A very original deck, funny and powerful too. Congratulations for the deck you created, for the detailed analysis you wrote, and for the result in the tourmanent.
You've really deserved a +1!
February 22, 2013 6:24 p.m.
You are the best kind of evil genius. +1 from me.
I really want a mana-free deck now...
March 5, 2013 2:27 a.m.
You are running WAY too many reanimation targets. I would reduce that number down to no more than 6 (unless they have additional utility like the chancellor cycle, one of my favorite targets). I would drop your combo as well. It is fun, but it is so easily disruptable you would be better off not using it I think. You could easily replace these cards with things like Gitaxian Probe or a Bloodghast + Dakmor Salvage package. In your sideboard, I don't like the seven land that much. Consider dropping the forests (and probably Reverent Silence as well) for Noxious Revival which would give you similar chances of getting anti-hate while freeing up a lot of your sideboard, which you could fill in with nice things like Chancellor of the Annex against storm and occasionally hate. I have to say that I really like it that more people are catching on to the true power of Balustrade Spy. =)
March 18, 2013 11:35 a.m.
Thanks for the feedback, guys!
Blakkhand, you make a good point, I run more Dread Return targets than are necessary, but I really enjoy the combo aspect and will probably do so until the element of surprise wears off and I need to change to something more defensible. You have some great suggestions (some of which I've tried before) that would make the deck more rounded and stable, but would not, unfortunately, match my current reckless play-style! I feel like Balustrade Dredge is a bit of an all-or-nothing rogue build, and that's kind of why I love it!
Thanks again for the suggestions!
April 15, 2013 3:45 a.m.
Very nice deck! I'm getting myself a very similar one, except for less Dread Return targets, and on their place the addition of 4x Chancellor of the Annex and 4x Gitaxian Probe for the extra speed! +1 :)
May 3, 2013 1:17 p.m.
July 7, 2013 7:55 a.m.
What happened if the other player cast Rest in Peace or something similar?
March 17, 2014 3:31 p.m.
I cloned this deck, but Iona go to main and Azami to sideboard, and Angel of dispair replaced by Elesh Norm.
Played in a litlle tournament with 7 people and 4 rounds, lasting first.
In a 19 people tournament, 5 rounds, 2-2 and 1 tie due to time. Finished 9th.
March 30, 2014 10:46 a.m.
Haha. Manaless Dredge is terrible against hard graveyard-specific hate, you can sideboard to try to deal with it, but I find that even when I do I still loose. I haven't updated this decklist in a while, but I played an updated version of the deck at the Legacy side events at GP Vancouver, and I removed all disenchant from the sideboard in favor of Leyline of the Void , Surgical Extraction , Chancellor of the Annex etc. to help me out against other graveyard or combo decks (aka. likely match-ups that I have a realistic chance of winning). I've accepted that if RIP resolves, I'm done, so I just race Miracles, and don't bother worrying about when I don't get there first. Balustrade Dredge isn't the best deck out there, but its perfectly situated to a meta game where people aren't thinking about graveyards. If Reanimator or Loam-Decks are big in your meta, don't bring Manaless, because you'll get hated out, but if everyone is sideboarding to beat Delver, you can blow them away! That is just to say, Manaless can mess people up and it can get messed up, and which way it goes depends on the decks other people are playing. I'll also say that I won a sealed box of Thereos boosters because I won one of the GP Vancouver side events, going 5-0 in matches without losing a single game because I didn't see any real hate.
Recently I've cut the Reveillark / Azami, Lady of Scrolls win condition since its a bit overkill, and while amusing, not as competitive. I now rely more on Flayer of the Hatebound . I've also swapped Angel of Despair for Ashen Rider since the Rider is way better in that it exiles (can hit indestructible permanents) and has double use. In one match against Omni-Tell, my opponent played Show and Tell he put in Omniscience , I put in Ashen Rider , blowing up his Omniscience . A few turns later I sacked Ashen Rider to Cabal Therapy , blowing up one of his untapped lands in the process leaving him insufficient mana for Pact of Negation , which was the only counter in his hand (Gitaxian Probe !) meaning I could Dread Return Balustrade Spy and go on to win by the end of that turn, or he could Pact, and I win on his upkeep. The moral of the story, Ashen Rider is the way to go!
March 31, 2014 6:31 p.m.
Thx for your comments, it was my 15 y.o. boy who played your deck... I don't bother to understand it, it is beyond me :D
I play a mono-red burn/rdw deck in legacy :D
In his last game, he was playing against a mono white deck. They were 1-1 and my son casted Iona, but the other had a aether vial, and my child, eventually, lost. I think it was more dificult to lost than to win :D
OTH, this other guy was the one that won the tournament in the end.
April 1, 2014 2:01 p.m.
You're missing the Angel of Glory's Rise for the easy kill.
April 10, 2014 10:45 a.m.
What if you get hit with a Balustrade Spy or a creature with an ability like that? If they do it on your turn, then pass turn, does that mean an automatic defeat because you couldn't draw?
January 20, 2015 2:38 p.m.
axeswinga115, while it is not particularly common, I have indeed lost a couple of games by having an opponent Reanimate my Balustrade Spy on their turn, and target me with the ability. The key thing to remember is that I lose if I would draw a card when my library is empty, but if I can find a way to keep a card in my library, or win before I have to draw, then I'm fine.
This is why there is Progenitus in the sideboard, so even when I get fully milled, I still have one card in my library, and survive past my next draw step. This is a must board-in against Reanimator decks, for the above reason, and Show and Tell decks so I can drop in Balustrade Spy on their turn and win the next turn if they don't have the kill ready.
I've also had a strange situation where my library was empty and my opponent passed the turn expecting that to be the game... however I had a Flayer of the Hatebound in play and was able to bring in all my Nether Shadow and Ichorid during upkeep, getting lethal damage on him before having to lose in my draw step.
So while it can be a liability, so long as you know what matchups to look out for, and are prepared, you can avoid it.
April 15, 2015 9:28 p.m.
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