Aaron's School of
name is Brendan Mercier and I am from Massachusetts.
have played magic for a few years but haven't played in
any tourneys, although I am going to be going to one
next Saturday, that's why I'm looking for some help. I
call My deck Bean's Machine.
I play this deck with mostly older cards (although some
have been re-released) because I don't have many new
cards but you can put any card you want. I am not
up to date with very much that goes on with magic as you
can see I have just started really playing a lot again.
I use this deck to Control Creatures and Creature
damage. As well as getting some quick creatures out
a.k.a. White Knight, Tundra Wolves with a holy strength
or something like that.
And the beat down with the Angels later.
Here is the deck list.
3 Serra Angel
1 Radiant Archangel
3 Diving Griffon
4 White Knights
4 Tundra Wolves
3 Swords to Plowshare
3 Wrath of God
3 Reverse Damage
3 Eye For an Eye
2 Holy Strength
1 Feldon's Cane
1 worn powerstone
1 Ice Floe
Side Board - (really needs help)
3 Sheltering Prayers
3 Worn Powerstone
3 Orim's Chant
thanks for your help,
If you're just getting back into magic... or just
starting to play in tournaments for the first time it's
always a good idea to know what format your playing in.
Based off your deck, it looks like the Extended
format is what your aiming for. This gives you a
huge selection of cards to choose from.
Your deck looks like a variant of a "white
weenie" deck. These decks are designed to
drop cheap, efficient creatures to swarm the opponent.
This strategy wins by dealing 20 damage to the
opponent as quickly as possible... preferably before the
opponent can take control of the board. As always,
there are cards to look out for that can really mess
with this strategy. Sweeper effects like Wrath of
God or Earthquake can often deal with all your early
creature drops in one swoop... significantly hampering a
white weenie decks ability to finish off the opponent.
Be sure not to overextend yourself by putting to
many creatures on the board if you think your opponent
has a "sweeper".
To support the creature base, nothing works better in a
white weenie deck than Crusade. Pumping ALL your
white creatures can be simply overwhelming to the
opponent... especially when some of them have pro
red/black. Swords to Plowshares, Parallax Wave,
and Cursed Scroll all deal with any annoying blockers
the opponent may have as well as have other uses. In
a pinch, Swordsing your own creature can keep you alive
versus a burn deck. Parallax Wave not only removes
your opponents creatures but can save your own creatures
from dying as well! Cursed Scroll is incredibly
effective as it is artifact damage (read: can kill Black
Knight) not to mention the fact it can deal damage
directly to the opponent!
4 Tundra Wolves
4 Savannah Lions
4 White Knights
4 Soltari Priest
4 Chimeric Idol
2 Serra Angel
4 Cursed Scroll
2 Parallax Wave
Finally, sideboard as you see necessary. I usually
build my sideboard based off what the main decktypes are
in my area. Staple sideboard cards for white
include Armageddon, Reverent Mantra, additional
disenchant effects, and color hosers like COP's and the
Hope this help... have fun!