I would definately SB 1 Hellrider for another volley. Also, a RDW deck got top 16 recently, and had 2 card:Nightbird's Clutches MB. Maybe try it; it worked well for me. Otherwise, I love the deck!
October 23, 2012 9:02 p.m.
The rdw players in my meta have claimed Stromkirk Noble to be too slow in the format and have chosen to cut them in favor of more burn spells. Also rdw decks in the past have often ran 22 mountains so I'd agree with moving some Hellrider s to the sideboard.
October 23, 2012 10:37 p.m.
You might want to take out Vexing Devil, in this format he is not very good right now after turn 2, as most decks can handle him pretty easily or just kill him if he hits the board. You would be better of running Guttersnipe.
October 23, 2012 11:28 p.m.
I feel like Guttersnipe is too slow for this deck; when you can play a 3/2 Chainwalker for 2, 2/2 for 3 seems lackluster. Additionally, I would have to cut some creatures for more burn, but he play nicely with Nightbird's Clutches.
October 24, 2012 9:51 a.m.
My reasoning behind no mainboard Nightbird's Clutches is that it is not so useful against control. I feel like it would be a detrimental draw in a game that you need to put in as much damage before turn 4. But how do you feel about Lightning Mauler?
October 24, 2012 9:55 a.m.
Vexing Devil and Lightning Mauler are not good cards in this RDW deck. I understand why people get hung up on it, just letting you know that there are better things you can be doing on turn 3 then playing a Vexing Devil .
October 24, 2012 10:40 p.m.
Not including a card like card:Nightbird's Clutches because of one match up does not make sense. If there is a problem match up, you sideboard for that match up. You don't exclude a card that can be so helpful in most match ups in the current meta.
October 24, 2012 10:44 p.m.
"Vexing Devil and Lightning Mauler are not good cards in this RDW deck. I understand why people get hung up on it, just letting you know that there are better things you can be doing on turn 3 then playing a Vexing Devil."
Great! Could you help me out with that? What cards should take those spots?
October 25, 2012 3:14 p.m.
here you can take a look at my current RDW deck that has been ripping it up on MTGO and at FNM. deck:ravnicardw