Geist pressure

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Geist pressure

Postby Crivaro » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:41 pm

MAINBOARD
3x Confound
3x Curiosity
4x Essence Scatter
1x Evolving Wilds
1x Explorer's Scope
4x Galina's Knight
1x Geist of Saint Traft
1x Haunted Fengraf
10x Island
4x Lotus Petal
1x Loxodon Warhammer
4x Mana Leak
3x Ninja of the Deep Hours
6x Plains
3x Soaring Seacliff
3x Spell Pierce
4x Steel of the Godhead
4x Wingcrafter


SIDEBOARD SO FAR
3x Annul
3x Hindering Touch
4x Relic of Progenitus
2x Revoke Existence


MAYBEBOARD
1x Bonesplitter
1x Desert
1x Distortion Strike
1x Feeling of Dread
1x Gitaxian Probe
1x Mask of Memory
1x Mental Misstep
1x Nearheath Pilgrim
1x Ponder
1x Rune Snag
1x Scrabbling Claws
1x Slippery Bogle
1x Spell Snare
1x Sylvok Lifestaff
1x Vapor Snag
1x Zealous Guardian


THIS IS THE FIRST PRESSURE DECK FOR NOBLE. Why pressure? You want to keep control over the spells while doing a lot of damage to get your opponent in the defensive asap.

Not much Mass-Removal out there. So I'll go with Hexproof-Cotrol & Aggro. Massive card draw, lifelink and pressure is all you need. Together with control-elements (AKA Counters) you should win very fast. Galina's Knight is against Red-Burn, to keep up more pressure faster (I don't like it...).

UNCOMMONS: 3x Curiosity and 1x Loxodon Warhammer (I think I'll cut him, too slow).

Still working on this deck. The maybeboard contains cards I consider playing.
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Re: Geist pressure

Postby mandroid » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:33 pm

Not sure whether you mean that you don't like the Knight or if you don't like mono red burn, but you could always play Esper Stormblade or Bant Sureblade if you can reliably have the geist (and you should considering that it has hexproof and mass removal in this format is quite limited, plus you're playing tons of stuff that turns it into a crazy beating)
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Re: Geist pressure

Postby NoirCroix » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:37 pm

You should also try out Steel of the Godhead. It's also fantastic with Esper Stormblade and Geist of Saint Traft. I have a similar deck and I also use Ethercaste Knight in the MB and have 4 Galina's Knight in the SB.
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Re: Geist pressure

Postby mandroid » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:02 pm

Also my standard experience with geist has shown me that you want to leave as much mana open as possible to protect your lead. How about Distortion Strike or Emerge Unscathed to support Geist? They're free the second time around. Emerge will also protect him from pyroclasm effects.
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Re: Geist pressure

Postby NoirCroix » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:15 am

Protecting the Geist is important. However Steel of the Godhead will give him +2/+2 lifelink, and unblockable because he is both blue and white. Making him a 4/4, which definately puts him out of pyroclasm range. Also I like running Sundering Growth over Revoke Existence just because of the janky combo of populating the angel token from Geist.
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Re: Geist pressure

Postby mandroid » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:48 am

Yeah, steel is probably better than either of those options I mentioned, but they're definitely possible slot fillers, and in the case of distortion strike a good 1-of. Plus to put the pressure on you need to plop down the geist, and you can't always rely on having six mana - a one mana counterspell is great to protect him for the critical turn until you can turn on your steel.

An aside here on my choice of a 1-of: I know many people dislike 1-ofs, but I play plenty of them when a deck I have sees a card that would work out very very well in the deck, but drawing more than one of them would be a dead draw, which is fairly accurate since if you're getting 14 damage out of distortion strike, the rest of your cards can probably support you for that last 6 damage.
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