It went 3-3 against Vampires, making its overall record 10-8, which I consider to be fairly good for a deck this unoptimized.
Garruk is very good and usually the win-con if he sticks. They have to get rid of him first, giving you more turns to set up.
Kalonian Behemoth seems very out of place, but as a basically unkillable 9/9 it's not as bad as it seems. Not sure that it's good enough, though.
Terastodon is "I win" if it sticks for even one turn.
Rampaging Baloths is very nice too, if it sticks. It's usually one of the first finishers one brings out, though, so it's a removal magnet. If they don't have any, they better win fast.
Dragon Broodmother is hard to get the mana for, but if you do, it's great. Especially with Garruk.
Pyroclasm is insurance against faster decks.
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Mar 27, 2010So I was playing the following deck on OCTGN, and it went 5-1 against Jund:Posted in: Standard Archives
I don't plan to build the deck in real life, as I'm not really a competitive player at all, but I thought it would be worthwhile to share it.
EDIT: 2-4 against White Weenie.
Mar 7, 2010re: title. It does run like Jund, but I wouldn't say it's unilaterally "better". At least not yet, but Jund is the #1 deck in Standard for a reason, and I don't think this will beat it.Posted in: Standard Archives
re: "cheating". I would consider breaking the rules to your advantage cheating, even if the other person didn't notice.
Anyway, after testing both, Pyroclasm helped against Vampires and Kraken Hatchling didn't. Pyroclasm often acts like a mini-DoJ, and in combination w/ Lightning Bolt it gets even better.
re: Grixis Aggro. This is a midrange deck: I don't think Hellspark Elemental fits very well, because it's not a blocker. Liliana and Cruel would probably work well, though.
Mar 7, 2010The main problem this deck seems to be having is faster decks like Vampires. I just went 1-2 in playtesting against them (on OCTGN) with this list:Posted in: Standard Archives
Maybe Pyroclasm? Kraken Hatchling?
Mar 7, 2010The idea of a Grixis-colored deck that runs like Jund is interesting. I playtested the following deck versus Jund and it went 4-3:Posted in: Standard Archives
Mana base- Just threw something together quickly.
Bituminous Blast- Really good card, and I see no reason it can't work in this deck.
Kederekt Parasite- I wanted the deck to have a 1-drop.
Kathari Remnant- Cascade makes it much better than it seems. In one game this held off a Raging Ravine for four turns, long enough to win via a Tar Pit.
With that being said, Jace 2 and Sphinx of Jwar Isle would probably make the deck stronger. Not sure about Death's Shadow- it can't be played early.
A nice thing about this deck is that in the 7 games I played, it didn't get manascrewed at all, due to the lower quantity of multicolor cards than Jund.
Feb 15, 2010Ravenous Rats.Posted in: Opinions & Polls
re: Phaxe. This list was made directly after spoilers ended, and I hadn't read most of the uncommons or commons. Afterwards, I was too lazy to change it. I still believe that #s 2 to 5 are good.
Feb 8, 2010re: Archenemy. The poll is about "what would you buy, based on what we know?".Posted in: Opinions & Polls
re: None of the Above. Sorry, I did forget.
Feb 8, 2010I voted for Sharuum, because:Posted in: Opinions & Polls
Knight-Captain and Sen aren't amazing enough.
Uril isn't forgotten-I've seen several decks here that play him.
Battlegrace is almost always worse than Baneslayer, so it's forgotten for a reason.
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