Experiment Kraj, the Blank Canvas - [s]15[/s] 35tix

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Post by 3drinks » 1 week ago

Sometimes people ask me why I don't play U, and I always make a joke about "when 3drinks plays U, nobody wins". Then I remembered I had this deck on MODO that I built for 15tix to shoot the crap with my younger step brother for a bit. I call it the ultimate blank canvas deck, because no two games are ever the same, aside from the win con, which typically is Simic Ascendancy or Hadena's Climb (if I wanted a voltron win). Sometimes you can loop with Trike, an untap effect, and Illusionist's Bracers but as you can see, this is a four card loop so better to go with the lattre two if you're trying to be efficient, yeah? Or, y'know, something entirely different because this deck doesn't aim for the ruthless efficiency of my typical Mardu flavoured decks as much as general mucking around.

Obviously there's lots of power changes I could make, but that's not the point of this. Obviously there's better commanders, but the giant purple ooze has become synonymous among those close to me, because of the engine I can turn this guy into. The obvious comparison would be Volrath, the Shapestealer right? But even then that's just not quite what I'm trying for here. Anyway, here's the deck, "sideboard" pieces are a small handful of cards I can slot in and out pending meta. And yes, my beloved Steel Sabotage still has a role here because ofc I'm gonna justify that card anywhere colour permitting. Cheap cost, hilarious result.

I'm really just posting this so I have a convienent place to hold and monitor this deck from these boards.

Kraj' Blank Canvas

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Deckstats: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/experiment-kraj-15tix/
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Post by 3drinks » 1 week ago

I knew there was a reason I wanted wickerbough elder. I talked myself out of it, prior to seeing devoted druid had unspiked it's price. Crazy how much that one card ties into a thousand other things.

I've even got most of those things, pili pala being the obvious odd man out. I really liked Gyre Sage in Goreclaw, and I'd use him here if he wasn't like 3 tix. Dont know why he's 3tix, he's not used anywhere iirc.

Do we still use Experiment One @Feyd_Ruin? Or isn't Molting Skin superior in most ways?
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Post by Feyd_Ruin » 1 week ago

I couldn't tell you much about what's popular (beyond looking at EDHREC, etc, like anyone could).

Experiment One and Molting Skin are nice in that they don't need open mana, but I honestly don't care for either as a protection source personally. If your meta is mass-destruction prevalent, then Skin might be needed, but I'm not generally a fan normally. To protect Kraj, I'd either want hexproof ( Barkhide Troll ) or offer regeneration-style protection in addition to other utility ( Yavimaya Hollow & Crab Umbra ). I'd definitely add Hollow regardless, since its only $0.04 tix.
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Post by 3drinks » 1 week ago

Yeah, hexproof over regen is a trend I noticed being more useful too. Idk how I didn't think to look for Hollow, probably because the paper card is like $40 lol. And, the phasing out of regen is happening for a reason anyway - both hexproof is better, and indestructible is like a constant "0: regenerate" shield on the creature.

I need more one drop dorks and cheap ramp to run smoother. Since I'm playing in multiplayer, I actually have the chance to use Survival and sol ring/mana crypt, so that should happen. Trop, wood elves, three visits/nature's lore. Geez, these are pricier than I'd like to buy in with, I need to draw the line somewhere.
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Post by 3drinks » 1 week ago

Welp, guess it's gonna be 35tix now.
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Post by 3drinks » 1 week ago

Welp, I've gone and assembled the full doomsday machine.

- Untap for 1, Tap to untap three lands (unlimited mana, and unlimited untaps).
- Draw my library (in groups of three, although enclave cryptologist works just as well here).
- Take unlimited turns with my untaps and Sage of Hours.

I...really don't like this direction, tbh. Kraj was supposed to be my blank canvas deck...now with this right in front of me..........sigh.
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Post by 3drinks » 6 days ago

It's wierd, but after assembling that screen grab in the prior post and so easily, I'm kinda just...over Kraj. I want to move on to something I haven't mastered yet. Like Grothama, or something. That's a much more interesting deck, but I really don't want to get into the spiral of buying into new decks everytime the Kraj effect happens.
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Post by 3drinks » 4 days ago

Most recent edit, when I slipped another 20tix into the pool.
Experiment Kraj - 35tix

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Deckstats: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/experiment-kraj-35tix/
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