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Shards of Alara Block Constructed Part 4: Jund October 3, 2008

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This article is old and has been replaced by a newer one found here.

Today I will reveal my idea for a Jund deck (red-black-green). I decided this deck should be mainly black-red despite the fact that I really like Branching Bolt:

Jund Deck (red-black-green)

4 Magma Spray
4 Resounding Thunder
4 Vithian Stinger
4 Blood Cultist
4 Blightning
4 Executioner’s Capsule
4 Goblin Deathraiders
4 Sarkhan Vol
4 Broodmate Dragon
4 Jund Panorama
4 Savage Lands
8 Mountain
6 Swamp
2 Forest

There isn’t a whole lot of other great cards in red or black worth putting in this deck, so I am confident that a good Jund deck would look something like this. All the good red and black cards are pretty much right here.
Sarkhan Vol might not be the best choice for this deck because making your creatures bigger and giving them haste will generally not be very helpful, but you can protect him with plenty of removal.

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2. adfadf - November 16, 2008

That deck looks atrocious. You obviously have never read what Sprouting Thrinax does… and why is blood cultist and vithian stinger in there? Have you ever played against another meta block deck? They would be completely irrel.

3. James - November 16, 2008

adfadf, this article came out the same day that Shards of Alara was released, so it was speculative. I think that you are right that I was over-valuing “tims” in the set for constructed play.

Sprouting Thrinax is good in a devour deck, but this deck’s main purpose wasn’t devour. I think that a devour deck would probably be better than this one. In fact, I think mono-red devour could be good.

I’m not totally impressed with Sprouting Thrinax for Shards Block because it is an early game card and requires all three colors. There isn’t a whole lot of mana fixing in the set worth playing, but you could definitely pull it off by playing 8 off-color triple lands. (Where two of the colors are correct.)

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7. lloydus - May 25, 2009

for me this deck would be a little slow and is susceptible to mana screw

im also a jund aggro player and the only cards i liked in your list was broodmate, sarkhan, and blightning

seriously take out blood cultist vithian stinger and goblin deathraiders and put in goblin outlander.

just my opinion

8. James - May 26, 2009

lloydus, Conflux wasn’t out when this deck was thought up. At the top of the post it mentions that this article is old and has been replaced. I haven’t wrote about how to make a Jund deck using Alara Reborn yet, but I sell some Jund decks at my ebay store that might be more up to date.