Pattern Rector [Canadian Highlander]

Discussion in 'Casual Decks/Variants/Etc' started by Oversoul, May 20, 2018.

  1. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    This is the fifth Canadian Highlander deck I've put together so far, but on the second one I'm posting in the decks forum because one abandoned the day after I built it and two were "netdecked."

    TappedOut link.


    Decklist (version 1.0)

    1x Abyssal Gatekeeper
    1x Academy Rector
    1x Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit
    1x Archangel of Thune
    1x Avacyn's Pilgrim
    1x Birds of Paradise
    1x Bloodthrone Vampire
    1x Body Snatcher
    1x Boonweaver Giant
    1x Caller of the Claw
    1x Carrion Feeder
    1x Deathrite Shaman
    1x Elves of Deep Shadow
    1x Elvish Mystic
    1x Eternal Witness
    1x Fauna Shaman
    1x Fiend Hunter
    1x Fleshbag Marauder
    1x Fyndhorn Elves
    1x Gaddock Teeg
    1x Karmic Guide
    1x Kitchen Finks
    1x Knight of the Reliquary
    1x Llanowar Elves
    1x Maggot Carrier
    1x Nantuko Husk
    1x Noble Hierarch
    1x Phyrexian Delver
    1x Phyrexian Ghoul
    1x Protean Hulk
    1x Qasali Pridemage
    1x Reclamation Sage
    1x Restoration Angel
    1x Reveillark
    1x Saffi Eriksdotter
    1x Scavenging Ooze
    1x Shriekmaw
    1x Sidisi, Undead Vizier
    1x Sun Titan
    1x Tidehollow Sculler
    1x Veteran Explorer
    1x Viscera Seer
    1x Voice of Resurgence
    1x Wall of Roots
    1x Arid Mesa
    1x Bayou
    1x Bazaar of Baghdad
    1x Bloodstained Mire
    1x Brushland
    1x Canopy Vista
    1x Caves of Koilos
    1x Dryad Arbor
    1x Fetid Heath
    1x Flagstones of Trokair
    1x Flooded Strand
    3x Forest
    1x Gaea's Cradle
    1x Godless Shrine
    1x Horizon Canopy
    1x Isolated Chapel
    1x Llanowar Wastes
    1x Marsh Flats
    1x Misty Rainforest
    1x Overgrown Tomb
    1x Phyrexian Tower
    2x Plains
    1x Polluted Delta
    1x Sandsteppe Citadel
    1x Savannah
    1x Scrubland
    2x Swamp
    1x Temple Garden
    1x Thran Quarry
    1x Twilight Mire
    1x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    1x Verdant Catacombs
    1x Wasteland
    1x Windswept Heath
    1x Cabal Therapy
    1x Demonic Tutor
    1x Diabolic Intent
    1x Duress
    1x Green Sun's Zenith
    1x Hymn to Tourach
    1x Inquisition of Kozilek
    1x Thoughtseize
    1x Vindicate
    1x Animate Dead
    1x Evolutionary Leap
    1x Pattern of Rebirth
    1x Pernicious Deed
    1x Recurring Nightmare
    1x Survival of the Fittest
    1x Sylvan Library
    1x Worldly Tutor
    1x Liliana, the Last Hope

    Point cards are Demonic Tutor, Protean Hulk, Survival of the Fittest, and Worldly Tutor. This is all still completely untested. So it's a very, very rough draft. As I've indicated on TappedOut, I took apart Gitrog County Municipal Lake Dredge Appraisal to build this. Anyway, we'll see how it goes...
  2. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Got to test it yesterday. I lost every single game, although a few of them were against a UR Burn deck that was a pretty bad matchup anyway. But yeah, this deck failed miserably last night.

    While I do think I spot some areas I want to improve, the main problem was that I drew garbage hands every game (think I played a total of about 8 games). Stuff like mulliganing a no-land 7 into an awkward 6 with two lands, no green mana sources, a mana dork, and some 3-drops and 4- drops, then proceeding to draw green cards for the rest of the game. One of the games ran long and I might have won except I hit a pocket of 6 lands in a row (my opponent, playing a control-combo deck and unable to get his combo, beat me to death with small creatures while I helplessly topdecked land after land). So yeah, I need better data than that. I'm sure the list needs some adjustment, but it's not that bad.
  3. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    I really still need more substantial testing, but here's my first update...

    -1 Maggot Carrier
    -1 Nantuko Husk
    -1 Archangel of Thune
    -1 Caller of the Claw
    -1 Thran Quarry
    +1 Murderous Redcap
    +1 Cartel Aristocrat
    +1 Melira, Sylvok Outcast
    +1 Razorverge Thicket
    +1 Woodland Cemetery

    Mostly, these changes are because I went out and bought some cards I'd been thinking of putting in the deck, but didn't initially own. Murderous Redcap is far more useful as a kill condition than Maggot Carrier, and Cartel Aristocrat is preferable to a three-drop sac outlet. Against my better judgment, I'm bumping the land count up by one, for now.

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