Just a test of a RUG Delver deck.

Early game involves using Delvers to kill them fast, if not we out tempo them with burns and Quirion Dryad .



kingboo3000 says... #1

Errm, not to kill your thunder, but Fling says "sacrifice" which does not, in fact, involve targeting, which means your Wild Defiance will not pump your poor creature.

Also, I think your should probably take out your Spikeshot Elder s for more Instant/Sorceries. Otherwise, a pretty nice build, I like the idea of Quirion Dryad .

September 5, 2012 10:35 a.m.

shcboomer says... #2

I was just thinking of using the Fling in the mirror, where they target my creatures with say a vapor snag, and just get it thrown back at them for more damage. In addition, Mental Misstep is also used to delay the Quirion Dryad getting Vapor Snag ed back to my hand.

September 5, 2012 10:40 a.m.

Sax says... #3

I'm beginning to like RUG Delver as a concept more and more. It would be interesting to see how it would do, if it's even possible, post rotation.

September 21, 2012 1:37 a.m.

shcboomer says... #4

Yeah I agree with you, it looks like if Delver is still a thing RUG may be an acceptable way to go. Of course there is also Izzet delver as well.

September 21, 2012 3:13 a.m.

kingboo3000 says... #5

Hey, check out my Delver of Tempo build that I put together, I think it's pretty good, and I'm trying to make it post-rotation, so I need some advice on it.

September 21, 2012 6:10 p.m.

shcboomer says... #6

@kingboo3000 I took a look at it, it looks pretty good overall.

September 22, 2012 4:40 p.m.

zapatos says... #7

I think RUG Tempo has some sort of chance after rotation. Izzet is giving it a bit of support. Once Gatecrash comes along, the charms at least promise to be good.

This deck is solid. Right now, my main suggestion would be to cut an Arc Trail and add another Gut Shot . It's just a play to the meta. Too many Delvers and Dorks running around not to try to Prey Upon the opportunity.

The main draw to running RUG instead of UR, especially after rotation, is Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip . Even in your deck, I think Huntmaster is better than Talrand, Sky Summoner . You run Snapcaster Mage s and a variety of instants, so you have enough control over him to use him as a removal/token engine, which is just better than the 'folk. If you're running RG, you should probably be running him.

I recently joined this website, and posted the ongoing project I've been running in Standard. It's also a RUG Tempo list. Please check it out if you get some time; it's called Flashwoof. Thanks.

September 24, 2012 9:37 p.m.

shcboomer says... #8

Sounds like a plan to me, thanks for the suggestions. Just wish I had more money and could afford to buy some Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip .

September 25, 2012 2:28 a.m.

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This deck is not Standard legal.

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Illegal cards Vapor Snag , Gitaxian Probe , Phantasmal Image , Arc Trail , Copperline Gorge , Mana Leak , Gut Shot , Ponder
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.62
Tokens 2/2 Drake
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