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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:50 am 
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Here's a new thread idea. Let's post those fun decks that we play that don't win all the time. I'll start off with a janky historic World Shaper deck. I had seen Mono Black's janky deck involving Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, life lands like Plaza of Harmony and Radiant Fountain, and then he would keep throwing the lands in the GY and getting them back with a World Shaper and God-Eternal Bontu synergy.

My deck utilizes the World Shaper/Bontu synergy but ramps up the GY interactions and makes use of Dread Presence instead of Vito as the main damage dealer. Dread is better because it can help you draw the rest of the combo pieces and you can squeeze a lot more swamps into the deck than the 8 lands the MBM deck was using. The MBM deck was centered around Gates, so being able to play on curve with untapped lands helps this deck.


4 x Mire Triton
2 x Glowspore Shaman

4 x Dryad of the Ilysian Grove
4 x Gorging Vulture

4 x Dread Presence
4 x World Shaper
4 x Scapeshift

3 x Unburial Rites
4 x God-Eternal Bontu

5 x Swamp
4 x Forest
4 x Zagoth Triome
4 x Indatha Triome
3 x Overgrown Tomb
4 x Godless Shrine
2 x Woodland Cemetery
1 x Sunpetal Grove



the goal of the deck is to fill up the GY with Triton, Vulture and World Shaper. Get a Dread Presence on the board then use Bontu to sacrifice the World Shaper and all of your lands. This not only draws you a huge chunk of your deck but when Shaper dies, all o f your lands will return from the GY to your battlefield so each swamp will trigger Dread Presence. We're running all the Triomes that are Forest/Swamps even though we're not running the blue from Zagoth Triome. We can use the white from Indatha on the Flashback of Unburial Rites. Unburial Rites is the best recursion for us because we can play it even if we mill it early.

The backup plan to late game board wipes is to drop Dread Presence and Scapeshift on the same turn. That should be a kill, and if not it will draw you into the Shaper/Bontu combo. Edit: Dread/Scape is actually the big end game combo here. Getting to 8-10 lands to be able to play both (or Unburial Rites/Scapeshift) in the same turn is what gives the deck legs.

Dryad turns all of our lands into Swamps, so even those 4 forests, Woodland Cemetary and Sunpetal Grove can become Swamps for Dread Presence.


Edits: Final Edits made. Maxxed out on the combo pieces, added another Unburial Rites and removed the Heroic Interventions. Added 2 Glowspore Shaman to smooth the curve and help with Mill

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:06 am 
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Exportable version of the above deck. Just highlight and ctrl-c then go to Arena>Decks>Import

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:41 am 
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New Janky Deck!!! These are the Nyxbloom Fields and the lands will kill you but the boars love snacking on Loti too.


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What we are trying to do is either create a huge Krasis, use Finale of Devastation to find End-Raze Forerunners, or run over them with Questing Beast/Steel-Leaf Champion if all else fails. Or we just win with Nissa.

Our ramp package is unconventional. We have Kiora to untap lands which works especially well with Lotus Field and Nyxbloom Ancient. We can search up Lotus Field with our T1 play Elvish Reclaimer, and for added spice, we counter our Lotus Field activated ability with Replicate//Repudiate. You MUST activate FULL CONTROL in order to be able to counter the trigger. Arena will just add it to the stack and move straight to the sacrifice if you don't go into Full Control. We're running 2 Mass Manipulations as insurance for when our opponent is putting out more threats than we can handle while we are ramping. We also like stealing Ugins and Nicol Bolas planeswalkers or our opponents most problematic permanents. If we're ramping we should be able to steal everything all in 1 go.

4 x Elvish Reclaimer

4 x Repudiate // Replicate
4 x Hydroid Krasis

3 x Steel Leaf Champion
4 x Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner

4 x Questing Beast

4 x Nissa, Who Shakes the World

2 x Discontinuity
3 x Nyxbloom Ancient

1 x End-Raze Forerunners

2 x Finale of Devastation

1 x Island
5 x Forest
4 x Lotus Field
4 x Hinterland Harbor
4 x Breeding Pool
4 x Temple of Mystery
1 x Castle Vantress
2 x Castle Garenbrig


Decklist Edit: The deck's doing so well that I'm going to go ahead and spend another MR WC on it. I'm dropping the two Mass Manipulations for another Nyxbloom Ancient and another Finale of Devastation. It's probable that I want 1 MM and should drop one of either the Steel-Leaf Champion or a QBeast for them. Maybe 1 Kiora.

Decklist Edit: I dropped the 3rd Finale of Devastation and a Steel Leaf Champion for 2 Discontinuity. Reason being that you can use Discontinuity T3 (just like Repudiate) to cancel the sacrificing of lands (we now have 6 cards that can do that for 2 mana) AND, being able to Time Walk the opponent on their Untap step is amazingly powerful, especially if we just dropped our enablers and are scared of a board wipe. I've also updated the Exportable Version for your ease.

Discontinuity is the type of card that helps our deck run smoother. It's going to be helpful during mulligans because now we have to throw away less hands with Lotus Field in them so we'll have more games where we start with 7 cards. It helps get us to 6 mana on T4 more often, and it provides late game bomb potential. Remember, with Nyxbloom Ancient in play you only need 1 Lotus Field or 2 lands (one produces blue) untapped and you get to end their turn as soon as their upkeep starts. Also remember, they may have triggers that you may or may not want to resolve on Upkeep. Exe, if they have Rotting Regisaur you may want to allow that to resolve first. If you're looking at Lethal damage next turn it probably won't matter though.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:34 am 
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Alright, so now that I've played several games with Nyxbloom Fields, let's talk about some of the silly **** you can do with this deck.

We'll start with Reclaimer. Starting on Turn3 you can turn him into a surprise 3/4 Blocker. It's not the way the deck want's to ramp because you end up with the same amount of mana. But if you're facing a hyper agressive deck it might be your only means of survival. If you have 3 lands, 2 untapped, you can use his ability at instant speed to surprise block a 3/3 or smaller. Just sac one land for a Lotus Field, and then sac the other two lands to Lotus Field and that puts enough lands in the GY to turn his static ability on.

On Turn 4 with Reclaimer you can use him to search up a Lotus Field and (with Full Control On) pay for a Repudiate to counter the Fields ETB. This will give you enough mana to cast a Nyxbloom Ancient on T5 if you hit your next land drop or have Kiora. It also gets the Reclaimer ready to activate once you find a second lotus. You can also do this with 3 lands and Kiora in play. Just make sure you use Kiora's ability for the 4th mana BEFORE you activate Reclaimer.

Once you have Nyxbloom Ancient in play the deck just goes absolutely bonkers. For example, Castle Garenbrig now makes 18 green mana when activated. So, with 2 other lands, you'll tap them for 6, use 4 of it to activate Castle and end up with 20 mana out of 3 lands.
If you use Lotus Field instead, you'll get 9 from Lotus, use 4 for Castle and end up with 23 mana. We can't use that mana on anything except Hydroid Krasis though because it doesn't work for Mass Manipulation or planeswalkers. Also, you have to then use a blue land because Garenbrig only makes Green. However, having a 24/24 Krasis isn't a bad way to win a game, or at least, refill your hand and give your life total a nice cushion. If I'm going off, I usually won't use all of my mana on a Krasis. Something like a 16/16 Krasis is usually enough and being able to then play whatever you draw on the same turn is nice. You can't use Garenbrig's mana to activate it again if you untap it with Kiora, however, finding 4 more mana with Ancient in play should not be a problem. For a total of 36 mana from 1 land!

I've cast some ridiculous Finale of Devestations for upwards of X=36 once the full ramp package is out. They'll need multiple instant speed removals/bounce or Settle the Wreckage to survive a swing like that.

If you have both Lotus Field/Repudiate and Kiora in hand on T3, what is the stronger play? If you go with Field T3 you can play Kiora with Field and untap it to have 5 (or 6 if you hit your land drop) mana. If you play Kiora T3, then do Lotus Field/Repudiate T4 you can untap the Field with Kiora but you've spent 2 mana on Repudiate. Even if you hit your land drop you only have 4 mana to play with. If you plan to play QBeast or Champion it doesn't matter. If you plan to play Nissa, then you want to play Field on T3. Either way, I would play Field/Repudiate ASAP. If you're facing counterspells I'd rather have Repudiate countered than Kiora. If you get Kiora in play with Field you can still play almost everything in the deck with 1 more land drop. You're a mana down if you get Repudiate off and Kiora is countered. Besides, Kiora is your only draw engine.

Be careful with Nissa and Lotus Field. They do have Hexproof which makes them immune to targeted removal but they can be swept away with Wrath effects. You don't want to lose a Lotus Field.

With that said, you can make ridiculous amounts of mana with Nissa and Kiora even without Ancient in play. With a forest you can make 6 mana in one turn by tap/Activate Nissa/tap again/Activate Kiora/tap again. That sequence on Lotus Field will produce 9 mana. This is a good way to get really big Krasis' which will draw you into the rest of your deck, or to fuel a Finale FTW.


Okay, so for example this is the crazy **** that happened in my last game. They killed my reclaimer T3, so I couldn't go fetch a Lotus Field, but I had Kiora in play. I play QBeast T4. T5 I play Garenbrig, I use it and untap a land to drop Nyxbloom Ancient. T6 shenanigans happened! I activate Garenbrig for 18, drop a second Ancient, untap Garenbrig with Kiora. I then play an 18/18 Krasis, draw and play RazeBoar and attack with it, a 7/7 Ancient from last turn and a 6/6 QBeast. 2nd main I play a 2 Steel Leaf Champions and 2 Reclaimers. T7 I Replicate the Boar for 81 Trample Damage.

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Did you intentionally use that word or did you want laboratory?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:17 am 
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mjack33 wrote:
Did you intentionally use that word or did you want laboratory?


Every thing here is poopread for accuracy.

I always knew it would be MJack that would ask that question. And for the rest of ya that are pissing around here, if you feel like pooping out a jank deck list feel free.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:55 am 
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I'm going to give you 1 more deck for the Labor Day weekend. Since my last two were Historic I'm going to squeeze in a Standard legal deck before rotation. This one is going to be a Mystic Forge deck. I know people love playing cards off the top of their deck and I usually see them with Bolas' Citadel, Conspicuous Snoop, Radha or Oracle of Mul Daya. I don't see anyone ever using Mystic Forge and it's a pet card of mine so here's the deck.

First, the importable version
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4 x The Birth of Meletis

2 x Spinning Wheel
4 x Scuttlemutt

4 x Karn, the Great Creator
4 x Solemn Simulacrum
3 x Mystic Forge
4 x Shatter the Sky

3 x Ugin, the Ineffable

4 x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

4 x Stonecoil Serpent

13 x Plains
3 x Castle Ardenvale
4 x Interplanar Beacon
4 x Radiant Fountain

Sideboard
1 x Sorcerous Spyglass
2 x Entrancing Lyre
2 x Glass Casket
1 x God-Pharaoh's Statue
1 x Parhelion II
1 x The Circle of Loyalty
1 x Wand of Vertebrae
3 x Meteor Golem
1 x Mystic Forge
1 x Soul-Guide Lantern
1 x Shadowspear


We have a Ramp package to help thin the deck for Mystic Forge and to help get us to Ugin. We've got Birth of Meletis, Scuttlemutt, Spinning Wheel and Solemn Simulacrum to help get us there. Besides just ramp, the Scuttlemutt can be used to turn an artifact creature of your opponnents into a colored creature so that U6in can target it and U8in can sweep it.

Shatter the Sky and Birth are the only colored spells in the deck. If this were historic you could probably replace Shatter with ratchet bombs and birth with Mind Stones so as not to interfere with Mystic Forge's top deck rules but we're in standard for now. Besides, those two spells help us survive agro decks long enough to win some games. I had thought of using Mazemind Tomb for Birth but I think guaranteeing the land drops is more important, as you might wiff on a few scrys. And the 0/4 wall is very relevant in some matchups.

One of the fun things to pull out of the sideboard is Parhelion II because you can use Karn's +1 to turn it on by itself, then it attacks as a 8/8 bringing in two angels with it.
Circle of Loyalty is also a lot of fun. We have 11 legendary spells and it pumps up the U6in and Ardenvale Tokens as well as making tokens on it's own.

U6in + ability can be used with Mystic Forge to really tear through the deck. Don't be afraid to us it's tap ability, you'll be making quite a bit of life with Birth, Radiant Fountain and Interplanar Beacon. Once you get to 8 lands you can just mill those right off the top, or turn them into colorless 2/2s. You can also use a Simulacrum to shuffle the deck and put something new on the top. I always play spells off the top instead of from the hand, unless it's one of the Ugins. Just be careful not to deck yourself, I've gotten down to only have a few cards left in the deck before.

Also be careful with the Glass Caskets coming in out of the sideboard. U8in will sweep those right away with everything else and leave your opponent with whatever was under them. Because of that, I like the Entrancing Lyre a little better, but sometimes your opponent is just to aggressive for you and you need one early.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:16 am 
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Anyone have any ideas for a deck or a 3 or 4 card combo they want to see come to life?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:41 am 
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I've edited the decklist for Nyxbloom Fields and added an (lengthy, sry) explanation for the card I added.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:52 am 
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Mystic Forge rotated to Historic so I have updated the Ugin deck to historic. The swap out will cost 4 rare WCs and 1 mythic depending on what sweepers you have.

Again here is the importable version:

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And here is the deck:

4 x Stonecoil Serpent

4 x Mind Stone

4 x Powerstone Shard

1 x Settle the Wreckage
3 x Shatter the Sky
3 x Mystic Forge
4 x Solemn Simulacrum
2 x Myriad Construct
4 x Karn, the Great Creator

4 x Ugin, the Ineffable

3 x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon


4 x Buried Ruin
8 x Plains
3 x Castle Ardenvale
4 x Interplanar Beacon
3 x Radiant Fountain
2 x Crawling Barrens

Sideboard
1 x Sorcerous Spyglass
2 x Glass Casket
1 x God-Pharaoh's Statue
1 x Parhelion II
1 x Forsaken Monument
3 x Meteor Golem
1 x Soul-Guide Lantern
1 x Shadowspear
1 x Meteorite
3 x Ratchet Bomb


The biggest change is getting to go full into the artifact ramp with Mind Stone and Powerstone Shard. Along with the new Forsaken Monument we can generate massive amounts of colorless mana in the mid-late game. Also by removing Birth of Meletis for Mind Stone we run into less roadblocks for Mystic Forge. I'm still running white as looking through the Castles available and the colored Artifacts that can come out of the Sideboard from Karn I still feel like the white sweepers and Glass Casket along with Castle Ardenvale are the best package we can get from a single color. I'm not spending WCs on Wrath of God yet but that's what I'd replace the Shatter the Skys with. It's just a strictly better card. You could go with 2 Settle the Wreckage, but I only have 1, and this is janky.... right?

With Forsaken Monument now, it's one of the first cards I go for with Karn. Situationally you may have to go for a Golem or Casket but after that you really want to get that Monument out asap. Often you'll want it in play before either Ugin, it's just that good. Sometimes my first grab will be Meteorite so I can take out a X/2(1) and then use Karn's ability to turn it into a 5/5 blocker, which also happens to get you to enough mana for U6in.

The Myriad Construct and Crawling Barrens are the only Rares that I've added to the deck for the new set. I did swap one more U6in for one less U8in as well. The deck has been winning quite a bit on the "Play" historic lobby.

Now that we don't have Birth of Meletis the Stonecoil Serpent often needs to be played on turn 1 or 2 if you have either Stone and Karn in hand. Even if you don't know what your opponent is playing yet, or especially if they're playing aggressively, you'll want him as a blocker much more than you'll need him later.

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