Custom Card Thursday: Mardu Cardu Part-Deux

Have I mentioned I like the new Mardu mechanic? Raid is a thing of beauty, rewarding RBW players for what they love to do most, attack!

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Huntmaster Sligh


This past weekend, an odd brew did well at the Modern event put on by Channel Fireball. It featured fan favorites like Satyr Hoplite, Akroan Crusader, and Nivmagus Elemental. Oddly enough, not Huntmasters in the list but the decklist is below and the link to test it on TappedOut is here. It is $350 including the fetches, but without them it is $150.


  • 4 Akroan Crusader

  • 3 Nivmagus Elemental

  • 4 Satyr Hoplite

  • 2 Grim Lavamancer

  • 4 Kiln Fiend

Non-creature Spells

  • 4 Mutagenic growth

  • 4 Rancor

  • 4 Assault strobe

  • 4 Titan’s strength

  • 4 Brute force

  • 4 Lightning bolt


  • 4 Verdant catacomb

  • 2 Arid mesa

  • 3 mountain

  • 1 forest

  • 4 stomping ground

  • 4 copper line gorge

  • 1 dryad arbor

Very interesting deck, and always great to see Nivmagus Elemental putting in work.


Sent these off to a customer last week. Ten Magic cards custom-altered and painted to be his generals for various EDH format decks.

My commission info can be found here.




A slightly late FNM update! Hi, it’s Katherine!

So in the span of an hour, Dillon and Jure threw together a very solid Selesnya Aggro deck that I got to play. It was my very first FNM, I was mostly unfamiliar with the meta, and only got about a ten minute rundown of what to expect and do.

Matchups were as follows:

  • 2 - 0 Saito’s Skyteam Brew (Dillon)
  • 2 - 0 Bant Planeswalkers
  • 2 - 0 Orzhov Aura
  • 1 - 1 - 1 Orzhov Midrange

Long story short, I came in first. B)

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forgottenghosts whispered: How was fateful hour received? I liked it for flavour, but mechanically not so much. What's it like on the storm scale?


It wasn’t received all that well. I’d call it a 7 on the Storm Scale.

I suppose I’m in the minority here, as I really enjoyed Fateful Hour. It has a special place with Gather the Townsfolk for me.

Hidden Gem Saturday: Lockdown

Someone order a flexible removal spell for a game of edh?


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Just a quick FNM update for the night. Four rounds again, went 3-1 playing my Orzhov Tokens list with some minor changes from last time.

Matchups were as follows:

  • 2-1 Rakdos Minotaurs
  • 2-1 Boros Burn
  • 0-2 Orzhov Midrange
  • 2-1 Bant Midrange

I’ll probably have the updated list up as well as some commentary about changes in response to the threat of aggro decks, primarily Selesnya, in the coming days so stay tuned for that if you’re interested.

GW Aggro vs Brave Naya - A Brief Discussion



(Fleecemane Lion. Art by Slawomir Maniak)

So, I’ve got a Grand Prix Trial coming up at my local game store. After Pro Tour Magic 2015, I was pleasantly surprised to find that two decks I am very familiar with (Brave Naya and GW Aggro) made their way into the top 8, with GW Aggro going all the way to the finals. I’ve spent some time trying to figure out which of the two to play and which may be better positioned moving forward for the remainder of Standard. I’ve come to a decision, but I thought I would share my thought process and see if I could spark any disucssion

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Custom Card Thursday: Raid Aid

In this weeks edition of Custom Card Thursday we make my Mardu loving co-host happy. Today we will be making use of the Mardu keyword that was just revealed today, Raid!

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