R/G Ponza

Beyond Dominia: Casual and Beginner's Advice Mill: R/G Ponza

By Katie on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 05:19 pm:

Alright, I've been thinking about this deck for a while now and I've seen decks similar to this one posted and I'm wondering how this build is. I should note that while this is a casual deck, I play a lot of powerless t1 decks, like Keeper and parfait.

4 Stone Rain
4 Pillage
4 Avalanche Riders
1 Bloodmoon

4 Lightning Bolt
4 Incinerate
1 Earthquake

4 Land Grant
2 Gaea's Blessing
2 Sylvan Library
1 Regrowth
1 Holistic Wisdom
1 Oath of Druids

4 Mishra's Factory
4 Wasteland
1 Strip Mine
4 Taiga
4 Karplusan Forest
3 Mountain
4 Sandstone Needle

1 Sol Ring
2 Cursed Scroll

How's that? I'm not the biggest fan of cursed scroll in the deck, but I can'tr think of a better card to replace it with right now... suggestions would be most helpful

By Katie on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 08:46 pm:

Oh I almost forgot, I'd like to fit in 2 Miners and a monkey, wo what should I remove for them? (Yes, like I said, though this is a casual deck, I do play in games where there are moxes and other 0 casting cost stuff)... then again, do I want to add them, because as is now, the oath = free land destruction from the riders... also, I need to include at least 2 forests because if I play the bloodmoon I won't have any green.

By Jeff (Jeff) on Friday, April 05, 2002 - 05:16 pm:

so Kate I think that yur mana base as is is a little shaky... I'd play test with it a bit and see what you could do, though mana hasn't always been my strong point and I don't really know what to ell you to do about it

By Rebel428 on Friday, April 05, 2002 - 05:52 pm:

I'm not a big fan of Sandstone Needle, since they come into play tapped and don't stick around for mid-late game. I'd cut them for some more Mountains.

Also, you're a bit light on win conditions. There is no way you are gonna keep lands off the table for very long with only twelve LD spells + strips. You might want to go with a more aggressive strategy, playing a big threat like Blastoderm or Ernham Djinn and winning with it while disrupting their mana.

The mana base should be fine with the Land Grants.

By Thundermutt on Saturday, April 06, 2002 - 09:26 pm:

If your not sold on Scroll, Nev. Disk would fill the slot nicely as a reset button. I think Oath is an unnecessary risk, but if you insist, Flame Tongue Kavu would be a good choice (creature removal\ beat stick). Kird Apes seem a natural to this deck as well. If you are seeing a lot of blue, why not River Boa's? Mana base is good, but Needle isn't doing anything for you, especially againt blue who can Misdirect that second turn land destruction, or Force it. If you are going to run Blood Moon, how are you going to get green mana after it hits? Or are you just hoping to play all your green cards before you drop it? Mirari seems more efficient in this deck then Holistic Wisdom, as you have no real card advantage, and Wisdom wants cards from your hand.

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