Candy Coated Coloured Chaos
Hi there everyone
Today I would like to talk about the different colours of mana. So to do this we need to break down what each colour is commonly used for and what their weaknesses are.
We’ll start with one of my favorite colours Black. Black mana represents zombies, vampires and the unholy elements to magic, leaving the impression the mages who weld it have made pacts with arcane forces.
This was best represented in older black cards that would involve you paying life to play certain spells and this took a certain sort of skill when choosing to play spells. Its weakness to other colours lies in the fact that it’s rather slow in comparison to red decks and lacks ramp like green decks. It’s generally bedfellows with red to add the nastiness of speed together with some of the best instant removal ever made. A slightly stranger match is black and white, kinda like the odd couple shown below,
Now that combination of removal and cheap creatures can prove devastating as I have shown in my dark blade deck.
Right that’s enough about black mana lets now focus on its polar opposite white mana. White mana is seen to be more a holy linking with angels and spirits in contrast to black’s deals with the unholy. Now white hasn’t really changed that much since early magic, it uses small cheap creatures and damage prevention to win the day just as it always has done. White mana by any means isn’t dull it has board wipe cards and excellent removal spells that can cause whole sale destruction to your opponent.
Kind of like the picture below just more metaphorically
White tends to be paired together with green as to create rampaging angelic monstrosities really quickly and efficiently. It also goes well with blue in control decks, the continuous sweep kick kind of player loves these decks, that match up is one of the most effective deck types in the whole of magic. The only weakness of what it some of its creatures are really weak and could be easily crushed under foot by massive green creatures.
That’s enough on white why don’t we take a look blue mana next. Blue mana consists of the best control spells ever printed, counter spell = win , it also centers on the depths of oceans and is known for having some of the biggest creatures second to green mana.
Kind of like the sea monster shown below.
Blue mana tends to go with well with white or black for various types of control decks but has sometimes been used together with green to create other interesting types of decks. Blue decks main weakness could be the lack of acceleration for its larger creatures so it could easily be left in the dust of fast red decks or mana accelerating green decks.
Well only two more types of mana to go so let’s start with green mana. Green mana is the best kind of mana for assuring you’re able to play your spells. This is done through acceleration spells like rampant growth. Green also sports the largest creatures and favors abilities like trample. Green mana could also be linked with nature and its brutality.
Green tends to go well with white but also goes well with red to make nasty ramp decks.
Greens main flaw is that it lacks any creature removal or canceling spells so if a threat hits the table your just got to hope you can crush your opponent underfoot rather than relying on removal.
The final colour to talk about is red which is also another favorite of mine. Red mana, the power of boiling volcanic fury, grants its wielder the power to walk past defenses and lob spells straight at an opponents face. Red mana favorites small creatures and direct damage to greens big creatures but that’s not say they don’t have big threats like dragons!
Reds only weakness I feel is stalling or dealing with life gain as your goal when playing red is to kill your opponent quickly and not allow them to gain a strong footing in the match.
Well that’s all we have time for today, if you have any comments please post below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading and stay frosty