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My Honden deck v2.3.5, by qube      (60 cards)

Deck Info
Created: 6/21/2006
Updated: 3/8/2007
Colors: White Black Red Green

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: $78.30*
Sideboard: $4.19*
Total Cost: $82.49*

Average Ratings
Deck Tools
4 View Picture Sakura-Tribe Elder Buy

3 View Picture Devouring Greed Buy
2 View Picture Enduring Ideal Buy
4 View Picture Kodama's Reach Buy

2 View Picture Cage of Hands Buy
4 View Picture Ghostly Prison Buy
4 View Picture Honden of Cleansing Fire Buy
4 View Picture Honden of Infinite Rage Buy
4 View Picture Honden of Life's Web Buy

4 View Picture Mirror Gallery Buy
1 View Picture Ornate Kanzashi Buy

3 View Picture Forest Buy
3 View Picture Mountain Buy
4 View Picture Pinecrest Ridge Buy
3 View Picture Plains Buy
3 View Picture Swamp Buy
4 View Picture Tendo Ice Bridge Buy
4 View Picture Tranquil Garden Buy

Sideboard     (15 cards)
4 View Picture Terashi's Grasp Buy
4 View Picture Twist Allegiance Buy
4 View Picture Yamabushi's Storm Buy
3 View Picture Honden of Night's Reach Buy

What's a Sideboard?

How it Works

quit simple:
cast hondons

-> landseach cards (Sakura-Tribe Elder Buy, Kodama's Reach Buy) for mana of any color

-> mirror gallery: put 2 hondens with the same name into play Happy
(2 white hondens and one green: each turn 12 life and 3 1/1's)

-> Sakura-Tribe Elder Buy chump-block defense; and landseach

-> epic spell: search for hondens
(Ghostly Prison Buy and Cage of Hands Buy helps: if you have all 3 hondons, you now can start searching for non-legendary enchantments if you don't have mirror gallery)

-> when everything else fails use Ornate Kanzashi Buy. late in the game you will have tons of mana: play your opponents deck: you can 'draw' land (more mana), small creatures (blockers or attackers) or key cards (play it for you, or don't. if you don't its removed from play anyway).
Ornate Kanzashi Buy also clears the opponents library + it gives you something to do with your mana if you casted the epic spell

-----update to version 2.3.5:
added sideboard:
- Honden of Night's Reach Buy: not sure if i'm gonna add it to the deck or not
- Yamabushi's Storm Buy vs weenies,
- Terashi's Grasp Buy vs artifacts/enchantments (i used to use Wear Away Buy but Terashi's Grasp Buy is better),
- Twist Allegiance Buy vs biggie decks or overrun decks
-----update to version 2.3:(finally playtested the deck version 2.1.5)
( 5 of 8 games won: 3 multiplayer (vs a 'zombie deck' and a 'boros swiftblade meets jitte' deck (won 1 of the 3); 3 'normal' games vs the 'boros swiftblade meets jitte' deck (won 2 of the 3); and won vs a black/blue control, won vs a red/white weenie deck)
- Ornate Kanzashi Buy had its uses: when the games was locked, i drew the other one's Jitte Happy
- re-added black: it ROCKS (2 of the 9 games won thanks to Devouring Greed Buy and Honden of Life's Web Buy: sacreficed 9 spirits, drained 20 lives)
- loved the epic spell so added an other one
- had not much use for Crushing Pain Buy so i kicked it out
- kicked out Journeyer's Kite Buy: costs too much mana for an accelerator
- the playtested deck did not yet have Cage of Hands Buy but my guess is i'll really like it (even in combo with epic, you can search for it AND it gives you a way to use your mana)
-----update to version 2.2:
- kicked out black (2 Devouring Greed Buy, 3 swamps) for forest and 2 cage of hands and some more crushing pain. this solves a big mana-screw problem, and now i broke the opponents attack even more: big creatures get crushed thanks to crushing pain + hondon; i can't get overrun by a mana intensive token deck (Ghostly Prison) and ghostly prison helps me vs really BIG creatures
-----update to version 2.1:
- kicked out blue (2 hondons and 2 islands) for a mirror gallery and defence (was missing since Traproot Kami Buy was kicked out)
- added slow lands: in the hopes to prevent mana screw. still need basic land for my land search cards

version 1: this deck was based on Orochi Leafcaller Buy (with a lot of forests and Traproot Kami Buy), but he was imediatly the biggest weakness of the deck. so i removed 3 of them (keeping 1 vs hand destruction decks)

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