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AgePosted: 2012-Jan-01 12:10 am 
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AgePosted: 2012-Jan-02 6:28 am 
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I've made the necessary cuts to include , and a couple extra dragons:

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I only add Vorosh because of and Skithiryx. When it was just the Tyrant I felt it wasn't worth it.

I'm not 100% sure about the cuts so please comment.

The deck is getting to be pretty competitive, it might not be long before my playgroup refuses to play against it... We sometimes play archenemy with our EDH decks so maybe that's the way to go for this monstrosity ;)

I also think should become as it's searchable with , recurrable with and most of the time Nezumi doesn't live long enough to reanimate something anyway.

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Cut the Lightning Greaves before the Hellkite Overlord. More Dragons = Good.

Nezumi should swap with the spellbomb.

Of the cards remaining, the only ones that I have anything to comment on are...
Debtor's Knell - I really want to like this card for it's awesome factor. I've played it in a lot of decks and it scares the table far more than it should. I'd prefer to see a Victimize 9 times out of 10.
Future Sight - Do you find it easy to get the triple blue?
Gilded Lotus - This should be a or even better a . This card is everyone's favourite Mana Rock to nuke.
All Suns' Dawn vs. /
Far Wanderings - I know you've cut the majority of your basic land search already, this one is the only one that still sticks out.
Shred Memory vs , I like the fact that Memory's Journey will let you recycle dragons whilst also serving as reasonable GY Hate.

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I always want to draw Lightning Greaves to protect and hasten Scion, it's one of my most tutored cards (using Shred Memory preferably.)

You're right about Primeval Titan but Far Wanderings and Gilded Lotus are personal favorites. Although I'm starting to sway towards Skyshroud Claim to replace Far Wanderings. The real reason I'm still playing Cultivate, Far Wanderings and Solemn Simulacrum is the fact that I'm playing the original Arena basic lands cycle :)
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/A ... arcana/186

A lot of the time Scion is my only creature in play so imho Victimize is a potentially dead card while Debtor's Knell gives me my opponent's creatures as well (their instakilled Primeval Titans preferably) There are only 4 creatures in my deck which I'd really want to victimize (Solemn, Trinket Mage, Eternal Witness and Snapcaster Mage) and what if they get killed in response? I prefer my opponents wasting a card to deal with Debtor's Knell and I prefer my reanimation not to be limited to my own graveyard.

By the time I want to play Future Sight, getting UUU is no problem and it's insane if you have Sensei's Divining Top in play (and to a lesser extent Scroll Rack.)

All Suns' Dawn vs Creeping Renaissance is an interesting question, I'll keep track of what I'm usually returning when I cast All Suns' Dawn and decide then. So far I'm always getting back 3-4 key cards in my graveyard.

As for Living Death, I think it should be joined at the hip with Survival of the Fittest and an army of enters/leaves the battlefield creatures. Patriarch's Bidding fits the theme better and should be tutored for to win the game, if I need Living Death to supplement it I'm either doing something wrong or playing free for all multi's with 6+ people :)

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Genesis, I don't think All Suns' Dawn or Creeping Renaissance should ever be used to get dragons back from the yard and I don't think that was what Daaan was suggesting. Most of the time Dawn nets me at least a tutor, removal and one of my non-dragon creatures which makes it allright in my book and something Creeping Renaissance can't accomplish.

I also don't have a reliable way to sacrifice Academy Rector to warrant playing it. I think the Rector works best in some kind of combo deck that relies on a specific enchantment being in play (Oath of Druids for example)

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