Quote from ChaosNomad »Just got back from GP Portland, and I was able to pick up some sweet swag for the deck. I was able to get my Bloodforged Battle-Axe altered, and I'm way too pleased with the results. Military Intelligence got a nice signature over it. In addition, I'm probably dropping in a Mutavault as just an Island replacement. The ability to trigger Prowl, and a few other abilities is really nice. Finally the big change, I was able to snag a copy of one of M:tG's most infamous cards. Invoke Prejudice is going in, and is currently replacing Tezzeret, Artifice Master.
Island->Mutavault: Just a minor change. I want to see how it plays out, I've got a couple more decks that it might be played in, but I want to see it here first. Ideally, it'll just allow us some extra card draw with some additional synergy with Master of Waves and Prowl triggers.
Tezzeret, Artifice Master->Invoke Prejudice: Tezzeret has been consistently underwhelming, and my recent acquisition of a copy of a infamous terrible, terrible card has made the swap over easy.
Finally, I was able to get 2 games in at the GP, non-events if you're curious, I went 1-1 with the deck. I'm really pleased with the results too.
The first game I tried to slow roll the table to get a feeling for everyone, and it didn't go so well. I was up against Muldrotha, Aurelia, and Arjun. I became an early target as the Mono-U player, and the fact I stole the opposing Muldrotha after he cracked L.E.D. I tried to politic the table to defer the aggression, but it didn't work for long. I really tried to be nice, and discarded some of my more potent hate pieces as I didn't want to come off as rude to a new playgroup. In the end, I lost but had a great time in this game.
Second game though, I crushed the table. I was against a Kaalia, Riku, and another deck which I can't remember. I was able to establish a good draw engine early, and began to gain some card advantage, in addition to some early mana ramp. The Kaalia player swung early against me, dropping an early Avacyn. Turns cycle around, and I was able to use the combination of Vendilion Clique and Equilibrium to get rid of the Avacyn. They come back with tutoring Avacyn into hand and drop it again. Meanwhile, the Riku player copies Avacyn with a Dack's Duplicate, other player clones the Duplicate Avacyn. I bite my lip as I'm really close to being knocked out of the game facing 3 Avacyn's. It comes back to my turn, and I'm able to, with all of my draw effects, get roughly 16 cards off of my deck. I pull a Notorious Throng and Master of Waves which eventually chained into a Expropriate, and a Mission Briefing-powered Throng for the win.
Lately, this deck has been a blast to play, and I'm hoping the updates don't stop for awhile. If anyone has any suggestion be sure to pop-in with them. I'm always up for some discussion.
Quote from Arwen_Spence »I've been messing with a version of this deck inspired partially by yours. I'm considering Blade of Selves since my deck has an infect subtheme. Also, if equipped to a clone could allow for some interesting shenanigans. What are your thoughts on that as an option. I'm worried it might be a bit too slow.
Quote from ChaosNomad »Quote from Arwen_Spence »I've been messing with a version of this deck inspired partially by yours. I'm considering Blade of Selves since my deck has an infect subtheme. Also, if equipped to a clone could allow for some interesting shenanigans. What are your thoughts on that as an option. I'm worried it might be a bit too slow.
Blade is a card that I've always considered, but my main concern is the amount of aggression it can defer onto you, especially with infect. Whilst I think this deck can do well in a multiplayer setting attacking everyone equally is not my general gameplan. What sources of Infect and Proliferate are you running? I might even look at the War of the Spark card Guildpact Informant from the Jace Planeswalker deck to further my means in a deck like that. In addition, could I see your decklist pretty please.