So, Kenny and I officially have to leave our apartment in search of a new one and it’s $1700 to break the lease, so we don’t get an eviction.
I’ve put some of our Magic cards on eBay, so if y’all could take a look or let your friends know and purchase one or two I would appreciate it!
So far I’ve got my foil Avacyn, regular Avacyn, Cavern of Souls and Liliana Vess up, but I will be going through the rest of my cards/binders today.
Any help is much appreciated!
Archers’ Parapet | Art by Wayne Reynolds
Location: A foliage-covered tower of an Abzan fortress
Action: This is an Abzan tower manned by human archers. They fire their bows into the air, and the arrows have begun to arc down and “hit” the viewer.
Focus: The plant-covered tower and its archers
Mood: We probably shouldn’t have tried to attack this side of the fortress.
Dazzling Rampart | Art by Jung Park
Color: White creature
Location: Sunny day in the desert
Action: Show an exterior wall of an Abzan fortress. Abzan soldiers along the top of the wall hold mirrors that catch the sun’s light, sending dazzling, blinding light down toward the ground. It looks so bright that anyone who approached these walls would be instantly blinded.
Focus: The wall and the mirrors
Mood: A clever Abzan defense employed against the other clans
Outwit, outlast, and outplay your opponents.
Abzan is unique in that it is a deck that excels at dominating the midgame—which this deck demonstrates nicely.
While it doesn’t curve out as quickly as some other decks, its creatures continually growing in size ensures you will win most board stalls. Additionally, sharing all of your abilities makes things very difficult for your opponent. Creatures that shouldn’t normally be able to fly over suddenly can!
This deck plays like a midrange deck with plenty of creatures. It has a ton of ways to spend mana, so keeping the overall mana cost down is important: even if the individual mana costs are cheap, between outlast and other activated abilities you’ll have plenty to do with it!
The other key is making sure your deck is fine at both ends. Making sure you have things to do early so aggressive decks don’t run you over and that you’re also full of options later on so control decks don’t punish you is important. In tweaking this deck, I’ll be looking to shore up both ends of the spectrum, since the midgame is already in our favor.