Quote from killer_eye »hi guys! i've read that tron is a bad matchup. i play in paper and haven't got a chance to play a lot against tron. can you share what do we need to look out for and what are good sideboards against them? i only knew ulamog, pulse of murasa for ulamog and nothing else thanks!
note: sorry i know there are different versions of tron, but i'm really lost about that archetype
Quote from DontShootImNoob »Well, I'm certainly sad to hear the forum is closing down! Though it looks like someone might be buying/taking of the site?. Glad I got to throw something into the fray beforehand, and thank you so much for your thoughtful response. I've spent a lot of time on forums over the years and, sadly, they're all starting to fade away... these kinds of thread make me happy. And, yes! My username is the same on MTGO We've probably faced off before. Feel free to add me as a friend and send a message
Quote from DontShootImNoob »You're right, though, Pieces of the Puzzle doesn't get lands. But, with a higher land count you're more likely to draw them naturally and you can safely fit in more Pieces of the Puzzle. Bonus, because Pieces of the Puzzle drops cards into the graveyard (and the only non-instants and sorceries in the main deck are lands) Pieces of the Puzzle mills unwanted lands. I think the more you play Pieces of the Puzzle the more you'll love it. Getting to choose two from a fog, a good draw spell (sometimes another Pieces of the Puzzle, a counterspell, and a wincon just feels great. Added bonus, no Accumulated Knowledges in your graveyard? Bin them with Pieces of the Puzzle and play the others you have. With five mana you look at 5 cards, choose 2, draw 2. Gross.
Quote from DontShootImNoob »Stream of Thought and Jace's Erasure Split: I should test with one Jace's Erasure. I haven't done that justice. Pieces of the Puzzle doesn't get it but with the Brainstorms in your list it's easier to activate. I've always been partial to Curse of the Bloody Tomb, though. That's another one to mess around with.
Quote from DontShootImNoob »Faerie Trickery and other exiling denial: I haven't tried Faerie Trickery, no. I couldn't think of another thing I really wanted to counter that wouldn't be hit by other, cheaper counters, and since No Escape is one blue instead of two and gives you a scry. I thought... why not, haha. That being said, I haven't once countered a Ulamog's Crusher, so maybe it's not good. Could even be better as a Syncopate.
Quote from DontShootImNoob »Delver matchup: Yeah, you're right; the sideboard is light there. I haven't been facing UR Delver as much as I'd like (Though I did watch a video on Spell Slam's channel where he played the UW version and crushed a buddy of mine I play with in paper, haha. He was so tilted!). I'm going to go down the Echoing Truth and up an Aerial Volley. Perhaps even down one Weather the Storm for a second Aerial Volley. 4 in the 75 seem like too much with all the card draw and you only need one to beat Burn! All comes down to meta with how the meta evolves, though.
Quote from DontShootImNoob »One last thing I forgot to mention before: Respite: If you're playing the version that doesn't want to flash back Moment's Peace because you'd rather shuffle it back in, it might make sense to play a split of Moment's Peace and Respite.
Again, this has all been really helpful. Thank you both for your thoughts! Apparently we've only got 6 days to make this a Tier One deck, LUL
Quote from rogerandover »Hi guys. Just wanting to say that I really appreciate all the recent discussion in this thread. I love this archetype, but I rarely play pauper so my experience with the deck is very limited, and that's why I love that you share yours! Thanks a lot.
Anyone happens to play on cockatrice?