Sunday, June 21, 2015

Milk of Dread ~ Pauper

Milk of Dread’ strategy is moderate paced.  The deck has a few ways to gain life, in particular Goldenglow Moth, Lone Missionary, and Sylvok Lifestaff, each buying time so that the others can fly over, or bust through an opponent’s defense.  In addition, there are more traditional white enchantments that help lock up an opponent’s defense, slowing the progression of the game for a steady offense.

To review a specific card in this deck; Doomed Traveler is a great pauper creature.  I often judge pauper creatures with respect to how powerful they are in comparison to infect cards, such that in this case Doomed Traveler.  I compare it to Glistener Elf.  Glistener Elf is a 1/1 but because it essentially deals double damage because 10 poison counters are lethal, so it is really like a 2/2.  Similarly, Doomed Traveler is as 2 1/1 creatures, which add up to 2/2, effectively as powerful as a Glistener Elf.

Creatures: 21
3 Doomed Traveler                                         4 Goldenglow Moth
3 Guardian of the Guildpact                             3 Kor Skyfisher
3 Razor Golem  (Razor Golem is also an artifact)

Artifacts and Enchantments: 16
4 Adventuring Gear                                        1 Arrest
2 Ghostly Possession                                      4 Journey to Nowhere
1 Recumbent Bliss                                           1 Sylvok Lifestaff
2 Temporal Isolation                                       1 Vulshok Morningstar


1 Kabira Crossroads                                         20 Plains

Personal Info: Milk of Dread is a moderately paced white deck.  Like many decks of mine it tells a story.  In this case, it is with regard to my milk intolerance and allergy struggles.  For example, the card “Doomed Traveler” makes me think of difficulties I had traveling, such as the several car accidents I was in due to the brain fog milk induced to me.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Deck Name: Michael Jackson, Deck Colors: Black and White, Format: Modern. Version: 2.6.

The strategy is simple.  Crush your opponent's offense first.  Make your opponent discard cards.  Destroy, and enchant your opponent's offense.  Once your opponent is at your mercy begin the attack!
Please note the change of format, legacy to modern, for version 2.6 of this deck named - Michael Jackson.

Artifact Creature

Creature: 6+1
Drainpipe Vermin                                      Indomitable Archangel
Linvala, Keeper of Silence                        Mirran Crusader

Artifact Equipment 
 Gorgon Flail                                           Infiltration Lens

Enchantment: 8
2 Journey to Nowhere                               4 Pacifism
Painful Quandary                                       Spirit Mantle

Instant: 8
Doom Blade                                               Double Cleave
3 Go for the Throat                                   Ultimate Price

Elspeth, Knight-Errant                                  Elspeth Tirel

Sorcery: 10
Day of Judgment                                        3 Mind Rot
3 Raven’s Crime                                        3 Revoke Existence

LAND: 23
3 Evolving Wilds                                       8 Plains
9 Swamp                                                   3 Terramorphic Expanse