Quote from ichi the killer »I've been playing Infect since the beginning of Modern. I have nothing against the Ichorclaw Myr and Rancor plan as it is quite efficient, budget and strong but it lacks synergy with the rest of the deck.
Usualy the fastest route to victory goes with Become Immense and requires fuel in your GY. Ichorclaw Myr and Rancor don't help much with this other plan.
Quote from LobotomizedDitto »Of everything that I see in your sideboard currently, Painful Truths is probably the best card to replace with Godhead of Awe. The second Hurkyl's Recall or the Spellskite are probably removable as well, depending on your meta and whether or not you want 2x Godheads.
As a sidenote, why do you Patrician's Scorn over other enchantment-removal options? I understand that it's useful in situations where you might not have mana to cast anything else, but options such as Wear // Tear have more utility and also will hurt you less on a naked Ad Nauseam (since it has a CMC of 3). Not to mention that it blows up your own Phyrexian Unlife on occasion o.O
I couldn't imagine boarding it against anything other than decks running Leyline of Sanctity. Am I missing something, or is it just personal preference?
Quote from n0bunga »Has anyone seen the mono red version of Living End that’s 5-0’d a few leagues?
3 Deadshot Minotaur
4 Desert Cerodon
4 Flameblade Adept
4 Hollow One
2 Insolent Neonate
4 Monstrous Carabid
2 Simian Spirit Guide
4 Street Wraith
3 Urabrask the Hidden
2 Cathartic Reunion
4 Faithless Looting
4 Living End
Quote from Atlas8004 »Some Sideboards now show Godhead of Awe. I not sure that's a good Sideboard choice. It doesn't weaken the fast aggo Decks as far as i know. Against which Decks you would use it?
Quote from Slowgod »How does Dredge do vs Phoenix / aggro decks, tron and other combo like storm and Ad Naus? Thinking of picking up something different that I've never tried before and it's between Dredge, Affinity or Tron, but leaning towards Dredge mostly. The control decks I always play are just not cutting it vs all the aggro and combo lately.
Quote from Lilletblanc »hmm for some reason i now prefer insolent neonate vs shriekhorn. i'm doing great with it enabling good combos with it
Quote from alanyuan0408 »What about The Antiquities war?
Quote from TheHowlingMine »You're gonna wanna cut those courtyards for gemstone mines as soon as you possibly can. It's the best rainbow land available. Not being able to cantrip on turn 1 is so bad for our deck. We play temples so we can frequently take turns 2-3 off to just gain more selection and cantrip.
Quote from Num »Hello fellow rackers
As the primer says, 8rack is an highly customizable shell. So I went ahead and wanted to build a creature heavier version... This is the list I play-tested in a recent FNM:
12-Rack Rat CopterMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards
Creature4 Pack Rat4 Nezumi Shortfang4 Rotting Rats4 Burglar Rat4 Chittering RatsEnchantment4 Shrieking AfflictionLand1 Swarmyard3 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth2 Ghost Quarter2 Mutavault14 SwampArtifact4 The Rack4 Smuggler's CopterInstant2 DismemberSorcery4 Inquisition of KozilekSideboard1 Ghost Quarter3 Nihil Spellbomb1 Pithing Needle2 Ravenous Trap4 Fatal Push2 Dismember2 Duress
There were 20 opponents in the FNM and I ended up losing in the semi-finals.
The star was Smuggler's Copter to get more value out of "enter the battlefield" rats such as Burglar Rat or Rotting Rats.
The only addition in the list above from the deck I used at the FNM is Chittering Rats. I found that depite all the discard rats, some opponents kept lands in hand to wreck the main plan. I thought that Chittering Rats could be a way out (unless they fetch), while comboing with the other rats and copter. Although Wrench Mind could also work...
I lost in semi-finals against Burn, which was just too good at top-decking... Do you think I should consider Funeral Charm as an instant speed discard? It also gives swampwalk to the pumped up Pack Rat. Alternatively, Aether Vial could instant cast rats in this setup to discard in the draw phase or crew copters. Another play I see with the vial is cycling with copter and vialing a rat in before the damage phase to pump a pack rat... Or vial a Pack Rat in and double it for just 3 mana
I'm open to any suggestion. This is not meant to be a budget deck, just a creature/tribal rat twist on 8Rack.