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(nameless one)
08-24-2011, 10:34 AM
What is the best splash for a 12-post deck? So far I've seen blue and green but what are the pros and cons of each?

Also on the green splash, why isn't Magus of the Candelabra used?

08-24-2011, 11:41 AM
I use Magus. I played only the green version personally. From what I can tell, the green version usually wins aggro and control. The mirror is probably also in favor of G, because Primeval Titan is too good and playing virtually 12 of them (with GSZ and Summoning Trap) is really cheated. Magus and Beast Within win the mirror too, enabling to take advantage of cloudposts one turn earlier, and to generate a ridiculous amount of mana the turn after. The only game breaking spell the U version might play in the mirror is Bribery, but it's only after SB and not absolutely game breaking finally. The U version is probably as good as the green versus control and better versus combo (still not really good if you ask me) but much weaker against aggro.

08-24-2011, 12:47 PM
I run G/W. The white splash gives me some juicy stuff post board, as Suppression Field is a must answer for both Splinter Twin and Persist. Angel's Grace is an excellent answer to Hive Mind, although you could also run Ethersworn Canonist to shut off their rituals and slow down their combo. Finally, Ghostly Prison is a good card against aggro, buying you a little time to ramp mana.

I run a Titanless build, but even then, green gives you the best tools, I think. As Maveric mentions, Beast Within is amazing and Ancient Stirrings is the best draw spell available for this deck (as a 1 mana, 5 card Impulse).

08-25-2011, 03:29 PM
I'm having problems being able to beat both aggro and control. It seems like either Ancient Stirrings or expedition map to find Cloudpost is necessary for consistency.

Maveric - I would love to see your list with GSZ/Summoning trap.

Feedback is appreciated.

4 Gifts
4 ancient Stirrings
1 Loam

4 remand
3 Condensend
3 Repeal

4 PTitan
1 Slaver
1 STitan

2 EE
1 OStone?
1 All is dust?

4 Wall of Roots
2/3 Signet
24/25 land

08-25-2011, 04:11 PM
There are 2 (imo serious and tested) threads about 12-post on the board:

Green Titan-12-post (stronger in Mirror and versus Combo) and mono-brown Steel Stompy 12-Post (crushes all aggro-decks)

All details and cardchoices are there well explained and if you read them you'll realize why your Slow-rolling list with gifts and loam doesn't stand a chance against anything.

Shouldn't take long to find them so I have no idea why you throw your list in this thread instead of doing research on the board... btw. playing without early tutoring for posts is plain wrong

08-25-2011, 04:21 PM
Maveric - I would love to see your list with GSZ/Summoning trap.

At your service :