Okay. just to be sure. Pillage straight up replaces any copy of Molten rain in the main? Seem like having access to artifact removal game 1 is way more useful than the conditional 2 damage. It also frees up one or two slots in the side.
Again, just wanna be sure. I'm running a ponza list with Goblin dark-dwellers and it just seem better in every way. I'm even thinking of running a playset in the 60.
Played FNM tonight and went 3-1 with Ponza.
Sleeved Ponza this week the first time for over a year.
Played without BBE, but with 3 Karn, the great Creator and 2 Goblin Dark Dwellers (just because I couldn`t find any Glorybringer)
Match 1: 2-0 vs. Mill
Game 1 and 2 Blood Moon on Turn 2 were enough to lock him out.
Match 2: 2-0 vs. Humans
Game 1 I handled his Vial with Pillage and his 2 Lands with Stone Rain and Goblin Dark Dwellers, recasting Stone Rain. Opponent scooped Turn 4.
Game 2 He started with Vial and only one Land(for the hole game), Turn 2 he played Kitesail Freebooter and saw 2 Anger of the Gods, Inferno Titan and Chandra, Torch of Defiance.
Opponent scooped Turn 5.
We played two more matches just for fun and he stomped me, so I felt a little lucky after all.
Match 3: 1-2 vs. Izzet Phoenix
Game 1 Karn the great Creator fetched me an Ensnaring Bridge and he scooped
Game 2 & 3 TiTi pressured me, while Ensnaring Bridge got handled by Echoing Truth and Abrade.
He never got any Phoenix on the battlefield, but Titi alone is quite a powerhouse...
Match 4: 2-1 vs. Grishoalbrand
Game 1 he went off Turn 3 and I feld pretty helpless.
Game 2 was a Festival of misplays on both sides, which ended because he couldn´t pay enough mana for his spells because of Trinisphere and got beaten down.
Game 3 I played Scavenging Ooze turn 2 and ate his Griselbrand from the Yard. He never got more than 3 lands, because of LD spells, always holding mana open for Scooze.
After all, Ponza felt pretty solid and I think I´m back on Arbor Elves, Stone Rains and friends