This thread is for discussion of this week's ReConstructed, which goes live Tuesday morning on magicthegathering.com.
Surprised Edge of Autumn didn't get a shoutout, which was a pretty awesome part of the deck last time somebody on DailyMTG tackled it.
Did you really miss the fact that Krark-Clan Ironworks gives you an easy way to sacrifice your two mana artifacts, as well as an easy way to cast them? I'm pretty sure it's included as another way to sacrifice your Terrarions and Ichorwellspring s too.
Lotus Bloom is nice, but it can be removed and dealt with. If you don't get at least two, the deck doesn't "go off". The Ironworks fix both those problems fairly easily.
You should note that running KCI + Banefire GREATLY simplifies the actual kill while not taking a lot of slots, which is quite good. Sunrise is exceedingly difficult to play, to a degree it is an actual barrier to playing the deck, even if you're an accomplished combo player.
Or even mana-ability-speed, in the case of cards like Chromatic Star and Chromatic Sphere .
Mana-ablity-speed win with Laboratory Maniac ?
Mana-ablity-speed win with Laboratory Maniac .
Dan Vogelsong's HaakonShrike deck looks really cool! However, i'm a bit confused by the inclusion of Gloom Surgeon - yes it's a spirit, and yes it's awkward for some decks to deal with. But exiling the top few cards of your library in a graveyard-based deck seems incredibly harsh. Can anyone help me understand this a bit better?
Also, after reading and closing the article, I decided to look at the decklists again. Imagine my horror when I was forced to continually scroll down and click multiple times just to see the decks again! I think I may have injured my middle finger with all start-stop scrolling, and am currently considering legal action. But if Mr. Verhey promises to not do that again, I may back down
Excellent article, really well summarised.
I playtested the original style of this deck back when the Odyssey eggs were still legal in Extended; it was hilariously fun in a strange way, but I never ended up playing it in a tournament just because it was so much of a headache under pressure.
I do strongly recommend people have a go with this deck - it's a remarkably unique way of playing Magic even among combo decks - but do make sure you play an awful lot of goldfish games before you inflict it on another player!
I think you need to fix your pool. By that I mean your mana pool, you only have 7 islands and 1 plain, you need to run 4 islands and at least 1 of each of the other colors, as far as I can tell you can only grapeshot with your Kaleadstone. The Stars and such can only produce mana of your current pool that you have on the field, so if you don't have a mountain on the field your star can't produce a red mana. You need some Wander's Twigs or Explorers Maps to help fix your mana issues. That way you don't have to rely on your kaleadstone to cast half of your deck.
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