Outside the Box – ChromantiGeThere

Today I’d like to talk to you about a deck that was inspired by my GP sealed pool that definitely didn’t get there. However it could have been my mistake for not playing Chromanticore and simply playing all the splashable cards in the pool to hopefully be able to cast the 5 colour beast. I did also have 3 scry lands and looking back I probably should have played the Chromanticore deck, I still doubt it would have done well but lifelink is an incredible ability.

With all that on the drive back from Montreal myself and the group I went up with came up with various deck ideas, and one of the arch types that came up with was ChromantiGeThere. Especially due to the fact we had been joking all weekend on how opening 5 lands and a Chromanticore would just have to be played, which at the time was a joke until I got passed almost that and I decided to play Ship Breaker Kraken get there instead, which didn’t. So moving forward here is the standard Deck list that I managed to come up with.

Creatures: 12

4 Chromanticore
4 Sylvan Caryatid
4 Kiora’s Follower

Planeswalkers: 4

4 Kiora, The Crashing Wave

Other Spells: 19

4 Chromatic lantern
4 Mizzium Mortars
4 Cyclonic Rift
3 Divination
4 Abrupt Decay

Lands: 25

2 Breeding pool
2 Overgrown tomb
2 Stomping Grounds
2 Temple Garden
2 Blood Crypt
2 Godless Shrine
2 Hallowed Fountain
2 Sacred Foundry
2 Steam Vents
2 Watery Grave
2 Temple of mystery
2 Temple of Abandon
1 Temple of Plenty

Just to note I have not yet play tested this deck at all nor have I tested the Mana base, so there is still a lot of room for improvement I am sure. But basically the deck is supposed to be able to consistently ramp into Chromanticore and be able to play him no later than turn 5 hopefully turn 3 or 4. Kiora is our other win condition, or another excellent way to ramp into Chromanticore or draw those lands we need. I think the removal is almost the best removal in the format assuming we can make them overload when we need them too. With a Chromatic Lantern in play we should easily be able to overload Mizzium Mortars and it is also ramp.

So with that let me know what you think and if anyone actually is running or feels like attempting to run a Chromanticore Deck let me know what you come up with and how you have done with it. There is definitely potential with Chromanticore, but not sure how viable it truly is.

Article submitted by Alexander J. Curry
If you would like to send feedback, questions or article ideas please feel free to email Alex at: MTGOutsidethebox@gmail.com

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