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by dpaine88
Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
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Now that is interesting, how were the two landfall guys?
by dpaine88
Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
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Atarka Sligh

[deck]Land (21)
4 Bloodstained Mire
4 Cinder Glade
1 Forest
7 Mountain
1 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills

Creature (15)
4 Abbot of Keral Keep
2 Goblin Heelcutter
2 Lightning Berserker
4 Monastery Swiftspear
3 Zurgo Bellstriker

Instant (12)
4 Atarka's Command
1 Become Immense
3 Collateral Damage
4 Wild Slash

Sorcery (12)
4 Dragon Fodder
4 Exquisite Firecraft
4 Hordeling Outburst[/deck]



Purp posted this deck in the clan thread and i think its a great starting point
by dpaine88
Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Well goodbye Lightning Strike but it does feel like Atarka Tokens may be good enough even without it since Drown and Bile are rotating.
by dpaine88
Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
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Atarka Sligh

Thinking of what to cut alongside Titans Strength for the 22nd land and 4th Thunderbreak.

My instincts tell me to cut a Stoke as I dont really want to cut any of the early drops. Stoke is another expensive spell so I think cutting something on the higher end of the curve makes sense.

Usually dont want to see 2 Stokes early anyways.
by dpaine88
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Atarka Sligh

Good fuckin job man!!! Way to get fucked up and kick some ass. I bet you won some serious coin.

Was really hating magic lately but this deck has me excited. I get to play with my set of gameday regents =)

Few questions-

How many rounds was the event? What did you play against?

Hows the matchup vs Hangarback abzan?
by dpaine88
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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It is a bit slower but does have 11 drops.

Though the more I think about it wild slash is really good in the deck and in general right now.

What do you consider the best version of red right now to combat Abzan? I have a scg super IQ this weekend and always play 2-3 junk decks.

I was thinking atarka but the tokens are weak to the sweepers too and it seems hard to go wide against the GW aggro decks and GR devo.
by dpaine88
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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What did you find it lacked against Abzan control?

Dragon whisperer certainly isnt great but Wild Slash sucks in the other decks too and this one isnt running Slash main.

I dont really see many of the other cards being poor in the matchup as the fliers seem good here too. Lightning Besereker still great. 1-drops still good.
by dpaine88
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Wow lotta action on here after I've been on vacation for a week!!

Like where you are at recently MDU.

Also that Lee Shee Tian Pro Tour RDW Fliers deck looks pretty awesome and I remember something similar popping up last season- "Medium Red"

Is there a reason you are off the deck now? It couldnt seem better positioned than right now.

EDIT: Also MDU your videos all say they are private. Cant wait to watch tho!

EDIT: Added the list here, havnt seen it posted yet- just your link to 21 point decks.

[deck]
Creature (22)
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Lightning Berserker
3 Zurgo Bellstriker
4 Dragon Whisperer
4 Flamewake Phoenix
3 Thunderbreak Regent

Burn (16)
4 Exquisite Firecraft
4 Searing Blood
4 Lightning Strike
4 Stoke the Flames

Land (22)
22 Mountain

Sideboard (15)
1 Thunderbreak Regent
4 Roast
4 Wild Slash
2 Goblin Heelcutter
2 Outpost Siege
1 Chandra, Pyromaster
[/deck]
by dpaine88
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

One single RDW in the top 32 of SDGP.

Thought sideboard hate wasn't gonna effect the deck huh?
by dpaine88
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Card was good for me in multiple matchups, mostly on the play. Was good in the mirror as well, just gotta wait for the right spot when your opp is very low on cards or tapped out. Also nice vs Abzan and Ux control decks.
by dpaine88
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
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Actually my friend on Temur was at this past weekends Regionals not the 2 Day Open series.

His deck is also something like

Bunch of lands

4 Swiftspear
4 Dragon Fodder
4 Hordeling Outburst

4 Stoke
4 Slash
4 Blood
4 Command
4 Firecraft
4 Strike

2 Treasure Cruise
1 Days undoing
by dpaine88
Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Really? See I've always heard red described as the easiest deck to beat if you really want to. People hate losing to red and at least the people I test with are packing hate.

I will agree people skimp on red hate for Pro Tour consistently but other events I'm not so sure.

I agree that more often than not the deck loses to itself like hitting your first 6 or 7 land drops or stuck on 2 rather than bad game 1 matchup.

Sometimes if abzan control curves out into multiple rhinos they can win game 1. Though as a testament to the strength of this deck, I lost to it at Regionals but was in it till the end g3 on a mull to 5 and my opponent cast 7 rhinos that match and it was still close.

Maybe it's just that I prefer to play RDW when it's under the radar and not public enemy #1.
by dpaine88
Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Atarka Sligh

Im on vacation in Virginia Beach this week but id strongly consider jeskai burn/aggro if I was playing this weekend cause there is gonna be a ton of hate for mono red.
by dpaine88
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Atarka Sligh

I like Stephen Neals deck except just 20 mountain and the full 4 Searing Blood.

Maybe find room for 1 Goblin Glory Seeker.
by dpaine88
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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It is still powerfull too but people were probably more prepared for that style of deck rather than the new versions.
by dpaine88
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
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Atarka Sligh

It is still powerfull too but people were probably more prepared for that style of deck rather than the new versions.
by dpaine88
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Well this deck is gonna be getting hated on pretty bad I'm imagining.

Considering looking into Jeskai burn. Lots of 4 damage spells , Jace, mantis, soulfire.
by dpaine88
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Heres the list I ran with for Regionals in Worcester MA, somewhere around 250 people , 9 rounds. I ended up 7-2.

I watched all the PT red deck coverage I could and tried to put together the Red Deck that had 3 7-0 players.

I was close but didnt see Titans Strength or Heelcutter before Sunday.

[deck]Creatures
4 Abbot of Keral Keep
4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
3 Goblin Glory Chaser
2 Lightning Berserker
4 Monastery Swiftspear
3 Zurgo Bellstriker
Sorcery (4)
4 Exquisite Firecraft
Instant (16)
4 Lightning Strike
4 Searing Blood
4 Stoke the Flames
4 Wild Slash
Land (20)
20 Mountain

Sideboard (15)
1 Molten Vortex
1 Harness By Force
1 Arc Lightning
2 Chandra, Pyromaster
3 Scab-Clan Berserker
2 Magma Spray
1 Outpost Siege
4 Roast[/deck]

Round 1 WIN vs UB Thopter control- Mulled both games but won g2 by Searing Blooding an Ashiok-stolen Zurgo hehe. Sided out crappy burn for Chandra and Seige and Scab Clan.

Round 2 LOSS vs Abzan Control- Mulled each game here as well, going to 5 on game 3 and over the 3 games I was Rhino'd 7 times. Needless to say I lost.

Round 3 WIN vs Temur Aggro - Ended up keeping a 7 card one-lander with 3 one-drops and won desipite not hitting land till turn 4. Very easy matchup as he was playing multiple confluence and cards like Hier, Knuckle, Shaman of the Great Hunt etc.

Round 4 WIN vs Jeskai Tokens- Destroyed him g1 after double Swiftspear start into Searing Blood on both his Seekers. Sideboarded for regular jeskai after not seeing tokens cards aside from maybe seeker(prob should have understook Seeker=tokens). He got me game 2 since I still had my x/1's in but I was able to get in for 2 every turn game 3 and won slowly without taking a damage. Brought in a Scab Clan or two and Arch Lightning and Chandra.

Round 5 LOSS vs GR Devcotion- played a pretty bad player from my LGS actually. Mulled to 5 g1 and to 4 g2 and he had good draws where I had 1-2 early guys but he had multiple caryatid both games and stomped me. Actually got him to 8 on a mull to 4 keepign 3 land Wild Slash. Also had him to 5 in game 1 on a mull to 5 on the draw.

Round 6 WIN vs Mirror- Little tilted going into this one after 12 mulligans in the first 5 rounds. Both running at least 55 of 60 maindeck cards so close to mirror as it gets. I drew 3 Stoke right away game 1 and couldnt answer his flip Chandra and wrecked me. I won g2 easy then won a super close game 3 where I was able to get him dead from 10 when I was dead on board. Brought in Magma Sprays, Arc Lighting, Chandra and took out some 1 toughness guys.

Round 7 WIN vs GB Elves- Wow this was a joke. Flooded like crazy g2 but he was stuck on 2 land and had to keep Chording for 1 to find mystic which i kept drawing burn for while attacking him with a few guys. Eidolon and Searing Blood were the nuts. Chandra/Arc Lightning out of the board for my 1 toughness guys.

Round 8 WIN vs Temur Tokens/Burn - Played a kid I've played at a few eventsbefore so we were talking inbetween rounds so I knew basically what his 60 card deck was, he knew a little about my deck but not a ton. I knew it would be tough because he was running the full 8 token producers. Game 1 his tokens and Searing Blood got me good. G2 I win with 19 life where he didnt get many tokens and I got a few Searing Blood. Game 3 was incredibly close where I got a hit in with Scab Clan and was able to land a Chandra to hit his tokens. Still came down to where I was at 3 after he Commanded 2 tokens when I tapped out for Chandra and he was at 10. I was able to untap, draw a land to Strike, Firecraft and attack for 3 with Scab Clan to win it while he had another Command in hand to kill me but just 1 green the prior turn.

Round 9 WIN vs Abzan aggro- Another kid Im very familiar with and he is a very good player. Game 1 was close but I was on the play with 2 early creatures and just burned everything he played while bashing for 2-4 a turn. Game 2 he drew a million lands and it wasnt close.

Finished 17th since my breakers sucked and made the difference between 50$ and $100 :flame:

Thoughts - Heelcutter would have been nice but Glory Seeker was very good and a great 1-drop in a burn deck that can clear the way for him. Abbot is insane but we knew that. Chandra is really good, could def see play in this deck. Titans Strength does seem like a good 1-of.
by dpaine88
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

I think temur tokens could be legit. I've played the guy a few times in the past so we were talking throughout the day before we got paired so I knew his deck.

4 swift, the 8 token makers, all the burn and command and then 1-2 days undoing and 1 cruise.

Told me he never lost any games he resolved Days Undoing.

I think he said only 2 or 3 Shivan Reef to go with his confluence though.
by dpaine88
Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Atarka Sligh

Run the Pro Tour list in top8, Pat Cox.

I was two cards off.
by dpaine88
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Atarka Sligh

Won my last round vs Abzan Aggro to go 7-2 but my crappy breakers put me in 17th...grrr cost me $50.

Deck kicks serious ass tho.

On my phone, thoughts n deck list when I get home.
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Atarka Sligh

Yep basically that list.

Made my board this morning

4 Roast
2 Chandra Pyromaster
1 Outpost Seige
2 Magma Spray
1 Molten Vortex
1 arc Lightning
3 Scab-Clan Berserker
1 Harness by force

6-2 now beating a atarka tokens burn deck splashing for Days undoing and cruise. Tough matchup with all his tokens but pulled out a super tight g3 with Chandra and Scab-Clan.
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

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5-2,still in it. Won a mirror and GB elves which is a joke.

On mono red, not sure if I miss command or not. Really loving the extra one drops. Running 3 Zurgo, 4 swift, 3 glory seeker, 2 bezerker.
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

9 rounds here too. 3-2 just lost to GR devo. Mulled to 5 g1 then 4 g2.

Up to 12 mulligans on 5 rounds of magic. I swear I'm cursed with little red decks.

Deck is insanely good though. Able to win the over half my games when I've mulled 12 times and my opponents combined mulliganed 2 times. Think I could easily be 5-0 if not for only keeping 2 seven card hands.
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

What was the temur deck like ? I played it and raped it but he was running heir, knuckle blade, shaman of great hunt and Stormbreath with a lot of painful mana.

Beat UB thopters, Temur aggro n jeskai tokens so far. Lost to Abzan control having 7 rhinos on the match n mull to 5 g3.
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

Battling back, 3-1. Glory seeker is legit. Pairs very well with burn.
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Man... Not my day so far... 1-1 at Regionals.

Played 5 games of magic, mulliganed 6 times and got seige rhino'd 7 times.
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

Let's kill it at Regionals, good luck everyone. Burn some faces
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
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Atarka Sligh

It could be 3 Glory Chaser and 2 Beserker, I'm not quite sure but I saw more Beserker than glory chaser.

I think we've been on the right track here guys but I trust the pros that have been testing in a house 24/7 for the past week.
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

Think I'm going to run mono red today.

Also they had Chandra Pyro and scab clan in the board and also more magma spray for the mirror.
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

I think this is pretty close to what Sam Black and 2 other 7-0 members of team ultra pro are on

[deck]3 Zurgo Bellstriker
3 Lightning Berserker
4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
2 Goblin Glory Chaser
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Abbot of Keral Keep

4 Wild Slash
4 Searing Blood
4 Lightning Strike
4 Exquisite Firecraft
4 Stoke the Flames

20 Mountain
[/deck]

Glory chaser actually seems pretty good when your turn 2 play is removal.
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

Interesting that as far as I can see, all the red decks at PT are pure red, not splashing for Command.

Are we overvaluing it?
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

Nice list, what put you on the Eidolons for tomorow? Was kinda thinking similar myself actually.
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Atarka Sligh

5-0 without dropping a game at FNM but mostly shitty decks aside from UB non thoptor control and GR devo
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
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Atarka Sligh

Hmmm I might try to incorporate some of that in these decks and more smaller creatures.

I caught a quick look at a deck tech and it ran Foundry Street Denizen and 3 Zurgo 4 swift 2 bezerker. 4 dragon Fodder n 2 eidolon, 3 rabble
by dpaine88
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

Any clue on the lists or cards being played? Are they like our decks?
by dpaine88
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

Hm I was thinking about running 3 Zurgo. What is the Last Sun qualifier? A decent enough event to put faith in the results?

I'm basically running 2 Dragon Fodder where the Chandra's parents were but maybe there's enough lower on the curve that Fodder is overkill and parents are better.
by dpaine88
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

I think this is what I will be running.

Really think I want to drop the Become Immense for either another Beserker/Zurgo or the 4th Wild Slash.

How has Become Immense been for everyone?


[deck]Creatures/Tokens
2 Zurgo Bellstriker
1 Lightning Berserker
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Abbot of Keral Keep
2 Goblin Rabblemaster
2 Dragon Fodder

Burn
3 Wild Slash
4 Searing Blood
4 Lightning Strike
4 Atarka's Command
4 Exquisite Firecraft
4 Stoke the Flames
1 Become Immense

Lands (21)
4 Wooded Foothills
2 Mana Confluence
3 Temple of Abandon
11 Mountain
1 Forest

Sideboard
2 Destructive Revelry
3 Satyr Firedancer
4 Roast
1 Arc Lightning
2 Hornet Nest
3 Outpost Siege[/deck]
by dpaine88
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

Purp » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:35 am wrote:I wild slashed the mentor because my play was to draw protection spells out of his hands. I was on the stall with green hornets tokens so I didn't want him to be able to set up a lethal attack giving a mentor or seeker pro green.

The announcers messed up a bit, there was a dice on the mentor tokens that represented there two mentor tokens in play. So it looked like a double block from their perspective, but really it was abbot on one, Hornet on the other.



Ahhh gotcha.

Do you think its worth it to wait and Wild Slash on his turn? Maybe if you snap-pass post combat he goes for the Stike on your end step and you get to Wild Slash in reponse? If he doesnt and you cast it on his turn, he gets the pumps but I think you were blocking with hornet anyway. No way to know he has defiant strike though I guess so maybe it doesnt make sense.
by dpaine88
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Aggressive Variants
Topic: Atarka Sligh
Replies: 243
Views: 32404

Atarka Sligh

Just watched your Heroic Match, pretty sweet your store does video matches.

Played well but a few questionable lines I thought.


Thought the play with Slash on Mentor when he had 1 confluence up was pretty risky as its a waste against legit any spell. Do you just want to get the protection spells out of his hand while you can? I'm not super familiar with the matchup but it just seems loose because theres such a good chance he has Ajanis, Willing or Strike. Is it the best play to just draw those cards out of his hand ?? I really have no clue so I'd love to hear your thoughts on that play as the deck is getting pretty popular.

That dude got so lucky keeping a 1 lander then drawing 3 in a row.

Also at the end, kinda a wierd double block on the token when he had no cards in hand and basically throwing away Abbot.

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