I need advice for Haakon, Stromgald Scourge.

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Haakon, Stromgald Scourge is a decent card, but I really like it. However, I don't have a lot of ideas on how to discard him. Does anyone have  any suggestions? I'm hoping I can build a Knight deck that can utilize Haakons graveyard ability.
Mercenary Knight



It being a Knight should make it a staple card considering what it would do for the deck.

I'm pretty sure Nameless Inversion should be in the deck.

Other suggested black Knights:
Black Knight - seems obvious
Knight of Dusk - also seems kind of obvious 

Phyrexian Crusader is pretty mean, but doesn't really fit well. You could always Haakon with Nameless Inversion to make a path for it to hit if you want the deck to do that.
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I run
4x Mercenary Knight
3x Buried Alive
2 Entomb

I very rarely have trouble getting Haakon into graveyard or play.
Also, don't forget to add Crib Swaps along with your nameless inversions.
Crib Swaps along with Nameless Inversion aren't nearly as redundant as you would think. There are a lot of creatures that Nameless inversion will not or have trouble dealing with.

Some suggestions for knights to run:
Hero of Bladehold
Kinsbaile Cavalier
Knight Exemplar
Mirran Crusader
Pentarch Paladin
Phyrexian Crusader
Stillmoon Cavalier

Don't forget to Nameless Inversion your Mercenary Knight if no one is assigned to block him.
Agent of Stromgald+ Gutless Ghoul

What does that do for a Haakon deck?  Unless I'm missing something it lets you pay for two life repeatedly.
Bog Witch.  This is my personal favorite way to 'yard him, though that Merc knight is tempting.  Once Haakon is out, the witch will dutifully give you a discount on one knight every turn if you'd like. 

Also, Nameless Inversion is a must IMO.

I rather like my Haakon deck, but am too lazy to post a list unasked.

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Bog Witch.  This is my personal favorite way to 'yard him, though that Merc knight is tempting.  Once Haakon is out, the witch will dutifully give you a discount on one knight every turn if you'd like. 

Also, Nameless Inversion is a must IMO.

I rather like my Haakon deck, but am too lazy to post a list unasked.




Tevish_Szat, can you post your Haakon deck? I'd like to see what you did. Or you can pm me with your list. Also regarding Bog Witch It's a cool card, but if it dies, what can you do to bring it back?

Tevish_Szat, can you post your Haakon deck? I'd like to see what you did. Or you can pm me with your list. Also regarding Bog Witch It's a cool card, but if it dies, what can you do to bring it back?


Discard your Haakon, Stromgald Scourge to Tortured Existence and bring back Bog Witch.
Undertaker will work in a similar manner to Tortured Existence. Fun to throw out Haakon and get a decent Knight back.
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Flourishing Blowflies ( -1/-1 Counters)

Tevish_Szat, can you post your Haakon deck? I'd like to see what you did. Or you can pm me with your list. Also regarding Bog Witch It's a cool card, but if it dies, what can you do to bring it back?



It could probably be better, but I built the deck out of spare cards (no singles other than a couple Haakons).  It's got a darn good record in my casual playgroup, though.

Bog Witch is a little vulnerable, but the tortured ressurects it while discarding Haakon, which was the whole point anyway.  Since this is a combo deck, I'll say the tutors have saved me more times than I'd care to remember, fetching either Haakon, a discard outlet, or Nameless.

You'd also be surprised how often Stromgald Cabal comes up MVP -- after all, White has most of the exile-based removal.

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Round 2: (16-8-2, 4 kills)
Round 3: (18-9-2, 1 kill)
Round 4: (22-10-0, 2 kills)
Round 5: (56-16-3, 9 kills)
Round 6: (8-7-1)

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I like the above deck for the few hate cards it has.

I'd remove the diabolic tutors and add buried alive, but other than that, I'd keep it somewhat this way.
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