B/R Groundpounder

Discussion in 'Casual Decks/Variants/Etc' started by Whimsical, Oct 16, 2000.

  1. Whimsical Adorable Sliver

    Aaahhhh ... another control-oriented deck. <laughs> It's because of this and that Miller deck that I keep playing with mah Goblin deck. Nothing like nuking someone by turn 4 to soothe overtaxed synapses. :D But I digress...

    Using a Magnifying Glass to Burn Ants: (22)
    4 Rain of Tears
    4 Stone Rain
    4 Flowstone Flood
    2 Lay Waste
    2 Pillage
    2 Wildfire
    2 Orcish Settlers
    2 Army Ants

    Stepping on the Ants: (10)
    3 Diabolic Edict
    3 Bone Shredder
    2 Breath of Darigaaz
    1 Shard Phoenix
    1 Hammer of Bogardan

    Laying the Smacketdown: (4)
    4 Wildfire Emissary

    Trying to Accelerate a Really Slow Deck: (8)
    2 Sandstone Needle
    2 Peat Bog
    4 Dark Ritual

    Fueling the Meanness: (16)
    8 Mountain
    8 Swamp

    Trying to accelerate the deck using inexpensive (monetary-wise) has really been driving moi buggy. <laughs> And I know Pillage would be perfect in the deck ... I'll add 'em as soon as I lay mah greedy paws on a set. Ditto for the Dustbowls. The Wildfire is essentially a fun card ... and it's free safety just in case all the other methods of LD sulk at the bottom of the library.

    I've done some experimentation with Raze, but I find that it really drags the deck down. Losing a land on the first turn won't really do more than piss off a weenie deck, while crippling you.

    Icequake looks nice ... but it would entail a heavier black component to the deck. Not a good thing, I think.

    The full thing when completed would look something like this...

    4 Rain of Tears
    4 Stone Rain
    4 Pillage
    4 Flowstone Flood
    2 Army Ants
    2 Dustbowl

    3 Diabolic Edict
    3 Bone Shredder
    2 Shard Phoenix
    2 Hammer of Bogardan

    2 Sandstone Needle
    2 Peatbog
    4 Dark Ritual

    8 Mountain
    8 Swamp

    Hmmm ... all I need are the Pillages ... the Dustbowls ... the Shard Phoenix and the Hammer. <laughs> Apart from the lousy Phoenix which seems to have fled off to the mountains ... there shouldn't be much problem with the cards. :)

    Comments? Criticisms? Flames? Passionate essays expounding mah wisdom? <laughs> I can live without the essays though ... :D
  2. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I'm thinking you need a couple more lands... 20 looks to be a little light. Maybe the red/black pain/depletion land or Gemstone Mine or something that gives both colors...

    But I don't know, maybe you can get away with 20 <shrug>
  3. Whimsical Adorable Sliver

    I suppose I could drop the Orcish Settlers for a couple of Urborg Volcanoes. Those are way better than <shudder> Lava Tubes.

    I still remember that Necro deck I saw that used Lava Tubes and that R/B Pain land to add in Bolts and Incinerates. <laughs> He told me he was so ticked off about losing to a Whirling Dervish that he added the cheese. He had really janky mana though ... the price of progress, I guess. :)
  4. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    Pyre Zombies are ideal for this deck.

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