The Ascetic

Discussion in 'Casual Decks/Variants/Etc' started by Photon Eater, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Photon Eater Two-Mana Instant

    Okay, I originally posted this in my introductory thread, but I wanted to post it here for posterity. If that's a problem, tar and feather me or whatever.

    But here it is, my pet deck, my baby, the deck that I have been building and tuning for over a year now-

    So there you have it. Comments?
  2. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    Well, it seems a bit low on mana, but seeing that you've been tweaking the deck for some time I suspect you don't have any mana issues.

    I like the Well of Lost Dreams with the Soul Warden combo. Taking the Concerted Effort into account i'd think you'd want to play four Auriok Champions.

    Overal, I think the deck could use some more creatures.. you have a lot of spells to beef them up and protect them, but only 14 creatures to use them on seems a bit risky.

    For instance, you could take out the Serra's Blessing and Glorious Anthem for Skyhunter Prowler and perhaps remove a Bath in Light, a Reciprocate and a Otherwordly Journey for another Concerted Effort and two Skyhunter Skirmisher (or go crazy and add Akroma :D)

    Let us know which cards (if any) you change!
  3. Photon Eater Two-Mana Instant

    Yeah, anything more than 21 mana usually results in flooding, considering the deck is monocolor and over half is below 3 mana.

    I would play 4 Aurioks, except I don't own 4, and 3 + 4 Wardens has always proven to be more than enough.

    I'm not sure why only 14 creatures seems risky. I don't really want it to be a creature deck, or a weenie deck. I've found that the creature base is more than satisfactory, considering it's damn near impossible to kill any given one.

    I probably won't be changing it much, since it's gotten to the point where I like everything it does, and I win very consistently with it (I can't remember the last time I have lost with it, and many times, I can have the opponent dead before Pristine Angel even hits the board.)
  4. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    Well, thats your prerogative..

    What killed your opponent that game? Soul Warden beatdown :D ?
  5. Photon Eater Two-Mana Instant

    Actually, yes.

    On a related note, since this deck has come together, I have coined the phrase "Church Ladies, attack!".
  6. jorael Craptacular!

    I would add some more creatures. Something like Akroma's Vengeance (or Wrath of God, or Oblivion Stone, or ...) will wipe the board and except Otherworldly Journey, you can't save your creatures. Well, with Ghostway you can....

    Anyway, Dawn Elemental fits the theme, or a token generator like Kjeldoran Outpost or Mobilization :)
  7. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    I see that Jorael is also part of the School of Lots Of Creatures!
  8. jorael Craptacular!

    Certainly! I make Tribal Decks like a drug addict taking his shots. So, 20 creatures minimum is my motto.

    Actually, make that 24!
    ;)
  9. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    Finished the deck with your new purchase yet?
  10. jorael Craptacular!

    Limited, you know that such a remark causes me to think hard before I realise what you mean and totally baffles the rest of the forum visitors?!

    I'll shed some light into this matter: sometime soon a new edition of Tribal Tribute will make the front page with Ghosts included! But that will be after the one I'm typing down now.
  11. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    Twas just an innocent remark sir!
  12. jorael Craptacular!

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