12 minutes ago
Thanks for the catch on the bloodstained mire. In testing Pack Rat is ridiculous in this deck. With lingering souls and late game discard also to fuel my lavamancer if needed, which has actually happened once when I played against a soul sister deck. Butcher of course is such a good finisher.
13 minutes ago
I think our definitions of "Tier 1" differ a bit, I see Tier 1 decks that accompany a larger percent of the metagame and are "decks to beat" like Twin, GBx, etc. I don't consider Burn Tier 1 simply because it is not a large enough of the metagame in my eyes.
15 minutes ago
Not very many good choices, I know, this is tiny leaders. 3CMC or lower. The reanimation is mostly for with Skullbriar, Shambling Shell, and a creature that I just sacrificed with Golgari Germination. Basically anything I missed out on in dredging. But this deck is not a reanimation deck. It is a scavenge/sacrifice deck, but certain creatures like Dark Confidant that I want on the battlefield instead of scavenging are also targets.
16 minutes ago
(I should learn how to link the name of people. I suck at this this website, lol.)
Anyway, I agree with you - I lack the spot removal. I thought about picking up Magma Jet or Lightning Strike, but I'm not sure what to take out.Maybe I'll cut two Thoughtseizes or even put it into the sideboard entirely. I really don't need them unless my enemy plays blue and/or black.But what is better? Magma Jet to scry or Lightning Bolt to deal damage?
19 minutes ago
Stubborn Denial works really well with Kiln Fiend and Nivix Cyclops, also flashback really works well in a deck like this, replacing the draw cards with cards like Artful Dodge that can use their effects twice might be a legitimate idea.
31 minutes ago
Thanks, I did have that before but liked the pure red nature of the deck. Some of the new cards like fearsome awakening would be pretty excellent.I'll prob swing back that way soon... Black is the appropriate add of color most likely.
34 minutes ago
Hey I'm running a similar deck theme wise: I Wanted One of Those! - Input Welcome!. And yours looks a lot better! Not to mention, you have given me a few ideas, Thanks! One that you may enjoy is playing Evil Twin, copy and removal win-win. +1
35 minutes ago
But you dont need to hit land drops if you have ramp......
There's no way I'd remove sage in here. He's the key to those t3 crazy plays. Courser doesn't fit here at all. The ramp is more important than hitting land drops and you can safely play far better options to combat aggro than courser.
36 minutes ago
Just re-recommending Elixir of Immortality for graveyard recoup purposes. Nothing worse than milling yourself out before wrecking everyone's faces. Also, Epic Experiment might be worth it if your deck is saturated with enough wheel spells. Nothing like hitting four or five wheels with Waste Not or Megrim out.
36 minutes ago
I run a RDW deck a lot like this, Boss Sligh. It tends to wreck my friends, most of whom run tourney-level Abzan or Sultai lists. Things that work really well for me are:
-19x Mountains. 21 will slow this down, and there's no reason to run 4-drops in RDW (except Stoke the Flames)
-Dragon Mantle and Hammerhand go with Crusader. While both proc heroic, Dragon Mantle is cool because of the card draw and potential extra damage. Hammerhand is also useful: Goblin Rabblemaster can survive Drown in Sorrow, something can't block, and haste.
-Blinding Flare: a little goes a long way, so I only mainboard one, but you can shut out blockers and use it to trigger heroic. It's mostly easier to just go around enemy creatures than get bogged down trying to remove them.
-Also, Harness by Force is strictly better than Act of Treason in mono-red, since the extra mana symbol doesn't matter. They might look similar, but the times when the game goes long and you can strive it really tip things in your favor.
Anyway, just some things to think about. +1 for Squirrel.
36 minutes ago
Sol Ring and Thran Dynamo are basically a necessity. You might consider Orzhov Signet and the other two relevant signets. I'd drop Darksteel Ingot, it doesn't really do enough.There are too many good lands you're missing here. Use gatherer or the advanced search on CardKingdom and look for rwb lands. If you're using Temple of Silence you may as well use Temple of Triumph and Temple of Malice. Also Blood Crypt, Sacred Foundry and Godless Shrine. Lots of things that produce any color are also good for obvious reasons.I find the lack of dragons refreshing. It adds... anything interesting to Kaalia of the One Decklist. Avacyn, Angel of Hope should be a thing in here, I don't see too many white edh decks, let alone kaalia without her.Sorin Markov is a big deal.Anyways. Basically what I'm saying is staples are a thing.
36 minutes ago
I can't see myself running Vengevine -- Only situation I see happening is casting a pair of Gravecrawler to get it out, and like you said stuff like Scavenging Ooze and Rest in Peace are they to remove it, let alone stuff like path. I will however take your advice and run a couple more lands. Since Green Devotion isn't such a big deal now, I can remove the Vorapede and put them in the sideboard.
I still say Treetop Village is slow -- Comes in tapped, needs mana to be an emergency blocker, and can easily be stomped down by removal. On the other hand, I'd not thought about Thrun -- Sideboarded.
37 minutes ago
Something like Boros Signet would be a pretty dead draw late game, but if I happen to get a signet in the first few turns; it a turn 3 Kaalia. My fastest 1v1 game ever was a turn 1 Sol Ring to Orzhov Signet, turn 2 Kaalia of the Vast, turn 3 attack and drop Master of Cruelties, gg
Obviously it was a one in a million game, but that's why we play EDH right?
41 minutes ago
Yeah I haven't payed much attention to the sideboard yet, I'm definately going to fix that. And about the lands Im also counting the mana dorks you know, but maybe you are right. Now the question is what to cut? I feel like I have enough creatures anyway plus turn 3 should ideally be Ratleclaw Mystic so maybe cut the Boon Satyr? Or something else? Thanks for the feedback tho. :)
47 minutes ago
PreZchoICE1, it's "triggered" vs "activated"
Kaalia of the Vast's ability is triggered when she attacks. Activated would be if you paid for Olivia Voldaren's ability or tapped Mother of Runes. You have to do something to activate it.
Strionic Resonator works with Sheoldred, Whispering One, Lord of the Void, etc. Rings of Brighthearth and Illusionist's Bracers would be amazing with Stonehewer Giant
48 minutes ago
Most of the Praetors are pretty bad, but my play group especially dislikes Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger. Personally, I think Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur is the worst one to have played against you, but more people run Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger in our play group, so the hatred makes sense.
50 minutes ago
If you are wondering why you are spending 2K on cardboard, just remember it's an investment that you can enjoy, because it doesn't just vanish once you buy it. You can always sell/trade those higher priced cards, so the money put in doesnt disappear.