Wow, this deck looks great! I understand why Ral Zarek is in here, but I'm not entirely sure if you need him. He's great as a T4 play, but could probably be replaced by another Jace or possibly Niv-Mizzet, depending on your local meta. How has playtesting been going for you?
August 6, 2013 10:26 a.m.
AzureMage - Thanks! Yeah, I like Ral Zarek because of his -2, mostly, because aside from Burn and Izzet Charm , I don't have any way to deal direct damage with spells. Still, you may be right, there's probably something better than I could throw in there.
As for the playtesting, I haven't had a chance to play it against another deck, but I'm hoping to test it out this Friday.
August 6, 2013 11:41 a.m.
August 6, 2013 12:30 p.m.
You do not need 4x Goblin Electromancer You gain very little from having a second one in play since most of your spells can only be reduced by one. I suggest you take out two of them and put 2x Guttersnipe because nothing makes a big pile of counter spells MORE Duchie than dealing damage, and making weenies as you counter everything they try to play. :)
August 10, 2013 1:25 p.m.
Also clean up your sideboard -
Adding in Izzet Staticaster may be the answer you need to respond to a certain deck type, but if you only have one your chances of getting to use her are pretty low. Remember, you switched to Izzet for consistency, as a general rule don't have less than 2 of any card in your Sideboard.
Wouldn't you agree?
August 10, 2013 1:28 p.m.
Zacoly - On the Izzet Staticaster . The sideboard was tailored specifically to fit my local meta, and she doesn't really come in handy there. I have her in as a just-in-case. But yeah, normally I'd agree with you, it's pretty good advice to have more than one of most things in the SB.
As for the Goblin Electromancer , I think I will end up taking them out, since most of the people I've shown this deck to seem to be against them.