How should Gruul break stax?
Posted on April 27, 2019, 2:41 a.m. by bryanedds
I am going to free up 4 slots to deal with a local stax player in my Atarka, World Render deck.
What four cards would you recommend, especially when there are multiple stax pieces to deal with simultaneously?
April 27, 2019 3:37 a.m.
Decimate will be a great addition. How about Creeping Corrosion for artifacts, to go along with Vandalblast . Release the Gremlins does much of the same but you can sink the mana in and get some 2/2s for it too, but the lower cost cards will be more competitive.
April 27, 2019 3:57 a.m.
I'm guessing this is the deck:
Commander / EDH
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If so, and I know I say this a lot, but early game ramp is what you need. If you can get your beats online earlier, then Stax will have less effect on you and will allow you to put more pressure back on them.
April 27, 2019 6:36 a.m.
I’d suggest that you don’t add Decimate , as it requires a target of each type to be cast.
April 27, 2019 11:47 a.m.
April 28, 2019 11:43 a.m.
I'm just not sure if I'll be able to pay 8 cmc while stax is on the board, tho.
April 28, 2019 9:02 p.m.
There are ways to just put your creatures straight onto the board, like Aether Vial , Quicksilver Amulet , and Elvish Piper . Otherwise I second Reclamation Sage for a low-cost option. Also things like Thrashing Brontodon and Seal of Primordium can dissuade stax plays if they don't have an answer in hand. Sometimes that's all the time you need.