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 Post subject: A Deck Somewhat Unlike Me- Sakashima the Imposter
AgePosted: 2008-Nov-25 2:33 am 

Joined: 2007-Aug-31 10:48 am
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Location: Portland, OR
Here's the deal. After I brought my Ixidor deck to the table a few times, it seemed that noone but me was very happy with it. Those who really liked the Ixidor segment felt that it was upstaged by the typical Blue control elements, while the person who really liked the Blue control elements hated Ixidor as a general and a number of the card choices made on his behalf. I have opted to split the decks into two- the fun, kind of janky, heavily themed Ixidor/metamorphosis deck, and the standard mono-blue creation. For the mono-Blue deck, I opted to use Sakashima, as it seemed like the least hateworthy but still viable general for the deck. Does this seem like a decent choice? Anyway, here's the deck. Criticism is very much appreciated- I want to make sure that I get this deck right.

General: Sakashima the Imposter

Creatures:
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
Mischievous Quanar
Empress Galina
Venser, Shaper Savant
Palinchron
Aeon Chronicler
Memnarch
Draining Whelk
Rootwater Diver
Trinket Mage
Brine Elemental
Voidmage Husher
Body Double
Vesuvan Shapeshifter
Duplicant
Darksteel Colossus
Willbender

Artifacts:
Nevinyrral's Disk
Vedalken Shackles
Sensei's Divining Top
Sol Ring
Mind Stone
Aether Spellbomb
Oblivion Stone
Relic of Progenitus
Wayfarer's Bauble
Scroll Rack

Other Spells:
Thought Reflection
Mystical Tutor
Fabricate
Control Magic
Propaganda
Treachery
Fathom Trawl
Desertion
Blatant Thievery
Hinder
Capsize
Dismiss
Opportunity
Force of Will
Exclude
Counterspell
Trickbind
Rhystic Study
Dissipate
Relearn
Arcane Denial
Forbid
Cryptic Command
Argivian Restoration
Foil
Bribery
Acquire
Tidings
Tezzeret the Seeker
Confiscate
Spelljack
Take Possession
Time Stretch

Non-mana Lands:
Maze of Ith

Land:
Tolaria
Tolaria West
Minamo, School at Water's Edge
Oboro, Palace in the Clouds
Winding Canyons
Dust Bowl
Soldevi Excavations
Remote Isle
Academy Ruins
Reliquary Tower
Lonely Sandbar
Seat of the Synod
Darksteel Citadel
24x Island
1x Snow-Covered Island

Help, as always, is very appreciated. Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Due to the banning of Tinker (grr...), I have been forced to run Arcane Denial instead. Does anyone like another card more/have other suggestions? Also, I've been thinking that I'd like to have a version of this ready for duels in case I ever come across an EDH tournament or something. Are there any suggestions on what cards should be cut/go in? Should I add a second color?

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Current Decks:
Kagemaro, First to Suffer (MBC)
Nemata, Grove Guardian-Math Major
The Wrath of Konda
Project Group Hug (Phelddagrif)
Sakashima the Imposter, My Own Worst Enemy
Ixidor's Metamorphosis
Adamaro, First to Desire (Land destruction)
Turbowall (Gwafa Hazid)
Snakes on a Plane (Seshiro the Annointed)
Balthor's Army of Darkness
Heartless Hidetsugu and His Army of Pingers


Last edited by Yodafan on 2009-Apr-09 8:23 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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AgePosted: 2009-Feb-06 12:04 am 
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Location: Portland, OR
Long live Ixidor!


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AgePosted: 2009-Feb-07 3:17 pm 
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Yeah, i liked Ixidor!!

Why people always hating on Ix??

You could run Negate instead of Arcy-D, or Brainstorm, or Telling Time, or Ponder, or Remand, or Remove Soul, or...well you get the picture...

How come you never come down and play at Lokis on Thursday??

End of Line

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AgePosted: 2009-Feb-07 3:23 pm 

Joined: 2007-Aug-31 10:48 am
Age: Drake
Location: Portland, OR
Rhapsody wrote:
Yeah, i liked Ixidor!!

Why people always hating on Ix??


The new version of Ixidor is very popular, actually. It's much more casual, and aside from some complaints about Memnarch (who I will maintain is very, very on-theme, and gives the deck some much-needed power), people enjoy its presence.

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You could run Negate instead of Arcy-D, or Brainstorm, or Telling Time, or Ponder, or Remand, or Remove Soul, or...well you get the picture...


I'm currently running Exclude, actually, as I like the card advantage, but I need to update the decklist anyway. I took out most of the Time Warp effects, as this deck sucks at using extra turns efficiently.

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How come you never come down and play at Lokis on Thursday??

End of Line


I've been out of town for the past month, and now I have class on Thursday from 6 to 7:30. I'll probably start coming up again for that 1.5 hour break where I can play, though.

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Current Decks:
Kagemaro, First to Suffer (MBC)
Nemata, Grove Guardian-Math Major
The Wrath of Konda
Project Group Hug (Phelddagrif)
Sakashima the Imposter, My Own Worst Enemy
Ixidor's Metamorphosis
Adamaro, First to Desire (Land destruction)
Turbowall (Gwafa Hazid)
Snakes on a Plane (Seshiro the Annointed)
Balthor's Army of Darkness
Heartless Hidetsugu and His Army of Pingers


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