Quote from drmarkb »I always say keep SF in vs both BR and UB reanimators, taking out the high end stuff for the matches. I have played it a fair chunk, as I own RB reanimator and I have a couple of mates who are a UB reanimator player and mono B respectively, we have jammed the match a few times for hours. SF is often irrelevant post t2, but so are most of the 4cc dudes, and unlike them a T1 SF is very likely to win a game.
Stopping GB's draw is key, esp if you run a Karakas (which are normally v good in the deck)- you can afford 2 to activate it once, they can't afford to draw the turn it comes in. A T1 SF on the play is lethal, they often have to accept fetch only hands and have to pop a petal to loot. Sometimes it is buying a turn or two that enables the drawing of RIP, which you only have a 40 pc chance of having with 4 copies.
BTW, why 4 o ring? Due to eching truth a split with BL is normal, surely, since Echoing Truth is played in the format and the cards are nearly functionally identical bar O ring can hit your stuff? Thalia is normally a maindeck card too, especially in any meta with Sneak and Show. Field Marshals used to be in early iterations of the deck, but to see so many combat winning cards and so few "screw your mana" cards is rare. If your meta is super hatebear and midrange heavy then I could understand it, but the Thalia is one of those "Stax" elements that work so well.
I'm adapting an old decklist and some card choices are remnants of this, particularly the combat theme. I'm used to playing aggro so stax takes some getting used to.
Maybe I can run Heretic Cathar main and Marshal SB
What is BL an abbreviation for? Now that you mention it, an O-Ring variant makes sense to avoid cardname shenanigans like Echoing Truth.
A Karakas wouldn't hurt. I see a lot of lists with 2, what's the rationale for that amount in particular? I tend to avoid running as many legendaries as possible, to avoid dead draws.
One problem with 4 Cavern of Souls is that it only produces white mana for Soldiers