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Darric



Joined: 17 Apr 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say Stalker is pretty necessary when you're looking to win by connecting with equipment.
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GuilleGG



Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cards worth considering, mutagenic growth, mental misstep and gutshot maindeck. All make consistent and explosive starts.
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magicman85



Joined: 22 Aug 2009
Posts: 555

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would use Spellskites. They are good for stealing the Kessig pump and plus you can always use them with your equipments. However mono color decks can be decent for casual play but it won't be top tier.
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Selkie



Joined: 22 Jul 2011
Posts: 86

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whenever you play a mono-colored deck, you have to ask yourself: Is there a reason I'm limiting myself to one color? (Dungrove elder, for example, would be a reason to run only green)

In your list: no, there isn't

You have a solid idea, try expanding on it! See what other colors have to offer
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xJudicatorx



Joined: 27 Aug 2007
Posts: 696

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This would be a great idea if Runechanter's Pike wasn't strictly worse than Sword of feast and Famine. As is, your deck is just a really janky CawBlade.
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Jacois



Joined: 05 Sep 2004
Posts: 1201

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Selkie wrote:
Whenever you play a mono-colored deck, you have to ask yourself: Is there a reason I'm limiting myself to one color? (Dungrove elder, for example, would be a reason to run only green)

In your list: no, there isn't

You have a solid idea, try expanding on it! See what other colors have to offer


I completely disagree. An unfettered manabase is very underrated.

My biggest problem is with the 4 Nexus and 4 Quarter. The amount it disrupts your manabase doesn't seem worth the advantage of having them, especially the Quarters. The deck looks like it's half aggro, half control, and half midrange. Pick one and roll with it imo.
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Jacois



Joined: 05 Sep 2004
Posts: 1201

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

before I comment further, are even testing the list after updating it?
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P_P4E



Joined: 31 Aug 2004
Posts: 579

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crazy. I brewed up a list very similar to this today.

I have no stalkers or pikes, instead sword of feast or famine (strictly better than pike IMO).


im basically -3 stalker, -2 ponder -2 probe -1 psychic barrier -3 pike

+3 sword, +1 consecrated sphinx +1 batterskull +1 twisted image +1 frost breath +1 quicksilver geyser +1 dismember +2 islands (22 lands is a bit crazy. I feel awkward running 24).

Stalker might be fine as a 2 of or something, but its so weak on its own that I generally don't like it. only 14 actual cards to kill the opponent might be too few as well.
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Spyx



Joined: 31 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-3 pikes +2 sofaf +1 sowap
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magicman85



Joined: 22 Aug 2009
Posts: 555

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you need to re-read Delver Engrish.

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=226749

If he is not transformed, you get to look at the top card and only reveal it if you want to transform him. (Obviously you aren't going to reveal it if its not going to transform him.)

Once he is transformed it is just a 3/2 Flier with no other abilities.
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P_P4E



Joined: 31 Aug 2004
Posts: 579

PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Engrishskill wrote:
Well, the cat's out of the bag. Bummer.

I am weary of delver because they're squishy and give-away too much information. I'd be more inclined to run a different creature altogether. Don't get me wrong; very good card. I enjoy blowing out opponents by playing things unexpectedly too much to give my opponent info about my hand every turn for a 3/2 flier.

At one mana, I can see the value for sure, but they're the kind of card that will screw you savagely for the first time ever in a feature match because salt-of-the-earth competitive players aren't going to take advantage of that free information nearly as well as a feature match opponent.

Alchemy can already give an me an enormous amount of information about my opponent's plans...delver is insult to injury.


Trading 1 card of information for a +2/+1 and flying is something you should always be willing to do on the second turn of the game.
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HujuVanikil



Joined: 12 Sep 2009
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

t1 delver
t2 reveal mana leak transform delver -> troll face

not much better than that.
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