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by Jamie
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Mountain (Standard)
Topic: Raka (Jeskai) Control
Replies: 17
Views: 1795

Raka (Jeskai) Control

http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdat ... ckID=73400

Similar list that drops the permissions and carddraws and has a transformational sideboard against anything that tries to control over it.
by Jamie
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Mountain (Standard)
Topic: Raka (Jeskai) Control
Replies: 17
Views: 1795

Raka (Jeskai) Control

Which of these cards would you rather play?
[deck]
1 Fated Retribution
1 Perilous Vault
[/deck]

Also I lose too often to devotion strategies to play aetherspouts mainboard
by Jamie
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Mountain (Standard)
Topic: Raka (Jeskai) Control
Replies: 17
Views: 1795

Raka (Jeskai) Control

[deck]3 Brimaz, King of Oreskos
4 Goblin Rabblemaster
2 Prognostic Sphinx
Creatures [9]

2 Elspeth, Sun's Champion
2 Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker
Planeswalkers [4]

3 Banishing Light
2 Deflecting Palm
2 End Hostilities
4 Hordeling Outburst
2 Jace's Ingenuity
3 Jeskai Charm
3 Lightning Strike
3 Magma Jet
2 Raise the Alarm
Spells [24]

2 Bloodstained Mire
4 Flooded Strand
2 Island
2 Mountain
1 Plains
4 Temple of Enlightenment
4 Temple of Epiphany
4 Temple of Triumph
Lands [23]
Deck Total [60]



2 Anger of the Gods
2 Deicide
1 End Hostilities
2 Keranos, God of Storms
1 Lightning Strike
4 Nyx-Fleece Ram
3 Perilous Vault[/deck]

http://www.magic-league.com/deck/85910/ ... rd_t2.html
Way more midrangey
by Jamie
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Mountain (Standard)
Topic: Raka (Jeskai) Control
Replies: 17
Views: 1795

Raka (Jeskai) Control

[deck]
Things 28
3 Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker
2 Elspeth, Sun's Champion
2 Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

4 Dissolve
3 Anger of the Gods
2 Last Breath
2 Nullify
3 Murderous Cut
4 Banishing Light
2 End Hostilities
1 Utter End

Draws 5
3 Divination
2 Font of Fortunes

Lands 27
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
2 Mountain
2 Island
1 Swamp
1 Polluted Delta
1 Temple of Silence
2 Bloodstained Mire
2 Swiftwater Cliffs
4 Temple of Epiphany
1 Wind-Scarred Crag
2 Temple of Triumph
3 Tranquil Cove
3 Temple of Enlightenment
2 Plains

Sideboard
3 Mantis Rider
1 End Hostilities
3 Disdainful Stroke
4 Magma Spray
4 Despise
[/deck]
Ended up with this list after 17 games with my duders. I won 8 which is a pretty much 50%, like I was hoping. Lives through most aggro and is a long tough game against the midrange abzan and the midrange mardu decks. Loses hard vs green devotion when you don't draw sarkhan. Loses
hard vs green devotion anyway, really. Don't really know how to solve that problem.
The land felt fine. Exactly as mediocre as a 3color deck with taplands.
I'm running very little card draw and it is a mistake. That's the first change I should do I think
Mantis Rider performed abysmally. It kills Xenagos alright but its incredibly narrow. It gets removed by lightning strike from red aggro decks so there's no point in wasting 3 cards bringing him in in any matchup. Might go to Nyx-Fleece ram in the sideboard instead. Maybe I haven't found the right matchup to bring him in yet.

Ashiok and Elspeth do the same thing - help you live until the board is clear, and then win the game by itself. I think I should be playing one in sideboard and switch it up in certain matchups but that doesn't feel right either.
Sarkhan is solid. He fights other walkers or is a 5mana mizzium mortars. Great card and absolutely necessary vs x/4 monster decks.
None of the decks I played against had a lot of enchantment hate.
What kind of decks in KTK standard would run a lot? The only time my banishinglights got killed was by other banishing lights.

Gonna go one more day with it and if I can't get it to perform like a tier1 day0 deck I'm gonna give it a rest.
by Jamie
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Mountain (Standard)
Topic: Raka (Jeskai) Control
Replies: 17
Views: 1795

Raka (Jeskai) Control

I did a lot of testing this weekend with my own jeskai control list, Blaklanner's list (from his signature), and some esper control list. In the esper, murderous cut was great! and everything else was not as good as the red splash. A lot of the times I would use Dispise (or thoughtseize I played with a lot too) look at the hand and think "i can just anger this entire hand of his except for one card I could just counter". In fact, it happened quite a bit against my temur creatures brew. Basically I'm giving Anger of the gods a A+. The mantisrider-Angerofthegods deckbuilding blunder came up zero relevant times so far. It'll be hard to find a matchup where its a dead card so far, but of course meta hasn't even begun to shape up yet.
Maybe I could just take the jeskai land from these lists and just add an urborg and some black fetches for murderous cut. I really like the cheap instantspeed removal. Maybe if its
instant speed removal I could just play some kind of burn?

I'll post a list tomorrow, I'm still changing so many things and I want to see how painful black painlands/fetches could be in some 4color control deck. It could would give access to mardu charm which I think is stronger than jeskai charm in this kind of deck. But its most certainly a little too far out there to be consistent.
regardless, I've got a lot of info about which cards are great when and where
by Jamie
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Mountain (Standard)
Topic: Raka (Jeskai) Control
Replies: 17
Views: 1795

Raka (Jeskai) Control

What is so good about Jeskai Charm? Seems like the weakest mainboard card in these lists.
I feel like in a Jeskai control vs Sultai Control matchup, jeskai has the advantage. I guess we're still at the stage of not dying to aggro since we don't know what aggro decks exist.

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