You are right @DelverMage I should include more details in the comment box. This is my first time actually playing with the Kaladesh set since it came out so I'm trying to get my feet wet by starting off small with a deck or two at a time. Considering that I've been out of the loop for a bit I thought that leaning on my forum network a bit may be beneficial for gaining some knowledge before heading out to any tournaments.
For the deck I wanted to go for a Dimir style kind of deck where everything has a card effect that either steals resources from the opponent, sneaks in damage (whether it's effect or combat) and is evasive enough so that I can survive any major attacks or board wipes with minimum to no losses on my part. In fact, creatures such as lawless broker
are the kinds that I want in the deck because I can use spells such as morbid curiosity
to get some serious card draw action AND make another creature stronger. Using his +1/+1 counter giving effect would be beneficial for creatures that already have a high toughness or that have first strike. Consistent and reliable is what I want in this deck. So far with just play testing I've noticed that even though all the cards have their own special parts they sometimes do clash. For example: Ovalchase daredevil
goes well with failed inspection
because playing artifacts puts him right back in my hand and i get a card off the deck while canceling my opponent's. But with all the little creatures that I have I wouldn't want to drop too many of them in the graveyard since I currently only have 1 Dhund Operative
or 1 essence extraction
. I have some recursion but currently not enough to shrink
the deck down to streamline it.
I will agree that there is a lot of exploration
on my part as far as deck building in this block goes. I never played the mirrodin sets so this will be my first artifact heavy themed block to play in. But it is nice that some creatures can make artifacts for you so that helps out from making the deck get to clogged up. I also picked up a Kambal consul of allocation
so I'll definitely want to try out a W/B deck later. I'd probably downsize
this one just a little bit but I'll focus on one deck at a time.
As far as the mana curve goes I should probably start out tall on the 2-3 CMC side and decrease as I go higher, it'll give me more early turn plays. With all the copies of foundry inspector
i have it may help to add more artifact creatures that way they can be played for cheap.That way creatures such as foundry screecher
and embraal bruiser
can become stronger with minimum effort on my part.
And yes the relationship between cards in this deck are very interesting as far as things that work together goes. I have played the deck a few times though with myself to see how the deck operates. Creatures can get on the board really fast but once the 4-5 drops start getting drawn it's almost a race as far as maintaining a proper board state. i will find the cards that operate well and capitalize on that. Cards such as disappearing act
work great with cards such as dukhara scavenger
I have things in the mayboard in case I want to make this deck grixis
but I might start blocks in my usual manner: 1. Make all the dual colors, 2. See what I use most comfortably, 3. Improve on the play ability of those decks after posting on the forum, 4. Add a new color to those particular decks and run them tri color if able.
Overall I know i have experience in deck building and such but sometimes even I need a little assistance and I appreciate any advice you all can give me. Believe it or not but I look up to you guys