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BeJoSe's Deck Garage
Devour/ Token deck
October 20, 2008

Tzu Lung You Liu  - Devour/ Token deck


4 Bids of Paradise

4 Farhaven Elf
4 Elvish Visionry
4 Shriekmaw
2 Myocloth
3 Siege-Gange Commander
2 Caldera Hellion


4 Incinerate
4 Dragon Fodder

2 Bitterblossom
4 Gilt- Leaf Ambush
4 Gift of the Gargantuan

4 Fire-Lit Thicket
4 Karplusan Forest
4 Reflecting Pool

I want to to add Sarkahn Vols to my deck. And wat the deck is suppose to do is to pump up my big creatures to use the devour ability. I would like to make red/green/black. But if it works better red and black than thats fine to. At the same time i want to make it T2 competitive plzz. thanks let me know how to change or make it better  


I’m guessing you’ve sent me an incomplete decklist here seeing as your only running 53 cards? Well let’s start there

ˇ         First problem is that even if we add in 7 lands you’re still only going to be running 19, which is not nearly enough. So first thing is to remove another 4 cards for 4 lands. I’m going to suggest removing Farhaven Elf. In terms of the lands to add I think Savage Lands, Jund Panorama and a few basics. Specifically some black sources.

ˇ         Gilt-Leaf Ambush could be traded for Hunting Triad mainly because it produces more tokens and has the option of reinforcing your bigger creatures if you don’t need to tokens.

ˇ         Bitterblossom can easily go up to a 4 count, it is very efficient and produces and endless stream of sacrificial tokens

ˇ         Sprouting Thrinax is an auto 4-of is any Jund deck that focuses on devour. In fact mst deck running B/R/G should be running this card. Its efficiency boarders that of Bitterblossom. Firstly it attacks for 3, possibly trading for an opponent’s creature before creating more creatures which can attack or be sacrificed.

ˇ         Your choices for devour creatures are nice. Mycoloth can easily grow large with just two sacrifices and then generate 4 creatures a turn. Predator Dragon is defiantly a nice choice, possibly finishing your opponent then and there. Similar to the last example, two sacrifices leads to 8 damage.

ˇ         Caldera Hellion acts a nice board sweeper and could be at least a 3-of

ˇ         Siege-Gang Commander, while powerful, I don’t think has a place in this deck. In its place I think Furystoke Giant can go. I see two reasons for this. Firstly it allows you to milk damage out of both your goblins and non-goblins. Secondly it itself can be devour fodder. Devour it and you trigger the second round machine-gunning whenever you want. On the other hand you could run 4 Marsh Flitter and 4 Dragon Fodder to power up the Commander but I still feel the Giant is the more powerful choice.

ˇ         Sarkahn Vol as you suggested would also fit in with this deck allowing you to steal an opposing creature, swing with it and then devour it. An interesting note with vol is that say you play Mycoloth and devour a few creatures, if you use Vol’s ability on the Mycoloth you’ll be able to attack with it that turn, not the most efficient use but it could win you the game.

ˇ         On that point persist creatures are an option worth considering. They allow you to beat your opponent twice or be devoured twice and lessen the drawback if your opponent removes your Devour creature.

ˇ         Lastly Jacob Van Lunen over on DailyMtg just wrote an article on a similar deck you might want to have a look at http://wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/boab/8


Note: While devour can lead to extremely good pay-offs a single removal spell can end it all, this is what hinders it from becoming a tournament-winning deck, however it is still possible if you play smart. In light of that you want to be able to build your deck to be able to win not just of the back of your devour creatures. Shriekmaw is an example of a step in the right direction. It acts as both removal and can beat your opponent for a few damage.


Other than that hope I’ve helped. I’ve got my end of year exams coming up so I might be a bit sporadic with the updates over the next few weeks owing to the fact I’ve got to study hard to make up for lack of study during the semester.


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