Not too rare MBC deck ideas

Discussion in 'Casual Decks/Variants/Etc' started by Crackdown, Mar 22, 2000.

  1. Crackdown New Member

    After seeing the power of including lots of rares in a deck, I've decided to tone it down for casual play (with my 11-yr old son). MBC is a nice, slow format permitting lots of creature battles and some fun tricks.
    I wanted to keep that theme alive in a few decks designed to cause some interaction (nice to be able to get my son to sit down and talk/play for an hour over a few games).

    Lumbering Satyr

    OK, if he chooses to include a moment of silence I could be in real trouble with this one, but since he won't (fog patch is his favorite):

    4 Lumbering Satyr
    4 Skyshroud Ridgeback
    4 Blastoderm
    4 Stampede Drivers
    4 Vine Trellis/Rushwood Dryad
    4 Silverglade Elemental

    4 Tranquility
    4 Spidersilk Armor
    4 Invigorate
    4 Skyshroud Claim

    20 Forest

    Rares: Deepwood Elder (or Mystic compass in T2), Natural Affinity/Vitalize (mass attack).

    Blue/Green Variant

    4 Stampede Drivers
    4 Rushwood Dryad
    4 Vine Trellis
    4 Blastoderm
    4 Silverglade Elemental
    2 Stronghold Machinist
    2 Stronghold Biologist

    4 Counterspell
    4 Invigorate
    4 Skyshroud Claim

    12 Forest
    12 Island

    That's the general idea. How should I make the decks better without adding more than two rares? Thanks.
  2. The Magic Jackal Veteran CPA Member<BR><font co

    i'm working on a MBC deck that's mono blue bounce. Here are the key cards- cowardice, jolting merfolk, cloudskate, stinging barriar

    Play cowardice, play the merfolk, then bouce 3 creatures back to their hand with the merfolk, then bouce back the merfolk. The barriar also adds some bounce. When your oppo is left creatureless play cloudskate. Attack with it, and before it dies bouce it back. repeat, and win.

    Inclue some counterspells-daze, thwart, counterspell, etc. to slow them down at the beginning. Add some card advantage- acc. knowledge, brain storm, soothsaying, to look for the key cards. Parallax tide also slows them down, so i might include that.

    There's only 2 rares in this deck-cowardice and the tide. LMK what you think.
  3. asadoine Guest

    I won at my local tournament playing a deck I named GAG (Green anti green).

    Little bit of control and a lot of satyr ..

    here it goes
    4 lumbering satyr
    4 bop
    4 Lyrist
    4 vine treillis
    2 sex monkey
    2 river boa
    2 albino troll
    2 craddle guards

    3 multani's decree (remove all enchant and ain 2 life er enchant distroyed)
    3 crop rotation
    4 giant growth
    4 rancor
    2 sustenance

    4 hickory woodlot
    4 treetop village
    4 brushland
    4 City of brass
    2 gaeas craddle
    3 forest
    (61 cards)
    1 sex monkey
    2 feneref archer
    2 fog patch
    2 desert twister
    4 defense grid

    I expected an enchantment heavy environment and won against Wildfire, Sneak attack and a solid Angel deck ...

  4. galtwish Loudmouth

    In the straight Green deck, i would drop 2 Tranquility and 2 Skyshroud Claim for 4 Deepwood Wolverine, and drop 2 Elementals or the rares for 2 more Forests. In the U/G, I would suggest dropping all 4 Invigorate and 2 Skyshroud Claim for 4 Waterfront Bouncers and 2 Stinging Barrier. In addition, I would go with 14 Island and 10 Forest so you can use the Counterspells and counterspell creatures right away. With the Vine Trellises and Skyshroud Claims, you shouldn't have a problem getting GG to cast your Blastoderms.

    If you want other cheap MBC decks, here are some thoughts:

    Blue time advantage

    4 Trickster mage
    4 Cloud Sprite
    4 Waterfront Bouncer
    4 Cloudskate
    4 Rishidan Airship
    4 Drake Hatchling
    2 Stinging Barrier
    4 Daze/Accumulated Knowledge
    4 Counterspell
    2 Thwart
    4 Coastal Piracy
    20 Island

    Red Control

    4 Kris Mage
    4 Arc Mage
    4 Flowstone Wall
    4 Shock Troops
    4 Laccolith Warrior/ Flowstone Crusher
    2 Flowstone Thopter
    4 Seal of Fire
    4 Lunge
    4 Thunderclap
    2 Flowstone Slide/Flowstone Overseer/
    24 Mountian

    Black Mecenaries

    4 Rampart Crawler
    2 Molting Harpy
    4 Caterean Persuader
    4 Spineless Thug
    4 Caterean Intimidator
    1 Caterean Brute
    1 Highway Robbers
    2 Caterean Enforcer
    1 Caterean Summons
    4 Dark Ritual
    2 Haunted Crossroads
    3 Vendetta
    4 Snuff Out
    4 Vicious Hunger
    20 Swamp

    Good luck and have fun,
  5. Gizmo Composite: 1860

    I would be wary of thinking 'Rare=Powerful'.
    Rare generally means 'Narrow', and you can build some really wacky decks around rare cards, when commons and uncommons are generally pretty samey the rares can produce all sorts of wierd effects.

    This was an official announcement by the Worldwide Rares Protection Agency
  6. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    I have my own version of green anti-green.

    4 river boa
    4 skyshroud ridgback
    2 albino trolls
    4 stampede drivers
    4 lanowar elf
    1 Dawnstrider

    4 fogs
    4 briar patch
    4 revive
    4 seal of strength
    3 spidersilk armor
    4 giant growth
    2 hurricane

    4 treetop village
    1 gaea's cradle
    11 forests

    You fog when you need it, to stop the pumped-up swarm. Send out your fast small ones. Briar patch stops there little ones, and even the medium ones.
  7. FoundationOfRancor The Gunslinger

    asaodine: BOP? Say what? Sorry im so ignorant :)
  8. Gizmo Composite: 1860

    Birds of Paradise.

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