That was qWUick!

by Mightyseven on 06 October 2014

Main Deck (60 cards)

Sideboard (15 cards)

Instants (8)


Enchantments (2)

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Deck Description

Looking for insights on Sideboard. Please bring ideas :)

This deck is fast. It draws a lot of cards and it has plenty of protection from removal spells. Mulligan is often key to winning.

This started out as a Budget deck for Standard. Turns out to be fairly competitive.
*UPDATE : Added Flooded Strands.. No longer considered "Budget".

Tell me what you think!

How to Play

Get a creature out, buff it and swing. That simple.

For example :

T1: Plains, Favored Hoplite
T2: Island, Aqueous Form, Defiant Strike (Swing for 4, scry 1, draw 1)
T3: Plains, Ordeal of Thassa (White open for Gods Willing, swing for 5, draw 2)
T4: Island, throw whatever you have in there (Draw more cards, swing away for 7 or 8 and await victory on next turn)

Unexpectedly competitive!

Deck Tags

  • White
  • Blue
  • Rush
  • Aggro

Deck at a Glance

Social Stats

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This deck has been viewed 9,903 times.

Mana Curve

Mana Symbol Occurrence

2418000

Card Legality

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

Deck discussion for That was qWUick!

Please leave comments. I'm looking forward to see your ideas and help me with sideboard :)

Cheers.

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 03:52

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Subscribed to your Abzan deck, I'm liking this one a lot too. Have you played it ?

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 04:02

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Yes, a bunch of times on various Online platforms. It did very well. It actually won 9 out of 12 times against 5 different decks that had 5 to 10 times the value of this one. Quite happy with it :)

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 04:09

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Very nice. I'll test it out for fun, I believe I have all the cards.

Have you considered Sage of Hours?

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 04:27

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Nope, I had not. Interesting... Get an extra turn to finish things off ? I'm adding to side for the moment :) Thanks mate.

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 04:35

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Very good, very good.
Only thing this deck lacks is removal. I could suggest something like Voyage's End. At least you should throw the removal into the sideboard.

Otherwise, flawless work! A definite +1 like from me!

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 05:06

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Thank you Northern :) I'll try and toss removal in the sideboard even though I feel this deck will race to the finish line without thinking about defense so much.

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 05:35

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The Hero of Iroas rocks.
Makes me have ideas!!!

Love the draw power.

I do not know standard cards or play standard...so I can't really judge the deck...but it looks like you do not have enough creatures.
You have 26 cards that target only 12 creatures.
That feels iffy...unless you are trying to put two or three spells on each creature.
And if that is your plan, like your example, one well placed spell like Terror is going to destroy you!
It will not even be 2 for 1...but worse. It will be your opponent getting rid of 3 or 4 of your cards in play (1 creature with 2 or 3 instant/aura spells cast on it) for 1 card. Not good.

Second, you have no removal. No artifact removal. Enchantment removal. Creature removal.

So...add something that gives your creatures hexproof AND add removal or bounce spells.

Good luck.

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 14:56

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You're right. I basically want one creature on the board and make it stick for 3-4 turns. I really want to pump all these spells into that one creature. That's the time it takes to win, usually :) Thanks for the insight though!

Glad I gave you some ideas!

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 15:00

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This deck is on it's way to the Hot Page...but I can't give it my like. Sorry.

"You're right. I basically want one creature on the board and make it stick for 3-4 turns. I really want to pump all these spells into that one creature."
Do you know how long, with Magic of today, a creature sticks around in play?
Usually not 3 or 4 turns.

And if they bounce your creature? Or burn spell your creature? Or terror/murder your creature?
You will lose the tempo, card advantage, and possibly the game.

Or what if your opponent lays down something you can't beat? You won't be able to win!

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 15:38

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Hi Jessie :) Thank you very much for dropping by! I'm happy to see your comment.

That's why I aim to keep a Feat of Resistance or Gods Willing in hand to prevent that removal. All the games I've played, my creature is either flying or unblockable by turn 3. It's also going to be a 6/6 or more by that time. That leaves a one turn window to bounce it or burn it (most burns won't burn through 6 toughness). It has enough draw power to make sure (most times) to have a Gods Willing or Feat of Resistance in hand.

Does it make sense ? It seems to work fine against decent decks in the format right now. It's also a matter to mulligan to a decent starting hand as well.

I have also figured Stubborn Denial would be amazing since my creatures will be 4/4s at the very least by turn 3. Hopefully, I'll manage to get a Like from you one way or another :) Haha!

Thank you once again for your input!

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 17:43

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Okay, okay.

The Resistance and Willing can save your creature, technically.
I still think something like Swiftfoot Boots would be a better choice for some of those cards that have protection from color.

But the deck is Standard though, right?
Maybe Mistfire Weaver?

This deck does look fast, as you said, if you have the right opening hand.

You talked yourself into a like, and probably a spot on the Hot Page :)

Keep up the deck building!

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 20:03

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Yep, there you go, I liked your deck and knocked myself out of top spot, :)

Now, do you remind returning the favor?

http://www.mtgvault.com/jessie/decks/an-aristocratic-bargain/

Tell me what you think.
What I need to add/take away, or improve on :)

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 20:04

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With pleasure! Thank you Jessie :)

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 20:54

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You are welcome.

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 20:58

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I'm a tad bit late to the party but I run a similar deck and it is actually more resilient than it seems to removal. You can save that single creature with specific cards like God's Willing, Ajani's Presence, or Feat of Resistance. Atop of that, with the amount of scry and draw that is in this deck, it's actually not hard to bounce back if a single creature dies. I don't see it being top tier, but it's definitely a nifty little deck for cheap.

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Posted 08 December 2014 at 19:27

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I made something like this and it tore through by friends standard decks!!
The only difference is i through in Eidolon of Countless Battles for some nice end game punch.
In case they are still alive or have annoying life gain.

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 20:31

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I like it! I might even give the Eidolon a try :) Thank you very much for commenting mate!

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 20:54

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well for returning advice.
Do you find Sage of Hours gets any use?
I have thought about adding him but i don't like that he looses the counters

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 21:04

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Well, the two times I have played him, he landed only once. The fun part is that he actually managed to win the game. After my Turn 4, the opponent had 3 hp left. Removed counters for an extra turn and followed with the win. He had Aqueous Form on the whole time. Saved him from a Hero's Downfall with Gods Willing on turn 3 :)

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 21:48

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Bit of a boring deck #whatawaste

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 21:14

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Can't please everyone. I understand this style doesn't suit you.

A constructive comment would have been appreciated, however. What would you suggest ?

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 21:27

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Playing Legacy so much better

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 21:35

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I understand, it opens a whole diffirent world of opportunities :) This one would definitely fit in the "boring" file in the Legacy world :P

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 21:54

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We can tell that legacy is so much better by all of the legacy decks you have on here, counterspellkid!

*Sarcasm*

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 21:54

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Actually Jessie this is a new account to be shared with a multiplayer partner #planning *judgement*

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 22:25

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Oh, okay, I can't await to see some of your decks. :)

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 22:45

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I'm sorry, but why bash a non-Legacy deck that clearly isn't geared toward Legacy?

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 22:50

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I am liking your deck just for that lol
And it looks like a fun deck too, btw

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 22:51

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Nice, dariustwin!

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 00:46

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:D Cheers dariustiwn!

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 02:25

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You may find that decreasing the number of Defiant Strikes or Battlewise Hoplites and adding in a couple Meletis Astronomers gives you more gas. I used to run a deck like this and the most important cards were always, without fail, Meletis Astonomer, Hero of Iroas, and Ordeal of Thassa.

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 21:28

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I love the idea! The only downside to it is that he wouldn't get big enough to land killing blows. He could be a decent draw engine however! I understand that with auras that would increase power, this is a killer!

Thank you very much for commenting, you've got me thinking about building another deck now :P

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 21:53

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I run 4 hero of Iroas's in my mono white deck too. They are awesome

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 00:02

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I see what you did in the deck name. How Demiurgic of you, friend. I demand more phonetics jokes based around the colors of the decks be implemented into our deck titles!

Interesting take on the clunky standard, by the way. I feel that white Voltron can be a legitement archetype as long as it developes an answer to burn and black removal. Good work.

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Posted 07 October 2014 at 23:34

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Thanks and thanks :)

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 02:24

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The main problem I see is that your gonna spend your mana pumping your creatures with aura's without having enough left open to protect them. or even having the cards to protect them. enchantment decks are generally made with hexproof creatures. That being said for your sideboard I would add 2x Banishing Light, 2x Deicide, 3x Tormod's Crypt (Delve IS a thing)
Hope that's a bit helpful, just my opinion.
I'd really appreciate some input on my Modern Burn Deck if you or anyone else has time. (Sorry for Plugging it on your feed)
http://www.mtgvault.com/maniacalmaniac/decks/a-faster-creature-burn/

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 00:09

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No worries and thank you very much for your insight. Honestly, I rather spend an additional turn killing someone and making sure my creature sticks than pumping all my mana into buffing it for one turn. I always keep mana open when I have Feat of Resistance or Gods Willing in hand.

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 02:25

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Fabled Hero, that's my only suggestion. He is great.

I have a very similar deck and I love it mine is just more creature heavy.
I just put it up here so I could link you it.

http://www.mtgvault.com/chiefpaleface/decks/soldiers/

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 03:17

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ya I was going to suggest fabled hero also

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 15:27

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Thank you guys!

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 15:54

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Hahahahahahahaha cool man¡¡¡¡ your deck made me laugh, but in a good way, its so simple and yet so cool, i never thought of this deck in a million years, but here it i,s its a scoundrel deck, congratulations for real, i would suggest enchantment removal or that kind of things, but only for sideboard, and you might try abzan cards like a falconeer only to give them fly, but it costs 3 in fact i dont think you need al thos expensive dual cards only having an island and a plains and everything its good, yeah many people said that its a boring deck and that kind of things, but its beauty its in simplicity, so get fun with thi,s i bet you have a lot when you defeat you opponents high priced deks¡¡¡ but returning to competitive play, the only difficulty you´ll se its on green removal enchantments, but they need to have from the side deck, so for fun its good for competitive its tricky, but that doesnt mean that you cannot enter a tournament, you only get to figure what will you need.

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 07:10

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Hey man, do you think that Thassa, God of sea could be a nice add to your deck ( Scry every turn and unblockable for almost free). And a if she becomme a creature (it could be a nice blocker/attacker)

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 09:25

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What about bruna, the light of alabaster?

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 10:26

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This is a standard deck.

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 10:51

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So you follow Tom Ross too, eh? At least give him a mention. His list with a link to the article was posted already here: http://www.mtgvault.com/opet69/decks/uw-heroic-by-tom-ross/

UW Heroic got two top 8 finishes during state. The one in Georgia doesn't have the list posted yet but the deck that got 3rd-4th in Utah is here: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=1217013

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 17:23

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Hi Nampo,

I honestly didn't know about him. I am from Canada. But I'm happy to see that my build is not far off :)

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 18:01

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Sweet deck.

Would Kinsbaile Skirmisher's effect trigger a heroic effect? Other suggestions include Cavalry Pegasus and Launch the Fleet!

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 20:00

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It wouldn't :(

Launch the fleet is a classic. However, as much as I love this card, it just wouldn't be as strong in this deck as most times there is only one creature (a huge one, but still only one) swinging.

:)

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 20:45

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Dang! Oh well. I can't think of how to make the deck any faster lol

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 20:51

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I can appreciate the fact that you tried ;)

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Posted 08 October 2014 at 20:54

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The deck looks pretty awesome! Trying to drum up some interest in my multiplayer guide to get more multiplayer deck created on this site. Wanting to get to the hot page to spark up some interest.

http://www.mtgvault.com/biggeorge76/decks/how-to-multiplayer-decks/

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Posted 09 October 2014 at 01:30

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That was a cool read BigGeorge :)

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Posted 09 October 2014 at 20:29

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And funny :)

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Posted 09 October 2014 at 20:30

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I'm not begging for comments on my deck, please just share it around so people can see how broken it is and then email wizards to try to get them to alter this screw up. If you want.

http://www.mtgvault.com/necrumlsice/decks/please-help-ban-this-deck/

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Posted 09 October 2014 at 20:06

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Going to check that thing out.

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Posted 09 October 2014 at 20:06

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Ty nothry. Im not norllamy a sore looser its just decks like this allow the players that don't care about the game to make a "I win" deck. Its really sucking the fun out of the game. Even if i never won at modern events i always felt like it was fun. Now? not so much...

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Posted 09 October 2014 at 20:10

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Don't worry, it's almost certainly going to be banned in Modern. They try to avoid turn 2 kills there. Standard is open season though, get to brewing!

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Posted 09 October 2014 at 20:35

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INDEED! Can't wait to see what northy does.

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Posted 09 October 2014 at 20:44

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Hey! Cool deck! This is my favourite kind of Magic, so simple, so fast, so hard. I just made my first deck since I started playing and it was a similar to this, but Monowhite.
I did it a bit different since I was focusing on white, I used Godsend/Holy Mantle(ruled unblockable by creatures)/Oppressive Rays to simply exile any creatures in the way instead of Aqueous Form and Skywalk, as well as Mortal Obstinacy/Banishing Light for removal.

I'm still tweaking it and can't wait to get it put together so I can play-test it at my local store, I'm sort of figuring out the online world of playing magic too (Cockatrice? Anyone who knows about that stuff wanna give me a few tips?)

Edit: http://www.mtgvault.com/dunwhiteeyes/decks/839720/ added my deck incase you were interested.

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Posted 10 October 2014 at 02:05

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I can only wish Ethereal Armor was still Standard :) Nice one there.

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Posted 10 October 2014 at 02:30

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Love this deck, I run a slower version with a few more creatures (Battlefield Thaumaturge Infinite Combos) but this is a fearless, no waste, blitz. All for 2 mana or less, an easy +1.

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Posted 10 October 2014 at 02:47

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How does this work against control with so few creatures? Also burn might be able to kill your creatures before you buff them?

Might buy those few cheap cards (And avoid scry and fetchlands) to try this out

Can you look at mine :) http://www.mtgvault.com/mech0z/decks/mardu-token-burn/ its a bit slow, not sure if competitive

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Posted 10 October 2014 at 10:30

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Any reason you only have 5 island and 9 plains? With only 12 creatures there is a high chance that you only start with Battlewise hoplite on hand,

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Posted 10 October 2014 at 15:05

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the strand means that he can fetch the colour he needs... meaning that he only needs to run 21 land. THOUGH I would say id take out one of the temples, or take them all out. They just slow you down too much.

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Posted 10 October 2014 at 15:36

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That dont change the fact that there is much more plains available in this deck, and the 24 white vs 19 blue should mean they should be closer

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Posted 11 October 2014 at 09:35

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They are not closer because I need white to be available for Gods Willing or Feat of Resistance at all times. This ratio is the one that allows me to make my creature stick best. They act as the best counterspells in the deck as they both trigger Heroic.

I don't mind the temple, it's not a problem for my creature to sit untouched for a complete turn as I can simply keep mana open and cast EOT if no threat shows up. The scry combined with the draw power of this deck is super powerful.

I tend to sub Favored Hoplite for Lagonna-Band Trailblazer against heavy burn decks.

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Posted 11 October 2014 at 16:43

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How about Dauntless Onslaught or Eidolon of Countless Battles?

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Posted 12 October 2014 at 21:52

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Dauntless just sits too high on the curve. I'd say I never would want to tap out to get it out, especially since I have only one creature out most of the time. I really want to have cheap spells to trigger Heroic and keep mana available for protection or counterspells. I agree it is a very decent Heroic trigger for a multi-creature setup.

Tried Eidolon, just felt too slow compared to the 2 drops. It would be great if I wanted to expand my board state.

Thanks for the ideas, very much appreciated!

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Posted 12 October 2014 at 23:42

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Posted 13 October 2014 at 00:31

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Low mana curve is the the way to go! Perhaps Aerial Formation? It will trigger the heroic ability of your creatures as well as give it a +1/+1 and flying, all for one mana. Sick deck, by the way.

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Posted 13 October 2014 at 00:38

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So simple yet so good ! Faced it yesterday with an attrition UB deck and lost 2-0 and 2-1. My Jeskai did better but still, it was a good matchup. Very, very fast and efficient.

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Posted 15 October 2014 at 17:47

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I love the low mana cost for everything you have in your deck. It makes for a fantastic early game and I follow a similar type of mentality in that regard with my main deck.

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Posted 16 October 2014 at 03:26

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I prefer “Ajani’s present” more than “Defiant Strike”. Trying to get advantage from Draw card and pump in the same time is a great idea. But It’s doesn’t help you to keep your creature. Since number of creatures in your deck is low. Every creature is important. I think It’s too risk to use defiant strike.

Return to the rank is the best sideboard card against control/Abzan Deck (Despite, thoughtseize ) While you cannot protect your creatures for many reason but you still can call them back.

Mortal’s Ardor and Ordeal of Heliod is great against aggro Deck that you already have. And I think it’s good enough.

Brimaz, King of Oreskos is one of my favorite sideboard card . it will help you Control (Or Don’t let opponent control) the board by attack and defense in the same time/Create cat solider.

Another one I want to suggest you is Disdainful Stroke. It will be very helpful When you meet a “Big Spell Deck”.

So sideboards will be …
3xReturn to the Rank
3xOrdeal of Heliod
4xMortal’s Ardor
2xBrimaz,King of Oreskos
3xDisdainful stroke

This is my opinions … O o //

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Posted 19 October 2014 at 23:17

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i might consider suspension field for the sideboard. cheap way to answer big threats and still triggers prowess on your turn.

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Posted 20 October 2014 at 02:57

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I like the deck alot. a new way to look at aggro.

http://www.mtgvault.com/liightningg/decks/boros-aggro/

what do you guys think of my deck?

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Posted 25 October 2014 at 04:13

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If you are aiming to have only 1 creature swinging most of the time Ajani's Presence might be something for you since it has the possibility for you to target several creatures and also grants indestructible for 1 white at instant speed :) Also if you face burn decks and they decide to target you Mortal's Ardor is a nice card since it gives you lifelink and triggers heroic for 1 white. If you have the time I'd appreciate some feedback on my G/W Heroic deck: http://www.mtgvault.com/cream/decks/ajanis-heroics/

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Posted 27 October 2014 at 19:22

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Devouring Light

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Posted 30 October 2014 at 16:59

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Really like how this deck looks, might try to build it myself! <3 It's my fav colours and nicely put together. :) *likes it*

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Posted 07 November 2014 at 17:07

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Is battlefield Thautmarauge a bad idea?

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Posted 11 November 2014 at 07:21

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It was in the initial brew. Did not make the final cut.

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Posted 11 November 2014 at 19:11

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why bother with flooded strand? it wastes your life and costs to much. get an azorius guildgate or something to save your precious life.

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Posted 18 November 2014 at 21:10

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Yeah but he plays this deck in STD. No Guildgates. Also, this deck is all about speed and fetchlands are faster than guilgates, which comes into play tapped.

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Posted 19 November 2014 at 17:00

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evolving wilds in my opinion actually works better

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Posted 08 December 2014 at 16:56

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Um except that evolving wilds makes the basic land come into play tapped. that's terrible.

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Posted 08 December 2014 at 19:28

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well at least you don't have to pay your life for 1 stinking land! I know i'm being rather angrier than i should be but I like mana bases in my decks exactly right. paying life to get land is not exactly right.

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Posted 11 December 2014 at 20:49

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hey artifacts is coming ! not my decklist but check this out-
http://www.mtgvault.com/shinza/decks/i-like-big-bots/

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Posted 26 November 2014 at 23:19

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I like the name. :)

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Posted 27 November 2014 at 00:48

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One card will change this deck dramatically... I play a very similar deck that is out of control. "Artisan of Forms" Especially when you come up against Kourser of Kruphix or big creatures with abilities. Artisan of Forms has become one of the main win conditions for my heroic deck. I only play with one Stratus walk.

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Posted 28 November 2014 at 18:09

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Did you get a chance to check this card out.

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Posted 09 December 2014 at 01:00

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I haven't to be honest. But it sure looks like it could help in some matchups.

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Posted 12 December 2014 at 02:49

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I loved this deck so much that I made it! It works great and I can't wait to take it to tournaments. Now I want to try it up against my newest brew of the archetypes.

http://www.mtgvault.com/socalithurts/decks/bw-lifegro/

How will this match-up end up?

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Posted 03 December 2014 at 02:35

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I wanted to post and say thank you for showing me something that I can build right now which matches exactly the kind of deck I love to play! Love it! +1

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Posted 08 December 2014 at 17:13

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Thanks for the comment and enjoy :)

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Posted 08 December 2014 at 23:20

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Almost 100 likes. Good job! :)

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Posted 08 December 2014 at 19:09

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:) Thanks Jessie!

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Posted 08 December 2014 at 23:20

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Why have defiant strike In sideboard with God's willing in the main deck please explain.

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Posted 10 December 2014 at 21:14

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Gods Willing is probably the best card in this whole deck, next to Ordeal of Thassa.

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Posted 12 December 2014 at 02:48

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