What the hitchcock, I might as well do this: Animal Magnetism

Discussion in 'Single Card Strategies' started by Thallid Ice Cream Man, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. Thallid Ice Cream Man 21sT CeNTuRy sChIZoId MaN

    I'm sure most of you will ignore this. Oh well.
  2. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    How about using it to get creatures into the graveyard and then Living Death?

    (- Steve -)
  3. Zadok001 CPA Founder, Greater Good

    It's useless on SO many levels. :-\ I tried to figure it out for Alongi, obviously, but it's just no good. I mean, NOTHING makes that card good.
  4. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.

    Actually, I figured out something fun...

    But I'm keeping it to myself for now. :)
  5. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    I also made a deck for Alongi's contest. It probably won't win, but it might be mentioned in his article.

    (- Steve -)
  6. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.

    My deck is unusual. It's three colors, and Standard-legal...and it should never strand you.
  7. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    My deck is also unusual. I bet my deck is more unusual than your deck! :p :p

    (- Steve -)
  8. Zadok001 CPA Founder, Greater Good

    Curse you, and your creative minds.

    I'll just go back in my "Thinkin' Box" now...
  9. train The Wildcard!!!...

    Everybody's talking about a deck and hasn't given any real ideas yet... funny, how open we are most of the time and closed when it involves secret decks!!!:rolleyes:
  10. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    I'm only being tight-lipped on the subject because I want to be. I shared the mana-less deck with you guys. What more do you want? I'm not exactly an open book.

    (- Steve- )
  11. train The Wildcard!!!...

    If there's an open book near me it needs to be the teachings of the Kama Sutra!!!...

    Got Coat?!!... and Honey Powder!!!
  12. Thallid Ice Cream Man 21sT CeNTuRy sChIZoId MaN

    What a great exercise this deck has been...

    I really don't care if someone takes this and wins, we'll all know better here (besides it isn't that good of an idea)...
    I was thinking about Animal Magnetism in an all sorcery deck with Magnivore.
  13. theorgg Slob

    I was thinking a deck with no creatures...

    And Mirror Mirror.:p
  14. Mikeymike Captain Hiatus


    Well, I absolutely loved the card when I thought it was an enchantment. But when I realized it was a sorcery it made things much more diffucult.

    It works nicely with both threshold and flashback. 1st card that pops into my head is Grizzly Fate (with maybe a Mirari's Wake?), as well as fatty threshold guys like Mystic Enforcer.

    It probably wants to be in a creature lite deck as well (or at least extremely creature efficient), since you don't want to flip both a Silvos and a BoP over simultaneously. Stay away from the midgets.

    You can set up your A-Mag with Worldy Tutor, Scroll Rack, Soothsaying, and Sylvan Library. Soldevi Digger, Anarcist (who I wouldn't recommend because he's wimpy), and the Re's (Relearn, Revive, Regrowth, Restock) can get back the actual card.

    Mirari can speed things up, but its expensive.
    Gaea's Blessing can recycle your GY.
    Serra Avatar could be a good creature to run, since it goes back into your library when it dies.
    Reya could be nice if you go creature heavy(er) and have something like Victimize, Recurring Nightmare, or Doomed Apprentice to better manipulate you GY.
    Any of the Vores (minus Canti) could be very strong.

    Hope I gave you some ideas.
  15. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    My deck used Anarchist as a focal point. I took an extremely different route than Mikeymike suggested. But I won't say anything about it for now. I'm so mysterious.

    (- Steve -)
  16. train The Wildcard!!!...

    You'r enot too mysterious puff... we know about the plush... I'm just worried you'll get hauled away by a Creepy Old Man!!!...:p
  17. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.

    A direct quote:

    Name: (withheld to keep up my mystique; you'll know it if you see it!)
    Deck Name: No Right Answers

    4x I read Anthony's rules (and it's a good thing, too!)
    4x Burning Wish
    3x Starstorm
    3x Explosive Vegetation
    3x Diligent Farmhand
    4x Moment's Peace
    2x Living Wish
    3x Animal Magnetism
    3x Anarchist
    3x Zombify
    1x Crimson Hellkite
    1x Shivan Dragon
    1x Butcher Orgg
    1x Vampiric Dragon
    2x Hypnox
    1x Silvos, Rogue Elemental
    1x Krosan Groundshaker
    1x Symbiotic Wurm
    10x Forest
    8x Mountain
    3x Swamp
    3x Grand Coliseum

    1x Anarchist
    1x Animal Magnetism
    1x Balthor the Defiled
    1x Creeping Mold
    1x Earthquake
    1x Firecat Blitz
    1x Hurricane
    1x Infest
    1x Living Wish
    1x Simplify
    1x Slice and Dice
    1x Stitch Together
    1x Swamp
    1x Tranquility
    1x Zombify

    This deck is designed to arrange it so that:
    - Animal Magnetism would be a centerpiece of the deck...this isn't simply a deck that happens to have Animal Magnetism in it.
    - Your opponent has a decent chance of hitting a powerful creature when you cast Animal Magnetism.
    - Problems can be solved with a quick silver bullet.
    - If a good creature ends up in the graveyard, it can still come back with Zombify or Balthor.
    - Its sideboard silver bullets handle problems, from land swarms (Earthquake/Infest) to problem noncreature permanents (Creeping Mold) to enchantment decks (Tranquility) and more.
    - It can hurry up and survive long enough to go off, with landfetchers (Farmhand/Vegetation) and defense (Starstorm/Peace).
    - You could hard-cast any creature in the deck if you had to.

    Downsides include the fact that it's a little unstable (what do you expect with Animal Magnetism?), relies on individual huge critters, and other players might see you as a threat. Upsides include the fact that you can challenge your buddies to a game of Standard-legal chaos multiplayer with this deck, then clean house; yes, EVERY card in this deck is Standard-legal as of Nov. 1st.
  18. train The Wildcard!!!...

    Nice Idea - the Black was something I had not considered... nice application of it's abilities...

    These are essential to the deck... without them it would just be a stack of cards with the words "Magic:The Gathering" on it's back, scores of illustrated art commissioned to starving artists, and paragraphs of rules and flavor text added by some design group...

    Go Figure!..:p
  19. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    That's pretty clever. Here was my deck:

    4x I read Anthony's rules
    4x Animal Magnetism
    4x Anarchist
    4x Intruder Alarm
    4x Mortuary
    4x Nature's Revolt
    4x Pandemonium
    4x Claws of Gix
    4x Reclaim
    4x Replenish
    4x Savannah
    4x Krosan Verge
    8x Plains
    8x Forest

    The deck first uses Animal Magnetism to flush the Intruder Alarm, Mortuary, Pandemonium, and Nature's Revolt into the graveyard then Replenish them into play. From there, you use Animal Magnetism to get an Anarchist into play. It deals two damage through Pandemonium and it untaps your land-creatures and it recovers your Animal Magnetism. Sac it to the Claws, gain a life and Mortuary puts it back on top. Lather, rinse, repeat. As long as no one has counters, you're money.

    I know, it is such a bad deck. But it could be clever enough to win.

    (- Steve -)
  20. train The Wildcard!!!...

    Well... Pokemon were never supposed to play Magic...


    Actually The idea is extremely original in that Replenish works extremely nice with it... You could even go infinite squirrels if you like...:eek:

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