Nice description! +1
My only criticism is you might need more creature removal, but I don't know. I haven't tried Waste Not. Does it give you enough zombies to protect yourself? My experience with this kind of deck is that without Ensnaring Bridge in the main, we need a hefty amount of ways to deal with creatures.There is some anti synergy between Waste Not and Ensnaring Bridge since the opponent can just discard noncreature spells to force you to draw and then get in while defenses are down. I can see infect taking advantage of this strategy since they just need to get 1 card in your hand, attack, then pump them up.
The sanitarium is a nice touch with Waste Not as is Dark Deal, but I think Dark Deal would quickly turn into a dead card against decks that dump their hand in the first 2 turns like burn and affinity. But those decks are also helping out your racks, so I guess you'd have flexibility for sideboarding them out in those matchups.
Lantern of Insight might help you out when the opponent is empty handed and you are looking for the most opportune time to activate the sanitarium, but it seems kind of gimmicky and better suited to some kind of discard heavy lantern control deck.
How is 21 lands working for you with Smallpox? I run 24 and I still sometimes feel like going to 25.
I was thinking that if I was going to run Waste Not I would pair it with more land destruction to stuff up their hands when they can't play what they need to, giving the enchantment more value, but that would make your main wincons less effective and shift the deck to a more resource denial build.
June 19, 2017 6:40 p.m.
June 19, 2017 7:38 p.m.
Polupus Awesome suggestions.
First, no, the zombies don't protect from creatures that well, they're more of a finisher after their hand has been emptied. It's true this deck is paper against scissors when it comes to aggro, so if that's the case I usually side out Waste Not and Dark Deal in favor of Dismember, Ensnaring Bridge, as well as Funeral Charm and it works fairly well.
Dark Deal can dry up often, maybe it's a good idea to try 3 instead of 4. too bad it doesn't have cycling, that'd be a dream.
Lantern of Insight looks so fun. it doesn't matter if they see what I have, they know it's just going to be discard. Keeping an eye on their deck would be cool.
Empty the Pits looks fun, but more like a luxury than a necessity, Would still be fun to try out, though! Thanks for the critic! I've made changed to the deck :-)
June 19, 2017 8:10 p.m.
Hey I'd definitely throw in some Bojuka Bog over a couple Swamps, shut down Goyfs and Dredge and Living End, otherwise you'll be partially playing into their strategy. I'd also toss in a sweeper like Damnation or even Languish in case the board gets overwhelmed.
Nice build, looks fun but frustrating to play against (I suppose that's the point!). +1
June 20, 2017 3:11 a.m.
Jimmy_Chinchila Bojuka Bog is a great idea. I included it in an earlier version of the deck, I just don't like etb tapped for such a quick deck. I'll put it back in, it has its strengths. Damnation could also be good. Thanks for the suggestions!
June 20, 2017 11:55 a.m.
UR Aggro player here, so I don't know anything about piloting this type of deck, just what I can guess how I would want to play against it. I'd consider Mishra's Bauble as a good sub for the lantern to help time the sanitarium. You don't really lose card advantage but you can use it to avoid messing with your Ensnaring Bridge because the card draw is next upkeep, plus it doesn't hurt your curve. Not sure how effective this would be. I think the other comments on creature removal are sound, as there are a lot of naya blitz/zoo decks in my meta. Maybe even a Noxious Revival to make the deck seem more consistent, while keeping your hand count low. I dig the flavor though!
June 21, 2017 11:33 p.m.
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