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R/U/G 1st draft Standard

Discussion in 'Rate My Deck' started by the3rdH0kage, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. the3rdH0kage

    the3rdH0kage Turn my Swag on!

    Like the title says this is a DRAFT. I will make this deck better, but this is just a rough draft so there will be plenty of messed up cards.

    This deck also runs a bunch of Singles mainly because I just don't have multipules of the cards.


    3x-Dryad Militant
    1x-Arbor Elf
    1x-Acidic Slime
    1x-Worldspine Wurm

    1x-Seek the Horizon


    1x-Growing Ranks


    1x-Zealous Conscripts
    1x-Firewing Phoenix
    1x-Goblin Arsonist

    3x-Chandra's Fury
    2x-Searing Spear
    1x-Annihilating Fire
    1x-Traitorous Blood

    1x-Pursuit of Flight


    1x-Kraken Hatchling

    1x-Essence Scatter
    1x- Fleeting Distraction

    1x-Into the Void

    1x-Back from the Brink
    1x-Ghostly Touch



    2x-Izzet Guildgate
    1x-Desolate Lighthouse
  2. Kamotz

    Kamotz God of Monsters

    So...what's the purpose of the deck? What's the defining idea? Is this control? Midrange? Aggro?

    So far I'm seeing a lot of cards that are just unplayable in Standard Constructed. I was going to make a list, but I realized it'd be easier to make a list of the playable cards.

    Arbor Elf (only in B/G/W)
    Acidic Slime (in sideboard)
    Fog (only in dedicated Fog decks)
    Zealous Conscripts
    Searing Spear
    Dispel (sideboard only)
    Essence Scatter (sideboard)
    Negate (sideboard)
  3. the3rdH0kage

    the3rdH0kage Turn my Swag on!

    I guess you could say control, but if it's control then it just plains (see what i did there lol) sucks.
  4. Kamotz

    Kamotz God of Monsters

    The problem with RUG right now is that there's only izzet for those guild colors. And Huntmaster of the fells Meaning there's very little support. Izzet has some decent control cards, but at this time it's a mistake to be playing control without White for cards like D-Sphere, Supreme Verdict, Terminus, Sphinx's Revelation, etc.

    You might be able to play an interesting Midrange build with those colors, but it'd require a pretty size able investment. Standard is very expensive right now.

    Also, if you're going to play Control, you need the catch-all counterspells. Stuff like Syncopate and Dissipate. The counterspells you listed are usually sideboard cards. Then you need reliable removal: board-wipe stuff like Mizzium Mortars/Bonfire/Blasphemous Acts. And bounce stuff like Cyclonic Rift and Unsummon. You also need ways to dig through your deck like Faithless Looting/Desperate Ravings/Thoughtflare. You need burn, like Pillar of Flame/Searing Spear. You need the anti-aggro tech like Dungeon Geists, Huntmaster, Thragtusk, Deadbridge Goliath. You need some finishers like Thundermaw Hellkite and Niv-Mizzet. Maybe even something like Hypersonic Dragon. And you need catch-all stuff like Izzet Charm.

    And then there's lands and mana-fixing. And utility lands (Alchemist's refuge, Desolate Lighthouse). RUG control is very complicated and very skill intensive.
  5. the3rdH0kage

    the3rdH0kage Turn my Swag on!

    So I'm turning this deck until at least GathCrash comes out into a R/W/U deck. So I guess your America thing like the others you've done will help out.
  6. Kamotz

    Kamotz God of Monsters

    RUG can work, you just pretty much need those cards I mentioned.

    The Standard metagame is at a point where just about anything can be viable, if not in Grind Prix and PTQs, then at FNM or casually--if you pit the work into it and go in with a good idea of what you're playing. The decks right now that are doing best are the ones with the better mana bases. However, there are still card combinations, like RG, for instance. That have been very strong with cards like Huntmaster. Huntmaster is the reason to play Naya, or anything with RG.
  7. the3rdH0kage

    the3rdH0kage Turn my Swag on!

    Well I agree wtih you on you need White for Control. I'd make this an Aggro deck bit I don't have the cards to make it one.
  8. the3rdH0kage

    the3rdH0kage Turn my Swag on!

    Well I agree wtih you on you need White for Control. I'd make this an Midrange but I really don't have the cards to make it one.
  9. Kamotz

    Kamotz God of Monsters

    This would be similar to Naya Midrange, but with Blue instead of White. So you're missing Restoration Angel, but you'd need Huntmaster, Thragtusk, and Thundermaw. You'd also get to play stuff like Niv-Mizzet 2.0, Hypersonic Dragon, Cyclonic Rift, Bonfire, (all the good Izzet stuff from RtR).

    This can be a control deck because you have blue counterspells and red burn/removal. But it's harder without white. Still, it's not completely necessary. I made Grixis, and it works...decently.

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