It’s been several weeks since my last article and for good reason. I got married last week and it was a great experience and leisurely time with my family. We enjoyed a celebration of a life time love in our future.
As I was heading back home from our vacation, my mind wandered about what to write next and what decks to create. This deck sprung to mind.
Today’s deck features humans in love and while that may sound a little strange in a combative game like Magic, I found a way to make that possible.
Each creature in the deck works together or offers assistance to one another in the form of the ability Soulbond. These humans are committing a lifetime commitment by offering their abilities to one another.
These first three creatures use the Soulbond ability, granting another creature in play additional abilities like haste, double strike and first strike. These additional abilities are crucial in pushing damage in all phases of the game since the deck has limited removal or other spells.
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These three humans beef themselves as well as others when certain conditions are met. Champion of the Parish and Thalia’s Lieutenant are great creatures. The Mayor is a bit trickier since you need to keep an eye on when he is going to flip out and go werewolf form. Keep a human or two handy to bring him back around if your opponent chooses not to cast anything on their turn.
This deck is swamped with creatures so some removal will be needed. Bonds of Faith can both stop problem creatures as well as boost yours so it’s great for this deck. Lighting Bolt is a tried and true removal spell and isn’t especially expensive. Bring in Path to Exile if budget isn’t an issue.
Lands are the most expensive part of any three color deck so we reduce this by playing with some Evolving Wilds to fetch basics you need to run the deck.
For strategy, just play the creatures and Soulbond where you can, preferably on the Champion of the Parish or Thalia’s Lieutenant. Attack when able but be smart. Optimal damage comes in the form of steadily boosted first and double striking humans. Eventually, you should mow a path through potential blockers.
This deck is barely $60 and all the cards are easy to find. If you wish to upgrade, there are many tribal land options as well as Collected Company. Enjoy the holy matrimony!
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