Quote from Jund Em In »Im going to test out the manamorphose builds, but im cutting stubborn denials and blue completely out of the 75.
Stub feels bad with all the humans, hollow ones, jund decks around, and the rest of blue cards in the side were usually to fend off tron, control and big mana decks which are on the down low at the moment. Instead ill be running lingering souls package out of the side which feels better against jund, mardu and humans.
1. Is this thought process right? is stub and blue still good enough to keep in the 75 vs white?
2. How do you usually fare with the manamorphose build when it comes to running 17 lands? Do you ever fall short in hitting your second land? 18 felt good enough to consistently keep 1 landers. Do you even run out manamorphose as soon as you hit 2 lands for the cantrip, without knowing if you can draw into anything to make use of the 2 mana?
3. Im debating if I should keep in 2 lotv or add 2 bolts instead. or if i should scrap that completely and bring back 2 stubs into the main.
1 - I was really hesitant to go from lingering souls to the blue version but I just feel like the matchups souls is good in are not the matchups we are going to run into. Stubbs has been very good and even makes the UW Control matchup far more winnable.
2 - typically i manamorphose into what I need to cast the spell I already have in hand, so the Morphose is a free cycle. If I have a thoughtseize and shadow in hand turn two as well as a morphose, I take the opportunity to cycle my morphose for BB and then make the play I was going to make anyway. In the rare cases you have only morphose in hand I will usually cast it for GB since that lets me cast decay, dismember, Traverse + shadow, tarmogoyf, fatal push, basically every card I could draw into other than TBR.
3 - I miss when Lilly was good but I really don't like the card right now and my list has felt better since cutting lotv from the 75