Jund Energy Marvel by Gretorp on MtGO
Holy hybrid deck, Batman! What is happening here? Well, this is Jund Energy Marvel with some Delirium elements thrown in. At its core (and I know how ridiculous this sounds), this deck is a mashup of three decks: B/G Energy Constrictor, B/G Delirium, and a more traditional Temur Marvel deck.
On the B/G Energy Constrictor side of things, Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, Attune With Aether, and Fatal Push made the cut. Each provides the deck with the elements from B/G Energy Constrictor that are helpful in a more dedicated Aetherworks Marvel deck: drawing cards, finding lands, and removing troublesome creatures.
This deck doesn’t draw much from B/G Delirium from Kaladesh Standard, but what it does include is very impactful. The grindy engine of Tireless Tracker with Ishkanah, Grafwidow and Vessel of Nascency allows this deck to stall the board or slog through boards at parity until it out-values the opponent with Aetherworks Marvel.
The last part of this deck is the Aetherworks Marvel package, which includes the namesake card, Woodweaver’s Puzzleknot to enable a fast combo, Harnessed Lightning for removal and energy, Servant of the Conduit for additional mana and energy, and Aetherwind Basker and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, which are the two main targets that you’re trying to hit when you spin your Marvel.
The 2/1 split of Aetherwind Basker and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger is interesting, and I think it’s likely incorrect. This deck plays a playset of Woodweaver’s Puzzleknot, which strongly indicates that it wants to maximize the number of games where it activates Aetherworks Marvel on turn 4. Because of this, only having 3 seriously impactful targets, including 2 that die very easily to Murder or Ruinous Path. It’s very unlikely that a turn 4 Aetherworks Marvel activation will find a delirious Ishkanah, Grafwidow as well, so with this split we’ll be hitting air a lot of the time.
The sideboard is an extreme mish-mash of cards that I think are likely not where this deck’s sideboard wants to be. The 1 Kozilek’s Return seems like it’ll kill some of your most important creatures more often than not, so I’m not sure it merits an inclusion. I’ve always had the opinion that Lost Legacy in this format is a suboptimal sideboard card, and I definitely maintain that. It’s not a good way to fight Copycat decks, so I’ll be removing them as well.
Standard feels a lot like a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors currently, and it’s only a matter of time before another deck enters the fray. Will it be this exciting hybrid deck? Only time will tell. Here are the changes I would make going forward:
-1 Fatal Push
-2 Lost Legacy
This is day 60 of Spellsnare.com’s 2017 Deck of the Day column, where each day we’ll feature a different Standard, Modern, or Legacy deck that caught our eye. You can read day 59 here, where we featured a Legacy deck that uses a powerful uncommon from Zendikar to make an indestructible 20/20 as early as turn 2!
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