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 Post subject: U/w leveller deck
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:59 pm 
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I'm keen to make up a few social decks, and after rise of eldrazi has come out, it bought with it a few little fun rules. So I've decided to have a crack at a leveller deck. I settled on blue and white cos blue has some useful levellers and useful spells, while white can bring the hurt, mainly with student of warfare.

Here's my take.

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4 student of warfare
4 Hebron field purists
4 enclave cryptologist
3 knight of cliffhaven
2 lighthouse chronologists
2 transcendent master
4 venerated teacher

spells
3 unsummon
2 ponder
2 deprive
2 unified will
2 Jace the mind sculptor
3 time of heroes

land
2 glacial fortress
4 sejiri refuge
2 tectonic edge
4 halimer depths
1 arid Mesa
1 scalding tarn
6 plains
4 islands

a few of the cards have proved quite descent, and student of warfare is a great stall. The aim of the deck is to reuse venerated teacher to level up 3 or 4 quick levellers, hopefully levelling one of the bigger ones up. Any ideas for improvements is appreciated. The deck is very suceptable to sweepers, hence the splash of counterspells.

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 Post subject: Re: U/w leveller deck
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 3:58 pm 
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Training grounds? Makes some of the levellers easier to level up

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 Post subject: Re: U/w leveller deck
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 4:52 pm 
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Yer training grounds was considered. I think it has better uses than levellers tho. As I said I plan on just teschering levels, not really paying for it. And as it is it helps a few levellers but not all. What would u drop for it anyway?

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 Post subject: Re: U/w leveller deck
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 4:58 pm 
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Umm...I don't actually know lol
Maybe just keep it as is :P

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 Post subject: Re: U/w leveller deck
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 5:45 pm 
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Counterspells in this deck are difficult as you're constantly going to be tapping out to make use of leveling abilities. Same with Unified Will. I doubt you'll out-creature anyone because you're either going to be casting creatures or leveling them.

Instead of Unsummon, I'd go with Into the Roil. It can hit anything, plus late game it gives you a card back.

Field Purists? Ew.

I'm not sure you even need to take blue in this deck- you can go pure white and make it work.

1CC - 4 Student of Warfare, 4 Steppe Lynx
2CC - 4 Ikarai Outrider, 4 Knight of Cliffhaven
3CC - 4 Transcendant Master
4CC - 2 Kabai Vindicator

Then mix in, Path to Exile, 4 Enchantment that pumps your levelers/+1\+1 to all white creatures, the spell that gives protection to everything for W, maybe a reset button or two, plus some Oblivion Rings. I'd also consider taking the 2W 2/2 Whiplash guy that taps a creature. It's virtually removal and it makes your opponent waste spells.

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 Post subject: Re: U/w leveller deck
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 6:20 pm 
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I think blue was mainly for Venerated Teacher, to level up creatues quicker :P
And unsummon to bounce the Venerated Teacher to cast it again

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 Post subject: Re: U/w leveller deck
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 6:45 pm 
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And unsummon to bounce the Venerated Teacher to cast it again
If that is the reason, then Aether Tradewinds might be a better option. It's more expensive, but it also sends an opponents permanent to their hand as well. It's quite useful in my ally deck, so it should do well here.

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 Post subject: Re: U/w leveller deck
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:29 pm 
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yer u kinda missed the point of the deck. I don't intend to pay to level up many guys, especially the big ones.
And the deck is incredibly suceptable to sweepers and some creature removal, hence a bit of counter left up. Might throw in aether tradewinds but I like the cheap mana power of unsummon. Means can cast turn 1 student then student and enclave, then turn 3 teacher followed by unsummon for turn 4 teacher again. Tho tradewinds is good later. I might take 2 of each.
Unfortunately levellers just don't seem to match allies.

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 Post subject: Re: U/w leveller deck
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:35 pm 
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And unsummon to bounce the Venerated Teacher to cast it again
If that is the reason, then Aether Tradewinds might be a better option. It's more expensive, but it also sends an opponents permanent to their hand as well. It's quite useful in my ally deck, so it should do well here.
There is also Into the Roil. It's cheaper than tradewinds with the option for draw a card on a kick. Being able to bounce an opponents card back with tradewinds might make it win out though...

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 Post subject: Re: U/w leveller deck
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:42 pm 
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Using a 2/2 to combo = lose.

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