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Aug 30 2013

Standard (for now) Newt Combo

When the M14 spoilers started rolling out one thing really caught my eye; The Festering Newt combo engine. I found it particularly interesting that Magic: was giving such a blatant combo engine to us wrapped neatly in a core set. The more I thought about it though, the more I saw that this combo would take a great deal of work and the right deck synergy to make it a true threat. As I started playing around with ways to use the combo, and how to make sure I could utilize all three of the cards involved, it became apparent that I would need re-usability out of every card I played in the deck. So this is what I came up with:

Festering Newt x4

Blood Artist x4

Butcher Ghoul x4

Gnawing Zombie x4

Xathrid Necromancer x4

Bogbrew Witch x4

Elixir of Immortality x2

Vile Rebirth x3

Bubbling Cauldron x3

Immortal Servitude x2

Doom Blade x4

Swamp x22

 

 

Elixir and Servitude give me a constant reset option, and allow for the game to prolong a bit. I have considered throwing Deathrite Shaman into this deck for the life gain option, but it doest really seem worth the slot. As I worked more and more with the combo zombies seemed to be a natural fit, thus the choices of the zombie cards. That’s all I have for now, let me know what you think!

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