Combo of the Year.

by Hungrymaster on 26 July 2014

Main Deck (60 cards)

Sorceries (4)


Instants (8)


Artifacts (4)


Land (24)

Sideboard (1345 cards)

Creatures (1345)

Submit a list of cards below to bulk import them all into your sideboard. Post one card per line using a format like "4x Birds of Paradise" or "1 Blaze", you can even enter just the card name by itself like "Wrath of God" for single cards.


Deck Description

I've been a big fan of Storm Crow since I started playing in 2009. In the recent years I've bought and traded every single Storm Crow I've seen for myself. And a year ago I got the idea for this deck. Today I decided to pursue my dreams and build it.

Edit: as many of you have reminded me. I have added the Storm Crow's best combo-pieces to the sideboard too. Although I don't own many of em'.

How to Play

Step 1.
Pili-Pala + Grand Architect for infinite mana
Step 2.
Cast Living Wish and copy it infite times through Djinn or Patron+Uyo
Step 3.
Get all my Storm Crows out for the winter unending.

Deck Tags

  • Combo
  • Epic
  • Blue
  • Infinite

Deck at a Glance

Social Stats

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Mana Curve

Mana Symbol Occurrence

040084

Card Legality

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

Deck discussion for Combo of the Year.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 02:32

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Oh no a snake!

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 19:02

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Posted 16 August 2014 at 17:48

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Rock Badger-Rock Badger-Rock Badger-Rock Badger-Rock Badger-Rock Badger Mycoloth! Mycoloth!

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Posted 21 August 2014 at 18:29

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4 mystical? O.o well like the idea ^^

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 03:57

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Interesting for sure, I'd grab my Eldrazi Titans and a set of Greaves though, lol

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 04:18

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This <strike>may be<strike> IS the best deck in the entire Universe.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 05:59

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This <strike>may be</strike> IS the best deck in the entire Universe.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 06:00

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 15:16

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This has to be the best deck I've ever seen.

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY LORD STORM CROW!

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 16:20

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Interesting T3 Win, if your lucky enough to draw the cards you need every time. Why storm crows though? Unless you vrs someone with counter spells or burn spells this would work out great. If someone was lucky to mana ramp to mizzium mortors and overload it to kill them all before they can attack

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 17:39

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Stormcrow is a MTG joke...you must be new here bruh

Everyone point and stare at the new guy

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 20:45

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That's why he chose storm crow...bruh

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Posted 22 August 2014 at 18:41

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you can only have a 15 card sideboard man

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 17:58

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He put those there because he doesn't need a sideboard. The spell allows him to grab any card that he own's. He was just letting people know that's the card he would call in with the spell and use it over and over again.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 18:01

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So he is going to use Living Wish to call in any card he owns outside of the game. So it wouldn't even be in his sideboard. He is just letting people know what card he would call in over 1000 of them lol

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 18:02

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So, basically Hungrymaster is going to take a full backpack of Storm Crows into his next game?

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 18:03

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*unzips backpack* *proceeds to pour contents on table*

*Opponent untaps* *plays massacre wurm*

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 18:10

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The actual ruling on "Living Wish" is that outside the game means specifically, the sideboard. Not a backpack.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 18:17

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That is assuming you are playing a constructed format^

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 18:19

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...constructed means you bring a preconstructed deck

are you saying he drafts this?

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 18:21

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no, casual doesn't fall under any of the banned lists/restrictions.
Casual is constructed, it just isn't a format.
It's just timmy magic.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 18:23

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Only in a sanctioned event or a tourney. If you aren't then do whatever card ya have :D

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 18:24

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 18:27

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Wellll they do specifically say in a casual game you can use any card in your collection. So screw getting butthurt. That's stuff meant to be left in prison!

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 18:35

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On another note, i like that he is only concerned with the fact that there is more than 15 cards in a SB. The fact that there are 1333 more legal copies of a card in the SB is all good.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 19:00

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As cool as this deck is, and as much as i love Storm Crow, PhyrexianPossum is correct. Living Wish, or any Wish for that matter can't just grab any card you own. Doesn't work that way.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 19:05

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I honestly don't see the problem because its alot easier to beat 1337 storm crows than it is to beat:
1x iona shield of emeria
1x Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
1x Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
1x Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
4x Craterhoof Behemoth
1x Urabrask the Hidden
1x Avacyn, Angel of Hope
1x Venser, Shaper Savant
4x Frost titan

which he could just as easily cast....

And thats just one of the 1million different combination of creatures this deck could grab.
I mean he has infinite mana, so really if he can copy this I would much rather face 1337 storm crows than what i posted above.

not to mention the fact that if you let a deck that needs 4 cards to combo out on you with 0protection and 0disruption combo out on you, you deserve to be destroyed by these crows of the storm.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 19:16

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cool deck bro

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 19:58

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Vigasaurus: I'm concerned more with the legality of the deck than the "lol storm crow aspect." Also, don't call me a he.

2hp10: fuck you, rape isn't funny

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 20:10

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Sorry for not being psychic?

Its legal by the standard of casual.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 20:14

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phyrexianpossum just chill out we are just commemting. don't take it personal. #bemature

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 21:22

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Yeah, how were they supposed to guess your gender?

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 01:11

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I don't really know

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 02:44

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So, you all have been fighting here?
Guys, guys, guys(, and lady)...

Right when I turn my back, you are immediately at each others' throats. If I'm allowed to reference Fallout, I shall say:
"It looks like whenever I go its always the same: folks just never leave each other alone."

I thought that the Vault was my safe haven from all that bullshit. I hate fighting.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 05:13

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People get heated with Magic. :)

Girls play Magic?! "Whhatttttt???"

Every time I have ever went/been in a Magic Shop/Comic Store...it is always a total sausage-fest. IF there does happen to be a female present...all the young 15 year old horny guys are swarming her telling her how awesome it is that she plays Magic...and asking her if they can hang out with her. The girl can even be playing a deck with 4 Storm Crows and 56 Islands...and the guys will tell her how it is the best deck they have ever seen.

I love humanity. :)

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 05:34

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NorthernWarlord, I dislike fighting too but its the internet what were you expecting ;)

Also I'm not sure it's a fight but rather a heated discussion. PhyrexianPossum seems to favor tight adherence to rules and formats while the others seem to be more familiar with looser casual settings, and this is what it looks like when world collide. (Hope I didn't put words in anyone's mouths but that's how I see it anyway .)

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 13:00

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To be fair I could care less if she is a girl, as my lady plays magic.
I was more so just confused as how I was expected to know that she was a female with the name "PhyrexianPossum"
Now people may go "woah woah woah, thats sexist to assume" in which i would say "its more offensive to just call people IT"
I feel it's safer to assume and say "he" as 95% of the magic community is still male, you don't have to get affended and make it seem like i should of known she was infact a female.

and Stylee19 I only play formats with rules, I follow rules to the dot, but casual isn't a format and it isn't under the normal guidelines and rules that restrict other formats. Back when i first started playing and only played casual I didn't know what a sideboard was.
Who cares if Timmys want to play magic with no sideboard rules, its one of those cases where it really doesn't effect you so why should people care, its not like you are going to lose a PTQ facing 1337 storm crows.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 13:17

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Oops, like I said, I don't mean to put words in anyone's mouth but sorry if I did.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 13:23

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stylee19 knows how to act around here. Politeness for the win, no?

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 13:26

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Ah shucks NorthernWarlord thank you, and a tip of the hat to you for you being an advocate of congeniality. We need more people like that on the internet.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 13:30

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Oh boy what an off-topic discussion on my deck =D. I know the rules on using wishes, I play legacy tournaments after all. But with my friends we have a house rule that wishes can be used on any card you own, as it is a good laugh playing EDH, etc. and grab your card folder and start looking at options. So it is true that this deck isn't really legal in other places.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 14:32

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I figured this deck was kind of lighthearted. It does prominently feature storm crow after all. :) And yeah you never know where discussions are going to spin off into. Ah the internet, it's wonders will never cease.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 17:08

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I don't really like fighting either #bematureaboutit :)))))))

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 20:08

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What is the point of storm crow? What makes it so good? A 1/2 with flying. nothing else special about it

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 20:41

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Its because its the joke card of the magic community, if you go on spoiler forums or this and that they will joke about storm crow being the best card ever etc.
Everyone has a favorite card ever printed, some people hoard that card. In this case this person loves storm crow.

Mine is Waste not, though i won't consider hoarding it until its a bulk rare.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 20:42

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Yep...there are several decks like this, on Magic Vault and other Mtg sites...where people run over a dozen copies of Storm Crow in their deck. There are decks where there is nothing but 4 Storm Crows and 56 Islands. It is a gag.

Not sure when it started as a gag...but it has been in Magic for a long time!
All bow down to the power of Storm Crow!!!

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 05:30

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it started way back when Force ofvWill was just printed. a pro player said "force of will makes any blue card the best card in the game." it just so happens storm crow was printed in the same set, and so people said "ZOMFG STORM CROW IS THE BEST" and the rest is history.
personally, i am a huge fan of storm crow. i run one in my Norin the Wary EDH. i kid you not.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 18:57

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Uhhhhhhh, that's. Amazing.

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Posted 09 August 2014 at 06:39

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Our group always uses suntail hawk or fogbank for our mtg jokes..

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Posted 11 August 2014 at 06:15

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEO3n03CJ2U
This is a bit that shows you how people joke about Storm crow.

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Posted 11 August 2014 at 06:58

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So easy to beat though. Isochron Scepter + Silence, for one. Any sort of sweeper, and the new from the vault is all sweepers. It's a fun concept but you have no way of protecting your combo.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 20:46

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I think this whole deck is a joke. If not, then I don't even know what to say. Obviously "needs improvement" if you are going for competitive. But I'm getting the strong sense this is a funskies casual deck.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 21:44

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yeah I get that. But a fun combo deck without a combo isn't that fun

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 22:04

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It's true that it is a joke, and I consider it to be a combo when you look at Pili-Pala+Grand Architect, and ofcourse Uyo+Patron of the Moon.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 14:34

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Ugh, there doesn't need to be any more of these decks. INFINITE COMBOS AREN'T FUN TO PLAY WITH OR AGAINST. I know, I made a deck with this exact combo once. It's fun the first few times you play with it, then it's just dull. It takes all the satisfaction out of winning and the people you play against will either complain about it or just give up. Infinite combo decks just have such a high chance of winning if made well that it's just a waste of time to play with them. If you look at this deck and any other infinite combo deck, whether it be mill or infinite creatures, they're all the same. No variation. Nothing interesting, the game doesn't even get to go on for that long, most decks like this will have a 3rd turn win easily. I'm not saying that the decks are inherently wrong, or that you're just a terrible person for enjoying playing with them, but just take a look at any other deck that focuses on an infinite combo and see what might be interesting about those decks and this one. There's no difference. If you're praising this one so much, why not every other one as well?

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 22:42

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I know what you mean. I have a couple decks that I never use anymore because they are too powerful. They're not that fun to play, and none of my friends want me to play them. Yet therein lies my issue with the game. I have to make decks that pull their punches, so to speak. It's like speed walking as an Olympic event "Let's see who is the fastest at medium speed." What's the point?

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 01:07

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I dunno, I honestly don't have a problem with extremely overpowered decks in general, it's just that, generally, infinite combo decks essentially win in the same way. Like, cards like Master Transmute and Unwinding clock are kind of _really really powerful_ and if you run a deck that's centered around them, it's very easy to pull off a win with them, but then again, they're a lot more interesting and there's more that you can do with them than an infinite combo deck (assuming any means of winning with infinite mana is classified as the same).

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 06:56

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Yeah I prefer card synergy in decks as opposed to specific combos. But I have some decks designed to get specific combos and win within three turns. I saw some of the epic combo decks on here and thought they would be really fun to play. And for the the first run they were but after that... its predictable like you said. Anyway that's just my thoughts.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 13:06

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I don't actually consider playing this deck often. I only wanted it so I can have a use for all my Storm Crows.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 14:35

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I did it with Kiki-Jiki, Intruder Alarm and Storm Crow once.

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Posted 07 August 2014 at 23:58

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...i appreciate you.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 18:59

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...and I appreciate that you appreciate him.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 20:10

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...I appreciate your appreciation for BrianBell's appreciation for me that I appreciate.

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Posted 09 August 2014 at 06:41

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Mmm, not bad, but consider splashing black for Storm Crow's imp counterpart: Chimney Imp. he could add some real power to the deck. 1 power to be specific.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 01:33

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Actually, as I have a few Chimney Imps, and this deck produces infinite mana for all colours, all I need is to keep my Imps with me.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 14:36

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You could atleast get rid of Gifts Ungiven and Mystical Tutor to make it legal lol

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 05:03

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Legal where exactly? Modern? This is a casual deck, and I and my friends use the vintage-ban list in our house rules.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 14:37

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Fair enough no need to get ancy. I play the same rules just seems most ppl on this site prefer to play modern through to standard

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Posted 10 August 2014 at 08:49

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Does he have 1337 Storm Crows?

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 08:18

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Doesn't everyone?! It is the best card in Magic! :)

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 10:07

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Every deck needs more cowbell- I mean storm crow.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 13:07

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More Cowbell!!!

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 14:10

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I have so many Storm Crows that I don't care to count. I just put the number 1337 there. And if you don't know about LEET, you must be really to the nerd community.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 14:38

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Hrm... I don't have any Storm Crows :(

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Posted 09 August 2014 at 23:48

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I didnt see the combo at first...then I saw it. BOOM!!! hahahah Storm Crows ftw lmao

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 14:40

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To clarify my goal here, I will explain it a bit more.

I know the rules on using wishes, I play legacy tournaments after all. But with my friends we have a house rule that wishes can be used on any card you own, as it is a good laugh playing EDH, etc. and grab your card folder and start looking at options. So it is true that this deck isn't really legal in other places.

As I hoard Storm Crows I only wanted a deck where I can really use them, as it isn't quite ordinary to see a deck that has dozens of cards with the same name on the battlefield (As long as we don't count Clones.). And as this is an infinite combo that isn't really meant to win games, I'm not considering to play it often. It's just a joke that I can show players new to the game or my card group.

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Posted 08 August 2014 at 14:43

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You should put this in the description.

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Posted 23 August 2014 at 15:35

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Of the year? A bold claim

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Posted 09 August 2014 at 01:48

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I must admit, I named this deck purely for attention.

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Posted 09 August 2014 at 03:41

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Lol, in that case well done sir!

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Posted 09 August 2014 at 18:29

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Hey proving grounds would be great for this deck!

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Posted 09 August 2014 at 15:41

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ya it is :))))))))))

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Posted 09 August 2014 at 16:05

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I applaud you sir. You have crafted an excellent deck and I wish you luck in all future endeavors!

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Posted 10 August 2014 at 07:16

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Okay. This is going to START A LOT OF FIGHTS.

But...here goes. I nominate another creature as the BEST CREATURE in Magic. It isn't Storm Crow.
Hear me out, hear me out!!! Don't burn me at the stake! I know how amazing Storm Crow is!!!

However, I want to officially state that I believe, THE BEST CREATURE in Magic is SCORNFUL EGOTIST.
Yep, there, I said it!!!! Let the fights begin!!

Sure, 2 mana for a 1/2 flyer is BRUTAL!!! AMAZING!!! FABULOUS!!!

But Scornful Egotist is a, for THE SMALL, VERY SMALL, SUPER SMALL AMOUNT OF 8 MANA, is a 1/1 creature!!!
You heard me, slap yourself, shake your head out of the stupor you are in. Yes, Egotist is THAT AMAZING!!!

Storm Crow, your days are numbered, my friend!!!

Let the "scorn" begin!!!

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Posted 10 August 2014 at 07:23

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Scornful Egotist actually has some uses (mana cost matters stuff). A two mana 1/2 Flyer isn't even a Forest Bear, which has the Vanilla factor. They don't even compare.

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Posted 10 August 2014 at 21:36

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ALL HAIL THE GREAT LORD EGOTIST! Sure I know of THE Egotist, and own a couple of them too! Probably should add some in the sideboard.

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Posted 11 August 2014 at 00:34

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Agreed, ALL HAIL THE EGOTIST!

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Posted 11 August 2014 at 00:48

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Well, it's also a 2/2 for one blue mana but whatever...

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Posted 12 August 2014 at 01:41

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Is he actually a 2/2? lol. Yeah, he is amazing! *sarcasm*

I bet though, some genius nerd, has figured a way to use Scornful Egotist.

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Posted 12 August 2014 at 01:49

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I am seeing Accelerated Mutation being one card that works with Egotist.
Aether mutation is another.
Ancient Ooze.

Definitely would work with a wizard deck splashed with green.

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Posted 12 August 2014 at 01:55

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Maybe in a pod deck? (Splash blue of course) Being that you can essentially, cast it for 3 (It just takes 2 turns). Yeah you could do the do with the pod and a card with converted mana cost 9 5th turn. (There are better ways of doing it but hey it'd work) pretty simply too.

1-Island
2-island/forest/whatever land
3-land, morph Egotist
4-pay 1 life+3 mana for Pod+Flip Egotist
5-Sac egotist, search for a creature with converted mana cost 9, put it on the field

Then maybe next turn sac for Jin Gitaxias or something or other, big things are big.

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Posted 12 August 2014 at 05:12

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That sounds like my old standard deck. Hand of Emrakul podded into jin gitaxias. Wurmcoils into elesh norn. Think i had nest invaders and some other spawn makers... But maybe those were two different decks.

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Posted 12 August 2014 at 08:05

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Very interesting take on Egotist, americanErrorist.

The "Pod" he speaks of, is Birthing Pod.

And you are using green and blue for your example. Considering it has mana ramp...you could get the above example off on Turn 3 or 4.

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Posted 13 August 2014 at 00:40

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This is so beautiful it brings a manly tear to my eye...

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Posted 10 August 2014 at 07:46

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I can't understand the use of Uyo! You need many lands to work on it! Perhaps can be funny if you have 1 djinn in your SD so you can replicate Living Wish one time and as a response you take first the djinn who will replicate the copy of Living Wish, just in case. The combo can be faster.

I thing with a little changes you can have a modern deck that would be more competitive than a deck for Vintage.

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Posted 10 August 2014 at 08:44

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My friend, look at Patron of the Moon's ability. It creates a combo with Uyo, I think you will understand.

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Posted 11 August 2014 at 00:35

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Great deck! It has been a While since I've seen a good storm crow deck! If you have time, could you take a peek at my new deck. :)

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Posted 10 August 2014 at 19:18

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At least the combo isn't completely broken, I'd hate to face this thing if you dropped in Chimney Imps.

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Posted 10 August 2014 at 20:31

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Just wondering why you don't follow the restricted banned list for vintage? Some say cause it's for casual but I believe it creates a better play experience even if just for casual. Who really wants to walk over their friends cause they have a play set of restricted cards in the deck. In this case having 2 play sets. Gifts and Mystical.

As well if I can offer anything to the deck I would suggest Lightning Greaves to protect your Mana combo pieces. It's been very helpful in my combo deck. (Which I will add doesn't get played much do to the fact it seems like stealing the win so to speak.)

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Posted 16 August 2014 at 13:49

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I play Blazing Archon

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Posted 17 August 2014 at 00:23

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What about kira? I think it would be nice in here. Gives your creatures some protection.

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Posted 24 August 2014 at 07:24

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What blows my mind is that you had to purchase and trade for Storm Crows, I can't give mine away! :)

BTW: I've had a Modern legal deck laying around for a while that includes the combo for those of you that just can't enjoy it without it being "Formatted"
http://www.mtgvault.com/magicviking/decks/grand-illusion/

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Posted 26 August 2014 at 22:00

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I know my new deck's combo isn't as good as this one, but could you still check it out? It makes infinite tokens of a number of different creatures with unusual creature types. :)

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Posted 30 August 2014 at 22:15

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*Bile Blight*

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Posted 05 October 2014 at 21:06

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