D.A.i.T.S., pt. 11: Intelligent Conversation Apr 3, 2020 1:35:08 GMT
Post by sdfkjgh on Apr 3, 2020 1:35:08 GMT
This is quite possibly the stupidest deck I’ll ever build, and that’s saying something. HAH, Ral, I beat you to your own snark!
Ral: Hey, you said it, not me.
Anyway, have a dumb deck. The name is derived from the flavor text of the deck’s star card:
|4 Breeding Pool|
Because Path to Exile exists.
|2 Grove of the Guardian|
Because, as I’ve said elsewhere, the best Rakdos deck that day was a bad Selesnya deck.
|4 Hallowed Fountain|
|1 Rogue’s Passage|
|2 moar Temples|
|3 even MOAR Temples|
|3 Boy, this landbase is a veritable Shul Collective, isn’t it?|
|3 Elvish Mystic|
|3 Voyaging Satyr|
|2 Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage|
|1 Simic Charm|
You’re almost never using the first mode.
|1 Fated Infatuation|
Absolute zero take: Addendum is a terrible ability, especially in the way that Wizards implemented it. Having an additional effect on a card here and there is all well and good, but to unite them all under the banner of Azorius, the color combination that LEAST wants to be tapout control, is idiotic, counterproductive at best, willfully ignorant of their own game at worst, and feels like a betrayal to the control players. Considering all the seeming betrayals of the recent boneheaded “bleed the fans dry of their funds, because Toys Я Us’ bankruptcy hurt us more than we’ll EVER admit” decisions handed down from on high by the corporate overlords at Hasbro, WotC does NOT need another one.
|4 Oh look, even yet MOAR Temples, again|
also, too, as well. At least these are ambulatory.; They’re also the perfect secondary targets for token copying. Hit with one, make another.
|3 Chromatic Lantern|
Because Blood Moon is a card. Also because even with the current manabase, this deck STILL wouldn’t function properly without it!
|3 Trostani, Selesnya’s Voice|
Because this slow-ass deck needs a way to not die before it gets to do its thing, and lifegain is the very definition of “not dying”.
|1 Kiora, the Crashing Wave|
How bad is this deck? It uses one of the worst, most underpowered, overly-timid designed planeswalkers ever printed, and it even sometimes gets to ultimate her AND have her stick around! This, of course, only really happens while goldfishing against the Face the Hydra Challenge Deck.
|2 Urban Evolution|
Mebbe these should be Growth Spiral instead, and be the full 4.
|4 Stolen Identity|
Yes, cipher isn’t well-liked, but I would contend that R&D were way too timid with it, both the effects, and the costs. Stolen Identity, Hands of Binding, and Hidden Strings are the ONLY ones they got right. They could’ve done a instant for or with cipher that gave target creature an opponent controls -1/-1 ueot, BUT NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Anyway, Stolen Identity targeting Wandering Temple, encoding onto the token copy is just hilarious.
|1 Garruk, Caller of Beasts|
|4 Progenitor Mimic|
Sideboard:, because I suck at them:
|1 Azor’s Elocutors|
|1 Army inna Box|
Because why not in a deck with so many clone effects?
|1 Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage|
Because sometimes we just need to lower the curve, and get more early creatures.
|2 Plasm Capture|
Because sometimes we need more protection.
|3 Simic Charm|
|1 Simic Cluestone|
Because, as I’ve said countless times before, I have no fucking clue what I’m doing when it comes to sideboards.
And that’s the deck. It’s stupid, it’s terrible, it’s as fragile as trump’s
Anyway, enough heavy-handed whatever that last paragraph was. I’ll see you all next time. Until then, thanks to Daij_Djan, and I hope at least someone enjoys these.