Magic Monday: A Beginner’s Guide to Magic- Blue

Todays topic- Blue!

Deemed the most unfair color in all of magic’s history.

Blue decks play very controlling magic. Cards that have defined the color include: Ancestral RecallCounterspell, and Snapcaster Mage. Seeing the picture yet? It’s permission based. Counter what you do not want to deal with and draw cards other times.

I could not find a standard mono blue deck to share, so I throw one together. Its Mono Blue Awaken and you can find it at my Tappedout.net page Here

Mono Blue Awaken(BFZ Standard)

Lands: 21
21 Island

Creatures: 15
4x Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
4x Harbinger of the Tides
4x Stratus Dancer
3x Halimar Tidecaller

Spells: 24
4x Anticipate
4x Rush of Ice
4x Clutch of Currents
4x Scatter to the Wind
4x Clash of Wills
2
Dig Through TIme
1x Negate
1x Dispel

There ya have it.

The aim is to control the early game with counters such as Clash of Wills and tap down their threats with Rush of Ice. From there, Harbinger can be used to bounce back any tapped down creature. Once you make it to the late game, cast your spells at their awaken cost to turn your lands into threats. Remember, you use a flipped Jace or Tidecaller to gain back your awaken spells once you have your mana up.

Pros- This deck gives you a bunch of ways of controlling the game and handling your opponents threats. You can counter them, bounce them, or tap them down, rendering them harmless. Your opponent needs your permission to do anything.

Cons- While you can tap down your opponents creatures, you can still run out of gas and just get mangled. Thats why we pack 6 draw spells to try to keep up the ammo. However, you do not have early game threats, so we really need to flip the Stratus Dancer to have a big flyer or land those awaken spells to have a threat for ourselves.

*Tip*- Jace is the money of the deck. Don’t feel like buying him? Just add 4 more spells like draw spells or awaken spells.

Blue is for players who- Want to have a say in what enters the field and what does not. You have access to the best counters, the best draw spells, and alternative removal. You sacrifice speed and ruthlessness for the ability to just deny your opponents every move. Oh, and also for wizards who do not care about losing friends

Next week we go Green!

Until than check out more Magic Mondays!

 

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Posted on November 30, 2015, in Magic Monday, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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