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Young Pyromancer Discussion
1 day ago
thank you for the fast response and your suggestions.
Liliana, the Last Hope and the Young Pyromancer are always on/off choices. The come in and will be taken out again for my newest spleen. Lili will leave the deck soon again for a slightly more control route.
True I mostly play against heavy two drop decks (junk, jund, affinity). Three Spell Snare might not necessarily the correct choice but that spell is imho highly underrated. Time will tell...
Thank you again!
1 day ago
Wirox, that is an interesting suggestion - potentially I could replace even the Flaying Tendrils in the side with the Expertise. It could be that I need to replace Bile Blight with an Expertise; I tend towards Blight because it is a 2 mana kill spell - but I will certainly test this, thank you for the suggestion. If I am consistently casting Ancestral Vision off Expertise, I will add it to the deck. If not, I don't think it will be enough value.
Liliana of the Veil is not good with my countermagic, unfortunately; I prefer Jace as a way to slow down aggro, stop Young Pyromancer and Lingering Souls shenanigans and win the game off his ultimate (Liliana does not win the game on ultimate - given that I want to be maintaining a clear board state, she'll be hitting a bunch of lands and maybe one creature).
Worth noting that usually I'll just concede game 1 against Tron because most of my deck is terrible against it. Post board, though - out goes all the removal including Engineered Explosives besides Hero's Downfall, to be replaced by Transgress the Mind, Extirpate, Geth's Verdict, Summary Dismissal, Disdainful Stroke, and Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver.
1 day ago
well I've never been a fan of delver (the creature) itself, but thats mostly because i play a deck mywelf (grixis control) where delver never survives to shine.
Regardless, two things I find missing: 1) Fatal Push. Havent tested it myself, but the low cmc should make for some pretty darn awesome lines of play with Snapcaster Mage. the huge plus of this card that you can trade up in terms of tempo. they spend their turn 4 casting Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet? here is my 1cmc spell that kills him, and i get to cast a Kolaghan's Command into discard+snappy back too for the same mana.
thats just one example. but you get the idea.
So if i was to build delver, I would do something like this to your list:
5 days ago
hey, thanks for the suggestions :)
I don't really think Young Pyromancer might be good on a build with 4 sweepers Anger of the Gods, but I think Faithless Looting might be interesting... although I think I'd change the list a bit to have some faithless demigod action going on if I'd go that route.
thanks man :)
5 days ago
Yeah not having Scalding Tarn is super painful but I already have misty rainforest around and don't have the extra money to spend on 4 (very good) lands.
I am personally a fan of YP, there's quite a few matchups where it is really relevant (nothing feels better than chaining 3-4 cantrips in the late game) However without Gitaxian Probe it seems kind of weak. I would assume that the deck wouldn't want to run Kalitas seeing as it's a 4 mana spell in a deck of tight mana and one drops but I see the argument for it. I might run a Vendilion Clique to increase the number of threats, however.
I'm getting to play the deck for the first time at FNM tomorrow so hopefully I can get a feel for how good Young Pyromancer is.
5 days ago
my_key, Apakakuta, I really don't know what to tell you guys. I own the deck on paper and cast my spells efficiently ALL the time. Do you guys not see that the curve of the deck is 2.20? With Thought Scour & Serum Visions that makes for 8 Can trips. I can see your skepticism on 20 lands and that's fine, but this isn't "all the Sultai control lists you have seen." there are not multiple copies of Thragtusk, and Cryptic Command.
The deck was initially using Gitaxian Probe and resembles Grixis Delver slightly in the way it played. They use 19-20 lands while using somewhere between 8+ can trips, while using Young Pyromancer and Kolaghan's Command--that deck works just fine, and so does this one on its land base. I highly encourage you to experiment outside of the "24" count land package. 1 or 2 lands couldn't hurt the deck, no, but this is the main reason I don't play Inquisition of Kozilek. Sure it discards a card, but my hand needs to stay full with all the can trips (replacing a card for a card as opposed to just looking and discarding) that is how it gets to draw into the land base it needs. Go look at Grixis Driver. I simply chose Tarmogoyf over Delver of Secrets Flip and Abrupt Decay over Kolaghan's Command.
6 days ago
1 week ago
xDELCO Thanks, I'll look into it. Now that I'm running 18 land, 4x Gorge looks a bit more doable, and so does running Graven Cairns instead of Dragonskull Summit to justify. Which is probably what I'll do.
Thanks for suggesting.