Quote from mmasi »There are two sb cards that i don't see in many lists, that i think help our troublesome matchups :
1- Maelstrom Pulse
2- Thrun, the Last Troll
Maelstrom Pulse kills the cards that really hose us, Like Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Leyline of the Void, Kalitas, traitor of Ghet, ect. All stuff that abrupt decay can't kill.
Also, against merfolk, it kills master of waves, and spreading seas (even better if they played multiple seas)
Thrun, the Last Troll is great against Tron. They literally cannot kill it any other way than Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. Thrun survives sweepers and regenerates against o stone. Thrun is also excellent against control. Thrun survives anger of the Gods, which is a huge problem for Abzan Company, It forces them to have damnation or Wrath of God or they will just lose.
So please, someone tell me why these two cards are not heavily played in sideboards? The fact that they cannot be hit by Company is no excuse, because lists are running 2-3 Abrupt Decays.
Quote from wilier »The reasons to not play Maelstrom Pulse over A.Decay... So poor. Keep in mind that every single non creature you draw is a gift from the gods so it better deal with what you need or it rather be another creature. Keep in mind that you don't play removal MB for a reason and this deck, besides the 3 big aggro decks is probably the deck with the best win % pre sb.
Also if you are bring in Thrun against decks that can easily block... You are doing it the wrong way. Not that I agree with Thrun but really?
Quote from Ageless127 »Thinking of battling with this list tomorrow at my local game store. Main hasn't changed, as I think it is very well balanced. Would only add the Canopies if I had them:
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Quote from Ponypuddle »There are so many things that I argue with myself over in this deck. The minute details really make it.
22 lands vs. 23 lands is something that I've been arguing over. If I did cut a land to go to 22 it would be the Gavony Township 100% though. You need colored sources.
Quote from wilier »Ux cannot block Thrun sorry to disagree. Unless it is Grixis with Tasigur/Gurmag. It does not make sense to talk about Goyfs and Thrun because Thrun is not a card against BGx, it is a card against UX, mostly UWR I guess. I do not really like it, but I do not like Sigarda as well. I'd prefer Blood Baron but it's still not a thing I would play in my sb. I bring Linvala in so it basically plays that role that you look for but in a much worse way, at least it stop Kiki and Ooze.
And yeah Thrun and any other 4/5 drop sucks against Tron.