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Round 1: Played White Weenie and won 2-0
Round 2: Played RUG Ramp Control and lost 2-0 (it was my friend and i helped design the deck)
Round 3: Played Mono Blue Delver and won 2-0
Round 4: Played Grixis Reanimator and won 2-0
Round 5: Played R/G Aggro and won 2-0
Got Fourth Place
Round 1: Played R/W Aggro Humans and drew 1-1-1
Round 2: Played R/W Humans and won 2-0
Round 3: Played Mono Black Post and won 2-0
Round 4: Played Mono Black Zombies and won 2-0
Round 5: Played Mono Black Control and won 2-0
Round 1: R/g big creatures, won 2-0
Round 2: Tempered steel, won 2-0
Round 3: Junk "Good cards," won 2-0
Round 4: Soul Run Ramp, won 2-1
Round 5: Naya Pod, won 2-0
4 Rounds of Swiss then cut to Top 8
Round 1: Played Wolf Run Blue and Won 2-1
Round 2: Played U/r Delver and won 2-0
Round 3: Played Goblins and won 2-0
Round 4: Matched up with my friend, the only other undefeated and drew into top 8.
Top 8( Number 1 going in)
Quarterfinals: Played goblins and won 2-1
Semifinals: Played Soul Run Ramp, 4 color control deck and won 2-1
Finals: Played Wolf Run Blue and won 2-0 (Going into this match i told the guy i would split the payout with him if he conceded so i could get the Game Day playmat, because i got second at the last 2 Game Days. He said no...)
FNM last night went 4-0-1 and got first.
Round 1 played Werewolves and won 2-1
Round 2 played Esper Delver and drew 1-1-1
Round 3 played U/W Midrange and won 2-0
Round 4 played Tempered Steel and won 2-1
Round 5 played W/b Tokens and won 2-1
1) Your restoration angel is going to target Snapcaster Mage 95% of the time, for a mana leak, gut shot, dismember, vapor snag,
2) Geist might die easier, but he almost always gets in for 4, and in an aggressive deck like Delver, that's more important than a 3/3 first striker who can be chumped for turns on end.. Not to mention, Hexproof? Hexproof is huge in standard right now.
3) Blade Splicer is 4 points of power. Geist is 6. If they don't hit an early creature, and you vapor snag the creature they do throw down, you're in a much better position.
Blade Splicer is a great card, but I wouldn't run 3-of in a Delver deck. If your metagame says Blade Splicer is better than Geist of Saint Traft, then you should be changing more of the rest of your deck as well. As it sits, it looks like Blade Splicer is just sorta shoehorned into Geist's spot on the curve..
Put it this way: your deck (and most Delver decks) are designed around getting your creatures in the red zone. That's why you have Mana Leak, Vapor Snag, and Snapcasters. Not only does Geist get more damage in per attack, but he's straight up more aggressive than Blade Splicer. A 3/3 FS is good defense, it's hard to attack into that, but if your Delver deck is playing defense you're in trouble.
1 restoration angel does not target snapcaster 95% of the time in ANY delver deck. watch all the scg opens with delver 5% is high 95 is absurd. its either raw dogged or used to save geist or if its more like uw midrange than its on plicer
2 splicer plus restoration angel plus vapor snag equals so many 3/3 first strike golems that they cant chump them away.
3 if as you said they dont hit an early creature and i vapor snag the creatures they do hit then how do they chump blade splicer? with what creatures. in this case geist is better but in most others its not. remooval isnt that good on blade splicer because if they target the token i make mire with angel if they target the splicer and i cant save it with restoaration angel then it still leaves me with a 3/3
The Consecrated Sphinx is he only thing I can see being out of place even slightly (Elaborating on what bboytse said). I know you need the draw effect to just keep throwing down spells and creatures but maybe go for a draw spell just for that delver flip. Probably not worth it in your eyes, but it does look like a hefty non-instant/sorcery base. only 17 cards seems a little lackluster for delver, but then again, delver isnt the only good thing about the deck. sorry for rambling, just trying to think of things :3
no problem. but the thing i think people are missing is its not delver. its a hybrid. theres a lot of things that seperate it from the traditional delver deck and bring it halfway to u/w control. the Consecrated Sphinx s the Phyrexian Metamorph over Phantasmal Image the Terminus mainboard and the board wipes in the sideboard more lands and a Dissipate . its not traditional delver its a delver variant i made and it works pretty good this way. delver flips consistantly enough for me that i dont feel the need to change anything. thank you for your comment though.
|Date added||1 year|
|Last updated||1 year|
|Legal formats||Legacy, Vintage, Commander / EDH|
|Illegal cards||Seachrome Coast , Ponder , Gitaxian Probe , Vapor Snag , Phyrexian Metamorph , Consecrated Sphinx , Mana Leak , Blade Splicer|