stupid question: is standard the most recent base set or the two most recent base sets? I thought it was the most recent. no arbor elves and elvish mystics in the same deck, right?
"Collectability is just a code-word for ripping you off." - David Sirlin
I think you're all forgetting that there are minotaurs in M14. There are GOOD minotaurs in RTR block. Theros is a greco-roman themed block.MINOTAUR TRIBAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!
So many awesome suggestions and he goes with boring elves that have been done a hundred times. I am disappoint.
So many awesome suggestions and he goes with boring elves that have been done a hundred times. I am disappoint.There were several good deck submissions. I particularly liked Path of the Warrior (though the lack of Champion of Lambholt in that particular list is utterly beyond me). However, I am saddened that you find Elves disappointing, since I am the person who sent in the Elvish Path deck.I am aware of the sour taste that Elves have historically given to Magic, but in the current Standard, where everything's a Human, Vampire, or Zombie, I figured that they would be a breath of fresh air. In the deck, I wanted a tribe that was both unsupported by Innistrad block (since I felt that they were not only played out, but rotating anyway; on another note, you have no idea how difficult it was to not simply do another Humans deck), but also supported by at least one tribal lord, since I suspected that a certain other Morningtide card was going to be revealed.As a White player, my first choice was actually Soldiers a la Captain of the Watch, but I had already built and dismantled such a deck in the past, since it's too slow for the current Standard (not to mention that Green Soldier support, while present, was rather lacking). I then turned to Merfolk, who had a fairly strong Green showing thanks to the Simic (Green being important both for being the best color in Standard right now as well as for Descendants' Path), but Master of the Pearl Trident gave Islandwalk as his tribal bonus with, alas, no Spreading Seas variant in Standard. This left either Elves or Goblins, which I should note both have sour reputations from Magic's history. In the end, Elves won out not only for both having built-in mana acceleration and being in an important color by default, but also because I liked Yeva's face a lot more than Krenko's.
There were several good deck submissions. I particularly liked Path of the Warrior (though the lack of Champion of Lambholt in that particular list is utterly beyond me).
"A Door, once opened, may be stepped through in either direction."He never fails to slip in a reference to Doctor Who...
On Elves: I agree that Elves has certainly been done before, and I always like to give a nod to more unique strategies when appropiate. However, Elves also just happens to be the perfect tribe for a card like Door of Destinies. It has mana acceleration to play the door, and lots of small creatures to cast/benefit from the door. A deck like Constructs or Insects or even Boars doesn't have the same kind of perfect mesh that Elves does. And that's how I got to Elves. "A Door, once opened, may be stepped through in either direction."He never fails to slip in a reference to Doctor Who...There's one in every ReConstructed. If you're up for a challenge, see if you can find them all.