Quote from Two-Headed DragonMachine Head was more aggro control than straight up aggro. Duress and Blazing Specter kept hands light, Rishadan Port denied mana and Plague Spitter/Flametongue Kavu/Terminate killed everything that did resolve. Rishadan Port was one of the key cards, the same way it was in Fires, to resolve something big on your turn.
Honestly you should either go the suicide aggro route with the whole unearth shebang or go the more controlling route like the World Championship deck did. The good news is that it already exists: Blightning Beatdown.
Blightning has a similar function to Blazing Specter. Murderous Redcap is basically Flametongue Kavu's younger brother and Siege-Gang Commander is straight card advantage. Having two of the best cards in standard right now, Figure of Destiny and Bitterblossom, doesn't hurt either. Depending on the meta, add Goblin Outlander/Shambling Remains and you have yourself Machine Head.
Quote from Horseshoe_HermitIf you're thinking of putting in Pyroclast Consul, I must ask if Resounding Thunder is needed. A Nameless Inversion could go in its place and count as an Elemental Shaman, while killing the same range of creatures, plus getting around pro red and damage prevention, and some of the time being pump (on, say, Nyxathid), while costing less, and not forcing you to run :symg:-capable lands.
Great use of dredgery of the past.
Quote from NideonI think you would want some sort of removal when i have Light from Within and Oversoul swinging for 10 each turn. The only thing that could deal with that is white (***) really, even then....It's lapse'd. Oversoul is good
Quote from flaming infinityI really think Vindicate would actually be fair at common. Rarity only matters for limited and honestly, it's just going to be a 3 mana Terminate most of the time in the format since most things you kill in limited are creatures. Sure, it is more versatile, but the extra 1 makes up for that. Honestly, how many times have you seen someone main deck a Creeping Mold in a limited deck, anyway? I certainly wouldn't put it at common in the same set/block as Terminate, though, because that would seriously imbalance the environment.
If Vindicate is ever reprinted, however, I don't see it going below rare because it would totally wipe out its secondary market value overnight.
Quote from DalkonCledwinI am sorry, but both the vaporized individual and the person in the art for Terminate strike me as being humans, but that is just my perspective of the art....
Quote from ElysiumRedundant effects and draw? He's got four esper charm, four drifter, brokens to scry with, and the cruels. The wispmare and celestial purge on the side give you 7 answers to resolved bitterblossom and 5 answers to resolved glorious anthems.
What deck won't have creatures to counter? Other than like, swans I mean. Its just another counterspell
Nassif talked about it in a deck tech, and chapin mentioned it in his article. she ruins control decks, and either taps faeries out end of turn to counter her, or is unkillable because she dodges the again popular terror.
No, he obviously won a pro tour with godawful cards.
Wall is really good, and if you tested with it you'd understand that. And like plumeveil it won't kill you if sowered.
It kills eveything in tokens and faeries but mistbind and cloudgoat. kills figures in resp to pump, knight of meadograin, ko2, siege gang and tokens, and mutavaults. and is uncounterable. They also have flying 1/6s to block things which dodge it, and wrath's in the side.
Wafo-tapa, Chapin, Bucher, nassif, and several others all developed and tested this build together. Its not a fluke, and you honestly just don't get it.
Quote from pandafarmerYeah people were so pumped for Avatar Of Discord for reanimator builds, which were actually played at the time, and it STILL didn't see play. This guy is actually a little worse because if your opponent isn't playing many creatures the drawback will make you think twice about playing him. If he had haste, it would be a 15 dollar rare for sure! At least you could get a swing in before they have a turn to recover with thier hand full of cards.