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November 17, 2008, 08:59:14 AM
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Re: Mono blue
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2008, 08:59:14 AM »
Guile is a good call, I completely forgot about him!

November 28, 2008, 10:03:20 AM
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Re: Mono blue
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2008, 10:03:20 AM »
Hi there FM, just update my deck as how it's looking right now:

25x Islands
4x Counterspell
4x Arcane Denial
4x Foil
4x Daze
4x Rootwater Thief
3x Spiketail Hatchling
3x Spiketail Drake
3x Spitetail Drakeling
1x Archivist >>> became  >>> 4x Archivist
1x Alexi, Zephyr Mage
2x Tidal Kraken
1x Avatar of Will
1x Predator, Flagship
1x Spellbook
2x Kraken's Eye * excluded
2x Sapphire Medallion
2x Rhystic Study
1x Denying Wind
2x Fog Bank
4x Brainstorm

I'm thinking of taking out:
1x Spellbook
1x Denying Wind
3x Spiketail Drakelings

and add:
1x Spiketail Hatchling (making 4)
1x Spiketail Drake (making 4)
2x Sapphire Medallion (making 4)
1x Arcanis, The Omnipotent

What do you say, FM? I'm thinking 2 medallions isn't enough.. I'm either going 0 or 4, and if I take them, I consider adding Tidings instead, or more arcanis. Any ideas?

On lands, I'm thinking adding 3x Terrain Generator... it's nemesis, tap to add 1, pay 2 and tap to put a land card from hand into play tapped. What u think?

December 03, 2008, 03:06:54 AM
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Re: Mono blue
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2008, 03:06:54 AM »
For land tricks I like Thawing Glaciers more.  And you still have waaaaay too many cards, 25 lands are what heavy control decks play with 60 cards, you have a lot more.

December 03, 2008, 07:19:58 AM
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Re: Mono blue
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2008, 07:19:58 AM »
Alright you won. I built a smaller version with 65 cards, 22 lands and 43 cards. I'm not having trouble with mana, I think I'm alright with my current rate. This is how the small version looks like:

22 Island
3x 1/1 drake
3x 2/2 drake
3x 3/3 drake
4x thieves
4x archivist
2x arcanis
2x kraken
1x alexis
4x brainstorm
4x counterspell
4x foil
4x daze
2x sapphire medallion
1x predator
2x fog bank

Thinking of adding a medallion and taking a land, not sure tho.

What you think of it? What you think of Arcanis?

December 03, 2008, 07:31:53 AM
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Re: Mono blue
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2008, 07:31:53 AM »
Alright you won. I built a smaller version with 65 cards, 22 lands and 43 cards. I'm not having trouble with mana, I think I'm alright with my current rate. This is how the small version looks like:

22 Island
3x 1/1 drake
3x 2/2 drake
3x 3/3 drake
4x thieves
4x archivist
2x arcanis
2x kraken
1x alexis
4x brainstorm
4x counterspell
4x foil
4x daze
2x sapphire medallion
1x predator
2x fog bank

Thinking of adding a medallion and taking a land, not sure tho.

What you think of it? What you think of Arcanis?

It's still too big for 22 lands, but ok, I'll drop the issue for now! ;)
I like what you have going, and I think it may be fine. Arcanis is amazing, he's that guy that, should you untap with him, you PROBABLY will win. However, untapping with him is tricky, so it's hard to ever get cards out of him. I'd sugges Aeon Chronicler instead, equally cheap, probably bigger (a finisher on and of itself) and easier to get some cards off. You could also consider some removal in case stuff gets past your counters, like Reality Acid and Snakeform.

December 03, 2008, 08:08:42 AM
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Re: Mono blue
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2008, 08:08:42 AM »
LOL I'll play a few games with 22x lands and TRY to raise it if I have some problems :D

I'm thinking of using him to draw loads until i get my kraken, and keep drawing to get my kraken safe, and then just wait until the game is over. If my opponent manages to kill the kraken i'm basicly scrwed lol or reduced to the damage my drakes can cause, but it's casual so, what the hey.

I just saw mind over matter, and looks amazing... can I mind over matter the kraken and keep attacking with him in one turn? don't remember if I can do this on magic... thinking of adding a Minamo to randomly untap arcanis just for fun :D

December 03, 2008, 09:54:29 AM
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Re: Mono blue
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2008, 09:54:29 AM »
22 lands is like, weenie-aggro territory. Especially if you're running 65 cards. (Actually, I supposed that threshold decks run 18 lands, but they can run off of 2 mana. :P )

This deck needs way more mana. I'd even advocate accelerators to get you mana fast. Chrome Mox?
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December 03, 2008, 11:00:12 AM
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Re: Mono blue
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2008, 11:00:12 AM »
Chrome Mox is too expensive for casual and it's only good if you want to either raise storm counts, produce multiple-colored mana or make a 2-drop on turn 1, none which is essential. Mind Stone works just fine. As for the Krakens, you can certainly untap them, but a card can only be declared as attacking once, so you can't attack again (but then you can block).

December 24, 2008, 07:39:22 AM
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Re: Mono blue
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2008, 07:39:22 AM »
Hi guys after a lot of thought, here is the final version of my deck:

Lands:
21x Island
1x High market

Enchantments
2x Diplomatic Immunity

Creatures:
4x Spiketail Hatchling
4x Spiketail Drake
4x Archivist
2x Arcanis, The Omnipotent
2x Tidal Kraken
1x Alexi, Zephyr mage
2x Fog Bank

Sorceries:
2x Deep Analysis

Instants:
4x Counterspell
4x Daze
4x Foil
4x Brainstorm

Artifacts:
1x Predator, Flagship
3x Sapphire Medallion

So far it's the final version :) LMK what u think!

December 25, 2008, 07:04:44 PM
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Re: Mono blue
« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2008, 07:04:44 PM »
I still don't like Archivist very much, and I think you eed a more "resilient" way to win, perhaps Call the Skybreaker? With that many cards and a lot of land... Doable. Also, I think Isochron Scepter would look awesome in it, alongside Memory Lapse (great combo, btw), and Fact or Fiction can ALSO always find a home in monoblue decks.