Quote from Methx »Hey Guys,
i testet a few rounds against jeskai control feat. JtmS yesterday.
I won all three Preboard games without issues.
After Boarding the Matchup gets a lot worse. He bring in wear/tear, abrade, stony silence, Engineered Explosives, Vendilion Clique, 2 Dispel. I feel so far behind in the postboard games. I have to manage the jace, the creatures, a bunch of burnspells and his hate cards. Most i can control the creatures, jace and the hate, but then
loose to burn spells. Or i handle the burn, and creatures, then the pithing needle gets bounced and countered and jace finished me off.
Whats your advices in this matchup?
Many Guides says to board out the Witchbane Orb, Spellbomb and a Pithing Needle and put in 2 decays and a search for azcanta. I guess the needle should stay in the md and the third from the sb come to the maindeck.
So there should come 1 Needle, 2 Decay, 1 Search and maybe a Aethgrid against jace. But what should i board out, 1 Bridge, the orb and a spellbomb.
Whats your strategy in this mu and how do you play?
After the games i thought, thats not possible to handle everything. On Sunday i test the matchup more and try to mill the burnspells, handle the creatures with bridge and protect it.
Thanks dor your advice.
Quote from zerodown »So let me get this straight.
After playing a few matches with a Whir list it seems to me that, for all intents and purposes of the deck, we have a functional Tinker... at instant speed... with no sacrifice requirement?
Im loving it!
Quote from thnkr »Yerp. I started running it quite a while back, just because of how well it shored up the Burn matchup. I just kept tracking the data, and it continues to perform very well. The versatility is key, I think. While many decks require the use of Pyrite Spellbomb to take out Signal Pests and Noble Hierarchs, which is dead in many matchups (and absolutely useless with Stony Silence out), Brutality is great in many more matchups. It still takes out Cryptics and counters against control, takes out creatures like Thalia, Meddling Mage, Freebooter, Pest (hell, nearly every creature in Affinity), and absolutely swings the Burn matchup entirely. I understand that people like Glogowski and Black don't like it, but I'm not building my deck to fit their opinion. You'll also see that my old list that won States ran four in the main.