Riku of Twin Decks: Creature Avalanche
An Experiment of Divergent Builds
This is half of a pair of decks for Riku of Two Reflections, each exploring a focus on half of his ability. The mirror deck is located here.
This Riku deck is built around creatures/permanents and uses warp world / primal surge / genesis wave to great effect. Copying one of these spells with Riku generates a huge amount of triggers, and in the case of a copied primal surge, mitigates the drawback of playing other non-permanents.
This deck is being posted for record keeping, but I welcome suggestions.
Mindwrack Liege does two things. First and foremost, This keeps clones from dying as a state based effect from 0 toughness off of Warp World, allowing Riku to trigger and copy any creature that came in...again. Second, it can act as a backup prophet of kruphix and/or overall cost reduction. I think paying UG for a double fact or fiction is worthwhile.
This is the Riku list I've been enjoying myself with for a couple months. First, the list
Seedborn Muse + Leyline of Anticipation.
Take extra turns, but without being "that guy" because it's still their turn. Gets better if you copied Seedborn Muse with a clone or Riku (or copied it with Riku then cloned it and copied the clone). Each copy multiplies your available mana by more. Put this mana into a big Genesis Wave or Comet Storm to probably win during their untap step.
Psychosis Crawler + Consecrated Sphinx
Everyone likes drawing cards. Now you draw more cards! Add in Temple Bell, Nin the Pain Artist, and Dragon Mage for massive damage. Also works well with Jin-Gitaxias. Niv-Mizzet gives redundancy.
Spike Weaver + forgotten ancient
FOG. FOG EVERYWHERE FOREVER. (dies to removal or too many opponents, but shuts down Omnath HARD)
Sylvan Library + Abundance
Draw 3 cards of your choice per turn.
Warstorm Surge + .....Pretty much anything
Chancellor of the Forge - lots of damage
Acidic Slime - Kill a creature too
Psychosis Crawler - Hilarious after a Nin, the pain artist activation
Inferno Titan - even more damage
Blightsteel Colossus - Win.
NOTE: the CREATURE deals the damage. Yeah, warstorm surge is insane.
Mind over Matter + Temple Bell / Niv-Mizzet / Nin the Pain Artist + Psychosis Crawler / Birthing Pod
Temple Bell / Niv-Mizzet - Win. This one is more a victim of circumstance but whatever.
Nin + Crawler - Use Nin on crawler to draw a bunch and hit opponents. Discard all those cards to untap as many lands as possible and Nin. Repeat. Repeat Again. Win.
Birthing Pod - More activations out of this monster of a card is well worth discarding one of the extra lands in your hand.