Quote from lord_blackfang »Can you explain why Alpine Moon affects U-tron more? Cause no Ancient Stirrings to just dig for more lands?
I just had 2 successful matches against G tron, actually.
Match 1, game 1 dude mulls to 1, drops a forest and scoops. I assume he is on that new allosaurus combo travesty so I don't sideboard. Game 2 he has turn 4 Ugin, I endstep Raise the Alarm and Creativity into Emrakul.
Match 2, game 1 I have everything I need, somehow misclick and yield through my turn 4 and it costs me the game. Game 2 I Alpine Moon him and beat down with anthemed tokens. Game 3 I punt and bolt new Karn in response to his -2, so he knows Karn is dead before he picks his sideboard artifact, and goes Spyglass instead of Lattice. He shuts down Saheeli with it and drops a Wurmcoil. After his first attack I topdeck Nahiri while Wurmcoil is tapped. He topdecks another Wurmcoil but I Creativity into Emrakul.
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.
Quote from MarcWizard »I see a couple of issues with using Dryad arbor as your fodder.
1. There is a nonzero chance that you might not draw any of your 12 fetches when you want to, or you might need the fetch to correct your mana and then be left dry with combo in the hand and no fodder.
2. With only a singleton fodder in your deck, a single removal spell will mean multiple dead cards in your deck until you can get saheeli online and produce some tokens from there. More token generation would be good, since you have 6 combo cards.
Recommendations in blue:
Cloudform - doesn't get picked up by creativity, but can be used to create a 2/2 hexproof. jokes on you if you accidentally manifest the payoff card, though.
Callous Dismissal - bounce something, make a token, at instant speed. Use it defensively in conjunction with your combo, or just deal with an ensnaring bridge.
Quote from lord_blackfang »There's a few different ways the deck can go for sure. As I'm really just here for Saheeli, I might wanna try going all in her and dropping the combo, actually. Should probably find the Mardu Pyromancer thread for that.
Considering the amount of games I won with tokens and how often getting the combo off doesn't even win you the game, I think it's a mistake to go deeper into the combo at the expense of backup plans.
Quote from rowej »List looks pretty close to what ive got to going through a few iterations. I would say Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is worth 1 copy, and Vault of the archangel 1-2 of as well for the deathtouch in midrange matchups.
If your meta is aggro 2-3 timely is probably correct as well.
Quote from lord_blackfang »I just ran into someone on basically the same deck but Esper running regular Polymorph and new Teferi for protection. Worked really well.
Quote from rowej »You need a box topper Emrakul!