Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Deck of the Week: BW Exalted Bolas

Welcome to my second deck of the week, Black White Exalted Bolas. Last week's Blood Artist Token deck proved to be extremely awesome in Standard casual (winning over 75% of it's matches).

This week's deck, BW Exalted Bolas, is centered around the Exalted mechanic in M13.

Disciple of Bolas.  Gain Life, Draw Cards, Be Happy!
Here's the main strategy - Getting as many exalted creatures on the board as possible, swinging in with 1 giant creature (via the exalted bonuses), sac'ing that creature with Disciple of Bolas after it deals it's damage, then gaining lot's of life and drawing lots of cards. Rinse and Repeat.

Secondary strategies include:
If my opponent has no creatures out I'll be able to attack with quite a few creatures since: 
  1. Creatures are low cost. 
  2. I should have a pretty full hand bc of Disciple of Bolas sac'ing. 
Sorin, Lord of Innistrad can generate a tiny 1/1 life linker which can grow massively due to Exalted. We'll be able to gain a ton of life, do a lot of damage and pump Sorin. 

Vault of the Archangel turns our "crew" into death touching, life giving bad boys...yeah, it's a lot of mana to activate vault of the archangel but the effect is just soooo awesome in either attacking or blocking. 
Disentomb allows us to reuse Disciple of Bolas. 

Creatures - 22

  • 4 x Knight of Infamy - exalted, protection from white...awesome.
  • 4 x Knight of Glory - exalted, protection from black...more awesome.
  • 4 x Disciple of Bolas - massive abilities in this deck. Has the potential of allowing us to gain a ton of life and cards.
  • 3 x Duty-Bound Dead - exalted, only costs 1b mana, allows us to regenerate in a pinch.\
  • 4 x Aven Squire - exalted flyer and cheap to cast.
  • 2 x Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis - exalted closer, makes them sac their creatures before they're able to block. I'm betting he'll probably see a lot of board play in this deck for the simple fact that by the time he get's out on the board my other creatures would have taken the brunt of their anti-creature/mana-leak type cards.
  • 1 x Sublime Archangel - Not sure the Sublime archangel is going to stay, but she's an exalted flyer that can pump Bolas and Sorin tokens.
Spells - 14

Lands - 24

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