Quote from seeknayr »Splitting D-Rev and Smash to Smithereens has always been weird to me because you are already putting stomping ground into your deck. If my opp has a troublesome enchantment, I’d want to make sure I can destroy it rather than drawing a smash or only being able to board in 2 D Revs. The split seems better if the goal is to beat affinity for example.
Splitting is nice when enchantment usage is fairly low, like it has been recently. That may change in the short term with Bogles winning GP Toronto vs a Burn deck running sideboard Leyline, but overall, the only real enchantments I’ve been seeing (online and in-person) are the occasional Runed Halos and Spreading Seas in UW Control. Artifacts are a lot more common, so having that extra point of damage in the more common matchups is nice. I’ve only played Bogles and Ad Nauseum once each online over 100 games or so. It’s nice to have some play against them, but dedicating so much of a sideboard to uncommon matchups just seems wasteful.
I’ve been running straight RW at my local store recently, but I’m probably going to splash green again this week since we’re located near Toronto and a lot of the players went to the GP. I’m expecting some Bogles copy cats this week and more Leylines as a result. My local meta is probably going to suck for a bit; I’m even more happy that I won last week’s event now!