6/6/2013 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 0:11:13

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
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8 Island
8 Plains
1 Azorius Guildgate


12 Creatures
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1 Aquus Steed
1 Ascended Lawmage
1 Cloudfin Raptor
1 Faerie Impostor
1 Haazda Snare Squad
1 Luminate Primordial
1 Maze Sentinel
1 Opal Lake Gatekeepers
1 Seller of Songbirds
1 Skymark Roc
1 Sunspire Griffin
1 Voidwielder


11 Other Spells
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1 Azorius Cluestone
1 Cancel
1 Downsize
1 Eyes in the Skies
1 Guildscorn Ward
1 Hidden Strings
1 Knight Watch
1 Scatter Arc
2 Supreme Verdict
1 Swift Justice

I'll admit that I got lazy and didn't look carefully over the cards.  I just saw the 2 Supreme Verdicts and decided to go with W/B Azorius.

Freedom's just another word for nothing-left-to-lose. - Kris Kristoferson (sung by Janis Joplin)

 

This Deck was built in 0:03:06

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
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7 Forest
7 Mountain
3 Swamp


14 Creatures
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1 Batterhorn
1 Centaur's Herald
1 Dead Reveler
1 Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch
1 Feral Animist
1 Greenside Watcher
1 Korozda Monitor
1 Kraul Warrior
1 Lobber Crew
1 Maze Behemoth
1 Skinbrand Goblin
1 Sluiceway Scorpion
1 Spire Tracer
1 Zhur-Taa Swine


8 Other Spells
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1 Auger Spree
1 Dangerous
1 Explosive Impact
1 Madcap Skills
1 Pit Fight
1 Prophetic Prism
1 Slime Molding
1 Trouble


1 Planeswalkers
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1 Domri Rade

Quite a lot of options in this sealed pool. Decided to go aggro based off Gruul Domri although there aren't enough creatures as I would like.
Splashed black for Exava, Augur and 2 creatures. Has reach end game with Explosive Impact and Lobber Crew
Abbot Pheldy OSM Mafia Awards 2010 Most Unique Playstyle Designer of Game of the Year 2010 Designer of Most Flavorful Game My achievements random hum
Not really happy with it, but this is what I built:

This Deck was built in 0:19:20

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
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5 Forest
4 Mountain
6 Plains
2 Selesnya Guildgate


10 Creatures
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1 Feral Animist
1 Greenside Watcher
1 Haazda Snare Squad
1 Korozda Monitor
1 Kraul Warrior
1 Luminate Primordial
1 Seller of Songbirds
1 Skinbrand Goblin
1 Sunspire Griffin
1 Zhur-Taa Swine


12 Other Spells
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1 Angelic Edict
1 Boros Charm
1 Common Bond
1 Dangerous
1 Explosive Impact
1 Eyes in the Skies
1 Knight Watch
1 Madcap Skills
1 Massive Raid
1 Pit Fight
1 Prophetic Prism
1 Slime Molding


1 Planeswalkers
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1 Domri Rade

Went for a greedy Azorius splash Selesnya splash Maw brew:

This Deck was built in 0:10:05


Total Deck Size: 40 17 Lands --------------- 5 Island 7 Plains 1 Swamp 1 Azorius Guildgate 1 Dimir Guildgate 2 Selesnya Guildgate


13 Creatures --------------- 1 Ascended Lawmage 1 Cloudfin Raptor 1 Faerie Impostor 1 Haazda Snare Squad 1 Luminate Primordial 1 Maw of the Obzedat 1 Maze Sentinel 1 Opal Lake Gatekeepers 1 Saruli Gatekeepers 1 Seller of Songbirds 1 Skymark Roc 1 Sunspire Griffin 1 Voidwielder


10 Other Spells --------------- 1 Angelic Edict 1 Common Bond 1 Dimir Cluestone 1 Eyes in the Skies 1 Knight Watch 1 Prophetic Prism 1 Selesnya Cluestone 2 Supreme Verdict 1 Swift Justice

This Deck was built in 0:03:09

Total Deck Size: 43
20 Lands
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6 Island
8 Plains
4 Swamp
1 Azorius Guildgate
1 Dimir Guildgate


14 Creatures
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1 Ascended Lawmage
1 Bane Alley Broker
1 Cloudfin Raptor
1 Dead Reveler
1 Duskmantle Guildmage
1 Faerie Impostor
1 Haazda Snare Squad
1 Kingpin's Pet
1 Maw of the Obzedat
1 Opal Lake Gatekeepers
1 Seller of Songbirds
1 Skymark Roc
1 Sunspire Griffin
1 Voidwielder


9 Other Spells
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1 Angelic Edict
1 Azorius Cluestone
1 Death's Approach
1 Dimir Cluestone
1 Eyes in the Skies
1 Prophetic Prism
1 Shadow Slice
2 Supreme Verdict


Not so happy with the amount of creatures in the deck, but the eyes in the skies and the amount of removal I have hopefully makes up for it.
Limited Guru. Current Standard deck: Bant Hexproof/Auras.
This is what I get for scrounging around urls last week and finding this one then.  Oh well.  I have no problem doing it over again (it's not like I remember any of my choices beyond deadbridge chant and double supreme verdict).

This looks familiar:  Bant splash black.

This Deck was built in 0:17:55

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
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5 Forest
3 Island
4 Plains
1 Swamp
1 Azorius Guildgate
1 Dimir Guildgate
2 Selesnya Guildgate


13 Creatures
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1 Ascended Lawmage
1 Centaur's Herald
1 Cloudfin Raptor
1 Faerie Impostor
1 Haazda Snare Squad
1 Korozda Monitor
1 Kraul Warrior
1 Luminate Primordial
1 Skymark Roc
1 Sluiceway Scorpion
1 Spire Tracer
1 Sunspire Griffin
1 Voidwielder


10 Other Spells
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1 Angelic Edict
1 Azorius Cluestone
1 Deadbridge Chant
1 Dimir Cluestone
1 Hidden Strings
1 Knight Watch
1 Prophetic Prism
1 Shadow Slice
2 Supreme Verdict

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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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Post #777

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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 0:20:40

Total Deck Size: 41
17 Lands
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6 Island
7 Plains
2 Swamp
1 Azorius Guildgate
1 Dimir Guildgate


13 Creatures
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1 Ascended Lawmage
1 Bane Alley Broker
1 Cloudfin Raptor
1 Haazda Snare Squad
1 Horror of the Dim
1 Kingpin's Pet
1 Luminate Primordial
1 Maw of the Obzedat
1 Maze Sentinel
1 Seller of Songbirds
1 Skymark Roc
1 Sunspire Griffin
1 Voidwielder


11 Other Spells
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1 Angelic Edict
1 Azorius Cluestone
1 Cancel
1 Dimir Cluestone
1 Downsize
1 Knight Watch
1 Midnight Recovery
1 Scatter Arc
2 Supreme Verdict
1 Swift Justice

With Supreme Verdict x2 I figured Midnight Recovery would have a chance to shine, just slap it on a flying creature after a board wipe and take over the game.

My Main Deck











































1Ascended Lawmage
1Bane Alley Broker
1Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch
1Faerie Impostor
1Kingpin's Pet
1Lobber Crew
1Luminate Primordial
1Skymark Roc
1Voidwielder

9 Creatures
































2Island
5Mountain
5Plains
4Swamp
1Azorius Guildgate
1Dimir Guildgate

18 Lands

























































1Angelic Edict
1Auger Spree
1Azorius Cluestone
1Boros Charm
1Cancel
1Dimir Cluestone
1Explosive Impact
1Eyes in the Skies
1Izzet Keyrune
1Prophetic Prism
1Rakdos Cluestone
1Supreme Verdict
1Trouble

13 Other Spells






This Deck was built in 0:48:05


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
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4 Island
5 Plains
4 Swamp
1 Azorius Guildgate
1 Dimir Guildgate
2 Selesnya Guildgate



15 Creatures
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1 Ascended Lawmage
1 Bane Alley Broker
1 Cloudfin Raptor
1 Dead Reveler
1 Duskmantle Guildmage
1 Faerie Impostor
1 Haazda Snare Squad
1 Kingpin's Pet
1 Luminate Primordial
1 Maw of the Obzedat
1 Opal Lake Gatekeepers
1 Seller of Songbirds
1 Skymark Roc
1 Sunspire Griffin
1 Voidwielder



8 Other Spells
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1 Angelic Edict
1 Death's Approach
1 Dimir Cluestone
1 Eyes in the Skies
1 Knight Watch
1 Shadow Slice
2 Supreme Verdict


Tried the RGb build and just did not like how it looked.  This looks better, but it's very reliant on its rares it seems. 

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."

Looked at WUG vs BRG and decided to go with the former and splash domri.

This Deck was built in 0:16:17


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
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5 Forest
3 Island
2 Mountain
4 Plains
1 Azorius Guildgate
2 Selesnya Guildgate



14 Creatures
---------------
1 Ascended Lawmage
1 Centaur's Herald
1 Cloudfin Raptor
1 Faerie Impostor
1 Greenside Watcher
1 Haazda Snare Squad
1 Korozda Monitor
1 Kraul Warrior
1 Luminate Primordial
1 Seller of Songbirds
1 Shambleshark
1 Skymark Roc
1 Sunspire Griffin
1 Voidwielder



8 Other Spells
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1 Angelic Edict
1 Eyes in the Skies
1 Knight Watch
1 Pit Fight
1 Prophetic Prism
1 Seek the Horizon
2 Supreme Verdict



1 Planeswalkers
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1 Domri Rade

Total Deck Size: 40


16 Lands
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4 Island
5 Plains
5 Swamp
1 Azorius Guildgate
1 Dimir Guildgate



13 Creatures
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1 Ascended Lawmage
1 Bane Alley Broker
1 Cloudfin Raptor
1 Dead Reveler
1 Duskmantle Guildmage
1 Faerie Impostor
1 Gateway Shade
1 Horror of the Dim
1 Kingpin's Pet
1 Luminate Primordial
1 Skymark Roc
1 Sunspire Griffin
1 Voidwielder



11 Other Spells
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1 Angelic Edict
1 Azorius Cluestone
1 Cancel
1 Death's Approach
1 Dimir Cluestone
1 Hidden Strings
1 Mental Vapors
1 Midnight Recovery
1 Prophetic Prism
1 Shadow Slice
1 Uncovered Clues


Figured the potential combos in esper control outweighed both Domri and Exava. The Supreme Verdicts and Downsize are sideboard for heavier creature decks. 

Well this was interesting.  Definitely wanting to go R/G, but splashing Black or white seems the question.  I went with black, but had one white card just to be sure I got some use out of the cluestones too.  Tough part was having only 12 creatures for Domri Rade and not including Deadbridge Chant

This Deck was built in 0:10:20

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
---------------
6 Forest
6 Mountain
3 Swamp
2 Selesnya Guildgate


12 Creatures
---------------
1 Centaur's Herald
1 Dead Reveler
1 Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch
1 Feral Animist
1 Greenside Watcher
1 Korozda Monitor
1 Kraul Warrior
1 Lobber Crew
1 Maze Behemoth
1 Skinbrand Goblin
1 Sluiceway Scorpion
1 Zhur-Taa Swine


10 Other Spells
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1 Auger Spree
1 Common Bond
1 Armed // Dangerous
1 Madcap Skills
1 Massive Raid
1 Pit Fight
1 Prophetic Prism
1 Rakdos Cluestone
1 Selesnya Cluestone
1 Slime Molding


1 Planeswalkers
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1 Domri Rade