Happy Thursday MTG peeps,
We want to apologise for missing yesterday's daily post here at MTG Realm as we took an on-couch sabatical for the day. Hopefully, you've not lost total interest and have tottled off to one of those other Magic the Gathering websites - nah - that's OK with us - as long as you still come back, we forgive you. ;-)
Anywhoos - On to today's posty . . .
We have always had a thing for solid white builds for standard constructed, usually involving the core set Planeswalker of the day and whatever may have worked well those abilities. Case in point, here are some casual MTG builds we've constructed over the last year - Life Gain, Soul Sisters, and the latest, Suture Sisters. With the new core set pushing some of our fav cards out of standard constructed, we turned to the new white core 'Walker, Gideon Jura, which we had contemplated into some sort of tap 'n' destroy build.
The issue which we had was that it appeared to be a card or so short of becoming a stable build in that the format offered quite a few decent cards which tapped down an opponent's threat, other cards which took advantage of that tap, and just one (Gideon) which gave us the ability to destroy target tapped nuisance.
We did consider for a time attempting to get Royal Assasin into the mix but the double white and this double black just did not work for us. We were originally impressed with Royal Assasin at a Friday Night Magic event at our local games store, OMG! Games last year. We just traded several Assasins which another player when irronically, as luck would have it, we were matched up for a game. We got our buttocks handed to us, due mainly to the Assasin. After that evening, we had a renewed sense of appreciation for that card.
Fast forward to today, shortly after the release of the lastest set, Innistrad and those wonderful enemy dual lands. Isolated chapel will tap for both black and white mana, which may now make our dream of a casual black / white tap 'n' destroy deck possible.
Our challenge for you today, should you choose to participate is to provide your sage advice on card choices for this black and white build. The build MUST contain Gideon Jura, Gideon's Lawkeeper, Gideon's Avenger, and Royal Assasin. Where you go to after that is completely up to you - whether you decide to both Mirran and Phryexian Crusader (with swords?) into the mix or another tact altogether. Use MTG Url or just paste your ideas below in the comment thingy and be prepared to receive our appreciation (sorry, just appreciation, our prize vault is empty).
Our friends over at MTG Mint Card wants you to know that the latest Premium Deck Series: Graveborn is set to releases on November 18, 2011 (not very far away) and they should have singles available for pre-order from these up on the site just before the release.
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