Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wacky Wednesday: What is the Wittiest Creature Type?

Welcome back!  I have always been a fan of alternate win conditions in Magic.  As a Johnny, I love creative and different ways to achieve these alternate win conditions as well.  In my last article, I mentioned that I would be jumping into the wacky world of alternate win conditions this week, but before I begin, I must ask you a question.  What is the wittiest creature type in Magic: The Gathering?

If you said Eldrazi, you would be correct!  They earned this title (in my eyes) because of how well their ability to spawn hundreds of themselves works with Battle of Wits.  Behold the Clever Eldrazi.



Clever Eldrazi

Creatures

x4 Axebane Guardian
x4 Sylvan Caryatid
x4 Overgrown Battlement
x2 Fog Bank
x3 Galvanic Alchemist
x2 Guard Gomazoa
x3 Kruphix, God of Horizons
x1 Spawnsire of Ulamog

Land

x4 Hinterland Harbor
x4 Simic Guildgate
x10 Forest
x4 Island

Other Spells

x4 Freed of the Real
x2 Battle of Wits
x3 Blue Sun's Zenith
x2 Terminus
x4 Diabolic Revelation

Outside of the Deck

x250 Eldrazi Creatures

This deck wants to win by having a massive library.  The eldrazi have developed a master plan to aquire one in a simple five step process.

1) Accumulate a lot of mana through ramp or infinite combo.

2) Play Battle of Wits

3)Use Spawnsire of Ulamog to add 250 eldrazi creatures (I recommend Nest Invader) to the field .

4) Cast Terminus to put the 250 eldrazi into your deck.

5) Win.

Battle of Wits  Spawnsire of Ulamog  Nest Invader

Easy, right?  Mana is accumulated with the combo of Axebane Guardian paired with either Freed from the Real with one other defender in play or Glavanic Alchemist with three other defenders in play.  Alternately, you could just save up mana with Kruphix in play.  When you are ready, either cast Blue Sun's Zenith to draw a lot (not all!!) of your deck or cast Diabolic Revelation to find the combo pieces and go to town.

Axebane Guardian  Galvanic Alchemist

..... Or, you could just make your opponent deck out with Blue Sun's Zenith, but that is no fun.

Now, I know what you're thinking.  "If the 250 Eldrazi creatures were Emrakuls, then the legend rule would cause you to sacrifice them all and shuffle them back into your library, thus removing the need to cast terminus!"  Yes, that would work, but who has that kind of money to spend on a casual deck? Though, if you did think of this, give yourself a cookie!

Blue Sun's Zenith  Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

That is all for this month, my friends.  As always, let me know what you think of the deck in the comments below along with ways to improve it or make it "more wacky."  Join me  next month when I jump into Legacy!

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