Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Budget Kills Series: Part 1 Saprolings

Welcome to my first deck of my Budget Kills Series.

This is a B/G (Black, Green) Saproling Token Deck.

Before I begin I said that I was going to post a Food Chain Saproling Deck, but I won't. I had to cannibalize the deck so much that if was Food Chain with some Saproling Tokens which didn't work out for me.

Lands: 16

8x - Swamp
8x - Forest

Black: 12

4x - Nether Traitor
4x - Deathspore Thallid
2x - Attrition
2x - Grave Pact

Green: 24

4x - Thallid
4x - Sporoloth Ancient
4x - Utopia Mycon
2x - Thallid Shell-Dweller
2x - Vitaspore Thallid
2x - Feral Thallid
2x - Thorn Thallid
2x - nath's Elite
2x - Savage Thallid

Artifact: 8

4x - Genesis Chamber
2x - Phyrexian Altar
2x - Coat of Arms

This is a very good deck and as a bonus stay well within budgets.

The average price for this deck is about $30.00.

I always try to keep my budget decks under $50.00 and this one fits perfectly.

The way this deck works is that ever creature with thallid in it's name gets a Spore Counter placed on it during your Upkeep. After three Spore Counters are on it, you may remove 3 of them to put a 1/1 Saproling Creature Token into play. Cards like Sporoloth Ancient make this remove 2 instead of 3. Sporoloth Ancient is a must in this deck because it speeds your deck up by an extra turn.

The big killer combo in this deck is not a Saproling or a Thallid, it's the Nether Traitor + Attrition + Grave Pact + Genesis Chamber + Phyrexian Altar.

This combo alone kills a lot of other creature decks that you run across, and I'll tell you how!

You don't need to have Attrition + Grave Pact but they are amazing because Attrition Says pay 1 Black Mana Sacrifice a creature: Destroy target nonblack creature. Grave Pact states that Whenever a creature you control dies, each other player sacrifices a creature. So when you sac a creature to destroy a non-black creature Grave pact kills one of their anyway by forcing them to sac one. You can use Attrition even if your opponent has all Black Creatures. Attrition won't kill the creature but because you killed one of your own Grave Pact will still trigger!

Nether Traitor + Genesis Chamber + Phyrexian Altar = Infinite Creatures and infinite mana.

have a Genesis Chamber in play and bring in 2 Nether Traitors. When a creatures comes into play when Genesis Chamber is already in, This Happens:

Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield, if Genesis Chamber is untapped, that creature's controller puts a 1/1 colorless Myr artifact creature token onto the battlefield.

So after you put your 2 Nether Traitors in play you have those 2 Traitors and 2 Colorless Myr Creature Tokens. Phyrexian Altar states: Sacrifice a creature: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. So you sac a Nether Traitor for 1 B mana, then sac one of the tokens are a saproling token, or whatever. When you do that The Nether Traitor's ability triggers (The one that's in the Graveyard) Whenever another creature is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay B. If you do, return Nether Traitor from your graveyard to the battlefield. Upon doing this you get another creature token from Genesis Chamber. So if you had all 4 Genesis Chambers in play, each one would make a creature token. This is turn gives you as much mana as you want, plus you can sac for Attrition and if Grave Pact is in play while you are just using the Phyrexian Arena + Genesis Chamber + Nether Traitor, you are forcing them to sac their creatures as well. This deck is slow, so I would suggest using Howling Mines to get through your cards faster, I also recommend the best card for token decks, but it's a little expensive.

Doubling Season ($23.46 Each) but what makes the card so perfect for not only this deck but token decks in general is that it does the following:

If an effect would put one or more tokens onto the battlefield under your control, it puts twice that many of those tokens onto the battlefield instead.

If an effect would place one or more counters on a permanent you control, it places twice that many of those counters on that permanent instead.

This would literally Double your output of creatures and tokens. One Doubling Season with 4 Genesis Chambers + 1 Nether Traitor coming into play = 1 Nether Traitor + 4 1/1 Myr Artifact Creature Tokens + 4 more Myr Artifact Creature Tokens from Genesis Chamber.

It doubles the speed of this deck and steamrolls through a lot of decks.

I hope this deck gives you some help, please feel free to use this deck as you see fit, or don't use it.

Total price of the deck  without the Doubling Seasons' and Howling Mines:


The Grand Total with the deck and the 4 Howling Mines and 2 Doubling Seasons':


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