This is the list I made up for Gameday and a GPT I am playing the same day at my Local Card Shop.

I put in some Skullcrack over another creature because I like having a little more burn available if I find my self board locked.

I feel good about my mainboard but my sideboard is what I am having trouble figuring out.

I like Pithing Needle to not only deal with the AEtherling's I am sure to encounter but other annoyances such as Witchbane Orb

I am choosing Madcap Skills over Volcanic Strength becuase I like the one extra power it gives me.

Traitorous Blood seems like the best option of the three or so cards like it available to me but I am unsure.

And while Ash Zealot works well as graveyard hate I want to have another option available to me just in case. That or Elixer of immortality .

Please give me your feedback.

Edit: I realized too late that Pithing Needle does not interact with Witchbane Orb I wish it did because i want to dedicate some side board space too it though.


So Yesterday i played a GameDay in the morning at my local shop followed by a GPT for GP Vegas.

Was Gameday Champ when 5-0-2 the 2 ties where chops to get me into top 8.

Placed 9th at the GPT.

I was unable to procur Ghor-Clan Rampager 's in time for gameday so i used 2x pyrewild shamen and one Ash Zealot in its place.

Also took out Stonewright in favor of Flinthoof I did not like the change initially because I wanted this deck to not resemble the alreadyw inning formula for Gruul Aggro, but I had to relent and let common sense take over. I do not regret going in that direction either.

Was able to get the Ghor-Clan Rampager 's I need for the GPT so I swapped out the pyrewild shamen's and 1x Ash Zealot in favor of those. They helped in some cituations but did not win me games like Hellrider or Traitorous Blood did.

Either way this is the final list for this deck and likely will not change much except maybe sideboard and if something crazy good and fast comes out in m14.


poophy says... #1

how does Pithing Needle deal with Witchbane Orb ?

why the Temple Garden ? if you only need the green mana use basics and save yourself 2 damage

but, other than maybe adding more Ghor-Clan Rampager (maybe for Pillar of Flame ), it looks like fun

May 22, 2013 12:32 p.m.

punroc1 says... #2

Poophy the Temple Garden gives me white mana as well which i can use on Boros Reckoner .

May 22, 2013 12:38 p.m.

vradinolfi says... #3

Stonewright over Rakdos Cackler i think is usually a better call, he can get bigger and can help end the game if you gas out. not sure how i feel about the Skullcrack s mainboarded but i guess if your meta has a lot of lifegain then maybe. als, why not 4 Hellrider ?

May 22, 2013 1:20 p.m.

punroc1 says... #4

I was messing around with numbers to get to 60 I could run one less Temple Garden for the extra Hellrider or take out one Skullcrack and sideboard it.

That's why I published the list so i could figure this stuff out thanks for the help guys and keep it coming please.

May 22, 2013 3:12 p.m.

Rick_Coolidge says... #5

Where are your pigs? (Flinthoof Boar )

May 22, 2013 5:01 p.m.

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