Quote from limbodave81In what matchups do you bring in empyrial archangel? It looks like it should shut down burn very nicely, and probably RUG. Probably buys a turn vs Goblin and merfolk.
I am wondering if Hornet Queen might be a good choice in some cases or if the angel is basically always stronger.
I haven't seen much NO RUG lately other than Reid Duke's list from the last invitational, but NO Bant is still doing ok. Voice, pridemage, plow, and to a lesser extent Knight do good work. Bant can win without NO, which is nice.Splashing for deathrite shaman is also doable. If you are committed to RUG or BUG, I personally lean toward BUG as it gives you deathrite, decay and thoughtseize which while making the deck a bit slower, are generally very strong and give you a lot of interaction.