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Bye-bye Smuggler's Copter —Jan. 9, 2017
...aaaaanddd the release of AER will now also bring out the death of Smuggler's Copter. As a result, i've decided to mainboard Fatal Push. I really like Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, but i'm already very creature heavy. I thought about Anguished Unmaking, but I didn't want to disturb the mana curve too much. Playtesting will tell is it's the right move or not, but I sideboarded both in order to be able to switch on the fly as the need be.
January 6, 2017 8:38 p.m.
You think? I liked blessed alliance because of the multiple abilities and also the lifegain for lone rider. i'm big into fatal push but i think i'll have to playtest both to see which is better for what i've got going. Thanks for the suggestion! :)
January 6, 2017 8:48 p.m.
1- What about Read the Bones over Thraben Inspector? 2- Vampire nighthawk and mortify may be a good call for this deck.3- Have you ever toght about having Immortal Servitude? You have a lot 3 mana monsters and you could return all of them fron the graveyard to the battlefield.(sorry about my english, I'm still studing it)
January 6, 2017 9:29 p.m.
Even though the enemy fetches aren't legal in standard, would it be worth it to run a couple that could fetch white and a couple that could fetch black, just so you can get those revolt triggers? Maybe not with just the one creature in there, but if you wanted to mainboard the Fatal Push I don't think it would be a bad idea.
January 7, 2017 2:14 a.m.
PAugustoS, no worries on the english! I like your suggestions but I'm afraid that any of those substitutes would take this deck out of standard, where I'd like it to stay, unless I am mistaken.
January 7, 2017 3:03 a.m.
PAugustoS All the cards you suggested are cards that are good for the modern format (8th edition forward), but would cause the deck to fall out of the standard format (BFZ forward).
Chaph kinda the same point as PA comment. The fetch lands that will bring an untapped land into play are all not in the standard format at the moment. The only fetch lands in the standard format being the land into play tapped with the best option being Evolving Wilds. The question then comes down to how fast do you want your deck vs how consistent do you wan't you mana to be. To use these as ways to help trigger the new "revolt" function seems lacking as there are not many cards in the deck with it and do not need the trigger for their primary purpose being in the deck. It would also slow you down if you try and hold use of Evolving Wilds to get this kind of trigger and would just make for awkward draws in late part of the game as Solemn Recruit still won't see the benefit till the end of turn.
Like the deck idea you have and reminded me Drana is still still around. Only suggestion I have would be Glint-Sleeve Siphoner for what looks like a strong 2 drop that doesn't have double black in the cost. It brings the Menace keyword and offers a little draw to the deck.
January 7, 2017 5:29 a.m.
I actually had Glint-Sleeve Siphoner in the mainboard but at the expense of 2 Thraben Inspector's. I figured I'd rather have more potential for a turn 1 play than not. I also considered Vampire Cutthroat for the 1-drop lifelink skulk. I totally agree about the siphoner though and would love to re-add her if i found the proper card to drop. Thanks for the input, razelfark- I really appreciate it :) and I agree, the map or the evolving wilds wouldn't help as much as it could hurt, given the low number of revolt triggers and the non-main function of it in the deck's overall purpose.
January 7, 2017 12:59 p.m.
This is interesting. Would Hidden Stockpile be good? Deathtouch tokens don't sound bad, and this deck definitely wants to trade its creatures so it should activate revolt a bit.
January 7, 2017 4:07 p.m.
You're right, I forgot the Tarkir fetches aren't Standard legal anymore, and using Evolving Wilds is definitely not worth it. My bad.Enemy colored fetches should be getting reprinted soon though at this rate!
January 7, 2017 7:26 p.m.
I don't understand Nahiri's Machinations without a source of red mana. I probably wouldn't play it even in a white-red deck.
January 7, 2017 10:37 p.m.
January 8, 2017 3:13 a.m.
I would suggest using Yahenni, Undying Partisan since you don't need to feel pressured to play red this way. While it does cost you a creature to activate his, he does get stronger with each creature your opponent loses. He also brings haste as a default.
January 8, 2017 3:32 a.m.
The deck is almost perfect, I would put Vampire Cutthroat instead of Thraben Inspector, its more useful in a lot of ways; plus I would add Anguished Unmaking since you have lifelink and it's the best removal in orzhov colors :)(Trust me, I have an Odric deck and they work perfectly)
January 8, 2017 4:03 a.m.
Aleboth93: thanks for the kind words :) I actually pulled Vampire Cutthroat out for Thraben Inspector but it really doesn't make sense in the grand scheme of the deck.. I never felt entirely confident of the substitution. I re-added it to playtest a bit. As for Anguished Unmaking, I'll have to look into it. I like it, but I'll have to play with a bit to get my feel for it.