Quote from JLambe13 »Would you think Kiki-Jiki or GriselBrand would be good in the list?
Quote from MarcWizard »Quote from JLambe13 »Would you think Kiki-Jiki or GriselBrand would be good in the list?
Kiki-Jiki is out because he is useless without a combo piece. You could win straight out with a successful X=2, but the combo would be just as disruptible as the traditional kiki resto, you would be better off simply playing a kiki resto deck which fields creatures that work with both of them, such as wall of omens or snapcaster.
Griselbrand might help you stabilize against aggro decks, but that's not good enough to field as a main. The creature in question should be able to protect itself first and foremost, and then also be able to close the game in as little time as possible. Iona and Emrakul both fulfill these requirements, hence their position in the main.
Given the current meta it probably isn't crazy to field Griselbrand in the 75. If you expect tonnes of mono red then its plausible to even main him.
Quote from lord_blackfang »Looks like this is the thread I've been looking for since I saw the new Saheeli. What do you think? Her static is basically +1 token every time you cast literally anything in your deck, and if you have a servo that isn't summoning sick, she copies Emrakul for pseudo haste.
Also clearly this deck should be named Mardu Polymorph
Quote from lord_blackfang »So I dropped 60 tix on this deck tonight, for budgetary concerns -2 Bitterblossom -2 Thoughtseize +2 Saheeli, +1 IoK +1 Path.
Went 2-0 vs Storm for my first match. First game kept an odd hand of 2 IoK and my first draw was another IoK. Obviously that worked out lovely vs storm. Game 2 I kept a hand of Emrakul, 1 IoK and oodles of removal, and bolted/pushed 3 Barals. He fizzled when Spirit beats forced him to try and go off without. Didn't actually see the combo but the disruption/removal was obviously great. Will keep updating.
Quote from lord_blackfang »Nice catch on the Cage. So many little upsides to Creativity vs Polymorph.
I have since defeated Goblins (lords, no Whack). They had the one who can sac himself to kill Emrakul, so bolts were handy for keeping those of the board. Finished game 1 with Emrakul and game 2 with Elesh Norn. I am wondering if there are any other silver bullets like her and Iona worth keeping in the side.
Quote from lord_blackfang »Minusing away the Bridge effect would indeed by awesome, but how do we avoid hitting another Bridge instead of Emrakul when we fire off Creativity? I mean, you could also run the new Karn and pull Bridge from the sideboard, but that's probably a different deck, some sort of prison where Saheeli can shut down symmetrical hosers during your turn.
Quote from lord_blackfang »Looks like all the tron players are testing out new Karn in favor of old Karn which is fine with me since old Karn beats both Emrakul and Iona. I do expect them to learn to plus Karn before minusing him so he doesn't die to bolt.