Cycle and discard until you can push God-Pharaoh's Gift into your graveyard and than pull it out with Refurbish than all the creatures you have send to their deaths become 4/4 haste problems for your opponent. Remember though, you will take damage trying to get the combo to kick-off but when it does its fun. I like to use Raptor Hatchling and Kinjalli's Sunwing to block and slow things down for your opponent which should give you some time to get things to work for you.

if game one goes badly for you start swapping out for some more controlling options in your side board and when all else fails just believe in the heart of the cards :)



Rex_JB24 says... #1

That's one way to get GPG out early...I like it! Some of these creatures play very well with GPG but I'd like to see a few different creatures here. I would remove both Desert Cerodon and one Striped Riverwinder for three Combustible Gearhulk. This card plays incredibly well with Refurbish and Gift and your average CMC is so high that an opponent would be insane to let you mill three. This will almost always be a draw three, but if your opponent mills you three they're gonna take a TON of damage while also giving you more reanimation targets. Speaking of your CMC, it's big but that seems mostly due to overcosted creatures with cycling. Even so, I think you need more land in deck to be able to cast these cards if you have to. So, I would say cut Leave, you've already got four each of Tormenting Voice and Cathartic Reunion along with all your cyclers and that is enough card draw. The extra four slots free you to add two apiece of Inspiring Vantage and Glacial Fortress for better consistency. I also like Spirebluff Canal here, and three of them could replace Evolving Wilds.

October 2, 2017 9:18 a.m.

Rex_JB24 says... #2

Edit: Didn't see the "Budget" tag. Canal might be too much, but Fortress, Vantage, and Hulk are cheap.

October 2, 2017 9:21 a.m.

scapegoat_tom says... #3

Rex_JB24 its all good, I did end up putting a few Glacial Fortressand Inspiring Vantage into the deck. I did however swap Combustible Gearhulk out for Cataclysmic Gearhulk because it lets me control the board if things are going badly. I have just finished my sideboard based on the deck types I've been seeing and how testing has been going.

October 16, 2017 9:12 a.m.

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