Quote from Samohtif you have it, split land d into 2 piles, Armageddon and Ravages of War.
You know, I always think Smokestack is the worst card in the deck. I am always afraid my Crucible is going to get blown up or something, and I'll be boned... There are a lot of time when I draw it and sigh with resignation. That never ever happens with Tangle Wire.
Quote from PrideOfTheCloudsI don't own Ravages, but I'm sure I can find 2. So:
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Quote from bradleyjxI haven't played against or playtested Dutch Stax, (I don't know of a source of borrow-able Moats around here) so I'm not fully aware of the intricacies of it vs. 'Geddon Stax, but the thing that strikes me with Humility + Caltrops is that 1/2 the combo doesn't really have much of an effect on the game in itself, which is unlike most of the deck. Both Humility and Moat individually contribute to the Stax idea of slowing and stalling the game, and combined produce a near-hard lock on creatures. I can only think of a couple decks where Caltrops has the same effectiveness individually, without the use of Humility.
I guess I just see the opponent ignoring Caltrops; unless they're running Empty the Warrens, the most I see it doing in Legacy is showing up a turn-1 Goblin Lackey. I'd see most of the time, the opponent will just not bother with it and save removal for the other part of the combo which would affect them with or without the Caltrops in play.
Quote from KonigBohnrDutch Stax? What is Dutch Stax? Did I miss something?
Quote from bradleyjxDutch Stax is just the variant of this deck that focuses on Humility + Moat.
Quote from MajinVAre there any other strong sideboard options to consider? I've been messing around with the deck in workstation and have quickly fell in love with it (so much so that I think I'm going to start amassing the cards to build it).
Quote from Barl, ArtificerI think exploration is meh, it might be good, but I also hate the idea of splashing in general because when you play smokestack there's a good chance you'll sack some lands to it which is why splashing worries me because we don't want an unstable manabase.
And crop rotation really isn't that good because once you land smokestack you want to be gaining a permanent every turn which crop rotation does not do. And exploration is just a terrible topdeck unless you have a crucible out and a wasteland to absolutely slaughter your opponents manabase if they have a lot of nonbasics out there