Whispers of the Muse: Spectral Legions (Innistrad)
Welcome to the first Whispers of the Muse piece for Innistrad. This week we’ve received not one, but two requests for a second look at Spectral Legions, the Blue/White ‘skies’ deck featuring some of the many Spirit-centered cards on offer. Let’s see what they had to say. Our first letter comes from Bradley B, who had the following to say:
I recently purchased the pre-con deck Innistrad Spectral Legions. I wanted to build a aggro tribal Spirit deck based off this. I don’t have any mythic rare spirits such as the Geist of Saint Traft, but I have:
…and doubles of each of the commons and uncommons included already in the deck. I would like to keep it standard and within the Innistrad block any suggestions on how to make this deck more effective would be greatly appreciated. I want to stick with blue and white.
Another thing that concerns me is the mana cost of some of the Geists they tend to be a little intense. I also noticed people put 4 copies of Feeling of Dread in their constructed geist decks online.
He also adds that he’d like the deck to be budget-friendly.
The other letter is from Richard M. Richard- a new player- has some thoughts of his own:
I’m just starting in MTG, I’ve been playing on xbox and am just starting to make the move to actual cards. I am starting with a W/B Innistrad deck and would value your insight into how to beef up the deck to FNM form (so I can win the odd game, haha!), Cheers:
1. Spectral legions (I’ve dropped Lost in the Mist and Negate for another Moon Heron, Voiceless Spirit, I also threw in another Rebuke. Also subbed a plains out for a Moorland Haunt).
2. Anything legal at FNM (constructed)
3. I have Stony Silence, Grimoire of the Dead, no real gamebreaker rares though!
I’m keen to first learn how to play with the cards I have properly but am also keen to acquire any key cards you suggest for building a solid beatdown deck!
Who has some ideas on how to tune the deck? What would you add? What cards would you remove? For reference, here’s the stock decklist:
As always, we look forward to hearing the thoughts and feedback from the community!
As a final bonus, many of you participated in or followed along with the 2010-11 Preconstructed Deck Championships. The winner of the prediction contest, Icehawk, has graciously donated his prize (a pair of Intro Decks, one from M12 and one from Innistrad) to Whispers of the Muse submitters. Since today’s Whispers has two, we’ll be giving one randomly to each! Enjoy!