Rug Nightshade Peddler + Izzet Staticaster Combo Deck

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This is probably one of my favorite decks I have been toying around with, but I am having a bit of trouble vs the more aggressive RDW and Rakdos aggro decks even with 4x Huntmaster and 4x Thragtusk and also don't really know which role blue plays in the deck. Do I use syncopates and other counter magic, or more bounce oriented with cyclonic rifts, or go the tamiyo/jace planeswalker route. The decklist is a bit updated from this video (all the UW flash decks going around forced me to put in caverns and negates) but the core is still pretty much the same. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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The problem with such a deck is that neither of the elements is particularly powerful by its self.  For example, if you draw a peddler, it won't do much work without a staticaster, and if you draw a staticaster, it won't do much work without peddler.  Given a lack of strong dig/tutoring in the format, such a deck isn't really a good idea unless you just want to screw around at FNM.

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I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
166199665 wrote:
omg snortng so much febbdelicious /intocixated in rl
You are devoting 8 card slots to cards that do very little on their own (unless you play against Zombies or something similar), without a way to fetch them out of your library.
Its also really fragile, with half the combo being a 1/1 creature. 

(at)MrEnglish22

Actually I have found that if I pair peddler with basically anything in the deck it becomes quite the powerhouse, even huntmaster tokens. Izzet Staticaster is VERY underrated right now. There are plenty of relevant targets in standard plus the card draw and control in this deck is all about stabilizing until either you get the combo or one of your finishers hits the board.
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I hate dogs.
Haha this is a terrible idea.  Quit whoring out your youtube channel on these forums, especially with **** decks like this.


Look man, that was unnecessary and rude.  His deck is kinda subpar, but you should try to help him get better instead of being an ass.

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139359831 wrote:
I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
166199665 wrote:
omg snortng so much febbdelicious /intocixated in rl
Pirate music is always convincing to a quality magic deck build. 
Haha this is a terrible idea.  Quit whoring out your youtube channel on these forums, especially with **** decks like this.


Look man, that was unnecessary and rude.  His deck is kinda subpar, but you should try to help him get better instead of being an ass.


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Haha look at the wannabe ORC.  Maybe you can be doomtomb's sidekick!
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I'm just trying to be helpful.  Is that such a bad thing?

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139359831 wrote:
I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
166199665 wrote:
omg snortng so much febbdelicious /intocixated in rl
What about Jund with Olivia and Peddler?
I'm just trying to be helpful.  Is that such a bad thing?


Well, we all saw how well that worked out...
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Stop hatin', felix.
Stop hatin', felix.


Haters gonna hate
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Well, there goes felisdomesticus.  I guess we'll see him in 24 hours...

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139359831 wrote:
I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
166199665 wrote:
omg snortng so much febbdelicious /intocixated in rl
Seen more bannings in the past few weeks than I've seen in months. 

(at)MrEnglish22

Seen more bannings in the past few weeks than I've seen in months. 


Catnarok has begun...

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139359831 wrote:
I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
166199665 wrote:
omg snortng so much febbdelicious /intocixated in rl
What about Jund with Olivia and Peddler?



I like this guy's thinking.

But giving Olivia deathtouch makes it so she can't mind control or pump off allies.

Jund splashing blue for the Static in the sideboard?
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If you like that line, you are far more better going Niv-Mizz + Peddeler

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Totally forgot about Niv. Yes, go with that.
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The thing with niv nightshade is that it's kinda winmore.  If you have niv out, you can draw plenty of cards, probably getting the removal you need.

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139359831 wrote:
I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
166199665 wrote:
omg snortng so much febbdelicious /intocixated in rl
Yeah, I have found that to be the case. Still makes for a fun time, and isn't that what magic is all about? Oh wait, it is about the winning. I forgot.
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Seriously, now is the time to run Ultimate Price. Why are more people not running this card? It keeps cute stuff like this in check. And yes, someone will run this and totes make me mad. It shouldn't happen, but it does.

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People don't run Price because they are afraid of Thragtusk.

(at)MrEnglish22

I understand what you're saying, but I don't think that's a legitimate argument against Ultimate Price.  All the other removal sucks against Tusk too; that's how he's built.  As long as Price hits most other stuff you need to be hitting, even crappy Terrors warrant use.

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Welcome to 2012. Blue has the most efficient creatures, black has the all-in monocolored aggro deck, the most controlling deck in the format is green-red, control decks lose to aggro in attrition wars, and counterspells aren't an answer to fatties.
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I didn't say it was a legitimate reason. I just said it was a reason.

Aditionally, there are just enough multicolor creatures that make Price be awkward. 

(at)MrEnglish22

Yeah, I have found that to be the case. Still makes for a fun time, and isn't that what magic is all about? Oh wait, it is about the winning. I forgot.


I love these kinds of posters.
"Hey, give me advice on making my deck better"
"Take out the bad cards"
"Actually, I want to play the bad cards because I find them fun, and I find fun more important than having a good deck."
"Then why are you asking for advice?"
"Because **** you, that's why." 
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Yeah, I have found that to be the case. Still makes for a fun time, and isn't that what magic is all about? Oh wait, it is about the winning. I forgot.


I love these kinds of posters.
"Hey, give me advice on making my deck better"
"Take out the bad cards"
"Actually, I want to play the bad cards because I find them fun, and I find fun more important than having a good deck."
"Then why are you asking for advice?"
"Because **** you, that's why." 


While this post was inconsiderate, there's no need for you to be rude.  I don't understand why you have to be so mean all the time, you're discouraging newer players.

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139359831 wrote:
I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
166199665 wrote:
omg snortng so much febbdelicious /intocixated in rl
Haha look at the wannabe ORC.  Maybe you can be doomtomb's sidekick!


Wow i cant believe after a few posts I've already got some fans on this forum.

 
Seriously, now is the time to run Ultimate Price. Why are more people not running this card? It keeps cute stuff like this in check. And yes, someone will run this and totes make me mad. It shouldn't happen, but it does.


I respect your opinion on Ultimate Price but the reason people aren't running it because of multicolor in Return to Ravnica. And then there's Undying too. It's just not amazing right now in the format.
Haha is this ***** serious?
I hate dogs.
with regards to ultimate price, you're overlooking the most important aspect of why the card isn't very good.   creatures are too good and have too many CIP abilities for there to be any sort of favorable exchange.  

its still a valid card to run against certain well played threats in the format, like thundermaw hellkite, craterhoof behemoth, restoration angel, and a few others.  but that said, it's obviously no doom blade. 

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with regards to ultimate price, you're overlooking the most important aspect of why the card isn't very good.   creatures are too good and have too many CIP abilities for there to be any sort of favorable exchange.  

its still a valid card to run against certain well played threats in the format, like thundermaw hellkite, craterhoof behemoth, restoration angel, and a few others.  but that said, it's obviously no doom blade. 


And doom blade wasn't heavily played anyways.
I hate dogs.
with regards to ultimate price, you're overlooking the most important aspect of why the card isn't very good.   creatures are too good and have too many CIP abilities for there to be any sort of favorable exchange.  

its still a valid card to run against certain well played threats in the format, like thundermaw hellkite, craterhoof behemoth, restoration angel, and a few others.  but that said, it's obviously no doom blade. 


And doom blade wasn't heavily played anyways.


during its run, it paired with go for the throat saw a respectable amount of play.   (see UB control as far back as 2010)

Blue is the best color ever. How do you deal?  ------------------------------  Team GFG - "gulf, foxtrot, gulf" 

 

 

I produce Dubstep and House beats:

https://soundcloud.com/burning_forest

 

Best Pauper Deck in the format, not close:

http://community.wizards.com/content/forum-topic/2974646#comment-49713276

 

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with regards to ultimate price, you're overlooking the most important aspect of why the card isn't very good.   creatures are too good and have too many CIP abilities for there to be any sort of favorable exchange.  

its still a valid card to run against certain well played threats in the format, like thundermaw hellkite, craterhoof behemoth, restoration angel, and a few others.  but that said, it's obviously no doom blade. 


And doom blade wasn't heavily played anyways.


during its run, it paired with go for the throat saw a respectable amount of play.   (see UB control as far back as 2010)


As much as I hate to agree with FD, I think he meant immediately before rotation.  Although at the time, then only deck that even ran black was zombies.

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139359831 wrote:
I hope all this helps you to see things in a greater light—and understand that Magic: the Gathering was really created by extraterrestials using Richard Garfield as a medium. The game itself reflects the socio-psycho realtivity between living beings, and the science that takes precedence over them—to define reality for them all (like telekinesis, weather, scientific reaction, phenomenon, ingenuity, how the brain works, etc.). I'd also bet there is an entity floating thousands of miles above us, looking down on the current state of game, shaking its fist like... "Wtf are you doing?! You're getting it all screwed up!". Awkward—to be evolved, and yet still subject to the ladder that is the concepts of the game. In this case, misconception, corruption, and deception. With the realities of each color becoming distorted (through oblivious designers), leading the game to reflect a false state of reality that warps the understanding that other people have about those things. For example, people thinking that white could be anything except pure good. This shouldn't be too far off though, I mean...Magic is designed based on reality after all, so that entity (those entities) should be subject to those things. Anyways, I guess when you're busy doing space stuff you can't always be around to ensure quality control. It's no wonder they choose Garfield, they're so much alike; that's exactly what happened to him and Magic.
166199665 wrote:
omg snortng so much febbdelicious /intocixated in rl
yea, i'd agree with that.

if doom blade were legal now, it would see much, much more play. 

Blue is the best color ever. How do you deal?  ------------------------------  Team GFG - "gulf, foxtrot, gulf" 

 

 

I produce Dubstep and House beats:

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Best Pauper Deck in the format, not close:

http://community.wizards.com/content/forum-topic/2974646#comment-49713276

 

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I'm just tired of Sorcery speed removal. So, tonight its Searing Spear and Ultimate Price. I think I can do decent with it.

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According to GP San Antonio 2012, Izzet Staticaster + Nightshade Peddler is a thing that is happening. x'D There needs to be a smiley that's laughing so hard that it's peed itself.
The combo is fine, just fragile. If there were a GSZ or something similar in standard I'd be much more of an advocate for it than I am. That way you could run 2 or so and still be able to find them when you wanted.

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So wait, Catowner has been split into two new accounts (presumably following a temp ban or some kind of vigilante "justice")? One with his normal vitriol and one that apologizes for everything he just said?
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So wait, Catowner has been split into two new accounts (presumably following a temp ban or some kind of vigilante "justice")? One with his normal vitriol and one that apologizes for everything he just said?




felis was around before cato got banned. And if it were Cato's normal vitrol, I'd be okay. At least when he was a dick about something, he'd tell you why, or it was blatantly obvious why he was right.

Felis has always just been wrong about stuff. 

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