard feelings. :) deck building is a long and sometimes painful process as there are so many cards you want, but if you start throwing in too many over 60, your deck will not perform well due to simple probability. there are only a few times where you want a huge deck, such as if youre building Battle of Wits.

November 23, 2017 11:27 p.m.

sorry, i usually dont give long winded responses like Catalog9000 because every time i do, the person just disregards or ignores what i say, and i feel like i've just wasted my time. so i usually keep it to short critiques. sorry if it came off rude, i just meant you want to keep it as close to 60 as possible. when all of us start playing Magic, we start making huge 80-ish card decks thinking they will work fine. i certainly did, i remember it was this massive BR vampires deck with some zombies and other things thrown in and it didnt work very well until i cut it down to 60 card midrange vampires, then i was able to get some wins with it.

November 23, 2017 3:54 p.m.

did you seriously delete my comment? i was actually trying to help. having more than 60 cards and 1 ofs is not generally a good idea.

but you can forget about any more help from me.

November 23, 2017 1:19 p.m.

my main recommendation would be not trying to mix 8 rack with elves. its fine to have the staple discard like Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize but thats cause they are good game openers and are relevant later in the game too. if you want to do elves, then do elves, not half elves, half discard related stuff (Lili Caress, Scepter, Raven's, etc). have more elf token generators and more elves so the Shamans are scary when they hit the table. Nath already makes them discard on his own, you dont really need more than him and IoK/Seize and a couple Lilianas.

November 23, 2017 1:45 a.m.

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Oh i see what you were asking. No, the effect on AL is a replacement effect, not a triggered or activated ability, so that wouldnt work.

November 22, 2017 10:49 p.m.

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Please link cards. Disallow, Animate Library isnt in yet but i know what it does.

Animate Library is new but it has a replacement effect that says if enchanted creature (your library) would leave the battlefield you exile AL instead. So if they Unsummon your Library and it resolves, all that would happen is AL would be exiled. You can certainly counter a bounce spell, yeah.

November 22, 2017 10:42 p.m.

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All creatures get summoning sickness, whether they are tokens or not. Even the mighty Marit Lage succumbs to summoning sickness if she doesnt have haste.

November 22, 2017 3:52 p.m.

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You got Brass Squire and Leonin Shikari for equipping at instant speed. Sigarda's Aid would let you play Umbral during combat or whatever, for example, but not move it around.

You also need a way to pay for the 3 mana Umbral needs to activate on top of a creature that taps. So like if you control 3 elves including Archdruid, he gives you enough to pay for Umbrals cost.

November 21, 2017 7:14 p.m.

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Shadowborn Demon is a better Shriekmaw unless you need the evoke. you could sac Gary with it to be Whipped back or whatever.

November 18, 2017 12:30 a.m.

Yeah i wish they did more with the wolfir too, only thing is, they count as wolf creature types. I guess WOTC figured felines only have the cat creature type, while canines have wolves, hounds and werewolves as why they didnt make wolfir another one.

November 14, 2017 8:12 p.m.

I mean theres also wolves which are close to dogs. Honestly I dont know if anthropomorphic dogs/hounds wouldnt feel too close to werewolves and/or just a lazy dog version of leonin.

November 14, 2017 7:09 p.m.

I want to see a Norse themed plane with Vikings at some point. We already have Kaldheim, a snow plane that hasnt been used yet, represented in Skybreen so i would love to see a Norse setting put there, maybe bringing back snow mana, and of course having Vikings.

November 14, 2017 5:54 p.m.

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thats a good sub since Flayer becomes a 6/6 when you tokenize him and you have delirium.

November 9, 2017 12:56 p.m.

A lot of them could be filler planes where nothing important happens. But theyre mostly just there for them to use when they need the story to move to an unseen plane.

November 8, 2017 4:56 p.m.

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Thatll be $20 please!

November 7, 2017 7:18 p.m.

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Why not called The 4/4 Horsemen?

November 7, 2017 6:47 p.m.

ok so flipping and transforming are two different mechanics. Moonmist only transforms, it wont flip your flip creatures. it will of course flip Lone Rider since he is a human and transforms.

November 5, 2017 11:46 p.m.


Jund Death Shadow

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