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[en] Deck Review Requests / Re: [Casual] Duck's noob deck
« on: October 05, 2018, 11:33:32 am »
Hey Duckypoos,

your deck looks fun.

I had a blast looking at it. Especially since it reminded me of the days of magic back when I was still a lil man and was experiencing MTG for the first year full time and all my friends started trading cards and you would give up on a now somewhat 20 dollar card cause you were a kid and did not understand what the card would even do and why it would have an inportance in the game. (God i am sure i made some TERRIBLE trades back there) but I am getting off the point.

Well what I tried to show you above is: you are new to the game and man would I love to trade my experiences with you cause honestly this was the time magic was the most fun (probably also cause I was a kid back then and life was easy ^^)

So I understand what you are doing right now and I can try to give you advise :

General advise:
Always ask yourself what you wanna do in MTG.

Do you want to go to tournaments and play with somewhat people who take this game serious (up side the game you love is being taken serious downside: the game you love is taken serious ^^ reeeeally serious)
Or do you just want to sit with your friends at the kitchen table on a friday night and play with a couple a drinks a few carefree MTG games?

Depending on what you want to do there are two paths down the line for you :-)

If you wanna go  "pro" know that you will have to learn the rules (and those are a lot of rules like seriously whenever I thought I understood MTG i ended up well ... learning new stuff) learning the meta learning the formats and getting really good at the game.

But don t let that discourage you. In general the community is nice and you will always find a helping hand :)

IF you wanna stay casual and not spend too much on your decks / this game i reckon the general:

you and your friends should have a limit on how much a deck may cost when purchased ... if you don t do this it will end up like my group of friends where we rarely play because the differnce in the decks got too big and well ^^

Maybe try commander it is super fun to play and also  you can get the ready made decks (which are really good in my opinion) at a rather cheap price :)

buuuuut enough of that blabla ^^

About your deck:

Looks good ! those are some quality cards we are looking at here. But as Judaspriester already stated... the deck is lacking a bit of strategy.

Questions to ask when building a deck:
1. am I willing to invest some money in the deck or do i want to build it from the cards I already have?

Well it will be impossible to give much of an advise with the amount of cards you currently posses. If you don t want to spend money on new cards playsets (having the same card 4 times) your resources are very limited.
If you are willing to invest into some cards you can go to point 2.

2. Strategy:
What do I want to play?
There are thousands of deck ideas that revolve around a theme or an idea ... f.e. Guttersnipe has something called a mechanic ... if you want to build a deck around guttersnipe you will most likely want to play a lot of instants and sorceries right? After all you make most of this creature if you play a lot of instants ans sorcs. There are also other creature in the color red that go really well with instants and sorceries Monastery swiftspear ... now if you look at those cards you will see that they are quite cheap in mana cost ... you may wanna consider a rush down deck (deck that ends thigns quickly)

Another alternative would be to simply go big or "Ramp". This is a strategy that uses cards like Llanowar elves or elvish rejuvinator will help you generate mana quick so imagine the following: you play llanowar elves on turn one (and a land), turn 2 you play 2 more llanowar elves (and a land) and on turn 3 you drop the aggressive mammoth ... that would be sweet right?

I think you see where I am going with this

3. Check online:
See if someone already built a deck like the one you wanna play or a similar one.and see if you can get some ideas (there will always be people on the internet smarter than you)

4. finalize:
have someone you know or trust (maybe even your local shop owner) look over it and have fund playing it :)

if you wanna hear more or have questions feel free to dm me :)

Spooky regards
Milmaster


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I am actually pretty certain about this but just to be sure:

You can actually have one Nicol Bolas, the ravager and the transformed Nicol Bolas, the Arisen in play at the same time right?

Just don't make the mistake of turning them both.... or you'll find yourself a very sad man :) 

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Deck #3 [Standard series] - Mono U unblockable Rush

So this idea uses a lot of unblockable and sneaky creatures to bypass your opponent !

I am not sure of either the Jace, Cunning Castaway nor the helm of hosts.

These two are in there in order to be able to not be completetly lost against decks with early board clear / control - I am not really sure about the standard meta and the whole side board thingy so any advice is HIGHLY welcome.

Thanks and regards!

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@AresXtemE hey man - thanks for the feedback! You know what ... I guess you are right about the deckhands with the extra draw I d be able to get in some more milling but that is a risky move tbh. Because the deckhand with only 2 copies seems a bit risky with the glove. And putting in the rogue golves only for 1 target to hit is also a tricky move.

But then again if I switch out all Millstones and put in Tezzeret and 2 deckhands it may be worth a try.


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Hi Ogaiht,

thanks for the positive feedback :)

Could you please explain why you would think that millstone is not a good idea for the deck?

I can see how 4 mill stones maybe being a bit much but removing them completely seems a bit over the top don t you think?


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Deck Comments / Re: UW Milling - Comments
« on: July 18, 2018, 10:11:15 am »
Hi Tussitalah,

as much as I like the idea of the deck I think you ll be facing heavy issues with the early board control and mid game.

While you probably won't have that much issues controling the late game since you have enough card draw and control I still feel like at least 1 creature would be good as blocker or board threat.

Especially since there will be some decks there that simply put out 3 - 4 creatures on the board that keep hitting you in the face.

Unfortunately I don't see any way for your deck to deal with that.

So i would probably recommend maybe putting out some draw / control spells and get some blockers :)

Best regards
Milmaster

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[de] Deck-Bewertungen / Re: Dantes Deck
« on: May 13, 2018, 07:46:22 pm »
cool deck - like the idea :) you thit the dante theme pretty sick man!

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Deck Comments / Re: Elemample - Comments
« on: May 08, 2018, 03:08:55 pm »
Hey, thanks for sharing your results I've always wondered how certain "uncommon" decks do against the meta!

Well seems like your deck did a fairly good job.

If you consider pushing in some black you might wanna consider terminate best removal in R/B. (is what I'd normally say)

But then again considering your deck you may wanna go for a bone splinters? I think it would fit well into your deck and help you get the creature you want off the board really mana efficient.

What do you think?

Best regards
Milmaster

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Deck Comments / Re: Elemample - Comments
« on: May 08, 2018, 11:45:25 am »
Hey man.

wow that's a pretty cool idea!

I like the way you use fling and crack the earth to get rid of the elementals you ll have to sac anyway.


Only one thing... Maybe you could use some more "sacrifice" stuff so you'll be more likely to draw into it?

Also did you test this deck against stall decks like life gain and or decks that play against aggro decks? :)

Nonetheless - that a pretty cool deck man!

Best regards
Milmaster

And due to the fact, that you'll be able to get your elements out pretty cheap you ll be able to afford the mana pretty neatly !

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Deck Comments / Re: this is a furry household! - Comments
« on: May 08, 2018, 07:26:02 am »
yeah no ^^ this deck is so far from modern legal, that I won't be adjusting it - sorry for the confusing tag.

That's probably not gonna work :)

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Deck Comments / Re: Torper, Tocatli and Hushwing - Comments
« on: May 08, 2018, 07:23:50 am »
ah yes, I must have somewhat misclicked there but you can easily make it modern legal if you switch out swords for path to exile (it's pretty much the same but one is legal other isn't ) and the phyrexian dreadnought has to leave completely but  I am certain there are enough ways to get it to work either way.

You can alway put in 4 apostel's blessing to be on guard yourself against creature removal so that you won't get screwed by some removal flashed in from the opponent to have you get the draw back of your cards again.

Hope this info helps.

Futher advise is highly welcome.

Also keep in mind that this deck was built for my / our kitchen table round because I found the idea funny and not to be played competetive. We leave out plainswalkers completely at out our kitchen table so yeah... you'll probably find a way to put in a Lilli if you'd like :)

Best regards
Milmaster

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Just wanted to mention that Deeproot Waters and Deeproot Elite stack.  So if you have two Waters out on the field, you get two tokens.  With one Elite, that makes River Sneak an unblockable 7/7.  If you instead have 2 Elite, it is instead a 10/10 unblockable.  If you have 4 of each (not likely), it becomes an unblockable 25/25...

Yeah not sure what you mean by that but I think you are correct regarding this matter...

I've seen the river sneak in action and god it is fuckin disgusting to play against.

2 Deeproot elite + 1deeproot waters + 1 river sneak on board and it gets really weird odd...

Let's say you play silvergill adapt and draw another merfolk that you can play ... 2 merfolks played triggers deeproot waters 2 times that means a total of 4 merfolks enter the battlefield right?

Fun thing:
River sneak gets +4/+4 from her own effect and then gets +4/+4 in form of counters that makes her a 9/9 unblockable for 2 mana ... to avoid removal you may wanna add blossoming defense and bam ! 11/11 collosus to the face!

I'd REALLY consider giving it a shot mate :)

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Hi,

it's good to see the community trying to help each other out - so I thought maybe I can share my thoughts too,

I think it would be really good to include a river sneak - it doesn't realy seem much right now but there is one more card you should consider: deeproot waters ...

See where I am going? - Let's just say you have river sneak and deeprot elite out there... if you play deeproot waters you can even drop a 1 mana merfolk and you'll instantly benefit from it

1 merfolk for 1 mana + another merfolk entering (due to deeproot waters) results in the following:

River sneak: +2/+2 from it's own effect + deeproot elite effect +2/+2 (IN FORM OF COUNTERS!) makes the sneak a 5/5 unblockable.

On top of that you get a 1/1 merfolk everytime you play a merfolk which is always good in tribal!

Maybe add 2 curious obsessions - you'll be aggro anyway and you ll attack (if unblockable on board you get the card draw as well!)

Hope the input helps :)

Best regards
Milmaster

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[en] Deck Review Requests / Re: [Casual] Merfolk RIX My first Deck
« on: May 02, 2018, 12:42:04 pm »
well I am sorry but without a deck list it will be pretty hard to design a deck against his deck... also I would like you to think about the following:

There are a lot of cards in MTG tht are specifically designed to wreck other cards (Boiling sea is a perfect example for this). However these cards tend to be rather useless against other decks... so unless you only have that one friend with only that one deck I wouldn't recommend building a deck just to mess with his deck idea. not only will it be cost inefficient but also will it ruin his fun for playing maybe leaving you behind with a deck that wrecks his 8/10 cases but no one to play it against.

So just in general I'd suggest not building a deck completely against him. IN MTG there is something called sideboard (contains of 15 cards and these cards may be added to your deck after the first round is played in order to get the edge over certain decks)

However this is where the problem starts... you can add cards that are simply useless unless something very specific happens or some very specific deck is used.

I would much more recommend you to build an overall strong deck that focuses more on yourself than your opponnents.

There are (in my opinion 2 ways to go in MTG) decks that focus on themselves ... trying to get themselves as strong as possible (tribal, ramp, mid range, late game etc.) and then there are decks that try to win by dismantling the oponnents deck (Mill, control, land destruction, discard etc.)

If you look at these types as some kind of line the question you'll have to ask is: where do I wanna stand? most decks these days are placed somewhere along the line... (just like yours above) mostly creature/tribe heavy with some control and card draw mixed in!

And I think this is what you wanna be looking for! A deck that plays around itself mixed with some control to deal with the biggest threats!

I know this because I have built a Land destruction deck that starts taking your lands at T2 (most cases even T1) so you ll my opponent will play with 0,1 or max, 2 mana the whole game.

I like playing it but most of my friends ask me not to... so yeah you'll always have that risk if you go for such a deck.

TL:DR: you shouldn't build a deck completely built against one deck because you won't have fun with it long and your friends will not like to play against it either.

Hope this somewhat helps :)

Should you be interested in having a longer conversation - get in touch  :P

Milmaster

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[de] Deck-Bewertungen / Re: [Modern] hey - gimme that!
« on: April 27, 2018, 01:02:25 pm »
Rev2:
took out: 1 wall of frost, 1 Mizzium Skin
put in: Swiftfoot Boots

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