Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Deck of the Week: Quillspike Combo

Reveillark-Body Double and Seismic Swans isn't the only existing combo in the current Standard. Shadowmoor and Eventide brought us two simple combo pieces, Devoted Druid and Quillspike, which can go off by turn four if done without interruption or combined with cards like Rite of Consumption and Fling. Here's how the combo works:

1. Tap the Devoted Druid to add G to your mana pool.
2. Put a -1/-1 on it to untap.
3. Use that -1/-1 counter to give Quillspike a +3/+3 boost.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3.

The result? an infinite power/toughness Beast ready to pound your opponent or ready to be sacrificed to Rite of Consumption. Here is a decklist that made top 4 on the MWS Trial tournament at Magic-league.com.

Maindeck
4 Gilt-Leaf Palace
3 Forest
1 Pendelhaven
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4 Swamp
4 Llanowar Wastes
3 Mosswort Bridge
2 Twilight Mire

3 Cloudthresher
3 Shriekmaw
2 Deity of Scars
4 Quillspike
4 Kitchen Finks
4 Devoted Druid
2 Vexing Shusher

2 Makeshift Mannequin
4 Rite of Consumption
3 Damnation
3 Primal Command
2 Thoughtseize
2 Profane Command

Sideboard
1 Shriekmaw
2 Mind Shatter
1 Damnation
1 Cloudthresher
2 Thoughtseize
4 Guttural Response
3 Murderous Redcap
1 Slaughter Pact

For other decks featured on the previous weeks, see it here.

1 comment:

Dee said...

Cool deck. It might even be a contender in the Shards of Alara Standard format. Damnation will be hard to replace but most of the cards in the deck will not rotate out.