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Greg Williams
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This last FNM I placed second with GB Constellation. I've also placed first with Mardu midrange. So what should I play this Friday? Anything using BW is out (my son is using those lands) as is UW (daughter has UW heroic). I could go GB again with a few tweaks. I've also seen a GU build with Yisan and Prophet of Kruphix that looks good. I could try a Temur control build. Izzet control also looks fun. I'd try Sidisi whip except I would have no Heroic Downfalls (son's deck again). Would Murderous Cut be enough? It worked fine in the GB deck.
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I played a variation of GB constellation at gameday that was all hand disruption and removal, and then coursers, caryatids, eidolons, and doomwakes. I nearly got 1st, but lost to a netdecked jeskai tempo deck in the finals.
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Does Strength of the Fallen continuously check the status of the graveyard, or does it only check when it is triggered?
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I think I understand. X is checked at resolution, so it could change between trigger and resolution. Thanks. 
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Mono black with blue splash. Thoughts(eized)?


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I had my best FNM run ever with this deck. I got 3rd and lost only in the last round to mono black with a red splash. That seems to be my worst matchup, as I lost to one last time when I played this deck, too. Below is the list I have come up with including changes for Nyx and possible anti-black cards. My main deck seems pretty solid so far, though I want to test the new 5 drop UG Flash that's listed in sideboard as possible main. Thoughtseize and Duress hurt me a lot, and Swan Song is my attempt to counter. Curse of the Swine is to undo their devotion. Anyone have suggestions on how to sideboard against black other than what I have now?

Deck: blue green aggro.dec

Counts : 60 main / 15 sideboard

Creatures:20
4 Shambleshark
4 Skylasher
4 Boon Satyr
4 Briarpack Alpha
4 Horizon Chimera

Spells:16
3 Syncopate
2 Cyclonic Rift
3 Savage Surge
4 Simic Charm
4 Dissolve

Lands:24
12 Forest
8 Island
4 Temple of Mystery

Sideboard:15
3 Swan Song
3 Curse of the Swine
1 Cyclonic Rift
3 Gainsay
3 Plummet
2 Fleetfeather Cockatrice


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I played mill at FNM last night. Here is the build post FNM tweaks.

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/dimir-controlled-milling/
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Next deck going up whenever the hell I feel like it. :)
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Last night I played this at FNM.  I went 2-2 and came in 10th out of almost 20, so not a great showing.  First round I did beat a UWb Esper control 2-0, so that matchup seems good as-is.  After that I lost badly to a GWR beats/heroic/doublestrike deck.   A Boros burn deck beat me the next round.  Most of metagame in the store is aggro, and my deck didn't seem to hold up against aggro faster than mine.

My main concern is the lack of removal.  The problem is that all the good removal is instant and not enchantment, and this deck runs on creatures and enchantments.  I run the risk of losing my removal to the graveyard with my dredging.  Does anyone have any suggestions how I can go about fixing it?

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/13-05-14-bg-constellation-1/
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I got Supreme Verdict hit once. I won that game with a 25/25 Brain Maggot with trample overrunning his Elspeth tokens. 
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I've been looking into mono black aggro, and I've worked up this list so far. Anyone have suggestions? I'm thinking of cutting even the one Desecration Demon for possibly another Brain Maggot. Not sure if I want that over Lifebane, but I know I can always use the ability. 
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If I ran something over Maggots it would be Shred-freak for the haste. More Marauder sounds fine. Most similar decks run Mutavault too, so Rouges Passage is my replacement since I won't have the latter. I could just drop them entirely. 
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I had my best FNM run ever with this deck. I got 3rd and lost only in the last round to mono black with a red splash. That seems to be my worst matchup, as I lost to one last time when I played this deck, too. Below is the list I have come up with including changes for Nyx and possible anti-black cards. My main deck seems pretty solid so far, though I want to test the new 5 drop UG Flash that's listed in sideboard as possible main. Thoughtseize and Duress hurt me a lot, and Swan Song is my attempt to counter. Curse of the Swine is to undo their devotion. Anyone have suggestions on how to sideboard against black other than what I have now?

Deck: blue green aggro.dec

Counts : 60 main / 15 sideboard

Creatures:20
4 Shambleshark
4 Skylasher
4 Boon Satyr
4 Briarpack Alpha
4 Horizon Chimera

Spells:16
3 Syncopate
2 Cyclonic Rift
3 Savage Surge
4 Simic Charm
4 Dissolve

Lands:24
12 Forest
8 Island
4 Temple of Mystery

Sideboard:15
3 Swan Song
3 Curse of the Swine
1 Cyclonic Rift
3 Gainsay
3 Plummet
2 Fleetfeather Cockatrice


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The other deck I've been trying to work on is a BG deck with Kiora in it.  Here's what I've worked up so far.

Kiora the Flashing Wave

Creatures:20
4 Shambleshark
4 Skylasher
4 Boon Satyr
4 Briarpack Alpha
4 Horizon Chimera

Spells:15
2 Syncopate
2 Triton Tactics
4 Simic Charm
4 Dissolve
3 Kiora, the Crashing Wave

Lands:25
11 Forest
10 Island
4 Temple of Mystery

Sideboard:15
1 Triton Tactics
3 Disperse
3 Gainsay
3 Plummet
3 Divination
2 Opportunity
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I've thought about the prophet. I think one as a sideboard could be useful. 
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The mention of death touch with my Vraska ideas post brought on this attempt at a deck. Lands aren't optimized yet, but here's a list to start with. I like the idea of Savage Surge and Mortals Resolve on deathtouch creatures.

I Keel You!

Counts : 60 main

Creatures:20
2 Baleful Eidolon
4 Deadly Recluse
4 Agent of the Fates
2 Herald of Torment
2 Desecration Demon
4 Reaper of the Wilds
2 Keepsake Gorgon

Spells:16
4 Mortal's Resolve
4 Savage Surge
4 Underworld Connections
4 Vraska the Unseen

Lands:24
8 Forest
16 Swamp


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If you were to use archetype, you could swap out some of your deathtouch creatures for creatures that have better abilities.
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