Why dont people consider three deuce the best deck in extended?

Beyond Dominia: The Type 1.5/1.X Magic Mill: Why dont people consider three deuce the best deck in extended?

By extendedman on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 10:05 pm:

OK i am a extended fan down to the core i have played extended for as long as i can remember ive seen tons of decks come and go. Right now all i hear about is miracle grow? its a good deck and all but in my opinion 3-deuce is the best extended deck i have seen in a long time. why does no one agree i have won so many tournys with this deck and it does not get its credit?

By Guapeton on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 11:07 pm:

Well, for one 3 deuce gets wrecked by anything packing black or blue(post sb): massacre, submerge, hibernation, funeral charm, Back to Basics, etc.
It also has trouble against trix cause of the hibernation/ruination combo. And of course theres little chance that it will ever beat sligh...
Also, the mana base is unstable to say the least so any kind of ld deck or even a couple of wastelands can give u a real headache...
Its still a very good deck but its easy to get hated right out of a tourney.

By hi on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 07:09 am:

what is 3 deuce

By extendedman on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 08:28 am:

3 deuce is a 3 color utility deck that is red green and white. very effective.

By BrianB, the Patron of Elves and Silly Combos (Brianb) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 11:15 am:

3 deuce isn't the best deck, because there really isn't one. But it is one of a bunch that are near the top. I would think that one of its major issues might be a poor matchup with the rock. Even miracle gro (the current popular favorite) might give it a hard time, since those dryads and threshold guys get big fast, and the newer gro versions been tweaked to be more anti-creature.

By ControllUU on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 09:08 pm:

I agree that there is never one best deck, every deck can be beaten, but if you want to talk teir one, ptjunk seems a better build than three deuce, and that isn't to say either deck can beat the best two control decks in extended, oath, and U/B/G, those decks just rock the house...and besides, if you will notice bug, has recently taken on new hights in extended, and is the most versatile control deck I have ever built, yet I built it 2 months ago, and a few of my friend against my better advise decided not to play it, it is the best deck I think..hands down...

By Raist on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 10:16 am:

Another time you and your propaganda of "your B/G/U deck"!!! I think I can't navigate the posts without seeing "the best deck in extended" and how you created it, even in threads of other decks. Sigh...

By BrianB, the Patron of Elves and Silly Combos (Brianb) on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 12:26 pm:

Sometimes there is a best deck in a format. I've seen necro summer, combo winter (the winter after the urza's saga debacle), last seasons trix (not this season's trick deck, the real necro version),and the tempest-constructed PTLA where jackal pups and scrolls ruled the day. Those were broken environments because they came down to playing or playing to beat (or both) the universally-recognized best deck. Today's 1.x is much, much more wide open. The most popular deck seems to change for every GP. That's a sure sign that noone has really discovered a best deck.

By mox killer on Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 10:26 am:

can someone post a decklist

By ATW on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 12:07 pm:

This is from t64 GP Sendai

4 Savannah
4 Plateau
4 Taiga
4 Wasteland
3 Treetop Village

4 River Boa
4 Mogg Fanatic
3 Granger Guildmage
2 Skyshroud Elite
2 Druid Lyrist

4 Call of the Herd
4 Rancor
4 Land Grant
4 Seal of Cleansing
4 Swords to Plowshares
3 Incinerate
3 Cursed Scroll

4 Sanctimony
4 Pyroblast
3 Honor the Fallen
3 Pyroclasm
1 Incinerate

Kind of like PT Junk but with Cursed Scroll and none of the good cards. ;-}

By iamaviking on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 11:04 pm:

because miracle gro and miracle gro variants are in extended right now.

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