Back once again
Posted by Danny the awesome | Filed under General Mtg Chat
Hi there everyone
I know it’s been some time since I last posted and I should have a reason to explain my absence to all my loyal and adoring fans. Welcome back me and my own brand of narcissism, for without me all your lives are meaningless, or so I imagine in my own twisted mind, without the loudest voice do you not hear what it is clearly spoken? Well of course you do and nothing is being spoken its being written, Dan you’re such a prat at times I despair and yes I am referring to myself in third person.
Today I’m planning to talk about magic enemy colours particularly black and white mana decks today and how the most recent sets have made these mismatched mana bases more appealing. Well let’s start off with describing each mana base and what it generally is associated with.
White mana is generally considered to be the most pure and just of all mana bases in magic. It’s used in angel cards, clerics and generally the afterlife but does represent the wraith of heavens like cards like wraith of god.
Generally this mana goes really well with the controlling elements of blue really well or with rampy madness that is green for large creatures. It generally tends to stay away from black cards, that being said black/white decks can be awesome but I’ll get to that later.
Ah, black mana. This represents evil in its purest and most hellish forms. When we think of black mana we think of evil cults, demon worship and ultimately the demonic lords themselves. Generally this colour is linked to nasty powerful creatures that affect the player negatively like for instance Xathrid Demon.
Black is also one of the strongest for spot on removal like doomblade.
This nasty mana base generally goes well with red for furiously fast kills or black blue for canceling spot on removal. It generally shy’s away from white but this recent set changes that.
Black/White and Innistrad block
The most recent block has produced some amazing black/white cards like isolated chapel.
It also created token cards that incorporated the use of black and white cards like Lingering Souls
Lingering Souls is an awesome card as it produces flyers for a pittance worth of mana and as you all know that evasion is the quickest way to beat your opponent.
Black/White also was responsible for a new planeswalker Sorrin Lord of Innistrad
This planeswalker is powerful as it produces tokens and make all your creatures more deadly.
With the release of the last of the block demons made a big return and reanimater decks took full advantage of this but they benefit from a slightly better edge by the inclusion of white cards.
I have made a demon deck that uses a black and white mana base and I will include this in my next post but for now it’s time to wrap up.
My conclusion is that enemy coloured decks as a whole aren’t weaker than other styled decks its just that need more supported cards than others. If you can get the support cards out fast then you’re likely to crush your opponents rather quickly so try experimenting with combos of colours. However if you choose black/white cards there’s a lot of support currently in standard at the moment.