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05-23-2011, 02:17 PM
This is meant to be a more competitive deck for me, built with the following in mind:

1) Kill ramp decks dead.
2) Not die to token decks.
3) Be relatively resilient to decks with recursion.

So, here's my solution: Ertai, the Corrupted Stax.

General: Ertai, the Corrupted

Wurmcoil Engine
Sphinx of the Steel Wind
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre

Elspeth, Knight-Errant
Venser, the Sojourner
Jace Beleren
Tezzeret the Seeker
Liliana Vess

Consecrated Sphinx
Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
Sensei's Divining Top
Phyrexian Arena
Fact or Fiction
Recurring Insight

Enlightened Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Demonic Tutor

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Angel of Despair
Sheoldred, Whispering One
Oblivion Stone
Contagion Engine

Desolation Angel
Mishra's Helix

Phyrexian Metamorph
Mind Twist
Mind Shatter
Crucible of Worlds
Sculpting Steel
Storage Matrix
Tangle Wire
Debtor's Knell

Mana Drain
Cryptic Command

Myr Battlesphere
Thopter Foundry
Sword of the Meek
Decree of Justice

Solemn Simulacrum
Everflowing Chalice
Mana Crypt
Mox Diamond
Expedition Map
Mana Vault
Sol Ring
Azorius Signet
Dimir Signet
Orzhov Signet
Talisman of Progress
Talisman of Dominance
Coalition Relic
Darksteel Ingot
Gilded Lotus
Dreamstone Hedron

2 Plains
2 Island
2 Swamp
3 Duals
3 Shocklands
Flooded Strand
Flood Plain
Polluted Delta
Bad River
Marsh Flats
Azorius Chancery
Dimir Aqueduct
Orzhov Basilica
Calciform Pools
Dreadship Reef
Celestial Colonade
Creeping Tar Pit
Arcane Sanctum
Kjeldoran Outpost
Minamo, School at Water's Edge
Tolaria West
Bojuka Bog
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Academy Ruins
Ancient Tomb
Dust Bowl
Strip Mine
Volrath's Stronghold

I do not have (as in, I do not own): Ravages of War, Imperial Seal, planeswalker Karn, or Grim Tutor.

Basically, this deck just accelerates into bombs and then Armageddons or otherwise locks down the board. Ertai stops the worst spells from resolving.

06-06-2011, 10:38 AM
I play Zur too, and IMO you should think about running more token generators. I dislike mobilization, seems a little slow. I play Grave Titan as well and where is SKULL CLAMP! I also play lots of l33t creatures like Mulldrifter, Shriekmaw, Venser Shaper Savant etc that sac to Ertai once they've done they're duty. I also play Mishra's factory, Mutavault and inkmoth nexus because they feed ertai and are a great lock with Crucible. Cheers!