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    MTG deck help!

    I've decided to play on some magic tournaments at my local store but i'm not sure this deck isgonna to do well. I'm pretty new to this game and haven't so large collection. Any feedback would be great!

    x21 Lands:

    x14 island
    x4 swamp
    x3 evolving wilds

    x19 Creatures:

    x4 Phantasmal bear
    x4 Delver of Secrets
    x4 Lord of the Unreal
    x2 Phantasmal Image
    x3 Grand Architect
    x2 Molten-Tail Masticore


    x20 Instants & sorceries:

    x4 Vapor Snag
    x1 Ponder
    x1 Gitaxian Probe
    x4 Mana Leak
    x4 Think Twice
    x2 Negate
    x2 Go for the Throat
    x2 Dismember

    60 cards

    So far it's just goes ok, but I still working on this...

    Edtit: Lol should have wrigth earlier that this is standard fromat!
    Last edited by FlyingFerrari; 05-11-2012 at 05:16 PM.

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    Looks a bit all over the place to me, tho you seem to be going for an Instant/Sorcery/Illusion deck. Here are a few thoughts:

    1. Depends what the rules of the tourney are -- can you use any card? any amount (assuming 4 or less)?

    2. Regardless, I'd pick your direction and focus more on that and cut out other stuff. Like, Grand Architect is sweet but is kind of wasted in your deck; I assume he's there purely to give a +1/+1 bonus to your creatures? I'd make use of his other abilities, add some artifacts to your deck.

    3. Your deck is screaming out for Isochron Sceptor, if you are allowed to get 3 or 4 of those in there ASAP and replace some of your ho-hum spells like Vapor Snag with a much more versatile Boomerang or similar. There are some serioualy powerful 1-2 CC instants that can practically win you the game outright if you could play them every turn (which you can w/ Isochron). I made an Isochron deck with Angel's Grace -- was nasty.

    4. I'd replace Delver with an Illusion if that is your deck's theme.

    Really, it depends what the rules are governing the tourney you are going to play in.
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    Put in some artifact.
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    The first problem I see is 21 lands. I use 23-25 for all but the most aggressive decks. I'm not sure what format you're working in, but in any case, you need artifacts to make the best use of grand architect. I would also put in a third masticore if you have one... it looks likes that's your main game winner.

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    @Graph: I've playtested it more and it does very well even if u think this build is just over the place. This is an aggro deck so delver with grand architect is just amazing, then tap them for mana to get molten-tail. I'm playing standard so build a deck with only the illusion theme seems weak...

    @Keaven: Lol! But i need more Ponders and Gitaxian Probe to replace the Think Twice...

    If I wasn't so poor, I should take out all of the architects and artifact and replace those for more images and even Snapcaster Mage

    Edit: Gotta get more double-lands too
    Last edited by FlyingFerrari; 05-11-2012 at 05:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingFerrari View Post
    @Graph: I've playtested it more and it does very well even if u think this build is just over the place. This is an aggro deck so delver with grand architect is just amazing, then tap them for mana to get molten-tail. I'm playing standard so build a deck with only the illusion theme seems weak...

    @Keaven: Lol! But i need more Ponders and Gitaxian Probe to replace the Think Twice...

    If I wasn't so poor, I should take out all of the architects and artifact and replace those for more images and even Snapcaster Mage

    Edit: Gotta get more double-lands too
    dual lands are really expensive. i went to look at a particular set and for a set of 4 it ran $50
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