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Affinity is a heavily artifact reliant Deck originating from Mirrodin which has introduced the Affinity mechanic.The deck has never lost it's basic premise of laying down a lot of cheap costed Artifacts and Artifacts which cost have been reduced by Affinity, replenishing a the hand with Thoughtcast and win by continuously attacking. In the end any creature, sometimes just an Ornithopter, boosted by either a Cranial Plating or the +1/+1 Counters of an Arcbound Ravager finishes the job. Direct Damage spells such as Shrapnel Blast, Fling and Soul's Fire have also been used throughout the deck's history.

As said, the deck has evolved continuously and survived the respective bannings of Skullclamp, AEther Vial and Disciple of the Vault as well as continuous printing of hate cards such as Kataki, War's Wage.

In 2008, Mike Flores named Pierre Canali's Affinity deck, with which he won Pro Tour Columbus in 2005, the 9th most powerful Extended deck of all time. [1]

Affinity - Pierre Canali - Pro Tour Columbus 2005  
Lands
2 Ancient Den
2 Blinkmoth Nexus
1 City of Brass
4 Darksteel Citadel
2 Glimmervoid
4 Seat of the Synod
4 Vault of Whispers

Creatures
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Arcbound Worker
4 Disciple of the Vault
4 Frogmite
4 Meddling Mage
3 Myr Enforcer
3 Somber Hoverguard
Other
4 AEther Vial
4 Chromatic Sphere
3 Cranial Plating
4 Thoughtcast
Sideboard
3 Cabal Therapy
3 Chill
1 City of Brass
3 Engineered Plague
3 Kami of Ancient Law
2 Seal of Removal


Affinity - Alex Majlaton - Grand Prix Charlotte 2005  
Lands
4 Blinkmoth Nexus
4 Sulfurous Springs
4 Great Furnace
4 Seat of the Synod
4 Vault of Whispers

Creatures
3 Ornithopter
4 Arcbound Worker
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Frogmite
3 Atog
3 Myr Enforcer
Other
4 Terrarion
3 Pyrite Spellbomb
3 Pithing Needle
4 Cranial Plating
3 Thoughtcast
3 Shrapnel Blast
Sideboard:
4 Darkblast
4 Cabal Therapy
3 Overload
2 Flaring Pain
2 Duress


Affinity - Daniel Posey - PTQ Honolulu 2009 in Houston  
Lands
4 Ancient Den
4 Great Furnace
4 Seat of the Synod
2 Tree of Tales
4 Vault of Whispers

Creatures
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Arcbound Worker
4 Frogmite
4 Master of Etherium
4 Myr Enforcer
4 Ornithopter
Other
3 Soul's Fire
4 Thoughtcast
3 Chromatic Star
4 Cranial Plating
4 Springleaf Drum
Sideboard:
4 Ethersworn Canonist
4 Ancient Grudge
3 Boil
4 Path to Exile


[edit] References

  1. Mike Flores. (February 07, 2008.) "Top 10 Extended Decks of All Time", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.