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|2012 Core Set (M12)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG)||Uncommon|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Uncommon|
|Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA)||Uncommon|
|2010 Core Set (M10)||Uncommon|
|Tenth Edition (10E)||Uncommon|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Uncommon|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Uncommon|
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Dragon's Claw Discussion
2 days ago
for example: vs burn on the draw. it is best if i can take out Eidolon of the Great Revel and Forked Bolt . if i take out Shard Volley then i will only have Dragon's Claw to put in. Molten Rain is not bad against multicolor burn, but it is better on the play. maybe i should side in Smash to Smithereens to counter possible Dragon's Claw and Ensnaring Bridge .. 3d chess doe
6 days ago
Played burn infect and burn at FNM 2-15-2019. Eidolon is a rough one, will sideboard in 1x Dragon's Claw because I was limited to Empty the Warrens and the X spells which actually gave me a bit of breathing room. Just never got to storm off until Eidolon of the Great Revel was off board.
Expansion is better than it's other half by far and copying a bolt (yours or theirs!) feels like a board sweep sometimes
1 month ago
You make some interesting points. Ill have to make several posts to get to everything lol. Starting at the top: Browbeat is worse but still comparable. Skewer the Critics is worse than Rift Bolt because you cannot play it on turn one. It seems my reasoning for much of the dissagreements we have comes down to efficiency and consistency like you said. Try playtesting this deck against a more traditional build and you maybe surprised. I stay away from stacking one mana cards because of Chalice of the Void . Btw I have no fear of tron or graveyard decks. If I did play against a heavy one mana mono red deck then I would have to pray for a Dragon's Claw though my synergy is
1 month ago
Darth_Savage while I agree Riptide Chimera would be a better creature to use, I'm mainly using Drake Familiar because it has 2 CMC, to proc Claim. So I can fetch it when it goes to the graveyard if needed.
Glimpse the Unthinkable might be good at a burn mill deck, but the 1->3 CMC to card ratio from Startled Awake Flip comes close to the 1->5 ratio from glimpse, and it works as a creature on the graveyard, albeit a way overpriced one, but the option is at least there.
What I'm doing is that mill is the backup plan just in case my opponent heals more than I damage. The main plan is to lower life, while using things like Pristine Talisman/Sun Droplet/Dragon's Claw ETB life gain while using bounce duals from lands to facetank hits or stock up on life, etc.
The choice was either to get basic lands or remove artifact fetching from my lands, besides, barely anyone uses land removal.
2 months ago
So I would have Pounce over Prey Upon, because I doubt 1 mana is going to be much of a difference, and I would rather have an Instant than a Sorcery. You would be surprised how nice that can be. Blazing Volley could be nice against the Goblin side of Mono-Red Aggro, as for Burn I would consider Dragon's Claw, or anything that gains life for you. Life Goes On could work too. Although it is extremely off-synergy, Archetype of Endurance would destroy Hexproof Merfolk decks. Only drawback is it it being a 8 CMC card. Always an option. Glaring Spotlight could work. Also Boompile too. Also, you don't have much against flying. A few Plummets might be good. Other than that pretty good for so cheap on TCGPlayer. Nice deck. I don't know what format you are looking at, but there you go. Good luck!
2 months ago
Nice idea, but pretty difficult to build on budget.
You stated, you need ideas for your sideboard:
Maybe something to gain life to improve your game against burn decks. Budget ways I'm thinking of maybe Bottle Gnomes or Brindle Boar or even Dragon's Claw. Don't know, what you can get your hands on.
If possible, add some creatures with a nice value of cost to power/toughness, thus simply providing a second game plan to switch to, if your reanimation somehow is disabled or won't work for other reasons. I'm afraid you'll have to find those creatures yourself, for I have no idea what your budget's top level is nor what you allready got at home.
If you got any space left in your board, try to include answers to threats appeariing in your local metagame. Your playgroup/meta is full of decks running a horde of small and fast creatures? Try finding spells that kill of most/all of them at once (I'm thinking of things like Pyroclasm, Drown in Sorrow, Golden Demise and so on). Your meta features combo decks? Look for simple answers to break the combo or prevent it from even happening (=> most likely some discard spells like Duress).
I hope I provided some useful ideas.
3 months ago
I like this deck overall. I think it needs some maindeck Blood Moon in this build. Also since you have Faithless Looting and Serum Visions the Madcap Experiment + Platinum Emperion combo would be good in here. You can use the looting and scrying to dig away the Emperion or extra copies of Madcap or get to it faster. I've seen other UR lists trying it here and there. You're already free of artifacts except for the Dragon's Claw on the side, which could easily be something else since the Emperion combo stops burn anyways.
3 months ago
Sorry I'm just now getting to your question about sideboarding!
I'm not sure on sideboarding for this deck, as it's much more Aggro than Ponza (which is my normal RG deck). But here are a few cards you may want to playtest:
- UW Control: I like Blood Moon, Choke, and Thrun, the Last Troll, in that order. I think you'll find any of those are better than Bow of Nylea vs. Control. Guttural Response is probably better too.
- Humans: I just bring in as much removal as possible ... Lightning Bolt, Abrade (which can also hit their Aether Vials), Anger of the Gods, and Beast Within have been all-stars. Between your Bolts and Elementals, you may not need much else. Torpor Orb is interesting and seems like it'd REALLY mess with them. Watch out though, since it will also mess with your Primal Forcemage.
- Burn: I prefer lifegain effects ... stuff like Dragon's Claw, Scavenging Ooze (which also doubles as Graveyard hate), and Kitchen Finks.
- Mill: Bow of Nylea is good here. Or Wheel of Sun and Moon (which also doubles as Graveyard hate), if the deck decomes a real problem ...
- Light removal: I don't really worry about it tbh ... I'd personally rather use the slot for an extra threat.
Also, though these aren't really part of your meta atm, here are a few more thoughts:
- Graveyard: I like Scavenging Ooze (great, but slow), Relic of Progenitus (good), and Grafdigger's Cage (stops Collected Company too). Tormod's Crypt (fast but very narrow) and Wheel of Sun and Moon are options as well.
- Artifacts: Ancient Grudge is just superb. I sometimes run Destructive Revelry (also hits Enchantments) and Beast Within (hits everything) too.
- Lands-matter (decks like Tron, Valkut, and Amulet Titan, plus most Tri-color manabases): Blood Moon.
Compared to your current sideboard, I'm not honestly sure if any of these would fit better in your deck, playstyle, or budget. But it's some things to think about at least :-)
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