As long as I'm babbling on about my magic cards...
Oh beautiful mana drain.....
Still one of the best counters ever?
Or one of the saddest victims of magics forward progress?
Banned in legacy? That's crap. With all the crazy cards and combos that have been played against me in legacy...I dont even play a blue legacy deck and I'd like to see it unbanned.
But in my vintage deck, my counter suite used to be 4 force of wills and 4 mana drains. I've been slowly phasing out the drains for cheaper counters. Leaving 2 blue mana up seems harder and harder. I want to put 1 or 2 back in because I miss the awesomeness.
But is it really too slow for vintage?
just wondering peoples thoughts, 8 hours of brewing time, no table time
ive been out of Vintage for quite some time. figured i'd make a deck with my free time towards christmas.
any comments are welcome.
the 60 card deck:
2x Arlinn Kord
4x Burning-Tree Emissary
4x Collector Ouphe
1x Craterhoof Behemoth
1x Dryad Arbor
4x Dryad Militant
4x Elvish Spirit Guide
4x Ghost Quarter
3x Mayor of Avabruck
3x Natural Order
3x Noble Hierarch
3x Once Upon a Time
4x Rattleclaw Mystic
4x Simian Spirit Guide
2x Stomping Ground
1x Strip Mine
3x Wooded Foothills
4x Wrenn and Six
In case everyone missed it, there are some real vintage cards - Black Lotus, Moxen, Ancestral Recall, Sol Ring - in the current free Arena event (an "Ashiok versus Elspeth" pre-constructed deck event to promote Theros: Beyond Death). It was quite startling to open a starting hand with Ancestral, Black Lotus, and Underground Sea in the Arena client.
I would not be surprised if they bring a Vintage Cube to Arena at some point in the next year or so, though obviously the reliance on bots would be a weakness.
@serracollector You raise a good point about Sower. I had been running Sower and switched to Control Magic when Dreadhorde was super popular and there were a zillion Swords to Plowshares and Lightning Bolts.
I am not sure that card is even good to bring in against Dreadhorde now. I mostly want Control Magic/Sower to handle Hollow One so I think the switch to Sower makes sense.
I was considering dropping Control Magic all together.