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    [DECK] WG Maverick

    Im thinking about sleeving this deck up. The goal is to play similar to the UW tempo list but subtract blue because the blue creatures are subpar and add in green because the creatures are stronger. Now with combo slower, we can focus on a deck that beats the crap out of aggro decks.

    Card Choices:
    Noble- Awesome mana dork+ exalted. There is never really a time that I don't like seeing her
    Mom- Protects your stuff very well
    Wayfarer- Finds lands very nicely, works great at thinning the deck
    Tarmogoyf- Beater, I cut it down to three because I like seeing him, but not billions of him
    Pridemage- Great at taking out art/enchantments. Works very well understandstill
    Scryb- Merfolk hates him and works very well with all the activated abilities of creatures we control (double protection, double knights taps, double wayfarer) along with a counter to wasteland
    Stoneforge- because finding the right equipment is always good
    Knight- The finisher of the deck
    Eternal- Great at brining dead stuff back

    StP- Dah
    Vail- Dah
    3 Equips- Dah
    2 Library- Need card advantage somehow. The potential life loss is negated by the life gain of the equipments provide.

    Treetop- Sometimes its helpful to be able to grab it and beat with it. One of my favorite expressions is "ape ****" so i have to include it.
    horizon canopy- great interaction with wayfarer. Not a fan of the lifeloss, but ill get over it
    Gaea's- Very useful sometimes

    Onto the sideboard-
    Tutor Package is always very, very handy.
    Teeg's are obviously for control decks.

    4 Noble Hierarch
    4 Mother of Runes
    3 Weathered Wayfarer
    3 Tarmogoyf
    4 Qasali Pridemage
    2 Scryb Ranger
    2 Stoneforge Mystic
    3 Knight of the Reliquary
    2 Eternal Witness

    4 Swords to Plowshares
    2 Sylvan Library
    4 Aether Vial
    1 Sword of Fire and Ice
    1 Sword of Light and Shadow
    1 Umezawa's Jitte

    4 Windswept Heath
    4 Savannah
    4 Horizon Canopy
    4 Wasteland
    1 Forest
    1 Plains
    1 Gaea's Cradle
    1 Treetop Village

    Sideboard
    3 Gaddock Teeg
    2 Krosan Grip
    3 Enlightened Tutor
    1 ghostly prison
    1 runed halo
    1 Choke
    2 Relic of Progentious
    1 Tormod's Crypt
    1 Ethersworn Canonist
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    Re: [DECK] WG Maverick

    Now I'm testing tihs deck after playing New Horizons and UW Tempo several months.

    I have cut Scryb Ranger and Eternal Witness for some maindeck Path to Exile that would be answer to Grim Lavamancer. I feel 4*Swords aren't enough against Zoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain View Post
    Now I'm testing tihs deck after playing New Horizons and UW Tempo several months.

    I have cut Scryb Ranger and Eternal Witness for some maindeck Path to Exile that would be answer to Grim Lavamancer. I feel 4*Swords aren't enough against Zoo.
    i feel that scryb ranger is awesome vs anything non-zoo. The ability to double tap a creature is huge. Also, protection from blue is relivent with merfolk.

    If you want a sideboard hoser for zoo look no further then perimeter captain. He was awesome with vail in my UW merfolk deck i was playing. Once you get two in play stuff just hits the fan. I am trying to make him fit in the sideboard somewhere. (I just copied the sideboard from somewhere and didnt really think of my own)
    Last edited by Svenanole; 07-08-2010 at 12:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svenanole View Post
    Im thinking about sleeving this deck up. The goal is to play similar to the UW tempo list but subtract blue because the blue creatures are subpar and add in green because the creatures are stronger. Now with combo slower, we can focus on a deck that beats the crap out of aggro decks.

    Card Choices:
    Noble- Awesome mana dork+ exalted. There is never really a time that I don't like seeing her
    Mom- Protects your stuff very well
    Wayfarer- Finds lands very nicely, works great at thinning the deck
    Tarmogoyf- Beater, I cut it down to three because I like seeing him, but not billions of him
    Pridemage- Great at taking out art/enchantments. Works very well understandstill
    Scryb- Merfolk hates him and works very well with all the activated abilities of creatures we control (double protection, double knights taps, double wayfarer) along with a counter to wasteland
    Stoneforge- because finding the right equipment is always good
    Knight- The finisher of the deck
    Eternal- Great at brining dead stuff back
    I prefer for the moment Birds of paradise because they fly and can carry a SOfi or Solas and make the trigers to triger. I thin this point is very important. I played this deck making three top8 and I don't need the use of tarmogoyf, it does nothing. Reliquary is the key I don't see this deck playing less than 4. Versus decks that rely on bolts and Fire and ice is really huge for them. Shackels normally can cath up becouse its size. I like the mom but I don't like opening with mom. I'd prefer to open with Wayfarer or vial is much harder to play arount him. Finding stone forge to get an equip is really important vs goblins and merfolks. I like minimum 3 Stoneforge mystics.

    I don't understant why you cutted the karakas, it really helps with reanimator, the new emrakuls decks ( it's a thread that can't take out), vs merfolks and its kiras is a way to take them out.

    In the side I don't really like 3 tutor because when you take out something and you enter tutor you are loosing a draw step. I found that I only really want to loose a drawstep with some decks like reanimator, combo, enchantresss o tombs.decks. For this reason I cutted out ghostly prision. Merfolks is normally a very good much up. We have lots of bombs to them. Vs goblins they'll play kgrip ( at 2n and 3d games) to rip out jitte and Sofi that breaks them out quickly. Vs tribal decks the really way to not loose is making pressure while throwing more threads to the table.

    The list I'm running meanwhile is: http://www.deckcheck.net/deck.php?id=36741
    4 Birds of Paradise
    2 Eternal Witness
    4 Knight of the Reliquary
    3 Mother of Runes
    4 Qasali Pridemage
    2 Scryb Ranger
    4 Stoneforge Mystic
    3 Weathered Wayfarer
    instant [4]
    4 Swords to Plowshares
    enchantment [2]
    2 Sylvan Library
    artifact [7]
    4 Aether Vial
    1 Sword of Fire and Ice
    1 Sword of Light and Shadow
    1 Umezawa's Jitte
    land [21]
    1 Forest
    1 Gaea's Cradle
    4 Horizon Canopy
    1 Karakas
    1 Plains
    4 Savannah
    1 Treetop Village
    4 Wasteland
    4 Windswept Heath
    60 cards

    Sideboard:

    1 Ethersworn Canonist
    3 Gaddock Teeg
    2 Enlightened Tutor
    2 Krosan Grip
    3 Mindbreak Trap
    1 Aura of Silence
    1 Ground Seal
    1 Wheel of Sun and Moon
    1 Tormod's Crypt

    I don't know why there ara traps 'cause I think I take them out but with comb out I'd take them out.

    My sideboard right now is :

    1 Ethersworn Canonist ( is still help full vs enchant decks or elfs combo, and only is one slot)
    3 Gaddock Teeg ( enchant, stax, combo, control decks, no more to tell..)
    2 Enlightened Tutor
    2 Krosan Grip
    1 Aura of Silence ( this is a thread and a response at the same time, I'm thinking to play 2 because lots of decks relly on enchant artifacts)
    1 Ground Seal (loam decks would hate this)
    1 Wheel of Sun and Moon ( oopss ! more to loam decks and dredge)
    1 Tormod's Crypt ( graveyard hate divided is good )
    1 choke ( blue decks, no merfolks)
    1 lighning grabes ( vs control matchups with lot of removal and vs lands and his maze of ith)
    1 card that I'm trying to find what to use.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rain;
    Now I'm testing tihs deck after playing New Horizons and UW Tempo several months.
    I have cut Scryb Ranger and Eternal Witness for some maindeck Path to Exile that would be answer to Grim Lavamancer. I feel 4*Swords aren't enough against Zoo.
    The really problem is grim yes but I don't see cutting scry for more paht. You can play around his grim lavamancer. We hace lots of things like cuting red, throwing the stp or going for jitte and killing them.

    Well, I'd like to disscuss so comments are welcome ;)

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    Re: [DECK] WG Maverick

    thanks for the help-

    1- Birds makes sense now
    2- Your right about goyf, doesnt really do much except beat face but most decks have ways to deal with him
    3- I dont really like wayfairer that much, but i think its because im playing him wrong
    4- Perimeter captain is a god vs aggro (to hard to remove)
    5- path is terrible synergy with wasteland
    6- your right about prison, its to easy of a target sideboard with running artifact hate
    7- What about Pithing Needle in the sideboard?
    8- Why no relics?
    9- Aura of silence makes sense
    10- Your right about Karakus, forgot about kira
    11- I am thinking about running the Natural Order package right now. This deck need a true finisher and i think that gives it to us, the only concern is getting it back into the deck after its drawn.

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    Re: [DECK] WG Maverick

    lol 3 goyf.

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    Re: [DECK] WG Maverick

    This decklist is an almost exact copy of the lists from GW survival decks, but using Sylvan Library instead of survival of the fittest, and losing the Iona + Loyal Retainers combo.

    My lists uses 4x Mox Diamond and 3x Tithe, but I have to try Wayfarer instead of Tithe to see which one works better.
    Please stop talking about whether Force of Will is broken or not. It obviously is, and rather than "the glue that holds vintage together" it would be better to call it "the rug under which you hide the filth until there's so much that you can no longer conceal it".

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    They could see the same because they share the same creatures but this deck is based on UW Tempo but with green instead of blue. The deck creator told me.

    Sylvan library it's not the same as survival of the fittest they work the same way through gaining card advantage but they do it in a diferent way.

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    I see both decks sharing the creatures and the overall strategy, but GW Survival uses a far more powerful draw engine that also allows running the powerful Iona lock with negligible cost. This one instead plays Sylvan, which reports no advantage whatsoever to the strategy. A pure downer.

    I see no reason in playing this deck over the other, besides the fact that is based on UW Tempo.
    Please stop talking about whether Force of Will is broken or not. It obviously is, and rather than "the glue that holds vintage together" it would be better to call it "the rug under which you hide the filth until there's so much that you can no longer conceal it".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJones View Post
    I see no reason in playing this deck over the other.
    Have you try it?? Serously I don't see they are the same deck I only see they share WG. We have some ways to deal with iona, karakas is the first one, and some others.

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    Look at deckcheck for GW survival lists. I'm not saying this decklist cannot deal with Iona (obviously both decks can), but that the deck with Survival can play Iona with their "card advantage" choice. All I need to convert one deck into other is swap Library for Survival, one ranger for Iona, and one eternal witness for Loyal Retainers, which is why in my eyes this is the same deck, but worse.

    Arguing that these decks are different is the same vintage bullshit of swapping two cards and calling it a different archtype. At most, this decklist is a "Survival-less GW Survival", a subclass of the archtype that has no advantages over it and a lot of added weaknesses. I cannot see a single matchup in which this deck would be preferable to Survival.
    Please stop talking about whether Force of Will is broken or not. It obviously is, and rather than "the glue that holds vintage together" it would be better to call it "the rug under which you hide the filth until there's so much that you can no longer conceal it".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJones View Post
    Look at deckcheck for GW survival lists. I'm not saying this decklist cannot deal with Iona (obviously both decks can), but that the deck with Survival can play Iona with their "card advantage" choice. All I need to convert one deck into other is swap Library for Survival, one ranger for Iona, and one eternal witness for Loyal Retainers, which is why in my eyes this is the same deck, but worse.

    Arguing that these decks are different is the same vintage bullshit of swapping two cards and calling it a different archtype. At most, this decklist is a "Survival-less GW Survival", a subclass of the archtype that has no advantages over it and a lot of added weaknesses. I cannot see a single matchup in which this deck would be preferable to Survival.
    The difference is that if you get your Survival countered your deck is just a pile of creatures. A bad GW aggro deck.

    This deck has all kinds of sinergies added with the power of great mana disruption. Also, the deck has card advantage in the form of Weathered Wayfarer. It practicaly reads W, tap: Draw a card.

    Vial also is something to notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alderon666 View Post
    The difference is that if you get your Survival countered your deck is just a pile of creatures. A bad GW aggro deck.

    This deck has all kinds of sinergies added with the power of great mana disruption. Also, the deck has card advantage in the form of Weathered Wayfarer. It practicaly reads W, tap: Draw a card.

    Vial also is something to notice.
    Sometimes true of previous Survival incarnations, what with Squee, Genesis, Harmonic Slivers, etc. A bunch of situational tech can be bad without Survival to pitch junk to tutor up the tech for the given situation.

    But something like Tao's list seems like the best of both worlds: GW Maverick and GW Survival. It has the mana disruption package through Weathered Wayfarer, Knight of the Reliquary, and Wasteland. And it has the ability to just play the agro game of dropping Goyfs, Vengevines and Knights with Swords and MoR to push through damage. Then it has the "oops, resolved Survival = win" factor of exploding 16pts of hasted Vengevine damage. I think the Survival + Vengevine package is just superior to the Stoneforge + Gear package and the Iona + Retainers combo.

    Also /facepalm at the lists not running Tarmogoyf, sorry, but the card is auto include.

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    Quote Originally Posted by from Cairo View Post
    Then it has the "oops, resolved Survival = win" factor of exploding 16pts of hasted Vengevine damage. I think the Survival + Vengevine package is just superior to the Stoneforge + Gear package and the Iona + Retainers combo.

    Also /facepalm at the lists not running Tarmogoyf, sorry, but the card is auto include.
    All this deck is make round card advantge. Stoneforge mystic is card advantage and both swords are awsome. But I aggre that an alpha stryke with 4/3 haster's is awesome. Tonight I'm going to try Tao's List to take any feeling about the deck. So tomorrow I'm going to say something.

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    Also /facepalm at the lists not running Tarmogoyf, sorry, but the card is auto include


    sorry but the "big-bill-who-does-absolutly-nothing" is pretty bad on the deck.
    goyf is auto include in all A/C Ugx deck because it's big and cheap, right.

    on this particulary deck,all creatures has really good abilities,goyf doens't, the kill is KotR or random equiped creature.

    I really would play it but the deck runs 60 card. and i already included 22 lands for bojuka/maze and karakas,tool box lands is 1 of the big plan of the deck.

    goyf seems just better on decklist running N.O.

    about the SB:
    choke? simply awesome!!!!!

    my decklist winning a 60 players tournament this sunday in France

    1 [HOP] Forest (2)
    4 [REW] Wasteland
    1 [US] Gaea's Cradle
    4 [FUT] Horizon Canopy
    1 [ON] Plains (2)
    4 [A] Savannah
    1 [10E] Treetop Village
    4 [ON] Windswept Heath
    1 [DK] Maze of Ith
    1 [WWK] Bojuka Bog

    // Creatures
    4 [WWK] Stoneforge Mystic
    3 [9E] Weathered Wayfarer
    4 [8E] Birds of Paradise
    2 [FD] Eternal Witness
    4 [CFX] Knight of the Reliquary
    3 [UL] Mother of Runes
    4 [ARB] Qasali Pridemage
    2 [TSP] Scryb Ranger

    // Spells
    4 [DS] AEther Vial
    1 [DS] Sword of Fire and Ice
    1 [DS] Sword of Light and Shadow
    4 [A] Swords to Plowshares
    2 [BOK] Umezawa's Jitte

    // Sideboard
    SB: 3 [LRW] Gaddock Teeg
    SB: 4 [HOP] Relic of Progenitus
    SB: 2 [ZEN] Ravenous Trap
    SB: 2 [TSP] Krosan Grip
    SB: 3 [8E] Choke
    1 bojuka bog

    several ichorid and reanimate on my metagame so I used this SB instead of the enlighted tool box, because loosing a turn against those deck , is often loosing the game

    pairing
    1/2 against zoo
    2/0 supreme blue
    2/0 mono G stax/N.O.
    2/0 supreme blue
    2/1 goblins
    ID
    2/0 thopter combo
    2/1 supreme blue
    2/1 supreme blue

    I think there is a mtach between noble and bird. I trusted the list founded on deck check and runned the birds,but i'm not sure flying is better than exalt (equipment already gives evasion)
    I didn't play library, because I'm never able to pay life against aggro deck (so it's expensive SDT on this MU), and not able to loose one turn of aggro against control(and my SB was insane against control)

    but I'm still considering it and looking to switch 1 jitte for 1 library.(then play it only as a very late game card,but in late game the deck already offers a huge tricks advantage,using mana for equip,sak/bounce lands to feed KotR or trigger the wayfarer)

    the Jace/deed control deck looks unwinable without needle, so I'll probably run a little tool box. but for sure choke make the game against CB top and could be played with hand easily when CB/top is on board ,elighted can't........


    take care!

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    I would cosider running 1 Sejiri Steppe in maindeck.

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    yeah sejiri is really good, but actually the deck already runs 20 lands+ 4 birds:/
    I added 2 utilitaries as bojuka and maze, then I would play karakas on SB ,so sejiri will be hard to include.


    but maybe the deck can be build like a wayfarer/KotR control, with a huge aggro plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kremenchugskiy View Post
    I would cosider running 1 Sejiri Steppe in maindeck.
    I've played this land is really awsome because nobody exceptits but when you have it on your opening hand sucks a little unles have more lands to play around.

    Maverick ( the creator of the deck ) use to play Rishadan port but in some changes take it out. This last week when we were talking he told me that use to play that land. I've been testing it and I must say is really good vs lots of match ups. Many players run only one forest so yo can tap it every turn making they don't cast more tarmos.

    I've been considering the use of maze of ith main deck. How it works la loutre ?? Didn't you miss the sylvan library??

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    Re: [DECK] WG Maverick

    I have never found library to be that good. When ever i play it I really want it to be an Elspeth.

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    Re: [DECK] WG Maverick

    This deck is quite interesting and I found it surprisingly difficult to play, but that makes it very flexible. My observations on the deck so far: I don't like Scryb Ranger and Sylvan Library in this deck as others have expressed here as well. Furthermore, I don't like Jitte, I find myself always looking for the Swords.

    In any case if we cut those that leaves us with 5 additional slots; I really miss a copy of Maze of Ith and a Bojuka Bog. The remaining 3 copies can be Tarmogoyf, but without testing them I don't think it's what the deck really wants. We could play Tarmogoyfs here and while that is a very powerful card I'm not sure it really helps in situations where we are behind. Instead, I think the 4th Weathered Wayfarer could help the deck a lot. I'm not really sure what to do with the last 2 slots yet.

    Also the Birds of Paradise is definately the better pick here, there have been a lot of games I won on the back of an equipped Birds of Paradise. I was hesitant at first and figured Hierarch had to be better but now I can guarantee you it isn't.

    What do you guys think about my observations?
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