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|Duel Decks: Zendikar vs Eldrazi (DDP)||Common|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Uncommon|
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Forked Bolt deals 2 damage divided as you choose among one or two target creatures and/or players.
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Forked Bolt Discussion
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
4x Goblin Guide
2x Mogg Fanatic
2x Glorious End
2x Blood Moon
3x Forked Bolt
1x Harsh Mentor
1 month ago
Hi! The deck looks nice.
I'd suggest you Logic Knot as a better Mana Leak. May be swap all them or two (because it may sometimes be awkward that it needs TWO blue rather than ONE as Leak does, but overall it's better than Leak). And may be even one Remand, but it's very good in decks that just want to kill opponent very fast, so it may act like an actual Counterspell with upside(or just a two-mana Cryptic Command "counter, draw"=) ).
One Burst Lightning is fine. I think 3 is too much. May be swap two/one for third Electrolyze and/or Forked Bolts?
Also Boomerang is a consideration because it bounces lands!
If Fetchs+schocks are too costly for you then mana base looks ok. But if you can afford them better swap 4 Shivan Reefs and some of Spirebluff Canal and Wandering Fumaroles for 4 Scalding Tarn 2-4 Steam Vents and possibly some other fetches like Polluted Delta and Flooded Strand (because they are the cheapest blue-ish fetches). And if you'll go for fetch+shock package you possibly even can go to 19 lands with so much cantrips and such low curve!
1 month ago
My R/G Eldrazi Deck is a build I am trying to duplicate from Grzegorz Kowalski's deck that recently won a GP. Today, I watched a deck video by Gaby Spartz that uses Bloodbraid Elf in the deck. This got me to think that it could be a good card to run for obvious speed and free card reasons. After watching her video, there was really only one instance where BBE helped her out and that was in game 1 where she got a Dismemeber to clear the only blocker her opponent had. Other times it seemed like it was more appropriate for her to play a Thought-Knot Seer or Reality Smasher rather than spin the wheel with BBE. It also seemed like her deck lacked a high end threat such as Endbringer as my deck and Kowalski's deck runs. There are limited videos and deck references for the type of build because most Eldrazi decks are based on a Tron build.
So my question is this. Is the power of BBE being overshadowed by bad match-ups, or is this just a bad deck build to use the card in? My best threats such as TKS, Smasher, and Endbringer cannot be played off of the cascade effect, but it hitting an Eldrazi Obligator would be nice for a pair of haste creatures. I would love to play BBE, but I do not want to plug it into a deck that does not need it just for the sake of playing it.
So I can try Spatz's build and take out the Scavenging Oozes for BBE, or I thought about -1 Oooze and -1 Forked Bolt for +2 BBE. I have not played at an FMN since the unbanning announcements so I am not sure how much Jace and U/W control dominates my local meta. I do know that Lingering Souls would make an appearance a lot so the Bolt is helpful with taking out the tokens. Please let me know what you all think about the situation. I am hoping to get this ironed out so I can take this deck to FMN this week. Thanks
2 months ago
2 months ago
Thanks AlfrescoHotshot! Mardu indeed is going up recently, a very solid build. The mainboard Forked Bolt are iffy, originally just boarded in because 1 toughness creatures/tokens became so prominent in my local meta they ended up in the mainboard because of the constant need for em'. I'm thinking of outing them for good ol' Lightning Bolt again, cause I feel Forked Bolt a bit slow in the MB especially vs big mana where I feel it bricks mostly. I was looking over your list and wanted to ask your opinion on a few slots:
Is 3 Terminate truly the sweet spot? I've been running 2 always, but I've seen mosts lists recently at a steady 3. I believe I'm biased for the 2/2 split between Abrupt Decay and Terminate, considering keeping the 3rd one in the SB maybe? Or is 1-3 the way to go?
The 4th Thoughtseize in the SB is something I've been thinking about for a while now. How has it worked out for you?