Half Deck Burn/Prowess

by SuperMegaPanda on 27 June 2020

Main Deck (30 cards)

Instants (7)

Artifacts (2)

Land (9)

Sideboard (30 cards)

Artifacts (2)

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Deck Description

Building off of Alfred and Wickeddakman, I have decided to go with my own half deck build based on burn. I honestly don't know if this is the best separation between regular half deck and the other half, but I tried. The second half incorporates white in the color scheme, allowing for some interesting options there, like Seeker of the Way and Lightning Helix. Thought it might be decent, what does everyone think?

How to Play

It's just burn, but divided into two kind of partial decks. I see some serious potential for a new format here, how about you guys?

Deck Tags

  • Burn
  • half deck
  • Fun
  • Boros
  • Prowess
  • Aggro
  • idea

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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 Half Deck Burn/Prowess

I really want the format to come about, and you are helping that with your great deck, but I would think that it would be more fun, if your decks had 2 separate ideas, so you don’t play the same idea multiple times

Posted 27 June 2020 at 15:24


Originally I designed the idea based on the fact that players sort of already played halfdecks
(burn+discard, burn+weenie, discard+weenie)

Then I wanted to do it competitively, because in the past magic has seen lots of fascinating hybrids, so I would seek out competitive decks and find ways to split them in two.

In the end it turned out to be much more fun to have a huge number of halfdecks stored for gamenights where we would pick halves in turn. It became quite a challenge for me to design halves that fit together in more and more ways.

Your designs look fine, but like alfred says when coupled with future designs you might want to try to split it into pure burn and pure aggro. If coupled with a halfdeck with discard you will find that you either need more creatures or need more burn. By splitting them into their themes you will be able to have stronger halves of what they do.

I have a post somewhere covering the background.

Posted 27 June 2020 at 18:35


Oh, wow, that's actually kind of brilliant. I didn't get that when I saw your guys' decks, I think I might try to make a new one with this knowledge. Thanks!

Posted 27 June 2020 at 19:06


You can do this in a thousand ways :)
Like I just said to alfred, you want each half to be lethal on their own.
A half that only discards plus a deck that only draws wont win when put together so plan ahead.

Posted 27 June 2020 at 19:11


I didn’t say not draw, I just said mainly draw

Posted 27 June 2020 at 21:06


It was an example.
No need to be jumpy

Posted 28 June 2020 at 04:06


For most people no need to be jumpy, for you who has swore revenge(or something of the sort) on at least 2 separate occasions yes

Posted 28 June 2020 at 04:08


I've forgotten the first occasion :)
Half revenge awaits muhua......
(Half of an evil laugh is not impressive)

Posted 28 June 2020 at 04:16


If it’s half of an amazing evil laugh it’s still decent

Posted 28 June 2020 at 04:17


The rest was sort of like Haaahaahaaaaa!
And evil laughs must never be decent.
They must be indecent.
Evil laughs should be like wandering around a corner and see something you think should be covered for decency, and then you figure out the cover will still reveal obscene movement, so you get the mods to put up a black censored sign, but you can still hear it. You still hear the laughter.

That's what I think an evil laughter should be like :)
We all have our own images of what evil is.

Posted 28 June 2020 at 04:33


My friend wassup also this deck idea is sick. Smaller decks, more cheap and same fun. Combos lowkey broken.

Posted 29 June 2020 at 11:41


Yeah it's sick enough.
If your friends don't mind proxies you could print out a bunch to have a play night.

Posted 29 June 2020 at 16:52


Will you be building one ?

Posted Monday at 23:36


I guess I should for fun so yea :)

Posted Tuesday at 02:43