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Pillsburry



Joined: 17 Oct 2009
Posts: 112

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:23 am    Post subject: Bant its a trap! Reply with quote

Zen block is mostly filled with mono decks and 2 color decks which makes Iona nuts!

// Lands
4 [ZEN] Misty Rainforest
4 [ZEN] Verdant Catacombs
8 [ZEN] Forest (2)
3 [ZEN] Plains (4)
6 [ZEN] Island (2)

// Creatures
4 [ZEN] Lotus Cobra
4 [ZEN] Iona, Shield of Emeria
4 [ZEN] Terra Stomper
4 [ZEN] Sphinx of Jwar Isle (Takes care of Malakir Bloodwitch)

// Spells
4 [ZEN] Khalni Heart Expedition
4 [ZEN] Harrow
4 [ZEN] Summoning Trap
3 [ZEN] Trapmaker's Snare
4 [ZEN] Spell Pierce (F U Mind Sludge!)

// Sideboard
SB: 4 [ZEN] Tanglesap
SB: 3 [ZEN] Rite of Replication
SB: 4 [ZEN] Cancel
SB: 4 [ZEN] Into the Roil

It beats Vamps, enuff said.

Thoughts?
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kumagmd



Joined: 15 Feb 2009
Posts: 307

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude... I'm pretty sure that it'd be fun to have an Iona in play, but against mono-red, you'd get massacred. Your permission spells are... few, that that's your only control. Your gonna have to pick whether to cast creatures (the Aggro-combo path) or eliminate them with DoJ, Journey to Nothing, etc, Pitfall Trap Is a trap (The Control-combo path). Just laying out creatures, hoping your Cobra doesn't get killed while you combo up to Iona IS powerful, but easily disrupted (burst lightning your Cobra). And an Iona on board is powerful, but quite useless against a full board on the other side ready for an alpha strike.

Day of Judgements, maybe. Pitfall Trap is a trap. Isn't Cancel legal? Many things you can do to improve it... and set up a plan B.
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Pillsburry



Joined: 17 Oct 2009
Posts: 112

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing is going 3 colors is pretty hard in zendikar block, the only reason I use white is for iona, my only access to white is with ramp.

Maybe I could try eternity vessel for that MU.
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P_P4E



Joined: 31 Aug 2004
Posts: 579

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what's the difference between iona and sphynx? Not much, and you're adding white to your deck for something that's triple white...that's never, ever ,ever a good idea. Ever.

Terra stomper is probably not as good as rampaging baloth.

Go G/U and try it out. or go G/U/W with day of judgement and try that out. The way it is now is not going to be consistent enough to beat anything a good percentage, including vampires.
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