I know, I know. "Another aggro Gruul list". But hear me out. I've been goldfishing this deck and Arboreal Grazer with Burning-Tree Emissary has been explosive as hell. Some of the better turn twos I've been having include:
I haven't tinkered with the sideboard yet, but the usual culprits include the enters-the-battlefield creatures from Red and Green. Blastoderm serves as the curve topper and the "weakest" spots are the four Viashino Pyromancers and the three Orcish Hellraisers.
Just at first glance without much thought. You want to maximize your bounce with Invasive Species, it should be a 4 of. Also 4 Lead the Stampede with that many creatures. I would cut the 3 Hellraisers and -2 Horned Kavu and go +3 Invasive Species and +2 Lead the Stampede. I feel Young Wolf is superior to Skyshroud Ridgeback as well and fits into the bounce plan nicely.
I will think about it a bit, just some first impressions. Good luck.
Hey, thanks for the inputs WarMachine! Will definitely be testing them out. I just made this deck on the fly so I haven't really searched and researched some of the better cards to use. I agree with you on Lead, upping the count even by one seems super optimal. I won't be cutting Horned Kavu, though. He's essentially an Invasive Species but comes down a turn earlier (RG mana cost) and has an additional point of toughness. Imagine a turn 2 of BTE, BTE, Horned Kavu (returning an Arboreal Grazer/Young Wolf/Skyshroud Ridgeback). That's two 2/2s and a 3/4 on turn two! Yikes!
I understand, I run a Gruul Cascade Aggro deck that fairly often drops 2 BTE and a Jund Hackblade on turn two hasted and attacking none the less and if the removal isn't there runs those 2/2 2/2 and 3/2 attacking on turn 3 as well. Its built for speed but I think your build is looking for a go big and wide in a kind of Stompy manner. Some of my recommendations may not be optimal for your build. But I'm glad to help if I can.
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