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RUB Drake Haven- Rotation update




New to mtg and standard and hoping there is enough utility in my sideboard to balance this deck out in most match ups at a competitive but casual local tournament.

Trying to find a solid core take all comers for game 1 and a flexible balancing sideboard. Any advice to get the balance right or other card options welcome.

Working heavily from Zaueski's Grixis Cycling brew and a little from Saffron Olives Budget Esper Drakes



Argy says... #1

Personally I would take out Geier Reach Sanitarium for an extra Evolving Wilds and an extra Swamp.

I don't like to play cards that don't produce colourless mana in a three colour deck, unless I am also playing something like Attune with Aether.

I worry about the speed of this deck. At the moment there are a lot of fast decks in the meta.

Having so many Artifacts and Enchantments will slow it down.

I get what you're trying to do with the Cycling theme, but everything in this deck takes a while to reach its payoff, and I worry that the aggro decks won't give you the time to achieve that.

Still, I may be wrong and this may work. Do a match report so we can hear how it goes.

It is certainly an interesting idea.

+1 for doing something a bit different.

August 5, 2017 7:48 a.m.

ExtraEasy says... #2

Really appreciate that feedback Argy. So the Geier Reach Sanitarium is the unexpected hero of the deck. In testing I often rely on it to smooth out the rng of the deck. That's not gonna get replaced.

As for the speed of the deck this is the major issue. The deck explodes with about 6 mana and it's about getting there. I'm gonna try cutting 2x Faith of the Devoted which doesn't help me get there and when there its cool but not key- probably for Unlicensed Disintegrations. Will get back to you with a report soon!

August 6, 2017 1:05 a.m.

Argy says... #3

Yeah that's the kind of swap I was thinking about.

That kind of Enchantment is a bit slow to pay off and more removal should help you get your plan happening.

August 6, 2017 3:44 a.m.

ExtraEasy says... #4

After about 20 games of standard on Mtgo I'm at 50%wr and I am making so many mistakes- pressing 1 not q... siiigh. Having lots of fun.

August 16, 2017 8:33 a.m.

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