by Steve ‘DDT’ Giannopoulos
Here is a list of a a fairly inexpensive little deck that did well online. It’s not your usual top tier deck and I encourage you to at least try it out or playtest against it. It has the potential to end games very early and most of you probably own most of the cards to build it.
3 Mistcutter Hydra
3 Nylea’s Disciple
1 Pit Fight
3 Ranger’s Guile
1 Renegade Krassis
2 Tower Defense
This is pretty much a low curve aggro deck that tries to get in there and finish off your opponent with a timely Aspect of the Hydra for a lot (like 7 or more), making it akin to a Might of Oaks. If a creature like Witchstalker goes unblocked and you have the pump in your hand, it should be over or very close to it. Another thing to keep in mind is the interaction of Nylea’s trample-granting effect and Bow of Nylea: you’l only need to assign 1 damage to their blockers while attacking and trample over with the rest.
I’m not going to try to sing the praises of this particular artifact, but it also works insanely well with Polukranos. First you attack with Polukranos, he then gains deathtouch because he is attacking and finally you dump as much mana as you want into his monstrous ability. It will effectively clear all your opponent’s blockers out of the way in those longer games.
You can almost do without the 3 Mutavaults in the deck, but be warned that you do lose quite a bit of aggro possibilities versus the more controllish decks (attacking post Supreme Verdict). Give this deck a whirl before Journey into Nyx is released if you want to try something new at your local weekly touraments.