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Do you guys think Countersquall could be 1-of in our MD/SB? I feel like a hardcounter with some burn attached to it could be useful in some matchups, even though it is conditional.
Any suggestions for sideboards in a meta of Jund, GR Tron, Control (Esper, Mono U Tron), Merfolk, Affinity and other GBx? I'm currently playing the proactive Jace discard one which I'm having fun with. In a Tron heavy meta, should I be packing 2 Molten Rain and a Crumble to Dust? I don't have Bloodmoon, so mine currently looks like this:
Is Vandalblast or Shatterstorm better in a Jace list? Vandalblast seems powerful since you can pay the overload cost when casting with Jace.
Quote from darksage78 »I was testing Pia for grindy matchups, I saw some recent lists running it in the side, I assume it acts like a Lingering Souls? Perhaps I will try 2 Crumble to Dust against Tron. I'm running 2 K-Commands and that would be my third in the SB. Is Vandalblast or Shatterstorm better in a Jace list? Vandalblast seems powerful since you can pay the overload cost when casting with Jace.
Quote from PraiseTheKappa »Hey guys, it's me again...
I have modified my list a little bit according to your ideas. (I will borrow 4 Scalding Tarns from a friend for the tournament).
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Lands:4 Island1 Mountain2 Swamp2 Steam Vents2 Sulfur Falls1 Blood Crypt1 Watery Grave1 Sunken Hollow1 Desolate Lighthouse4 Polluted Delta4 Scalding TarnSpells:2 Terminate2 Kolaghan's Command4 Remand4 Serum Visions2 Spell Snare4 Lightning Bolt1 Dispel1 Electrolyze4 Splinter Twin1 Cryptic CommandCreatures:2 Tasigur, the golden Fang4 Deceiver Exarch2 Pestermite4 Snapcaster MageSB:1 Keranos, God of Storms2 Blood Moon1 Murderous Cut1 Tasigur, the golden Fang1 Spell Pierce2 Kolaghan's Command1 Terminate1 Dismember2 Anger of the Gods2 Dispel1 Surgical Extraction
What are your thoughts? I have found Sunken Hollow to be a nice "budget" alternative to watery grave as another fetchable U/B Source.
I am not really that content with my sideboard though. I am not sure which matchups are really really bad and which ones are really good for us. I come from RG Tron and i imagine that the "bad" matchups are definitely not the same. Could someone enlighten me for what i should prepare my board?
Also: What are your thought on Izzet Staticaster against tokens? To be honest, Anger of the Gods looks stronger and more versatile. But it can only be used twice, at best.
Quote from PraiseTheKappa »I get your point. So what could i run instead of the cryptic? I have found it to be insane value. Also any other blue land would enable it. It's not perfect, but still good enough i think
Quote from PraiseTheKappa »Thanks for the heads up! I am preparing my list for a (sort of) big tournament with about 50-60 players. From my experience i can tell that the meta there is very diverse. Some BWx Token, Jund, Merfolk, Burn, Twin, Infect some "rogue" decks like 5-c Tribal Flames and Sultai Control are there aswell. I think Cryptic is good enough to keep in this meta. (I also want to play the Hollow because it is an expedition i pulled)
I am just unsure about what matchups are "bad" for us. Since we can always board into a grindy deck i don't think Jund would be a problem. So far i have only played very little against decks like Burn or Affinity. I imagine affinity to be pretty easy for us due to 4x Bolt and 3-4x K-Command being a 2for1 90% of the time.