I swapped a pair of Avengers and Crusaders for Clerics and Brightlings. I also pulled two Cataclysm, a RiP, and a Priest out of the board for a pair of Extractions, an extra Prelate, and a n extra Brightling. If current trends continue, I expect to return the Cataclysms.
Cleric is a reasonably costed flyer with relevant but not especially powerful disruption. This makes it a solid MB choice and a poor SB choice.
What are people's face value about the changes to legacy for DnT? What did you change preemtively after the bans? I personally put a faerie macabre in the side to tutor for next to 2 rips and 2 surgicals as gravehate
Since 2x Remorseful Cleric are playable MD, I think you may cut one RiP for something more flexible (you may add an extra copy of Path, Containment Priest, Canonist, Judgement... according to the numbers you already run).
I also run 2x Brightlings in place of Avengers, expecting Delver to be less present online and Cleric to do the job in the air with Mom (Marit Lage and the mirror in mind). I didn't add a land for Brightling though.
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I notice more and more lists going the Walking Ballista sideboard Plan. Can anyone convince me about it actually taking a SB slot? I see that it's good versus creature Decks, but it feels pretty asynchrone with wastelands and ports. Yeah, it was a good tech on the PT with all the DnT Decks around, but is it good enough to take it to a bigger tournament?
Walking Ballista is such a blowout against decks full of one=toughness guys, while also being a great late-game mana sink and having the ability to snipe opponents from low life totals and behind stalled board states (including big creatures and Bridges). It's also Recruitable, so you can get away with playing a singleton.
Like most other flex- and sideboard-slots, inclusion is going to be a consideration of what you expect to see in an environment. With DnT as one of the best and most popular decks currently in the format, its natural predator being Elves, and DS-decks rising in popularity, there is a solid case for Ballista right now as it is good against all three. Whether that's good enough is a judgment call for you. I am not currently on a copy, but it is in close consideration.