Dark Design

Friday, 11 February 2011

Kuldotha Forgemaster - We love you

We've been in love with this card ever since we saw it... We've had many goes at getting it into a deck and it seems with good casue...

Because... Kuldotha Forgemaster has hit the mainstream.....

This is Juza's GP list...
4x Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
4x Jace, the Mind Sculptor -
4x Kuldotha Forgemaster
4x Inquisition of Kozilek
1x Duress
2x Preordain
4x Everflowing Chalice
4x Sphere of the Suns
3x Tumble Magnet
3x Ratchet Bomb
1x Myr Battlesphere
1x Mind Slave
1x Blightsteel Colossus
4x Inkmoth Nexus
4x Darkslick Shores
4x Drowned Catacomb
5x Island
7x Swamp
3x Flashfreeze
3x Black Sun's Zenith
1x Platinum Emperion
2x Duress
1x Memoricide
2x Go for the Throat
1x Ratchet Bomb
1x Negate
1x Spell Pierce

Basically the only difference between this and the mastery forgery list, is that Juza uses Jace the Mind Sculptor (obviously being a budget blog we can't) and he uses sphere and chalice to ramp instead of Grand Architect...  He also makes use of main deck disruption, whereas we have that in the sideboard... but then his sideboard contains a card we run main deck... (eg Platinum Emperion...) Appart from these differences the mana base is the same as the post besieiged list ... the bombs are essentially the same and we actually have a few more tricks up our sleeve...(not that I'm saying our deck is better... after all he's the one with the undefeated pro tour record...)

Here's a history of the decks we've made featuring the Forgemaster...

Bog Blue Boom Button
Master Forgery

Monday, 7 February 2011


We haven't had a fun deck for a while and this is the first (probably of many) versions of our Knowledge Pool decks... And it's so cheap to build it's a steal....
.I call it... 
Here's a very quickly thrown together version...

4 x Knowledge pool
4 x Everflowing chalice
4 x Volition reins
4 x Crystal Ball
3 x Mind control
3 x preordain
3 x steady progress
4 x Leyline of Anticipation
4 x Ornithopter
3 x Shimmer Myr
4 x Halimar depths
4 x celestial Colonnade
14 x island

Its just a draft, but it shows that you could build a deck where the only targets your opponent could get from your side of the kinowlegde pool would be of no use to them and therefore you could steal what ever you liked from them.and you can also steal their other threats direct from their board. The best they are going to get from you is an ornithopter... Yeah they could steal your chalice or a land,  but that's the best they can hope for.... You on the other hand could go nuts...

Its more for fun than anything else, but it's so cheap I reckon everyone should make it and play it and I'd love to hear tales of folks stealing Jaces and riding them to victory...

I might even run a page called "Lets have a look at what you could have won!" where I shall display the best of the knowlege pool Hijacks..

The Leyline and the Shimmer Myr are there so you can immediately anbuse the knowledge pool the turn it ccmes in by playing the ornithopters as instants.....