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Manaless Dredge?

June 13, 2011

This Past weekend we saw several decks, some were expected, some rogue, some just didn’t work and then some just stood out!

One particular deck that stood out was from Alexander Lapping who was “dueling” with a very different style of deck. a manaless deck. While the concept it’s unheard of I mean there is One Land/Two Land Belcher Decks, Nine Land Stompy, and if you go the way of Vintage manaless is pretty easy. But No Mana Dredge that just sounds crazy and off the wall!!

According to Alexander Lapping who built this badboy with his brewmaster partner Michael Joy this deck is unlike your typical dredge. it doesn’t mulligan, and you always draw and discard. However, it has bad match up against combo and is slower to play but can still turn 2 kill.

“The deck is resilient to Tormod’s Crypt, because you can always just draw and discard a new card,” he said. “It does have an impact and it does slow you down, but that’s all it does. Because we have Ichorids, we usually have a shrunken graveyard anyway.”

This I found to be a surprising angel of the deck, being resilent to a crypt? that’s some pretty heavy tech for a graveyard deck. which makes me really wonder the power behind it.

So lets take a look at this deck.


1 Angel of Despair
4 Chancellor of the Annex
4 Chancellor of the Dross
4 Chancellor of the Forge
3 Gigapede
4 Golgari Grave-Troll
4 Golgari Thug
4 Ichorid
4 Narcomoeba
4 Nether Shadow

4 Shambling Shell
4 Stinkweed Imp
4 Street Wraith

4 Bridge from Below

4 Cabal Therapy
4 Dread Return


4 Chalice of the Void
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Sphinx of the Steel Wind
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Iona, Shield of Emeria
4 Gitaxian Probe

If you take a look at the bolded section, you have a great recursion ratio with bridges from below, twelve creatures that just pop out and be like heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey guy, take some damage for me.

I really do like the concept of this deck and will probably give it a shot, just to see how it plays out.


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