Underground Sea (Legacy)[Deck]Imperial Painter

Discussions about the Legacy Format

Moderator: Mcdonalds

Jack
Tire Aficionado
Posts: 2667
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:36 am
Has thanked: 171 times
Been thanked: 151 times

[Deck]Imperial Painter

Post #1 by Jack » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:05 pm

I proxied this deck up after Reuben Bresler won an open with it back in the fall, and have been occasionally playing with it after rounds at FNM and on Cockatrice. Next weekend, my LGS is hosting a free, full-proxy "getting into Legacy" tournament, where first place gets one of the Tarmogoyf playmats from Eternal Weekend. I'll be bringing Imperial Painter. Here's my list:
[deck]
8 Mountain
4 City of Traitors
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Arid Mesa

4 Imperial Recruiter
4 Painter's Servant
4 Simian Spirit Guide
2 Magus of the Moon
1 Spellskite
1 Goblin Welder
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
1 Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

4 Pyroblast
2 Red Elemental Blast

4 Blood Moon
4 Grindstone
2 Sensei's Divining Top
3 Magma Jet
2 Ensnaring Bridge

Sideboard:
1 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Manic Vandal
2 Ensnaring Bridge
2 Ratchet Bomb
1 Faerie Macabre
2 Red
Elemental Blast
1 Figure of Destiny
1 Tormod's Crypt
[/deck]
Image
Sig by NBW.

User avatar
jlately
Newcomer
Posts: 3
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Sun May 12, 2013 7:01 am
Has thanked: 1 time

Post #2 by jlately » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:36 am

It's a great deck. I wish I had a grand to drop on Recruiters. Just don't forget your triggers.

User avatar
Longtoe
Newcomer
Posts: 75
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:43 pm
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Post #3 by Longtoe » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:10 am

Recruiters are not a grand for 4. judge promo under 100 bucks.
Standard: Red whatever variant is most meta appropriate
Modern: RB burn, infect, Twin, Bots
Legacy: UR delver, belcher

User avatar
jlately
Newcomer
Posts: 3
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Sun May 12, 2013 7:01 am
Has thanked: 1 time

Post #4 by jlately » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:19 pm

Longtoe » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:10 am wrote:Recruiters are not a grand for 4. judge promo under 100 bucks.

Wow. I could have sworn they were $250 a piece last time I looked (granted, that was back when it was SCG's pet deck). Looks like I might have my next legacy deck.

Jack
Tire Aficionado
Posts: 2667
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:36 am
Has thanked: 171 times
Been thanked: 151 times

Post #5 by Jack » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:39 pm

If you're looking for a place with a good primer and serious discussion of the deck, look here:http://www.mtgthesource.com/forums/showthread.php?25661-Deck-Imperial-Painter
I just made the page here because I know the people here and can trust many of their suggestions more than those of strangers.
Image
Sig by NBW.

Jack
Tire Aficionado
Posts: 2667
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:36 am
Has thanked: 171 times
Been thanked: 151 times

Post #6 by Jack » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:51 pm

Without Recruiters, the deck is still about $500, but you probably have fetches and some of the other stuff in here already. I'm planning on buying some of the cheaper shit and finding some nice digital renders for the rest and using them to make full art foil proxies. My current proxies don't even have color ink :(
Image
Sig by NBW.

Mcdonalds
Tire Aficionado
Posts: 6074
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:28 am
Location: La Marque, Texas
Has thanked: 67 times
Been thanked: 246 times

Post #7 by Mcdonalds » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:35 pm

freedom » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:51 am wrote:Without Recruiters, the deck is still about $500, but you probably have fetches and some of the other stuff in here already. I'm planning on buying some of the cheaper shit and finding some nice digital renders for the rest and using them to make full art foil proxies. My current proxies don't even have color ink :(


Think of it like this, if/when you do get the expensive stuff, it just makes it that much easier to build S&T/MUD

Also cut Phyrexian Metamorph for the love of fucking god, prolly a third top

Jack
Tire Aficionado
Posts: 2667
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:36 am
Has thanked: 171 times
Been thanked: 151 times

Post #8 by Jack » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:52 pm

Yeah, I ditched Spellskite, Metamorph and the Magma Jets for 2 Bolts, an Ensnaring Bridge, a Koth and a Top and also redid the sideboard.
Image
Sig by NBW.

Mcdonalds
Tire Aficionado
Posts: 6074
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:28 am
Location: La Marque, Texas
Has thanked: 67 times
Been thanked: 246 times

Post #9 by Mcdonalds » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:26 pm

When did you guys stop playing good chandra?

Jack
Tire Aficionado
Posts: 2667
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:36 am
Has thanked: 171 times
Been thanked: 151 times

Post #10 by Jack » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:37 pm

She's not that good in Painter. I'd much rather have MB bridges.
Image
Sig by NBW.

User avatar
GoblinWarchief
Regular Member
Posts: 377
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:31 pm
Location: Italy
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 19 times

Post #11 by GoblinWarchief » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:57 pm

An alternative version of this deck plays a white splash for enlightened tutor main board wich can grab all the combo pieces + blood moons + random one of cards like ensnaring bridge, rest in peace..... this way you can also play the alternative win condition of rest in peace + helm of obedience (4 rest in peace, 1 helm in side).

Jack
Tire Aficionado
Posts: 2667
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:36 am
Has thanked: 171 times
Been thanked: 151 times

Post #12 by Jack » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:38 am

Have you played it? I've tried it briefly, but didn't care for it too much. Splash colors aren't always a great idea in Blood Moon decks. It's a very different deck, and I didn't feel like re-learning how to sideboard and what my answers were and everything.
Image
Sig by NBW.

Mcdonalds
Tire Aficionado
Posts: 6074
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:28 am
Location: La Marque, Texas
Has thanked: 67 times
Been thanked: 246 times

Post #13 by Mcdonalds » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:25 am

Lejay managed to top 8 the grand prix with it, and usually that guy is onto something

Mcdonalds
Tire Aficionado
Posts: 6074
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:28 am
Location: La Marque, Texas
Has thanked: 67 times
Been thanked: 246 times

Post #14 by Mcdonalds » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:28 am

decklist

[deck=R/W Imperial Painter]4 Ancient Tomb
3 Bloodstained Mire
3 City of Traitors
1 Great Furnace
4 Mountain
2 Plateau
2 Wooded Foothills
19 lands

3 Goblin Welder
4 Imperial Recruiter
1 Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
1 Magus of the Moon
4 Painter's Servant
2 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Simian Spirit Guide
18 creatures

4 Blood Moon
2 Enlightened Tutor
2 Ensnaring Bridge
4 Grindstone
2 Lotus Petal
4 Pyroblast
2 Red Elemental Blast
3 Sensei's Divining Top
Sideboard:
1 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Ethersworn Canonist
4 Firebolt
1 Koth of the Hammer
1 Manic Vandal
1 Ratchet Bomb
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Rest in Peace
1 Thorn of Amethyst
2 Tormod's Crypt
1 Trinisphere[/deck]

User avatar
GoblinWarchief
Regular Member
Posts: 377
(View: All /In topic)
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:31 pm
Location: Italy
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 19 times

Post #15 by GoblinWarchief » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:30 pm

My answer comes a bit late (like 6 months) , but yes i play the R/W version and after top 8'ing some events in my area i have to say it is strictly more competitive than mono red one. This is the consensus also in the painter thread on the source : the mono-red version is recommended only if your metagame is full of greedy mana bases that just die to blood moon, while the white splash offers answers against nearly every deck plus the ability to consistently tutor up your grindstone.
It is more difficult to play though for several reasons, among them the fact that turn 1 blood moon is no more an auto-slam because then you might not be able to cast your white spells, and the bigger decision tree that enlightened tutor offers (do i just tutor grinstone and go for the fast win? or do i tutor a moon/bridge/rest in peace/random silver bullet and play a controllish game?). The key is a deep knowledge of the legacy metagame so that
you can recognize what your opponent is playing since the very first turns and play accordingly.

Unfortunately, in the last months the price of imperial recruiters has skyrocketed again. They are the only missing cards for me, it is not a big problem because in the area where i live legacy tournaments usually allow some number of proxies, but i would really like to own the entire deck.


Return to “Underground Sea (Legacy)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ahrefs [Bot] and 2 guests