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X-D-G: Armored Strike [RaTe ReTuRn], by BruteConquest      (60 cards)

Deck Info
Created: 4/9/2011
Updated: 10/26/2016
Colors: Colorless Red

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: $108.70*
Sideboard: $27.75*
Total Cost: $136.45*

Average Ratings
Deck Tools
4 View Picture Hex Parasite Buy
4 View Picture Lightning Mauler Buy
4 View Picture Memnite Buy
4 View Picture Signal Pest Buy

3 View Picture Arc Trail Buy
4 View Picture Banners Raised Buy
4 View Picture Galvanic Blast Buy
4 View Picture Krenko's Command Buy
4 View Picture Kuldotha Rebirth Buy

4 View Picture Chimeric Mass Buy
3 View Picture Mox Opal Buy

4 View Picture Contested War Zone Buy
2 View Picture Hellion Crucible Buy
12 View Picture Mountain Buy

Sideboard     (15 cards)
4 View Picture Chancellor of the Forge Buy
4 View Picture Immolating Souleater Buy
4 View Picture Stonewright Buy
3 View Picture Panic Spellbomb Buy

What's a Sideboard?

How it Works


Armored = Clad or equipped with arms or shield; Covered with protection; Armor-plated.
Strike = To hit with a sharp blow; To make a sudden action or impression; The application of physical force against something.

Armored Strike = A sharp and sudden attack of fierce hordes physically made of steel and covered with metal plates.




Memnite Buy, Kuldotha Rebirth Buy, Krenko's Command Buy, Signal Pest Buy, Lightning Mauler Buy, Hex Parasite Buy, Chimeric Mass Buy, Hellion Crucible Buy.

Mox Opal Buy, Galvanic Blast Buy, Arc Trail Buy, Contested War Zone Buy, Signal Pest Buy, Banners Raised Buy, Hex Parasite Buy.


Install free metallic artillery namely Mox Opal Buy and Memnite Buy to quickly draw first blood, then invite Lightning Mauler Buy to open doors for raging hordes.

Assemble a massive goblin battalion through Kuldotha Rebirth Buy or Krenko's Command Buy, likewise assign Hex Parasite Buy to steer the heedless assault.

Empower the charging multitudes with Banners Raised Buy, Signal Pest Buy, and Contested War Zone Buy to bombard the enemy with overwhelming damages.

Deliver the finishing strike by constructing a big Chimeric Mass Buy or by directly torching the opponents with a fast Galvanic Blast Buy and a fierce Arc Trail Buy.



{1}: Mox Opal Buy or Galvanic Blast Buy + Three Artifacts you control.

{2}: Kuldotha Rebirth Buy + Any Artifact you control.

{3}: Lightning Mauler Buy + Any Unpaired Creature you control.

{4}: Contested War Zone Buy or Signal Pest Buy or Banners Raised Buy + Attacking Creatures you control.



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. Armored Strike was inspired by the student activities performed in our university during the season of its construction. It was first conceptualized in April 1, 2011. Since that day, the cards included in the deck were bought and playtested until the most recent and efficient build was achieved. Armored Strike was legal in Standard tournament format until September 2012.

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!


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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