Saturday, August 28, 2010

DoMT: 25 Red Cards, 2011

Okay, I admit it, I didn't try very hard on the title, but really what more could I say there? If you have spent anytime reading about this deck, or 5color in general, you know that's the long and the short of it. For what ever reason, the red portion of the color pie has spent more time in the shallow end of the creativity pool then any other. All red consistently has going for it is Haste, Land Destruction, Direct Damage, and temporary creatures. In my mind, the best thing to do for your deck, is keep red to a minimal amount, so on each review I cut it back to 25 cards. Here we go, bolded cards are new for this year.

Blood Tyrant
Bringer of the Red Dawn
Conquering Manticore
Dwarven Miner
Inferno Titan
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs

Fire // Ice
Jund Charm
Order // Chaos
Burning Wish

Pure // Simple
Splinter Twin
Wild Research
Briorn Stoutarm
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Rith, the Awakener
Sarkhan Vol
Ajani Vengeant

I know, that's only 24. Well here is the latest addition to the deck, something which represents some of my super secret tech! That's right folks, I'm talking about Giant Harbinger. It's a creature, and a tutor all in one. I presently have more then a half dozen targets for it in the deck, and will be looking to increase that over the next year.

Currently it gets all the Titans from M11, Brion, and another tutor in the form of Stonehewer. I've never attempted to put any sort of tribal them into the deck, but this looks to promising to pass up. Gatherer has over 100 hits for the Giant subtype, so I am bound to find some other goodness and tricks in there to serve up at the casual table.


Beverly said...

Dude! I would be scared to meet that creature in a dark alley - or anywhere else.

GrimJack said...

It fetches Crib Swap as well.