Deck Idea: RBG Aikido

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So everyone is playing huge value creatures like Thragtusk and Armada Wurm and Angel of Serenity and beating face with them. Lets use a little aikido and turn thier strength back on themselves

RBG Aikido

Sorcery
4x Traitourous Instinct
4x Mark of Mutiny
4x Traitourous Blood
4x Farseek
3x Bone spliters

Instant
4x Fling
4x Alter's Reap

Creatures
4x Zealous conscripts
3x Disciple of Bolas
1x Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord

Land
3x Grim Backwoods
4x Overgrown Tomb
4x Blood Crypt
4x Woodland Cemetary
4x Rootbound Crag
3x Dragonskull Summit
1x Mountain
1x Forest
1x Swamp


Wait for them to play their big huge value creatures, steal them, attack with them, and then sac them for a beneficial effect. You drop Thragtusk, cool, I'll steal him, swing for 5, fling for another 5, and I get a 3/3. Go. Armada Wurm? Cool, he's mine, Disciple of Bolas, I gain 5 life and draw 5 cards. Go. Angel of Serenity? Awesone, I steal him, swing for 5, Altars Reap, sac him and draw 2 cards.

Not the fastest deck in the world but you should be able to get online with some steal effects turn 3 pretty easily, and with Farseek by Turn 4 you can usually steal something and have 2 mana to use a sac effect. And it only gets better for you from there.

You have 16 cards that steal thier dudes, and the Grim Backwoods is to give you a sac effect on board when you have none in your hand.

Seems like a fun rouge-ish deck to hate on the current meta.
This is a cute concept.

But doesn't blue steal things as well as red? Plus, snapcaster. 

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This is a cute concept.

But doesn't blue steal things as well as red? Plus, snapcaster. 



I don't know of any blue creature stealing in standard outside of switcheroo.

I do agree Snapcaster would be awesome in the deck, you could easily turn it into some sort of 5CC build, which would also give you access to Coudshift and other bounce spells so you can steal creatures, flicker them, and keep them. My first idea of the build was 4 color adding blue and putting a Nicol Bolas in there, the deck just seems so Bolas-ish


To be fair, the green seems forced.

Didn't they reprint Mind Control or some other variants recently?

EDIT: boo on the mind control. Switcheroo 'Here, have my snapcaster I just used to flash this back, yo' 

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I feel like it won't live long enough to get the mana for its tricks.
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I feel like it won't live long enough to get the mana for its tricks.


This. That's an awful lot of mind-control and not enough substance.
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I like adding the Blue. Snapcaster Mag, Switcheroo, and Augur of Bolas. Proably seconding the pitching of the green, unless you want to try and make it four color.

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The green is pretty important -

It lets you play Jarad, who is another sac outlet that does damage to an opponent
It's needed for Grim Backwoods, which is the best option we have for sac outlets on the board
It gives us Farseek to ramp us, because we would like to get to 5 mana asap


Not saying it's PT level or anything, but seems like a funky deck against the current meta. I'm going to proxy it up and give it a few rounds for fun.

With all the duals and shocks and fetch you could probably splash blue for Snapcaster wothout making a huge commitment to the color. I think it's the only blue card I would want in the deck.
In case you don't always have enough mana to sac a creatures, you could consider Disciple of Griselbrand for an easy sac outlet.

I actually have an aggro Rakdos deck with a little of this strategy implemented into it, and to make it viable for quick game, I need cheap sac outlets like disciple of griselbrand for when I don't have a fling handy.
One of my favorite limited combos - Switcheroo and Archeomancer. Do it. 

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