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by Chris Krasen

Hi Pojo'ers. As most of you know, the extended enviornment has been swept
clean of combos by the recient bannings (Demonic Consultation, Survival of
the Fittest, Replenish, and Necropotence). This leaves all of those people
that were playing those decks, and prefer to play combo over control and
aggression strategies deckless.

I have a deck here now that I think can fill some of that. I happened to
purly stumble over this combo one day. I am not sure my exact train of
thought, but I do remember I was playing against an Elfball deck, that was
using Aluren for free elves, with my Pandeburst deck. Then I thought it
would be cool if you could use Aluren to combo with Pandemonium to get a
bunch of cheap, free, damage to your opponents head. I am not sure how I
came to the realization that it could be done with a gating creature to
create an infinite loop of damage, but I did come to that somehow.

I put the idea aside for a while, thinking it was just another bad combo
that wouldn't work. After a while I grabbed a stack of lands and a Sharpie
and started proxying it. And, to my surprise, it worked. First time I played
it, it went a little slow, but still did work. The next time I played it, it
went off on the fifth turn. Right now here is the deck I have.

Combo peices: 12
4 Aluren
4 Pandemonium
4 Fleetfoot Panter

Creatures: 7
4 Birds of Paradise
3 Academy Rector

Artifacts: 2
2 Howling Mine

Spells: 16
3 Orim's Chant
4 Enlightened Tutor
3 Vampiric Tutor
4 Duress
1 Seal of Cleansing

Land: 24
4 Bayou
4 Plateau
4 Savannah
4 Taiga
3 Gemstone Mine
3 Brushland
2 Karplusian Forest

I have not yet tested against many archetypes yet, so I will wait to do an
analysis of as many match-ups as possible, when I can make a fair ascessment
of how it will perform against them. I think that is better than throwing a
wild guess out there, don't you? Thanks for your time, and good luck.

Chris Krasen

P.S. If you do use this deck, please e-mail me and let me know how it does
against the whole feild. Also, thanks to profpoke for the name.