Quote from bGnomes »
Abzan Charm is an option, but I'm not crazy about it.
Quote from DrWorm »I only play this deck occasionally, but it seems to me that the Charm fills a very nice removal hole for the deck, and the other options could come int handy as well.
Quote from user_853146 »I also feel like quicksand could be some cool tech, kills plenty of creatures and is a land
Quote from FateZero »I have been testing with two Crib Swap in place of Smallpox, and it has been pretty useful in a number of games.
Quote from SoundReason »I'm curious if anyone ever gave Nyx Weaver thought for inclusion.
I mainly ask because a) it keeps filling your yard so you don't have to dredge every turn, and b) you can pop its activated ability to buy an important answer (I.e. Abrupt Decay) without having to pray for a topdeck.
Not sure what would be best to come out to facilitate it, but I think it merits some thought. It definitely enables plays you wouldn't otherwise have access to, specifically when it comes to needing specific outs to specific cards.
Quote from Onime »
Great job on the primer! I think it's worth adding some video material too.
Quote from bGnomes »What do people's sideboards look like nowadays?
Quote from R-Shig »Quote from bGnomes »What do people's sideboards look like nowadays?I play UR Tempo Twin and the only graveyard hate I have in the board is a single Relic of Progenitus although against this deck I'd also board in Batterskull and Keranos.
Quote from bGnomes »Quote from R-Shig »Quote from bGnomes »What do people's sideboards look like nowadays?I play UR Tempo Twin and the only graveyard hate I have in the board is a single Relic of Progenitus although against this deck I'd also board in Batterskull and Keranos.
Oh sorry I meant people's sideboard for this deck, should have mentioned that I was changing the topic. I feel very confident about my main board, but I feel like there's still a lot of wiggle room left in my sideboard so I'm curious as to what other people are doing.
Quote from SoundReason »Is it just me, or is this deck a real dog to the durable creatures in Pod, i.e. Voice of Resurgence and Kitchen Finks? It was definitely a limited sample size, but I had this deck built and played some casual games against a Melira Pod player on Friday evening. I don't know if it was my lack of experience in piloting the deck, though I'm comfortable with the style as it's not far off from the Junk Pox deck I've already been playing for a while. I just felt like they were too resilient to meaningfully disrupt before they could start working up the food chain with Pod into worse and worse cards for me. Being able to Pod into Scavenging Ooze was a particular beating, as that card eats us alive (or dead... or whatever...) by keeping our relevant dredgers and utility cards out of our graveyard as soon as they hit.
Does anyone have tips they want to share regarding this matchup? Specific advice on keeping the Sc'Ooze from ruining our days? I really felt like this deck was able to keep me off balance, so I'd be grateful for insights from more experienced pilots.
Quote from Onime »Recently I've been trying out Worm Harvest by replacing a single copy of Lingering Souls. So far I'm very happy with the results. Did anyone else look at this card?
Quote from Onime »I'm also tempted to somehow splash red for two cards: Ancient Grudge and Flame Jab. I know that Flame Jab might seem similar or worse to Darkblast, but it might help against planeswalkers. This might be especially the case with Karn - normally when it lands quickly, I just scoop.
Quote from smarmius »Hey guys. I've been playing this the past few weeks and I really like it, except I'm super bad at playing it. I've been reading through the new primer, and it's great. I'm wondering if I'm having trouble in particular because of my meta, which usually has me fighting 1-2 UW/UWR Geist decks, B/W Tokens, and occasionally Burn. The other decks in my meta are more comfortable to play against (Scapeshift, 8Rack, Angel Pod, Affinity), but I'm having lots of trouble with the before-mentioned decks. I know that they are all pretty poor matchups in general, so I'm wondering what I can do either to my sideboard or mainboard to hedge against this meta.
I'm running bGnomes list except -1 Damnation in the board due to availability. I replaced it with +1 Golgari Charm, but I am looking in to Drown in Sorrow to help with Geists and Etched Champion and buffed tokens. That helps with some cards I've had trouble with, but still burn has been giving me headaches. Vault of the Archangel has been slow. I don't think I've ever been able to activate it when it would matter. I was looking at Miren the Moaning Well, but I'm still afraid of dying before I can get it and activate it. So that led me to Blind Obedience, since I remember someone else having some success with it earlier in this thread.
What do y'all think? Are there any cards I'm completely forgetting about?
Quote from kawalimit »It's sad this thread has not had any activity in the past weeks . I think the main reason is that this deck seems not to be a good choice in the current metagame... I'm exploring other options to have a decent matchup against burn and U/R delver; the "new" rising treasure cruise/swiftspear delver deck is, IMO, harder to beat and burn keeps on being more and more prevalent in paper meta...
How is your matchup against UR delver right now? Do we need to tweak the deck a little?