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By: Leviathan, Mike Morales
Jun 22 2012 12:40pm


As you can probably guess, we're doing things a little differently today.  First, here I am presenting the deck:

Ramses Overdark
A Commander Deck
1 Arcanis the Omnipotent
1 Avatar of Woe
1 Azure Mage
1 Bloodgift Demon
1 Coffin Queen
1 Consecrated Sphinx
1 Dark Impostor
1 Dimir Doppelganger
1 Dread
1 Evil Twin
1 Gilded Drake
1 Graveborn Muse
1 Harvester of Souls
1 Havengul Lich
1 Jushi Apprentice
1 Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
1 Necrotic Ooze
1 Rayne, Academy Chancellor
1 Rootwater Matriarch
1 Slithermuse
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Sygg, River Cutthroat
1 Thada Adel, Acquisitor
1 Visara the Dreadful
1 Wurmcoil Engine
26 cards

Other Spells
1 Crystal Chimes
1 Darksteel Ingot
1 Expedition Map
1 Journeyer's Kite
1 Oblivion Stone
1 Puppet Strings
1 Rings of Brighthearth
1 Sol Ring
1 Thornbite Staff
1 Thousand-Year Elixir
1 False Demise
1 Fool's Demise
1 Glistening Oil
1 Launch
1 No Mercy
1 Pemmin's Aura
1 Phyrexian Arena
1 Screams from Within
1 Shade's Form
1 Sleeper's Guile
1 Treachery
1 Unhallowed Pact
1 Capsize
1 Hinder
1 Mana Drain
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Spell Crumple
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Damnation
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Grim Tutor
1 Promise of Power
1 Time Spiral
1 Yawgmoth's Will
35 cards
1 Academy Ruins
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Dimir Aqueduct
1 Drowned Catacomb
1 High Market
1 Maze of Ith
1 Minamo, School at Water's Edge
1 Phyrexian Tower
1 Polluted Delta
1 Reliquary Tower
1 Scrying Sheets
1 Shizo, Death's Storehouse
11 Snow-Covered Island
9 Snow-Covered Swamp
1 Strip Mine
1 Thawing Glaciers
1 Underground Sea
1 Vesuva
1 Volrath's Stronghold
1 Watery Grave
38 cards

1 Ramses Overdark
1 cards
fool's demise


Yay Ramses!  Now, here I am talking about the deck.  If for some reason the video isn't popping up, refresh the page, that should help.


Here I am discussing the 18 cards that I have never used before that are in the deck:

mindbreak trap pemmin's aura slithermuse havengul lich

First we have all the auras: False Demise, Fool's Demise, Glistening Oil, Launch, Pemmin's Aura, Screams from Within, Shade's Form, Sleeper's Guile, Treachery, Unhallowed Pact.  Most of these are pretty deck specific.  I was really surprised at how effective Screams from Within was.  It mowed through weenies more than once, and the fact that I didn't have to recast it saved on mana.  I'm surprised I hadn't used Treachery yet, but everyone knows it's good.  And Pemmin's Aura is great if you have a bunch of guys that tap.  Rootwater Matriarch and Crystal Chimes are also pretty deck specific.  Slithermuse, Azure Mage and Harvester of Souls are all card draw that I decided to give a shot, and each worked to varying degrees.  Finally, Mindbreak Trap, Evil Twin and Havengul Lich were all really good in the deck, especially the Lich.  I really wanted to cast the Trap for free, but it only happened once.  I looked at other free spells, like Submerge, but couldn't find the room.  

Here I am going over a game replay:


Feel free to point out my play mistakes, I can handle it.  Basically I had the opportunity to go on the beatdown, and did so.  Along with some card draw and some control elements, the deck did what it can do, and won.

Here I am ending the article:

The deck is pretty fun and can hold its own.  Like I mentioned, it's about as controlling as I like to get.  If you really wanted to improve the deck, it could probably use Duplicant, a couple less of the auras and creatures, and some more draw and/or tutors.  But I was really happy with the way it turned out.

I hope you enjoyed this different format.  Please post any comments, questions or concerns about the video.  Too long, too short, not enough Chinese food references?  Speak up!  Until next time!

Leviathan, aka Tarasco on MTGO
mrmorale32 at yahoo dot com