Quote from EoTGifts »Great to see some activity in this primer. I have hopped into the archetype quite recently and posted my first attempt a few posts above. The B splash was initially only for the sideboard (Slaughter Games, that is) but I can see replacing the sweepers and/or Bolts in the main with harder removal in Decay/Trophy and maybe even Fatal Push, although triggering it might be not as reliable as one would like to with only 6 fetchlands. I currently only have a single Blood Crypt as B source, would you advise towards running a basic swamp or an Overgrown Tomb as well? The current list has 14 mountains.
The sideboard is kind of all over the place, not sure if Abrade shouldn't be something like Destructive Revelry for example. Criticism and suggestions of any kind are welcome.
Quote from D90Dennis14 »Is Red even necessary for the deck ?
Black just seems like a better splash color and with Prismatic Omen you don't even need real mountains.
Quote from LuisGobern »Quote from spike4972 »Thank you for your very aggressive post. I don't have more results because I don't use MTGO and am too poor and busy with school to go to large events. I can only justify going to events that I am judging and thus getting paid to do.
I just find it funny that you called out on people not knowing the deck to justify their decision to play 4 stomping grounds while you don't play the deck on competitively .
First of all Id say most lists play 2 forests. And you cant go valakut into glade ramp, which is way worse than the 2 points your taking.
You often dont want to get basic forests also, and you cant wait to have glade come into play untapped.
Also, what do you think are your worst matchups that you cant afford to pay for stomping ground ? Burn and affinity ? If those are the unfavorable and youre winning against the rest please send me your decklist I will for sure play it on some events.
Quote from spike4972 »Thank you for your very aggressive post. I don't have more results because I don't use MTGO and am too poor and busy with school to go to large events. I can only justify going to events that I am judging and thus getting paid to do.