i need some help with my deck
see there is alot of fast decks in my area. the
of this deck is to kill all the mana getting creatures
before the "fatties" come into play while
dealing lots of damage to the other player.
this deck works pretty well but its not quick enough.
heres my deck...
3 laccolith titan
2 avatar of woe
2 thrashing wumpus
2 nightscape apprentice
1 ball lightning
1 wall of bone
1 cinder elemental
1 avatar of fury
1 crimson hellkite
1 halam djinn
1 thunderscape master
Mother of God.
I see this just one more time:
I'm gonna rip my monitor out of the wall and throw
it thru the window!!
The most important part of good deck building is a
solid mana base. Your deck could be full of broken
goodness, but if you can't cast the goodness you have
ZERO chance of winning!!
To make things simple, use this as a guide for building
your mana base:
16-18 lands --> a mono color deck using ONLY 1 and 2
casting cost spells
18-20 lands --> again mono color but with only a few
mid cost spells (3 maybe 4)
20-22 lands --> 2 color deck using all low (1 and 2
mana) casting cost spells
22-24 lands --> 2 color decks primarily using low
casting spells with a few mid cost
24-26 lands --> 2 or 3 color using mix of low/mid
cost spells with a few high cc spells
26-28 lands --> multi color decks with focus on
expensive or controlish strategies
The above chart is very generic, but is a great guide
for starting to build a deck. If your deck is
built to win quick by playing early creatures you'll
start at the top of the chart. If you like a
controlish counterspell deck you'll likely belong in the
lower part of the chart.
So having said this lets look at Scott's above deck and
break it down looking at the casting cost of his spells.
0-2 casting cost spells: 7
3-4 casting cost spells: 15
5 and up casting spells: 17
As you can see Scott's deck has a SERIOUS focus on
expensive spells. There's nothing wrong with
expensive spells as long as they can actually be played.
Referencing my mana chart the deck definitely
falls into the 26-28 land category. I guarantee
increasing the land count in the deck will greatly
improve Scott's win/loss ratio.