Saturday, January 17, 2009

Looking for Jund Deck Ideas

While feeling bored at work again and my client hasn't been online for about 6 hours, I decided to brainstorm for decks I'm longing to pilot for our future tournaments and also in preparation for the arrival of Conflux in Standard. I've always wanted to create a Jund mana based list so I looked for ideas at Here's a few of what I've found.

RGB Ramp by Gerry Thompson
4 Chameleon Colossus
3 Cloudthresher
4 Sprouting Thrinax

1 Loxodon Warhammer
4 Fertile Ground
4 Jund Charm
4 Resounding Thunder
3 Garruk Wildspeaker
3 Rampant Growth
3 Violent Ultimatum
2 Eyeblight's Ending

3 Forest
2 Mountain
2 Swamp
3 Fire-Lit Thicket
4 Reflecting Pool
4 Savage Lands
4 Treetop Village
3 Twilight Mire

Most of the list I've found are built around Jund Ramp, utilizing Rampant Growth and Fertile Ground to power up big spells like Violent Ultimatum and bomb creatures. I might consider a few test play for the list above.

The next one is from Magic: The Gathering Worlds 2008 and was piloted by Ji-Hoon Lee. The list below.

Jund Ramp by Ji-Hoon Lee
Magic Worlds 2008 - Top Standard Decks
2 Shriekmaw
3 Kitchen Finks
4 Cloudthresher
4 Chameleon Colossus
1 Broodmate Dragon

4 Rampant Growth
2 Resounding Thunder
2 Primal Command
2 Loxodon Warhammer
4 Jund Charm
4 Garruk Wildspeaker
4 Fertile Ground

2 Twilight Mire
2 Treetop Village
2 Swamp
4 Reflecting Pool
1 Mountain
2 Mosswort Bridge
1 Llanowar Wastes
4 Forest
3 Fire-Lit Thicket
3 Savage Lands

3 Firespout
3 Guttural Response
2 Mind Shatter
1 Naturalize
1 Razormane Masticore
3 Thoughtseize
2 Violent Ultimatum

Getting on the top standard decks at Worlds is a great achievement for this list. I like the two Loxodon Warhammers main deck, thinking of the Colossus swinging with it is equal to GG.

The third list is the latest addition that I found at the site. This one, named Fatty Burny by Matthew Keene, is the 5th placer of the The Eric Beck Invitational tournament. See the list.

Fatty Burny by Matthew Keene
4 Kitchen Finks
4 Chameleon Colossus
3 Cloudthresher
2 Broodmate Dragon
2 Shriekmaw

4 Fertile Ground
2 Rampant Growth
3 Firespout
2 Jund Charm
3 Garruk Wildspeaker
3 Eyeblight's Ending
2 Makeshift Mannequin
2 Loxodon Warhammer

4 Savage Lands
4 Treetop Village
3 Karplusan Forest
4 Fire-Lit Thicket
2 Llanowar Wastes
1 Twilight Mire
3 Mountain
2 Forest
1 Swamp

2 Primal Command
1 Eyeblight's Ending
3 Resounding Thunder
2 Jund Charm
3 Vithian Stinger
1 Cloudthresher
3 Liliana Vess

As you may have noticed, Matthew's list got an update with regards to the metagame with the inclusion of Firespouts, which I think is for Boat Brew and B/W Tokens, to backup Jund Charm. Also, the sideboard has three Vithian Stingers for use against the tokens. I was a bit surprised with his tech of sideboarding Liliana Vess. Maybe its for 5CC. I'm not sure.

All I need now is test play these three list and maybe make adjustments to suit the metagame in our area. I hope though that I can come up with a final list before buying the actual cards. I've been buying alot lately so I needed to tighten the money belt as Conflux will be arriving in two weeks.

I'm open for suggestions for the sideboard so feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for reading guys. :)


jamiehimm said...

im playing a jund ramp deck, ive been doing really well with it

2 broodmate dragon
4 chameleon colossus
2 cloud thresher
4 kitchen finks

3 garruk
2 liliana vess

1 mind shatter
1 violent ultimatum
1 makeshift mannequin
2 profane command
3 primal command
2 resounding thunder
4 fertile ground
2 rampant growth
3 jund charm

4 treetop villiage
3 twighlight mire
3 firelit thicket
3 graven cairns
3 forest
3 mountain
2 swamp
3 reflecting pool


2 mind shatter
4 thought seize
3 fire spout
2 shriekmaw
4 gutteral response

with this land base, you dont need savage lands. this mana base is the best that ive used. theres nothing worse than needing that 6th land drop and getting a CIPT land...

liliana vess gets borded out vs aggro for shriekmaws.. but stays in main because this deck crushes creature decks as it is, control is the hard match up, and vess destroys control decks... also you can "Vess Primal command lock" them. also she isnt useless if your first match is aggro, she takes away a threat from there hand, and then has 6 loyalty for them to deal with which takes heat off you for a bit, also can search for a board sweeper

kitchen finks is way better than sprouting thrinax in this deck

1 manneqquin is enough, alot of games you will find it in your hand for a long time because u have no creatures in the grave, also you can search it with liliana if need be

3 garruk, 2 rampant, 3 fertile is perfect amount of excel for what THIS deck is playing

BOARD: thought seize, shatter, gutteral for in vs control

spout and shriekmaw vs aggro

resounding thunder is good late game but can take out an early threat if need be.

currently considering:
1 more violent ultimatum
1 more thresher
1 more rampamt growth if the first two happen

what do you think?

Death Mark said...

Thanks for the great comment Jamie. I like your list. I'm considering of balancing the number of fertile ground and rampant growth to avoid Ajani Vengeant's first ability. I think you'll be needing the third Cloudthresher in the sideboard.

Death Mark said...

How's your matchup with the Faes?

jamiehimm said...

well, vs fae, i do pretty well, after board its alot better. I agree that the 3rd thresher in the board will make it even easyer though. and i agree with the ajani thing aswell (that actually happened to me once) do you think 3 rampant 3 fertile? or 4&3?

Death Mark said...

I think 3 of each will do.