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HIghlander Pattern Rector, by Vindicator      (100 cards)

 
Deck Info
Created: 1/17/2017
Updated: 6/1/2018
Colors: Colorless White Black Green

Intended Format: Casual/Fun
Vintage: Not Legal
Block: Not Legal
Standard: Not Legal
Extended: Not Legal
MTGO Open: Not Legal
MTGO Vinta: Not Legal
MTGO Exten: Not Legal
MTGO Stand: Not Legal
MTGO Block: Not Legal
Legacy: Not Legal
Modern: Not Legal

Deck Cost: $587.67*
Sideboard: $84.81*
Total Cost: $672.48*

Average Ratings
Playability
Synergy
Originality
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Deck Tools
Creatures
1 View Picture Academy Rector Buy
1 View Picture Avacyn's Pilgrim Buy
1 View Picture Aven Mindcensor Buy
1 View Picture Birds of Paradise Buy
1 View Picture Carrion Feeder Buy
1 View Picture Cartel Aristocrat Buy
1 View Picture Courser of Kruphix Buy
1 View Picture Deathrite Shaman Buy
1 View Picture Dragonlord Dromoka Buy
1 View Picture Elves of Deep Shadow Buy
1 View Picture Elvish Mystic Buy
1 View Picture Eternal Witness Buy
1 View Picture Fauna Shaman Buy
1 View Picture Fyndhorn Elves Buy
1 View Picture Gaddock Teeg Buy
1 View Picture Karmic Guide Buy
1 View Picture Kitchen Finks Buy
1 View Picture Knight of the Reliquary Buy
1 View Picture Llanowar Elves Buy
1 View Picture Noble Hierarch Buy
1 View Picture Palace Jailer Buy
1 View Picture Primeval Titan Buy
1 View Picture Protean Hulk Buy
1 View Picture Qasali Pridemage Buy
1 View Picture Reclamation Sage Buy
1 View Picture Recruiter of the Guard Buy
1 View Picture Reveillark Buy
1 View Picture Saffi Eriksdotter Buy
1 View Picture Scavenging Ooze Buy
1 View Picture Siege Rhino Buy
1 View Picture Sin Collector Buy
1 View Picture Stoneforge Mystic Buy
1 View Picture Sylvan Caryatid Buy
1 View Picture Thrun, the Last Troll Buy
1 View Picture Tidehollow Sculler Buy
1 View Picture Varolz, the Scar-Striped Buy
1 View Picture Viscera Seer Buy
1 View Picture Voice of Resurgence Buy


Spells
1 View Picture Abrupt Decay Buy
1 View Picture Chord of Calling Buy
1 View Picture Collective Brutality Buy
1 View Picture Council's Judgment Buy
1 View Picture Crop Rotation Buy
1 View Picture Demonic Tutor Buy
1 View Picture Diabolic Intent Buy
1 View Picture Duress Buy
1 View Picture Eladamri's Call Buy
1 View Picture Eldritch Evolution Buy
1 View Picture Enlightened Tutor Buy
1 View Picture Fatal Push Buy
1 View Picture Green Sun's Zenith Buy
1 View Picture Hymn to Tourach Buy
1 View Picture Inquisition of Kozilek Buy
1 View Picture Lingering Souls Buy
1 View Picture Living Death Buy
1 View Picture Swords to Plowshares Buy
1 View Picture Thoughtseize Buy
1 View Picture Vindicate Buy
1 View Picture Worldly Tutor Buy


Enchantments
1 View Picture Parallax Wave Buy
1 View Picture Pattern of Rebirth Buy
1 View Picture Sylvan Library Buy


Artifacts
1 View Picture Batterskull Buy


Lands
1 View Picture Arid Mesa Buy
1 View Picture Bayou Buy
1 View Picture Bloodstained Mire Buy
1 View Picture Bojuka Bog Buy
1 View Picture Dark Depths Buy
1 View Picture Dryad Arbor Buy
1 View Picture Flooded Strand Buy
1 View Picture Forest Buy
1 View Picture Gaea's Cradle Buy
1 View Picture Godless Shrine Buy
1 View Picture Hissing Quagmire Buy
1 View Picture Horizon Canopy Buy
1 View Picture Karakas Buy
1 View Picture Marsh Flats Buy
1 View Picture Misty Rainforest Buy
1 View Picture Overgrown Tomb Buy
1 View Picture Phyrexian Tower Buy
1 View Picture Plains Buy
1 View Picture Polluted Delta Buy
1 View Picture Razorverge Thicket Buy
1 View Picture Savannah Buy
1 View Picture Scrubland Buy
1 View Picture Shambling Vent Buy
1 View Picture Stirring Wildwood Buy
1 View Picture Swamp Buy
1 View Picture Temple Garden Buy
1 View Picture Thespian's Stage Buy
1 View Picture Treetop Village Buy
1 View Picture Twilight Mire Buy
1 View Picture Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth Buy
1 View Picture Verdant Catacombs Buy
1 View Picture Volrath's Stronghold Buy
1 View Picture Wasteland Buy
1 View Picture Windswept Heath Buy
1 View Picture Wooded Bastion Buy
1 View Picture Wooded Foothills Buy


Planeswalkers
1 View Picture Liliana of the Veil Buy

 
Sideboard     (21 cards)
1 View Picture Anafenza, the Foremost Buy
1 View Picture Dimir House Guard Buy
1 View Picture Doran, the Siege Tower Buy
1 View Picture Kitesail Freebooter Buy
1 View Picture Loxodon Smiter Buy
1 View Picture Murderous Redcap Buy
1 View Picture Orzhov Pontiff Buy
1 View Picture Ranger of Eos Buy
1 View Picture Shriekmaw Buy
1 View Picture Spellskite Buy
1 View Picture Titania, Protector of Argoth Buy
1 View Picture Wall of Blossoms Buy
1 View Picture Wall of Roots Buy
1 View Picture Whisperwood Elemental Buy
1 View Picture Collective Brutality Buy
1 View Picture Maelstrom Pulse Buy
1 View Picture Path to Exile Buy
1 View Picture Summoner's Pact Buy
1 View Picture Tainted Pact Buy
1 View Picture Recurring Nightmare Buy
1 View Picture Cavern of Souls Buy

What's a Sideboard?


How it Works

Description

German Highlander is a 1v1 format akin to both legacy and EDH. It has its own banlist similar that of legacy's, yet also allows some powerful vintage-only cards such as Demonic Tutor and Tolarian Academy. Each deck must have a minimum of 100 cards with only one of each, except for basic lands. It plays with the regular Magic rules, except you have one free mulligan. The format's website is Highlandermagic.info.

Pattern-Rector is an archetype that usually has two ways of winning: either the core combo built around Protean Hulk - which I will describe below - or by beating with efficient creatures. The biggest upside is that the two strategies aren't mutually exclusive, meaning you often have two possible angles of attack.

Academy Rector
The Combo

You need one of the several sacrifice outlets with at least one other creature and Academy Rector.

Sac Rector, get Pattern of Rebirth attached to your expendable creature. Note that the aura doesn't target as it isn't cast, and thus if Rector's trigger resolves there isn't a worry that the creature would be destroyed.

Sac the creature with Pattern, get Protean Hulk.

Sac Protean Hulk. Get Karmic Guide, a 1 CMC sac outlet (just in case) and Dryad Arbor while you're at it. Karmic Guide's trigger returns Protean Hulk.

Sac Hulk, get Saffi Eriksdotter and some value creatures. I often opt for Tidehollow Sculler and Spellskite. As with Fiend Hunter and Leonin Relic-Warder, you can sac/bounce/destroy the Sculler in response to its ETB trigger. This way the LTB trigger resolves first, going nothing, and then the ETB trigger resolves for a more permanent effect.

Sac Saffi targeting Karmic Guide, after which you sac Guide to get another ETB trigger returning (you guessed it) Hulk.

Sac Hulk, get Reveillark and whichever 1 CMC creature you wish.

Sac Karmic Guide, then sac Reveillark, returning Saffi and Karmic Guide. Guide's trigger once again returns Hulk.

Sac Hulk, get a creature with an abusable ETB/LTB trigger such as Acidic Slime, Thragtusk or Voice of Resurgence. Or all of them.

Saf Saffi targeting Guide, sac Guide, return Reveillark, sac Guide, sac Reveillark, return Saffi and Guide, return Reveillark with Guide.

Now you have your whole team in play: a good ETB/LTB creature, Saffi, Reveillark and Karmic Guide. You can sacrifice Saffi targeting the value creature, sac that creature, then sac Guide and then Reveillark and do it as many time as needed.


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