This thread is for discussion of this week's Building on a Budget, which goes live Wednesday morning on magicthegathering.com.
I'll have to get myself a copy of that deck, I liked the deck last week, but it was more for the combo aspect, rather than the life gain. This one seems like one of those "I'll beat my friends with it once, then shelve it because they hate it" decks, much like the Restore Balance deck. I'll definitely be sleeving one up.
I...really like how you shared mistakes like Pentad Prism. That kind of evolution does not go unappreciated.
....kudos on the price tag of the deck. this is truly building on a budget!
I want to say I love this deck and how budget it is! Some thoughts:I think that it might be worth running Repeal. The deck has no outs main or side to Pithing Needle, which does see play. It also helps answer other artifacts such as Chalice of the Void, Martit Lage, and enchantments.I am also unsure about running any erdana, sans-serif; border-collapse:collapse">Time Sieve. It seems like any time you have 5 untapped mana thropter/sword KCI wins just as much, but also wins if you have 4 mana (possibly the turn you play it), and generally is better on its own. The singleton Time Sieve should probably be a 4th KCI.I would also cut the Echoing Decay if you run Repeal, as repeal answers Yixlid Jailer just fine.I Also think it might be worth brainstorming something against Qasali Pridemage, which just about wrecks you and sees a lot of play. Maybe Trickbind in the board? It also counters hexmage/depths, Hypergenisis, fetchlands, transmute, and Ghost Quarter.
97563441 wrote:Zendikar had fetchlands, and Worldwake had manlands. What are the new Scars duals called?
61325265 wrote:Explosive Peanut Lightning lands. Well, that's just what I call them.
61325265 wrote:58232598 wrote:i'm just trying to figure out what the point of saying this is. it's just really random.
And so the pot met the kettle.
58232598 wrote:i'm just trying to figure out what the point of saying this is. it's just really random.
Loved the article! What do you think about Disciple of the Vault? I've always liked this card, and when I read this article I was reminded of the protean hulk turn zero deck.
the point of the article?
Much as I love me my Firespouts, aren't they a bit out of place in the sideboard of a standard-format deck?
Much as I love me my Firespouts, aren't they a bit out of place in the sideboard of a standard-format deck?Not just the Firespouts, but also the Darkwater Catacombs... should probably be Pyroclasms and Drowned Catacombs for Standard.