Well, another week, another new chapter in the book of Extended. Are you sitting down?One word, everybody: Fairies.It took everybody by surprise: a deck that dominated Standard adapting to the wider card pool and becoming dominant in Extended. In hindsight it seems so simple, but nobody could have predicted that this archetype would perform exactly as well as it already had its entire existence.(chart that completely contradicts everything said above)What happened? Keep your ears to the ground, planeswalkers, and hear the words on the lips of every true success story in today’s Extended: anybody who’s anybody plays Wurmcoil. But is another change a-brewing?Mirrodin Besieged comes laden with a thick, rich dose of artifact control nobody had to deal with in the post-Scars Extended universe. Pros ahead of the curve might be looking for a new late-game threat less vulnerable to the two copies of Creeping Corrosion or Into the Core every deck of those colors is sure to be sideboarding, perhaps even another six-drop. Say…a few Top 8 Valakut Ramp decks lately have only been playing two or three Primeval Titans. We might be on the verge of a return to the days of identical creatures in every serious list. That would be a hell of a thing, wouldn’t it?(winning Extended deck from the last major tournament)This is a list one of the great Japanese pros, I forget which one exactly, picked up from a secret cabal of French Valakut cultists (ia ia Valakut fhtagn) and rode all the way to victory at the epic assembly of Magic minds that was Pro Tour Bogotá. As you may have noticed, what they’ve done here is swap out the mid-costed $30 four-of that brings out a huge number of lands for an $18 four-of that typically brings out one, sometimes two less lands but costs one less colored mana. Will the added speed give this deck the push it needs? Only time will tell how the rest of the environment adapts to it, but it’s sure been working so far.(second-place deck from the same tournament)This somewhat dangerous concept was the “wild card” of the day, but came pretty close to taking it all. Working from the revolutionary list above, Sssngwuaiy Heistenenendt made the bold move of keeping a bit of both worlds…big bits, in fact. By keeping three of each card at his disposal for added versatility, he did the nearly unheard-of and swaggered into the top two with far and away the largest deck at the event: sixty-two cards. With unpredictable moves like this abounding, it’s no wonder this is shaping up to be the most fascinating and innovative season in years.
Just one quick note; Blightsteels reshuffle ability is a replacement effect as such when you shape anew him he will be shuffled back into your opponents deck before they start flipping cards and so they will reveal him again so it doesnt quite answer him.
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.
Careful readers have probably noticed that for this week, Top Decks has swapped spots with Jacob Van Lunen's column and invaded Wednesday, almost like an oncoming Phyrexian army. Take that, Wednesday!
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What would Treasure Mage get, besides the one card you want to keep in your library?
So the slash means you were not serious? If so sorry I did not catch that. Disregard.
I'm surprised Mike didn't mention tezz + inkmoth nexus, but heyI dislike the potential for another planeswalker to dominate standard. perhaps, though, the phyrexian revoker might slow them down a bit, or maybe we'll see more nonvampire black decks and vampire hexmage.
So the slash means you were not serious? If so sorry I did not catch that. Disregard.-.-The / indicates there are two cards there. You should not use one without the other.
So...then that still brings up the question why a player would fetch the card out of his lbrary to his hand the turn before playing the card that fetches the card out of his library and puts it into play. Neither card is good here, but I stopped at the one that would actually be counterproductive to winning. From an earlier part of the post, I do agree that more copies of See Beyond would seem to make sense.
Also, more and more folks are catching onto Darksteel Axe. Not only is it a Shape Anew target that's immune to almost all removal (you can Revoke it or Into the Roil it, and hardly anyone plays those cards), it can also be suited up on the Trinket Mage that fetches it to make a serviceable 4/2 dude - or attached to Inkmoth Nexus to make a 3/1 flyer. Gives you something to do if your Shapes get Memoricided, other than scoop. :P
So...then that still brings up the question why a player would fetch the card out of his lbrary to his hand the turn before playing the card that fetches the card out of his library and puts it into play. Neither card is good here, but I stopped at the one that would actually be counterproductive to winning. From an earlier part of the post, I do agree that more copies of See Beyond would seem to make sense.Well, Treasure Mage goes with Grand Architect if your goal is to cast something rather than cheating it into play. Treasure Mage goes and fetches an artifact, plus makes it cost 2 less by tapping while the Architect is out. Not a bad deal. A better point to make is, Grand Architect does not go with Shape Anew. But See Beyond definitely goes with it!
Downside = no turn 5 kills.
Downside = no turn 5 kills.There's really no turn 5 kill anyway, since you have to hold mana back to counter Revoke Existence
Downside = no turn 5 kills.There's really no turn 5 kill anyway, since you have to hold mana back to counter Revoke ExistenceAgain, no you don't. Renegade Doppelganger is immune to Revoke... until all of a sudden it turns into BSC and is swinging for game. Is anyone even reading what I'm saying here? Please go RTFC: sales.starcitygames.com/search.php?subst...
Who said anything about Renegade Doppelganger? It's not in the deck that was being discussed!And seriously, dude. Autocard instead of posting a link to a store's website.
And until your post, I didn't know how to autocard on this site. MTGS uses "card" "/card" tags, not "c" "/c". It helps a lot, of course, that this site - which should be the premier MTG forum - lacks clickable buttons for surrounding text with card, deck, and mana tags, which MTGS has. :P