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X-S-D: Instaint [RaTe ReTuRn], by Brute Conquest      (60 cards)

 
Deck Info
Created: 3/20/2011
Updated: 5/20/2015
Colors: Colorless Blue Green

Intended Format: Standard
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: $71.90*
Sideboard: $24.00*
Total Cost: $95.90*

Average Ratings
Playability
Synergy
Originality
Overall
Deck Tools
Creatures
2 View Picture Blight Mamba Buy
4 View Picture Blighted Agent Buy
4 View Picture Glistener Elf Buy
4 View Picture Ichorclaw Myr Buy
4 View Picture Plague Myr Buy


Spells
4 View Picture Distortion Strike Buy
4 View Picture Groundswell Buy
4 View Picture Mutagenic Growth Buy
4 View Picture Prey's Vengeance Buy


Artifacts
2 View Picture Adventuring Gear Buy
4 View Picture Livewire Lash Buy


Lands
4 View Picture Evolving Wilds Buy
6 View Picture Forest Buy
3 View Picture Inkmoth Nexus Buy
3 View Picture Island Buy
4 View Picture Misty Rainforest Buy

 
Sideboard     (15 cards)
4 View Picture Nature's Claim Buy
4 View Picture Noxious Revival Buy
4 View Picture Contagion Clasp Buy
3 View Picture Torpor Orb Buy

What's a Sideboard?


How it Works

ESSENCE:
source: http://wiktionary.org/

Instant = Occurring immediately; Very quickly and easily done.
Taint = To contaminate or corrupt, either physically or morally; To spoil.

Instaint = To quickly contaminate the opponent beings and easily corrupt their souls.

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SCHEME:

FEATURES

INFECTION SOURCES:
Glistener Elf Buy, Blighted Agent Buy, Blight Mamba Buy, Ichorclaw Myr Buy, Plague Myr Buy, Inkmoth Nexus Buy.

SUPPORT WEAPONS:
Livewire Lash Buy, Adventuring Gear Buy, Groundswell Buy, Prey's Vengeance Buy, Distortion Strike Buy, Mutagenic Growth Buy.


MECHANICS

{G}: GRASP
Summon infect creatures such as Glistener Elf Buy and Plague Myr Buy to penetrate the enemy fence.

{U}: DREAD
Utilize Adventuring Gear Buy to strengthen Blighted Agent Buy or Ichorclaw Myr Buy for massive strike.

{X}: CHEAT
Attach Livewire Lash Buy onto infect creatures, pump them up and burn opponent creatures down.

{U}: HOARD
Maximize recurring spells like Prey's Vengeance Buy and Distortion Strike Buy to hit opponents harder.

{G}: DROVE
Operate Livewire Lash Buy through infect creatures, cast pump spells on them to poison the enemy.



TACTICS:

SYNERGY

{1}: Livewire Lash Buy + Any Infect Creature you control + Any Pump Spells you control, especially Prey's Vengeance Buy and Distortion Strike Buy.

{2}: Adventuring Gear Buy and Groundswell Buy + Any Land you control, especially Misty Rainforest Buy and Evolving Wilds Buy.

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REMARKS:

The name of the deck was carefully thought of in order to reflect its theme and features. The code written beside the deck name indicates its motivations for construction as denoted by the legend below. Instaint was inspired by my cancer research conducted during the season of its construction. It was first conceptualized in March 20, 2011. Since that day, the cards included in the deck were bought and playtested until the most recent and efficient build was achieved. Instaint was legal in Standard tournament format until September 2011.

Please provide accurate ratings and honest comments to this deck. All worthy ratings and comments shall be returned to as many decks as you want. Thank you very much!


LEGEND

S: Specific Ability from a Single Card
G: General Ability among Several Cards
D: Distinct Deck Strategy
C: One or More Valid Combos
T: Creatures of Similar Creature Type
X: Extraneous Motivation
O: No Other Motivations


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