Mountain (Standard)UR Ensoul/Inspired Tempo [POST ROTATION]

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UR Ensoul/Inspired Tempo [POST ROTATION]

Post #1 by zenbitz » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:28 pm

[deck=2-for-1ing yourself]
4 Ornithopter
2 Ghostfire Blade
4 Darksteel Citadel
4 Ensoul Artifact
3 Illusory Angel
CA and filtering
4 Disciple of Deceit
4 Pain Seer
3 Springleaf Drum

Disruption
4 Stubborn Refusal
4 Thoughtseize
3 Dissolve
2 Retraction Helix

Reach
1 Thassa, God of the Sea

jankier than I'd like manabase
2 Temple of Deceit
4 Polluted Delta
4 Mana Confluence
4 Island
3 Swamp
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

sideboard
2 Drown in Sorrow
1 Bident of Thassa
1 AEtherspouts
2 Icy Blast
1 Jace, the Living Guildpact
3 Murderous Cut
1 Rogue's Gloves
1 Clever Impersonator
2 Retraction Helix
1 Jace's Ingenuity
[/deck]

Idea is to just land a T2/T3 5/5 and protect it. With 4/4 flyer as a back up plan
Sideboard is not totally random with some anti-aggro and anti-control packages (note: same CMC for disciple).

Also thinking about UW
version with Heliod's Pilgrim as extra ensouls+ Gods' Willing + exile removal and someone else pointed out there is a 3+ card infinite combo with:
Midnight Guard
Altar of the Brood
Retraction Helix
0 mana artifact

My attempts to make a UR version haven't been satisfactory (although I have considered just running a shrapnel blast or too off of confluence and drum), and you really ought to stick to 2 colors with Darksteel Citadel.

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Post #2 by zenbitz » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:04 pm

Bump. Another modification of this shell is Dakra Mystic, Jace, The Living Guildpact and Dig Through Time

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Post #3 by Platypus » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:07 pm

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Post #4 by Platypus » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:07 pm

Obviously other colors, but still.
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Post #5 by magicdownunder » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:58 pm

Question for you lots which is better in the current Metagame:

[deck=UR Robots]Lands 21
4 Island
4 Mana Confluence
2 Mountain
4 Shivan Reef
4 Darksteel Citadel
3 Temple of Epiphany

Spells 17
4 Lightning Strike
4 Magma Jet
4 Shrapnel Blast
3 Stoke the Flames
4 Ghostfire Blade
4 Springleaf Drum
4 Ensoul Artifact

Creatures 12
4 Goblin Rabblemaster
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Ornithopter

Sideboard 15
4 Circle of Flame
2 Disdainful Stroke
2 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Singing Bell Strike
4 Stubborn Denial[/deck]

vs

[deck=URw Robots]Lands 21
4 Battlefield Forge
4 Island
4 Mana Confluence
4 Darksteel Citadel
4 Shivan Reef
1 Mystic Monastery

Spells 17
4 Lightning Strike
4 Magma Jet
4 Shrapnel Blast
4 Ghostfire Blade
4 Springleaf Drum
2 Aqueous Form
4 Ensoul Artifact

Creature 12
4 Heliod's Pilgrim
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Ornithopter

Sideboard 15
2 Disdainful Stroke
4 Gods Willing
4 Magma Spray
2 Stubborn Denial
3 Suspension Field[/deck]

One version runs [card]Heliod's Pilgrim[/card] for cute Aqueous Form and Ensoul Artifact fetchs (+ removal post board), the other is more consistent (only 2c) and has the Rabblemaster + more burn.

I should mention the 2nd list is 13R/13U/13W which according to this article: http://www.channelfireball.com/articles ... ur-spells/ is all you need for hitting 1 by turn two
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Post #6 by magicdownunder » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:11 pm

Wow... ok now we also have Todd Anderson's List:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a0JP6nE3xE

Its isn't as all in as the "R" versions making it possibly the better version.
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Post #7 by Toddington » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:54 pm

magicdownunder » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:11 pm wrote:Wow... ok now we also have Todd Anderson's List

This deck looks sweet!

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Post #8 by magicdownunder » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:27 pm

My only complain is that it seems to just fold vs resolved Rabble Master (which one of the reason why I like Red).
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Post #9 by Kyarie » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:50 pm

Sideboard last breath for rabble?

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Post #10 by magicdownunder » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:21 am

Its been roughly 1.2 weeks since I had time to play magic anyhow I manage to test:

[deck=UR Robots]Lands 21
4 Island
4 Mana Confluence
2 Mountain
4 Shivan Reef
4 Darksteel Citadel
3 Temple of Epiphany

Spells 17
4 Lightning Strike
4 Magma Jet
4 Shrapnel Blast
3 Stoke the Flames
4 Ghostfire Blade
4 Springleaf Drum
4 Ensoul Artifact

Creatures 12
4 Goblin Rabblemaster
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Ornithopter

Sideboard 15
1 Temple of Epiphany
1 Mountain
1 Stoke the Flames
2 Treasure Cruise
2 Disdainful Stroke
4 Circle of Flame
4 Stubborn Denial[/deck]

I went 3-0 beating Aggro (weenies), Jeskai and Control.

Thoughts:
It play out like burn deck except it has minicombos (I personally found the deck really fun)
Monastery Swiftspear is amazing
The worst cards were: Springleaf Drum, Goblin Rabblemaster, Circle of Flame and Treasure Cruise (I'll be replacing Cruise for Dig through Time which I'll try and force into the MD)
I prefer R over UW because I like having additional reach and I believe that the deck gets weaker as the turns drag on (I'm not against URw, but I think just UW is just too slow).

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I'll be working on "Ensoul" decks for the time being and I'll love any random suggestion thrown my-way (no matter how wacky).

Note: I'll still rather busy so my videos/reports won't be as regular
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Post #11 by NotARobot » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:01 pm

I've seen lists cutting drum down to 1 or 2 ofs, and I think I like that better, especially since you have no tapping shenanigans like daring thief or disciple of deceit. I think 4x stoke in the main is probably best.

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Post #12 by magicdownunder » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:48 am

Seem like I'm playing Burn Draw in every format which I play :D (Standard, Modern and Legacy)

Here is the list which I used to 3-0:

[deck=MDU's UR Artifact]Lands 22
4 Island
4 Mana Confluence
4 Shivan Reef
4 Darksteel Citadel
4 Temple of Epiphany
2 Mountain

Creatures 10
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Ornithopter
2 Phyrexian Revoker

Burns 13
4 Lightning Strike
4 Magma Jet
4 Shrapnel Blast
1 Crater's Claws

Support 15
4 Ghostfire Blade
4 Ensoul Artifact
3 Stratus Walk
2 Stubborn Denial
2 Dig Through Time[/deck]

Here was my proposed SB plan:

Jeskai Wins (Burn)
Out: 2 Phyrexian Revoker, 3 Stratus Walk,
In: 2 Stubborn Denial, 3 Sing Bell Strike

Gb Devotion (Ramp)
Out: 4 Monastery Swiftspear, 2 Stubborn Denial
In: 2 Phyrexian Revoker, 4 Aqueous Form

Abzan Midrange (Midrange)
Out: 4 Monastery Swiftspear, 4 Shrapnel Blast
In: 3 Sing Bell Strike, 2 Stubborn Denial, 2 Phyrexian Revoker, 1 Aqueous Form

Rabble Red (Aggro)
Out: 3 Stratus Walk, 2 Stubborn Denial, 4 Shrapnel Blast
In: 4 Circle of Flame, 3 Sing Bell Strike, 2 Phyrexian Revoker

Control
Out: 3 Stratus Walk
In: 2 Stubborn Denial, 1 Phyrexian Revoker


Thoughts:
I really dislike being flooded... so I'm going to go back down into 21-19 lands
Dig was good but it seems like I had to tappout to cast it most of the time and digging 7 deep doesn't seem to be good enough (thus I'll splash white for better removal, extra protection and Heliod's Pilgrim).

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I'll try and work on the Jeskai Artifact Burn some more today and hopefully run another game.

@NotaRobot: I did think about running 4x Stoke MD but it seemed difficult to cast on paper (though I ended up flooded during my SE so stoke would of been fine...)

PROJECT ABANDON -Its fun but can't beat WBG due too discard and exile galore-
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