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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby T3h Merc » 15 May 2011, 16:22

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Whaddya Think?


I'm thinking that any current blue/something infect deck that does not have a full set of Blighted Agents is doing something horribly wrong, so thats good then :)

Other than that, I'd remove your normal damage creatures for more infect. Unless you splash black and use some Phyresis, they're not helping your main damage source. As for other spells, Not bad, cards like leaf arrow, shared discovery, defensive stance I'd consider taking out for some more buffs/counters.

As an aside, I wonder how it would work if you had that Melira - Sylvok Outcast down, as well as Phyrexian Unlife. Would that essentially break the game until such point that one/both are removed/exiled?

I don't have a ton of cards. But, I'll take some of this into consideration. Timbermaw is the really the only non-infect creature, and I could replace him with something... I'll have to sort through my cards
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby theDreamer » 15 May 2011, 16:24

Also, it should be noted, the crazy combo?

Melira and Etched Monstrosity.

5 for a 10/10?
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby T3h Merc » 15 May 2011, 16:33

Revision: MOAR INFECT

Instants:
Fog
Fuel for the Cause
Leeching Bite x3
Primal Bellow x2
Psychic Barrier
Corrupted Resolve
Naturalize x3
Giant Growth
Unnatural Predation
Leaf Arrow

Sorcercies:
Shared Discovery
Steady Progress

Enchantment:
Corrupted Conscience
Psychic Surgery
Inexorable Tide
Artifacts:
Trigon of Infestation x2
Contagion Clasp

Lands:
Island x12
Forest x12

Creatures:
Cystbearer x2
Blighted Agent x4
Melira, Sylvok Outcast
Viral Drake x3
Mycosynth Fiend x2
Chained Throatseeker x2
Wall of Tanglecord
Vedalken Anatomist
Spinebiter
Plaguemaw Beast
Blight Mamba
Phyrexian Swamplord
Signal Pest
Core Prowler
Glistener Elf x3
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Yaxley » 16 May 2011, 13:13

So today was the first time I had a chance to get my hands on New Phyrexia. Opened ten packs and pulled four mythics, including Karn. Think I might go buy a lottery ticket now too.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Matt » 16 May 2011, 13:40

Go fuck yourself. :p

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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby SilentBobCDN » 16 May 2011, 13:47

Seconded.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Matt » 16 May 2011, 13:50

In other news, (and per theDreamer's mention of the combo) I'm looking at maybe building a melira+eched monstrosity deck.

Super rough ouline so far:

4x Etched monstrosity
4x Fauna Shaman
1x Melira, Sylvok outcast
4x Asceticism
4x Cultivate
4x Unnatural Predation
4x Overwhelming Stampede
4x Sylvan Ranger
4x Llanowar Elves
4x Darksteel Plate
1x Omnath, Locus of Mana
22x Land

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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Yaxley » 16 May 2011, 14:05

I might consider Elvish Archdruid in place of Cultivate. Riskier, but with a higher potential reward in my mind.

That's a cool deck idea though. I don't think I have the cards for it, but I might see if I can pull something similar together.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Cybren » 17 May 2011, 08:55

Pfffft I pulled a melira, a tezz, AND A SHRINE OF BOUNDLESS GROWTH!

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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Ottoman » 17 May 2011, 12:05

Nah, black is the shitty one.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby theDreamer » 17 May 2011, 12:21

It goes:

White/Red (depending on your playstyle)
Green
Blue
Black

In my opinion, at least. Though you could swap blue and green if your playing a combo deck.

...Black should have been "return target creature with cmc x or less, where x is the number of charge counters on this card."

Cuz that's actually USEFUL. Though that's just a Geth plus green combo in one card.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 17 May 2011, 13:14

Know what else is useful?

Panoptic Mirror and Geosurge.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby theDreamer » 17 May 2011, 13:24

No it's not.

Unless you're creatures/artifacts have flash, you'd get the mana, and then it'd vanish as your main phase started.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 17 May 2011, 13:40

Certainly so when the "mana empties at the end of each phase" is paid rigorous attention to, but my play group if no-one else certainly takes a looser interpretation.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby MowDownJoe » 17 May 2011, 14:13

theDreamer wrote:
Ottoman wrote:I've determined that the Metamorph is officially awesome. Your poor opponent spends all game getting out a bomb, and then you copy if for 3. And then drop a few -1/-1 counters on their version with a Grim Affliction. :mrgreen:

(And then get yours wiped out by a Parasitic Implant. Bastards. :x )


Oh hai blightsteel.

Meet my blightsteel.

I'm having flashbacks to Darksteel Colossus and how funny it was to see two of them staring down at each other. Not quite as funny as two Blightsteel Colossi, who just melt each other.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby theDreamer » 17 May 2011, 14:27

Yeah.

Only, that's just one use of a metamorph.

Copy swords.

Got a Dreamstone Hedron on the field? Copy it. Free mana, great for an eldrazi deck.

TWO Norn's Annex on the field? God, neither of us can do anything.

...Oh god, copy a Spine of Ish Sah.

Instead of costing 7 it only costs 4, and can still be recycled.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 17 May 2011, 14:38

Two Magus of the Moat?

Which has, combined with Linvala Keeper of Silence and Iona Shield of Emeria, become one of the most despised cards of all time in my group. Basically turns entire games into sitting matches. Linvala is more a personal annoyance, since both my decks are pretty creature-effect heavy, whilst the straight-colour players seriously hate Iona.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Alex Steacy » 18 May 2011, 00:16

Just you guys wait until I share my cube list with you.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 18 May 2011, 00:41

Any opinions on the dickery to be had with Iona Shield of Emeria and Painter's Servant?

With Elvish Piper, you can have Iona out on turn 5. She's too big for most damage spells, so she'll probably last a turn depending on the colour you pick and what your opponent is playing.
Play Painter's Servant the same turn (because Piper obviates the mana cost of Iona) and choose the same colour, thus making everything in your opponent's deck the banned colour. Your deck is the same, but you aren't affected by Iona, so you get to play spells all you like, you could run this combination in a pure-Green deck.

Not Standard-legal by any means of course, but in more casual play this is what we call "Fuck you, get out of my house". This seems like the sort of play cHUSTLE Alex would play against James ("Now you can't cast spells, ever.") and were I ever to make a White deck, probably something I'd run as well (because at least in my group, "White deck" is synonymous with "dick deck")
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Yaxley » 18 May 2011, 04:54

Combine Painter's Servant with Grindstone and you've got the "I mill your whole deck" aspect going too.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Matt » 18 May 2011, 08:00

Iona is widely regarded as an 'I win' card, and also generally considered "not fun". I run one in my angels deck, but with no tutoring or cost reduction, because I like having friends.

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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby theDreamer » 18 May 2011, 09:29

My (former)roommate forced me to play EDH with him on cockatrice.

I threw together a not at all serious Ezuri deck. As in, most of the deck were elves. Like, except for a Nissa and an Elvish Promenade, everything were creatures.

He saw which my commander was, and switched from Iona as his commander to Linvala.

Talk about "dick."

Also, he actually OWNS the angel deck he played against me. 200 dollars. Fuck knows I'm never playing against it. And considering his playgroup is me and my girlfriend, talk about a waste of 200 bucks.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby theDreamer » 18 May 2011, 09:42

You should throw in a Chancellor of the Annex.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread yet?

Postby Matt » 18 May 2011, 09:44

I've considered it.

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