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    Default Re: how many lands and creatures should be in a deck of 60

    Depends on the deck typically 20-24 Lands

    White Weenie only runs 16 lands.

    It really just depends on your deck setup there are some decks that only run 4-6 creatures.

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    Default Re: how many lands and creatures should be in a deck of 60

    All of my decks have 20 lands, 20 creatures, and 20 other spells in order to mana shuffle easily but I will probably be retooling everything soon...my suggestion would be to go online and look at the contents of a theme deck based on what you want to do and build it with creatures, lands, and whatnot based very loosely on the number of different things in one of them...

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    I on the other hand disagree with Alterloth, I would never buy a theme deck unless it had multiple cards in it I actually needed for a deck that would be cheaper than buying them in singles. But if you buy a theme deck to build it up to something that may be okay I just prefer to build a more competative deck.

    On a side note you can get the dual decks and stuff if you need a ccertain planeswalker and sometimes they are cheaper than the actual planeswalker itself. They had a sale at my local shop which was the case I bought 4 duel decks for 30 bucks and got 4 Jaces and 4 Chandra's Then I took all the rest of the deck and gave them to the younger kids learning to play at my local meta.

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    Default Re: how many lands and creatures should be in a deck of 60

    When just learning the game, and judging by the question I'm assuming you are, I recommend you put in 1 land for every 2 symbols in casting costs of that color...

    So if you have 4 Path to Exile in your deck at "W" as a casting cost then for all 4 cards that's 4 "W". At 1 land for every 2 that in turn means you need to have 2 plains.

    If you have 1 Serra Angel with a casting cost of 3WW then you have 2 symbols so you need 1 plains...

    This will normally put you at about 22-24 like others have stated but for multicolor decks it also makes sure you have the right amount of each type of land.

    On an advanced mote: Non-land mana producing cards like artifacts with casting costs greater than 1 should not affect your land count. Non-land mana producing card like Llanowar Elves with a casting cost of 1 can take to place of lands at a ratio of 2:1 meaning for ever 2 cards with a 1 casting cost that can produce mana you can remove 1 land from your deck.

    On an even more advanced note: For multicolor decks I recommend you start by putting all basic lands in then start replace the basics with multi-color producing land such as city of brass at a ratio of 3:4. Meaning you can put in 3 multicolor producers but take out 4 basics. This thins your deck of a few land but the efficentcy makes up for it. Only in VERY VERY rare and extreme circumstances should your total number of land dip below 19.

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    Default Re: how many lands and creatures should be in a deck of 60

    Quote Originally Posted by Kappu1 View Post
    if you buy a theme deck to build it up to something that may be okay I just prefer to build a more competative deck.
    That's pretty much what I was getting at. I like the way that theme decks are constructed. I don't go out and buy them a lot. Some of them I find to be complete pipe dreams. I find it pretty funny sometimes when they write all this awesome text on the box, in the fold-up, etc... in order to make it seem awesome and then it doesn't turn out to be...but, the only reason I brought up the theme deck idea was to tie it into a loose way of constructing any old deck...theme decks aren't really that competitive...you could start a whole other thread on that one...but that's why you build them up to something like you said...

 

 

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