Wednesday, May 9, 2012

B/R/W Tokens

So, I made a new deck, its not really finished yet, but I really hope I was the first to think of this type of deck. HAHA!   Since the main strategy here is reducing your opponents life to 0 not just by simply attacking as you see in the usual aggro decks , but even as creatures die, attack, or simply get summoned to the battlefield, so far I have not seen anyone play this kind of deck. The main combo here really rests within the creatures I put down. First of all its mainly a spirit-token deck. And as you all may very well know, creature tokens come and go really easily. But, the real magic rests within the creatures Hellrider, Falknerath Noble, Geist-Honored Monk, and the Suture Priest. The only problem now is that it kinda takes too much time to put all these on the board. So given the situation where in you have to speed it up a little, I would rely on the Monk, Hellrider, and of course the tokens.

Okay, Hellrider's ability is really useful especially in a token deck, since he has the ability to deal damage per creature attacking. As we all may already know, spirit-tokens usually get summoned by 2's. So for example you just so happen to summon 4 spirit tokens by turn 4, and if your Hellrider comes in play by turn 5, you should be giving your opponent a lot to deal with by then.

Next up we have the Falknerath Noble. He has the ability to deal damage directly to the opponent if a creature on the field dies. Which again is very useful in a token deck because tokens are very well balanced when it comes to attacking or defending especially if you have Intangible Virtue in play. So basically, if your easy-to-kill tokens die, your opponent will still be taking damage one way or another if you have the Noble in play. His drawbacks however would be his high mana cost and his low power and toughness.

Now comes to one of my favorite cards... the Geist-Honored Monk. This cards ability is probably one of the best when using a token deck. Her power and toughness are equal to the number of creature cards in your side of the field which is again very useful since tokens get summoned in groups. Also, when she comes into play, you instantly summon two 1/1 spirit tokens with flying to your field, so when you summon her, that's an instant 3/3 creature with Vigilance.

And lastly, we have the Suture Priest. He enables you to gain 1 life every time you put down a creature, AND you may have your opponent lose 1 life every time they put down a creature of their own. Once again, pretty useful in a token deck. Would still prefer it if it were at 2/1 though.

Overall, im really having a fun time making this deck. I test played it a few times and i'm happy to say that its a joy to play with. I just need to fix the mana flow and some of the cards then im pretty sure it will be ready for some FNM's.

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