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Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« on: June 24, 2011, 10:38:22 PM »
Thought id best ask here as well.

I need help with my deck for a small local tournament, unfortunately its a type 1.5 tournament....

the deck is here:
http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75842/27920093/Help_with_a_type_1.5_RW_Spirit_deck?sdb=1&post_num=3#500675125
(where they have tags for the cards :))

3rd post, after i completely failed at deck construction.

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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011, 05:10:43 AM »
When you say type 1.5, you are talking about Legacy, right?

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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011, 05:22:38 AM »
From the looks of it, you are running a Boros Aggro. Consider picking up a set of Path to Exile and a set of Swords to Plowshares (both fairly cheap these days).

You'd probably be better off going Mono-White Aggro. There's a huge number of 1-drops nowadays, all of which can be brought back by several effects.
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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2011, 07:19:48 AM »
Not really boros (Its supposed to be Tribal Spirits  :D) considering there are no ravnica cards at all lol. Path to exile and Swords to plowshares are awesome though (too bad they arent arcane but you cant have everything).

The core thing I am aiming for is Tribal Spirits, though thinking about it now green would probably be a better colour for kodama's reach and hanna kami.

And yes 1.5 is Legacy or Classic (I think?) if you play MTGO.

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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2011, 10:34:24 PM »
Not really boros (Its supposed to be Tribal Spirits  :D) considering there are no ravnica cards at all lol. Path to exile and Swords to plowshares are awesome though (too bad they arent arcane but you cant have everything).

The core thing I am aiming for is Tribal Spirits, though thinking about it now green would probably be a better colour for kodama's reach and hanna kami.

And yes 1.5 is Legacy or Classic (I think?) if you play MTGO.

I guess the real question here is what is your Legacy Meta like? Because even one guy playing Goblins will ruin your day.


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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 01:03:17 AM »
Most people in my meta play big 5 colour control decks mostly blue/green focused with a lot of land search.

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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011, 02:06:45 AM »
Most people in my meta play big 5 colour control decks mostly blue/green focused with a lot of land search.

How fast are the decks by comparison to something like CAW Blade?


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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2011, 02:42:57 AM »
They generally take about 3 or 4 turns before they play anything at all so pretty slow. I generally play weeny decks but cant hit the damage output needed to kill them before they play something that halts the game.

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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011, 02:48:22 AM »
They generally take about 3 or 4 turns before they play anything at all so pretty slow. I generally play weeny decks but cant hit the damage output needed to kill them before they play something that halts the game.

The main problem is that you've built around a mechanic that was underpowered even when it was Block season. Spiritcraft just isn't competitive. There are a few options: Go mono-White and play weenies, go Mono-Red and use burn (and get some real burn spells), or try a psuedo-Boros build. I can write up an aggro decklist fast.


Boros is expensive, Burn is also expensive, and White Weenie can get there. What's your budget look like?


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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011, 02:51:34 AM »
No more than about £40, I have some of the cards already (balefires, most of the common/uncommon spirits, aether shockwave etc)

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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2011, 03:20:36 AM »
No more than about £40, I have some of the cards already (balefires, most of the common/uncommon spirits, aether shockwave etc)

Ouch... That's not much to work with here. Well, see what you can get from this list:

3 Path to Exile
3 Kabira Vindicator
3 Caravan Escort
4 Elite Vanguard
4 Savannah Lions
3 Swords to Plowshares
4 Student of Warfare
4 Signal Pest
4 Celestial Crusader
4 Proclamation of Rebirth
4 Marshal's Anthem
4 Memnite
3 Mystifying Maze
2 Emeria, the Sky Ruin
4 Contested War Zone
11 Plains


If it's absolutely impossible to get them, replace the Contested War Zones with Sejiri Steppes and the Student of Warfares with Lantern Kami.


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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2011, 03:51:15 AM »
that looks pretty good, it only rings up at about £15 too...

65 cards though?
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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2011, 04:05:28 AM »
that looks pretty good, it only rings up at about £15 too...

65 cards though?


Whoops, went over by one Plains. And yes, because 4 Memnite really doesn't affect your curve.


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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2011, 04:28:13 AM »
Fortunately i have most of the cards for this on MTGO so i might test it out a bit there before the tournament

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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2011, 04:33:43 AM »
Fortunately i have most of the cards for this on MTGO so i might test it out a bit there before the tournament

For comparison, this deck should be able to kill around turn 4 if you get an early Contested Battle Field/Signal Pest and a Memnite.



When the time comes to upgrade the deck, Ditch the Kabira Vindicators for Honor of the Pure and the Caravan Escorts for Crusade.


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Re: Anyone play (and is good at) M:TG?
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2011, 07:32:29 PM »
After testing the deck relatively thoroughly on mtgo I have some observations:
Quite a lot I have to mulligan my first hand or two because of having no plains.
A lot of people just nuke all my creatures with 1 or 2 mana removal as I play them.
getting enough plains out for emeria to actually work is near impossible.

I did swap one savannah lion for Isamaru, Hound of Konda because he is strait better (unless being legendary is that bad a thing?)

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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2011, 06:28:34 PM »
After testing the deck relatively thoroughly on mtgo I have some observations:
Quite a lot I have to mulligan my first hand or two because of having no plains.
A lot of people just nuke all my creatures with 1 or 2 mana removal as I play them.
getting enough plains out for emeria to actually work is near impossible.

I did swap one savannah lion for Isamaru, Hound of Konda because he is strait better (unless being legendary is that bad a thing?)

Yeah, that will happen on MTGO (they actually have some competitive Legacy decks). But compared to your meta the deck should do fine with a few more basics (mix up the count, maybe drop a Memnite).

Isamaru is easily a 3-of, but I left him off the list to keep it cheaper (they are $2 each over here).



Some Tectonic Edges will serve you well, since they can stall the opponent for another turn (important for WW).


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