Quote from headminerve »Hey, did you think of another 1-drop over Fiend ? You play Gutterbones, and there's also Bloodsoaked Champion and Dread Wanderer in that slot. Both cards kin of combo with Fireblade Artist. What do you think of them ?
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would be great with Cottage !
I would say Thoughtseize is an auto 4-of in black decks, it's cheap and can fit over a couple rampages and maybe the Skewers.
2-4 Smuggler's Copters would give you evasion, and they're ok with Hazoret since they don't provide CA. There'll be times where your topdeck 1&2 drops won't be able to attack, and overall you don't want to attack with Artists or can't attack with the Gutterbones you want to sac.
Just food for thought !
Quote from ascribe »I played something similar to this back in standard. I have updated and improved some of the cards and the comments about Heart of Kiran inspired me to post.
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Creatures4 Bomat Courier4 Scrapheap Scrounger4 Forerunner of Slaughter4 Bonecrusher Giant4 Goblin ChainwhirlerSpells4 Thoughtseize4 Fatal Push3 Heart of Kiran3 Unlicensed DisintegrationLands4 Blood Crypt4 Foreboding Ruins4 Dragonskull Summit9 Mountain1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
This leaves me with four free slots and my considerations include:
Weldfast Engineer (Heart turn 2, this turn 3 swing 6 is some good)
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
or the last Heart of Kiran
My goal is to have cheap, efficient beaters, most of which can crew up Heart of Kiran. When I played this in standard, the games where I saw Heart and Scrapheap Scrounger saw my winning percentage skyrocket. I think the legendary drawback is offset by how good Heart is. Furthermore, Forerunner of Slaughter can give our freshly returned Scrapheap Scroungers or newly cast Heart of Kiran haste for 1, giving an element of surprise.
Some tertiary thoughts for card advantage include:
Light Up The Stage
but I'm not sure I want to mess around with that.
The upgrades from when I played this in standard are Thoughtseize and Bonecrusher Giant. It may also be more correct to run burn instead of the Fatal Pushes to provide us some reach.
Is anyone else ending up here? I plan to play Saturday night in our local Pioneer tournament and will certainly report back my results!