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Dimir Intrigues (Ravnica PCD), by Essential Magic      (60 cards)

Deck Info
Created: 10/28/2005
Updated: 10/28/2005
Colors: Blue Black

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

Deck Cost: $31.10*

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How it Works

The "Dimir Intrigues" deck will twist your opponent's head around and around . . . and maybe even off! Your opponent starts the game with 60 cards and 20 life. By the time the game ends, one of those two totals will be down to zero—and you don't care which one it is. (Remember: If a player has to draw a card and can't, that player loses the game.) The transmute mechanic lets you find the perfect card for any situation, ensuring that one way or the other, you'll emerge victorious.
While other decks spend their early turns playing creatures, you'll spend your early turns bumping off those creatures. The "Dimir Intrigues" deck has plenty of creature removal, and spells like Last Gasp Buy and Disembowel Buy will help you weather the early storm. Soon you'll start to increase your life total with Ribbons of Night Buy and Psychic Drain Buy, and summoning high-toughness creatures like Vedalken Entrancer Buy and Belltower Sphinx Buy can keep you safe.
But these creatures do more than protect you—they also shrink your opponent's library to nothing! Let your opponent fight an impossible battle by trying to win the game with damage. You've got a different plan. Your opponent's library is defenseless, and you can assault it with creatures like Vedalken Entrancer Buy and Lurking Informant Buy, as well as with spells like Psychic Drain Buy and [/card]Induce Paranoia[/card]. If you manage to play the powerful Szadek, Lord of Secrets Buy, your opponent's library will be gone in no time.
Wizened Snitches Buy reveals what's on top of both players' libraries, which is great in this deck. You'll know when to transmute one of your cards to shuffle your own library, and you'll know when you can knock a good card off your opponent's library! Lore Broker Buy and Dimir Guildmage Buy also let you dig deeper into your library to find the best card to foil your opponent's plans.
Once you've gotten used to the deck, you might want to add some other cards from the Ravnica: City of Guilds™ set. Glimpse the Unthinkable Buy is perfect—it takes ten cards off your opponent's library at once! You might want to try more permission spells like Remand Buy or aggressive creatures like Moroii Buy. No matter which strategy you choose, your opponents will be begging for mercy by the time House Dimir finishes with them.

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