The Jank FNM Challenge #2

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So, there was a nice thread of someone posting their collection and had a challenge of making a deck for FNM that week, I was wondering, if this could be done with my collection? Not to be taking away the original creators fire, just need some help.
I've inherited alot of this stuff and I didn't really have the time to look over all these cards and ponder on them, most of the stuff from RtR is from my drafting and friend drafts.
Anyway, I'd really appreciate it, I'm not the best at deck building so this could help me see the potential of my cards.
I have a budget of around $20 to spend on Singles, so please nothing too expensive.


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1 x Increasing Savagery
1 x Predator Ooze
1 x Vorapede
4 x Deadbridge Goliath
1 x Lost in the Woods
1 x Somberwald Sage
1 x Predatory Rampage
1 x Deranged Outcast
2 x Ground Seal
2 x Death's Presence
1 x Elvish Archdruid

3 x Roaring Primadox
1 x Grim Flowering
1 x Lambholt Elder
3 x Mwonvuli Beast Tracker
2 x Fungal Sprouting
5 x Garruk's Packleader
1 x Spider Spawning
2 x Village Survivors
2 x Duskdale Wurm
4 x Archweaver
2 x Seek the Horizon
4 x Oak Street Innkeeper
2 x Hollowhenge Scavenger
4 x Gobbling Ooze
1 x Trackers Instinct
2 x Gloomwidow
1 x Make a Wish
2 x Ulvenwald Mystics
1 x Briarpack Alpha
1 x Golgari Decoy
1 x Bower Passage
3 x Brushstrider
1 x Acidic Slime
1 x Hamlet Captain
2 x Savage Surge
4 x Slime Moldings
2 x Blessings of Nature



3 x Odric, Master Tactician
1 x Mentor of the Meek
1 x Terminus
3 x Restoration Angels
1 x Precinct Captain
2 x Captain of the Watch'
1 x Seance
2 x Rest in Peace
1 x Palisade Giant

4 x Crusader of Odric
1 x knight of Glory
2 x Angelic Benediction
1 x Thraben Heretic
1 x Hollowhenge Spirit
1 x Faith's Shield
1 x Fencing Ace
1 x Purify the Grave
3 x Healer of the Pride
1 x Lingering Souls
2 x Phantom Generals
1 x Security Blockade
4 x Oblivion Rings
2 x Serra Angels
3 x Emancipation Angels
2 x Azorius Justiciar
2 x Arrest
3 x Soul Tithe
1 x Bazaar Krovod
2 x Sphere of Safety
1 x Intangible Virtue
3 x War Priest of Thune
1 x Goldnight Commander
1 x Goldnight Redeemer
2 x Commander's Authority
1 x Gallows Warden
1 x Fiend Hunter



4 x Stormkirk Noble
2 x Utvara Hellkite
1 x Balefire Dragon
2 x Burn at the Stake
1 x Archwing Dragon
1 x Falkenrath Marauders
2 x Fervor
1 x Krenko, Mob Boss
1 x Rite of Ruin
1 x Curse of Stalked Prey
1 x Reforge the Soul
1 x Chaos Imp
2 x Vexing Devil
1 x Ash Zealot
1 x Dual Casting
1 x Devil's Play
2 x Markov Blademaster

1 x Shattered Perception
1 x Crimson Muckwader
1 x Rakish Heir
1 x Wreckless Waif
3 x Guttersnipe
2 x Minotaur Aggressor
2 x Furnace Whelp
3 x Falkenrath Exterminator
2 x Skirsdag Cultist
1 x Markov Warlord
1 x Heckling Fiends
1 x Curse of the Nightly Hunt
1 x Kessig Malcontents
2 x Arms Dealer
3 x Gang of Devils
4 x Mindclaw Shaman
2 x Flames of the Firebrand
3 x Racecourse Fury
4 x Pyroconvergance
3 x Bloodfray Giant
2 x Goblin Rally
3 x Volcanic Geyser
3 x Thunderous Wrath
3 x Vandalblast
1 x Lighting Mauler
1 x Cleaver Riot
2 x Street Spasm


2 x Dread Slaver
1 x Blodline Keeper
2 x anthid Gorgon
1 x Ravenous Demon
1 x Unbreathing Horde
1 x Shimian Specter
1 x Dark Impostor
1 x Desecration Demon
1 x Exquisite Blood
2 x Pack Rat
1 x Disciple of Bolas
3 x Harbor Bandit
2 x Evernight Shade
1 x Corpse Trader
2 x Moan of the Unhallowed
4 x Cower in Fear
2 x Wakedancer
1 x Bitterheart Witch
3 x Public Execution
4 x Vengeful Vampire
1 x Farbog Boneflinger
2 x Mansfield Twins
4 x Human Frailty
1 x Tribute to Hunger
1 x Appetite for Brains
1 x Onyx Mage
2 x Zanikev Locust
4 x Assassin's Strike
4 x Knight of Infamy
1 x Harrowing Journey
1 x Deadly Allure
1 x Disciple of Griselbrand
1 x Falkenrath Noble
4 x Veilborn Ghoul
4 x Abattoir Ghoul
3 x Rise from the Grave
2 x Thrill Kill Assassin
1 x Tavern Swindler
1 x Blood Artist
3 x Slum Reaper
3 x Dark Revenant
4 x Ultimate Price
2 x Duskmantle Prowler
4 x Vampire Nighthawk
4 x Shrieking Affliction
1 x Blood Reckoning
1 x Triump of Cruelty
1 x Demonic Taskmaster
2 x Homicidal Seclusion


2 x Geralfs Mindcrusher
1 x Labratory Maniac
1 x Curse of Echoes
1 x Void Stalker
1 x Captain of the Mists
2 x Sphinx of Uthuun
1 x Search the City
2 x Sphinx of the Chimes
1 x Stormtide Leviathan
1 x Lone Revenant
1 x Stolen Goods
1 x Talrand, Sky Summoner
3 x Snapcaster Mage

1 x Lantern Spirit
1 x Invisible Stalker
1 x Mystic Retrieval
2 x Switcheroo
1 x Skaab Goliath
2 x Relentless Skaabs
2 x Second Guess
2 x Niblis of the Breath
2 x Blustersquall
1 x Fog Bank
2 x Psychic Spiral
2 x Feltergeist
4 x Soulsworn Spirit
4 x Hover Barrier
1 x Tandem Lookout
1 x Nephalia Smuggler
1 x Chill of Foreboding
2 x Jace's Phantasm
2 x Faerie Impostor
2 x Auques Steed
1 x Memory's Journey
1 x Stern Mentor
2 x Artic Aven
1 x Latch Seeker
1 x Skyline Predator
2 x Auger of Bolas
4 x Syncopate
2 x Rewind
4 x Talrand's Invocation
2 x Sleep
1 x Courtly Provocateur


1 x Growing Ranks
1 x Collective Blessing
1 x Abrupt Decay
4 x Supreme Verdict
3 x Jarad's Orders
1 x Detention Sphere
3 x Righeous Authority
1 x Havoc Festival
1 x Epic Experiment
1 x Azor's Elocutors
2 x Carnival Hellsteed
3 x Corpsejack Menace
2 x Wayfaring Temple
1 x Lotleth Troll
2 x Archon of the Triumvirate
1 x Nivmagus Elemental
2 x Mercurial Chemister
2 x Cryptborn Horror
1 x Havengul Lich
1 x Armada Wurm
1 x Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
1 x Isperia, Supreme Judge

4 x Rakdos Charm
4 x Azorius Charm
2 x Selesnya Charm
2 x Izzet Charm
1 x New Prahv guildmage
2 x Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage
3 x Rix Maadi Guildmage
3 x Korozda Guildmage
4 x Nivix Guildmage
3 x Izzet Staticaster
4 x Stormkirk Captain
3 x Call of the Conclave
4 x Dryad Militant
3 x Slitherhead
2 x Lyev Skyknight
4 x Rakdos Ringleader
2 x Dreg Mangler
3 x Skymark Roc
1 x Rakdos Ragemutt
4 x Rakdos Cackler
4 x Diregraf Ghoul
4 x Treasured Find
3 x Blistercoil Weird
3 x Hellhole Flailer
3 x Judge's Familiar
2 x Thoughtflare
1 x Teleportal
2 x Risen Sanctuary
4 x Heroes' Reunion
2 x Rites of Reaping





4 x Glacial Fortress
3 x Overgrown Tomb
2 x Hallowed Fountain
1 x Blood Crypt
1 x Temple Garden
1 x Grove of the Guardian
1 x Woodland Cemetary
2 x Grim Backwoods

2 x Reliquary Tower
2 x Rogue's Passage

1 x Sands of Delirium
2 x Pithing Needle
1 x Door of Nothingness
1 x Quicksilver Amulet
2 x Volatile Rig
1 x Staff of Nin
1 x Jar of Eyeballs

2 x of Every Ring in M13
3 x Primal Clay
3 x Jayemdae Tome
2 x Wolfhunter's Quiver
2 x Civic Saber
3 x Azorius Keyrune
4 x Golgari Keyrune
1 x Altar of the Lost
4 x Rakdos Keyrune
3 x Izzet Keyrune
2 x Selesnya Keyrune
2 x Haunted Guardian
1 x Gem of Becoming
2 x Angelic Armaments
1 x Elixir of Immortality
1 x Phyrexian Hulk
1 x Tablet of the Guilds
3 x Codex Shredder
1 x Street Sweeper
4 x Chronomaton
2 x Cellar Door
1 x Angel's Tomb
1 x Clock of Omens
1 x Tormond's Crypt
I did a quick scan to see what kind of manabase you could swing, and I have to say I was surprised to see the makings of a nice UW manabase.  You've already got the core set lands, and you have 1/2 the Shocklands.  You've got some nice gems in that list.

My only question would be what do you perfur to play?  I think an decent control deck could be made, you've already got the Verdicts, a Terminus, a Detention Sphere, Charms and Oblivion Rings.

However I'm seeing a few other possible decks in there.  Seems like a decent GB deck could be build up, and a mono-Red or RB Aggro deck seems to want to come out as well.

My Decks
Standard: BR Aggro Burn RDW Modern: Dragon Stompy Burn Fae Tempo Zoo Cherrios Legacy: Zoo Dragon Stompy Pauper: Slivers Landfall EDH: Sliver Overlord
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I did a quick scan to see what kind of manabase you could swing, and I have to say I was surprised to see the makings of a nice UW manabase.  You've already got the core set lands, and you have 1/2 the Shocklands.  You've got some nice gems in that list.

My only question would be what do you perfur to play?  I think an decent control deck could be made, you've already got the Verdicts, a Terminus, a Detention Sphere, Charms and Oblivion Rings.

However I'm seeing a few other possible decks in there.  Seems like a decent GB deck could be build up, and a mono-Red or RB Aggro deck seems to want to come out as well.



What I really like to play are Jund colors, but I can try to play anything. I usually try and go for aggro, but I'd like to go out of my comfort zone, so nothing is really outta the question.
Thanks for looking also.

Too mention also, I have the whole common set of RtR and M13.
I think if you can get a hold of some(3 or 4) Geist of Saint Taft and you could have a very good WU list, but even just 1 is outside your budget unless you can trade off some your other rares for them.

I keep comming back to UW Tempo every time I look at the cards.



Rough List:

[deck]
Creatures:
4 Azorius Arrester
4 Levy Skyknight
3 Emancipation Angel
3 Restoration Angel

Spells:
4 Think Twice
4 Azorius Charm
4 Oblivion Ring
4 Inaction Injuction
4 Syncopate
4 Rewind

Lands:
4 Glacial Fortress
2 Hallowed Fountian
9 Plains
7 Island
[/deck]


If you can get 3 Geists, then cut the Emanicpation Angel.  I'm sure others can help improve upon what I threw together, but this seems like the best place to start to me given what you have.
My Decks
Standard: BR Aggro Burn RDW Modern: Dragon Stompy Burn Fae Tempo Zoo Cherrios Legacy: Zoo Dragon Stompy Pauper: Slivers Landfall EDH: Sliver Overlord
1000th post on 2-1-10. 5000th post on 1-21-13.
@Anubuss

Looks good, but yeah, Geist is kinda expensive. I guess I have some trade bait potential for a few, I dunno.
Thanks for the input, I'll playtest it.

Anybody else want to put some input on my collection?
Went to classes and just got back from some friends house, I built said deck and play tested, and it was doing pretty good, but one of the matches got prolonged and I eventually lost, so if anything, I guess I should add some finishers if I can't any Geist of Saint Traft. I was thinking about Sphinx of Uthuun as one, because of his ETB effect.
Thanks again, Anubuss.

But I see my thread is kinda dead, but I'd still like some reccomendation based off my cards.
Thread is not dead. Patience is a virtue, don't be afraid to wait a day or so before calling the coroner. And the best defibrillation is trying to give more info about yourself, your meta, and your ideas.

Btw, what deck is your friend using? Playtesting is pointless if it doesn't mirror or resemble something you'd actually face at your FNM.

I'm glancing at your cards, and you have a nice little collection, I just like taking my time when I piece something together.
Thread is not dead. Patience is a virtue, don't be afraid to wait a day or so before calling the coroner. And the best defibrillation is trying to give more info about yourself, your meta, and your ideas.

Btw, what deck is your friend using? Playtesting is pointless if it doesn't mirror or resemble something you'd actually face at your FNM.

I'm glancing at your cards, and you have a nice little collection, I just like taking my time when I piece something together.




Well, a lot of my FNM people use Bant Control, along with Jund. We have the few odd reanimators and B/R Aggro.

My friend used a budget Jund, but I didn't really have any answers for his Thrag or Huntsman. It was just a kind of bad mash-up I guess, or I ust played bad. I say budget because he doesn't totally have a playset of Huntsman and Thrag. And when I did get some flyers or Arresters ont he field, it was Dreadbored and Decayed.

Also I checked his binder but he doesn't have any Geists.

My ideas? I don't really have any, I'm kinda new I've been in for about 2 months.  But I'm attempting to learn, my collection came to me by a friend that had to move away for school in August, and I'm just now putting it to use.
In drafts, I've been usually doing good with Izzet and Rakdos, I just can't seem to get into 3 colors, too many hard choices, but I'd like to try. I guess I just lack the imagination for deck building.

Also, Patience isn't my thing, but I'll give it a go, I guess that's why I like aggro so much. Ha, ha.
Well I suppose tonight will be the last night that this thread will be relevant, so I'll ask one more time to look at my stuff and see what magic ya'll can work.

Since then, I took apart my Izzet and got my 3 Snapcaster Mage back, so that's in there now.
I like how you excluded one of the most abused and broken cards in standard, and by accident no less. What are you gonna say next, that you disassembled your midrange deck and now have 4 Thraggies just sitting around? :P

I'm guessing that since you haven't listed commons, that getting any given common would be trival? That's what I'm assuming.

Let's get this show on the road, see if I can cobble together something half-decent:



With cards as good as these, you don't need to purchase any more. I just slapped this together with just the cards in your collection, and it should atleast do decent. I'm actually not too confident about the Talrand's Invocation, but I threw those in cause you can Snap it to make even more dudes, and you have tons and tons of removal anyhow to keep the board stabilized. I just hodgepodged this together real fast, if you see anything that's obviously wrong, feel free to point it out. It's hard to make a sideboard since I don't have close and intimate knowledge of your meta, which is basically what a sideboard's all about, but this is good, I think it'll do well.
Is he really that good? I kinda just ran into him and thought he had a cool ability that fit well with izzet and my mizzium mortars. Plus he has cool art. Ha, ha.

I can see how it works and makes me interested, but I don't really have time to playtest so I'll go with your advice and run it, but i have one question, why have the 4 Azorius Guildgate? Dude said I had a good mana base for UW, just a wonder. Not judging or anything, I appreciate you sticking with this thread and helping me, mind if I add you to my friends list?





You do have a good list for UW, but this is GUW, and every time you add a color, balancing your mana base becomes another magnitude of order harder since you have to account for each spell's color weight.

You see, when I color balance, I look at the number of 'sources' of a color, and then judge if I have enough of any given color to guarantee that I'd have enough of that color at any given point in the game to cast my spells.

As it stands the deck has:

14 sources of white
12 sources of blue
11 sources of green

You can't add green without putting strain on the sources of white and blue, so I add the azorius guildgates, which count as a source for blue and white in order to inflate those source numbers, which makes room for green to even exist in the pile.

You could also take out the azorius guildgates and put in 4 transguild promenades if you'd like, which would act as a source for all three at the cost of a slightly greater tempo hit.

But yeah, sure you can add me as a friend. The friend system on this forum is a little janky, but why not.
OH, and by the way Tehro, when playing Snappy, remember that you can't flashback sorcery speed spells during your opponent's turn. I just want to let you know that since I've met no less than three separate players that made that very mistake.

Good luck at your event!
OH, and by the way Tehro, when playing Snappy, remember that you can't flashback sorcery speed spells during your opponent's turn. I just want to let you know that since I've met no less than three separate players that made that very mistake.

Good luck at your event!


Understood.

But the targets of Snapcaster in this deck should be the Call of the Conclave and Selesnya Charm, or that's how I'm looking at it.

As for the Sphinx of Uthuun, I was thinking about swapping for Archon of the Triumvirate Instead, but ETB effect does synergy with Resto Angel