Quote from BubbleUp »Didn't see any loam decks so figured id take a shot at it. I did however go slightly over budget but still figured its worth putting here since it looks reasonable to be playing.
Timestamp 3/22/2015 Aggro loam
cost 22.46(2.46 over budget)
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Spells-234x Life from the loam (8.00)3x Seismic Assault (2.01)4x Faithless Looting (0.20)3x Flame Jab (0.12)3x Raven's Crime (0.51)1x Bow of Nylea (0.73)2x Dismember (1.00)2x Terminate (1.00)1x Creeping Renaissance (0.15)Creatures-124x Lotleth Troll (1.76)4x Vampire Nighthawk (1.32)4x Countryside Crusher (1.00)Lands-254x Savage Lands (2.00)2x Lavaclaw Reaches (0.86)3x Temple of Abandon (1.44)4x Evolving Wilds (0.16)4x Swamp3x Forest4x Mountain1x Buried Ruin (0.20)
Buried ruin+bow of nylea is great and prevent you from essentially decking(hopefully baring bow getting exile or buried ruin) and allow you to after you have dredged entire deck set up each draw and stop dredging and just draw life from the loam if thats what is wanted, etc.
Can either be creeping renaissance or worm harvest as last card i just liked renaissance for some reason more.
But basically the deck is going to operate a bit slow due to taplands but how it plays out is basically you want to start find a life from the loam+ seismic assualt/ravens crime/or flame jab via faithless looting to start getting a lot of value out of your life from from the loam and take control over the game slowy while finding a way to kill them. Raven's Crime is basically how you win any control MU as that card is near impossible for them to get out from under. Lotleth troll is just being used since its just a good blocker and a decent win condition/can go aggro same is true for nighthawk(needed some life gain and a flyer with dt is great). Crusher has a lot of synergies with the deck since discarding to retrace/fetching/assault/dredging all give it counters and give you a creature that you can grow to a huge size relatively quickly. Almost at all times in the game should you be dredging life from the loam unless you need to find a certain spell/creature.
If you can upgrade the main thing to start upgrading would be the lands aim to get wooded Foothills Bloodstained Mire and Verdant Catacombs none of them need to be a 4 of but just something like a 2/2/2 split is best but 3/3 foothills/mire is fine as well. Gaven Cairns is really good in the deck and lets you technically skimp on red mana a bit 1-2 Raging Ravine and 1 Twilight Mire if possible. You will need something like ~4-6 ravnica shocklands however in the deck as well. 1 tectonic edge and 1 ghost quarter fit into the main has a lot of value in a lot of mu's as well.
Going to come back and edit for other upgrades but the common bg good stuff abrupt decay/lilliana of the veil/ and dark confidant(or phyrexian arena) Scavenging ooze Courser of Kruphix Tasigur, The golden Fang are all also really good in the deck. and you have options of using taisgur and potentially just bloodghast and going more control oriented route if thats your style instead of using the creatures if they feel clunky.
Your sb should include 2-4 copies of Ancient Grudge, 1-2 Golgari Charm, 2 Darkblast, 1-2 Anger of the Gods, 2 Sowing Salt and some various hate cards of your choice and probably some amount of lifegain cards like obstinate baloth and maybe something like pthing needle. I personally like having batterskull in the sb/ syphon life for burn. Without ooze/courser our burn mu is pretty horrendous.
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Won three off the back of Crusader, 1 game I saved myself with a clinch Bile Blight. Lost two, both pretty badly. The deck is the REAL DEAL.
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