7/19/2012 Sealed Deck Builder

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This thread is for discussion of this week's Sealed Deck Builder, which goes live Thursday morning on magicthegathering.com.
This Deck was built in 0:04:40

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
7 Forest
10 Plains


15 Creatures
---------------
1 Acidic Slime
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
1 Arbor Elf
2 Aven Squire
1 Centaur Courser
1 Chronomaton
2 Deadly Recluse
1 Elvish Visionary
1 Garruk's Packleader
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Prized Elephant
1 Serra Avatar


8 Other Spells
---------------
1 Boundless Realms
1 Captain's Call
1 Divine Verdict
1 Farseek
1 Glorious Charge
1 Pacifism
1 Planar Cleansing
1 Ranger's Path

Yep, that's what I came up with.
This Deck was built in 0:07:19

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
6 Mountain
11 Plains


14 Creatures
---------------
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
2 Aven Squire
1 Battleflight Eagle
2 Dragon Hatchling
1 Fire Elemental
1 Firewing Phoenix
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Mindclaw Shaman
1 Reckless Brute
1 Serra Avatar
1 Warclamp Mastiff


9 Other Spells
---------------
1 Angelic Benediction
1 Captain's Call
1 Divine Verdict
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Glorious Charge
1 Kitesail
1 Mark of Mutiny
1 Pacifism
1 Rain of Blades



I don't know if this is the right way to go, but I kinda like Exalted + Dragon Hatchling.
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Went with a durdly, controllish UW deck that tries to mill the opponent out.

This Deck was built in 0:04:29

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
9 Island
8 Plains


13 Creatures
---------------
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
1 Archaeomancer
2 Aven Squire
1 Chronomaton
1 Fog Bank
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Jace's Phantasm
1 Serra Avatar
1 Void Stalker
1 Welkin Tern
1 Wind Drake


10 Other Spells
---------------
1 Divine Verdict
1 Downpour
1 Encrust
1 Essence Scatter
1 Hydrosurge
1 Mind Sculpt
1 Negate
1 Pacifism
1 Planar Cleansing
1 Sleep

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192884403 wrote:
surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?

Here is mine

This Deck was built in 0:08:54


Total Deck Size: 40
16 Lands
---------------
8 Island
8 Swamp



14 Creatures
---------------
1 Archaeomancer
1 Bloodhunter Bat
1 Duty-Bound Dead
1 Fog Bank
2 Giant Scorpion
1 Harbor Bandit
1 Jace's Phantasm
1 Liliana's Shade
2 Veilborn Ghoul
1 Void Stalker
1 Welkin Tern
1 Wind Drake



10 Other Spells
---------------
1 Duress
1 Encrust
1 Essence Drain
1 Essence Scatter
1 Index
1 Kitesail
1 Mind Sculpt
1 Sign in Blood
1 Sleep
1 Vile Rebirth

This Deck was built in 0:08:19


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
7 Forest
1 Mountain
9 Plains



15 Creatures
---------------
1 Acidic Slime
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
1 Arbor Elf
2 Aven Squire
1 Battleflight Eagle
1 Centaur Courser
1 Chronomaton
2 Deadly Recluse
1 Guardian Lions
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Prized Elephant
1 Serra Avatar



8 Other Spells
---------------
1 Boundless Realms
1 Captain's Call
1 Chandra's Fury
1 Farseek
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Pacifism
1 Ranger's Path
1 Titanic Growth

Went with white-green ramp to Serra Avatar 

Ended up with Red/White agressive/exalted/removal

This Deck was built in 0:09:51

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
1 Forest
10 Mountain
6 Plains


14 Creatures
---------------
2 Aven Squire
2 Canyon Minotaur
1 Chronomaton
1 Dragon Hatchling
1 Fire Elemental
1 Firewing Phoenix
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Krenko, Mob Boss
1 Mindclaw Shaman
1 Prized Elephant
1 Rummaging Goblin


9 Other Spells
---------------
1 Angelic Benediction
1 Captain's Call
1 Chandra's Fury
1 Divine Verdict
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Glorious Charge
1 Kindled Fury
1 Mark of Mutiny
1 Pacifism

I agree with the above poster, RW exalted-aggro seemed the place to be:


This Deck was built in 0:11:40


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
8 Mountain
9 Plains



17 Creatures
---------------
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
2 Aven Squire
1 Battleflight Eagle
2 Canyon Minotaur
1 Chronomaton
1 Dragon Hatchling
1 Fire Elemental
1 Firewing Phoenix
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Krenko, Mob Boss
1 Reckless Brute
1 Rummaging Goblin
1 Serra Avatar
1 Torch Fiend



6 Other Spells
---------------
1 Angelic Benediction
1 Chandra's Fury
1 Divine Verdict
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Kitesail
1 Pacifism


I included Krenko as he is an absolute bomb. Whilst it doesn't necessarily fit with an exalted your opponent is wasting his removal on your lone attackers, this guy is happily building up an army (which can be used defensively).

I included serra avatar because I have two ways of giving it flying, and/or can remove 1 toughness chumps on the other side with chandra's fury. Combining this with the exalted suite should be a one touch finisher.

I didn't include prized elephant as I felt that the mana needed to stay on RW only.



This Deck was built in 0:05:15


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
10 Forest
7 Mountain



17 Creatures
---------------
1 Acidic Slime
1 Arbor Elf
1 Canyon Minotaur
1 Centaur Courser
1 Chronomaton
2 Deadly Recluse
1 Elvish Visionary
1 Firewing Phoenix
1 Garruk's Packleader
1 Krenko, Mob Boss
1 Mindclaw Shaman
1 Primal Huntbeast
1 Rummaging Goblin
1 Torch Fiend
2 Vastwood Gorger



6 Other Spells
---------------
1 Chandra's Fury
1 Farseek
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Kitesail
1 Ranger's Path
1 Titanic Growth

This deck ramps with Arbor Elf, Farseek and Ranger's Path into the fatties that give you cardadvantage if you can stick Garruk's Packleader.

This Deck was built in 0:03:41

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
5 Island
7 Plains
5 Swamp


15 Creatures
---------------
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
2 Aven Squire
1 Bloodhunter Bat
1 Duty-Bound Dead
1 Fog Bank
2 Giant Scorpion
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Harbor Bandit
1 Void Stalker
2 Warclamp Mastiff
1 Wind Drake


8 Other Spells
---------------
1 Angelic Benediction
1 Divine Verdict
1 Duress
1 Essence Scatter
2 Negate
1 Pacifism
1 Vile Rebirth

This Deck was built in 0:08:08


Total Deck Size: 40 18 Lands --------------- 11 Island 7 Swamp


11 Creatures --------------- 1 Archaeomancer 1 Bloodhunter Bat 1 Chronomaton 1 Duty-Bound Dead 1 Fog Bank 1 Harbor Bandit 1 Jace's Phantasm 1 Liliana's Shade 1 Void Stalker 1 Welkin Tern 1 Wind Drake


11 Other Spells --------------- 1 Downpour 1 Duress 1 Encrust 1 Essence Drain 1 Essence Scatter 1 Index 1 Mind Sculpt 1 Negate 1 Sign in Blood 1 Sleep 1 Vile Rebirth

So anyways I went u/b. I didn't think any of the colors were too strong. I really wanted to go red for Krenko so it was a toss up. However red didn't have a lot of spells, though it was probably a lil' stronger. I do like the 3/3 unblockable guy. I has some control though ;) 

I went with red/white with exalted. White has quite a few playable cards and I just can't let Krenko sit in the sideboard ;)
I purposely did not include serra avatar or planar cleansing, because of the three white symbols. I prefer to have cards I can reliably cast (yes, Ajani's Sunstriker will rarely hit the field on turn 2, but still). 

This Deck was built in 0:03:00


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
9 Mountain
8 Plains



14 Creatures
---------------
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
2 Aven Squire
1 Chronomaton
2 Dragon Hatchling
1 Firewing Phoenix
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Krenko, Mob Boss
1 Mindclaw Shaman
1 Rummaging Goblin
2 Warclamp Mastiff



9 Other Spells
---------------
1 Angelic Benediction
1 Captain's Call
1 Chandra's Fury
1 Divine Verdict
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Glorious Charge
1 Kindled Fury
1 Pacifism
1 Rain of Blades

Goal of this deck is to play defensively until Serra Avatar can be played. The set aside cards could allow for aggressive play earlier.

This Deck was built in 0:22:42

Total Deck Size: 40
20 Lands
---------------
13 Plains
7 Swamp


11 Creatures
---------------
2 Aven Squire
1 Bloodhunter Bat
1 Chronomaton
1 Duty-Bound Dead
2 Giant Scorpion
1 Guardian Lions
1 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Serra Avatar
1 Warclamp Mastiff


9 Other Spells
---------------
1 Divine Verdict
1 Duress
1 Essence Drain
1 Glorious Charge
1 Pacifism
1 Planar Cleansing
1 Rain of Blades
1 Sign in Blood
1 Vile Rebirth

I feel like this is kindof a boring deck, but sometimes you don't need flash, and simplicity works best.

This Deck was built in 0:08:18

Total Deck Size: 40
18 Lands
---------------
8 Forest
10 Plains


15 Creatures
---------------
1 Acidic Slime
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
1 Arbor Elf
2 Aven Squire
1 Battleflight Eagle
1 Centaur Courser
2 Deadly Recluse
1 Elvish Visionary
1 Garruk's Packleader
1 Primal Huntbeast
1 Prized Elephant
1 Serra Avatar
1 Warclamp Mastiff


7 Other Spells
---------------
1 Captain's Call
1 Divine Verdict
1 Farseek
1 Fungal Sprouting
1 Pacifism
1 Planar Cleansing
1 Titanic Growth


Tons of 2 cc options abound to allow the deck to be a little quicker, with big finisher in the Serra Avatar, maybe creating the Fungal Sprouting from the Avatar if need be.   The deck has answers for just about anything main board, plenty of cheap creatures to rush/counter rush, mana acceleration, creature removal, draw, even the awesome enchantment/artifact removal of Acidic Slime.  It even has life gain, reach, trample, hexproof and deathtouch...  This deck seems to have everything!

The problem with decks that seem to have "everything" is that they also feel like they lack focus.  There isn't alot of any one thing.  Thus as I described it seems rather boring.

The deck can win with big beef... it does have green afterall, or it can win with weenies which has been a hallmark of white since day 1.  I did toy with the idea of swapping things up a bit and going with more exhaulted cards from white to allow the big beef to push through a little more, but with only one trampler and a couple of flyers it didn't seem like that would be enough to get through, plus the 3 exhaulted I left out were non-attackers, thus if the opponent focused their removal on the ones that could attack they become virtual dead cards.

Overall I like this combo for this pool.

As for the reason I didn't choose the other colors:
Blue: 4 attacking creautes wasn't enough and support spells were not enough
Black: Creatures were ok, although a bit slow, and only 1 removal spell
Red: two nice rares, not much in quality common/uncommon creatures, although definitely quantity.  Only 1 gobo to go with Krenko and only 1 removal (no I don't count Chandra's Fury because it is more like Lava Axe than removal generally).




2 Mountain

1 Firewing Phoenix




You do realize that with only 2 red sources you will never be able to get the recurssion ability to activate right?  So you included it strictly as a 4/2 flyer.


2 Mountain

1 Firewing Phoenix




You do realize that with only 2 red sources you will never be able to get the recurssion ability to activate right?  So you included it strictly as a 4/2 flyer.



I actually did that very thing in my prerelease pool.  I put in 2 mountains for a firewing phoenix and a cleaver riot into my W/U fliers deck.  I never regretted it.


For this pool I don't see how anyone could ignore the exalted in white.  Your opponents would need to have an obscenely removal heavy pool in order to deal with all this pumping b/c there is almost no way they are dealing with it in combat.  Guardian Lions may seem like a bad choice in an agressive deck but it serves as both defense and offense with it's vigilance, and if there's exalted on the board it can actually do reasonable damage (and is nigh impossible to kill in combat).  I added red b/c it seemed awesome.  firewing phoenix and krenko, mob boss are awesome rares in sealed.  You've got 2 burn spells, one of which is a mini board wipe.  Plus Mindclaw Shaman can just utterly wreck your opponent.  I had it played on me in the Prerelease and I BARELY managed to come back from my own sleep (I do believe I ended that game at 1 life).

This Deck was built in 0:09:59

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
7 Mountain
10 Plains


16 Creatures
---------------
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
2 Aven Squire
1 Chronomaton
2 Dragon Hatchling
1 Firewing Phoenix
1 Guardian Lions
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Krenko, Mob Boss
1 Mindclaw Shaman
1 Rummaging Goblin
1 Serra Avatar
1 Torch Fiend
1 Warclamp Mastiff


7 Other Spells
---------------
1 Angelic Benediction
1 Chandra's Fury
1 Divine Verdict
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Mark of Mutiny
1 Pacifism
1 Planar Cleansing


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From Mark Rosewater's Tumblr: the0uroboros asked: How in the same set can we have a hexproof, unsacrificable(not a word) creature AND a land that makes it uncounterable. How does this lead to interactive play? I believe I’m able to play my creature and you have to deal with it is much more interactive than you counter my creature.

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MaRo: One of the classic R&D stories happened during a Scars of Mirrodin draft. Erik Lauer was sitting to my right (meaning that he passed to me in the first and third packs). At the end of the draft, Erik was upset because I was in his colors (black-green). He said, "Didn't you see the signals? I went into black-green in pack one." I replied, "Didn't you see my signals? I started drafting infect six drafts ago."

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MaRo: I redesigned him while the effect was on the stack.

This Deck was built in 0:11:12


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
6 Island
3 Mountain
8 Swamp



13 Creatures
---------------
1 Archaeomancer
1 Bloodhunter Bat
1 Duty-Bound Dead
1 Firewing Phoenix
1 Fog Bank
2 Giant Scorpion
1 Liliana's Shade
1 Mindclaw Shaman
1 Rummaging Goblin
2 Veilborn Ghoul
1 Void Stalker



10 Other Spells
---------------
1 Chandra's Fury
1 Downpour
1 Duress
1 Encrust
1 Essence Drain
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Gem of Becoming
1 Index
1 Sign in Blood
1 Sleep

When you see Gem of Becoming and removal in all 3 Grixis colors, I couldn't say no.  

On the topic of Treasure Mage: Hello planeswalkers. Look at your hand, now back to me, now back to your hand, now back to me. Sadly, your hand doesn't have a big game-winning bomb in it, but if you searched through your library for an artifact with converted mana cost of 6 or greater, you could get one. Look down, now back up, shuffle your library. Where are you? You're in a Magic game, and you're losing. What's that in your hand? It's a Wurmcoil Engine. Look again, the Wurmcoil Engine is now a ticket to Nagoya. Anything is possible when you cast Treasure Mage. I'm on a dragon. Currently Playing: U/R Burning Vengeance Control 10-2 http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ur-burning-vengeance-2/
Went UW control exalted.  RW exalted was a close runner up.  Originally ran gem of becoming and one red burn spell, but I felt it was unneeded


This Deck was built in 0:21:21


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
9 Island
8 Plains



13 Creatures
---------------
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
1 Archaeomancer
2 Aven Squire
1 Battleflight Eagle
1 Chronomaton
1 Fog Bank
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Jace's Phantasm
1 Void Stalker
1 Welkin Tern
1 Wind Drake



10 Other Spells
---------------
1 Angelic Benediction
1 Divine Verdict
1 Downpour
1 Encrust
1 Essence Scatter
2 Negate
1 Pacifism
1 Planar Cleansing
1 Sleep


 

Those who fear the darkness have never seen what the light can do.

I've seen angels fall from blinding heights. But you yourself are nothing so divine. Just next in line.

191752181 wrote:
All I'm saying is, I don't really see how she goes around petrifying swords and boots and especially mirrors. How the heck does she beat a Panoptic Mirror? It makes no sense for artifacts either. Or enchantments, for that matter. "Well, you see, Jimmy cast this spell to flood the mountain, but then the gorgon just looked at the water really hard and it went away."
10 Forest
7 Mountain
1 Acidic Slime
1 Arbor Elf
1 Centaur Courser
1 Chronomaton
2 Deadly Recluse
2 Dragon Hatchling
1 Elvish Visionary
1 Firewing Phoenix
1 Krenko, Mob Boss
1 Mindclaw Shaman
1 Primal Huntbeast
1 Reckless Brute
1 Vastwood Gorger
1 Farseek
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Fungal Sprouting
1 Kindled Fury
1 Naturalize
1 Ranger's Path
1 Serpent's Gift
1 Titanic Growth
UW controllish w flyers.  Seemed to be the best card selection and performed pretty well at prerelease.



This Deck was built in 0:10:08


Total Deck Size: 41

18 Lands ---------------
9 Island
9 Plains


13 Creatures ---------------
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
2 Aven Squire
1 Battleflight Eagle
1 Fog Bank
1 Guardian Lions
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Jace's Phantasm
1 Prized Elephant
1 Void Stalker
1 Welkin Tern
1 Wind Drake


10 Other Spells ---------------
1 Angelic Benediction
1 Divine Verdict 1 Encrust
1 Essence Scatter 1 Mind Sculpt
2 Negate
1 Pacifism
1 Rain of Blades
1 Sleep

This deck is my actual sealed deck for the Magic 2013 league here at Wizards of the Coast. I'm going to try out the various suggestions in this thread and see which one works the best.

Here's my original build, which had mana problems (in a small sample size):

Total Deck Size: 40

18 Lands ---------------

12 Plains
6 Mountain


13 Creatures ---------------
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
2 Aven Squire
1 Battleflight Eagle
1 Guardian Lions
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Serra Avatar
2 Warclamp Mastiff
2 Canyon Minotaur
1 Firewing Phoenix


9 Other Spells ---------------

1 Angelic Benediction
1 Captain's Call
1 Divine Verdict
1 Pacifism
1 Planar Cleansing
1 Rain of Blades
1 Chandra's Fury
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Mark of Mutiny




Current Decks Standard: Red Deck Wins Old Decks Standard: Get Er' Dungrove Top 8's: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=1062537 http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/displaydeck.php?DeckID=47431 IMAGE(http://www.wizards.com/magic/images/whatcolor_isred.jpg)

Quickly saw a LOT of mana ramp and some solid big bombs with a lot of exalted, meaning, of course, W/G loner!!!

Couple of the white exalted coulda been taken out for other things, and felt it was definately possible to run some blue splashed, especially since casting sleep in this deck really looks like an insta win. Probably coulda been better but I kinda want to see where this can go. 

Btw fail wizards, perfect deck list for a bolas and made me cry not to see one :P


This Deck was built in 0:06:06


Total Deck Size: 40
16 Lands
---------------
5 Forest
3 Island
8 Plains



15 Creatures
---------------
1 Acidic Slime
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
1 Arbor Elf
1 Archaeomancer
2 Aven Squire
1 Elvish Visionary
1 Garruk's Packleader
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Prized Elephant
1 Serra Avatar
2 Vastwood Gorger
1 Void Stalker



9 Other Spells
---------------
1 Angelic Benediction
1 Boundless Realms
1 Divine Verdict
1 Farseek
1 Fungal Sprouting
1 Pacifism
1 Planar Cleansing
1 Ranger's Path
1 Sleep

I'm not as impressed by white in this pool -- there's one (very expensive) bomb and a fair number of small exalted guys, but not much in between. I like RG smashy better:

This Deck was built in 0:08:01

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
10 Forest
7 Mountain


18 Creatures
---------------
1 Acidic Slime
1 Arbor Elf
2 Canyon Minotaur
1 Centaur Courser
2 Deadly Recluse
1 Elvish Visionary
1 Fire Elemental
1 Firewing Phoenix
1 Garruk's Packleader
1 Krenko, Mob Boss
1 Primal Huntbeast
1 Reckless Brute
1 Rummaging Goblin
1 Torch Fiend
2 Vastwood Gorger


5 Other Spells
---------------
1 Farseek
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Fungal Sprouting
1 Ranger's Path
1 Titanic Growth

I don't like Chandra's Fury or Kitesail main for this deck, but they're great sideboard cards. Kitesail is a great stalemate breaker. Chandra's Fury is worse than Lava Axe in some matchups, but it's a blowout if someone's playing an exalted weenie deck.
This deck is my actual sealed deck for the Magic 2013 league here at Wizards of the Coast. I'm going to try out the various suggestions in this thread and see which one works the best.

Here's my original build, which had mana problems (in a small sample size):

Total Deck Size: 40

18 Lands ---------------

12 Plains
6 Mountain


13 Creatures ---------------
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
2 Aven Squire
1 Battleflight Eagle
1 Guardian Lions
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Serra Avatar
2 Warclamp Mastiff
2 Canyon Minotaur
1 Firewing Phoenix


9 Other Spells ---------------

1 Angelic Benediction
1 Captain's Call
1 Divine Verdict
1 Pacifism
1 Planar Cleansing
1 Rain of Blades
1 Chandra's Fury
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Mark of Mutiny







Monty, I challenge you to a league game! Also, I need to crowd source my deck building next league!

This Deck was built in 0:12:31

Total Deck Size: 40
15 Lands
---------------
9 Island
1 Mountain
5 Swamp


12 Creatures
---------------
1 Archaeomancer
1 Bloodhunter Bat
1 Duty-Bound Dead
1 Fog Bank
2 Giant Scorpion
1 Harbor Bandit
1 Jace's Phantasm
2 Veilborn Ghoul
1 Void Stalker
1 Welkin Tern


13 Other Spells
---------------
1 Chandra's Fury
1 Downpour
1 Duress
1 Encrust
1 Essence Scatter
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Gem of Becoming
1 Index
1 Kitesail
1 Mind Sculpt
2 Negate
1 Sleep

UB control seemed like the way to go finishing with a pumped phantasm or a slow bleed from harbor bandit

W/U exalted control points the player to the best selection of cards here. You have access to 5 different removal spells (Essence Scatter, Encrust, Pacifism, Verdict, and Void Stalker) as well as three sweeps (Sleep, Cleansing, and Blades) and good defensive units (Fog Bank, 2 Guardians). It would take a very poor draw to let any creature damage in past turn three. Win conditions include one of five flyers (Kite, Wind Drake, Welkin Tern, and Battlefield Eagle) combined with exalted (five total also) or just Serra Avatar.

This Deck was built in 0:14:32


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
7 Island
10 Plains



13 Creatures
---------------
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
1 Archaeomancer
2 Aven Squire
1 Battleflight Eagle
1 Chronomaton
1 Fog Bank
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Serra Avatar
1 Void Stalker
1 Welkin Tern
1 Wind Drake



10 Other Spells
---------------
1 Angelic Benediction
1 Divine Verdict
1 Encrust
1 Essence Scatter
1 Index
1 Kitesail
1 Pacifism
1 Planar Cleansing
1 Rain of Blades
1 Sleep

I thought about throwing green into the mix, but figured it would be more of a burden than a ramp.  I hadn't even considered red, although looking at the decks they look like they would give me a beat down.  I liked the exalted in the white, and thought blue had all sorts of fun tricks.  Oddly I didn't include Serra Avatar in the mix, I didn't have faith that I'd get all the mana down to cast her before I was dead.

This Deck was built in 0:10:31


Total Deck Size: 40
16 Lands
---------------
8 Island
8 Plains



14 Creatures
---------------
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
1 Archaeomancer
2 Aven Squire
1 Chronomaton
1 Fog Bank
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Jace's Phantasm
1 Void Stalker
2 Warclamp Mastiff
1 Welkin Tern
1 Wind Drake



10 Other Spells
---------------
1 Divine Verdict
1 Downpour
1 Encrust
1 Essence Scatter
1 Index
1 Kitesail
1 Mind Sculpt
1 Pacifism
1 Planar Cleansing
1 Sleep

Looks weird but I made a sample of it on TCG player. Would do a good job of stabilizing aggressive early decks/ramp to threats/late game card advantage. Cool interaction between all the land fetching, Packleader, and Void stalker. Filter through your deck and keep running into him.

This Deck was built in 0:02:27

Total Deck Size: 40
18 Lands
---------------
11 Forest
1 Island
1 Mountain
5 Swamp


12 Creatures
---------------
1 Acidic Slime
1 Arbor Elf
1 Bloodhunter Bat
1 Centaur Courser
2 Deadly Recluse
1 Garruk's Packleader
1 Liliana's Shade
2 Vastwood Gorger
1 Veilborn Ghoul
1 Void Stalker


10 Other Spells
---------------
1 Boundless Realms
1 Duress
1 Farseek
1 Flames of the Firebrand
1 Fungal Sprouting
1 Gem of Becoming
1 Kitesail
1 Ranger's Path
1 Titanic Growth
1 Vile Rebirth

I went red white grind/exalted. pretty similar to the others, but it is more geared to getting an obscene life total via sunstriker and exalted to play a very big ol serra avatar. Kitesail can take it to the air and my exalted to can make it easily lethal. Alternately, i can kill with exalted attackers or grind them down with krenko. Recovery can be secured by casting a planar cleansing.
This Deck was built in 2:07:20

Total Deck Size: 40
18 Lands
---------------
8 Island
10 Plains


9 Creatures
---------------
1 Archaeomancer
2 Aven Squire
1 Battleflight Eagle
2 Guardians of Akrasa
1 Jace's Phantasm
1 Serra Avatar
1 Warclamp Mastiff


13 Other Spells
---------------
1 Angel's Mercy
1 Angelic Benediction
1 Divine Verdict
1 Downpour
1 Essence Scatter
1 Hydrosurge
1 Mind Sculpt
2 Negate
1 Pacifism
1 Planar Cleansing
1 Rain of Blades
1 Sleep

Control & Mill until I can get A: phantasm charged up to 5/5, and/or B: Serra Avatar on the field.  LOTS of exalted--revised this from my first run wherein I made a similar deck less the Avatar and Cleansing and splashed in B.  (I maybe would cut out Cleansing in hindsight--if I need to kill all permanents, the game's prolly not going my way anyhow.)
This Deck was built in 0:05:23

Total Deck Size: 40
15 Lands
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7 Forest
8 Plains


16 Creatures
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1 Acidic Slime
1 Ajani's Sunstriker
1 Arbor Elf
2 Aven Squire
1 Centaur Courser
1 Chronomaton
2 Deadly Recluse
1 Elvish Visionary
1 Garruk's Packleader
1 Primal Huntbeast
1 Prized Elephant
1 Serra Avatar
2 Warclamp Mastiff


9 Other Spells
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1 Angelic Benediction
1 Boundless Realms
1 Divine Verdict
1 Farseek
1 Kitesail
1 Naturalize
1 Pacifism
1 Ranger's Path
1 Titanic Growth


I think this would be a good deck.  No real 3 drops but the 1's and 2's and 4's make up for that.  Only 15 lands because of Farseek, Elvish Visionary and Arbor Elf all 1 or 2 drops.