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An idea Wort redoing

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Welcome back, ye faithful readers! For today, I want to revisit the concept of ‘The loneliness of a combo deck player’, something I have done before. This time I’m taking out my Wort deck and taking it for a spin. It is a deck centered around Wort, the Raidmother, which is Wort’s Shadowmoor incarnation. For the cost of tapping two guys that share a color with a spell, you get to copy it. This means that a Wort-deck needs both guys and spells wort (get it?) conspiring. So you have Siege-Gang Commander and Empty the Warrens, but also Harmonize and Manamorphose (which is sick to conspire). Please enjoy the comic, and stick around afterwards for a decklist and such.

Deck discussion

This deck started out as another one of my decks centered around a (then) new Legendary creature, Wort, the Raidmother. My first attempts of the deck had some random green-and-red dudes (Radha, Scuzzback Scrapper) and some random spells (Primal Command, Incendiary Command, Jaws of Stone), and that didn’t really work. The more I started tuning the deck though, the more it turned into a combo-ish deck. I saw that mana and cards where important, and it turns out that having fast mana and access to lots of cards can give a deck a combination-like feel. Also, when Shards of Alara brought Dragon Fodder to the table, this upgrade from Mogg War Marshal (at least in this deck) is what gave this deck the basis for combo.

That’s what happened with this deck. Siege-Gang had been in the deck for a long time and he was a perfect token generator. From there, Skirk Prospector wasn’t far away. The biggest problem I had was finding a red draw spell, because Browbeat doesn’t draw you cards when you need it. Still, the five damage from Browbeat can turn on Spinerock Knoll almost single-handedly.

I recently came across this deck after not having played it for a long time. Maybe I can come up with some adjustments or changes to make the deck run a bit smoother. There are draws, like the first draw I have here, that just lack that Oomph that combo decks need. Luckily, if you can’t combo out with a bunch of Goblins, you still can attack with a bunch of Goblins.

Finally, here’s my current decklist. Yes, the deck is called Se7en. No, I have no idea why (anymore). It could be because of Spinerock Knoll, or it could be that in my head, red is 4 and green is 3 (white is 1, blue is 2 and black is 5, by the way).

Se7en, v3.0
Lands (22)
4 Fire-Lit Thicket
3 Forest
3 Karplusan Forest
7 Mountain
1 Pendelhaven
4 Spinerock Knoll

Creatures (13)
3 Devoted Druid
3 Siege-Gang Commander
4 Skirk Prospector
3 Wort, the Raidmother

Other spells (25)
4 Browbeat
4 Dragon Fodder
2 Empty the Warrens
3 Goblin War Strike
4 Harmonize
4 Manamorphose
4 Rite of Flame

If you have any questions, suggestions or tips, don’t hesitate to respond below. Have a good one, and see you next week!

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