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Collesus Blader   4/28/2005 11:25:58 PM
I need Help with mana acceleration or else this deck is useless


if u want i will rate all of ur decks, just ask

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siliconius   4/28/2005 11:28:59 PM
I don't know much about Samurais (or Kamigawa in general)...but since you have Forests, get Alpha Status. Add more land in general and possibly cut this deck to only 2 or 1 color since the green is really just splashed on.

Last Modified: 4/28/2005 11:41:25 PM     


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Collesus Blader   4/28/2005 11:34:55 PM
thanks buti need help with mana acceleration and this is a type 2 deck

Last Modified: 4/28/2005 11:35:15 PM     


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collesus blader 1   4/28/2005 11:41:06 PM
this is cool

Last Modified: 4/28/2005 11:41:21 PM     


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Fat Lard   4/29/2005 12:35:49 AM
Pretty good Samurai deck. I would cut the enforcers for retainers, you have plenty of other bombs. The best mana acceleration I can think of for rthis deck is like, play more green (plenty of options there), Wayfarers bauble, pentad prism, or the ever popular chrome mox. Please rate my shireiped deck.

Last Modified: 4/29/2005 12:38:56 AM     


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cyiton   4/29/2005 3:00:51 AM
Aether Vial Buy has been a god-send in my own deck, albeit, it's still not fast enough. You should consider Time of Need Buy since you're already splashing Green, and it means you can run fewer of the legends, which tend to be the expensive ones. Call to Glory Buy is way more valuable than Ethereal Haze Buy or Awestrike, maybe split it with one of them depending on how your deck plays. Also, Sensei Golden-Tail Buy & Samurai Enforcers Buy are weaker cards you can easily loose to create some room for the vials or for cards like Chromatic Sphere Buy. Lastly, I'd make sure you're running 4 of the Elfhame Palace Buy & Shivan Oasis Buy - it'll grant you more reliability with your mana base.

If you would, please check out my Ninja deck and you can see my Samurai deck here if you'd like to just see another or rate it.

Last Modified: 4/29/2005 3:19:10 AM     


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Collesus Blader   4/29/2005 4:16:13 PM
Thank you for the suggestions i am switching the enforcers for retainers for more first turn drops

Last Modified: 4/29/2005 4:16:45 PM     


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ajax013   4/29/2005 4:20:43 PM
I hate to be so blunt, but I don't see this doing much in a tournament setting. As a casual deck, this thing totally rocks! However, it lacks the speed and evasion needed to quickly dispose of your opponent.
Unfortunately white doesn't have much in the way of mana acceleration, but if you're desperate you might want to try Extraplanar Lens Buy and just hope that you opponent isn't running any Plains as well.
Basically I think it boils down to the fact that there just aren't that many good enough Samurais to be able to build a seriously competitive deck around them....yet. We'll see what the next batch of cards has for them.

Last Modified: 4/29/2005 4:23:39 PM     


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SpBoB   4/29/2005 5:22:51 PM
I'm not going to give you 4 stars just because you asked for it, and I probably would have rated this deck high had you not listed it a tournament quality.

Your deck is pretty cool for a tribal deck and the cards and the creatures work pretty well together, wizards did well in designing the samurai

but I can't really get over the fact that you deck is pretty slow, in the deck analysis I almost aways go hands with 1 or more (mostly more) lands that come into play tapped not to mention the fact that your creatures are fairly expensive and so I would have to wait until turn four or five to place a decent creature with either no blockers or only a devoter retainer for a blocker.

However on a good note, I like your choices for isicrone septor, and when I drew, or was going to draw a septor I had a card I could put on it.
you might think about running more etherial hazes with the septor. Ever since artifact hate has phased out of peoples main decks, it's a great infinite fog combo.

Your creature choices seem pretty good, although I think it is always better to increase the number of a card to increase the consistancy of your deck.

You might think about running Chrome Mox Buy, I think it would help make your deck alot faster, and since you are running alot of legends in your deck, if you doubled up on a legend two Isao, Enlightened Bushi Buy for example, the second legend wont uselessly sit in your hand.

Anyhow, I think you will have alot of fun running this deck in casual play, but I can't really see it competing effectivly in a serious tournament.

Last Modified: 4/29/2005 5:30:57 PM     


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ajax013   4/29/2005 7:08:38 PM
Again, as the guy above said, I can't just rate this four stars across the board simply because you asked. This deck, because it is listed as tournament quality and not casual play, will be rated with more thought and more "harshness".
With that being said, there are definately improvements that you can make on this deck to bring it up as a tournament quality. Chrome Mox Buy would be great for this deck (and any other deck), and being able to use Isochron Scepter Buy along with Etheral Haze or Holy Day Buy on a consistant basis would help this deck a lot as well. But as it is listed right now (under tournament quality), it just isn't a four star deck all the way across the board.
If you changed the listing of the deck to casual, I would most certainly give this deck four stars because that's where I believe it would have the most success and be fun to play.

Last Modified: 4/29/2005 7:12:57 PM     


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collesus blader 1   4/29/2005 8:02:08 PM
nice deck

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collesus blader 1   4/29/2005 8:02:28 PM
this rocks

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collesus blader 1   4/29/2005 8:02:51 PM
this deck is ok

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Prancer   4/29/2005 10:44:52 PM
I like 2 more pale Curtains in place of 2 of the Nagaos. Otherwise, nice idea!

I have one request - recently, you rated tytc14's Shaharazad deck with a orginality rating of only 4. Until that rate, it had maintained perfect originality, something that is quite important to him. I urge you to please, rethink and go back and change your rate. Such a small thing such as this could make a kid REALLY happy. Thanks again.

Last Modified: 4/29/2005 10:46:49 PM     


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dragoonmiko   4/30/2005 4:11:34 PM
I would take out 2 Nagao, Bound by Honor Buy and add 2 more Samurai of the Pale Curtain Buy or 2 Konda's Hatamoto Buys. I would also Sugest adding 2 Konda's Banner Buys. You also might want to consider replacing the 2 Ethereal Haze Buy with 2 Kami of False Hope Buy, even though it's not a Samurai.

Last Modified: 4/30/2005 4:19:17 PM     



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