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Athreos Tiny Leader

Happy Friday MTG peeps,

There is yet another snow squall warning for our area here in Barrie Ontario with temperatures still rather mild at 14°F with about 4 inches of the delightful white crud falling.  Meteorological conditions will not deter us from heading over to our local gaming store OMG! Games to take part in Friday Night Magic.  

Anywhoos, on to topic, OMG! Games is holding its first ever Tiny Leaders Magic: the Gathering event on Saturday at around noon-thirty.  If you happen to be in the area (about and hour north of Toronto), then make plans to attend this fun / exciting alternate game format.  

On Monday here on MTG Realm, we yattered about a Bant (green / white / blue) decklist featuring Jenara, Asura of War as the Commander / Tiny Leader with a +1/+1 counter theme.  We took a few eMails from the readership and there were a few of you who wanted a take on a black & white Tiny Leader build.  There is only two choices - Teysa, Orzhov Scion which is best served with a token theme or Athreos, God of Passage, a more recent card (and still standard format legal).

Here's our first attempt using Athreos and no one specific theme - there's lifegain, weenie, and control.  Let's have a looky-loo !

Leader - Athreos, God of Passage

Signal Pest
Soul's Attendant
Soul Warden
Tidehollow Sculler
Skirsdag High Priest
Suture Pries
Blood Artist
Cartel Aristocrat
Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Royal Assasin
Undercity Informer
Stillmoon Cavalier
Mentor of the Meek
Vampire Nighthawk
Monastery Mentor

Bone Splinters
Brave the Elements
Altar's Reap
Zealous Persecution
Raise the Alarm
Intangible Virtue
Honor of the Pure
Spear of Heliod
Circle of Despair
Midnight Haunting
Spectral Procession (Edit - NOT legal)
Lingering Souls

Non-Basic Lands
Vault of the Archangel
Isolated Chapel
Tainted Field
Godless Shrine
Orzhov Bascilica
Orzhov Guildgate
Scoured Barrens
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

There are a good number of token producters, two anthem spells or other pump effects, some life gain and a buch of sac effects.  A little something for every taste and hopefully a list that is robust enough to put up a good fight against other lists. 

We already have a few different Tiny Leader lists and have not yet decided just yet which one to take to tomorow's tournament at OMG! Games.  Whichever one we do decide upon, we do know one thing for certain, we should expect fun.

Have a great weekend and Happy Brewing everyone ~

1 comment:

Marvel Sutantio said...

Nice build! For Athreos I always wanna use the most annoying creatures, creating a "doomed if you, doomed if you don't" situation.

Sin Collector, Tidehollow Sculler, Brain Maggot, Hypnotic Specter, Liliana's Specter, Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize to strip the opponent's hand. Add in Geralf's Messenger, Gravecrawler, Butcher Ghoul, and some other zombies, equipped with Specter's Shroud will result in an annoying discard oriented zombie deck :D