Who's your Guild Leader?

by Barracuda on 01 May 2014

Main Deck (41 cards)

Sideboard (40 cards)

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Deck Description

What guild is your favorite?
Post it here and I will count the results in the how to play section!
Don't forget to always post your opinion at the very bottom or I won't be able to find your comment
You can only vote once, but you can comment too, just be specific on which guild you vote on
Please like this deck so that we get more votes

Main deck contains guild leaders, homes, gates, and guildmages
Sideboard contains maze runners, will add cluestones, keyrunes, and bounce lands.
Attention!!!: Gideon is the guildless leader, so mono-colored fans vote for him!
Only vote for guildless if you REALLY can't decide, or hate guilds


Guild descriptions, inspired by hawkblade100, and knightofthehokeypokey:

Izzet: science and magic to follow Niv-Mizzet

Boros: fight for justice and go to war to follow Aurelia

Selesnya: keepers of nature, tokens to follow Trostani

Rakdos: insane people that like pain and suffering, riots, to follow Rakdos, the God of Riots

Simic: master biomancers using the awesome power of Nature to evolve it and making it even more powerful, following Momir Vig

Gruul: raw power of Nature to smash your way into or out of anything, SMASH!!!!! Everything for Borygymos!

Azorius: court, law and order for Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

Golgari: traffickers of flesh, harnesses the life and death of nature for Jarad

Orzhov: undead merchants of life and death, collect dues with extreme prejudice for its Ghost Council

Dimir: masters of secrecy waiting to bring Svadek to power




Now for mono-colored from wizards, with my additions

White: order, protection, light
Defence, healing, strategy, removal (right hokeypokey?)
Green: growth, instinct, nature
Make big creatures, force of nature, raw power
Red: freedom, emotion, impulse
Act quickly and recklessly, DAMAGE
Blue: knowledge, manipulation, illusion
Take control, empty your opponent's deck, manipulation of your game
Black: darkness, ambition, death
Revive the dead, kill everything, poison the land, warp the mind, but their cost is heavy

How to Play

Gideon/guildless: 2

Selesnya: 1

Boros:

Gruul:

Simic: 2

Azorius: 2

Izzet: 3

Golgari: 1

Orzhov: 3

Rakdos : 1

Dimir: 2

Deck Tags

  • Not actual deck
  • Guilds
  • vote
  • conversation

Deck at a Glance

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Mana Curve

Mana Symbol Occurrence

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Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Not Legal in Modern
  • Not Legal in Vintage
  • Not Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for Who's your Guild Leader?

I'm going for selesnya, because it combines strength and mass population, and without nature, we would all die
But I like boros, which are the lawkeepers of the planes, actually, one of my friends calls boros the police decks
But, azorius is knowledge

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Posted 01 May 2014 at 12:04

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Pikachu and Blue-Eyes White Dragon, but in all seriousness, DIMIR.

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Posted 01 May 2014 at 13:44

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Lol, one dimir vote coming in!
Could you like it so it could go to the hot page for more votes?

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Posted 01 May 2014 at 13:53

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Only issue is the nasty comments you will get for this not being a deck.

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Posted 01 May 2014 at 14:15

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Well, they are the idiots for doing that, and if they can't respect anyone, I'll just know who those idiots are, and I will know what deck to build by knowing which guild is more popular

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Posted 01 May 2014 at 14:17

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It's that mental state of mind.

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Posted 01 May 2014 at 14:21

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Two of my friends would vote for rakdos and orzhov.

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Posted 01 May 2014 at 14:25

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Simic is just awesome

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Posted 04 January 2015 at 22:33

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To each his own opinion.

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Posted 04 January 2015 at 22:45

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Golgari


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Posted 01 May 2014 at 19:43

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i like zambie dicks

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Posted 07 January 2015 at 19:14

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Orzhov !!!

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Posted 01 May 2014 at 20:51

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Dont even start

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Posted 18 March 2015 at 03:23

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I'd have to go with azorious. It reflects my personality the most.

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Posted 01 May 2014 at 21:08

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What, stealing everyone's nice things in a D-Sphere or making us pay 12 mana to breathe? :)

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Posted 23 May 2014 at 05:34

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I would say rakdos

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Posted 04 May 2014 at 00:39

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Vote coming in!

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Posted 04 May 2014 at 21:46

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May I Change my vote to izzet?

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 05:38

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Join the dark side ... we have cookies.

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 05:48

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Are they Oreos?

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 05:56

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but Borborygmos I believe was still the guild leader since the beginning, and Ghost Council of Orzhova is the leader of the Orzhov.

By the way, I'm in favor of the Izzet, red and blue are my favorite colors to play, and I like the ridiculous antics matched with mind-blowing ideas/experiments.

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Posted 11 May 2014 at 03:32

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Thank you! I forgot about those.
What guild do you vote for?

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Posted 11 May 2014 at 03:38

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Oh I said the izzet. Niv Mizzet is my guild leader.

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Posted 11 May 2014 at 07:25

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Azorius!!!!

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Posted 11 May 2014 at 05:03

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Why not add the gatecrash/ ravings leaders and the maze runners

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Posted 11 May 2014 at 06:36

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Well, some of the Guild leaders are the same character, so it's slightly redundant I guess (?) But the maze runners would be interesting as well as maybe other guild-related cycles (cluestones, keyrunes, gates, bounce-lands, guild mages,etc.)

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Posted 11 May 2014 at 07:24

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Good idea, thanks!
I added maze runners, gates, and guildmages, will add bounce lands, cluestones, and keyrunes, when I have the time.

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Posted 11 May 2014 at 12:44

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Sweet! I think the rest should be put in the sideboard to lessen confusion.

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Posted 11 May 2014 at 13:57

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Yes, the sad thing is that the "deck" was organized like I wanted it when I added them, now they are not, and it does lead to confusion, should I remove the guildmages and gates, since everyone can figure out their names, and add the bounce lands?

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Posted 11 May 2014 at 18:41

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I think you should maybe cut out the gates, yeah. But you could put either the bounce-lands or the gates into the sideboard so you have even, easy to follow rows.

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Posted 11 May 2014 at 19:04

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What about guildmages? Do I delete them? Also maybe add the charms?

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 03:14

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They should be fine,I guess, but where's Izzet Boilerworks? :)

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 03:27

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It is right here now!
I'll add the charms, for now

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 03:33

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I like dimir

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Posted 11 May 2014 at 23:40

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niv-mizzet

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 02:22

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Aurelia is the new boros leader btw

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 03:21

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That's what I forgot to do! she is awesome! I will update it right now, and its a good change

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 03:24

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Yes razia died I looked it up on mtg salvation

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 03:29

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Yes, I just wasn't sure if aurelia was considered the guild leader now, she is soooo much better than razia

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 03:35

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All but niv-mizzet, rakdos, The Ghost Council, Jarrad and Borborygmos are dead from original Ravnica (as in leaders at the time)

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 03:35

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The old leader was the queen of golgari now it's jarad

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 03:38

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Oh yeah! Because wasn't jarrad her brother or something?

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 03:44

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Thanks you guys! Don't know what I would have done without you!

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 03:48

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For fun, im clearly going for dimir.its hard to build a good deck now in standard but its really fun to play.for competition, im going selesnya all the way!!

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 22:26

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awesome! So your vote goes for fun? Or for competitive?
Personally, I like selesnya for both, especially tokens, but selesnya enchantment decks can be really fun and powerful too

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 23:24

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I ran orzhov and esper for tokens.

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 23:28

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My vote wpuld go for selesnya. I run a selesnya deck right now in competition and its very successful.

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Posted 12 May 2014 at 23:42

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I LOVE this ... nice work! Have you thought about adding in the guild's respective Planeswalkers?

And my vote has to go to Boros, 'cause Gideon was a part of it. =)

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 03:11

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Very nice idea! I will look at it right now!
Let's see: kiora, ajani vengeant, sorin, Lord of innistrad, xenagos, vraska, venser, tezzeret (or ashiok?), sarkhan the mad, ajani mentor of heroes, and ral zarek?

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 03:12

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Warning: Gideon counts as the current Guildless leader, he is no longer affiliated with Boros.

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 03:18

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Added him in deck and description, votes for the guildless!!!!
Sad for boros, right?

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 03:29

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Yeah ... they lost a beast of a Planeswalker. His new version isn't as powerful as his old ... perhaps he spent all his stamina o - *cough* - working for Aurelia.

You see, my issue is I love Simic and Dimir, Izzet and Boros equally well. I therefore choose guildless in response to the Niv-Mizzet/Boros supersoldier project being ended (Spark Trooper) and the failure of Simir to link up with house Dimir (Mystic Genesis). =).

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 03:31

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All right!
I think I will change my vote to guildless, too (I used to be hard core selesnya tokens when I started, but as I gained more knowledge and tried new things, I now like boros, selesnya, gruul, and mono colored equally)

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 03:50

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Yes, you're right
So tezzeret, or ashiok?

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 03:57

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I love Izzet, if only for the hilarious flavor text on most counterspells (Redirect, Remand, etc.). However, if my name is any indication, I am a white player at heart, and Gideon is white. Anjani looks stupid (and how dare he defect to other colors!), and let's face it, Gideon is way cooler than Elspeth. Only he is cool enough to carry the Worldslayer.

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 03:59

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Tezzeret. I like izzet, orzhov, and azorius, but my loyalty lies with Dimir. It's been with me since I first started playing magic.

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 04:04

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Tezzeret is Nicol Bolas' b****. Just look at cruel ultimatum.
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver looks badass in his picture, is badass in-game, and deserves a theme song in my opinion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwXyxBRRxOk&list=RDQ5Q5nIzRkHU

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 04:05

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Yeah!!! Wasn't sure, but ashiok is definitely better

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 04:14

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So Barbracuda I thought since some people may not know what each guild is about (story wise) thought I'd give it a very quic rundown of each of the guilds

Izzet: uses science and magic and follows the great vitamins niv mizzet

Rakdos: Rakdos is basicly just Insane people that love pain and suffering

Simic: these masters of biomancy take the awesome power of nature to the next level evolving it to make it even more powerful

Selesnya: the complete and total opposite of rakdos

Gruul:harnesses the destructive forces of nature and above all, SMASH!!!!!!!!!!!

Orzhov: masters of currency all agents go to the highest boxer

Golgari: harnesses the death and life of nature they scavenge the dead

Boros: upholds the law and goes to war

Dimir: masters of secrecy just waiting to take power

Azorious: I do not have a definition for this one

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 05:55

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Some corrections/additions:

ROFLMAO - Niv-Mizzet is a dragon, not a great vitamin!

Orzhovv - undead merchants of life and death. Able to collect their dues with extreme prejudice.

Selesnya are zee uber gardeners of light and plant roots. They would make talking wooden puppets.

Azorious either has a stick up it's a** looking for magic smugglers or is trying to beat people to death with it in court. Boros fights for justice, but Azorious fights for the law.

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 06:12

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That is good! Very useful to new players. I will add this to the deck description

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 12:47

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Lol, thanks for the shout out! Hawkblade deserves some rep for his suggestion

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 14:47

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Didn't Lazaav take over for szadek?

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 14:54

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Yes ... and his a lot cooler to play, I'll tell you that.

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 15:24

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Oh, sorry hawkblade, I did not look at the name, I'm so sorry, I will give you the credit right now!
Svadek is off the list!

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Posted 13 May 2014 at 23:46

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It's k I do like hokey suggestions

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 02:56

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It's K, hawknhad the original idea.

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 04:29

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My favorite Guild is The Simic. I like the flavor of them. This Was a great idea to do this. :)

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 02:18

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Or are you just in love with Kiora, the Crashing Wave? =).

Hey, here's a thought: which guild do you think each original planeswalkers (Garruk - G, Anjani - W, Chandra - R, Jace Beleren - U, Liliana Vess - B) would favor, out of the 4 guilds that share a color with them? In fact, which guild do you think ANY mono-colored planeswalker would favor out of the 4 guilds that share a color with them?

For example, would Jace prefer Simic, Azorius, Dimir, or Izzet? Since he was an artificer and heavily into arcane studies, I vote Izzet.

*note* I'm just looking for conversation, this doesn't have to be asked in the deck description. =).

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 02:29

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I don't know about the others, but I think Ajani would vote Boros (vengeance for his brother and that is how he became a planeswalker)

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 13:23

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I think Garruk would vote for Gruul. He's not much of a party animal. However, he is not too fond of civilization, so I doubt he would endorse Simic or Selesnya. Golgari is out of the question since he hates deathmages (he would like Ash Zealot's flavor text). So, we are left with gruul, which has plenty of creatures and mana ramp, which is right up Garruk's alley. Selesnya would probably be his second choice bacuse he loves wolves and Simic screws with nature.

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 15:12

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I wouldn't say that jace has a guild, but if he did, I'd say Dimir.

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 15:18

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Liliana is a dead ringer for Dimir. She loves zombies and the Gravecrawler she created is right at home here. I would put her in Golgari, but G is the color of her nemesis Garruk. Also, she is very stealthy, evading Garruk back when she was a simple deathmage. Finally, she seems arrogant or at least highly committed to black magic, and probably wouldn't want to "taint" it by resorting to nature to bring her creations back.

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 15:19

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Can't Argue with that.

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 15:21

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Chandra would love Izzet. Yes, I know I already put Jace here, but the Miv-Mizzet are the only red guild to have hardcore burn like Mizzium Mortars and Guttersnipe. Ral Zarek + Jace + Chandra ... Izzet would be unstoppable! Wait ... how about Jace and Chandra decks that work together!

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 15:24

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That would make a controlled burn.

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 15:26

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Or a crazy burn deck with a control deck made to keep it alive in multiplayer.

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 15:33

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Hive Mind anyone?

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 15:43

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I could see Jace siding with the Simic. (Not really, but I'm just trying to see what you guys think). He's kinda a perfectionist and so are the simic. He wants everything done his way and has no time for you if you can't do it yourself. Neither do the Simic, that's why they perfect creatures for their bidding.

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Posted 23 May 2014 at 05:22

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Actually tibalt would love rakdos

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Posted 28 May 2014 at 13:17

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What about shards and wedges(guild alliances)?
Shards: Esper, Grixis, Naya, Bant, Jund
Wedges: Ana(BUG), Raka(American/UWR), Dega(RWB), Ceta(RUG), Necra(Junk/Dirt/WGB)

So I heard that Chromanticore + Civic Saber wasn't that bad.
http://www.mtgvault.com/kjsj3/decks/civic-saber-of-chromanticore/

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 17:01

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I think the shards are for a different page entirely, because they're very complex and only Fuse cards show the shards colors in RTR, GC, and DM

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 20:55

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Yeah, this page is full already, and doesn't contain everything! You could do it though.

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 22:51

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I may doit if he does not

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 23:18

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Have at it.

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Posted 14 May 2014 at 23:23

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Okay, I made what I think is the epitome of izzet strategy, but I think it needs help. Please check out my "Bang or Bust!" if you can.

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Posted 15 May 2014 at 03:51

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Nice deck. My alternate strategy "Spellslinger" is ready as well.

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Posted 15 May 2014 at 05:43

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Orzhov. Death and debt is too cool.

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Posted 22 May 2014 at 18:23

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Yep, one vote coming in!

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Posted 22 May 2014 at 23:21

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Simic. I like the whole idea that we are going to sculpt you into the perfect creature via nature and evolution the most powerful thing we've seen so far. The combination of science, nature, raw power, and intelligence is just so cool.

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Posted 23 May 2014 at 01:51

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I like you!
I'm guildless since I can't decide what to choose and like a variety of strategies, but raw power is so awesome!

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Posted 23 May 2014 at 03:36

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Go Gruul then. Bloodrush for the win!

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Posted 23 May 2014 at 05:14

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Yes!! Currently making a gruul bloodrush deck, can you help me with it?
Link: http://www.mtgvault.com/barracuda/decks/is-your-blood-rushing/
Also made this one, I don't know which one could be better, though
Link: http://www.mtgvault.com/barracuda/decks/10-gruul-bloodrush/

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Posted 23 May 2014 at 14:07

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What about colorless Eldrazi?

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Posted 23 May 2014 at 05:15

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Eldrazi are not really leaders, they are mana eating creatures

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Posted 23 May 2014 at 05:16

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Good point. Haha I guess I was just going for "things you worship/stand in awe/control to the end of the earth for 500, Alec"

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Posted 23 May 2014 at 05:27

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Orzhov FTW!

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Posted 27 May 2014 at 17:34

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Wow, orzhov and izzet are very popular!
Btw hawkblade, I'm sorry that I did not see your vote change earlier, but it is done now

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Posted 27 May 2014 at 23:48

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Okay, now I KNOW someone's got to love Gruul or Boros. I mean, R/W burn just won a standard SCG Open a few weeks ago, and EVERYTHING I see at FNM is either Jund or Gruul. Don't be shy, people!

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Posted 28 May 2014 at 01:32

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I do! Boros, Gruul, and Selesnya are my favorites, but I'm voting colorless because I just can't decide on which one I love more

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Posted 28 May 2014 at 03:12

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As a control player, I love guilds with blue. Dimir is my favorite.

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Posted 28 May 2014 at 15:08

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I'm voting on flavor so upholding law and smashing things is not what I like

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Posted 28 May 2014 at 20:21

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Why not both? *goes Naya*

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Posted 29 May 2014 at 12:10

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Why not both? *goes Naya*

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Posted 29 May 2014 at 12:11

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