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Menacing Counters

by on November 19, 2012

So I’ve been working on this deck since Star City St. Louis (where I won a win-a-box tournament with it) and feel like the core is VERY close, but I’m just not quite there with it.

Its a fun deck & is one of the most explosive decks around when it behaves.

The idea is fairly simple, drop a Troll, Ooze or Champion on turn 3 followed by a Corpsejack Menace on turn 4 which then doubles the +1/+1 tokens placed on the aforementioned creatures.

Champion is absolutely abusive when paired with things like Lingering Souls and also makes the one drops worth playing.

Gavony makes everything better, even if you don’t have a Menace out and Rancor makes sure your big beats get through.

However, I’ve struggled with having the right lands at the right time & often find myself in need of a white or black source to close the game (via sever or lingering our what have you).

I’ve even considered cutting the LOL Trolls & Slitherheads altogether in favor of adding Farseek and perhaps some more removal along the lines of Oblivion ring.

I could probably drop an Ooze or two as well but indestructible is really nice to have in many matchups.

Anyway, as I said I’d love to have your feedback so feel free to leave any tips or questions in the comment section below or on Twitter @mtgdeckideas. Thanks!


Standard BR Vampires

September 2, 2012

So I’ve been having a GREAT run with my BR Vampire deck lately and I am hoping some people can help test it against some of the tier 1 decks that are winning in standard currently. I’ve played it against a few Delver builds with fairly decent results but this has been a fairly limited […]

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Burning Miracles

May 8, 2012

So here’s the latest burn deck I’ve been testing. The basic premise is to set up miracles via Noxious Revival and Reclaim. Thunderous Wrath for one red that gets Reverberated is some good. The sideboard is a complete guess and will obviously be decided by the meta game. Take a look and let me know […]

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Koth Control Deck

August 8, 2011

If you’ve been paying any sort of attention to Standard events over the last year couple of weeks, you might have noticed a trend emerging. No, I’m not talking about how many people are playing the new version of CawBlade, I’m talking about the extreme dominance of Blue. In last weekend’s US Nationals, every single […]

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“Blueberry Mill” – Jace, Memory Adept Deck

July 24, 2011

From the moment Jace, Memory Adept was spoiled, I wanted to build a deck around it. While this version of Jace doesn’t appear to be nearly as broken as the previous incantation, it offers card advantage, and some serious milling power. You don’t have to look far to find other cards that interact well with […]

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Financial Impact of Jace the Mind Sculptor & Stoneforge Mystic Bannings

June 20, 2011

Late last night Wizards of the Coast dropped a bomb on the game by banning not only Jace, the Mind Sculptor (JtMS) but also Stoneforge Mystic. The move obviously cripples the dominant deck of Caw Blade, and significantly damages decks such as RUG and most Splinter Twin variations. So what deck will step up to […]

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Birthing Pod Deck with Fauna Shaman (Fauna Pod)

June 11, 2011

As late as Friday afternoon I was planning on attacking this week’s Friday Night Magic with a version of the Inkmoth Steroids deck I got demolished with last week. But that was before the play-set of Vengevines that I won on eBay (managed to pick the 4 up for a total of $51.00 including shipping!) […]

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Inkmoth Nexus Deck

June 10, 2011

So after last week’s pounding at the hands of a juiced up Inkmoth Nexus, I decided to throw the deck together for testing purposes. Whatever deck I brewed up next needed to be able to answer that speedy poison delivery mechanism. Unfortunately, most of them couldn’t. For reference, here’s the decklist: Inkmoth Steroids 4 Inkmoth […]

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Soul Sisters Suffer

June 4, 2011

Last night’s Friday Night Magic was the first chance I had to try the new Soul Sisters deck in live action. For those of you unfamiliar with the deck, I’ll provide Conley Wood’s deck list below: Main Deck 60 cards – 22 lands – 34 creatures – 4 other spells 4 Glimmerpost2 Kabira Crossroads16 Plains4 […]

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