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  • #810
    apesma12
    apesma12
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    PRIMER: MARDU HATEBEARS

    There aren’t many decks in Highlander which care about having a large percentage of creature cards. This build does however, featuring 26 main deck creatures to capitalize on cards like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Vryn Wingmare, Hallowed Spiritkeeper, Grenzo, Dungeon Warden, Sanctum Prelate, Sorin, and Monarch effects. I built this deck to hopefully have more game against combo than my other two Highlander decks, with equipment package and token generators to combat creature decks and control respectively. Early indications are that it is quite strong, but more testing and tinkering are required.

    – Gene Holland

    Creatures: (26)
    Isamaru, Hound of Konda
    Kytheon, Hero of Akros
    Goblin Guide
    Grim Lavamancer
    Deathrite Shaman
    Stoneforge Mystic*
    Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
    Dark Confidant
    Dire Fleet Daredevil
    Harsh Mentor
    Aven Mindcensor
    Recruiter of the Guard
    Thalia, Heretic Cathar
    Vryn Wingmare
    Ophiomancer
    Magus of the Moon
    Hallowed Spiritkeeper
    Sanctum Prelate
    Kambal, Consul of Allocation
    Sin Collector
    Palace Jailer
    Queen Marchesa
    Reveillark
    Shriekmaw
    Angel of Sanctions
    Grenzo, Dungeon Warden

    Spells: (5)
    Swords to Plowshares
    Fatal Push
    Lightning Bolt
    Lingering Souls
    Kolaghan’s Command

    Other Permanents: (8)
    Chrome Mox
    Mox Ruby***
    Skullclamp**
    Umezawa’s Jitte*
    Bitterblossom
    Blood Moon
    Sorin, Solemn Visitor
    Batterskull

    Lands: (21)
    Badlands
    Savannah
    Scrubland
    Plateau
    Sacred Foundry
    Godless Shrine
    Blood Crypt
    Scalding Tarn
    Arid Mesa
    Windswept Heath
    Marsh Flats
    Verdant Catacombs
    Flooded Strand
    Bloodstained Mire
    Polluted Delta
    Wooded Foothills
    Ancient Tomb
    Volrath’s Stronghold
    2x Plains
    Swamp

    Sideboard: (15)
    Containment Priest
    Ethersworn Canonist
    Eidolon of the Great Revel
    Duergar Hedge-Mage
    Faerie Macabre
    Lifebane Zombie
    Orzhov Pontiff
    Chained to the Rocks
    Steelshaper’s Gift
    Pyroblast
    Red Elemental Blast
    Thorn of Amethyst
    Zealous Persecution
    Fiery Confluence
    Unexpectedly Absent

    #837
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    Ebenezar21
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    My first Highlander deck was a terrible, terrible Goblins list. The issue that I faced as a newcomer to highlander and in fact all eternal formats is that I had little idea what some cards did, how some combos played out and how to interact with them. So using the Goblins list as my spring board I started to develop this list, my little highlander baby. It is RW but I think it might be useful to add to compare to this list. The deck is not perfect, but it wins a game or two here and there:

    1. Soldier of the Pantheon
    2. Linvala Keeper of Silence
    3. Thalia Guardian of Thraben
    4. Stoneforge Mystic*
    5. Leonin Arbiter
    6. Imperial Recruiter
    7. Spirit of the Labyrinth
    8. Vryn Wingmare
    9. Mother of Runes
    10. Figure of Destiny
    11. Eidolon of the Great Revel
    12. Magus of the Moon
    13. Recruiter of the Guard
    14. Dryad Militant
    15. Hero of Bladehold
    16. Harsh Mentor
    17. Iroas, God of Victory
    18. Mirran Crusader
    19. Thalia Heretic Cathar
    20. Aven Mindsensor
    21. Brimaz, king of Oreskos
    22. Goblin Rabblemaster

    Instants and Sorceries
    23. Path to Exile
    24. Fiery Confluence
    25. Chain lightning
    26. Council’s Judgement
    27. Swords to Plowshares
    28. Lightning Helix
    29. Lightning bolt
    30. Price of Progress
    31. Abrade

    Artifacts
    32. Aether Vial
    33. Sword of Fire and Ice
    34. Batterskull
    35. Umezawa’s Jitte*
    36. Skull Clamp**
    37. Mox Pearl ***

    Lands
    38. Arid Mesa
    39. Bloodstained mire
    40. Windswept heath
    41. Wooded foothills
    42. Slayer’s Stronghold
    43. Plateau
    44. Sacred Foundry
    45. Inspiring Vantage
    46. Basic Plains
    47. Basic Plains
    48. Basic Plains
    49. Basic Plains
    50. Basic Plains
    51. Basic Plains
    52. Basic Mountain
    53. Basic Mountain
    54. Basic Mountain
    55. Basic Mountain
    56. Flooded Strand
    57. Needle spires

    Enchantments
    58. Blood Moon
    59. Journey to nowhere
    60. Blood Sun

    Side Board
    61. Wear//Tear
    62. Containment Priest
    63. Grafdigger’s Cage
    64. Null rod
    65. Stony Silence
    66. Eidolon of Rhetoric
    67. Leyline of Sanctity
    68. Rest in peace
    69. Blessed Alliance
    70. Red elemental blast
    71. Pyroblast
    72. Phyrexian revoker
    73. Grand Abolisher
    74. True believer
    75. Seal of Cleansing

    -Caesar 25/01/18

    #838
    apesma12
    apesma12
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    Nice, you gain a bit from just RW. I like the look of Iroas and Blood Sun, and the low curve. I’d definitely run Palace Jailer in the 75 though.

    #1014
    apesma12
    apesma12
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    Thought I would share my progress and current list, after a 6-7-1 start over 4 events, I’m now 20-4-2 from my last 26 matches, having won my first event with the deck last FNM (and about to play a league final). I think the deck is very strong right now, with favourable Grixis and hard combo match-ups. Worst match-ups are creature-heavy decks, especially Big Red.

    Mardu Human Aggro

    Creatures: (28)

    Champion of the Parish
    Isamaru, Hound of Konda
    Kytheon, Hero of Akros
    Bloodsoaked Champion
    Grim Lavamancer
    Zurgo Bellstriker
    Deathrite Shaman

    Remorseful Cleric
    Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
    Thalia’s Lieutenant
    Dark Confidant
    Dire Fleet Daredevil
    Harsh Mentor
    Kari Zev, Skyship Raider

    Recruiter of the Guard
    Thalia, Heretic Cathar
    Alesha, Who Smiles at Death
    Magus of the Moon
    Hallowed Spiritkeeper
    Kambal, Consul of Allocation
    Sin Collector

    Palace Jailer
    Queen Marchesa
    Reveillark
    Shriekmaw
    Angel of Sanctions
    Mikaeus, the Lunarch
    Grenzo, Dungeon Warden

    Noncreature, nonland: (11)
    Chrome Mox
    Mox Amber
    Mox Pearl***
    Swords to Plowshares
    Lightning Bolt
    Bitterblossom
    Sword of Fire and Ice
    Lingering Souls
    Liliana, the Last Hope
    Kolaghan’s Command
    Sorin, Solemn Visitor

    Land: (21)
    Strip Mine**
    Wasteland*
    Karakas*
    Ancient Tomb
    Volrath’s Stronghold
    Cavern of Souls
    Scrubland
    Plateau
    Badlands
    Godless Shrine
    Sacred Foundry
    Bloodstained Mire
    Marsh Flats
    Arid Mesa
    Flooded Strand
    Windswept Heath
    Polluted Delta
    Verdant Catacombs
    Wooded Foothills
    Plains
    Swamp

    Sideboard: (15)

    SB: Chained to the Rocks
    SB: Fatal Push
    SB: Red Elemental Blast
    SB: Thorn of Amethyst
    SB: Containment Priest
    SB: Price of Progress
    SB: Zealous Persecution
    SB: Blood Moon
    SB: Duergar Hedge-Mage
    SB: Faerie Macabre
    SB: Lifebane Zombie
    SB: Orzhov Pontiff
    SB: Wear//Tear
    SB: Fiery Confluence
    SB: Unexpectedly Absent

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