Quote from otisAlso, for liliana's specter on a vat can't they respond by playing their card?
Quote from KadrecThis is what I'm planning on running right now. I just got my new M11 toys (minus Grave Titans, which I'm not shelling out for right now), and this should be quite resilient against everything in my local meta. However, it's difficult for me to test this against something like Super Friends, as no one in the area has shelled out the money to build it (nor will they). This has "Outs" against everything I can think of, including Eldrazi (plenty of Sac effects, plus 2 Brittle Effigies), can handle Plainswalkers (clumsily, but All is Dust, sided Hexmages and Duress), and it should have enough removal to keep most aggro on the back foot until I can stabilize. I do have one Haunting Echoes to handle a couple of the local players who like to shuffle their graveyard back into the library and reuse everything, which can be tutored up with Liliana before they get too far into their decks, as well.
I used to use a pair of Sadistic Sacraments in the sideboard, and won almost every game that they showed up early in, as I could remove the biggest threats from my opponents' decks. I'm thinking I can get away without them, now, though.
Quote from odorofdeathHow does Kozileks predator help you win with Ascension out? Sure it comes out earlier but it only gives you one spawn, dies to bolt, and generates no more CA past the initial token. Rapacious One DOESNT die to bolt, is bigger and therefore harder to block, and is a must answer threat for your opponent. If they dont kill him quickly, you will have a constant stream of tokens. If they do kill him, then who cares. Hes just an means to an ends, not the ends itself. And as for the hatcher, I think we have enough fire-and-forget token generators in brood birthing, growth spasm and nest invader. Rapacious One is a constant source of advantage and while this makes him a target, like I said before, hes just a means to an ends, not the ends itself.
Quote from odorofdeathAscension is pretty much your best win con in this deck. Monument is cut for getting you blockers or something, but an army of 1/2 flying spawn isnt exactly what i'd call an alpha strike. I would take out the mights, there not needed. Also swap the birds for 3 BBE's they are great in this deck (surprise), usually digging out an awakening zone or ascension. Also -4 kozileks predator for +4 awakening zone, and -3 hatcher for +1 bolt and +2 rapacious one. Hatcher is too slow, as is predator.
Quote from Forgotten_HopeI was using the term pants loosely. Whatever her bottoms are, her stomach is hanging over them.