Wednesday, 9 December 2015


“Hey babe, are you a fishing model? Because I find you to be quite allurin’ ”. I am now going to take a moment to apologize to everyone.. these introductions can be hard sometimes! However, with that out of the way, I want to talk about a deck that has a lot of history in the game: Aluren.

Aluren as a card has been around for a pretty long time, but it took a bit more before becoming a viable combo-type deck. In fact, the earliest reference that I found for it came in the form of Raisin Bran – of course, referencing the days when combo decks were named after breakfast cereals. The deck was very cool, and so I don’t want to talk about it as I may choose to do so in its own article some day.

Alright, so with that pointless paragraph out of the way, let’s move on to the actual deck, shall we? Man-o-War is an all-star in Aluren, combining with Cavern Harpy and cards such as Wall of Blossoms and Raven Familiar to dig through your library to find the win condition(s) you need. The loss of life resulting from Harpy is negated by Spike Feeder and Soul Warden, which also happens to be part of the combo to win.

How to win. As I mentioned before, there are several combo pieces that work in tandem with each other (and the separate combos). The actual win condition however, is the combination of Soul Warden and Maggot Carrier. I included 2 of each to be safe, but the numbers for them are at your own discretion. With Aluren in play you want to ‘cast’ Soul Warden, then Carrier – followed by the loop of Carrier and Harpy.

I don’t want to write about too many of the cards I omitted in this brew, because as I mentioned before, they are prevalent in other Aluren-based combos. I do want to mention Wirewood Savage however, as it is great with Harpy to just cycle through your deck to find the win conditions. Happy Brewing!



1 Island
2 Polluted Delta
2 Windswept Heath
3 Wooded Foothills
4 Bayou
4 Tropical Island
4 Forest

Total: 20


1 Spike Feeder
3 Man-o'-War
4 Cavern Harpy
4 Raven Familiar
3 Wall of Blossoms
4 Wall of Roots
2 Soul Warden
2 Maggot Carrier

Total: 23


4 Aluren
4 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Chain of Vapor
3 Intuition
1 Duress

Total: 17


1 Cabal Therapy
1 Wall of Blossoms
2 Blue Elemental Blast
3 Hydroblast
2 Pernicious Deed
3 Eladamri's Vineyard
2 Elephant Grass
1 Stern Proctor

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