Placed third in a Alt-Art Free Standard last Sunday.
Have you thought of playing into the maw of hell and targeting your stuffy doll.
July 23, 2012 3:27 a.m.
I have it sideboarded. Blasphemous is always better in the long run.
July 23, 2012 3:30 a.m.
I have been playing around with some builds that share some commonalities with your deck. No Blue for me, but I digress.
I have had success with Dangerous Wager . It seems like is has advantage over Wild Guess . It is rare I ever find myself playing it before it becomes the last card in my hand. It is a great card to pull when you are out of cards and living on the draw.
If you get Wild Guess with an empty hand it is a dead draw since the discard is a "cost". It also requires 2R which in a mostly U deck could be a problem.
Have you considered the wager and if so, what advantage do you see to Wild Guess?
July 23, 2012 4:08 a.m.
In addition to Dangerous Wager over Wild Guess like paytongamer suggested I think you could consider Reforge the Soul . If you are going to be waiting until it's one of the later cards in your hand you should have mana for it. I'd understand not using it though because of the card draw it gets your opponents. All have pros and cons so whatever works best with your play-style/preferences really.
July 25, 2012 2:16 a.m.
I've played around a bit with Reforge the Soul (and Lead the Stampede ). The problem isn't just letting your opponent draw 7 cards. The problem is A) it's 3RR, so it can be difficult to hardcast in a multicolor deck, B) it's 5 CMC, so if you don't miracle it, then you have a useless card (especially if the rest of your hand is good) for 5 turns, and you want to be casting Stuffy Doll on turn 5, so it won't even see play until turn 6, and C) if you miracle it at the wrong time, it can hurt you more than it helps (unlike Bonfire of the Damned, which pretty much always helps). It throws in a lot of luck into an already luck-intensive deck.
Unfortunately, once Birthing Pod rotates, unless there's creature tutors in Ravnica, card drawing will be all we can do.
July 25, 2012 3:33 a.m.
I agree with #8, in this deck Dangerous Wager has the advantage.
July 25, 2012 3:33 a.m.
I personally prefer grixis definately. and I am going to try the dangerous wager suggestion. Thanks!
July 25, 2012 3:39 a.m.
I don't see the point of the Blood artists and GFTTs. Sure, they'll swing your life when sweeping, but you don't have it built around, and they're mucking up your mana base. I could see more red sweepers (not Whipflare , obviously, but Magmaquake , Slagstorm and the like) because the stuffys will point those at your opponents domes. Remember, Fog Bank s are only immune to combat damage, and will burn out from your sweepers. Spiteful Shadows will almost always be card disadvantage, so I'd drop them. I'll vote for Into the Maw of Hell , but it's incredibly expensive... actually everything you're rocking is. Perhaps put some investments into artifact mana for acceleration purposes? Pristine Talisman , Sphere of the Suns , Vessel of Endless Rest or Warden of the Wall would all work.
If you decide to move modern with this, you could gain obscene card advantage by using Swans of Bryn Argoll as your Fog-bank-meets-win condition