Strata Scythe for Mono-white Quest

Minor tweaks during the weekend:

-2 Plains/+ 2 Tectonic Edge to destroy manlands
+ 1 Strata Scythe for bigger pump (Best for mirror matches/monowhite)

And that’s where I am having issues with. It makes a 62-card deck of mine. I’m confused which one to remove. Ogre’s Cleaver is perfect for [card]Kor Duelist[/card] in early game, 2 to cast and can be equipped for free through [card]Kor Outfitter[/card]. [card]Sword of Vengeance[/card] hadn’t performed well in my playtests (with only 1.63% chance of being played, that’s understandable) and because it’s 3 to cast, 3 to equip, I think that’s the most I can exchanged with [card]Strata Scythe[/card]!

[deck title=62 Pcs Mono-white Quest]

[Lands]4 Arid Mesa
4 Marsh Flats
10 Plains
2 Tectonic Edge[/Lands]

[Creatures]4 Glint Hawk
3 Kitesail Apprentice
3 Kor Duelist
4 Kor Outfitter
4 Kor Skyfisher
4 Memnite
4 Ornithopther
3 Stoneforge Mystic[/Creatures]

[Spells]
4 Quest for the Holy Relic
2 Adventuring Gear
2 Argentum Armor
1 Strata Scythe
1 Sword of Body and Mind
1 Sword of Vengeance
1 Ogres Cleaver
1 Basilisk Collar
[/Spells]

[Sideboards]
3 Celestial Purge
3 Dispense Justice
3 Kor Firewalker
3 Luminarch Ascension
3 Revoke Existence[/Sideboards]
[/deck]

I need to playtest first with my boyfriend.

SSC Scars of Mirrodin Draft

Another Friday night of MTG addiction!

MTG Draft Showdown!

MTG Draft Showdown!

I joined the SSC draft on the last minute. I was still waiting for FNM pairings for the last round when they called to inform me that they are about to start. I was torn between playing standard and draft, not to mention that my standing that night was 2-1 (using the updated Mono-white Quest) so I still have chance to bring home some packs come fourth round. But they insisted, so I obliged. Lol.

Here’s the decklist that got me nowhere:
[deck]
[Lands]9 Swamps
7 Plains[/Lands]

[Creatures]
1 Vector Asp
1 Painsmith
1 Plague Stinger
1 Blistergrub
3 Moriok Reaver
1 Contagious Nim
1 Kembas Skyguard
1 Loxodon Wayfarer
1 Snapsail Glider
1 Rust Tick
1 Hand of the Praetors
1 Golem Artisan
1 Corrupted Harvester
[/Creatures]

[Spells]
1 Grasp of Darkness
1 Soul Parry
1 Revoke Existence
1 Fulgent Distraction
1 Arrest
1 Barbed Battlegear
2 Grafted Exoskeleton
1 Argentum Armor
[/Spells][/deck]

🙁

Got only one pack for bye. Haha.

Recap of my RARES:
Hand of the Praetors
Argentum Armor
Ezuri, Renegade Leader
Ezuri’s Brigade

Leonin Arbiter was supposed to be mine because it’s the rare card on my first pack but I did not pick it first. Won’t do me any good. Hehe. 🙂

I enjoyed playing draft with SSC and I know everyone did judging from their laughter. HAHA. Sup and AP’s rematch was an epic! I’m so excited to see their victory shot! Our world suddenly stopped, errr, just revolved around those two during the last round.

Updated Monowhite Quest

The post title should actually be: Holy Quest VS Evil Lotus Cobra. Lotus Cobra is evil and I can’t get that idea out of my head. Haha.

Weekend is playtest time! I used my Mono-white Quest against boyfriend’s Plague Infect. Not the same one from this deck list.  Here are the minor changes:

Minus:
1 Mox Opal
2 Adventuring Gear
4 Kor Duelist

Plus:
1 Ogres Cleaver
1 Basilisk Collar
4 Kor Duelist

[card]Mox Opal[/card] was removed because it wasn’t necessary being a mono-colored deck. I don’t need an extra mana during turn 3 or 4 (when metalcraft is activated), too. Besides, I have [card]Adventuring Gear[/card], and I’d rather draw a land, fetch or not than this Mox Opal. But then, my boyfriend removed the 3 Adventuring Gear and 3 [card]Journey to Nowhere[/card] and replaced it with the 7 cards above. After 9 games, we had 6-3 standing in favor of me!

[card]Ogre’s Cleaver[/card] is so perfect for Kor Duelist and now I have several kills! What more if it’s equipped with [card]Sword of the Body and Mind[/card]! Super cool! This deck is not dependent to the [card]Quest of Holy Relic[/card].  🙂

But then we noticed that [card]Kitesail Apprentice[/card] is no longer efficient. Yup, vanilla and nothing more. Then I suggest to return the Adventuring Gear. Plus 2 Adventuring Gear, minus 1 Kitesail Apprentice and 1 Kor Duelist and we’re back in play.

My boyfriend did not win against me for five consecutive games. As a result, he disassemble his deck so expect no deck list from him!

[deck title=Updated Mono-white Quest]

[Lands]4 Arid Mesa
4 Marsh Flats
12 Plains[/Lands]

[Creatures]4 Glint Hawk
3 Kitesail Apprentice
3 Kor Duelist
4 Kor Outfitter
4 Kor Skyfisher
4 Memnite
4 Ornithopther
3 Stoneforge Mystic[/Creatures]

[Spells]
4 Quest for the Holy Relic
2 Adventuring Gear
2 Argentum Armor
1 Sword of Body and Mind
1 Sword of Vengeance
1 Ogres Cleaver
1 Basilisk Collar
[/Spells]

[Sideboards]
3 Celestial Purge
3 Dispense Justice
3 Kor Firewalker
3 Luminarch Ascension
3 Revoke Existence[/Sideboards]
[/deck]

The playtest goes on and here’s the result:

UGW Allies: 11 – 5

Solid kill: Genesis Wave

UW Contro: 3 – 3

Control deck will always be CONTROL and his Ratchet Bomb and Sun Titan Combo served as every-turn DOJ!

First Deck With Scars of Mirrodin Pieces

I waved goodbye to my Soul Sisters and said hello to Monowhite Quest.

[deck title=Mono-white Quest]

[Lands]4 Arid Mesa
4 Marsh Flats
12 Plains[/Lands]

[Creatures]4 Glint Hawk
4 Kitesail Apprentice
4 Kor Outfitter
4 Kor Skyfisher
4 Memnite
4 Ornithopther
3 Stoneforge Mystic[/Creatures]

[Spells]4 Quest for the Holy Relic
3 Adventuring Gear
2 Argentum Armor
3 Journey to Nowhere
1 Mox Opal
1 Sword of Body and Mind
[/Spells]

[Sideboards]
3 Celestial Purge
3 Dispense Justice
3 Kor Firewalker
3 Luminarch Ascension
3 Revoke Existence[/Sideboards]

[/deck]

Had 3-round FNM with Sesame Street Conspirators at Seattle’s Best Coffee, Megamall right after shopping. Finished 1-2:

Eldrazi Ramp: 0 – 2

Monowhite Quest (Mirror): 0 – 2

Red Deck Wins: 2 – 0

My boyfriend and I made changes during the weekend and we play-tested it numerous times. New deck list to follow. 🙂

Scars of Mirrodin Booster Box

Finally we’ve got our pre-ordered Scars of Mirrodin booster box!
I’m so excited to open it!

Scars of Mirrodin Booster Box

Yay! SoM booster box!

SoM Booster Box

I wonder what's inside...

UPDATE:
No planeswalkers. 🙁

List of Rares:
[cardlist]
Skithyrix, the Blight Dragon
Spiked Elder
Etched Champion
2 Grindclock
Semblance Anvil
Vensers Journal
Kuldotha Forgemaster
Painful Quadry
Platinum Emperion
Darkslick Shores
Copperline Gorge
Contagion Engine
Indomitable Archangel
Necrotic Ooze
Grand Architect
Argent Sphinx
Dissipation Field
Quicksilver Gargantuan
Ezuris Brigade
Ezuri, Renegade Leader
Engulfing Slagwurm
Tunnel Ignus
Cerebral Eruption
Kuldotha Phoenix
Kemba, Kha Regent
Prototype Portal[/cardlist]

Memoricide is foil. 🙂
And got only 2 Memnite!