Welcome to the Jundle [Midrange]

Standard* B/R/G (Jund)

squidinspace Score: 3


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RTR Standard deck in the making. I pulled a Vraska the Unseen at the prerelease and because of that I really want to make her work, because she seems like a really fun and flavorful planeswalker.

Updates

Updates — Oct. 9, 2012

After some play testing on Cockatrice I've decided to change the sideboard around a bit. Also after playing a mirror match up I noticed the staying power of Wolfir Avenger over Vampire Nighthawk . So I decided to make the switch, maybe it was just because he was managing to snag my Vampire Nighthawk with his own Olivia Voldaren but I'll test it out and maybe throw one of them in the side and the other main. Also got rid of the Wolfir Silverheart and added another Olivia Voldaren . She is just such a better card. Still continuing to test. It seems like it will be a viable archetype.

Sidenote: While I have been unable to win with Vraska the Unseen s ultimate yet, I've managed to still pop it and bring players to do desperate things. Her -3 is still incredibly useful, and her +1 just means if they avoid her she only gets scarier. I'm liking her more than Liliana of the Veil because I dislike the idea of also putting myself at card disadvantage.


Updates — Oct. 4, 2012

Took some suggestions from the comments, I like the look of this deck a lot more now. I would add Bonfire of the Damned but I don't have any and can't bring myself to buy any unless they come down in price. I think Mizzium Mortars is a good replacement and can fill the role for me. I plan on doing some playtesting on Cockatrice before actually constructing this, as I want to be sure that this works and is for me, also I'm sure the prices on a some of these cards will drop with the actual release of RTR.

kevinmtg24 says... #1

i would cut 1 of each tapland and add 2 more Blood Crypt s and a Forest . 4 Deathrite Shaman also seems like a lot. maybe cut 2 and add an Olivia Voldaren to snag with your Garruk, the Veil-Cursed  Flip  Flip or maybe something like Liliana of the Veil or Vampire Nighthawk

October 2, 2012 12:04 a.m.

BiggRedd54 says... #2

Gatecreeper Vine Is the best Mana Fixer in standard IMO. kevinmtg24 is right about Deathrite Shaman . I would suggest Hellrider as a compliment to your aggro assault.

October 2, 2012 12:21 a.m.

squidinspace says... #3

I followed your advice as far as the manabase. The thing for me about Deathrite Shaman is that he provides a lot of utility for a one drop and cutting one drops like that makes me worry about my curve.

Liliana of the Veil seems like fun for a more planeswalker heavy route, I'll consider her, as well as Olivia Voldaren .

October 2, 2012 12:46 a.m.

eutha says... #4

if your going to run a one drop make it arbor elf.don't put in the gates and putting sign and blood and strangle root seems real rough. I think you need to define if you are aggro or more midrange. which jund probably wants midrange

October 2, 2012 3:44 a.m.

squidinspace says... #5

Anything else you recommend for a Midrange build?

October 2, 2012 11:40 p.m.

eutha says... #6

If you want to be midrange here is what I'd do. may not be right.take out geist, he maybe a good sideboard card because he is good against zombies. add 2 more thrags. add 4 borderland rangers to ensure you hit your land drops and thin the deck. turn 1 elf. turn two borderland. turn three huntsmaster or garruk.. turn 4 thrag or vraska is the thought.I don't know if sign in blood is good in main because zombies is so good and hurting yourself really may not be worth 3 cards. considering its also harder to cast may want to put in maybe elfish visionary.

October 3, 2012 1:32 a.m.

eutha says... #7

Also olivia maybe worth cutting a single Vraska for. pretty solid. Also I'd move decay to the sideboard and play mizzium mortars. the card on overload is insane and can kill all the creatures decay can.Also if you are going more mid range, I see the mangler as being just okay because you can scavange with him.

October 3, 2012 1:36 a.m.

Zesty says... #8

I'd switch out the Strangleroot Geist s for Farseek s, since it finds shocklands for you, it helps fix your mana. I'd probably also go an even 3/3 Tragic Slip and Pillar of Flame . Vraska in Jund seems like more of a sideboard card, i feel that Liliana is a better choice in the mainboard instead. The problem with running 4 Deathrite Shaman s is that you don't really need or want to draw more than 1 of them. and your mana curve in the 1 slot seems pretty overcrowded anyway. Bonfire of the Damned is a good choice in pretty much any red deck, I could also see Mizzium Mortars being alright as well. If your goal is a midrange deck, i'd take out the Rancor s as they don't really fit into a midrange styled deck. 2 Olivia Voldaren would probably work, though even 1 is fine, and the addition of Wolfir Silverheart may be good.

I'm honestly torn between Dreg Mangler and Vampire Nighthawk as they both have a place in this deck, whichever you feel provides the most use.

As far as sideboarding, Zealous Conscripts is always nice, as well as Golgari Charm , Duress , maybe even Witchbane Orb

October 3, 2012 8:14 p.m.

eutha says... #9

Zetsy has some good points, forgot about far seek and rancor isnt too midrangy but it does put dudes over the top and vapor snag isnt a thing anymore.

October 3, 2012 10:42 p.m.

Addict64 says... #10

Dawntreader Elk is a better alternative to Borderland Ranger as it lets you ramp while being a morbid on command.

Borderland Ranger works better with effects like Faithless Looting where having a card you can cycle out is more worthwhile than the immediate ramp effect.

Gatecreeper Vine may be the best mana fixer but does not fit into an aggressive or midrange deck and fits into many decks that can use Borderland Ranger .

October 5, 2012 2:29 a.m.

Addict64 says... #11

Also try to look into a sideboard to stop Geist of Saint Traft + Sigarda, Host of Herons as it seems to be a developing archetype.

October 5, 2012 2:33 a.m.

If you want to take advantage of Vraska the Unseen ultimate I would drop a Blood Crypt and an Overgrown Tomb for two Kessig Wolf Run .

October 9, 2012 9:08 a.m.

Zesty says... #13

3 Garruk Relentless  Flip is definitely too many. You generally only want to draw into 1 of them, and having 3 just increases the likeliness. of you having 2 in an opening hand

October 9, 2012 3:46 p.m.

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