I had so much fun as a Corrupted Wild Veggie at the Veil Breach at Magelings that I decided to do my best to build a competitive deck around that theme. Corrupted Veggies have to do a lot with mana ramping so I wanted the focus of the deck to be on some of the powerful high cost spells that we got in the 5 Mystics booster set. My two favorite ones are Absolute Incineration and Swift Regeneration so I decided to build a Water/Fire/Nature deck around those cards. Both of them are extremely handy when you need to get out of a tight spot. Here is the deck I have named “Swift Incineration”[ccDeck=”Main Deck’]3 Aqua Trickster:3 Seneschal, Choten’s Lieutenant:3 General Finbarr:3 Absolute Incineration:2 Drill Storm:3 Tornado Flame:3 Swift Regeneration:3 Sprout:2 Root Trap:1 Ninja Pumkin:3 Tricky Turnip:3 Bad Apple:3 Bronze-Arm Renegade:3 Blitz Commando:2 Corporal Pepper[/ccDeck]
This is probably the best card in the whole deck. Corrupted creatures can be very aggressive and this can give them a huge cushion during late game. I can mana ramp quickly using [ccProd]Bad Apple[/ccProd] and then use [ccProd]Swift Regeneration[/ccProd] to get out [ccProd]Blitz Commando[/ccProd] and two other small Corrupted creatures. I win on the same turn or the turn after I cast it most of the time. A cool combo that came up when I was just playing for fun was with [ccProd]Ninja Pumpkin[/ccProd]. I had no shields left and a Ninja Pumpkin and my opponent had a [ccProd]Bronze-Arm Sabertooth[/ccProd] I believe. I played Swift Regeneration to get out Blitz Commando and two [ccProd]Aqua Tricksters[/ccProd]. I attacked with all the creatures to break 4 shields. My opponent had no way to remove my Ninja Pumpkin from the battle zone and had to attack it and it couldn’t be banished due to Swift Regenerations second effect, so I was able to win on my next turn. This card is also a great defense against Absolute Incineration. I played against another Corrupted deck using Swift Regeneration and he played it against me the turn before I was about to Absolute Incineration him and I could not do anything to stop him. This is just a great card and will only get better.
Right now I think this is the best mass removal spell in the game. It costs 1 less than [ccProd]Absolute Darkness[/ccProd] and it can banish a creature with 9000 power or less as well. The only downside is it is difficult to deal with [ccProd]Keeper of Laws[/ccProd], but if you are able to banish everything else, I think that is pretty handy. It works very well in this type of deck because once I reach 8 mana, I will either summon a lot of creatures in my battle zone or wipe out all my opponent’s creatures in their battle zone. It is also a great answer to cards like [ccProd]Vicious Squillace[/ccProd] Scourge, regular [ccProd]Squillace Scourge[/ccProd], and [ccProd]General Skycrusher[/ccProd]. You also have to love the look on your opponents face when you drop this bomb on them! (in a fun way, not a mean way)
I think this Veggie is underrated. 4 for 5000 is pretty relevant right now because it is bigger than [ccProd]Aqua Strider[/ccProd], [ccProd]Tricky Turnip[/ccProd], [ccProd]Keeper of Laws[/ccProd], and [ccProd]Major Ao[/ccProd]. He actually has won me many duels. Having to attack every turn might seem like a weakness, but you want to attack with this deck anyway and no one is really using any blockers that are bigger than him. It is a card your opponent has to answer and if they do he goes straight to mana and helps you get closer to your spells. I just love everything about this card. His two abilities are called Red Hot and Pikcled! With a Flavor Text of “Fire tested, Nature approved.” He is just a really funny card that people don’t see coming which can give you a huge advantage. I was playing someone using Vile Malvictus in their deck. That type of card would normally destroy Corrupted decks but I just focused on putting him out there with cards like Ninja Pumpkin and [ccProd]General Finbarr[/ccProd] in order to make that card useless. This is a perfect example of a card that people just toss to the side but really is not that bad when you use it. People might disagree with me and still think it’s bad but my opponents who have lost to this card know that it isn’t.
You can’t use a Wild Veggie deck without using Ninja Pumpkin. He has a solid 5000 power which is stronger than a lot of creatures currently being used. He is also a great answer to rush decks. It works as a shield against [ccProd]Blinder Beetle Prime[/ccProd]. If he is my only creature in the battle zone and my opponent summons Prime, he is forced to attack him first instead of my shields. This type of ability is very interesting and I cannot wait to try out [ccProd]Sumo Artichoke[/ccProd] when it comes out because it is just like Ninja Pumpkin expect even more powerful because it can tap itself when it enters the battle zone.
Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover
This deck may look silly to you, but it is actually a highly competitive deck. I won a Duel Day with it, which I know isn’t saying much but I have lost many games with decks that people might say are better. If you love Corrupted creatures and Wild Veggies this might be the deck for you. It is very fun to play and has a lot of synergy. Always play test with cards before deciding if they are good or not. Remember it is not all about winning, but having fun! Also, the Circuit Series makes its next stop in Washington, D.C. on May 31st-June 1st, 2014! Click the picture below to see all the details!