New Illusions-Donate??

Beyond Dominia: The Type 1.5/1.X Magic Mill: New Illusions-Donate??

By Camron on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 09:24 am:

Does anybody think that this deck list is a viable Illusions-Donate??

14 Island
4 Adakar Waste
4 Tundra

4 Accumulated Knowledge
2 Brainstorm
1 Capsize
4 Counterspell
4 Donate
3 Abeyance
4 Force of Will
4 Illusions of Grandeur
1 Impulse
3 Intuition
4 Merchant Scroll
4 Sapphire Medallion

1 Hibernation
2 Hydroblast
3 Morphling
3 Orim's Chant
1 Abeyance
2 Stroke of Genius
3 Wrath of God

Any changes are welcome.......

By dustin on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 01:02 pm:

it looks viable. i would like to get some info after you actually test it vs the top decks. see how it does vs budde's illusions, reanimator, oath, 3-duece, junk.

By BrianB, the Patron of Elves and Silly Combos (Brianb) on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 01:41 pm:

I think red goes a lot farther than white as a splash color. Abeyance is ok, but doesn't justify another color. I'd also be a little nervous about running wrath on only 8 white sources (and wastable sources at that). And if you must splash white--why are you leaving out white's best asset--disenchant and friends? Surely you can make some sb room for some seals or something.

By Camron on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 01:59 pm:

Well I'm going to a PTQ this weekend and I'll play either this or Budde's deck. It's pretty much up for grabs....but my friends keep telling me that there's no way this deck can do anything, but I really like the delaying of the opponents deck for a turn or two it seems like it would create a real advantage. I also just thought about either taking out the extra abeyance or an orim chant, or most likely the WOG's and adding some type of enchantment removal.Any other suggestions??

By BrianB, the Patron of Elves and Silly Combos (Brianb) on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 03:46 pm:

Budde's is just a lot stronger. Red already has wrath of god (for the litle fast creatures anyway, which are the ones that worry you anyway). It's pyroclasm, and it's much more efficient. The only problem it doesn't clear is a turn 2 reanimated fatty, but wrath of god might not save you from that either. Red also has an answer to counterspells. Pyroblast can't be run main (at least right now), but overall, it does the job as well as abeyance. Also, red gives you fire/ice which is probably the most clever card in the entire deck. It deals with small creatures (possibly gaining card advantage), deals with minor life gain, is fetchable with merchant scroll, and can cycle (and taps something while it does so). The only thing in white that i'd even remotely want in white is seal (maybe swords, but i doubt it), and even that is not a huge deal.

By Camron on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 09:10 am:

This is propably going to be the version of ID that I will be playing in the PTQ this Sat.:

4 Illusions
4 Donate
4 Sapphire Medallion
4 Helm of Awakening
4 Frantic Search
1 Capsize
2 Brainstorm
4 Accumulated Knowledge
4 Intuition
4 Force of Will
4 Merchant Scroll
21 Islands

By Drizzt on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 09:44 am:

If anyone cares, here is my version:

Spells (38)

4x Illusions
4x Donate
4x Counterspell
4x FoW
4x Merchant Scroll
4x Accumulated Knowledge
4x Intuition
4x Sapphire Medallion
2x Brainstorm
1x Mystical Tutor
1x Fire/Ice
1x Capsize
1x Morphling (alternate win condition, is a major surprise when he comes out)

Land (22)

4x Volcanic Island
4x Shivan Reef
14x Island

I have also thought about dropping the Reefs for Mountains to allow for 3x Ruinations in the SB.

As for your deck Camron, Red is really better than white in this deck. Red has all the goods to deal with the major challanges to this deck.

By Drizzt on Monday, December 03, 2001 - 12:49 pm:

So, did anybody play Donate this weekend or play against it?

I have slightly altered my deck from the above version:

-1 Intuition
-1 Mystical Tutor
-2 Brainstorm
-2 Shivan Reef
+1 Impulse
+2 Fire/Ice
+1 Stroke of Genius
+2 Mountain


2x Morph
4x Pyro
1x Hydro
3x Ruination
1x Hibernation
1x Stroke of Genius
3x Pyroclasm

Any thoughts on Donate in general?

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