Coat of Arms in Type 2 - thoughts

Discussion in 'Single Card Strategies' started by Mikeymike, Apr 3, 2001.

  1. Mikeymike Captain Hiatus

    Here is a question for anyone who follows the Standard Enviro closer than I do (which is probably about 80% of the CPA)

    Does anyone think Coat of Arms is going to have an impact on Type 2? Always considered a staple for the casual player, it never stood a chance of competing in the Rath era type 2 because at 5 mana it was too expensive.

    I see potential for it now with:
    Rebels - Rebels has never been a speed demon so this won't slow it down too much. 5 mana for an army of 4/4s or 5/5s or 9/9s seems like a nail in the coffin to me.

    Elves - A lot of people on the CPA have tried to build a competitive Standard Elf deck. Elvish Lyrist and Might of Oaks also make this a little more viable, and a turn 4 Coat probably wouldn't be so bad, especially if those elves have forest walk.

    Zombies - This challenge has been out there for awhile now

    Saprolings - WoTC appears to purposely be trying to build this archetype, has anyone else noted the killer freaking saproling cards recently? To list some:
    Artifact/Aura Mutation
    Nemata and her buddy Verdeloth, oh and Rith
    Spontaneous Generation
    Saproling Symbiosis
    Opposition
    Coat of Arms
    Spidersilk Armor/Collective Unc.
    and so on.

    I'll try to build something in the deck section, it will suck but who cares.
  2. NeuroDeus Doctor Wundindlinyg

    You forgot Merfolk and Goblins... the biggest and most used Creature decks in magic... Although it looks slow for 5 mana... Putting 2 in a Fish deck will surely have your opponent dead by the next turn...
  3. Mundungu grumpier than ever

    The coat's best friends is obviously the elves because they provide the mana acceleration making it possible to play one on turn 3.

    t1 : forest elf
    t2 : forest 2cc elf, 1cc elf
    t3 : Coat and at least 3 3/3 creatures on the table.

    Althought the shear power of the rebel "multiplication" might make it interesting.

    Maybe a "coated" counter rebel ??
  4. Killer Joe Active Member

  5. Llan New Member

    Because of it's high cost I can't see it in many more decks than elf decks really...
  6. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    What about Zombies? They won't well with the Coat now that Lord of the Undead and Scuta are in.



    Ransac, cpa trash man
  7. terzarima New Member

    Come on man, you are missing one of the best token cards ever created, no, not squirrels (although entertaining and enjoyable) something much more cuddely. Yes!!! Hippos!!!

    Elephant Resurgence (Not hippo but it should be)
    Battery (Again A elephant, but a funny one)

    Pheldigriff (Is it a hippo?)
    Hippo Compatriot (Yes!!!)
    Pygmy Hippo!!
    And many more hippos!!!
    Questing Pheldi!!

    Man, you can give your opponents so many hippos and then with COA they become big, the humor is endless!!!
  8. Mr_Pestilence Wumpus

    Don't forget Saproling Cluster! I've been tinkering with a Saproling Cluster/Squee/Meteor Storm thingy. It's fun to play, but with Fires in the environment, it's just too slow to be competitive.

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