I am doing a similar battle box. I have 10 decks that represent each Ravnica guilds. But it's not just a representation of the guilds but also different MTG competitive strategies. It is also in the budget side, so mostly commons/uncommons. Each deck does run a "marquee" (rare/mythic) spell and an appropriate legendary creature.
I have the following guild/archetypes:
U/W: [[Isochron scepter]] control with the marquee spell as [[Terminus]]. Your basic control deck.
U/B: [[Standstill]] based Draw/Go control that messes with your opponent's head rather than straight up controlling the board. Runs spells like [[Fact or Fiction]] and tons of permission. The ultimate bluff deck.
B/R: [[Reanimator]] "combo" deck. The classic
R/G: "Zoo" aggro/burn deck. Undercosted beaters like [[Kird Ape]] and burn as finishers.
G/W: basic Ramp midrange deck that runs [[Enlisted Wurm]] and [[Llanowar Sentinel]]s to gain board advantage.
W/B: monarch midrange deck. I based this deck from Junk decks that run discard, removal and creatures that gain incremental advantage.
U/R: [[Peregrine Drake]]+[[Archaeomancer]]+[[Ghostly Flicker]] combo deck. I wanted to create a combo deck that is akin to a solitaire game play. It is mostly in the battle box as means to teach new players about combo decks.
B/G: [[Tortured Existence]] midrange dredge deck. I wanted to have a deck that runs a dedicated engine card.
R/W: Soldier matters "tribal" aggro deck.
G/W: Tempo deck. This is actually the deck that I am not set on how to build. It will be a Tempo deck but I still can't decide whether I should build it around [[Delver of Secrets]], [[Lorescale Coatl]] or evolve creatures. In my deck box, this is still under construction. It used to be an Infect Tempo deck but it doesn't play well in multiplayer which what the battle box is played half of the time.
I hope my ideas help you with your own battle/duel deck ideas. Good luck.
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Jan 12, 2018(nameless one) posted a message on Need input on casual format homebrew duel decks with strong lore/block theme meeting "new order" archetypesPosted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
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I actually enjoyed Caw-Blade standard. It sucked because everyone played it but the mirror was so skill intensive. But then this was before Batterskull.
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It's probably gonna be Dwarves or Constructs/Golems/something artifact
Jul 6, 2016Posted in: Control
I feel like this card is relevant to this archetype.
Sure the opponent can play mind games on you, but ultimately what goes in the graveyard wouldn't matter.
What do you guys think? I think it being an instant is a boon to the card.
May 27, 2016Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Fiveod »Seriously, the Khans lands are the ones they decide to reprint? Not even Mirage fetches?
This. It would have been great if they have Mirage fetches. Synergy with Brainstorm and Deathrite Shaman for draft. Naw...
May 25, 2016Remember when Type 1 (Vintage) got too expensive and WotC created Type 1.5 (Legacy)?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Remember when Legacy got too expensive and WotC created Modern?
Maybe WotC is creating a new format because Modern got really expensive...
Mar 1, 2016Haven't seen this here: http://www.manaleak.com/store/brain-bottle-p-52896.htmlPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Brains in a Bottle 2
1, T: Put a charge counter on Brain in a Bottle, you may cast an instant or sorcery spell with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Brain in a Bottle from your hand without paying its mana costs.
3, T: Remove X charge counters from Brain in a Bottle: Scry X.
Feb 25, 2016Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from DudeFromDenmark »If angels are evil this time around, I wonder who will be the good guys other than some of the humans.
Really, because their food supply is running low.
Nov 27, 2015I want to push Midrange in Green. Right now, my green creatures consists of : mana elves, cheap beatdown creatures and over the top late game creatures.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
I don't really have any in between guys, around 3-4 casting cost dudes that actually have utility. The only things that come to mind are Phantom Centaur (great against control) and Eternal Witness. I also want to tie this in with G/W as I don't really have an archetype for it.
In white, I have support for midrange creatures but looking for suggestions for green ones.
Also, would you guys put (green/white specific) creatures that just shuts down certain archetypes?
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