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 Post subject: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: RG/Gruul: Radha, Heir to Keld
AgePosted: 2018-Sep-13 11:12 pm 
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Age: Elder Dragon
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Theme: Aggro early, Elfball late

Link to deckstats deck list: https://deckstats.net/decks/5132/21036- ... ir-to-keld

Decklist:
//Sideboard
SB: 1 Radha, Heir to Keld # !Commander

//Elfball! The Elves
1 Elvish Archdruid
1 Essence Warden
1 Fauna Shaman
1 Heritage Druid
1 Joraga Treespeaker
1 Llanowar Elves
1 Mina and Denn, Wildborn
1 Oracle of Mul Daya
1 Quirion Ranger
1 Skyshroud Ranger
1 Taunting Elf
1 Priest of Titania
1 Seeker of Skybreak
1 Wirewood Channeler
1 Yeva, Nature's Herald

//Elfball! The Elvish Warriors
1 Allosaurus Rider
1 Bramblewood Paragon
1 Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen
1 Elvish Skysweeper
1 Ezuri, Renegade Leader
1 Grand Warlord Radha
1 Imperious Perfect
1 Joraga Warcaller
1 Lys Alana Huntmaster
1 Nettle Sentinel
1 Viridian Zealot

//Warriors (Ultimate, and Otherwise)
1 Boldwyr Intimidator
1 Champion of Lambholt
1 Jedit Ojanen of Efrava
1 Kargan Dragonlord
1 Hamletback Goliath
1 Nacatl War-Pride

//Elfball! The Balls
1 Banefire
1 Fireball
1 Hurricane
1 Burn from Within
1 Clan Defiance
1 Comet Storm
1 Fall of the Titans
1 Fault Line
1 Grapeshot
1 Ignite Memories
1 Squall Line
1 Sylvan Offering
1 Molten Disaster

//Elfball! Other Bits
1 Magewright's Stone
1 Cloudstone Curio
1 Thousand-Year Elixir
1 Scryb Ranger
1 Sword of the Paruns
1 Umbral Mantle
1 Wirewood Symbiote
1 Xenagos, the Reveler
1 Zendikar Resurgent

//Other
1 Beastmaster Ascension
1 Caged Sun
1 Descendants' Path
1 Growing Rites of Itlimoc
1 Fires of Yavimaya
1 Hibernation's End
1 Leyline of Punishment
1 Presence of Gond
1 Rage Reflection
1 Signal the Clans
1 Vanquisher's Banner

//The Land
1 Forgotten Cave
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Gruul Turf
1 Kessig Wolf Run
1 Skarrg, the Rage Pits
1 Raging Ravine
1 Rootbound Crag
1 Temple of the False God
1 Tranquil Thicket
1 Wirewood Lodge
15 Forest
9 Mountain

Notes/Comments: This is more complicated than it looks; you can just play it as a super-aggro Elf/Warrior deck and it works just fine as that, but this deck moprphs into an old-fashioned Elfball deck, although with an EDH twist. This deck can't(???) go infinite (I didn't include Umbral Mantle in here on purpose) but it can go "big enough" to burn out some or all of your opposition. There are a few ways to do this, most obviously with the untap effects and either Elvish Archdruid or Priest of Titania or Wirewood Channeler, or using the ol' Heritage Druid combo. It goes a little something like this: You need Cloudstone Curio in play, with at least two one-drop Elves.
  • Play Heritage Druid
  • Curio triggers
  • Tap Druid and two one drops to make GGG
  • Return a one drop with the Curio trigger
  • Play the one drop (GG in pool)
  • Curio triggers
  • Return another one of the (tapped) one drops
  • Play it (G in pool)
  • Curio triggers
  • Return the (tapped) Heritage Druid
  • Play the Heritage Druid, go back to the top
This doesn't actually make mana, but it does give you an infinite storm count for Grapeshot and Ignite Memories. Also if one of your one-drops is Nettle Sentinel which untaps itself, you do get mana out of it.

With your large amount of mana, you can Hurricane/Molten Disaster etc the table. The reason those spells work in here is because of the aggressive early game, you should be on a higher life total than the other players.

At least, that's the theory ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: RG/Gruul: Radha, Heir to Keld
AgePosted: 2018-Sep-13 11:12 pm 
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Recent updates: Way too many to count. Added more elves, took out some warriors.

17/11/18
-1 Mass Hysteria
-1 Wren's Run Packmaster
+1 Fall of the Titans
+1 Grand Warlord Radha

22/10/18
-1 Chameleon Colossus (going into Damia)
+1 Rage Reflection

15/9/18:
-1 Samut (Colour identity is a thing, yo (thanks Coco))
-1 Talara's Battalion
-1 Mountain

+1 Mass Hysteria
+1 Growing Rites of Itlimoc
+1 Umbral Mantle

Yeah I know I'm taking out a Mountain and putting in a non-land-slash-green producing land. This deck wants green a fair bit more than red, and can run with a bit less land than my usual decks. Also I totally caved and put Umbral Mantle back in

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"- if this spell is played ten times in a given game then I suggest you warm up the tar and pluck some chickens" - tarnar

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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: RG/Gruul: Radha, Heir to Keld
AgePosted: 2018-Sep-13 11:13 pm 
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Cards wanted:

Grand Warlord Radha (Added)
Fall of the Titans (Coco) (Added)
Thorn Lieutenant
Collected Company (Congregation at Dawn better, but this deck ain't got white)+
Gravitic Punch

Maybe:
Golgari Raiders

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"- if this spell is played ten times in a given game then I suggest you warm up the tar and pluck some chickens" - tarnar

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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: RG/Gruul: Radha, Heir to Keld
AgePosted: 2018-Sep-14 12:05 am 

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Bad News:
Unfortunately you can't run Samut, Voice of Dissent because of the pesky white mana symbol on her activated ability. Also, Sword of the Paruns goes infinite with the same cards as Umbral Mantle.

Good News(?):
Fall of the Titans is a new fireball that works well with the elfball strategy. Growing Rites of Itlimoc/Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun is a budget Gaea's Cradle.

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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: RG/Gruul: Radha, Heir to Keld
AgePosted: 2018-Sep-14 9:15 am 
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Coco wrote:
Bad News:
Unfortunately you can't run Samut, Voice of Dissent because of the pesky white mana symbol on her activated ability. Also, Sword of the Paruns goes infinite with the same cards as Umbral Mantle.
:facepalm: I totally knew that about Samut. Mega-oops. Also I was thinking about this deck last night after I posted it and even the combo I listed gets me infinite mana with Nettle Sentinel, or with any one-drop elf if I have Fires of Yavimaya and a fully levelled up Joraga Treespeaker. (Yes, I know all of these infinite mana scenarios are complicated and unlikely - that's how I like 'em :P) I would like to replace Samut with some other haste-granter; maybe Hammer of Purphoros, Fervor, or Mass Hysteria...

Edit: Put Umbral Mantle back in because I'm weak. (I still need Umbral Mantle/Sword of the Paruns plus one of Priest of Titania/Wirewood Channeller/Elvish Archdruid and three other elves)

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Good News(?):
Fall of the Titans is a new fireball that works well with the elfball strategy. Growing Rites of Itlimoc/Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun is a budget Gaea's Cradle.
Fall of the Titans is a good one I didn't know about thanks :) Will probably replace one of the other ones when I can get one. I do have a growing rites... I forget which deck is was in (goes and checks) It was in my Tolsimir tokens deck but I think it would be better in here :)

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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: RG/Gruul: Radha, Heir to Keld
AgePosted: 2018-Sep-19 8:55 pm 
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Cards from Guilds of Ravnica:

Gravitic Punch (maybe, pretty much only works with Hamletback Goliath or Champion of Lambholt, but would be pretty damn funny)
Golgari Raiders (maybe)

(Cards added to third post)

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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: RG/Gruul: Radha, Heir to Keld
AgePosted: 2018-Oct-19 12:34 pm 
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As part of the Warrior (not Elf) thing; Kalonian Twingrove?

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 Post subject: Re: Viperion's 32 deck challenge: RG/Gruul: Radha, Heir to Keld
AgePosted: 2019-Jan-08 12:01 pm 
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Warchief Giant seems good for this - multiple 5 power attackers on turn 5 (or 4..)

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