I did it! I created a Magic deck that is nigh unplayable in real life Magic. At least I think it is, who knows? I say it is unplayable because the average cost of the cards in it is seven mana. It relies heavily on mana from Pyramid of the Pantheon, so it can be thwarted by a couple of Abrades pretty easily, but it is a lot of fun to play. Here’s the list, if you’re interested.
4 Pyramid of the Pantheon
This deck uses lots of mana once it gets going. That mana has got to come from somewhere. I’ve written before what a stunningly good mana generator the pyramid is. It puts in its work here.
3 Bontu’s Last Reckoning
Every now and then you’ve got to clear the board, and this takes care of almost everything. Why only three? I had to make room for the planeswalkers.
2 Jace, Cunning Castaway
Card drawing is a must in this deck and Jace’s card drawing ability is helpful. He’s also a great target for opposing Nevers and such. It doesn’t matter too much if he gets taken out. And he’s incredibly useful in multiples.
3 River’s Rebuke
I love this card! A one=sided return everything to hand is always useful. Why only three? See the entry on Bontu’s :Last Reckoning.
3 Sunbird’s Invocation
The real workhorse of this deck. Cast a Fleet Swallower and you get any other card in the next seven for free. It even puts up another Invocation if you find one.
3 Fleet Swallower
Sure, the picture is in Itallian or something. That’s all I found on Google images. It says “when Fleet Swallower attacks,target player puts the top half of his or her library, rounded up, into his or her graveyard. Bomb!
3 Boneyard Parley
So you attacked with the Fleet Swallower, now what? Why not steal a bunch of your opponent’s creatures? Sure he seperates them into piles, but you choose which you want in the first place. Play with that opposing Scarab God all you want to!
3 Overflowing Insight
Remember I said card drawing is important? This is particularly good at it, but ridiculously expensive at 4UUU. Glad we got those pyramids helping us out.
4 Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh
It’s true, I use this guy a lot these days. He’s just that damn good!Most of my friends seem to think that his +2 ability is the only one worth using, but I often like his +1 ability. Exile two cards from your opponent’s hand is pretty good. Also his -4 is damn good too. Seven damage in a single click (online) is pretty awesome.
Kill that Scarab God! Then exile it! Unless you wanna get it with Boneyard Parley, of course.
What’s more fun than zapping something of your opponent’s into his libraryat instant speed? Shuffling your graveyard back into your library and drawing seven new cards, that’s what! Do’em both with this little gem!
So that’s the deck. Again, I don’t suggest playing this in real life, but it’s a ton of fun online.