Quote from DuceMcCrappin »Hiya all,
I'm going to finish humans here in a week or two and I was wondering if anyone had any tips or tricks they could share? I looked at the primer but it seems out of date.
Quote from Pavian09 »Any reason why no one seems to Play "Anafenza, the Foremost"? This Card Looks preety good against all the GY strategys. An at worst, it might be a nice semi comeback Card when no synergie is available. A 4/4 is not that bad
Quote from AnAnonymousUser »One benefit of activating Aether vial even if you do not plan to put anything in to play is that your opponent might use a removal spell on something you do not really care about, because they are afraid you will put a meddling mage in play and name that card (which can not be responded to). Usually that will signify that your opponent only had the removal spell he used in hand, and the coast is now clear for you to play your more important threats.
I faced a dredge deck yesterday for maybe the second or third time and I was wondering, what should the gameplan be and how do you play meddling mage vs them?
I managed to navigate it to a victory, but I did not feel convinced about my plays (I had meddling mage each game basically). Naming conflagrate on turn 2 seems like a good play in game 1 if you see it in the graveyard, but if there is only a dredge card in there, what to do? Their only other removals that I saw was darkblast and lightning axe. Their creatures aren't cast so naming them does nothing. I ended up sideboarding out 2-3 meddling mages depending on being on the play/draw, and just going for a "grow my creatures to block their's and hope to draw some reflector mages" plan.
Cards I found important in the matchup were: Dire Fleet Daredevil (to exile conflagrate/darkblast/life from the loam), Champion of the parish, thalia's lieutenant, Izzet staticaster and reflector mage to deal with their creatures.
Would you guys say I identified the right key cards?
Quote from SmauG »I guess it has something to do with speed.
Grafdigger's Cage is a multifunctional card and was a sideboard staple in many Humans lists. It was just cut out of mosts lists because of the meta shift. It's too narrow for Hollow One (stops only the Phoenix) and Bridgevine (stops only vengevine), those decks attack from different angles.
Rest in Peace is the best, as it hoses most strategies while also having applications versus GBx decks. reliably casting it can be difficult though.
I guess in our current shell, Remorseful Cleric is our best bet since it can be reliably cast and can be found with Militia Bugler. If not vialed in immediately at turn 3, it might be too late though.
Another great, but possibly to slow card is Anafenza, the Foremost.
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A "new" deck is on the rise: Hardened scales Affinity. It seems like a rough matchup, worse than normal affinity. What should our gameplan be game 1, and how do we sideboard? Blind meddling mage (and what is priority to name)?