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E-League Deck Clinic

by Hero- July 22 2001

Brian Boyle (Keyboyle on IRC) writes,

Here is my idea for a current T2 deck. It is basically a green-white blastogeddon deck, but since geddon is gone, adjustments had to be made. I need some help on the sideboard also.


4 Birds of Paradise
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Kavu Titans
4 Noble Panthers
4 Fleetfoot Panthers
4 Blastoderms
3 Global Ruins
4 Might of Oaks
4 Parallax Waves
3 Disenchants
4 Brushlands
4 City of Brass
2 Dust Bowls
6 Forests
6 Plains
4 Hurricane
1 Disenchant
2 Wax/Wane
4 Lashknife Barriers
4 Order/Chaos

Oddly enough, I used to play a deck similar to this back in pre-Apocalypse/pre-7th Edition T2. When 7th rotated in, I tried to make a deck like this, and came kind of close to doing it. But I got bored with it and went on to other decks. The lack of big green fatties in your deck upsets me. There should be more fatties than just Blastoderm. Wax/Wane should be in maindeck so that you have a better chance vs Fires decks. 22 lands seems weak, even though you have Birds/Elves. You ARE playing a psuedo-Geddon deck, so you gotta pack at least 24 land.

Blast-O-Ruin (revised by Hero-)

4 Birds of Paradise
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Spectral Lynx
4 Noble Panther
3 Necravolver
4 Blastoderm
2 Spiritmonger
3 Global Ruin
4 Parallax Wave
4 Wax/Wane
2 City of Brass
2 Dust Bowl
2 Caves of Koilos
2 Llanowar Wastes
4 Brushland
5 Plains
7 Forest
4 Disenchant
3 Kavu Chameleon
3 Aura Mutation
3 Tsabo's Decree
2 Circle of Protection: Red

Okay, well, I was talking to myself about the deck, and I thought it would be fun to add Spectral Lynx in the mix, since it's pretty good vs Fires. Then I had to add some black to regenerate it. Then, I said to myself, "Hey, let's just splash black for some sick ideas." So I did. Hence, the Spiritmonger and the Necravolver. The sideboard was also reworked for the metagame. Hurricane and Order/Chaos seemed weak, since the number of Skies decks is kinda low, and you only really use Order in the Order/Chaos split card. Lashknife Barriers were also dropped. You shouldn't be too afraid of Simoons. 4 of them is costly anyways. Now onto the card analysis.

Card-by-Card Analysis
Birds of Paradise - Mana birds are good.
Llanowar Elves - Also a good mana creature.
Spectral Lynx - Hello River Boa! Block Blastoderm and don't even have to regenerate!
Noble Panther - Great G/W creature, also good vs Chimeric Idols and such.
Necravolver - "What were you thinking?" you might say. Well, It's a decent turn 4 drop and a better turn 6 drop. With the more mana, this lego creature gets bigger and better. It goes with the G/W, so why not?
Blastoderm - I love you, you sexy beast.
Spiritmonger - I just figured, why the hell not. It's a frickin' beatstick.
Global Ruin - Well, it isn't Armageddon, but it's a fairly decent replacement. Come back 'Geddon, we miss you!
Parallax Wave - Get out of my way, I got a Blastoderm and a Spiritmonger coming your way.
Wax/Wane - Great card either way. Destroy a Saproling Burst, or send your Birds in the fray for the last 2 points of damage.
And sideboard...
Disenchant - If you're having problems with artifacts, put this in.
Kavu Chameleon - Can't counter this. Hard to Wash Out and Hibernate as well.
Aura Mutation - EXTRA enchantment hate vs Saproling Bursts or even Phyrexian Arenas. My old G/W had 7 maindeck enchantment removal spells.
Tsabo's Decree - Rebels, fishes, whatever. Get out of my way.
Circle of Protection: Red - Well, lately I've seen a lot of sligh decks and ponza decks and mono-red decks in general. This seemed right to put in. Of course, this could be Story Circles if you want.

The splash of black gives the deck more sideboard ideas and a more fun type of deck to make your opponents go "Wha?" I like G/W, and I hope that I have improved this deck to your liking.

Keep topdecking!

Jimmy Mekaroun
Hero- on IRC