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 Post subject: Garza Zol, Amateur Combo Deck
AgePosted: 2011-Nov-12 12:43 pm 
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I built this deck to combat the extreme competitive feel of some of my group's decks but through playtesting, it still feels a bit slow. Mana is a bit of an issue, but I'm sure cutting a few cards or switching things around wouldn't be so bad either. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Will update with a small list of the combos later.

Commander:
- Garza Zol, Plague Queen

Creatures
- Aphetto Alchemist
- Kami of the Crescent Moon
- Spellskite
- Ambassador Laquatas
- Bloodrite Invoker
- Deceiver Exarch
- Goblin Medics
- Azami, Lady of Scrolls
- Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
- Mnemonic Wall
- Psychosis Crawler
- Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
- Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
- Oona, Queen of the Fae
- Sheoldred, Whispering One
- Nicol Bolas
- Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
- Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre

Spells:
- Dark Ritual
- Preordain
- Counterspell
- Demonic Tutor
- Into the Roil
- Terminate
- Terror
- Capsize
- Crosis's Charm
- Diabolic Tutor
- Dread Return
- Rite of Replication
- Zombify
- Beseech the Queen
- Life's Finale
- Insurrection
- Comet Storm

Enchantments:
- Curiosity
- Pemmin's Aura
- Phyrexian Arena
- Propaganda
- Leyline of the Void
- Splinter Twin
- Mind Over Matter

Artifacts:
- Paradise Mantle
- Spellbook (Before you say it, no, I don't have any Reliquary Towers right now)
- Sol Ring
- Voltaic Key
- Doubling Cube
- Howling Mine
- Izzet Signet
- Lightning Greaves
- Rakdos Signet
- Crawlspace
- Rings of Brighthearth
- Temple Bell
- Helm of Obedience
- Khalni Gem
- Gate to the Aether

Planeswalkers:
- Jace Beleren
- Liliana Vess
- Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

Land:
- Akoum Reguge
- Blackcleave Cliffs
- Command Tower
- Darkslick Shores
- Dragonskull Summit
- Drowned Catacomb
- Duskmantle, House of Shadow
- Ebon Stronghold
- Evolving Wilds
- Grixis Panorama
- Halimar Depths
- Izzet Boilerworks
- Jwar Isle Refuge
- Lavaclaw Reaches
- Rakdos Carnarium
- River of Tears
- Rupture Spire
- Saprazzen Skerry
- Vivid Creek
- 9 Island
- 4 Mountain
- 7 Swamp


Combo List

Goblin Medics + Paradise Mantle + Pemmin's Aura (Infinite Damage)
Deceiver Exarch + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (Infinite Damage)
Deceiver Exarch + Splinter Twin (Infinite Damage)
Leyline of the Void + Helm of Obedience (Mill one person, more with Voltaic Key and Rings of Brighthearth)
10 mana + Doubling Cube + Voltaic Key + Rings of Brighthearth (Infinite Mana)
Infinite Mana + Mnemonic Wall +Rite of Replication + Demonic Tutor (infinite deck search)
Temple Bell + Mind Over Matter + Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre (Infinite Draw/Mill)
Azami, Lady of Scrolls + Mind Over Matter + Psychosis Crawler (Infinite Damage)
Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Mind Over Matter + Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre (Infinite Damage)
Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Curiosity (fatal damage to multiple players)
Aphetto Alchemist + Pemmin's Aura + Khalni Gem (Infinite Mana)
Infinite Mana + Ambassador Laquatas (Infinite Mill)
Infinite Mana + Bloodrite Invoker (Infinite Damage/Life Gain)
Infinite Colored Mana + Oona, Queen of the Fae (Infinite Mill)
Infinite Mana + Comet Storm (Infinite Damage)
Infinite Mana + Capsize (Infinite Bounce)

I think I might have missed one. If so, please feel free to point it out.

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Decks:
- Damia, Cards Galore
- Garza Sol, Amateur Combo
- Karona Theme Deck: She's a Babe! Schwing! (2 Builds)
- Sharuum: First Encounter
- Zedruu, Target Painter


Last edited by Sephiroth912 on 2011-Nov-12 9:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Garza Zol, Amateur Combo Deck
AgePosted: 2011-Nov-12 2:29 pm 

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Intruder Alarm, Pestermite, Deceiver Exarch all combo with Kiki-Jiki/Splinter Twin. Vampiric Tutor is another necessary card for any tutor deck. Also I'm generally not a fan of Khalni Gem when you could play Thran Dynamo or Gilded Lotus without the same tempo loss.

You're also not playing Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, two auto-include's for any deck playing black. With them, you want to play Expedition Map as another tutor. Also, for big "creatures that piss everyone off" play Myojin of Night's Reaches over Nicol Bolas (We all love him more than his actual worth). Also Sorin Markov automatically sets someone's life total to 10 which is pretty close to a haymaker. Also Bribery and Acquire can basically win you the game on turn 5 or earlier if you grab something like a Blightsteel Colossus.Mindslaver with Academy Ruins are able to kill people pretty quickly. Another relatively easy combo is Bloodchief Ascension and Mindcrank. Basalt Monolith and Rings of Brightheath combo for infinite mana.


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 Post subject: Re: Garza Zol, Amateur Combo Deck
AgePosted: 2011-Nov-12 9:42 pm 
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Wayne Viktorius wrote:
Intruder Alarm, Pestermite, Deceiver Exarch all combo with Kiki-Jiki/Splinter Twin. Vampiric Tutor is another necessary card for any tutor deck. Also I'm generally not a fan of Khalni Gem when you could play Thran Dynamo or Gilded Lotus without the same tempo loss.

You're also not playing Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, two auto-include's for any deck playing black. With them, you want to play Expedition Map as another tutor. Also, for big "creatures that piss everyone off" play Myojin of Night's Reaches over Nicol Bolas (We all love him more than his actual worth). Also Sorin Markov automatically sets someone's life total to 10 which is pretty close to a haymaker. Also Bribery and Acquire can basically win you the game on turn 5 or earlier if you grab something like a Blightsteel Colossus.Mindslaver with Academy Ruins are able to kill people pretty quickly. Another relatively easy combo is Bloodchief Ascension and Mindcrank. Basalt Monolith and Rings of Brightheath combo for infinite mana.


I don't like Intruder Alarm much myself as I feel it gets a bit risky if it stays on the field too long or if the opponent does something stupid. Pestermite works, but with the general build-up of the deck, I decided to cut it. I may take out some other card for it, though.

With regards to Khalni Gem, I use it for infinite colored mana (Aphetto Alchemist + Pemmin's Aura). Gilded Lotus definitely might work, but I like Khalni Gem more because the combo can kick off a bit faster. Maybe I'll look the deck over for a way to have both instead.

I'm going to have to slightly disagree on Coffers + Urborg being a definite auto-include for all black decks (it was never that incredible in my Sharuum deck) but it's definitely work checking out, I suppose. I like what you have to say about Myojin though. Yeah Bolas is fun as hell, but I don't know how I missed her (it's funny that we're mentioning her when Bolas is the one that beat her in the story).

The Ascension + Mindcrank combo is definitely a good one, though. My playgroup doesn't normally see that one, so it'd make a nice finisher.

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Decks:
- Damia, Cards Galore
- Garza Sol, Amateur Combo
- Karona Theme Deck: She's a Babe! Schwing! (2 Builds)
- Sharuum: First Encounter
- Zedruu, Target Painter


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